The DOD LS460W entered the market when standards had already been set high by the predecessors, like the LS430W or even the LS300W. Though it is true that there has not been much difference, it can be said it tops the market at present. Though there are newer versions like the 470W or the 470W+, this variant captures better videos. It can be considered that the DOD LS460W is the best choice from the brand at present. The night video capturing quality has received some excellent improvements considered to what was available previously. It records excellent video during the day.
The bracket mount of the camera gets a GPS microchip which is updated every 5 seconds. This means that you would get a highly accurate speed reading on the video footage. The camera is accompanied by a 2.7″ screen which supports different modes during driving. There is an interesting feature of the device which can give you an over-speed warning. This speed can be set previously in your favourite unit – mph or km/h.
The device comes with a time-lapse function. Thus recordings can be made at 10 fps, 2 or 1 fps according to your choosing. The default is 30 fps. This feature is helpful when you do not need many details in the parking mode. The LS460W accepts 64GB SDXC cards, but it even accepts 128GB cards as well. A 128 GB card would allow you to store data for more than 16 hours.
The dash cam supports auto on/off features, loop recording and G-sensor with impact detection. There is an emergency button which can help you save footage from being overwritten. You can even put in a password to prevent unauthorised access. The circular polarizing filter improves the video quality in bright sunlight.
|Sensor||SONY Exmor CMOS Sensor|
|Wide Angle Lens||140°|
|Display||2.7” 16:9 TFT LCD|
|Video output||1080p/720p/WVGA/VGA output mode
Composite : NTSC/PAL
|Recording media||Micro SDHC Card(Up to 32GB)
*Suggested to use class 10 and MLC flash memory card.
*DOD Tech recommend NOT to use SanDisk branded or TLC flash memory card.
|Audio||Mic and Speaker(Mono)Equipped|
|Shutter button||Electronic shutter|
|Shutter speed||1/2 – 1/1000 second|
|White Balance||Auto/ Daylight/ Cloudy/ Tungsten/ Fluorescent|
|Connection Port||USB 2.0 / TV|
|Battery||3.7V 200mAh Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery|
|USB||High Speed USB 2.0|
|Power Input||5V 1A|
112.5(L) x59.5 (W) x37.4 (H)mm
|Temperature||-20°C ~65°C (-4°F ~149°F)|
|Package Contents||LS460W x 1
User manual x 1
Bracket x 1
Adhesive Bracket x 1
Vehicle power charger x 1
DOD LS460W Pros and Cons
The camera is pretty sleek and is the best among the lineup of products available from the brand. However, looking at the pros and cons gives an idea about where the product stands among the other dash cams.
Reasons to Buy
- The camera has the best video quality among all the products from the company.
- The recording quality has improved over the previous generations in terms of low light recording.
- A 2.7″ screen is available on the camera.
- The GPS allows a very accurate capture of speed.
Reasons to Avoid
- The night video capturing is still pretty poor with not much detail.
- The price on the device is a little too much.
The DOD LS460W is a nice product with lots of different features. The product is good for use but costs quite a lot. It is in the top lineup in any market.