The dashboard camera market can be thought of made up of two categories. The first one is that which consists of the cheapest, smallest cameras possible, from brands you likely haven’t heard of and for prices you will barely believe, but these have limited features and less-than-stellar image quality. Let us discuss the major points from our BlackVue dash cam review.
However, on the other hand, you have the best models with their bulky bodies, touch screens, optional rear camera (plus all the wiring that comes with it), parking recording and driver safety features. These are the best dash cameras.
The Blackvue DR900S-2CH manages to position itself in the sweet spot by offering high-quality video from a brand you can easily trust, an element of simple but well-implemented safety features, and ensuring compatibility.
The DR900S Series defines the suppositions for video fidelity and storage efficiency of dashcam once again. It has an 8-megapixel CMOS sensor in the main camera and the DR900S-2CH can be used to capture 4K Ultra High Definition video which is times as many pixels as Full HD. The rear Full HD Sony STARVIS image sensor ensures the best image quality under any quality of light.
Highlights Of Blackvue Dr900S-2Ch:
- 4K Ultra High definition capture
- Improved H.265 compression codec
- Built-in GPS & Dual-band Wi-Fi
- Built-in impact & motion detection
- BlackVue over the cloud compatible
Blackvue Dr900S-2Ch Review: Design & Controls
In our BlackVue dash cam review, we found that the BlackVue DR900S’s surreptitious design absorbs easy access to many beneficial functions.
Proximity sensor: It is used to toggle audio recording On and Off very simply and easily just by waving a hand in front of it. The sensor can also be formed to trigger Manual Event videos in the settings.
Wi-Fi button: Wi-Fi can be turned On or Off just with the help of the short press, the password of WiFi can be reset by holding until voice prompts and then by short pressing or microSD card can be formatted by holding until voice prompts and then holding it again. All the actions are confirmed with the help of the voice prompt.
Features Of Blackvue Dr900S-2Ch:
4K UHD + Full HD Cloud Dashcam:
The Front cam is having 8 megapixels sensor / 4K Ultra High Definition (3840×2160 @30FPS) while the Rear cam has2.1 megapixels STARVIS™ sensor / Full HD (1920×1080 @30FPS).
The front camera consists of an ultra-wide 162-degree angle which takes full advantage of the 4K UHD resolution. The rear camera is very helpful in recording videos in Full HD at a 139-degree angle with outstanding low-light sensitivity (great for cars with tint). So, the BlackVue captures even the critical details while you are driving or in Parking Mode.
In our BlackVue dash cam review, we found that it also has an Over the Cloud add-on service which can be used to have a check on your car from anywhere and at any time.
It has a dual recording from having a 2 channel system. After installing it, you will figure out that the device has a Sentry mode. While parked, if your vehicle is hit, bumped, or anything else happens, when you start your vehicle, BlackVue will audibly tell you that “your vehicle had an impact while in parking mode”.
It is extremely easy to look at all your stored driving videos and videos from parking mode, all on your smartphone.
Quality is great and transferring files is really quicker than it used to be on previous models. Whether you want to capture footage for yourself or to upload for sharing it, you will for sure enjoy this camera.
Pros Of BlackVue DR900S-2CH:
- Connectivity With Cloud :
Both the DR750S and the DR900S from BlackVue are cloud-connected camera systems. With access to the BlackVue Cloud, one becomes able to easily store crucial recordings at any time – without having to even think about storage things.
This also means that you can at any time open any recording no matter what the place and time are, which may prove to be very important during providing evidence.
It is, in this way, a huge convenience to the buyer.
- GPS And Wi-Fi :
For many people, GPS and Wi-Fi features cannot be negotiated when it comes to choosing the best camera for them. The benefit of these features is that you are able to connect your smartphone to the camera very easily. You can easily access and download important recordings on your smartphone without any trouble. The GPS helps you to know about the accurate location details alongside the video recordings. This can also prove to be really helpful in certain situations.
- Quality Of Recordings:
From our Blackvue dash cam review, the camera has a minimum of 1080p HD recording from both the front and rear. In addition to this, it also records in 4K Ultra HD from the front camera which makes it one of the highest quality dashboard cameras available these days.
- Parking Mode;
This mode allows the camera to take power from the battery of the vehicle even when it is parked. In case of any movement, the camera will automatically record it, without even the presence of the car owner.
This camera has a classic cylindrical shape that can in addition to the 490L which feature a 3.5″ LCD screen. This helps us to install the camera to be behind the rearview mirror. No distraction is caused to the driver. The status LEDs of the camera allow the driver to clearly see if the camera working.
Cons Of BlackVue DR900S-2CH:
1. Time-Lapse Mode
This mode enables the recording in 1 frame per second constantly and this uses less power and memory than traditional motion detection which in turn allows a longer parking mode.BlackVue cameras do not have this feature which is an inevitable con.
2. Driver Safety Warnings
Another feature which the BlackVue cameras lack is advanced driver safety alerts.
Many dashcams provide multiple safety alerts including speed camera warnings, front collision and lane departure alerts, and more which are absent in this one.
BlackVue cameras cost the buyer a considerable amount. However, BlackVue truly justifies the cost of their cameras.
Conclusion: Should You Consider Buying It?
From our Blackvue dash cam review, the DR900S is a very high-quality dash cam that consists of a huge number of cutting-edge features. While having 4K video cam is pretty impressive, you should keep in mind that this resolution actually the performance during the night.
That being said, this is one of the best dual-channel 4K cameras available today. Its design, buffered parking mode, and the option to live stream video over the internet make the DR900S the most advanced high-end dash cam currently available, for those who can afford it.