If you need a dual-channel camera which has a number of cool features, Lukas Lk 7950 WD maybe the best one for you. It is known to perform recording using both the front as well as the rear cameras. The Texas Instruments TMS320DM8148 processor powers both its cameras to work. This dashcam has a wonderful video quality during the day time as well as at night.
Lukas LK 7950 WD Dash Cam is probably the only premium dash camera available today that supports dual memory cards. The main full-size slot is basically meant for the normal as well as the parking modes while the smaller one is basically for special incidents like crashes or hits. This review article consists of details of this dashcam which will help you know almost everything about it.
Technical Specifications And Features:
- Dual-channel dashcam
- Maximum resolution: front: 1080p at 30fps, rear: 1080p at 24fps
- Optional GPS
- High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Operating temperature: from -30°C to 80°C (-22°F to 176°F)
- Video format: AVI
- Supports up to two 256GB SD/microSD cards
- UV filter (included)
- CPL filter (optional)
- Time and date stamp on the video
- Loop recording, auto on/off, G-Sensor, motion detection
- Buffered parking mode (10 seconds before, 20 seconds after impact/motion detected)
- Battery discharge prevention (low voltage cutoff)
- OBD-II support
- Lock file button
- Player software for Windows, iOS, Android
- Internal capacitor instead of a battery
- Internal microphone and speaker
- Voice menu in 21 languages, including English and Spanish
- Adhesive mount
- Maximum resolution: 1920×1080 at 30fps
- Bit rate: 7 Mbps
- Large size: 109mm length x 99mm x 38mm
- Weight: 161g
- Sony Exmor IMX322 sensor
- The angle of view: 135° diagonal
- resolution: 1920×1080 @ 24fps
- Bit rate: 5 Mbps
- Small size: 28mm x 28mm x 32mm
- Weight: 25g
- Sony Exmor IMX322 sensor
- The angle of view: 130° diagonal
The quality of the videos recorded by the Lukas LK 7950 WD is very good as it uses Sony Exmor IMX322 sensors for both the front as well as the rear cameras, which both have a high 1080p resolution. So, it is capable of capturing very good quality videos during the day, both ways. The quality of videos at night is good for the front camera and average to fair according to the availability of the lighting for the rearview camera.
The front camera is known to record 30 frames per second (fps) while the rear camera records only 24fps. 24fps is good enough to provide a very smooth video recording, and the quality difference between the footages recorded by two cameras is very less. The main difference is video quality during the night time, which is largely because of the fact that the user does not have headlights on the rear side of the vehicle, and in addition to this, the rear camera usually gets blinded due to the headlights of other cars. This is a problem that probably all dual-channel dashcam face.
The LK-7950 also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) for very good visibility at night. It also has an additional and optional GPS and GLONASS support. A UV filter is also included as per standard, and the user could also add an optional CPL filter to decrease reflections during day time.
Dual Memory Card Support:
The Lukas LK 7950 is the only premium line of dash cameras that offers dual memory card slots which prove to be very useful at times. The main full-size SD card is basically dedicated for Normal driving as well as the parking mode recordings, while the smaller one is meant for incidents only like hits or crashes.
The recordings can be seen using the Lukas App which proves to be very helpful when an accident just takes place and the user wants to show the police what has actually happened there. All the settings are customizable and you can adjust them according to your wishes and needs.
Voice alerts aids the driver in knowing in which mode the camera is actually working in currently. It ensures a peace that the camera is turned on, and is working properly in the way it is supposed to work. It will also be able to let you know if the memory card has failed in any case at any time or it needs to be replaced.
LED Security Light:
An integrated flashing light lets the potential thieves know that your car is being protected by a dash camera fitted inside it. This feature is able to be turned off in Lukas Viewer Software. It is however recommended to keep these light turned off to be more discreet, having an expensive dashcam may also look something appealing to steal.
Pros Of Lukas LK 7950 WD:
- The rear camera of this dashcam is tiny and cannot block vision. It has a bright blue indicator light that acts as a deterrent against tailgaters.
- The front camera consists of an SD as well as micro SD inputs.
- The built-in Wi-Fi can provide the speed readings to quite a good accuracy.
- The wiring provided is long and can work in any vehicle space.
Cons Of Lukas LK 9750 WD:
- The front camera is very large in size and no matter how hard you try, you cannot hide it completely behind the rear-view mirror.
- A fuse tap is needed, which is absent in the package.
- There is a problem that the video footage cuts out occasionally on its own.
The Lukas LK-7950 WD is one of the most sophisticated dual-channel dashcams available these days. It has a lot of cool features that a user requires. It has a good video quality due to its nice rear-view resolution and sensor.
In addition to this, it supports OBD-II, has a higher temperature resistance, and very big memory capacity. I hope this review article makes you aware of almost all the important features of this dashcam and you can decide whether or not you should consider buying it.