Street Guardian SG9663DC

Street Guardian SG9963DC 2x1080p front and rear car camera

Technical Specifications

– Dual channel dash cam
– Max. resolution: front 1080p, rear 1080p
– Price: Amazon US / CA / UKeBay US / CA / UK / AU (for more countries & vendors, check below)
– Aperture: f/2.0
– GPS (external)
– WDR enhanced night vision
– 2″ Screen
– Novatek 96663 processor
– Video format: MP4
– Supports up to 256 GB MicroSD cards
– Time and date stamp on video
– Loop recording, auto on/off, G-Sensor
– Interface: USB
– Lock file button
– CPL filter included
– Operating temperature: from -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F)
– Internal capacitor instead of battery
– Internal microphone and speaker
– Adhesive mount
– Supported languages: English, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, German, Italian, Japanese, French, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Front Camera:
– Max. resolution: 1920×1080 @ 30fps
– Bit rate: 15 Mbps
– Size: 85mm x 52mm x 35mm
– Weight: 75g
– Sony Exmor R sensor
– Angle of view: 120° diagonal

Rear camera:
– Max. resolution: 1920×1080 @ 30fps
– Bit rate: 15 Mbps
– Size: 50mm x 52mm x 25mm
– Weight: 35g
– Sony Exmor CMOS sensor
– Angle of view: 120° diagonal

Street Guardian SG9663DC Review

The Street Guardian SG9663DC was released in November 2017 and is a high-end front & rear dashboard camera. Taking a different approach than its competitors from Blackvue and Thinwkare, it doesn’t aim to include as many cutting-edge features (like Wi-Fi and cloud viewing) as possible: Instead, the Street Guardian focuses on reliability, usability, and image quality.

Lets start with the latter: The SG9663DC records hands down the best video quality of all the dual channel dash cams we have reviewed so far. It records 1080p (1920×1080) front and rear at 30 frames per second, with a high bit rate of 15Mbps each. As a result, video quality is very good forward and backward, both at day and at night.

As we said, this camera doesn’t support Wi-Fi or cloud connectivity, unlike many of its competitors at this price level. Instead, it comes with a 2″ screen that makes it configuration of the camera quite simple and allows you to play back video footage on the spot. Of course, you can always pop out the SD card and play back the MP4 encoded videos on your computer, if you’d like to take advantage of the bigger screen.

With its stealthy wedge shape, the SG9663DC keeps a low profile on your wind shield. If you’d like to avoid attracting unwanted attention while parking in a sketchy area, the camera can also easily be removed from its mount if you want to take it with you or stow it away. It even comes with a useful pouch to store the camera in while it’s off duty.

Speaking of parking, a parking mode isn’t currently supported for this model, even though it does support motion detection. The reason is that Street Guardian is still working on the specialized hard-wiring kit (SGDCHW) that is needed to power the camera while the car’s engine isn’t running. The estimated time of arrival for this kit is in Spring 2018.

GPS logging is supported, and an external GPS antenna is included with the camera. Speed can be displayed in km/h or mph. A CPL lens is also included, to reduce reflections in the windshield while driving in bright sunlight.

Memory cards can be up to 256GB in size, for a maximum video recording capacity of 18+ hours at 15Mbps per channel. Class 10 card or above cards are recommended. Always format memory cards in the camera for them to function properly.

The Australian-based manufacturers, Street Guardian, are known not only for their highly reliable cameras and great attention to detail, but also for their outstanding customer support. We’re not getting paid to say this and are not connected to the company any way, but with several years of reviewing dash cams under our belt, we believe that Street Guardian is probably the brand with the highest long-term customer satisfaction.

To sum it up, this is an excellent two-way dash cam for beginners and advanced users alike. If you’re happy to go without Wi-Fi and parking mode (parking mode should be available alter), this is a highly reliable camera, with great video quality. The built-in screen allows for ease of installation and operation, while the wedge-shape keeps it stealthy and dicreet.

All this, combined with Street Guardian’s top-notch customer support, make the SG9663DC one of our favorite front-and-rear dash cams for 2018.

Items Included

The Street Guardian SG9663DC comes with an impressive assortment of accessories. Here’s what’s included in the box:

Circular Polarized Lens filter, stickers, cord clips, GPS antenna, main camera (DVR), rear camera, GPS extension cable, trim pry tool, quick start guide, bracket removal string, rear camera bracket, 12V-24V power cord, 3 meter video cable (90/90), 6 meter video cable (90/180), windshield cleaning wipes, spare 3M VHB mount tape, micro SD card & SD adapter (32GB, 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB), spare 3M VHB GPS Tape, microfiber & lens cleaning bag, spare 3M VHB rear mount tape, main camera mount bracket (thin), main camera mount bracket (thick), EVA foam pads (goes between mount & camera), Android micro USB compatible OTG & PC USB memory card reader

Street Guardian SG9663DC 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

Front video at day time is of very good quality. All details are clearly visible, and license plates of nearby cars are easy to read.

Day Time Rear Video Sample

Rear video quality at day is also very good. License plates of other cars are easily readable by pausing the video.

Night Time Front & Rear Video Sample

Video quality at night is very good too, both for the front and rear cameras (rear video starts at 1:57). License plates of most other cars can be easily read even as they are driving by.

Where To Buy

The Street Guardian SG9663DC is available for sale from the following vendors:

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

eBay US / CA / UK / AU

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