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).

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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.

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.

Where to purchase for lowest price

This camera sells for approximately $100.

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

 Rexing V1
Price$85
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ManufacturerRexing
CountryChina
Specifications 
ProcessorNovatek NT96650
CMOSAptina AR0330
Channels1
Screen2.4"
GPSOptional
G-Sensor
Wi-Fi
Parking Mode
Lock FilesAuto and Button
Video 
Max Resolution1080p 30fps
Max Bitrate (Mbps)13
Video FormatMOV
CompressionH.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle170°
Recording 
SD Card TypeMicroSD
 
Max Size (Spec)32GB
Max Size (User)32GB
Other 
Size (mm)89 x 63.5 x 38
MountAdhesive
Power Supply5V
Operating Temp-10˚C to 60˚C
Battery320mAh
Release DateMay 2015

AppsPC
Unique FeaturesPush button to turn on / off screen
Rating 
AdvantagesDiscreet wedge shape
DisadvantagesAverage build quality
Video Day

Video Night
Reliability
Size / Discreetness

Price
Available Support
Overall Rating
Final WordNice form factor but you can save a few dollars and get the similar A118 instead.

Published: March 16, 2016