Urive MD-8000P Shotgun

The Urive MD-8000P Shotgun is a dual channel dash cam that records 1080p for the front and 720p in the rear .  Video quality is good for the front camera and average for the rear camera during the day.  At night the video quality for the front is average and the rear is poor.

The Urive MD-8000P is  small, discreet, and comes with G-sensor and parking mode. In parking mode, it records at 20 fps. Also, an external GPS module can be purchased separately.

Known problems

Not many problems have been identified since this camera has been recently released.

Mounting the Camera

Sample Videos

Day Video – Front

Day Video – Rear

Night Video – Front

Should I Purchase?

This is one of the first dual cameras with 1080p front and 720p rear.  Most owners are happy with this camera but there is limited English support.  If a dual camera system is a must, compare this with the BlackVue DR550GW-2CH.  While neither system is perfect, the BlackVue has more features but sells for a much higher price.  Unfortunately there are very few good multi-channel cameras available at the moment.

Where to purchase for lowest price

This camera is available on eBay and Amazon.

Firmware

The latest English firmware and player can be downloaded from the Urive site.

User Manual

You can download the manual here.

Specifications

 MD-8000P Shotgun
Price$275
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ManufacturerUrive
CountryKorea
Specifications 
Processor
CMOS
Channels2
Screen
GPSOptional
G-Sensor
Wi-Fi
Parking Mode
Lock FilesAuto
Video 
Max ResolutionFront: 1080p 19fps
Rear: 720p 19fps
Max Bitrate (Mbps)
Video FormatAVI
CompressionH.264
Diagonal Viewing AngleFront: 120°
Rear: 110°
Recording 
SD Card TypeMicroSD
Max Size (Spec)32GB
Max Size (User)32GB
Other 
Size (mm)Front: 92 x 61 x 32
Rear: 54 x 27 x 25
MountAdhesive
Power Supply12V
Operating Temp-20˚C to 70˚C
Battery150mAh
Release DateOct 2012
AppsPC
Unique FeaturesBuffers video in parking mode (saves 10 seconds before impact / motion detection and 20 seconds after)
Rating 
AdvantagesOK video quality for a dual camera
DisadvantagesVery little support
Video Day
Video Night
Reliability
Size / Discreetness
Price
Available Support
Overall Rating
Final WordGood camera but high price, size and pixelation are drawbacks.

Published: December 12, 2012