Vico-TF2+

Vico-TF2+

The Vico-TF2+ Premium is a Taiwanese camera manufactured by VicoVation.  The camera has very good picture quality during the day and good picture quality at night.  It records 1080p at 30f/s with an average bit rate of approximately 9,000kbps (NOTE: Recent firmware has increased this to 13,000kbps).  This camera comes with a G-sensor but does not come with GPS.  The camera has a rectangular design, similar to many Taiwanese cameras and the form factor is not the most discreet.  The large size allows for a 2.4″ screen and wide operating (0°C ~ 75°C) and storage (-20°C ~ 85°C) temperatures.

One of the unique features of this camera is Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) coupled with Vico-Schedule.  WDR typically improves low light or night recording quality but day quality often suffers.  To minimize the effect on day quality, vico-schedule adjusts the WDR level and EV value settings for day and night depending on time.  (NOTE:  Vico-schedule has been disabled on the latest firmware).  We will probably see this feature on more cameras in the future, perhaps even taking into consideration your location and expected sunrise and sunset to make the adjustments.

This camera apparently is using an Ambarella A5S30 processor and Aptina AR0330 CMOS sensor.

We would like to thank our member Milamber, who created the first review on this product.  You can read his original thread in our forum.

Known problems

Firmware Impacts Night Video

Some users have complained that firmware v6.6 has made the video worse than previous firmwares. 

VicoVation has provided v6.2 firmware (also known as V5.1i) to allow users to downgrade.

Mounting the Camera

The Vico-TF2+ Premium comes with an adhesive bracket and a suction cup bracket, in addition to a quick mounting mechanism.

Vico-TF2+ Mount
Tico TF2+ Premium Mount 2
Tico TF2+ Premium Mount 3
Tico TF2+ Premium Mount 4
Tico TF2+ Premium Mount 6
Tico TF2+ Premium Mount 2

Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

Comparison of the Vico-TF2+ and BlackVue DR500GW-HD

Should I Purchase?

This camera has excellent video quality, definitely one of the top in the market right now.  Vicovation cameras have been reliable in the past but we don’t have much information on how this one will perform.  This manufacturer appears to be responsive to customers as well.  The main drawbacks are the large size, form factor and lack of GPS.  The price point is not outrageous but this is not one of the cheapest cameras either.  If video quality is your main priority and you don’t mind the size, this is a top pick.

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

You can download the firmware update instructions here.

Latest Firmware

The latest firmware version can be found on the VicoVation site.  If you would like to downgrade to the V6.2, VicoVation has provided the file here.

User Manual

The English User Manual can be downloaded here.

Specifications

Detailed Specifications

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Camera Type Single Channel
Form Factor Hanging - Rectangular
Country Taiwan
Processor Ambarella A5S30
CMOS Front Aptina AR0330
CMOS Rear N/A
Channels 1
Screen 2.4"
GPS No
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 160°
Diagonal Viewing Angle Rear N/A
SD Card Type SD
Max Size (Spec) 32GB
Max Size (User) 32GB
Size Front (mm) 101 x 67 x 34
Size Rear (mm) N/A
Mount Adhesive and Suction
Power Supply 5V
Operating Temp 0°C to 75°C
Battery Capacitor
Error Notification No
Apps None
Cloud Connectivity No
Release Date Mar 2013
Unique Features Vico-Schedule
Advantages Video quality"
Manufacturer support"
Reliable
Disadvantages Size and form factor
No parking mode
Final Word Video quality is impressive and overall solid camera. No GPS and size are biggest drawbacks.

Published:  May 17, 2013

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013

Vico-TF2+ - DashCamTalk
VicoVation Vico TF2+

The Vico-TF2+ Premium has impressive video quality and is an overall solid camera. No GPS and size are biggest drawbacks.

Product SKU: Vico-TF2+

Product Brand: VicoVation

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 220

Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
6.3