– Max. resolution: 1280×720 @ 30fps
– Price: see DVR-207
– Built-in 2″ screen
– 1/4“ CMOS WXGA HD Sensor
– Viewing Angle: 120° diagonal
– Operating temperature: from 0°C to +40°C / 32˚F to 104˚F
– Storage temperature: from -20°C to +50°C / -4˚F to 122˚F
– Size: 100mm x 63mm x 23mm
– Date & time stamp on video
– Supports up to 32GB MicroSD cards
– Loop recording
– Auto on/off
– Interfaces: HDMI, USB 2.0 (mini-USB)
UPDATE: An newer version of this camera is now available: The DVR-207 has upgraded firmware, which eliminates the gaps between video files that the DVR-027 sometimes suffered from. There is also a version with a G-sensor included, the DVR-207GS.
This highly successful dashboard camera is arguably the best affordable dash cam currently available on the market. Beware of cheap fakes however, make sure you get the original DVR-027: it costs around $60 currently (as of 2013). You can distinguish a fake for the real thing by looking for the HDMI port on the right-hand side, which fakes don’t have. Also check the menu color: The original DVR-027’s menu is black on a white background.
The DVR-027 has been out for several years now and has proven to be a very reliable car camera in the lower price segment. It has all the standard dash cam features like loop recording, date and time stamp, and auto on/off when you turn your car’s ignition key. The video quality of course isn’t as great as with more expensive dash cameras, but this cam definitely records good quality video during day-time, and night video quality is okay too (check out the video samples below).
At around $60, the DVR-027 doesn’t come with all the features that many high-end cameras offer, but it is still a great buy if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, or if you’re on a budget and looking for a dash cam that just does the job without all the bells and whistles.
Be careful where you buy though as there are several fake versions of this camera around which are basically worthless, therefore, make sure to buy from a verified source. The seller estore009 on eBay has been confirmed to ship the original DVR-027. (Note: Links to the updated DVR-207.)
For original HD video quality, watch on full screen and set the video resolution to 720p using the cog icon in the lower right of the screen.
Daytime sample video for DVR-027