Xiaomi mijia Car Dash Camera (2017 model), 1080p, SONY IMX323, F1.8, 160 Degree Wide Angle / WiFi Connection. FLASH SALE @ GearBest - £37.83
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Xiaomi mijia Car Dash Camera (2017 model), 1080p, SONY IMX323, F1.8, 160 Degree Wide Angle / WiFi Connection. FLASH SALE @ GearBest - £37.83

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Edited by:"noonecanhelp1"Found 21st Jun 2017
I've been looking around for a dash cam and found this deal.
It's their newer model replacing the Xiaomi Yi.
It seems much better camera judging from all reviews on youtube.

The Camera starts automatically when it gets power. I think I'll connect it to my Pioneer unit that has a USB port as I saw on one of the reviews that it draws about 0.3A so it should work ok. I hope

Update: I got mine and is working perfectly
When you download Mi Home app, make sure you pick China as location.
On Android you can stop most permissions before you start the app and just leave location and storage.
I was able to upgrade to the last the firmware from mid June

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THE MENU IS IN CHINESE
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Edit:
English version of the app has been released:
en.miui.com/thr…tml
Thanks to wavecrest1

Apparently it's really easy to use and this video explains the simple menu in detail:

youtu.be/f-C…oIg


Not sure whether they will release an update to include Menu in English.

I'm hoping it would have great support for firmware updates.
So far great support of my Mi band 2 that received more than 5 updates since last year

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FEATURES:
This Xiaomi mijia 1080P Car DVR Camera, adopted MSC8328P chip and SONY IMX323 CMOS image sensor, equipped with mini car charger, features with a variety of functions, such as loop-cycle recording, auto power on, and so on, provides you a more comfortable and worry-free driving environment.
Main Features:
● 3.0 inch screen and 1.8 aperture
● 160 degree wide angle and 1920 x 1080P resolution
● Adopting MSC8328P chip, SONY IMX323 CMOS image sensor and Mstar 1080P image process chip
● WiFi connection reaches real-time transmission, no need to consume flows of SIM card
● Loop-cycle recording, saves the storage space efficiently
● Gravity sensor keeps the video not covered in case of an emergency
● Auto power on, no need to operate it by your hands
● Advanced H.264 photography compression technology keeps high quality videos and plays a part of saving storage as well
● Support maximum 64GB TF card memory storage ( not included )
● Language: Chinese only
● APP download: search "mijia" in APP store or scan the 2D code on the manual
Download the APP “mijia” and open the WiFi hotspot ( it shows you the name and password ), then the APP will appear the WiFi and ask for connect, you can input the password so as to operate the DVR.
● WiFi connection: the name and password will take on while you opening the WiFi hotspot interface of DVR
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zaax

This site should support British retailers


This site is aimed at UK consumers not retailers. Personally I'm here to find the best deal for me.
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Kenneth131

great price and feature but it will be a hard sell on here with a Chinese … great price and feature but it will be a hard sell on here with a Chinese only menu. I wish they would at least have English as an option on these things, along with other languages, because their other products are great, typing on my redmi note 3 right now, but the only thing that stops me buying their dash cam is the lack of usable everyday features due to it's Chinese only menu. will wait on the international version but great price Vs spec


I totally agree with the language issue.
I got one because it's extremely cheap and the menu is so simple that after the initial setup I doubt I'd be going anything on the camera, just transferring videos to my phone using the WiFi feature.
I was going to buy A119, that's very good and popular, but it's hard to justify paying £30 on top at this time

I honestly don't care if this gets hot or extremely cold. If I can help 1 person I'd be happy


Edited by: "noonecanhelp1" 21st Jun 2017
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great price and feature but it will be a hard sell on here with a Chinese only menu. I wish they would at least have English as an option on these things, along with other languages, because their other products are great, typing on my redmi note 3 right now, but the only thing that stops me buying their dash cam is the lack of usable everyday features due to it's Chinese only menu. will wait on the international version but great price Vs spec
Edited by: "Kenneth131" 21st Jun 2017
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Kenneth131

great price and feature but it will be a hard sell on here with a Chinese … great price and feature but it will be a hard sell on here with a Chinese only menu. I wish they would at least have English as an option on these things, along with other languages, because their other products are great, typing on my redmi note 3 right now, but the only thing that stops me buying their dash cam is the lack of usable everyday features due to it's Chinese only menu. will wait on the international version but great price Vs spec


I totally agree with the language issue.
I got one because it's extremely cheap and the menu is so simple that after the initial setup I doubt I'd be going anything on the camera, just transferring videos to my phone using the WiFi feature.
I was going to buy A119, that's very good and popular, but it's hard to justify paying £30 on top at this time

I honestly don't care if this gets hot or extremely cold. If I can help 1 person I'd be happy


Edited by: "noonecanhelp1" 21st Jun 2017
Same sensor + lens on the Anker Roav Dash Cam which also has good reviews on amazon and youtube.
Does it work outside China?
Their wireless IP cameras don't!
DevilzGtr

Same sensor + lens on the Anker Roav Dash Cam which also has good reviews … Same sensor + lens on the Anker Roav Dash Cam which also has good reviews on amazon and youtube.


Links to where to buy from....?
Original Poster
DevilzGtr

Same sensor + lens on the Anker Roav Dash Cam which also has good reviews … Same sensor + lens on the Anker Roav Dash Cam which also has good reviews on amazon and youtube.


thanks mate, I didn't know about Anker, but you can only get one from
amazon.com
How much did it cost when it was on amazon.co.uk?

Edited by: "noonecanhelp1" 21st Jun 2017
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willysnapper

Does it work outside China?Their wireless IP cameras don't!


ha...good to know about the IP cameras! This one seems to be working fine, the reviews on youtube are from all over the world
Edited by: "noonecanhelp1" 21st Jun 2017
noonecanhelp132 m ago

thanks mate, I didn't know about Anker, but you can only get one from …thanks mate, I didn't know about Anker, but you can only get one from amazon.com :(How much did it cost when it was on amazon.co.uk?


Oops, I didn't know they stopped doing it on UK Amazon. It looks like a new product, maybe it's just short of stock. I saw it for £60+ a few weeks ago so this Xiaomi is much cheaper.
Ordered. My G1W died yesterday after 1.5 year of use.
Kenneth1319 h, 33 m ago

great price and feature but it will be a hard sell on here with a Chinese …great price and feature but it will be a hard sell on here with a Chinese only menu. I wish they would at least have English as an option on these things, along with other languages, because their other products are great, typing on my redmi note 3 right now, but the only thing that stops me buying their dash cam is the lack of usable everyday features due to it's Chinese only menu. will wait on the international version but great price Vs spec



Not sure I agree, sure English would be great but dash cam is the kind of thing you install and leave alone until you need it, and when you need it its just the memory card files.. so the menu is a one time thing.
64GB SD Card support...
At least its bigger than the 32GB that most cameras are limited to, but 128GB wouldve been better (like the Mobius supports)
The originals might get good reviews but this may well be a cheap Chinese knock off of a cheap Chinese brand.

You wouldn't want to leave one of these recording in the car while parked up, you might just come back to a burnt out wreck!

EDIT - Just watched the footage and was decisively unimpressed! Buy a Mobius Action Camera from a UK retailer and be done with it.
Edited by: "Graham1979" 21st Jun 2017
willysnapper

Does it work outside China?Their wireless IP cameras don't!


I'd avoid their IP cameras; they all seem to dial home and be unsecured; I bought an escam and the rtsp feed was just ip/port:url. Totally unsecured (and SSH has a default password that can't be changed).
This site should support British retailers
warlockuk

I'd avoid their IP cameras; they all seem to dial home and be unsecured; I … I'd avoid their IP cameras; they all seem to dial home and be unsecured; I bought an escam and the rtsp feed was just ip/port:url. Totally unsecured (and SSH has a default password that can't be changed).


Yeah, it's a shame 'cos it seems to be a nice little camera otherwise.
I think the guys at Fang Hacks will eventually secure it and get a reliable protected RTSP stream, but sadly I'm a bit too long in the tooth to understand how to achieve it even following their "simple" instructions!
Pity really as I could really do with a cheap but decent security cam.
● Language: Chinese only
Hahaha nice
noonecanhelp1

Apparently it's really easy to use and this video explains the simple … Apparently it's really easy to use and this video explains the simple menu in detail:https://youtu.be/f-CO71OIoIgNot sure whether they will release an update to include Menu in English.I'm hoping it would have great support for firmware updates.\x09



I checked that vid out but then next on the YouTube queue from that link was another vid titled "10 Reasons not to buy Xiaomi - The Xiaomi Mijia Dash Cam edition":

youtube.com/wat…JHA

It looks like a solid dashcam, just a shame it has a few drawbacks. The guy on the 10 Reasons not to buy vid does actually mention at the end that he would also expect firmware updates to sort out all the problems for Western markets.
noonecanhelp1

thanks mate, I didn't know about Anker, but you can only get one from … thanks mate, I didn't know about Anker, but you can only get one from amazon.com :(How much did it cost when it was on amazon.co.uk?


Price history for the Anker Roav on Amazon.co.uk

uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Das…RW8
Original Poster
Conchiron

Price history for the Anker Roav on … Price history for the Anker Roav on Amazon.co.ukhttps://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Dashboard-Recorder-Wide-Angle-G-Sensor-Recording/product/B06XNSDRW8


£30 more it seems at its lowest price, quite a bit I'd say It's good to see Anker get into that market, I'd love to get their ROAV Dashtop units if not too pricey :))

Edited by: "noonecanhelp1" 21st Jun 2017
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buliztik

I checked that vid out but then next on the YouTube queue from that link … I checked that vid out but then next on the YouTube queue from that link was another vid titled "10 Reasons not to buy Xiaomi - The Xiaomi Mijia Dash Cam edition":https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_gtj_AcJHAIt looks like a solid dashcam, just a shame it has a few drawbacks. The guy on the 10 Reasons not to buy vid does actually mention at the end that he would also expect firmware updates to sort out all the problems for Western markets.


yes but he's talking about the camera at its full price. not many if any can compare at £40 in my opinion
also a lot of his points are his personal ones, I don't care about GPS, speed etc. and I do like the auto record. I personally want something that will do its job every time I get into the car and if something happens I then take the video off the camera

Edited by: "noonecanhelp1" 21st Jun 2017
zaax

This site should support British retailers


Delay No More


Edited by: "mark_trev" 21st Jun 2017
Blackvue are the best
Decorativejunk

There is way to change it to english. see … There is way to change it to english. see herehttps://dashcamtalk.com/xiaomi-yi-dash-cam/



Doesn't appear to be the same camera.
VincentGO

Blackvue are the best



Yes of course, but rather like comparing a Ferrari to a Ford.
willysnapper

Does it work outside China?Their wireless IP cameras don't!



I believe the only issue are controls being round the wrong way due to China driving on right.
willysnapper

Does it work outside China?Their wireless IP cameras don't!


You need to change the region.
zaax

This site should support British retailers


This site is aimed at UK consumers not retailers. Personally I'm here to find the best deal for me.
zaax

This site should support British retailers



​why they import from China why not cut the middle man out.
simonspeakeasy

This site is aimed at UK consumers not retailers. Personally I'm here to … This site is aimed at UK consumers not retailers. Personally I'm here to find the best deal for me.



​my sentiments exactly!
118luke4 h, 46 m ago

64GB SD Card support...At least its bigger than the 32GB that most cameras …64GB SD Card support...At least its bigger than the 32GB that most cameras are limited to, but 128GB wouldve been better (like the Mobius supports)


"Support" isn't everything here. Formatted to the right format could still allow 128GB and higher function.
the dash cam is great. except it runs hot
If their is a firmware update file it might be possible to hex edit it to change the Chinese menus and messages to English. Quite often all messages are lumped together in one spot in the file.
Nice little job for somebody.
Isn't this what you want .... English firmware...
What am i missing ?
en.miui.com/thr…tml
Original Poster
wavecrest111 m ago

Isn't this what you want .... English firmware...What am i missing …Isn't this what you want .... English firmware...What am i missing ?http://en.miui.com/thread-624967-1-1.html


thank you, I've updated the post
rev6

"Support" isn't everything here. Formatted to the right format could … "Support" isn't everything here. Formatted to the right format could still allow 128GB and higher function.



I got caught out thinking the same. I (regrettably) bought a nextbase 512G in the hope it would support a bigger card than 32GB formatted to FAT32, but no such luck. 32GB means 32GB. At this price i wouldnt risk it
haritori

Not sure I agree, sure English would be great but dash cam is the kind of … Not sure I agree, sure English would be great but dash cam is the kind of thing you install and leave alone until you need it, and when you need it its just the memory card files.. so the menu is a one time thing.




Ah, they usually have parking assist and lane assiatance information and this feature is spoken when turned on in the menu but you cant use it as its spoken in manderin. I know as a dash cam it still works but there are features that unless you understand manderin wont be much use to you is all. but you are right you will be able to use it entirely fine as a dash cam and its main feature
I'm guessing it's about 4" across by about 2.5-3" high? Bit big and might attract attention? I thought everyone was running a Mobius by now?
Cheers for the post OP. The link to the "English Firmware has been released" goes to a forum where someone asked if the firmware was manually updateable as an auto check says his cam has the latest version...
Original Poster
fishwibbler23 m ago

I'm guessing it's about 4" across by about 2.5-3" high? Bit big and might …I'm guessing it's about 4" across by about 2.5-3" high? Bit big and might attract attention? I thought everyone was running a Mobius by now? :pCheers for the post OP. The link to the "English Firmware has been released" goes to a forum where someone asked if the firmware was manually updateable as an auto check says his cam has the latest version...


yep I just checked again and it seems that it's English version of the app and not camera firmware
This price exactly equals to what people pay for it in China. (Obviously usually most products sell at a lower price inside China). So hot
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