Summary: It's going back, you get what you pay for. But bought in the right place, you get your money back, even 10 months later. No the 6 or 7 times I went to review an incident I was VERY disappointed in the quality. Honestly could not tell if it was a woman pulling a U-turn in front of me via the video.
Pros: This is actually a 1 star item. I like that the cord is long, I use it in several vehicles a day. Looks good. Actually did catch a punk using the motion detection at night, but right at the hood of my truck. Plate number of the punks vehicle could not be read.
Cons: Everything except above. Cord came apart at the cig. lighter end. Plug it self is temperamental, works most of the time, sometimes have to twist it in the plug to get it working. Video is crap, night or day. Daytime can't even read the plate numbers unless the car is directly in front of you at 2...
Summary: During day in perfect sunlight this camera won't be able to pick up the license plate of the car 10 ft in front of you. If you're concerned about having video evidence pay the extra cash and get something that's not junk.
Pros: -can preview videos on built-in screen, -long power cable
Cons: -Falsely advertised as HD, only 640x480, -bulky, -narrow lense
Summary: I knew when I bought this the native resolution was VGA and anything higher is software enhanced. I only planned on using VGA anyway and it works. Playback is smooth once you upload the files into your computer.
Pros: - easy to install, - good length for power cable so you can manage it through the car seams, - good quality VGA, - automatically turns on/off when engine starts/ends, - IR works pretty well
Cons: - slow reading/playing the SD card off the device
Summary: This dashcam is a good basic camera for recording the typical commute. Not sure if the footage captured by this camera can be legally admissible to the insurance adjusters, but it's better than nothing. Sadly this camera doesn't do true 720p as advertised.
Pros: Accepts SD Cards, Uses any inexpensive Nokia cell battery that will fit with the device
Cons: Doesn't do true 720p, Real recording resolution's about 640x480, Motion detection DSP doesn't accurately discern motion and no motion during night time
Summary: Pretty easy to install physically and the power cable is plenty long. The menu and setup is somewhat confusing at first, but it's not terrible. The biggest disappointment and even misrepresentation in advertising is the camera resolution. It is ONLY 640x480, or VGA.