Upgrades are making the dash cams more flexible. The ABEO HDVR-180 G3 is a significant improvement over its siblings. The device is sold by KiWaV. The camera offers quite a nice video capturing quality. The performance at night is also within the acceptable range. The 1080p is captured at 30 fps, while the 720p is captured at 60 fps. The 2nd generation or G2 brought a few modifications like better performance in low lights and a wide dynamic range. It also supported parking mode where the camera would start recording with its internal battery.
The third generation or G3 model includes Forward Collision Warning System, a Lane Departure Warning System and an Auto-Defense, where the device takes photos at specified time intervals. One of the nice things is that it can be clipped onto the existing rear-view camera. A casual onlooker would not be able to notice the camera, which looks just like a larger rearview mirror with a lens.
The company has integrated a 2.4″ screen into the surface of the device’s mirror. This makes it easy to set up and it could also be used for playback. The device has all the features you expect in a dash cam, like the loop recording, auto on/off, date and time stamps on the video and the G-sensors. The sensors keep the video files from getting overwritten through impacts and abrupt brakings. The lens has a 0.25″ CMOS sensor. The supported video format is AVI and the picture format is JPG. a 32 GB memory card is supported in the device. The glass is anti-glare and you have all the different interfaces – AV, USB and HDMI.
|Date & Time Stamp||Yes|
|Viewing Angle (diag.)||120°|
|Max.Card Support||32 GB|
Pros and Cons of the ABEO HDVR-180 G3
The ABEO HDVR-180- G3 is among those products that have entered the market after a lot of modifications. It is a tried and tested product and does not have a lot of drawbacks.
Reasons to Buy
- You can find a 2.4″ screen integrated into the surface.
- The device has G-sensors to protect against accidental overwriting.
- The image quality is exceptional during the day.
- You have a choice of shooting at 1080p or 720p.
- There are upgrades available like the warning systems and auto-defence mechanisms.
- The post sales support is really good making it a delight for the customers.
Reasons to Avoid
- The camera does not perform well at night even after subsequent upgrades.
- The peripheral view is not that great.
- You cannot shoot at 1080p in 60 fps.
- The price is not that customer-friendly.
The overall performance of the device is good and it is stuffed with features (a bit too many), but it is a good bet for the money. If you are willing to spend a huge amount on the dash cam, it is one of the good bets.