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AKASO DL12 2 5K Mirror Dash Cam 12 Touch Screen Front and Rear Dual Dash Camera for Cars Enhanced Night Vision Backup Camera with Sony Starvis Sensor GPS G Sensor Parking Assistance

Last Updated: September 22, 2020 (Refresh Now)
9.3
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
649
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
18
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Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
256.08 meters
SIZE
Yes
GPS
Yes
VIDEO

Review Summary - 631 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Setup
 180
install, installation, easy to install, mirror, took
+99%
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" ...  The box also has everything you need to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that very nice product install took me about 2 hrs For the price I promise you won’t be disappointed  ...  "
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" ...  Installed it in my little pickup truck.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to install.  ...  "
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" ...  The installation and setup was easy and straightforward.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product hooked it up my self fast delivery and easy to understand directions.  ...  "
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" ...  with the new one installing was fun and challenging instead of drilling any holes I went through the license plate hole.  ...  "
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" ...  After complete installation of the device, everything worked smoothly.  ...  "
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Display Clarity
 157
display, mirror, view, rear, touch screen
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Full size display.  ...  "
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" ...  A setting to flip display would be nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The 12 in screen / mirror gives wider view of the rear than my OEM mirror.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is bright and clear and easily dimmable to adjust for night driving.  ...  "
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" ...  This one have full screen cover in the front and very clear to see, easy touch screen.  ...  "
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" ...  view is bright and clear  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact that it will show front and back simultaneously in a split screen view and love the clarity of the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen is responsive and better than most other touch screen dash cam I have used. ... The screen is very large, taking up the whole screen and is very nice.  ...  "
Camera
 154
rear, mirror, dash, front, quality
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Now I have both view recorded and a back up cam!  ...  "
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" ...  The camera provides excellent video with both the front and rear cameras. ... It’s a very solid camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the camera clarity and the ease of operations.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this backup camera for a boat.  ...  "
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" ...  Rear view camera is awesome  ...  "
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" ...  Love that there is a back up camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera resolution is great and shows a crystal clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  Like Camera Quality & Easy to use it .  ...  "
Fit
 152
cam, mirror, dash cam, rear, would
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I took my time to look for the right dash cam.  ...  "
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" ...  I just purchased this dash cam and it is a really good product!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to mount and use.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit easily and securely mounts to the existing rear-view mirror with nice soft rubber straps.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit fits well over existing rear-view mirror.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice dash cam/rearview mirror.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall I have no complaints to have about the Mirror Dash Cam.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all I am very satisfied with this mirror dash cam and would definitely recommend it.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 136
install, easy to install, easy to use, use, navigate
+100%
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" ...  first i just installed it in no time, really very easy to work on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Easier that way.  ...  "
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" ...  The design of the dashcam is great and it's really easy to operate.  ...  "
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" ...  The device setting setup was very responsive and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Found the DL12 easy to install, instructions could be a little clearer on the location of the time change and how to set.  ...  "
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" ...  the best one I owed so far, easy to use, very happy with the quality (video and audio) I love the way is designed to playback vídeos.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality and installation was great and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and easy to use.  ...  "
Front Camera
 102
camera, front, cam, mirror, view
+96%
-4%
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" ...  The front camera is adjustable by hand so you can align it to your preference.  ...  "
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" ...  Both front and rear cameras have great clear quality even at night time.  ...  "
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" ...  You can see very clearly through the camera mirror, both the rear and front cameras are nice and clear with good wide angles, it provides excellent video with sharp image quality and vivid colors even at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Front and rear video capture is at a higher resolution than the DL9.  ...  "
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" ...  Switching between front and rear views is also different. ... And I must add here, the image quality (both front and rear views) is absolutely amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Front and rear cameras work great, the quality is really good!  ...  "
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" ...  The front camera quality is outstanding with 2.5K resolution.  ...  "
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" ...  I own a DL 9 dashcam, which is a smaller version of the front camera and I truly like it. ... Like the DL 9, the camera is a rear view mirror with a front camera/touch screen.  ...  "
Price
 76
quality, product, money, worth the money, overall
+100%
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" ...  The price is truly unbeatable. ... You cannot beat these.  ...  "
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" ...  Price is right.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, an outstanding value for the price point.  ...  "
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" ...  Not a bad setup for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, for the price, I highly recommend this specific model!  ...  "
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" ...  This product beat my expectations no doubt.  ...  "
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" ...  But all in all a great product for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Great mirror for price !  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 68
touch, touch screen, big, touchscreen, sensitive
+100%
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" ...  The large 12” touch screen is nice and bright and easy to see.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the touch screen and the simpre and easy to understand features a 100%  ...  "
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" ...  Touch screen works well, and settings are pretty straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  Touch screen is responsive and works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  Huge HD touch screen  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen makes it easy to manage.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen works perfectly and is very pleasing to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Touch screen is very responsive overall 10/10 experience.  ...  "
Night Photography
 60
front, rear, camera, light, day
+97%
-3%
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" ...  High resolution cameras night and day.  ...  "
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" ...  Night time recordings are dark unless there is street/area lighting.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality of both front and rear cameras are so clear even at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Great night vision also.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of day/ night recording is better than anything i have own before.  ...  "
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" ...  I was surprised that the front and back cameras video quality is nearly flawless, even at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Night vision is also good. ... Depending on the outdoor lighting conditions.  ...  "
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" ...  The view from the front and the rear is sharp and clear., both day and night.  ...  "
Cables
 58
wire, wires, cord, camera, wiring
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I requested an extended cable due to the size of the truck and they sent it right away free of charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I felt the 21 foot length for the back camera cable would be enough to make it to the mirror. ... This connection is a TRRS cable. ... I finally found the correct cable (you can not use just any TRRS cable (Tip, ring ring, sleeve, boy did i get an education on this stuff!  ...  "
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" ...  2: If your upgrading from the DL9 you only need to replace the power cable and add in the GPS.  ...  "
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" ...  It took me less then 30 min to set everthing up and hiding the wires.  ...  "
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" ...  connect red cable .  ...  "
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" ...  The cam comes with quite a long cable for the rear camera, which should be sufficient for most passenger cars and trucks. ... I emailed Akaso support and asked for a longer cable, and after a few days, one arrived in the mail.  ...  "
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" ...  I agree with everyone here who has said to watch a YouTube video if you don’t know how to hide wires. ... Wire wasn’t much of a big deal to hide,I ran it up the mirror support and into the headliner  ...  "
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" ...  I installed it in my 2010 Toyota Tundra after getting a free longer cable from Akaso.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 57
quality, image, screen, clear, video
+100%
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" ...  The image quality is superb.  ...  "
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" ...  PROS: Good picture quality and operates as advertised CONS: 1) One drawback is the weight.  ...  "
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" ...  - sharp image quality when playing on computer as well  ...  "
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" ...  The resolution seems to be much clearer and definitely brighter. ... The image quality is amazing. ... And I must add here, the image quality (both front and rear views) is absolutely amazing. ... The live images are spectacular.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice 2k dashcam with high definition pictures!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, has a clear picture.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality during the day is very crisp and doesn't wash out. ... The new single picture mode is perfect for scenery.  ...  "
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" ...  The 2.5k video resolution gives you a clear and high pitched image.  ...  "
GPS
 55
speed, dash cam, module, feature, comes
+95%
-5%
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" ...  The GPS is also included for speed detection if you choose to plug it in.  ...  "
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" ...  I really liked the GPS functionality of the dashcam as it offers current speed and location.  ...  "
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" ...  Haven't used the GPS feature yet, but will update this review once I have.  ...  "
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" ...  The GPS display readings are accurate when compared with my speedometer and garmin gps displays.  ...  "
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" ...  It includes a reverse switch which is a great idea, along with the GPS.  ...  "
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" ...  GPS module is a plus since these are typically sold separately.  ...  "
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" ...  The GPS module is accurate helps with your evidence gathering.  ...  "
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" ...  Another great feature I cannot believe was included for this price is the GPS sensor.  ...  "
Features
 37
feature, new, dl12, used, model
+97%
-3%
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" ...  You can’t beat the price and all the features!  ...  "
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" ...  You can get lost with the customizing features with so many options.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything about the functions are excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  I am very pleased and was surprised by the quality of the video, functionality , and features.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and bright yet dimmable.  ...  "
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" ...  1) Value: nice finish, nice feature set, affordable price, does not make your nice car look cheap/ugly ... What features must be added? ... 1) Add two status LEDs on the unit: One LED to show that the unit is powered on, and other LED to show that unit is recording.  ...  "
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" ...  Has other cool features too I have not used yet like Off Balance parking feature, and Gyro feature.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a big upgrade from auto-vox.  ...  "
Video Playback
 36
quality, display, would, videos, segment
+100%
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" ...  -I have not yet found a way to review recorded videos without it prompting me at initial start-up.  ...  "
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" ...  The video quality is great at 2k for both backup cam and dash cam.  ...  "
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" ...  - Video playback directly on the mirror screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm in a car club I posted video to my ig everyone loved it  ...  "
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" ...  The video quality is high resolution and picture is great.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't yet needed to copy the footage to my computer, but playing back video clips on the camera is easy, and the parking monitor is a great feature which records for a minute or so if the built-in sensors detect that someone hits your car while parked.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes reviewing videos super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Very clear videos front and back  ...  "
Storage
 33
sd, slot, sd card, micro sd card, microsd
+64%
-36%
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" ...  - The SD card mounting from the top. ... My other dash cams have SD card slots from the site, so I can easily access them without unmounting the whole unit.  ...  "
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" ...  The package looks very impressive and contains everything you'll need except the SD card.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you buy a memory card.  ...  "
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" ...  - Works with 128GB Micro SD card (most dash cams only allow 64GB)  ...  "
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" ...  Ps: I wish this came with SD card.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to buy SD card U3 class of 64gb and it worked well.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using a 64GB U3 SD card and works great.  ...  "
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" ...  the micro sd card easily removes a for quick downloads onto my computer whenever i need to save a moment from along my trip.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 33
dl9, time, one, months, issues
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I have used this dashcam now for a few months and out of the four I've owned, this is my favorite.  ...  "
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" ...  I found the DL9 during my search for a reliable dashcam.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this product around a month ago, and honestly I'm very happy with its functionality.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had installed for well over a couple of months now and it's working flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  When not broken, everything works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the company send me a letter asking if this was working fine and if i had any issues or question to contact them.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this dash cam for almost two months, it works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  So far I’ve been using this mirror dash for a couple of months now, and it’s been working great, not problems or anything.  ...  "
Resolution
 27
resolution, 5k, 1080p, quality, high
+100%
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" ...  This camera is so crystal clear front and back it’s like watching a 4K movie in live action.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera at night isn't 4k quality but its still great in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  The resolution is decent so no problem with the video quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The 2.5k video resolution gives you a clear and high pitched image. ... The difference between 1080p and 2.5k video isn’t that much noticeable when viewing the footage on the 12” display, but watching the videos on you computer makes this difference more noticeable (although 1080p is already great quality video).  ...  "
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" ...  The recorded files are correct to the advertised resolution.  ...  "
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" ...  The 2K resolution certainly makes the image quality a lot more cleaner and more detailed.  ...  "
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" ...  the back camera was similar (obvious as it's 2k vs 1080p, respectively).  ...  "
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" ...  With this camera in the back you get an HD live view of behind you! ... Also the footage from the back camera is really good quality 1080P.  ...  "
Marketplace
 23
picture, weekend, view, video, quality
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Exactly as described and exactly what I needed!  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks Akaso DL12.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been an AKASO customer for a while.  ...  "
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" ...  I have included some photos and video here.  ...  "
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" ...  All the functions work as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it here on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  I might try a different bracket just to make sure it's durable and stays put so I can rely on the picture.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a DL9 but was offered an upgrade to the DL12. ... The new single picture mode is perfect for scenery.  ...  "
Color
 21
image, video, really, gets, clear
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Bright display, which the brightness can be adjusted.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm amazed at how crisp and detailed the images and videos are.  ...  "
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" ...  The colors on the display are amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The environment was pitch dark but I can still see most objects clearly.  ...  "
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" ...  Mirror properties could be better when all images are off, but then you would sacrifice image quality and brightness, only really important if rear camera went out completely.  ...  "
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" ...  - sharp image quality when playing on computer as well  ...  "
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" ...  The colors look amazing on the display.  ...  "
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" ...  The display is clear and bright, and the view/brightness is adjustable.  ...  "
Build Quality
 21
unit, new, ive, good, fell
+81%
-19%
comment
" ...  The whole thing feels well thought out and it does what it sets out to do.  ...  "
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" ...  I finally found the correct cable (you can not use just any TRRS cable (Tip, ring ring, sleeve, boy did i get an education on this stuff! ... This product is rock solid.  ...  "
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" ...  The mirror dashcam is placed on top of your existing regular rearview mirror, and held by two rubber bands.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit easily and securely mounts to the existing rear-view mirror with nice soft rubber straps.  ...  "
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" ...  Very solid quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a pivot joint which makes adjusting it easier.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is extended out in the DL9 to clear the standard rear view mirror where it is attached by the provided rubber band/holders.  ...  "
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" ...  I also bought this for my protection if I should ever gets pulled over or something fishy might happen I have a proof at all times.  ...  "
Controls
 20
screen, menu, turn, navigate, much
+90%
-10%
comment
" ...  And the touchscreen/menu layout is simple with alot of control.  ...  "
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" ...  Has a nice touchscreen menu with various setting and controls.  ...  "
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" ...  You can swipe from the right to toggle front, rear, and split views and can adjust the brightness by swiping top to bottom.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall it is neat to have all the settings on one screen and you can change different options.  ...  "
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" ...  Touchscreen Menu is easy to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  Brightness controls are easy to use with a nice vivid image for the front camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I have no problem switching back and forth with just a swipe of my finger.  ...  "
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" ...  Much easier to navigate the settings menu.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 18
mirror, glare, view, maybe, know
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  It honestly is pretty impressive how the screen is edge to edge and touchscreen.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe this fixes the subtile glare.)  ...  "
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" ...  The best part that surprised me is that when the screen is turned off, it's as clear as a regular rearview mirror (it is mirror-laminated + anti-glare display).  ...  "
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" ...  I turned on the screen saver function which lets it act as a mirror so there isn't much glare, in fact the mirror is bigger and lets me see out the whole rear window.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is huge.  ...  "
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" ...  - Split screens front and back as well as individual.  ...  "
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" ...  The 12" screen is huge, but that's exactly what I want!  ...  "
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" ...  I love the screen.  ...  "
Comfort
 17
+82%
-18%
comment
" ...  I’ve tried a few different similar products but hands down this is the best one.  ...  "
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" ...  You may need to make some changes to the settings for your comfort.  ...  "
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" ...  The whole thing feels well thought out and it does what it sets out to do.  ...  "
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" ...  Now my grandmother can back up without having to strain her neck to look backward!  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to hide all my wires in the over head consoled.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a pivot joint which makes adjusting it easier.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is at your finger tips.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a touch screen which is very easy to use and so everting that you need to with it to make it comfortable for yourself.  ...  "
Overall performance
 16
video, well, use, gps, driving
+94%
-6%
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" ...  It shows your speed, time and date and even your location in playback recordings.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  So far it has worked flawlessly and shows accurate speeds.  ...  "
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" ...  This cam to me is worth 3 times the price for it's performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth investing especially with a lot of hit and runs.  ...  "
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" ...  I got one of these after receiving a few complaints about my speed in the neighborhood.  ...  "
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" ...  It does it's job well.  ...  "
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" ...  As well as your speed and direction.  ...  "
Delivery
 16
well, product, delivered, box
+100%
comment
" ...  It arrived sooner than expected, we opened the package and everything that was supposed to be there was all there and undamaged.  ...  "
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" ...  Product shipped fast and exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  When I received it, it came professionally packaged with everything I needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Initial impression and packaging - well done.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery was fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Boy did it deliver!  ...  "
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" ...  Product came in good condition.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this product for my son,he is really like it.great service on time delivered.  ...  "
Cable Length
 15
wire, rear, length, hide, extension
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I wanted to truly hide the cables under my SUV's paneling and cable length was more than enough to do the job.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a time trying to hide away all the excess wire.  ...  "
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" ...  4) Long camera wire, and power wire  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that, the cord was long enough to reach from the rear cam to the front device in my 18ft short bus.  ...  "
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" ...  The length of cable is sufficient but need proper management to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  The wire lengths included were adequate for a full sized SUV.  ...  "
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" ...  The cord is long enough to reach the rear of my 2019 Honda civic.  ...  "
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" ...  A shorter gps wire option is also recommended.  ...  "
Design
 15
design, tinge, gold, unique, new
+100%
comment
" ...  The whole thing feels well thought out and it does what it sets out to do.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the design of it compare all the another’s. ... Then the design.  ...  "
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" ...  So they improved on the original design and worked out a few of the kinks the DL9 had.  ...  "
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" ...  The shape is now square vs a traditional mirror.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is awesome it takes your old or new car to a modern futuristic look.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed it in the rear trim to give a more factory look.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the look and style.  ...  "
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" ...  First thing I noticed that I really liked is the thinner profile.  ...  "
For Travel
 14
trip, use, get, cam
+100%
comment
" ...  Feel safer now that I can record everything on the road.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't had time take it on a long trip yet, but wow.  ...  "
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" ...  Great front camera if you want to record your overland trips.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought this dash cam for a pick up / travel trailer set up.  ...  "
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" ...  I travel a lot for work and wanted a good dashcam.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted something that would record a cross country trip for me and this did well.  ...  "
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" ...  We intend to use the DL-12 on off-road trips as well as on road, and it seems durable enough for off-road use in our Jeeps.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd highly recommend this camera for anyone who needs a record of their trips, and/or who simple wants better situational awareness while driving.  ...  "
Memory
 14
made, drive, camera, 32, space
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  regardless of drive or not, the evidence is very important.  ...  "
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" ...  It is now something I cannot drive without.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you buy a memory card.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with no backup cam, I purchased this cam based on my needs and reviews, I felt this one had the best reviews, I'm glad I bought this one, easy to install and the picture quality is excellent, the hardest part was to hide the interior wires but with a screwdriver I was able to take some trim off and hide most of the wiring, I would definitely recommend this cam to my friends  ...  "
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" ...  If you use a large flash memory then you can record for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes up to 128GB sad card which is a huge improvement over those that take only 32  ...  "
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" ...  There are both front and back camera, so you can record both front and back while you are drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Instead I has to use a Sandisk 32G, works good now.  ...  "
Drivers
 14
driver, uber, product, new, also
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  I'm okay with it because I can't see that little bit of the mirror from the drivers seat.  ...  "
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" ...  Just what I needed for my daily driver and will definitely be getting another one!  ...  "
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" ...  I would encourage all drivers to get the DL12 Dash Cam, it allows you to actually see what's going on, record and print and view.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s like it has a privacy screen that you can only see from driver seat of back seat.  ...  "
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" ...  and also when an accident will happen at night time having reliable evidence is important as a uber driver, this product has a built in GPS module, it helps to record real time location, current driving track and driving speed. ... Great dash camera for rideshare drivers .  ...  "
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" ...  As a new driver, I love that I can see SO MUCH more than a traditional rearview mirror.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very useful for those driver's tailgating you.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Be sure to toggle with the mirror option to your preferred setting - it's useful to record a driver's license plates, but can be confusing if you're changing lanes, and a car that appears on your left, in the mirror, is actually in your right lane.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 14
time, still, one, connected, trailer
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  They have been using cell phones forever and still don't know how to text 😂😂.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like the ability to review the recordings right on the device without having to take the card out or connect to my phone.  ...  "
comment
" ...  These devices very well could mean the difference of approval or denial for an insurance claim.  ...  "
comment
" ...  When it's connected, I'll be able to see front and back at the same time which sounds distracting but let's see.  ...  "
comment
" ...   Very smart device.  ...  "
comment
" ...  5: I can still access my "home connect" buttons on my existing mirror thought this one is on top.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As my car is quite old, I have purchased an used one actually, I do add some tech devices some Times.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is most helpful when connecting up one of my trailers.  ...  "
Video Recording
 14
video, recording, camera, also, cam
+100%
comment
" ...  ), and the back camera records FHD 1920x1080.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The video quality is great at 2k for both backup cam and dash cam.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Now lets talk about the quality,so the rear cam is the same 1080P camera from the DL9 but the dash cam can capture video in 2K.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It have very high recording quality!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great Product and HD quality on recording!  ...  "
comment
" ...   The only product with GPS, Video recording with g-sensor (adjustable) and reverse camera in one .  ...  "
comment
" ...  The video recording is awesome  ...  "
comment
" ...  Resolution better than expected and the reproduction of the videos taken are just as great as the live recording.  ...  "
Software Platform
 13
software, ui, simple, see, issue
+69%
-31%
comment
" ...  From the menu list, I gather this unit to have more capability and perhaps a matter of future updates.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I really appreciate the ease of use of the touch-based interface.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Excellent OS system.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A fix to that is to rotate the mirror all the way up or down or tint your car windows.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Improved user interface  ...  "
comment
" ...  A simple software update could address this issue.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The next big differences are in the software and interface.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Interface is easy to navigate and provide simple access to all functions and allow to turn on or off jingles as needed.  ...  "
Capacity
 12
see
+100%
comment
" ...  This is a great addition to my car.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Used in a Van RV.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Installed this onto the family vehicle.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Definitely want to get this for everyone in my family!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I feel sager when I'm driving now as well as any family member that uses my car.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought it for my trailer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Building quality is high.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I live in a apartments community and I wanna be sure about my safety around.  ...  "
Clarity
 12
clear, product, easy
+100%
comment
" ...  All rcordingds looked great and the detail and clarity are exceptional.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The clarity is really good.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Set up was super easy and the quality is very good and clear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The clarity is wonderful.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Like the clarity  ...  "
comment
" ...  The screen is crystal clear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Smooth and clear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I think the screen is crisp and clear.  ...  "
Other
 11
gps, enough, collision
+100%
comment
" ...  I like the fact that it records when motion is detected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I think this product uses the latest Sony imaging sensors  ...  "
comment
" ...  The enhanced night vision back up camera and the parking assist sensor can't be beat.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cameras lack IR illumination, but they seem sensitive enough that my headlights and reverse lights illuminate the viewed areas well enough.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The G sensor can be a little overzealous as to what it considers an 'impact', but everything else is perfect.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It has shock sensor which is very useful for me in a emergency situation.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Another great feature I cannot believe was included for this price is the GPS sensor.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This allows the device to record any events leading up to affecting your vehicle opposed to only recording after the kinetic sensor is tripped.  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
view, video, ideal, exactly, edge
+100%
comment
" ...  I assume it just defaults to the center of the picture as is, but would be nice if I could move it because the ideal camera view is not the same as the ideal view on the display.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This thing is totally as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The new single picture mode is perfect for scenery.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have included some photos and video here.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I might try a different bracket just to make sure it's durable and stays put so I can rely on the picture.  ...  "
comment
" ...  All the functions work as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Look at my first picture.  ...  "
Lens
 11
tape, moisture, good, front, everything
+100%
comment
" ...  The camera's wide-angle lens is perfect for recording and captures most of the stuff that the lenses of pointed to.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Everything needed is included, and the mirror is the center focal point when opening the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was also surprised at the wide field of view.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Before installing, I covered rear camera lens with masking tape and gave it a couple coats of flex seal paint for some moisture resistance. ... Removed tape and cleaned the lens with a little Rain-X to shed any accumulated moisture during operation.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Whether you are parked or driving the wide-angle lens captures more than I thought it would.  ...  "
comment
" ...  the lens are movable to adjust properly since its used on a SUV i am able to angle it lower rather than straight ahead.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The image quality on the mirror is outstanding and the wide angle lens picks up my blind spots!!  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera's wide-angle lens is perfect for recording and captures a majority of the stuff that the lense of pointed to, and it records more than what is screen shows in the mirror.  ...  "
Display Size
 8
view, size, inch, display, taller
+100%
comment
" ...  The size of the screen and that cameras are great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wanted a bigger display than standard dashcams have thus the combined mirror would be the option for me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The view on the 12" mirror is a very large size viewable screen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought this one specifically for its SIZE and dual screen functionality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The screen is huge.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I will say that it is a definite upgrade indeed, the 12 inch screen size and the GPS are definitely two of the upgrades I was especially looking for.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Full size display.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The screen is very large, taking up the whole screen and is very nice.  ...  "
Size
 8
taller, mirror, like
+100%
comment
" ...  It's a must have if you have a cargo van.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is very versatile.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Very informative if you're like me and you like seeing all that data of your travels.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Makes it easier when hauling a trailer and etc  ...  "
comment
" ...  I travel a lot for work and wanted a good dashcam.  ...  "
comment
" ...  More elegant for women’s car.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is a great addition to your car.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The 2” bigger size is awesome.  ...  "
Battery Life
 8
would, smaller
+88%
-13%
comment
" ...  The built in battery has a very long operating life and the parking event recording is a valuable feature.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera has the internal backup battery which can work for a couple of minutes without external power.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My favorite feature on this has to be the battery on board.  ...  "
comment
" ...  i set it up in 2 hrs.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Battery is excellent so far.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Mine wasnt long enough and emailed akaso and they sent me one free of charge.  ...  "
comment
" ...  What’s good about is that it has its own battery and can record even when car is off and doesn’t drain your battery.  ...  "
Charging
 8
easy, camera, cable, backup
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I requested an extended cable due to the size of the truck and they sent it right away free of charge.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cable routing was easy to follow (with a usb charger, backup camera, and gps cables) and the backup camera had a generous length, making hiding the wiring behind panels easy.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The cigarette charger/power cable that came with this unit outputs 2.5amps.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nice heavy duty male 12v accessory plug .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Installed camera in my Dodge Charger.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Mine wasnt long enough and emailed akaso and they sent me one free of charge.  ...  "
Lagging
 7
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  Has a little lag when it first starts, but reasonable.  ...  "
comment
" ...  But if it does sense something it will start recording and it will lock that recording.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The touchscreen is really sensitive and doesn’t lag at all.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Responsive, doesn't really lag  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like that recording starts automatically  ...  "
Cleaning
 7
+100%
comment
" ...  I recommend having a microfiber cloth for cleaning the smudges and fingerprints.  ...  "
comment
" ...  You'll definitely want a constant power supply going to this bad boy I suggest hardwiring it in it just gives it a cleaner look.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I am amazed how it eliminates blind spots.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Once install is completed and all the wires tucked away, you cannot tell if there’s a dashcam and has a clean factory look.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wide view, clean, and clear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Cleaner and discrete look.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Icons are much cleaner and accessing different options is faster.  ...  "
As Gift
 6
+100%
comment
" ...  I like this Akaso DL12 so much that I've bought another to give as a gift.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It was a gift for my husband.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Will be ordering a second one as a gift for a friend in August for a September birthday.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I will be purchasing a few more as gift and for my second vehicle.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like it enough to buy my girlfriend one for her Van for her birthday.  ...  "
Storage
 6
+100%
comment
" ...  The product came in a nice solid box with all items properly secured inside the box.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It was well packed in a nice box with needed accessories.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The inclusion of H.265 will surely help with space and quality so kudos to Akaso on this!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'm very happy with the product and it does its intended job well without leaving a big footprint in your interior.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Compared to looking in my fairly large side mirrors it is astounding.  ...  "
Apps
 5
software, see, app, simple, navigate
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Touchscreen navigation and settings are well thought out and responsive.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The next big differences are in the software and interface.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Interface is easy to navigate and provide simple access to all functions and allow to turn on or off jingles as needed.  ...  "
User Manual
 4
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I recommend you take a look at the manual.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wish there was a substantial manual on it units features and operation.  ...  "
comment
" ...  One more thing, if you write a manual, your product will go over a lot better here if you let an American handle the sentence structures. ... The manual adjustment is nice and convenient but it should do that automatically.  ...  "
Accuracy
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  The GPS is a very nice feature and is very accurate.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Only thing is I can't manage to keep the time accurate.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Make sure you install it on the windshield and nowhere else for accurate results.  ...  "
comment
" ...  So far it has worked flawlessly and shows accurate speeds.  ...  "
Microphone
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  DL12 record quality is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Front and rear recording was a very clear.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -High-quality video and sound record  ...  "
Ports
 4
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  I also bought a hardwire mini usb power cable that outputs 2 amps and works great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The SD card slot is located in the middle, between all the jacks and usb c inputs.  ...  "
comment
" ...  A more updated power connector would have been nice as well, like micro USB or USB-C.  ...  "
Gaming
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Overall I give this product 5stars it really is a game changer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is literally a game changer!  ...  "
comment
" ...  it was all fun and games until  ...  "
For Kids
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Added to my son’s car for safety.  ...  "
comment
" ...  He's a college student and was on a budget.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
sound, see, picture, dl, connected
+100%
comment
" ...  Even though the picture quality on DL 9 is good already, DL 12 with a sensor (IMX 335) which has higher sensitivity and low noise which provides sharper picture in both day and night time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -High-quality video and sound record  ...  "
comment
" ...  When it's connected, I'll be able to see front and back at the same time which sounds distracting but let's see.  ...  "
Packing
 3
box
+100%
comment
" ...  I wasnt expecting the packing and the product to be this high quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Initial impression and packaging - well done.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The rear cameras seems to be good built as well, can't really say if it's water proof as I installed mine inside the vehicle.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I have used Akaso underwater cameras in the past, and was always impressed with the picture quality.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  256.08 meters
Connectivity
GPS:  Yes 
Camera
Video:  Yes 
Display
Resolution:  Full HD 1080p 
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
256.08 meters
SIZE
Yes
GPS
Yes
VIDEO