Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Dual-camera DVRs are functional devices that allow monitoring the situation not only ahead of the car, but also in the cabin, or from any other side, required for review to the driver. As a rule, frames from cameras arrive on the main display in dual channel mode, sharing the main screen in two parts, while ensuring synchronous recording files to a flash drive.
As in other segments of the automotive components market, in DVRs there is huge competition between companies and, therefore, between manufactured goods. Moreover the number of really good copies worthy of attention shrinking due to the release of low-performance models, quality parameters which leave much to be desired. Concerning the magazine team conducted its own market analysis and selected eight the best dual camera dash cam. For the criteria selection specifications of the nominees were accepted, reviews consumers, price indicators and expert opinions teams.
- Rating of the best dual-camera dashcams
- BlackVue DR900S-2CH
- IROAD X9
- Street Storm CVR-N9220-G
- Artway MD-165 Combo (5 in 1)
- Axper universal
- Dunobil Spiegel Duo
- Artway AV-630 Android
- Artway AV-394
Rating of the best dual-camera dashcams
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best dual-camera dashcams||1||BlackVue DR900S-2CH||44 890 rub.|
|2||IROAD X9||22 990 rub.|
|3||Street Storm CVR-N9220-G||11 890 rub.|
|4||Artway MD-165 Combo (5 in 1)||9 078 rub.|
|5||Axper universal||7 790 rub.|
|6||Dunobil spiegel duo||3 150 rub.|
|7||Artway AV-630 Android||6 580 rub.|
|8||Artway AV-394||3 326 rub.|
Historically the first representative of DVRs with the ability to record video in 4K, who visited Russia and became a bestseller among a wealthy consumer segment. home BlackVue DR900S-2CH camera received an 8 megapixel sensor than allowed to significantly improve picture resolution up to 3840×2160 pixels. At the same time, the frame rate remained at 30, and the viewing angle was 162 degrees. Additional camera in its first of all, for reasons of elementary economy of storage space, remained at the level of recording video in Full HD, being equipped 2.1 megapixel sensor and 139 field of view degrees.
The nice fact about the BlackVue DR900S-2CH is that DVR contains all the necessary sensors to respond for various traffic situations (G-sensor, motion capture sensor), and also has a very good bundle (microSD 16 GB, card reader, full installation kit). And if to technical aspects of the device does not arise in any way claims then the advisability of releasing such a product in principle causes big doubts. Not all people have the opportunity elementary view received frames on TVs, PCs and laptops, not to mention why they need this quality improvement. However, the start of sales is given, and only a matter of time, when 4K registrars will become a mass phenomenon.
- the ability to record video in 4K resolution;
- operating temperature range from -20 to +70 degrees Celsius
- the presence of shock and motion sensors, a Wi-Fi module;
- parking mode with projection of parking arcs on picture.
- very high price for the “extra” technology.
A step away from the leader of the rating, the IROAD X9 DVR stopped – ideal both in terms of design and in terms of technical equipment. Albeit quite expensive, this device provides excellent quality video recording on both cameras, one of which can be oriented to the interior or to the rear window. Shooting takes place in a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, with a viewing angle 150 degrees (diagonal) and the presence of night mode, including integrated lighting and a set of special system filters. The power to the DVR unit is supplied exclusively from on-board network, which, on the one hand, adds an extra wire to the front panel, and on the other eliminates various “misunderstandings” with small capacity batteries.
The most important function of IROAD X9, according to the majority, was the ability to connect multiple external cameras that you can use as an additional tracking system. From others features are most often allocated 128 GB supported for memory expansion, as well as a lower operating temperature threshold equal to -30 degrees Celsius is the best indicator among competitors. Ultimately, we have the perfect representative. premium segment, the price of which is completely leveled the characteristics and reliability of the branded assembly.
- very high structural reliability;
- optimal balance between price, quality and capabilities;
- the viewing angle of both cameras is 170 degrees;
- the ability to connect external cameras to the device;
- the presence of a G-sensor, motion sensor and GPS module;
- Stably works at -30 degrees Celsius.
- high price.
Street Storm CVR-N9220-G
Quite practical dual-camera dvr third place for the balance of basic characteristics and high quality of work. If all previous candidates for leadership based on using a 2 megapixel matrix then in Street Storm CVR-N9220-G uses a 3-megapixel CMOS sensor – this more than enough to ensure excellent recording quality video in 1920×1080 resolution. In turn, the equipment of each infrared camera also has a positive effect on high-quality shooting parameters, improving the frame obtained in the dark Times of Day. There is an image stabilizer, as well as a set of two sensors that turn on the cameras upon impact or when entering the area visibility of a moving object.
A small plus of the DVR Street Storm CVR-N9220-G is that at the actual operating temperature in the range from -10 to +50 degrees Celsius it can be used in winter: since all its parts are in the cabin in front of the stove, warming up the car will allow launch the device. A little disappointing 32 GB of memory, available for expanding the main volume (512 MB), as well as 250 mAh battery, which is hardly enough even for one full flash card cycle.
- high quality workmanship;
- great popularity and trust on the part of users;
- viewing angle of the main camera at 170 degrees;
- the presence of an image stabilizer, shock and motion sensors, and also a GPS module.
- at high resolution video maximum volume additional memory of 32 GB will not be enough;
- 250 mAh battery.
Artway MD-165 Combo (5 in 1)
The latest DVR from the Artway instrument cluster is a real find for consumers from regions with rather harsh climate, because it not only combines as many as 5 functions, but also allows them to be used at temperatures up to -25 degrees Celsius. The main camera Artway MD-165 is designed for video recording in a resolution of 1920 × 1080 with a frame rate of up to 30 in give me a sec. With the same basic performance indicators manufacturers managed to expand its scope to 170 degrees, immediately ahead of the competition by several steps. Additional the camera, in comparison with previous models, also moved to a qualitatively different level: here the frequency of its shooting reached 25 frames per second, the viewing angle increased to 140 degrees, and resolution has grown to Full HD.
The remaining four functions of the DVR Artway MD-165 accounted for a fairly powerful radar detector with an expanded field frequency tolerances (for the detection of various complexes and standard signal sources), GPS system, parking sensors and system signal “SOS” (a kind of GLONASS). In general, with its main he copes with the task well, which is confirmed by hundreds users, and the rest implements at a fairly high level. Unfortunately, manufacturers have miscalculated memory expansion, providing the ability to put microflash only 32 GB, which, with all the quality of the recorded materials, barely enough for 2 hours of full shooting.
- neat design;
- the presence of all basic sensors, backlight and other necessary modules;
- implemented a radar detector with a large number of tolerances;
- large viewing angles on the leading and rear cameras (170 and 140 degrees, respectively);
- optimal ratio of quality and declared value.
- does not support more than 32 GB of additional memory.
From a technical point of view, the AXPER Universal DVR comparable to Dunobil spiegel duo , however it has a couple of important differences: both positive and negative. In the context descriptions for the rating should begin the review with strengths DVR, however, we will do otherwise. The most important thing disappointment with this model: lack of continuous recording. Manufacturers either failed or did not want to implement this function, in connection with which both cameras can only record pieces of video in mov format. lasting 2 minutes. Not full GPS navigator, and expanding memory through a flash drive is only available at 32 GB.
Now about the good points. AXPER Universal Main Camera acquired a shooting mode and a viewing angle of 140 degrees, which, coupled with Full HD-resolution gives a good final result. The second, rear, camera works on recording in resolution 1280×720 pixels with a frequency of 25 frames per minute, and has a sphere 120 degree view. It implements the projection function parking lines, though quite tolerable and accurate. Minimum the operating temperature of the device is -20 degrees Celsius, which is on the verge of applicability for the cold regions of Russia. how the result, AXPER Universal is a good mid-range dashcam, representing a good groundwork for modernization in the following versions.
- advanced (lower than competitors) main camera: has a photography function and 140 degrees review;
- more reliable due to simplicity: lack of row sensors integrated into the system;
- capable of withstanding up to -20 degrees Celsius;
- 7 inch display.
- lack of continuous recording function – only cyclic 2 minutes shooting time.
Dunobil Spiegel Duo
A reliable representative of the German segment of DVRs from Dunobil, ranked sixth in the ranking due to availability high-speed Wi-Fi module for receiving and broadcasting video files with additional camera. In fact, it is a close copy Artway AV-630 Android, offering users a complete system Android version 4.2.2, a 5-inch display in the center of the mirror, and 120 degrees of view on the main camera. But also significant differences there is also plenty.
Firstly, in the Dunobil Spiegel Duo, in addition to the navigation system and GPS module, integrated radar detector capable of responding to approximation to complexes of the type “Arrow” and, referring to the actual map, notify users about approaching regulated road sections. The rear camera has got LED backlight and, shooting in resolution 1280×720, supports projection on picture of parking marks. The main camera of the device, in turn, equipped with infrared illumination giving the CMOS sensor to shoot no noise even in the dark. The disadvantage of the model is completely similar. with the main drawback of Artway AV-630 Android – -10 degrees Celsius permissible operating temperature in no way pleases consumers from regions with cold winters.
- Excellent value for money and quality;
- the presence of GPS, Wi-Fi, motion and shock sensors;
- the ability to use the rear camera in the parking mode;
- 5-inch touchscreen display;
- the presence of backlight on both cameras: IR for the presenter, LED for back.
- Unacceptable for use in regions with cold winters.
Artway AV-630 Android
The seventh line of the rating goes to another DVR from the Artway line – this time running the Android system. The AV-630 is a fake rearview mirror with built-in camera, the video information from which is transmitted to 5-inch display, located right in the center of the “model”. Main the deo device here uses the same technologies as in the model AV-394, giving users the same Full HD format (1920×1080), the same 120 degrees of view, but 25 frames per second.
In turn, the additional camera of the AV-630 dashcam much better: despite 90 degrees of view and a frequency equal to 15 frames per second, it produces a picture in HD format (1280×720), allowing you to easily explore the situation behind the car. As additions to the device provides a G-sensor (responsive to shock or hit), as well as a motion sensor that includes recording when hit into the frame of an object of certain dimensions. The disadvantage is in the dashcam, in fact, is one: it does not tolerate too low temperatures. It so happened that manufacturers did not take into account the possibility the use of a false mirror in Siberian conditions, which is why the lower the limit on operating temperature was -10 degrees Celsius. it severely limits the gadget’s distribution region as well favor of the consumer segment.
- acceptable price;
- the presence of shock and motion sensors;
- Full HD and HD video recording (primary and secondary cameras, respectively);
- the presence of a screen backlight of 5 inches;
- Compatible with 64GB flash drives.
- minimum operating temperature is -10 degrees Celsius – not suitable for regions with cold winters.
In eighth place ranking is one of three representatives of the company Artway, offering users standard view of the recorder with a wired second cameras. Easy setup and no additional built-in features make the AV-394 a reliable and practical device for synchronous recording two streams of video – from the windshield of a car and directly in the cabin.
The DVR master camera has a CMOS sensor of 2 megapixel, shoots in Full HD resolution (1920×1080) and gives an overview at 120 degrees. Optional camera based on use the same matrix, however, has only 90 degrees of view and resolution 640×480. At the same time, the recording frequency on both video sources is 30 frames per second. Function is continuous and cyclic shooting allowing you to create fragments lasting 3, 5 or 10 minutes. Among the clear advantages Artway AV-394 consumers attribute the lack of video distortion, satisfactory quality of shooting, low cost and obviously high reliability due to the lack of additional modules. Of flaws are most often referred to hangs and lags – characteristic features of unstable operation, which, however, can be dealt with by simply rebooting the device.
- very low price;
- shooting with the main camera in Full HD format;
- high build quality, reliability;
- Availability of continuous and loop recording functions.
- stability of work.
Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.