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Old 16th January 2019, 05:58   #2566
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DDPAI MINI full HD dashcam is currently available with limited seller warranty on amazon.in @ ₹4,199/- (₹5,199/- with a hardware kit). Priced almost on par with AliExpress, this appears to be a very good pick for a newbie user; or even as a rear dashcam for current users of different cameras.

Specifications

Full HD 1080P
Exmor CMOS Sensor
WDR with Night Vision
140 Wide Angle Lens
Super capacitor
G-Sensor
WiFi
Optional 24H Parking Mode
Upto 128GB

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PS: The ones available on amazon and Ali could actually be two different products being marketed under the same name. Kindly research a bit more before hitting that BUY NOW icon and cursing me later .

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Specifications
Full HD 1080P
Exmor CMOS Sensor
WDR with Night Vision
140 Wide Angle Lens
Super capacitor
G-Sensor
WiFi
Optional 24H Parking Mode
Upto 128GB
The ones available on amazon and Ali could actually be two different products being marketed under the same name. Kindly research a bit more before hitting that
I recently brought this camera as a replacement to my Viofo and this product is a load of bull****. Only good thing is the packaging and build which gives a false perception of its performance but it is just not worth its price.
  • Average recording quality both at day and night
  • Hardly any customization available in terms of settings
  • Wierd app behaviour
  • Average sound recording quality
  • No embedded GPS data or overlay. There is a separate GPX file generated
  • Permanent mounting point which is non removable

The specs mentioned are just on paper. My cheaper Viofo A118 was far superior in all terms except it didn't offer wifi connectivity. I am planning to sell the DDPAI for a throwaway price and switch back to Viofo.
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Old 26th January 2019, 09:41   #2568
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Hey Guys,

I have ordered the 70Mai Pro Dash Cam from AliExpress for our Ford EcoSport. My main requirements were decent camera for day/night use, detachable and within $50. I did check out the Viofo A119 and Alfawise MB05 and found the Alfawise MB05 to be more VFM but it was out-of-stock since few days now so I went ahead with 70Mai Pro. I am not much interested in dash cams with LCD since I will mostly be using my phone/laptop to view the recordings but I could not find a decent/equivalent cam with detachable mount without a LCD. So kindly suggest any alternatives since my order is not yet shipped and I may be able to cancel and order another one!

Here are the specs and features:
Image Sensor:SONY IMX335
Camera Resolution:2592* 1944
Screen: LCM 320mm*240mm
Lens: 6-Glasses, 140 Wide angle, F=1.8
Battery: Lithium-ion Polymer Battery
Battery Capacity: 500mAh
Input: 5V /2A
Operation Temperature: -10℃ ~ 60℃
Dimension: 87.5 53 18mm

*G-Sensor: Automatic recording during collision
*Defog Algorithm: Effectively reduces distortion or degradation of images and reproduce a clear vision while driving in smoke and haze environment
*WDR: Adjusts exposure balance, enabling the camera to pick up greater detail in darkness and highlights, allowing the dash cam to process more light on the sensor and produce a more vibrant image.

The Dash Cam :
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P.S: Regarding battery vs capacitor, I think anything will do since our car will mostly be parked in shade and I do not think heating will be a problem because we had a Garmin Navigation stuck to our Windshield for 5 years and we never faced any issue due to heating apart from the suction cup getting released due to heat.

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DDPAI MINI full HD dashcam is currently available with limited seller warranty on amazon.in @ ₹4,199/- (₹5,199/- with a hardware kit). Priced almost on par with AliExpress, this appears to be a very good pick for a newbie user; or even as a rear dashcam for current users of different cameras.

Specifications

Full HD 1080P
Exmor CMOS Sensor
WDR with Night Vision
140 Wide Angle Lens
Super capacitor
G-Sensor
WiFi
Optional 24H Parking Mode
Upto 128GB

Disclaimer: No affiliations or business interests whatsoever.

PS: The ones available on amazon and Ali could actually be two different products being marketed under the same name. Kindly research a bit more before hitting that BUY NOW icon and cursing me later .
Hi,Can you please explain what is 24 h parking mode and how does it operate.
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I recently brought this camera as a replacement to my Viofo and this product is a load of bull****.
Viddy had suggested the DDPai Mini2 and I've been using it for about six months now; been satisfied with the video quality. I haven't tinkered with the settings at all though. It's a good option, at a similar price point.
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Old 27th January 2019, 19:03   #2571
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Hi,Can you please explain what is 24 h parking mode and how does it operate.
Please refer to post #2565 of this thread.

In the instant case, the camera claims to have the potential to keep recording on and on, at 1fps when parked.

24 hours is just market speak. It simply means that the camera can, if connected in a certain way, and subject to some conditions, record while the engine is not running.

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Viddy had suggested the DDPai Mini2 and I've been using it for about six months now; been satisfied with the video quality. I haven't tinkered with the settings at all though. It's a good option, at a similar price point.
Thanks.

I had of course read good words about this camera on the forum and even elsewhere. That's precisely why I wrote about its easy availability on amazon. However, audioholic seems to have had a bad experience with the same model. It could be a one off case of a lemon landing on his desk or the amazon seller might be passing off a sub standard item under the DDPai name even while claiming to be the sole retailer for the brand in India.

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Either ways, I would go with a Bhpian's opinion and refrain from referring it to anyone until someone else comes up with a contrary, laudatory experience.

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That's precisely why I wrote about its easy availability on amazon. However, audioholic seems to have had a bad experience with the same model. It could be a one off case of a lemon landing on his desk
What landed on my desk is a Ddpai Mini, what the seller on amazon is retailing is the same Ddpai Mini what you mentioned. However Libranof1987 is referring to a Ddpai Mini2. Lets get that sorted out. The mini2 is a successor with some improvements. As an out of the box solution, its pretty decent like Libranof1987 says which a first time dashcam user will like. But if it's a change like in my case, it is a disappointment, the Mini. I guess the Mini2 would have addressed some of the drawbacks since it's obviously the successor.

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What landed on my desk is a Ddpai Mini...I guess the Mini2 would have addressed some of the drawbacks since it's obviously the successor
And there's a Mini3 too, with an inbuilt memory of 32GB and priced four times higher than the plain Mini.
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I purchased Rexing V1Pro dual dash cam in US for my Ford Endeavour. I'm not much of DIY person and would like to get some help in hardwire installation of the two cameras.

Any reliable installer in Hyderabad, preferably near Gachibowli.

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Need help on finding a place (online or a store in Chennai) to buy the below pictured dashboard mount for my A119 dashcam.

Had to replace my broken windshield recently and lost the mount along with it and it has been surprisingly hard to find just the mounting sticker anywhere. Or maybe I'm not finding anything because I don't know the right name for it.

It has 3M sticker on one side which is fixed to the windshield and the other side the mount to attach to the dashcam as pictured in the attachment.
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Need help on finding a place (online or a store in Chennai) to buy the below pictured dashboard mount for my A119 dashcam.

Had to replace my broken windshield recently and lost the mount along with it and it has been surprisingly hard to find just the mounting sticker anywhere. Or maybe I'm not finding anything because I don't know the right name for it.

It has 3M sticker on one side which is fixed to the windshield and the other side the mount to attach to the dashcam as pictured in the attachment.
Won't find it locally as it's specific to the A119 series. Look on Aliexpress.

I have a few spare, if you can arrange a courier pickup, can keep it packed and ready. PM...
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