8 best DVRs for night shooting

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Every day the presence of a DVR in the car is becoming more and more important. No driver can predict when camera assistance will be needed. Meeting the needs of car owners, manufacturers produce multifunctional devices with high quality shooting. Many of them provide a clear picture both day and night. To choose a useful device that will work well in the dark, you should know some of the technical features of the DVR. Experts recommend paying attention to the following parameters.

How to choose a navigator for night shooting

  1. Matrix. For night shooting, matrices with increased light sensitivity are best suited. These can be CCD or CMOS sensors. A CMOS-type matrix stands out for a lower cost with a large number of pixels. But the best picture quality without noise is provided by CCD technology.
  2. Maximum video resolution. The highest quality picture is provided to the driver by DVRs with a maximum video resolution of 2560×1440 or 4096×2160. However, the price of such devices is high, so the best option would be to buy a model with a resolution Full HD (1920×1080) or 2304×1296.
  3. Camera lens. Manufacturers use glass or plastic to make a camera lens. Glass lenses have the best quality at night. Alternatively hard plastic optics can be used.
  4. CPU. In order to ensure the performance of all systems of the DVR at night, the model must be equipped with a powerful processor. The best characteristics are the Ambarella and Novatek processors.
  5. Backlight. When shooting at night, illumination is indispensable. There are different lighting methods, most often white LEDs. But the greatest efficiency is demonstrated by IR illumination. It does not distort the real picture of the road situation even in complete darkness.
  6. Additional functions. Various assistive technologies help improve the quality of night photography.
  7. The WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) function improves image quality in certain situations, such as when the image is illuminated by oncoming traffic lights or bright sunlight.
  8. HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology is responsible for the brightness and contrast of video recording. It makes the image on road and license plates legible.
  9. The anti-glare filter prevents the frame from flashing when the headlights of oncoming cars enter the camera.
  10. GPS module. Positioning accuracy can be an important factor in night photography. The presence of the GPS module allows not only to solve this problem, but also to record the route and speed of movement.
  11. Wi-Fi module. To simplify the management of the DVR allows the Wi-Fi module. If available, you can pair the device with a smartphone or tablet. Through external gadgets, you can not only view the captured video, but also configure the recorder.

We have selected 8 best DVRs for night shooting in our review. All of them are widely represented in the Russian trade network. When allocating seats, the opinions of experts and reviews of domestic motorists were taken into account.

Rating of the best DVRs for night shooting

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best DVRs for night shooting 1 Neoline X-COP R750 RUB 25,990
2 DATAKAM G5-CITY MAX-BF Limited Edition RUB 15,290
3 Street Storm CVR-A7812-G PRO RUB 11,990
4 TrendVision MR-710GP RUB 11 631
5 AdvoCam FD8 Red-II RUB 5 792
6 CARCAM Q7 RUB 5,580
7 VIOFO WR1 5 390 RUB
8 CARCAM R2 RUB 4,200

Neoline X-COP R750

Rating: 4.9

Neoline X-COP R750

In the most difficult conditions, the Neoline X-COP R750 video recorder will come to the rescue of the driver. This device successfully combines high-quality shooting and a radar unit. The experts appreciated the clear image at night, this mode is automatically activated. The device has an anti-glare filter, an external GPS antenna, a GPS / GLONASS module. The device is mounted on the windshield with a convenient swivel holder. The model is equipped with a large touch screen (2.8 inches), you can set up the relationship with a smartphone or tablet through the application (Android and iOS), the software is updated via Wi-Fi.

The dash cam wins our rating for quality night shooting and great design. Only it is better to install and configure a multifunctional device in a specialized service.

Advantages

  • Beautiful design;
  • high-quality night photography;
  • reliable fastening;
  • radar detector.

disadvantages

  • high price.

DATAKAM G5-CITY MAX-BF Limited Edition

Rating: 4.8

DATAKAM G5-CITY MAX-BF Limited Edition

The DATAKAM G5-CITY MAX-BF Limited Edition DVR has a good set of technical parameters. A wide viewing angle (170 °), long-term operation from the built-in battery (up to 40 minutes) helped the device to take the second place in our rating. The experts liked the auto-tuning of the bitrate, if desired, it can be changed depending on the traffic situation. The model is made with high quality, the geolocator works very accurately, determining the distance to settlements. The manufacturer managed to improve the quality of night shooting due to the polarizing blend filter.

Motorists are pleased with the quality of the picture at any time of the day, the presence of two flash drives in the kit, the auto start option, and long-term operation from the built-in battery. The disadvantages include the small 1.6-inch screen and the high price tag.

Advantages

  • high-quality picture;
  • auto start;
  • accurate geolocator;
  • wide viewing angle.

disadvantages

  • small display;
  • high price.

Street Storm CVR-A7812-G PRO

Rating: 4.7

Street Storm CVR-A7812-G PRO

The South Korean Street Storm CVR-A7812-G PRO video recorder boasts an excellent combination of price and quality. First of all, experts pay attention to the maximum video recording resolution of 2560×1440 and a 4-megapixel matrix. You can watch the captured video comfortably on the 2.7-inch screen. The device ranks third in the rating. The device is easy to use, the manufacturer has equipped its product with many functions. These are G-sensor, IR light, WDR, power off timer, etc. The built-in memory can store up to 512MB, the maximum memory card size is 64GB.

Motorists consider the model to be one of the successful developments in which the main parameters are balanced. Of the minuses, a small viewing angle (155 °) and the lack of Wi-Fi are mentioned.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • a high resolution;
  • compact size;
  • multifunctionality.

disadvantages

  • small viewing angle;
  • no Wi-fi transmitter.

TrendVision MR-710GP

Rating: 4.7

TrendVision MR-710GP

The largest screen (4.3 “) has a DVR TrendVision MR-710GP. The manufacturer combined the device with a rear-view mirror, equipped it with a powerful processor and a large matrix. Combined with a glass lens, it turned out to be an excellent device for night shooting. As befits a real Chinese, The dashcam is stuffed with many modern options. Experts praise the model for its thin body (14 mm), with a convenient mount. When turned off, the gadget is a regular overhead rear-view mirror.

The DVR stopped one step away from the pedestal of our rating due to some minuses. Users report intermittent device freezes, grainy images, and mirror image shaking.

Advantages

  • great design;
  • good picture;
  • resistance to a wide range of temperatures;
  • availability of GPS.

disadvantages

  • settings go astray;
  • grainy image.

AdvoCam FD8 Red-II

Rating: 4.7

AdvoCam FD8 Red-II

The domestic development AdvoCam FD8 Red-II is being realized at an affordable price. At the same time, the Russian manufacturer managed to create a video recorder with good technical characteristics. Experts appreciated the high maximum resolution of 2304×1296, convenient LED backlighting, a good processor and a very sensitive matrix. Thanks to such a filling, a clear picture is obtained when shooting at night. In addition to this, there are GLONASS and GPS receivers for positioning accuracy. It is convenient to operate the device thanks to the One Touch function. The model is equipped with a built-in memory of 128 MB to save videos. An additional 128 GB can be stored on removable flash drives.

The device took the fifth place due to the limited viewing angle (120 °) and short battery life.

Advantages

  • good quality of shooting;
  • GPS synchronization;
  • reliable fastening;
  • clear menu.

disadvantages

  • small viewing angle;
  • weak battery.

CARCAM Q7

Rating: 4.6

CARCAM Q7

The CARCAM Q7 video recorder is the first mid-range device based on the high-speed Ambarella A7 processor. The device has a maximum video resolution of 2304×1296, which is superior to the FULL HD quality. With WDR function, the picture is clear at night. The video recorder allows you to record the route and speed of movement, a removable GPS module is responsible for this. Experts attribute a wide viewing angle (160 °) and a large screen (3 “) to the advantages of the device.

Domestic motorists praise this model for a decent picture quality day and night, a convenient swivel mechanism, compact size and a long cable. The device did not climb higher in the rating due to inconvenient control, lack of blocking from overwriting, and periodic freezing.

Advantages

  • high-quality shooting;
  • GPS module;
  • wide viewing angle;
  • large display.

disadvantages

  • weak battery;
  • inconvenient management.

VIOFO WR1

Rating: 4.5

VIOFO WR1

Many positive reviews can be read from Russian motorists to the VIOFO WR1 DVR. First of all, the device has earned praise for its compact size, it is not striking when looking at the windshield from the outside. You can attach it to the mirror or to the windshield behind it. Experts note such a design feature as a capacitor instead of the usual battery. Such a source of energy is more resistant to high temperatures, it has a long service life. The device has a number of modern functions, such as a Wi-Fi module, a G-sensor, and a motion sensor.

High quality of shooting is provided by the Sony IMX323 matrix. The maximum video recording resolution (1920 x 1080) looks a little more modest, the device also lacks a screen, which influenced the final place in the rating.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • compactness;
  • good quality of shooting;
  • capacitor.

disadvantages

  • no screen;
  • bad sound.

CARCAM R2

Rating: 4.4

CARCAM R2

The most affordable price is the CARCAM R2 video recorder. Despite this, the device demonstrates good quality of shooting, both in daylight and in the dark. The manufacturer equipped its product with a GPS module, a G-sensor, a SONY Exmor IMX323 matrix with high light sensitivity and a 6-lens glass lens. The viewing angle is 145 °, so the picture shows both the passing and the oncoming lane. The manufacturer saved on the battery (180 mAh) and display (1.5 “). The model gets into our rating for high-quality shooting, the ability to control from a smartphone, a large number of settings.

Domestic car owners speak flatteringly about the affordable price, the quality of shooting, and a reliable mount. The disadvantages of the device include a small screen and short battery life.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • good picture;
  • SONY matrix;
  • Wi-Fi module.

disadvantages

  • small screen;
  • no backlight.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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