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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: December 5, 2020 (Refresh Now)
9.3
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
1000
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
23
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Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
256.08 meters
SIZE
Yes
GPS
Yes
VIDEO

Review Summary - 977 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Setup
 258
install, installation, easy to install, setup, simple
+100%
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" ...  Install was easy, pretty straight forward, but a bit tough on my Fit's hatchback. ... The install is pretty simple, but with my hatchback it was more work. ... I did install a different brand on the other Fit I have, but they both are extremely comparable, and same basic setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It's easy to install and understand.  ...  "
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" ...  The installation was straight forward and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty simple install.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup can be very quick and easy if you want.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how easy it was to configure and use.  ...  "
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" ...  The installation was easy. ... Using the included headliner installation tool I was able to easily hide the wiring and look professional.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to hook up took me about 30 minutes and it really gives a extra wire for the back up camera.  ...  "
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Camera
 240
backup, mirror, dash, rear, front
+97%
-3%
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" ...  This rearview mirror camera is amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  Very High quality images/ videos.  ...  "
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" ...  This dash camera works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a great mirror camera. ... Overall, a great rearview mirror camera.  ...  "
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" ...  It bigger than the cars mirror and really helps you see more behind you, even without the camera. ... Checkout some of my pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera quality is of both sensors is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  also great for cars that don’t have a backup camera  ...  "
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" ...  During the sett-up, I had time to play around with the dash camera, and found that I chose wisely. ... This Dash camera doesn't dissapoint.  ...  "
Fit
 213
dash cam, mirror, cam, rear, windshield
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Last year I bought two of the AKASO DL9 dash cameras and I’ve been very happy with them.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had this dash cam for almost two months, it works fine. ... I have and would recommend this dash cam to family and friends  ...  "
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" ...  It works really great on our Honda CR-V, only hard part was deciding where to mount it in the back.  ...  "
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" ...  This dash cam is just what I wanted. ... I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants a mirror dash cam.  ...  "
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" ...  And you need to be clever about how you mount the rear camera, I built an aluminum bracket for it and it’s perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Doesn’t add bulk to the windshield.  ...  "
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" ...  The AKASO dash cam works great. ... Other than those two thinfs, the dash cam works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Turns out it's excellent as a "digital" rearview mirror, I improvised a way to mount the rear camera to the back windshield for the best view.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 199
easy to install, install, easy to use, simple, setup
+100%
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" ...  Very modern and easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen was easy to use and common sense layout was easy to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen controls are easy to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  The menu is easy to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to use touchscreen menus .  ...  "
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" ...  it was very easy to install, and the camera can see better than I can sometimes!  ...  "
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" ...  Settings and Menu’s are easy to navigate.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the 5 minute loop and ease of use.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 197
display, mirror, rear, glare, view
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I was amazed to see the rear clearly like a mirror when the display turned off.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the quality of the image too, and the back up assist lines on the screen when I put the car in reverse are very helpful.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I can adjust the camera angle on the view screen as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the split screen option for front and rear viewing.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen resolution is beautiful for front and rear.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is so large that we just set it in a convenient spot for both of us and leave it there.  ...  "
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" ...  - Split screens front and back as well as individual.  ...  "
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" ...  Resolution of cameras is great and the images are clear.  ...  "
Front Camera
 143
rear, front, cam, view, front and rear
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Or perhaps giving the ability to turn off the rear camera without powering down.  ...  "
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" ...  Really great mirror dash cam. ... 2) when the cam is on and you choose the half and half view that shows both your front and rear, the half of the screen that’s closest to the driver seat shows the front camera view instead of the rear.  ...  "
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" ...  The front camera has better fidelity than the rear.  ...  "
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" ...  1 split camera option that provides front and rear views.  ...  "
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" ...  As I had plenty of slack left from the rear cam.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Quality of both front and rear cameras are so clear even at night.  ...  "
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" ...  it has front and back camera.  ...  "
Price
 117
money, product, well worth, overall, camera
+99%
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" ...  Great product well worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product at such a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality was higher than I expected with reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic price point for the measure of security you get.  ...  "
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" ...  And last but not least the price couldn't go wrong with the price at the time that I got it.  ...  "
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" ...  quality and price  ...  "
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" ...  My only complain is the reflection during the day, but other than that, it is a great camera at a decent price.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is good for the quality of the product.  ...  "
Night Photography
 97
vision, camera, rear, low light, rear camera
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Night quality is great in the dark but gets washed out with headlights (just like all cams like this).  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent camera quality both day and night.  ...  "
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" ...  The front-facing camera handles glare better and handles low-light scenes quite well.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera quality is good during the day but washes out from headlights at night.  ...  "
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" ...  Night vision is not too bad.  ...  "
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" ...  The view is really clear and even has great night vision camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Good night vision camera  ...  "
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" ...  great vision at night .  ...  "
Touch Sensitivity
 94
screen, touch screen, touchscreen, responsive, easy to use
+96%
-4%
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" ...  The touchscreen is really sensitive and doesn’t lag at all. ... I would compare it to an Apple iPad quality touch screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen is easy to use and the camera is clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen is responsive, and the user interface is simple and self-explanatory.  ...  "
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" ...  Touch screen is very simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is responsive even in light touch, it's easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen makes it easy to manage.  ...  "
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" ...  I really appreciate the ease of use of the touch-based interface.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like the touch screen.  ...  "
Cables
 86
cable, wires, wiring, hide, length
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I install this in a 02 Venture Van and the cable for the camera was long enough to get from the back hatch door to the front over head.  ...  "
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" ...  I had just the front camera up and running right away which was nice to see how I liked using it before running the wire for the rear camera.  ...  "
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" ...  The install was easy in the front but the rear it might took sometime to hiding wire.  ...  "
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" ...  The hardest part of installation was tucking the wires out of sight, but a little tool was included that helped do that.  ...  "
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" ...  If so extension cables are cheap and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  The kit comes with a cigarette lighter 12v plug but I wanted to hardwire to my fuse box to hide the power cord. ... In order to connect the tail lamp reverse wire I needed a simple way to connect the red wire. ... I purchased “Qibaok 240 PCS T-Tap Wire Connectors Self-Stripping Quick Splice Electrical Terminals and Nylon Insulated Male Quick Disconnect Spade Terminals” kit to tap the line. ... Be able to willing to run wires behind headliners.  ...  "
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" ...  If you want to make it look clean of course you'll spend some time properly routing the wires.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it is connected to the backup light wire, it is done, like plug and play.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 73
picture, clear, image, video, amazing
+99%
-1%
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" ...  Amazing quality image and super easy to use interface.  ...  "
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" ...  The biggest draw was the difference in picture size. ... The old AKASO only had the left side picture view vs this new one is the entire mirror.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the picture quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The image is crisp clear and can actually see license plates.  ...  "
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" ...  In bright sunshine the picture is not very clear but the rest of the time it is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is out standing and available when I need it.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is awesome and a great overall look and dependability.  ...  "
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" ...  the quality is outstanding, the picture couldn't be more clear.  ...  "
GPS
 63
speed, accurate, feature, vehicle, takes
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I really liked the GPS functionality of the dashcam as it offers current speed and location.  ...  "
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" ...  GPS and rear facing camera are wonderful.  ...  "
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" ...  amazing- I included some pictures of everything you get including the GPS part of it.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with loads of features but I am not sure how to access the GPS data of the recorded videos or tested the G-sensor to see if it records when parked.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus, it has GPS information so you can see how fast you're going and also track your route on a map. ... 1 for power, 1 for the gps, and 1 for the rear camera. ... Has GPS information embedded in the video.  ...  "
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" ...  The other added feature of this model is the GPS module.  ...  "
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" ...  The GPS is great add-on feature.  ...  "
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" ...  ANother useful feature is definitely the GPS, this can tell you how fast you are going and where you've been!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 54
unit, month, weeks, days, week
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I've had this dash cam for almost two months, it works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased the DL 12 dash cam about 2 months now.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using this product for the last few months.  ...  "
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" ...  This one has lasted a while!  ...  "
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" ...  I was involved in an accident after having this product installed for about a month and was able to show law enforcement exactly what happened and that another party was at fault!  ...  "
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" ...  Once removed I had no problems. ... The new unit has been in place several weeks and works like a champ.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had this dashcam for a couple of months now and I really enjoy it.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using this product for 2 months now and never any hiccups.  ...  "
Video Playback
 50
quality, videos, clear, youtube, recorded
+96%
-4%
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" ...  It lists the videos by thumbnail on one half of the camera and video review on the other half.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes great videos front and rear!  ...  "
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" ...  It is stable, has great video quality, the touchscreen is by far the most responsive of any I've seen.  ...  "
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" ...  Video playback is much better.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the video screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm in a car club I posted video to my ig everyone loved it  ...  "
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" ...  In order to play the recorded videos on computer, we will need to install the special player which created by the dashcam automatically on the micro-sd card.  ...  "
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" ...  There's also some searchable YouTube videos that can provide installation tutorials.  ...  "
Storage
 46
sd card, sd, 128gb, videos, come
+74%
-26%
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" ...  This Mirror is pretty good it does loop recording so I got my 128GB Micro SD card it is working fine  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you buy a memory card.  ...  "
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" ...  I paired this unit with a 256GB Samsung Evo micro SD.  ...  "
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" ...  it has a override feature that if the SD card gets full, it will override the old videos by itself, so you dont have to delete the old videos yourself!  ...  "
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" ...  As a bonus it also records to the sd card so if I ever have an accident I’ll have a video record of what happened.  ...  "
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" ...  I use a 128gb memory card.  ...  "
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" ...  Ps: I wish this came with SD card.  ...  "
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" ...  The SD card slot is located in the middle, between all the jacks and usb c inputs.  ...  "
Features
 45
night, mode, feature, vehicle, options
+93%
-7%
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" ...  You can’t beat the price and all the features!  ...  "
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" ...  The night mode is superb.  ...  "
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" ...  A cool feature is the "bump" detect feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and bright yet dimmable.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't believe all the features this has for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  It's one of the best, quality and many great features.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, capabilities and features, the DL12 2.5K satisfied all my needs and then some. ... All described features are as advertised. ... If you want the parking features to work, you need to buy additional items. ... (features I was not interested in so no biggie to me)  ...  "
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" ...  The DL12 has several new features that are very impressive. ... There are so many features and functions that I don’t want to take time to go into detail here but you can see the complete owners’ manual on their website.  ...  "
Marketplace
 34
described, works, advertised, thank, quality
+97%
-3%
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" ...  It looks very good in the car as can be seen in the attached pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s was a great recommendation from Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  I was so happy on the quick response. ... They wanted to confirm my purchase (with an order number from Amazon) and I sent them the information.  ...  "
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" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you guys!  ...  "
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" ...  All the functions work as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing is totally as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  He later realized I was the customer from Amazon. ... The guy goes onto Amazon & orders 1 immediately.  ...  "
Resolution
 33
video, clear, camera, 5k, 4k
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I have had other dash cams in the past and this one is a much higher quality and detailed HD view.  ...  "
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" ...  But the clarity since it's a 4k camera is great.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  The resolution is decent so no problem with the video quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Product and HD quality on recording!  ...  "
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" ...  I adjusted a couple of things (brightness, resolution) and took a test drive.  ...  "
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" ...  This will also show the very good resolution it has, and the front being 2K is even better.  ...  "
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" ...  Video options are 1.5k 2k and 4K video.  ...  "
Build Quality
 31
camera, wiring, place, build quality, ticket
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I love this product for the easy set up, the high quality materials, and the daily use I get out of it.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is top notch and nothing felt flimsy.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  I didn't have any factory electronics to my mirror so there is not plastic to hide around.  ...  "
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" ...  It's nice it comes with a tool to pry the weather strip on the side of the doors, but it's still a lot of wires.  ...  "
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" ...  The product came in a nice solid box with all items properly secured inside the box.  ...  "
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" ...  And you need to be clever about how you mount the rear camera, I built an aluminum bracket for it and it’s perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  - the straps to secure the device in place are not flimsy at all, they do a great job  ...  "
Screen Protection
 29
glare, mirror, rear, reflections, rearview
+79%
-21%
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" ...  I love the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  I was worried about the mirror quality with the screen off, but that actually looks great to me, which is why I haven't even tried the rear cam.  ...  "
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" ...  glass looks really amazing and i really, really live it.  ...  "
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" ...  - Split screens front and back as well as individual.  ...  "
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" ...  I noticed a lot of glare of my back seats in the mirror, but after adjusting the angle a bit the glare was reduced.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen attaches very nicely that you don’t have to worry about falling off.  ...  "
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" ...  Gone is the glare from a standard glass mirror replaced with views of filtered headlights at night that in most cases are reduced to 2 bright dots on the screen except when very close to the rear camera.  ...  "
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" ...  It honestly is pretty impressive how the screen is edge to edge and touchscreen.  ...  "
Color
 25
display, clear, images, video, resolution
+92%
-8%
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" ...  it's really wide and seems quite bright/washed out.  ...  "
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" ...  Bright display, which the brightness can be adjusted.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything works great just the camera on mine was bad has a large purple line see image.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the resolution and the clarity of the images .  ...  "
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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. ... Simply touch the display and a few options appear across the bottom of the image. ... A swipe up or down on the right half of the display will adjust the brightness of the image. ... The live images are spectacular.  ...  "
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" ...  The colors on the display are amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The 2.5k video resolution gives you a clear and high pitched image.  ...  "
Comfort
 25
comfortable, unit, safer, mirror, lot
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I am the old fashioned turn my head around and look type.  ...  "
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" ...  So I can share the good and bad having first hand knowledge on a few.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  You may need to make some changes to the settings for your comfort.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel comfortable while in use!  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to hide all my wires in the over head consoled.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is at your finger tips.  ...  "
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" ...  The whole thing feels well thought out and it does what it sets out to do.  ...  "
Design
 24
design, really, mirror, cool, way
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Love the look and style.  ...  "
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" ...  The shape is now square vs a traditional mirror.  ...  "
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" ...  Still looks discreet and stylish.  ...  "
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" ...  The whole thing feels well thought out and it does what it sets out to do.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is awesome it takes your old or new car to a modern futuristic look.  ...  "
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" ...  The design and quality is top natch.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a high quality device that operates as it should and looks pretty cool imo.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the look and feel of the product.  ...  "
Cable Length
 23
wire, length, extension, wires, hide
+91%
-9%
comment
" ...  4) Long camera wire, and power wire  ...  "
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" ...  Granted, my van may be bigger than most other cars, but the power cable wasn't quite long enough to properly hide all the way to the charging port, and the wires to connect the back camera also weren't quite long enough.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit is installed on my Nissan Armada and the length of the wires left me about 15" even though I routed the harness through the ceiling.  ...  "
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" ...  There was ample wiring to run along the length of her RAV4, and the only tool I needed was provided in the box.  ...  "
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" ...  I would imagine the the cable length would be enough for a full size truck or SUV as well.  ...  "
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" ...  A shorter gps wire option is also recommended.  ...  "
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" ...  Rather than have a wire hanging or hiding a wire 2) Wire was plenty long enough for my escalade, and mounted it just under the top break light bar.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to install and the wire lengths was perfect.  ...  "
Video Recording
 23
recording, quality, camera, front, resolution
+96%
-4%
comment
" ...  Also the footage from the back camera is really good quality 1080P.  ...  "
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" ...  The automatic recording features are great and I have captured some amazing footage with that system.  ...  "
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" ...  The 2.5K resolution makes excellent recording.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Product and HD quality on recording!  ...  "
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" ...  The front camera captures nearly GoPro quality video.  ...  "
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" ...  The video quality is great at 2k for both backup cam and dash cam.  ...  "
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" ...  It has great video quality.  ...  "
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" ...   The only product with GPS, Video recording with g-sensor (adjustable) and reverse camera in one .  ...  "
Overall performance
 21
video, slow, like, works, quickly
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I was wrong the build quality is excellent and and the video footage is excellent for a drive cam.  ...  "
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" ...  It exceeded my expectations in performance, quality, and ease of use.  ...  "
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" ...  This cam to me is worth 3 times the price for it's performance.  ...  "
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" ...  The realtime response of the images is very quick and smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Performs beyond expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  I got one of these after receiving a few complaints about my speed in the neighborhood.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  It shows your speed, time and date and even your location in playback recordings.  ...  "
Clarity
 21
quality, crisp, screen, nice, clarity
+100%
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" ...  It's like a tinted mirror, but perfectly clear and usable.  ...  "
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" ...  the clarity and the ease of use is awesome .  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is crystal clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality and clarity is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the quality of the view that it's not cloudy but very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The clarity is wonderful.  ...  "
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" ...  The clarity is really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was super easy and the quality is very good and clear.  ...  "
Controls
 19
screen, use, turn, time, mirror
+89%
-11%
comment
" ...  * Customizable -- can turn off boot up noises, clock, adjust resolution, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Many options in the menu to customize as you like.  ...  "
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" ...  The touch screen controls are easy to navigate.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Has a nice touchscreen menu with various setting and controls.  ...  "
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" ...  The menu settings are very intuitive and well laid out.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very easy to use and navigate since all buttons are pretty much self explanatory.  ...  "
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" ...  The menu is relatively intuitive and has a number of options that are quite helpful in terms of some functional customization.  ...  "
For Travel
 18
trip, see, record, rear, driving
+100%
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" ...  I love that I can now use my RV and "see" out the back while driving down the road.  ...  "
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" ...  Wind can also trip it even on low, so this is my suggested setting.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought this dash cam for a pick up / travel trailer set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice quality and price i recommended this product for anyone who want go record everything thing on the road  ...  "
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" ...  I take my kids on car rides a lot and I don’t feel safe on the road anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  This is very important for road-safety  ...  "
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" ...  Bear in mind I'm talking about a country road with a car behind you.  ...  "
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" ...  the sky, the road, and the rear seat reflection.  ...  "
Memory
 17
camera, cam, 128gb, would, went
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Having a device like this to record my trips, for someone like me who drives very defensively, could come in handy in a situation where I'm not at fault but need proof for an insurance claim.  ...  "
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" ...  I have always been a AKASO fan and this drive cam/mirror is a plus. ... It's a great all around drive cam and YES i would recommend it to everybody.  ...  "
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" ...  I went for a test drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure you buy a memory card.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I reformatted two on my computer, a 32GB and a 128GB.  ...  "
comment
" ...  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  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is now something I cannot drive without.  ...  "
comment
" ...  With the camera installed I went for a test drive.  ...  "
Drivers
 17
driver, mirror, driving, god, forbid
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  There are a lot of settings which give a lot of options to different drivers.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Overall, my mom really likes this dash cam and feels much more secure knowing that it's recording the drivers around her should an accident ever occur (god forbid).  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's very useful for those driver's tailgating you.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This is especially important as far too many drivers tailgate RV's and I could not see them before!  ...  "
comment
" ...  I purchased this for my work as an Uber driver, it is always nice to have the peace of mind knowing that (God forbid) if I ever get into an iffy car accident I won't have to worry about someone talking their way out of it with the reporting officer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  As a new driver, I love that I can see SO MUCH more than a traditional rearview mirror.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'm okay with it because I can't see that little bit of the mirror from the drivers seat.  ...  "
Product As Described
 17
works, advertised, good, video, quite
+100%
comment
" ...  + Does everything as advertised  ...  "
comment
" ...  It works as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  All the functions work as advertised.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Look at my first picture.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It works as described. ... The images are quite good.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It looks very good in the car as can be seen in the attached pictures.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Checkout some of my pictures.  ...  "
comment
" ...  is as advertised  ...  "
Capacity
 15
family, car, would
+100%
comment
" ...  Used in a Van RV.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Building quality is high.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I feel sager when I'm driving now as well as any family member that uses my car.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I bought it for my trailer.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Definitely want to get this for everyone in my family!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Ibhave been talking about it with all my family and friends.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Order one more for my car.  ...  "
Software Platform
 15
browser, ui, software, update, interface
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Just got and installed system, will update review as things change, for better or worse.  ...  "
comment
" ...  There's even a footage display application for your PC that calls up Google Maps to show your position when any footage was taken.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I will update this as time goes on, but the camera and interface is pretty easy to figure out.  ...  "
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  ...  "
Delivery
 15
product, box
+93%
-7%
comment
" ...  Otherwise, everything else in very good condition:  ...  "
comment
" ...  Boy did it deliver!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product came in good condition.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The delivery was fast.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Fast delivery and packaged well.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Product shipped fast and exactly as described.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My package arrived as I was heading out for the day with a friend.  ...  "
comment
" ...  When I received it, it came professionally packaged with everything I needed.  ...  "
Lens
 15
camera, wide, rear, tape, recording
+87%
-13%
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
" ...  The high recording spec and wide swivel movement of the camera lens is awesome since I can see the front of vehicle in the left lane in my recordings…see my picture for reference.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  but I will say I havent cleaned the lens in a while and my windshield isn't exactly clean either so it can look better than in the video I attached.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was also surprised at the wide field of view.  ...  "
comment
" ...  -wide angle, front cam lens is movable/adjustable.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Other
 13
sensitive, parking, gps, enough, collision
+100%
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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The parking sensor is excellent and does a great job of picking up movement around your vehicle and you can adjust the sensitivity very easily.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like the fact that it records when motion is detected.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was very impressed with all the features, especially the amazing night vision, the g-sensor sensing system for detection of an unexpected collision and locking the collision footage,and parking monitor while no one is in the car.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This sensor is able to be tuned in the settings menu if false positives become an issue but I'd set it to a more sensitive setting just in case.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Another great feature I cannot believe was included for this price is the GPS sensor.  ...  "
comment
" ...  - nice added options for Parking guard and G-Sensor  ...  "
comment
" ...  I think this product uses the latest Sony imaging sensors  ...  "
Charging
 13
dash, cigarette, usb, power, port
+77%
-23%
comment
" ...  It'll also leave your cigarette lighter free for other chargers/accessories.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I requested an extended cable due to the size of the truck and they sent it right away free of charge.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Nice heavy duty male 12v accessory plug .  ...  "
comment
" ...  Installed camera in my Dodge Charger.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I connected the power to my cigarette outlet and it automatically charges while i’m driving.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Mine wasnt long enough and emailed akaso and they sent me one 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.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 12
back, would, trailer, gps, camera
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I installed this on my work van that doesn't have back windows so it makes it a lot nicer than just the tiny little 2x2 screen that pops on when I put the vehicle in reverse.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is easy to pop out and retrieve data using a laptop when needed.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Once connected the backup assistant came to life.  ...  "
comment
" ...  These devices very well could mean the difference of approval or denial for an insurance claim.  ...  "
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
" ...  - GPS enabled player for mac!  ...  "
comment
" ...  As my car is quite old, I have purchased an used one actually, I do add some tech devices some Times.  ...  "
comment
" ...   Very smart device.  ...  "
Size
 12
see, perfect, design, back, visibility
+100%
comment
" ...  Very informative if you're like me and you like seeing all that data of your travels.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It is very versatile.  ...  "
comment
" ...  size is perfect too and loving so far.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I travel a lot for work and wanted a good dashcam.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The size of the mirror is perfect.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's a must have if you have a cargo van.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The added visibility is great for when you can't see behind you due to tall passengers/luggage.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I’m a handy dandy type of guy.  ...  "
Battery Life
 12
drain, week, though, power, longer
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  It could use a longer lasting battery though and device audio besides that excellent product  ...  "
comment
" ...  Mine wasnt long enough and emailed akaso and they sent me one free of charge.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My favorite feature on this has to be the battery on board.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Battery is excellent so far.  ...  "
comment
" ...  One thing I do wish for, is a longer battery life.  ...  "
comment
" ...  i set it up in 2 hrs.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera has the internal backup battery which can work for a couple of minutes without external power.  ...  "
Cleaning
 11
look, night, everything, even, dash cam
+100%
comment
" ...  Cleaner and discrete look.  ...  "
comment
" ...  When we received the dash cam, I was initially surprised at how clean everything looked and how many options you had with the UI, even the software that gets installed onto the MicroSD card for viewing video and GPS location is somewhat smooth.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Wide view, clean, and clear.  ...  "
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 hard wired it and ran all wires for a clean look.  ...  "
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
" ...  I am amazed how it eliminates blind spots.  ...  "
Lagging
 10
slow, camera
+70%
-30%
comment
" ...  As soos as you start moving the camera starts recording.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Then I remembered to hit the "Lock" button which locked the 3 minute video that captured the whole thing.  ...  "
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  ...  "
As Gift
 8
card, people
+100%
comment
" ...  I expect to use the gift card towards the purchase of another DL12 for my Lexus SC430.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This was a gift for my husband !  ...  "
comment
" ...   Initial disclosure: I have been offered a gift card for this review.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Microphone
 7
quality
+100%
comment
" ...  Recording is great!  ...  "
comment
" ...  - Has audio recording  ...  "
comment
" ...  The recording is great!  ...  "
comment
" ...  and the best of all the recording thing really works!  ...  "
comment
" ...  DL12 record quality is great.  ...  "
Returns
 7
sent, unit, support, returned, issue
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  also that hole line that they give you about the return policy being extended until the first of the year, Oh Ya that is BS also, so don't give it as a gift because you will loose your opportunity to return it.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I took too long to install and I can no longer return.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wish I could return but I just passed my time I guess.  ...  "
Display Size
 7
view, taller, mirror, display
+100%
comment
" ...  Screen is large and bright.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Viewing Angles
 6
view, wide, viewing, rear, camera
+100%
comment
" ...  This does not affect the viewing angle, as the image is from the camera.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera gives you a 150 degree wide angle view, of which you see a slice on the monitor.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This allows for viewing the implement for hookup in the low position and for monitoring usage with a higher angle.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The rear view wide angle is great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  quality of cameras are absolutly amazing and view angles are very huge.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The different viewing angles and the ability to record both front and rear ( better view area than the rear view mirror).  ...  "
Ports
 6
port, plug, device, another, one
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  I tested the charger port and determined current was stable so contacted company.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This unit uses micro USB, so make sure you get one that matches.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Storage
 6
+100%
comment
" ...  I'm very happy with the product and it does its intended job well without leaving a big footprint in your interior.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
User Manual
 5
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  The manual is available on line but it would be nice if it was enclosed with the product.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I recommend you take a look at the manual.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wish there was a substantial manual on it units features and operation.  ...  "
Apps
 5
browser, youtube, could, app, videos
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Very happy with this item and I am having very clear front and rear view, and more importantly app  ...  "
comment
" ...  You can see all this on YouTube.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Touchscreen navigation and settings are well thought out and responsive.  ...  "
Packing
 5
product, packaging, nice, box
+100%
comment
" ...  Packaging is nice and the product build quality is nice.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Love the packaging  ...  "
comment
" ...  The shipping was fast, the packing was superb and the quality of the product was excellent.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wasnt expecting the packing and the product to be this high quality.  ...  "
For Running
 4
got, wires, run, easy to use
+100%
comment
" ...  And once I got it up and running, it's actually very easy to use.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I got this on sale a little bit ago, and compared to the other $150-$200 products this one can easily give them a run for their money.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Definitely worth investing especially with a lot of hit and runs.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
+100%
comment
" ...  it’s super helpful to not have my backseat and kids jumping around taking up the majority of the rear mirror!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Added to my son’s car for safety.  ...  "
comment
" ...  He's a college student and was on a budget.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 4
audio, also, price, picture, dl
+100%
comment
" ...  Affordable price for decent innovation and technically sound product.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I was also very pleased with the audio quality (although audio was the least of my worries).  ...  "
comment
" ...  For your information, I do not have any background in working on car stereo/audio.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Codecs
 4
format, files, file, small, recorded
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  No need to download the files in order the view the video.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The files play in h.264 format so they should be compatible with most players. ... The rear video is labeled with a B at the end of the file name.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The DL12 allows you to choose either 12hr or 24hr format.  ...  "
Accuracy
 4
gps
+100%
comment
" ...  I can't really say how accurate it is for the recordings (or if it actually saves geolocation data for the videos at all) but the speedometer feature is very accurate using the sensor even if I never see it since the mirror is off while driving (if yours is off, the settings menu allows you to tweak the output to align it with your speedo).  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Door
 4
4, wiring, wires, long enough, long
+100%
comment
" ...  The only way to do that made the image upside down so I had to install it outside the rear door.  ...  "
comment
" ...  All wires provided were long enough for my 4-door sedan.  ...  "
comment
" ...  For those wondering the wiring included is long enough to reach any vehicle, I have a full size 4 door truck and it worked great.  ...  "
comment
" ...  there was even enough wire on the rearview cam to run it through my extended camper van and mount it to the back door.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
unit, returned
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  Defective on arrival.  ...  "
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  ...  "
Volume
 3
played, low, fairly, dash, clip
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The audio recordings in the cabin are very low volume, especially when played back in the dash camera with the speaker at full volume.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I watched a clip the other day of myself listening to a podcast and the recording was clear even if fairly quiet considering the volume I remember having the podcast at.  ...  "
Clock
 3
gps
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Clock resets itself every time you turn vehicle off.  ...  "
comment
" ...  My only issue is that it does not auto dim at night and the clock does not hold the time.  ...  "
Recording
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  The recording is great!  ...  "
comment
" ...  DL12 record quality is great.  ...  "
Zoom
 3
view, single, quality, dual
+100%
comment
" ...  It would be nice if you could zoom in but price for quality, you can't complain.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Great quality can zoom in and out depending of single view or dual view. ... Single view will zoom in and Dual view will zoom out.  ...  "
comment
" ...  product is great looks clear wish u can zoom in and out but overall i like it  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
rain, rear, water, view, droplets
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  The back camera was suppose to be waterproof, it got humid inside the lens from couple days of rain.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The rain droplets hinge on the camera and completely distort the rear camera view.  ...  "

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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