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Back down to an attractive price, and was pretty popular when last posted, so hopefully this may help someone.

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  • TOTAL NIGHT-VISION: NightHawk technology and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) video system deliver completely balanced images and footage. Clearly capture speeding license plates-day or night.
  • RICH, CLEAR VIDEO: Advanced Sony Exmor IMX323 sensor and Ambera A12 chipset combine to capture every drive in brilliant, 1080p detail.
  • SEE THE WHOLE ROAD: Equipped with an f2.0 wide-angle aperture lens, comprised of 5 lens elements, to capture 4 lanes of traffic and record more than just the car in front.
  • EXTREME TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE: Designed with a steel frame to disperse heat away from internal circuits. When plugged in: Operates in -4℉-158℉. Using battery power (for the parking monitor): Operates in 32℉-158℉.
  • WHAT YOU GET: Roav DashCam C2, Trim Removal Tool, 2-Port USB Car Charger, Suction and 3M Sticker Mounts, User Manual, Happy Card, our 12-month product replacement warranty and friendly customer service.Note: Operation requires a microSD card (not included). 32GB Samsung or SanDisk class 10 SD card recommended.
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I've got the normal roav, to be fair the WiFi and app access was iffy at best and I don't think anybody ever used it. We have always taken the SD card out and viewed on a PC. Also the software isn't great an footage doesn't always record automatically. ( Including when I needed it recently)
I will be squarely staying away from any more roav units and look at the viofo 119 types or better instead.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 1st Aug 2019
Anker is overrated. For similar or less money the 70mai pro is a far better bet.
Or another option would be the YI Smart Dash Cam. I've had one for a few years and it's never let me down. Gets quite a lot of use too.

Both cameras can record higher definition than 1080p and both have WiFi connection.

These cameras are often on offer for less than £40.
It says this clearly captures speeding licence plates at night. Yet their own picture of this seen even with the vehicle close up is illegible. Can anyone who has one clarify if it is false
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I've got the normal roav, to be fair the WiFi and app access was iffy at best and I don't think anybody ever used it. We have always taken the SD card out and viewed on a PC. Also the software isn't great an footage doesn't always record automatically. ( Including when I needed it recently)
I will be squarely staying away from any more roav units and look at the viofo 119 types or better instead.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 1st Aug 2019
Bought this last time and the camera is big, well, bigger than the average dash cams. Luckily it's for the rear view, so not too bothered.
It says this clearly captures speeding licence plates at night. Yet their own picture of this seen even with the vehicle close up is illegible. Can anyone who has one clarify if it is false
Anker is overrated. For similar or less money the 70mai pro is a far better bet.
Or another option would be the YI Smart Dash Cam. I've had one for a few years and it's never let me down. Gets quite a lot of use too.

Both cameras can record higher definition than 1080p and both have WiFi connection.

These cameras are often on offer for less than £40.
Whenever I research dashcams off the back of deals posted or from recommendations in the comments section, they seem to come up short when it comes to night time images/video.

Anyone recommend a dashcam which excels in this area?
barny32101/08/2019 14:07

Anker is overrated. For similar or less money the 70mai pro is a far …Anker is overrated. For similar or less money the 70mai pro is a far better bet.Or another option would be the YI Smart Dash Cam. I've had one for a few years and it's never let me down. Gets quite a lot of use too. Both cameras can record higher definition than 1080p and both have WiFi connection.These cameras are often on offer for less than £40.


I love Anker stuff, but my camera wasn't good at all, regrettable purchase.
HappyShopper01/08/2019 14:11

Whenever I research dashcams off the back of deals posted or from …Whenever I research dashcams off the back of deals posted or from recommendations in the comments section, they seem to come up short when it comes to night time images/video.Anyone recommend a dashcam which excels in this area?


Viofo 119 is supposed to be right up there. May be surpassed since but it's a good starting point.
How does it compare to yi dashcam 60fps same price.
Edited by: "Adam786123" 1st Aug 2019
Never worth £60.....overinflated price.
deleted152303201/08/2019 14:26

How does it compare to yi dashcam 60fps same price.


From reading polarbaba comment I would avoid this.

I've had the YI for a few years and can't fault it. Great app and all. I recently got the 70mai pro and I'd say the picture is a bit sharper than the YI. I'd recommend either but the 70mai is a far nicer looking camera and much more discrete.
I have the model below this one, the C1 I think. The video quality of mine seems ok but I reckon there’s better at this price point. The camera is quite big and looks like a digital camera instead of a dash cam.

What I do like is the voice prompts when it turns on and the parking mode which doesn’t need to be hardwired into the car. I think for my next Dashcam I will go for the 70mai
HappyShopper01/08/2019 14:11

Whenever I research dashcams off the back of deals posted or from …Whenever I research dashcams off the back of deals posted or from recommendations in the comments section, they seem to come up short when it comes to night time images/video.Anyone recommend a dashcam which excels in this area?


I have two of the Anker A1 dash cams and I think the footage is excellent, especially the night time performance, which is clear and easily picks up number plates. The app is okay, just a faf turning the camera onto WiFi mode so you can connect ands download the footage. But can you just remove the SD card too.
barny32101/08/2019 14:40

From reading polarbaba comment I would avoid this.I've had the YI for a …From reading polarbaba comment I would avoid this.I've had the YI for a few years and can't fault it. Great app and all. I recently got the 70mai pro and I'd say the picture is a bit sharper than the YI. I'd recommend either but the 70mai is a far nicer looking camera and much more discrete.


From reading the comments here, I'd avoid this and the Yi. My recomedation is that you trust you own judgement in an empirical test. Buy from Amazon, buy several different cameras, trial them at the same time, compare footage on a PC monitor (so you aren't fooled by the Yi's overly sharp, but poor quality image), decide which you want to keep and return the others to Amazon (free) citing poor quality product. Since the G1W over 5 years ago (no longer available except via counterfeit eBay stores - real ones record MP4 and have WDR), I've not found a better dashcam sub £40 (there's something clearly wrong with the market if all the industry can add in that time is GPS and WiFi which are essentailly pointless for most), and I'm not lured in by the notion of spending more for a supposed better product.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 3rd Aug 2019
HappyShopper01/08/2019 14:11

Whenever I research dashcams off the back of deals posted or from …Whenever I research dashcams off the back of deals posted or from recommendations in the comments section, they seem to come up short when it comes to night time images/video.Anyone recommend a dashcam which excels in this area?


I can't, but you should look for WDR as a feature on dashcams for better night vision.

As I understand it, the camera in effect takes two images, one normal and the second overexposed. If the total charge on the sensor while the normal image is taken isn't large enough, the camera adds the two images to produce a more exposed image. Makes night-skies appear dark blue, but illuminated, and I'd say the general colour make up of the image is as your dilated pupils allow you to see them.

Infra-red LEDs should be turned off as you will just get glare off the windscreen.
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Whilst I don't have this model, I purchased a similar model from Anker and its brilliant value for money. Nighttime recording isn't its forte though.
I've been using dash cams in the family and works vehicles for about 7 years now and can honestly say in that time they have not improved the image quality in the slightest and if anything it's got worse.
My old faithful Eprance G1W has been superb and still in use after many years of 12 hour night shift driving and has only just had a new battery fitted by myself, this is my favourite camera because the night and day image is so much better than my modern cameras in my other cars.
Second best video image is on an old Mobius camera that I still use as a rear facing camera in my wifes car and a modern Anker Roav wedge shaped in the front but the image quality is not as good.
Edited by: "PaulandPam" 12th Aug 2019
PaulandPam12/08/2019 18:18

I've been using dash cams in the family and works vehicles for about 7 …I've been using dash cams in the family and works vehicles for about 7 years now and can honestly say in that time they have not improved the image quality in the slightest and if anything it's got worse.My old faithful Eprance G1W has been superb and still in use after many years of 12 hour night shift driving and has only just had a new battery fitted by myself, this is my favourite camera because the night and day image is so much better than my modern cameras in my other cars.Second best video image is on an old Mobius camera that I still use as a rear facing camera in my wifes car and a modern Anker Roav wedge shaped in the front but the image quality is not as good.


Does it have a battery? If so how long does it last?
I don't want a cable stretching across my dash...
I have the yi 60fps grey one and can recommend. Wifi works well and was cheaper than this one. Posted some footage on a local watsapp group and was pm'd asking what cam it was as they were impressed by the quality. @Adam786123
Edited by: "erfyp" 12th Aug 2019
jeffjack12/08/2019 18:33

Does it have a battery? If so how long does it last?I don't want a cable …Does it have a battery? If so how long does it last?I don't want a cable stretching across my dash...


Dashcam batteries will only last a few minutes so the camera must be plugged in all the time.
The battery is really only used to finalise and save the current recording if power is lost after an accident or when you switch the ignition off, I have mine hard wired and the cable is hidden under the roof and window trims panels so it can't be seen.
Edited by: "PaulandPam" 12th Aug 2019
PaulandPam12/08/2019 19:11

Dashcam batteries will only last a few minutes so the camera must be …Dashcam batteries will only last a few minutes so the camera must be plugged in all the time.The battery is really only used to finalise and save the current recording if power is lost after an accident or when you switch the ignition off, I have mine hard wired and the cable is hidden under the roof and window trims panels so it can't be seen.


Why you need these Chinese cameras. Battery don't last, they stop recording after couple of months and you need to reset. I used an old mobile phone, with good camera. Never failed. For free, you can download software over wi-fi, set it up and add to the car. You don't need sim at all.
barny32101/08/2019 14:40

From reading polarbaba comment I would avoid this.I've had the YI for a …From reading polarbaba comment I would avoid this.I've had the YI for a few years and can't fault it. Great app and all. I recently got the 70mai pro and I'd say the picture is a bit sharper than the YI. I'd recommend either but the 70mai is a far nicer looking camera and much more discrete.


I also have a YI 60fps and been more than happy with it, although I now use one for work and would prefer one that records my speed as well. Are there any that do this or am I looking at another make like a nextbase? I appreciate Google is everyone's friend but can't seem to find anything from yi so anyone who has one that records speed their views would be very welcome.
Mine arrived today. Here's a night time test vid in the rain. I personally can't make out any plates. It's not terrible but I expected better.

youtube.com/wat…OwQ
Walkerscrisp12/08/2019 22:38

I also have a YI 60fps and been more than happy with it, although I now …I also have a YI 60fps and been more than happy with it, although I now use one for work and would prefer one that records my speed as well. Are there any that do this or am I looking at another make like a nextbase? I appreciate Google is everyone's friend but can't seem to find anything from yi so anyone who has one that records speed their views would be very welcome.


Why do you want one that records your speed? This seems disadvantageous to me - if you're slightly over, you're screwed and that just wouldn't be a problem with a non-GPS cam
Greek_stalion12/08/2019 20:11

Why you need these Chinese cameras. Battery don't last, they stop …Why you need these Chinese cameras. Battery don't last, they stop recording after couple of months and you need to reset. I used an old mobile phone, with good camera. Never failed. For free, you can download software over wi-fi, set it up and add to the car. You don't need sim at all.


Which dash cams have you owned may I ask? Preferably only mention £20+ ones please as anything less obviously would have issues.

I have a 'Chinese' cam that's now 2 years old - been in my car for two years and it works great - have never needed to reset?

However, thanks for the suggestion of an old phone. I would think though that that would be more susceptible to someone breaking into the car but also image quality likely no good for the fast frames required to catch number plates in motion
androidavis01/08/2019 13:52

It says this clearly captures speeding licence plates at night. Yet their …It says this clearly captures speeding licence plates at night. Yet their own picture of this seen even with the vehicle close up is illegible. Can anyone who has one clarify if it is false


I have this same unit ... and it's nigh on impossible to see number plates in broad daylight never mind at night.

Personally, I cannot recommend this camera (it's the first dashcam I've ever owned/used) and I'm looking for a better, more reliable model. I'd like one with WiFi as having to get the SD card out to a PC is a pain.
Never seen it close to 20.99p since I got it late May.
Edited by: "SpeedyG" 13th Aug 2019
Els1e13/08/2019 11:03

I have this same unit ... and it's nigh on impossible to see number plates …I have this same unit ... and it's nigh on impossible to see number plates in broad daylight never mind at night.Personally, I cannot recommend this camera (it's the first dashcam I've ever owned/used) and I'm looking for a better, more reliable model. I'd like one with WiFi as having to get the SD card out to a PC is a pain.


Thanks for the reply. This is a trashcam if it can’t live up to its claims.
RedXI12/08/2019 23:28

Mine arrived today. Here's a night time test vid in the rain. I personally …Mine arrived today. Here's a night time test vid in the rain. I personally can't make out any plates. It's not terrible but I expected better.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maeOYLU1OwQ


Pj55### 1st car... no idea of 2nd car dam thing going to fast for camera to pickup....I will give this cam a miss.
Edited by: "Adam786123" 13th Aug 2019
Els1e13/08/2019 11:03

I have this same unit ... and it's nigh on impossible to see number plates …I have this same unit ... and it's nigh on impossible to see number plates in broad daylight never mind at night.Personally, I cannot recommend this camera (it's the first dashcam I've ever owned/used) and I'm looking for a better, more reliable model. I'd like one with WiFi as having to get the SD card out to a PC is a pain.


The best cams on the market currently feature the Sony IMX291 or 290 sensors (particularly good at night).
Check out the Viofo A129/A129 Duo - pretty much the best mid range cam you can get.

Or the A119 V3 (I can't decide which one yet).

Both of those are a decent step up from the IMX323 in this cam.


I've been meticulously researching this for 2 days now
The DashCamTalk forum is great
BraddersJ13/08/2019 11:16

The best cams on the market currently feature the Sony IMX291 or 290 …The best cams on the market currently feature the Sony IMX291 or 290 sensors (particularly good at night). Check out the Viofo A129/A129 Duo - pretty much the best mid range cam you can get.Or the A119 V3 (I can't decide which one yet).Both of those are a decent step up from the IMX323 in this cam.I've been meticulously researching this for 2 days now The DashCamTalk forum is great


The viofo is £130 though. For general day to day usage with good number plate recognition I also recommend the yi 165° dash cam. Regularly on sale for around £30 mark and footage is very good. Ok night time isn't amazing but it's more than adequate to get the main footage captured.
I highly recommend the YI Dashcam, easy set up wifi connectivity, wide angle lens and amazing clarity for roughly the same price.
BraddersJ13/08/2019 00:33

Which dash cams have you owned may I ask? Preferably only mention £20+ …Which dash cams have you owned may I ask? Preferably only mention £20+ ones please as anything less obviously would have issues. I have a 'Chinese' cam that's now 2 years old - been in my car for two years and it works great - have never needed to reset?However, thanks for the suggestion of an old phone. I would think though that that would be more susceptible to someone breaking into the car but also image quality likely no good for the fast frames required to catch number plates in motion


Got a £75 one and £45 one. The expensive one was with rear view camera on the unit. That was only good for watching the inside of the car.
So it was not the £20 ones. The £45 stop recording from 8PM and had major accident at 10. When I check the recordings from 8PM they was all 0MB.
The £75 one when I needed the footage could not play on unit or PC. It was corrupted.
I am an IT engineer, so it was not an issue of not knowing how to recover.
As for phone in the car... If you use common sense then is ok.
I use an old Samsung 4 mini on a clip bracket, that can be removed easy. It is similar size of these cameras. If you live at Brixton then you can remove from car when you leave it. My girlfriend and me we leave them in the car all time. No issues. Again common sense, if you put £500 phone, then you remove it when you leave.
Or you can use your normal phone, and remove it.
2 major road accidents and both sent the footage to insurance, they could not refuse it. And you can read number plates in the night. Where with the cheap car cameras it failed me twice with different models.
bbfb12313/08/2019 12:39

The viofo is £130 though. For general day to day usage with good number …The viofo is £130 though. For general day to day usage with good number plate recognition I also recommend the yi 165° dash cam. Regularly on sale for around £30 mark and footage is very good. Ok night time isn't amazing but it's more than adequate to get the main footage captured.


I had bother trying to read number plates with that one. Great starter cam though if you can get it for the £30 mark (bought a few for my family).

Also, the 70mai Pro is available for about £40 now from China and that has a significantly better sensor for just an extra tenner!
BraddersJ13/08/2019 11:16

The best cams on the market currently feature the Sony IMX291 or 290 …The best cams on the market currently feature the Sony IMX291 or 290 sensors (particularly good at night). Check out the Viofo A129/A129 Duo - pretty much the best mid range cam you can get.Or the A119 V3 (I can't decide which one yet).Both of those are a decent step up from the IMX323 in this cam.I've been meticulously researching this for 2 days now The DashCamTalk forum is great


Interesting, thanks for sharing that. Do you think the 70mai pro is worthy to be included in the short list given its price, or will it simply not full-fill a task of reading number plates in nighttime driving?
Edited by: "androidavis" 13th Aug 2019
Greek_stalion13/08/2019 14:03

Got a £75 one and £45 one. The expensive one was with rear view camera on t …Got a £75 one and £45 one. The expensive one was with rear view camera on the unit. That was only good for watching the inside of the car. So it was not the £20 ones. The £45 stop recording from 8PM and had major accident at 10. When I check the recordings from 8PM they was all 0MB.The £75 one when I needed the footage could not play on unit or PC. It was corrupted. I am an IT engineer, so it was not an issue of not knowing how to recover.As for phone in the car... If you use common sense then is ok. I use an old Samsung 4 mini on a clip bracket, that can be removed easy. It is similar size of these cameras. If you live at Brixton then you can remove from car when you leave it. My girlfriend and me we leave them in the car all time. No issues. Again common sense, if you put £500 phone, then you remove it when you leave.Or you can use your normal phone, and remove it.2 major road accidents and both sent the footage to insurance, they could not refuse it. And you can read number plates in the night. Where with the cheap car cameras it failed me twice with different models.


Were you using an endurance SD card or just a normal one? The symptoms of 0kb files certainly sounds like a write problem
androidavis13/08/2019 14:34

Interesting, thanks for sharing that. Do you think the 70mai pro is worthy …Interesting, thanks for sharing that. Do you think the 70mai pro is worthy to be included in the short list given its price, or will it simply not full-fill a task of reading number plates in nighttime driving?


Difficult to say! Tbh even the high end cams at hundreds of pounds can sometimes struggle to capture detail. There are a lot of variables like speed, light and glare.

I think it's certainly worth a punt given that the IMX335 sensor is supposedly pretty good. The footage I've seen in YouTube looks amazing compared to some high end cams (although YouTube's compression will be at play there so better to download from a link).

The short answer is, I've ordered one until I can find the Viofo A129 at a price I feel comfortable with.
DashCamTalk is a good forum to jump into
Back to £59.99
BraddersJ13/08/2019 14:53

Difficult to say! Tbh even the high end cams at hundreds of pounds can …Difficult to say! Tbh even the high end cams at hundreds of pounds can sometimes struggle to capture detail. There are a lot of variables like speed, light and glare. I think it's certainly worth a punt given that the IMX335 sensor is supposedly pretty good. The footage I've seen in YouTube looks amazing compared to some high end cams (although YouTube's compression will be at play there so better to download from a link).The short answer is, I've ordered one until I can find the Viofo A129 at a price I feel comfortable with. DashCamTalk is a good forum to jump into


On Amazon Prime day the A129 duo was reduced by £30, I bought it not long before that They might be reduced again something like Black Friday. I think it's definitely worth the price, though the extras like the CPL, bluetooth remote, and hardwire kit all add up. The 4k version is kind of tempting, just two things put me off. Increased power consumption which will drain the battery faster in parking mode. Also the fact the 4k sensor probably won't deal with night time as well.
Edited by: "anewman" 23rd Aug 2019
Yi Dashcam are better
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