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YI yi smart dash cam updated/newer grey version with 60fps,160 viewing angle £28.64 delivered - yi Official Store / Aliexpress

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FULL 3-LANE COVERAGE WITH 165° WIDE-ANGLE LENS

In order to reduce blind spots, the YI Smart Dash Camera uses a 165° ultra wide angle all-glass lens, which monitors 3 lanes comfortably. The camera is highly sensitive, enabling accurate and detailed capture recordings.

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1296P SUPER HIGH DEFINITION

With a pixel density 44% greater than 1080p, the YI Smart Dash Camera produces images clearer than you can imagine.


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2.7” 16:9 SCREEN: USER-FRIENDLY INTERFACE

The 2.7” 16:9 LCD offers a widescreen preview and playback experience. With large touch buttons and easily recognizable icon designs, it makes for an intuitive experience.

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BUILT-IN WI-FI: SINGLE TOUCH SHARING


With a built-in 2.4GHz wireless module, simply open the app and connect the Dash Camera via Wi-Fi to view real-time footage or playback recordings. With the YI Smart Dash Camera, you can easily share your journey with your friends at any time, wherever you are.

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The ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) - the most advanced and optimized visual recognition algorithms ensure safe driving by providing real time Lane Departure

Emergency recording feature - Enabled by G-sensor technology, the camera automatically saves footage in the events leading up to a collision and immediately after

High Definition Image and First-class Night vision - 1920x1080p 60fps high speed video recording captures fast moving scenes and creates high resolution images in high speed

Features 165°ultra wide-angle to reduce blind spots and obtain full 3 lane coverage. F1.8 apertures (the largest in the industry) and 3.0μmx3.0μm high sensitivity image sensors guarantee excellent night vision

Built - in 2.7" TFT LCD widescreen and intuitive YI Dash Cam App - The interface features large buttons and user-friendly icons for quick recognition and intuitive operation

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lollypoplee30/04/2020 09:24

My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :Once you have done …My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :Once you have done the wifi setup and are able to view footage on the app via wifi, if you are close to your house while trying to view data, your phone will connect to your home wifi network and ignore the camera .You either have to drive away from the house, far enough away to disconnect from the home wifi, or manually swith from home to camera wifi.Second and more annoying, if you leave it connected to wifi it blocks the data connection on the phone and no 4G comes through so no whatsapp messages or updates from Facebook as it assumes the wifi from the camera is the internet !I do not use wifi on the camera any more for this reason.


That should be fine if you have Virgin Media, the signal doesn't go any further than 2 metres from the router
lollypoplee30/04/2020 09:24

My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :Once you have done …My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :Once you have done the wifi setup and are able to view footage on the app via wifi, if you are close to your house while trying to view data, your phone will connect to your home wifi network and ignore the camera .You either have to drive away from the house, far enough away to disconnect from the home wifi, or manually swith from home to camera wifi.Second and more annoying, if you leave it connected to wifi it blocks the data connection on the phone and no 4G comes through so no whatsapp messages or updates from Facebook as it assumes the wifi from the camera is the internet !I do not use wifi on the camera any more for this reason.


Sorry, but this is not the camera's fault, it is down to your phone and the options you have chosen.

Connect your phone to your camera's WiFi, and choose the option to not automatically connect to it. Otherwise your phone will connect to it whenever it is close enough, and you won't get any internet on your phone. Your phone doesn't know it's a camera and not a router it's connecting to, so will just connect and not use your mobile data. If your phone automatically connects to your home WiFi when in range, then that's down to the options you've chosen.

I had one of these cameras before and it was excellent. I love how you can choose a section of video to download, instead of the whole 3 minute clip.
I’ve got one of these. Had it two years, never missed a beat. Saved by bacon when I was involved in a collision in November 2018. I was hit by another car, there were no witnesses and nobody stopped. The other person then produces a witness out of nowhere and gave a story which was completely untrue. I produced the footage and the other insurers immediately accepted liability. This had a total claim value of nearly £30k, I’d have lost my no claims and paid enhanced premiums without it.
I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 spend. With this you get a fishbowl lensing effect and centred objects appear too far away (lower effective resolution) and 60fps does not improve image quality. Both have WDR which produces much improved low light images and there is about a £2 difference between them.

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Edited by: "friar_chris" 30th Apr
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Top quality dash cam only if it had parking monitor, would of been perfect
I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 spend. With this you get a fishbowl lensing effect and centred objects appear too far away (lower effective resolution) and 60fps does not improve image quality. Both have WDR which produces much improved low light images and there is about a £2 difference between them.

Evidence
Edited by: "friar_chris" 30th Apr
My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :
Once you have done the wifi setup and are able to view footage on the app via wifi, if you are close to your house while trying to view data, your phone will connect to your home wifi network and ignore the camera .
You either have to drive away from the house, far enough away to disconnect from the home wifi, or manually swith from home to camera wifi.
Second and more annoying, if you leave it connected to wifi it blocks the data connection on the phone and no 4G comes through so no whatsapp messages or updates from Facebook as it assumes the wifi from the camera is the internet !
I do not use wifi on the camera any more for this reason.
lollypoplee30/04/2020 09:24

My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :Once you have done …My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :Once you have done the wifi setup and are able to view footage on the app via wifi, if you are close to your house while trying to view data, your phone will connect to your home wifi network and ignore the camera .You either have to drive away from the house, far enough away to disconnect from the home wifi, or manually swith from home to camera wifi.Second and more annoying, if you leave it connected to wifi it blocks the data connection on the phone and no 4G comes through so no whatsapp messages or updates from Facebook as it assumes the wifi from the camera is the internet !I do not use wifi on the camera any more for this reason.


That should be fine if you have Virgin Media, the signal doesn't go any further than 2 metres from the router
lollypoplee30/04/2020 09:24

My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :Once you have done …My own experience with the wifi on this is as follows :Once you have done the wifi setup and are able to view footage on the app via wifi, if you are close to your house while trying to view data, your phone will connect to your home wifi network and ignore the camera .You either have to drive away from the house, far enough away to disconnect from the home wifi, or manually swith from home to camera wifi.Second and more annoying, if you leave it connected to wifi it blocks the data connection on the phone and no 4G comes through so no whatsapp messages or updates from Facebook as it assumes the wifi from the camera is the internet !I do not use wifi on the camera any more for this reason.


Sorry, but this is not the camera's fault, it is down to your phone and the options you have chosen.

Connect your phone to your camera's WiFi, and choose the option to not automatically connect to it. Otherwise your phone will connect to it whenever it is close enough, and you won't get any internet on your phone. Your phone doesn't know it's a camera and not a router it's connecting to, so will just connect and not use your mobile data. If your phone automatically connects to your home WiFi when in range, then that's down to the options you've chosen.

I had one of these cameras before and it was excellent. I love how you can choose a section of video to download, instead of the whole 3 minute clip.
why aren't these on Amazon anymore? even before lockdown they were gone
friar_chris30/04/2020 09:21

I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 …I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 spend. With this you get a fishbowl lensing effect and centred objects appear too far away (lower effective resolution) and 60fps does not improve image quality. Both have WDR which produces much improved low light images and there is about a £2 difference between them.Evidence


Very thorough, thanks for the info.
I wonder why they feel the need to include flame retardant as a selling point :/ 🔥 surely the heat from a vehicle fire this would be gone in minutes and not as if your gonna hold it near a naked flame in a car
friar_chris30/04/2020 09:21

I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 …I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 spend. With this you get a fishbowl lensing effect and centred objects appear too far away (lower effective resolution) and 60fps does not improve image quality. Both have WDR which produces much improved low light images and there is about a £2 difference between them.Evidence


Anyone with more knowledge than me got any recommendations on which brand of sd cards to use on this dash cam
Edited by: "sonic55" 30th Apr
Brownstone30/04/2020 09:58

Sorry, but this is not the camera's fault, it is down to your phone and …Sorry, but this is not the camera's fault, it is down to your phone and the options you have chosen.Connect your phone to your camera's WiFi, and choose the option to not automatically connect to it. Otherwise your phone will connect to it whenever it is close enough, and you won't get any internet on your phone. Your phone doesn't know it's a camera and not a router it's connecting to, so will just connect and not use your mobile data. If your phone automatically connects to your home WiFi when in range, then that's down to the options you've chosen.I had one of these cameras before and it was excellent. I love how you can choose a section of video to download, instead of the whole 3 minute clip.


Yes i did realise that matey and thats the option i now use.
Also although i do agree that being able to download just a section of a recording is a great feature, do you not think its extremely slow, like watching paint dry
I have 2 of them and found the pic quality good overall, will check more details with zooming to see if plates are not recognised that often as pointed out some posts earlier, that said, I use only in 30fps as it seems more stable and better in terms of video quality. The annoying thing is finding compatible windscreen suckers which don't break easily, since the one included come with sticky 3m adhesive,which I don't want to use. Ended up using a double phone holder as temporary solution (temporary since months ).
Anyone used this specifically for a rear dash cam? Due to a previous accident I need one just for the back.
friar_chris30/04/2020 09:21

I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 …I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 spend. With this you get a fishbowl lensing effect and centred objects appear too far away (lower effective resolution) and 60fps does not improve image quality. Both have WDR which produces much improved low light images and there is about a £2 difference between them.Evidence


Which specific one is that please? aliexpress.com/sto…g=n
Llyllyll30/04/2020 10:57

Which specific one is that please? …Which specific one is that please? https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Dash-Camera/2230079_509607633.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148362.8.20091cbeooFAnA&origin=n&SortType=price_asc&g=n


The one from this deal. 130 degree field of view.
hotukdeals.com/deals/yi-1080p-full-hd-car-dash-camera-27-inch-lcd-130-wdr-lens-night-vision-2357-delivered-from-eu-at-aliexpress-deals-yi-dashcam-store-3450608
Edited by: "friar_chris" 30th Apr
no_regretz30/04/2020 10:56

Anyone used this specifically for a rear dash cam? Due to a previous …Anyone used this specifically for a rear dash cam? Due to a previous accident I need one just for the back.


They can be difficult to mount due to the demist wire, but I used some sticky velcro patches to secure a piece of transparent acrylic and just have a second camera mounted to that for the rear. You want to avoid a rear facing camera mounted in the front of the car. Images have the extreme contrast of dark inside and overexposed outside.
Llyllyll30/04/2020 10:57

Which specific one is that please? …Which specific one is that please? https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Dash-Camera/2230079_509607633.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148362.8.20091cbeooFAnA&origin=n&SortType=price_asc&g=n


Llyllyll30/04/2020 10:57

Which specific one is that please? …Which specific one is that please? https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/Dash-Camera/2230079_509607633.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148362.8.20091cbeooFAnA&origin=n&SortType=price_asc&g=n


A few comments about faulty camera batches have put me off.

Heat for the price seems good but will pass on above reason.
soulman12330/04/2020 11:21

A few comments about faulty camera batches have put me off.Heat for the …A few comments about faulty camera batches have put me off.Heat for the price seems good but will pass on above reason.


I did see that but this is from a different seller compared to the one where people received faulty ones from
I’ve got one of these. Had it two years, never missed a beat. Saved by bacon when I was involved in a collision in November 2018. I was hit by another car, there were no witnesses and nobody stopped. The other person then produces a witness out of nowhere and gave a story which was completely untrue. I produced the footage and the other insurers immediately accepted liability. This had a total claim value of nearly £30k, I’d have lost my no claims and paid enhanced premiums without it.
I can't connect through the camera wi fi to my phone for some reason. Someone overtook on the wrong side of the road going round a bend and made me pull over to avoid hitting them.. I tried to download using WiFi which failed. I then took the memory card and watched it on laptop. The quality was awful and nowhere near good enough to get the registration. It was dark though :/ maybe all cameras are useless in the dark.
Edited by: "DaveLakin" 30th Apr
italondonistaavataurino30/04/2020 10:50

I have 2 of them and found the pic quality good overall, will check more …I have 2 of them and found the pic quality good overall, will check more details with zooming to see if plates are not recognised that often as pointed out some posts earlier, that said, I use only in 30fps as it seems more stable and better in terms of video quality. The annoying thing is finding compatible windscreen suckers which don't break easily, since the one included come with sticky 3m adhesive,which I don't want to use. Ended up using a double phone holder as temporary solution (temporary since months ).


I have mine hanging from the rear view mirror support, using a clip designed for the G1W dashcam, it depends on the rear view mirror, but there are a few different designs such as these from various eBay retailers:

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or these

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nihcaj30/04/2020 15:03

I have mine hanging from the rear view mirror support, using a clip …I have mine hanging from the rear view mirror support, using a clip designed for the G1W dashcam, it depends on the rear view mirror, but there are a few different designs such as these from various eBay retailers:[Image] or these[Image]


Thanks. Any keywords to type on Ebay to find such products?
friar_chris30/04/2020 11:08

They can be difficult to mount due to the demist wire, but I used some …They can be difficult to mount due to the demist wire, but I used some sticky velcro patches to secure a piece of transparent acrylic and just have a second camera mounted to that for the rear. You want to avoid a rear facing camera mounted in the front of the car. Images have the extreme contrast of dark inside and overexposed outside.


Thanks for the info, I didn’t think about the demist wire.

I was involved in a hit n run. My vantrue n2 pro records the front and inside the car at great quality but It couldn’t catch the reg of the car behind.

I think it’s vital now to have a dedicated rear cam. No ones safe hah. 👀
friar_chris30/04/2020 09:21

I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 …I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 spend. With this you get a fishbowl lensing effect and centred objects appear too far away (lower effective resolution) and 60fps does not improve image quality. Both have WDR which produces much improved low light images and there is about a £2 difference between them.Evidence


What would you recommend then?

I've had 2 dome G90s for about 2/3 years and the quality is good, but they tend to freeze and not record sometimes! Which is annoying.
rash30/04/2020 15:20

What would you recommend then?I've had 2 dome G90s for about 2/3 years and …What would you recommend then?I've had 2 dome G90s for about 2/3 years and the quality is good, but they tend to freeze and not record sometimes! Which is annoying.


For anything I've seen under £80 including the Roav S1, I'd probably have to get the 130 degree field of view Yi dashcam. There really isn't much about which produced a good reproduction I'm afraid. If I wanted to overly sharped the image and compress it so it has a colour pallet of 32 colours, I have video editing software. For that reason, I'm still using two G1W's which are getting gon ten years old. I've replaced the battery in one of them, just to keep it going!

The Roav S1 I got for £85 (and i hate to say it, but, it) felt like a much more premium product, it just didn't turn out to be much better than the Yi with the 130 degree field of view, which is all that counts.

I have my eye on the Viofo A119 V3, but that's not based on first hand comparison. It's currently £99, and I'm waiting for a price drop or a coupon voucher before trying it. Research suggests it could be a marked improvement on my G1W, although for 4 times the price, it rather ought to be.

We need a fresh crop of CPUs which can handle greater data through put and avoid the savage compression techniques being done on the fly at present.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 30th Apr
Ordered thanks
sonic5530/04/2020 10:15

Anyone with more knowledge than me got any recommendations on which brand …Anyone with more knowledge than me got any recommendations on which brand of sd cards to use on this dash cam


SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring Card Micro SDXC
italondonistaavataurino30/04/2020 15:15

Thanks. Any keywords to type on Ebay to find such products?


Try "DashCam mount G1W" most seem direct from China though at the moment! Some on Amazon too, they might be dearer but more quickly avaialble
friar_chris30/04/2020 09:21

I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 …I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 spend. With this you get a fishbowl lensing effect and centred objects appear too far away (lower effective resolution) and 60fps does not improve image quality. Both have WDR which produces much improved low light images and there is about a £2 difference between them.Evidence



I'm not sure why nobody has decided to make a 2 camera dash cam yet. One with a 160 degree viewing angle so you can see whats happening over a large area but cant see as much detail like number plates, and another with a 90 degree lens so you can't see as big of an area but you can see numberplates and a more real view so we get best of both worlds.

Even the super budget £90 smartphones with HD/720p displays come with 2 cameras now so sticking 2 cameras in a good >£100 dashcam should be a piece of cake and will give it a defining feature to set it apart from the 100s of other dashcams.

Storage costs have dropped hugely in the past 5 years too so thats not an issue. Just seems weird to me that nobody has done this.
titanx130/04/2020 17:09

SanDisk High Endurance Video Monitoring Card Micro SDXC


Cheers And that one works fine as some people say the dash cams are a bit fussy on certain brands
darkstryder36030/04/2020 09:47

That should be fine if you have Virgin Media, the signal doesn't go any …That should be fine if you have Virgin Media, the signal doesn't go any further than 2 metres from the router


You can just put the VM SuperHub in modem mode and buy your own router with a much better range on it. That’s what I did and get WiFi throughout the house now
George20019130/04/2020 09:18

Top quality dash cam only if it had parking monitor, would of been perfect


You can always hardwire it.
DaveLakin30/04/2020 14:30

I can't connect through the camera wi fi to my phone for some reason. …I can't connect through the camera wi fi to my phone for some reason. Someone overtook on the wrong side of the road going round a bend and made me pull over to avoid hitting them.. I tried to download using WiFi which failed. I then took the memory card and watched it on laptop. The quality was awful and nowhere near good enough to get the registration. It was dark though :/ maybe all cameras are useless in the dark.


I have a NextBase dashcam and it saves all the files twice. One video clip is in lower quality so that it’s quick and easy to load and view on your phone via the built in WiFi, and then the other file is higher quality with a clearer picture. Not sure if this/all dashcam(s) with WiFi do this?.

Might be worth checking all the camera settings are set to the best quality too
Ben_W30/04/2020 17:18

I'm not sure why nobody has decided to make a 2 camera dash cam yet. One …I'm not sure why nobody has decided to make a 2 camera dash cam yet. One with a 160 degree viewing angle so you can see whats happening over a large area but cant see as much detail like number plates, and another with a 90 degree lens so you can't see as big of an area but you can see numberplates and a more real view so we get best of both worlds.Even the super budget £90 smartphones with HD/720p displays come with 2 cameras now so sticking 2 cameras in a good >£100 dashcam should be a piece of cake and will give it a defining feature to set it apart from the 100s of other dashcams. Storage costs have dropped hugely in the past 5 years too so thats not an issue. Just seems weird to me that nobody has done this.


Agreed. I've never heard of a dashcam with a fixed zoom lens, yet my £100 phone has a second fixed 2x zoom which isn't too shabby. That'd be great for looking straight ahead!
Can you get spare 3m brackets for these?
no_regretz30/04/2020 10:56

Anyone used this specifically for a rear dash cam? Due to a previous …Anyone used this specifically for a rear dash cam? Due to a previous accident I need one just for the back.


I do. Not hard wired. Run the cable from the boot,down under the back middle seat and connect the cable in the port at the back of the arm rest
Struggled to make out number plates on my version of this, even though it’s 60fps I’d argue the footage from my old SJ4000 was clearer. No other issues with functionality and I guess it would still prove liability if green car A cut across you,but you probably wouldn’t make out the reg until you’d stopped.
Edited by: "Bossworld" 30th Apr
Thanks
hedgemonkey987430/04/2020 13:18

I’ve got one of these. Had it two years, never missed a beat. Saved by b …I’ve got one of these. Had it two years, never missed a beat. Saved by bacon when I was involved in a collision in November 2018. I was hit by another car, there were no witnesses and nobody stopped. The other person then produces a witness out of nowhere and gave a story which was completely untrue. I produced the footage and the other insurers immediately accepted liability. This had a total claim value of nearly £30k, I’d have lost my no claims and paid enhanced premiums without it.


Same here really good for the value ♥
friar_chris30/04/2020 09:21

I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 …I'd get the lower spec Yi with a narrower field of view for a sub £80 spend. With this you get a fishbowl lensing effect and centred objects appear too far away (lower effective resolution) and 60fps does not improve image quality. Both have WDR which produces much improved low light images and there is about a £2 difference between them.Evidence


Wider angle is more likely to be of use in an accident.
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