Crosstour CR900

Crosstour CR900 dual channel dash camTechnical Specifications

– Dual channel dash cam
– Max. resolution: front 1080p, rear 1080p
– Price: Amazon US / CA / UKeBay US / CA / UK / AU
– External GPS (optional)
– HDR Super Night Vision
– 3″ Screen
– Novatek 96665 processor
– Time and date stamp on video
– Loop recording, auto on/off, G-Sensor
– Interfaces: USB
– Lock file button
– Weight: 75g
– Operating temperature: from -20 to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
– Video format: MP4
– Supports up to 32 GB class 10 MicroSD cards
– Internal microphone and speaker
– Adhesive mount

Front Camera:
– Max. resolution: 1920×1080 (1080p)
– Aperture: f/1.8
– Size: 89 x 70 x 80mm
– Sony IMX323 sensor
– Angle of view: 170° diagonal

Rear camera:
– Max. resolution: 1920×1080 (1080p)
– Aperture: f/1.8
– Sony IMX323 sensor
– Angle of view: 170° diagonal

Crosstour CR900 Review

The Crosstour CR900 is a popular dual-channel dash cam in the lower price range. At just $100, it’s the cheapest front-and-rear dashboard camera we have reviewed so far.

Due to its small size and convenient wedge shape, the device is highly stealthy. It records 1080p both forward and to the rear. The CR900 doesn’t have Wi-Fi, but sports a 3″ screen, so you can review videos on the fly.

Video quality is fair overall, not too bad for the camera’s price, but in low lighting situations it can often be hard or impossible to make out license plates. At day, forward video quality is good and rear video quality is fair. At night, both the front and rear footage are average to fair, with a bit to much glare from street and traffic lights.

That being said, the Crosstour CR900 is the cheapest acceptable quality front and rear dash cam at this time (April 2019). If you’re looking for a dual camera but can’t afford to pay a bit more for a Mini 0906, the CR900 might be your best pick.

A GPS unit is available separately for this camera, but not included in the price.

The front to rear camera cable is 5.9m (19.4ft) long, so make sure that’s sufficient for your vehicle. Longer cables are not available.

Features that we like about this camera:

  • The camera is fairly intuitive to use.
  • The front lens can be swiveled up and down, as well as left and right. The rear camera can be rotated circa 240 degrees up or down, so it will fit on any type of rear window.
  • The rear camera has a switch to rotate the video up or down (something we haven’t seen with other cameras — some allow you to flip video in the camera’s menu though).

Things we don’t like:

  • The lock file button is in a row with 3 other buttons on the right side of the camera, so it can be hard to hit without actually looking for it. It might be easier if you’re in a country like the United Kingdom where the driver’s seat is on the right-hand side, but if not, you’re out of luck.
  • Maximum supported SD card size is only 32GB, which is quite low. Most other dash cams support 128GB or more in 2019.

Summary

The Crosstour CR900 is an okay entry level front-and-rear dash cam. However, if you can afford to pay about $20 more, the Mini 0906 records slightly better video and takes larger memory cards.

Crosstour CR900 Video Samples

For full original video quality, make sure to watch on full screen and select maximum video resolution (use the cog icon in lower right corner). You may have to rewind the video after changing the resolution.

Day Time Front Video Sample

Day time front video is good. You can read license plates pausing the video.

Day Time Rear Video Sample

Rear video quality at day is fair. License plates of other cars are only readable from very close.

Night Time Front Video Sample

Forward video quality at night is only average. There’s a lot of glare from street and traffic lights, and license plates are hard or impossible to read most of the time.

Night Time Rear Video Sample

Rear video at night is fair. There’s still a lot of glare, but it looks a bit sharper than the forward night video. License plates are readable when driving by slowly.

Where To Buy

The Crosstour CR900 is available for sale from the following vendors:

Amazon US / CA / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT

eBay US / CA / UK / AU

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