Front and rear recording with a wide range of features
Car cameras or dash cams as they are otherwise known are not a particularly new type of product, but they are one of the faster growing technology products thanks to the increasing availability, falling prices and improved features, in part driven by demand as drivers are becoming aware of the benefits of owning one (explained here).
Many different cameras exist with different price points and in this review we are looking at one of the more premium solutions from Thinkware, the X500.
Personally I have little experience of car cameras so this review is based on my personal thoughts and opinions and will not be making direct comparison with other models on the market.
The X500 from South Korean firm Thinkware comes in 2 options. The first being a camera for the front windscreen powered from the supplied cars power adapter and the second being the front camera complete with a camera for the rear windscreen and cables for a hard wire or permanent installation.
I am testing the latter and more premium solution.