Rexing V1

Rexing V1

The Rexing V1 is a wedge shaped Chinese camera similar to the popular A118.  Like the A118, the V1 is based on the Novatek NT96650 processor and the Aptina AR0330 CMOS sensor.  Video quality appears to be similar as well with very good quality during the day and average quality at night.  The Rexing V1 records 1080p at 30f/s with an average bit rate of approximately 13Mbps.

The camera comes with a large 2.4″ screen and optional GPS is available.  Build quality is average with many owners indicating the camera appears to be light and not solidly made.  This is also evident in the mounting mechanism which allows for easy mounting and unmounting but is somewhat loose.

The Rexing V1 is also larger than the A118 at  89mm x 63.5mm x 38mm.  Even with the larger size, the camera is still quite discreet since it mounts right to the windshield instead of using a large mount.   When installing the camera make sure you leave approximately 1″ of space above the camera to allow for easy removal and installation.

We would like to thank our member Sunny who provided a detailed review of the Rexing V1 on our forum.

Comparison Photos

Sunny has provided some comparison photos of the Rexing V1 (bottom left) Rexing F9 (top) and G90 (right).

Rexing V1 Comparison 1
Rexing V1 Comparison 2
Rexing V1 Comparison 3

Known problems

Randomly Stops Recording

Numerous owners have complained that the camera randomly stops recording.  This results in video clips of various lengths and associated missing footage.  To correct this problem, make sure motion detection is set to off.  If the problem persists, try another Micro SD card.  If that does not solve the problem, the camera likely has defective hardware.

Mounting the Camera

Thanks to Sunny for providing photos of the Rexing V1 mounted in a car.  He has also provided a mounting and unmounting video.

Rexing V1 Mount 1
Rexing V1 Mount 2
Rexing V1 Mount 3

Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

Should I Purchase?

The Rexing V1 is quite similar to the popular A118 dash cam and based on the same processor and CMOS sensor.  However the V1 has a higher price tag, larger size and average build quality.  Unless you are looking for a camera with a larger screen size (2.7″ instead of 1.5″), the A118 is a better value.  If you like the wedge shaped design but are looking for better video quality, particularly at night consider the Street Guardian SG9665GC which is based on the Sony Exmor IMX322 CMOS sensor.

Overall while not a bad camera, other dash cams offer more bang for your buck in the $100 or less price range.

Firmware

WARNING! MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR FIRMWARE ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DASH CAM AS A RESULT OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

Firmware Update Instructions

  1. Download the firmware file
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Format your memory card in your computer
  4. Copy the FW96650A.bin logo.jpg and logo2.jpg files to the root of your memory card
  5. Insert card into camera
  6. Power camera on (make sure the camera is plugged in)
  7. The camera will update automatically. The screen will stay off but the status light will light up; it will take 30-60 seconds
  8. After updating, remove the memory card and test with another memory card. Remove the firmware from the memory card you would like to use or it will flash every time

Latest Firmware

The latest firmware can be downloaded from the Rexing site here.

Software Player

The software player that comes with the camera can be downloaded below:

User Manual

The English User Manual can be downloaded here.

Specifications

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Single Channel
Form Factor Wedge
Country China
Processor Novatek NT96650
CMOS Front Aptina AR0330
CMOS Rear N/A
Channels 1
Screen 2.4"
Touchscreen No
GPS Optional
G-Sensor Yes
Wi-Fi No
Parking Mode No
Lock Files Auto or Button
Max Resolution Front 1920×1080p
Front Frames Per Second 30
Max Bitrate Front (Mbps) 13
Max Resolution Rear N/A
Rear Frames Per Second N/A
Max Bitrate Rear (Mbps) N/A
Video Format MOV
Compression H.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle Front 170°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear N/A
SD Card Type MicroSD
Max Size (Spec) 32GB
Max Size (User) 32GB
Size Front (mm) 89 x 63.5 x 38
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Adhesive
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp -10°C to 60°C
Battery 320mAh
Error Notification Screen
Swivel (To Record Side Windows) No
Apps PC
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date May 2015
Warranty 18 months with registration
Unique Features Push button to turn on / off screen
Advantages Discreet wedge shape
Disadvantages Average build quality
Final Word Nice form factor but you can save a few dollars and get the similar A118 instead.

Published: March 16, 2016

Rexing V1 - DashCamTalk
Rexing V1

The Rexing V1 has a nice form factor but you can save a few dollars and get the similar A118 instead.

Product SKU: Rexing V1

Product Brand: Rexing

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 100

Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
6.3