DBPOWER D104 is a budget dash cam priced under $50 that records high quality, full HD videos at a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at a frame rate of 30 fps. The H.264 video compression works along with advanced image processing technology to give you ultra high definition video recording. The wide viewing angle of 120 degrees helps the camera capture not just what is right in front of the car but a good chunk of surroundings on both sides of the road as well.
The D104 car dvr features automatic on/off, allowing it to carry on its recording without any human intervention. It turns on and starts recording automatically when you turn on your vehicle’s ignition. Likewise, it turns off automatically when your car engine shuts down. The camera also has a quick snapshot button just in case you wish to click some amazing pictures on the way. Just like the video footage, the still images too are full HD and crystal clear.
Installation is easy and can be done using the suction cup that you get with the package. Just in case you need any help, a user manual and quick installation guide is also included. Use the car charger that comes with the unit to connect it to the power source. Ensure that the unit is always powered by the car charger whenever in use. That’s because the built-in battery is only meant to save the files in case of emergency.
DBPOWER D104 car dashboard camera also stamps your recordings with date and time. So, be sure to set the correct date and time during the initial setup. You’ll also be asked to enter the license ID before you can begin recording.
Since the files will be saved in a memory card, which is not included in the package, you’ll need to buy one separately. The unit supports class 10 high speed microSD card of up to 32 GB. It’s advisable to format the card before you begin using it; this will ensure smooth functioning of the memory.
D104 vehicle dash cam supports seamless loop recording in different time lengths of 1, 3 or 5 minutes. With the loop recording feature, you need not worry about the free space in the memory card getting exhausted. Whenever the card is done with the available storage, the unit will automatically start overwriting the old files with the new ones without you having to do anything. This ensures you don’t miss out recording any incident due to lack of storage in the card.
This DBPOWER camera unit also has a built-in G-sensor that always keeps an eye on potential incidents. Whenever any unusual jerk or movement is detected in the vehicle, the unit automatically locks the recorded video file and saves it in the ‘Event’ folder. This prevents the file from accidental deletion, and also protects it against automatic overwriting during the relooping process (when the memory card is full).
The display screen is 1.5 inch wide which is okay for quick playback of the footage. But the good thing is you can connect the unit into any TV using an HDMI cable. This makes for a comfortable viewing of recorded video clips or even still images on the big screen.
DBPOWER D104 is unobtrusive and goes well with the interiors of most cars. But given its dimensions of 3.5 x 4.5 x 5.9 inches, it’s clear that the unit is not intended to be discreet. Also, it can’t zoom in on objects unlike some high budget dashcams, but nonetheless it’s a good dashboard camera with all the features you can get for its price. The unit weighs about 250 grams.
Dimensions: 3.5 x 4.5 x 5.9 inches Weight: 4.16 ounces Video: 1920*1080P at 30 fps, 1440*1080p, 1280*720p Video Format: AVI Photo Format: JPG Display: 1.5″ LCD Lens Angle: 120° Storage: MicroSD (class 10) up to 32GB GPS: No G-Sensor: Yes Temp Range: Working: 50 °F – 140 °F Storage: 32 °F – 140 °F Battery or Capacitor: Li-battery, 180mAh Audio: Yes Dual Dashcam: No Model Number: D104