Black Box G1W Dashboard Dash Cam Full HD - Review
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Manufacturer: BLACKBOX NETWORK SERVICE
Brand: Black Box
Model: G1W-Original
ASIN: B00FONBG1A
EAN: 0520449818474
Available in Categories: On-Dash Video, Car Video, Car Audio or Theater, Electronics

Features
  • Full 1080P HD Recording at a Smooth 30 FPS and 720P at 60 FPS with LED Night Vision and Automatic Motion Detection
  • The Original Black Box G1W: Using Exclusive Novatek NT96650 Chipset + Aptina AR0330 Lens - Provides Low Power Consumption, High Definition Video Compression and Smooth Image Processing
  • Easy to Use and Setup: Auto-Start and On-Spot Play Back with a 2.7'' HD Wide Screen LCD - Featuring WDR 140 Degree Wide Angle 4x Zoom Lens and 5.0 Megapixel Camera
  • G-Sensor Enabled Recording Occurs as Soon as Any Sudden Braking, Impact, Rapid Acceleration or Sharp Cornering Occurs
  • Auto Start with Record & Auto Off - No Touch Required - Start or Turn Off Car - Innovative Swivel Ball Suction Mount Allows You to Attach Device to Any Flat Surface

The Black Box G1W is one of the best budget HD dash cams on the market and is capable of recording good quality video both day and night.  It is easy to setup; mount attaches to flat surface. Insert Micro SD card; plug camera into dashboard and drive. Automatic start when car does. Camera will record indefinitely via looping. 2.7” high res LCD screen can playback directly on camera and also has a built in microphone.

Features

Innovative swivel ball suction mount – Built in G-Sensor locks data to memory – Seamless continuous recording – Loop recording: automatically overwrites old footage with new

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Specifications

Chipset: Novatek NT96650 Chipset + Aptina AR0330 Lens
Sensor: 3M CMOS Sensor
Night Video: Enhanced LED Light featuring LED Night Vision
140 degree ultra wide angle lens w/ 4x digital zoom, Wide Dynamic (WDR) Technology
2.7” high resolution and 16:9 TFT LCD screen
Video Resolution: 1920×1080P HD recording resolution at 30fps and 1280×720 at 60fps
Advanced H.264 video compression technology
Photo: 5.0 mega pixels in JPEG file format
HDMI cable support
Memory: 32G Micro SD card supported (not included)
Video Output: HDMI, AV-OUT, MPEG-4 MOV – AV (SVBS) composite / HDMI output (NTSC/PAL)
Audio: Built-in Microphone/Speaker (AAC)
Motion Detection: Yes
Shutter: Electronic shutter
Video Codec: H.264/MPEG4
Photo Res/Format: JPG w/ 5 Mega Pixels
Battery: 3.7V 250mAh (lasts 5-10 minutes without power source)
Ports: USB, HDMI, AV, and Micro SD card slot

Package Includes Black Box G1W Dash Camera – In-car charging cable – Swivel Suction Mount Bracket – USB cable – User Manual – HDMI cable

What’s Not included Micro SD Card

Customer Reviews & Opinions


The G1 Dashcam has received 1220 comments at the time of writing and a score of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Comments include, “1080p quality is ridiculously good, but I stick with 720p at 30fps which is good enough to identify license plates”, and “Probably a best value in dash cams”.

Some buyers were not so happy. One said, “The unit is made of cheap plastic“, and others complained the unit stopped working soon after receiving. But the unit is backed by warranty and can be returned.

Your Questions Answered


Q: How many hours can this device record? Can you get at least 8 hours of record time?

A: The G1 camera officially supports up to 32GB Micro SD card which will give you 6.1 hours of recording time at the highest 1080p quality before it starts overwriting the from the beginning again. 720 quality will give you about 9 hours of video on a 32gb card

Q: How long does the battery last?

A: The battery will record for around 5 mins before needing to be plugged back in.

Pros: Cheap good video quality night and day
Cons: Doesn't come with a MicroSD card
Black Box G1W Dashboard Dash Cam Full HD