DOD LS430W / NextBase 402G

DOD LS430W car DVR

Technical Details

– Max. resolution: 1920×1080p @ 30fps
– Price: n/a
– Bit rate: 15 Mbps
– Aperture: F/1.6
– WDR Super Night Vision
– 2.7″ Screen
– Fast bootup time
– Small size (112mm x 65mm x 33mm)
– Weight: 97g
– 3 Megapixel 1/3″ CMOS sensor
– Angle of view: 140° diagonal
– Operating temperature: from -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
– Video format: .MOV
– Photo resolution: 12 MP
– Supports up to 64GB MicroSDXC cards (10 hours of 1080p video)
– Time/date/speed stamp on video
– Loop recording, auto on/off, G-Sensor
– Interfaces: HDMI, USB 2.0, AV

UPDATE: An newer version of this camera is now available, the LS460W.

NOTE: While this camera is most widely referred to as DOD LS430W, it is also sold as NextBase In-Car Cam 402G. The two cameras are technically identical, just the branding is different. The NextBase brand is especially popular in the UK.

DOD LS430W (aka NextBase 402G) Review

Over a year after its release, the DOD LS430W continues to be one of the most successful dashboard cameras on the market. With its F/1.6 aperture, 15 Mbps bit rate and Wide Dynamic Range technology, the LS430W — along with the DOD LS300W — is one of the top choices for those who are looking for outstanding reliability and video quality.

Due to the above mentioned features, video quality is excellent at day and very good at night time. What sets the LS430W apart from its predecessor LS300W is the integrated GPS system. As you can see in the video samples below, date, time, speed, and geographic location are recorded conveniently in the video (this can also be switched off should you prefer not to have this data in your video footage). As an added bonus, the camera comes with an option to set it up so that it warns you when you go over a certain speed.

Like its brother LS300W, the LS430W has a large 2.7″ screen, despite being quite small and discreet. It also has the same 140 degree (diagonal) viewing angle, a G-sensor to protect your files from being overwritten in the case of an impact, and of course loop recording which obviously no dash cam can do without.

Unlike most other car cameras, the newer (2014) version of this device supports up to 64GB memory cards, allowing you to record about 10 hours of Full HD video in a single session before the oldest files get overwritten. There is also an “emergency” button allowing you to mark any footage you want to keep which will then also be saved from overwriting.

The DOD LS430W comes with a suction cup mount and a permanent (3M tape) windshield mount. Also included are an HDMI cable, long power cable to the cigarette lighter, and a USB cable to connect it to your computer.

The only major downside of the LS430W is the user manual, which is badly translated from Chinese and written in tiny print. Fortunately the camera is easy enough to figure out how to use without a manual, and DOD’s customer support (should you need them) also seem to be very helpful according to user reports.

In total, the DOS LS430W is definitely a recommended buy, and has been one of the top selling dashboard cameras for more than a year now. It delivers the same excellent footage that the LS300W does, but with the added functionality of an integrated GPS module. Due to its great reliability and top-notch video quality, the LS430W easily made it into our list of all-time dash cam favorites.

DOD LS430W 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 Video Sample

Day time video quality is nothing short of excellent. Note how easy it is to read signs an license plates, even at a considerable distance.

Night Time Video Sample

Even though the LS430W is over a year old already, it still has one of the clearest, sharpest night time videos that you can get on the current dash cam market. The DOD series is rightly famous for its outstanding night video quality.

Where To Buy

This camera is no longer available.