-- Max. resolution: 1920x1080 @ 25fps
-- Price: see Amazon US / UK — Newfrog — eBay AU (more vendors below)
-- Built-in 2.7″ screen
-- 5MP Camera
-- Viewing Angle: 140° diagonal
-- Medium size (90mm x 51mm x 9mm)
-- Photos: up to 12 Megapixels JPG
-- Supports up to 32GB MicroSD cards
-- G sensor
-- Date & time stamp on video
-- Loop recording, auto on/off
-- Interfaces: HDMI, AV out, USB 2.0
The K6000 is a low cost dash cam of Chinese origin. It shoots decent video footage at day, however night video quality is below average. This camera can record 1920x1080 video at 25fps, or 1440x1080 video at 30fps (4:3 format).
It comes with a built-in 2.7″ screen, G-sensor for motion detection, and has a relatively wide viewing angle of 140 degrees, which is more than most affordable dashboard cameras offer. Of course, essentials like loop recording, auto on/off and a visible date/time stamp are also present. This camera does not support GPS though.
Users have reported that the K6000 often comes with glitches due to the low price, so getting a camera that actually works fine is a bit of a lottery. The camera casing has kind of a cheap feel to it and the unit is extremely light. Some buyers complained about the casing being full of scratches, however there is a protective foil on it (like on a mobile phone) so after removing the foil your camera should be flawless.
To sum it up, this is a cheap camera that does an acceptable job if you are okay with the poor night video quality. It does have its flaws though and can no longer be considered state-of-the-art in 2014. If you are looking for an affordable dash cam, we recommend you consider the G1W or one of its variants. They don’t cost a whole lot more but are much more reliable than the K6000.
K6000 Video Samples
For original video quality, watch on full screen and set video resolution to maximum, using the cog icon in the lower right of the screen.
The K6000’s day time video quality is good for its price. Details clearly visible. License plates are easily readable when close (at least those that are not snowed over).
Night video quality is poor though. Lots of glare from street & traffic lights, strong reflections on the windshield, and a general blurriness don’t win this camera any prizes in the nocturnal department. The video sometimes even seems to flicker like an old 1920s black and white film.
Where To Buy
The K6000 is available from the following vendors: