11 Nov Qwoo 1080p 3″ LCD Car Dashboard Dash Camera Review
The Qwoo Full HD Car DVR is a budget dash cam that removes all the extraneous feature of its successors to provide a very streamlined experience. There are only 2 primary modes a 5-megapixel camera mode and a 1080p 30fps filming mode that’s it. The options are limited but the tradeoff is well worth it as the UI is well optimized. That includes the tangible buttons on the outside Up, down and the ok buttons make menu navigation much easier than other products even the more expensive ones. While it was nice of them to include a mini USB cable in the box as well as a suction cup windshield clamp and instructions. The lack of micro USB cable and micro sd card does make the experience a little harder to enjoy. As you must supply power to the device if you wish to use it. However, their is one exception to this rule and it’s a huge selling feature. When you plug this into your computer it gives you a choice either mass storage or pc camera. So if you do not have a micro sd card yet you can still use it as a web camera as I have above. Viewing your footage is also quite easy You can either use mass storage on your computer or navigate the camera modes using the ok button. Thanks to the auto-erase feature you will never run out of space as it removes the oldest footage once you surpass the maximum space allocated by your micro sd card.
The microphone used by the product is not the best but it’s clear enough to distinguish voices but by no means gets any awards for fidelity. The visual quality is passible and you will definitely be able to see what’s being recorded however the footage does appear to be a little over saturated lacking natural colors. Well, the consequences of being cheap are finally showing however as long as you are not too picky there is no reason to hate on this camera. It’s extremely easy to use and export and the 30fps makes a big difference compared to others in this range