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A car DVR, or a digital video recorder, is a small device designed to record the situation on the road while driving a car.
Which DVR should you choose?
When choosing a car DVR, you should pay attention to its recording resolution and angle of view. The high resolution of the recorded image (e.g., 1920x1080p, also called FULLHD) will make it easier for you to see details in the video, such as the numbers on vehicle’s license plate. The best choice is a recorder that allows you to record in the 1080p standard, mentioned above. Files with recordings in FULLHD resolution provide great image quality and do not take up too much space. This is especially important if you use MicroSD cards with a capacity of less than 32GB. If you want to pamper yourself with the highest possible recording quality by purchasing a 4k video recorder, you also need to purchase a correspondingly spacious memory card for it.
As for the angle of view - the wider it is, the better for the owner of the DVR, as this parameter is responsible for how much the device can ‘see’ on the road. With cameras that have a narrow angle of view, the device may not be able to record something that happens in the opposite lane of traffic. A reasonable basis for the angle of view is about 140 degrees. However, there are DVRs whose viewing angle can reach up to 170 degrees, which gives them a field of view similar to the human eye.
If our car does not have a built-in reversing camera, consider a Video recorder that has such a feature. Reversing camera, or rear view camera, is a camera mounted on the back of the car, allowing us to see the objects behind our vehicle. It is a very useful device when we park and we want to make sure we hit nothing when reversing the car. A DVR with such a camera allows us to record events behind your vehicle, which is useful when, for example, some other vehicle crashes into the rear of your car.
Additional features of DVRs
The competition on the car DVR market is fierce – which is why, nowadays, customers have access to cameras that offer much more than video recording.
Common features include G-sensor, parking mode, loop recording and Auto-start. These functions tend to be the norm in new DVRs, so we won't write about them too extensively.
A GPS module, which allows you to add speed and position information to the recording, is a great asset.
Wi-Fi is another common choice. With this feature , the video Recorder gives you the opportunity to watch live and archived camera recordings on your smartphone. A special app will also allow you to control your device with your phone or tablet.
There are also DVRs with air ionizers. With this function, the air inside the car will always be fresh, which has a positive effect on the well-being and health of the driver and passengers.