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What is a 4K dash cam?

What is a 4K dash cam?

17/11/2017

A 4K dash cam is a windscreen-mounted camera which records a driver’s journey in ultra HD. The Nextbase 612GW 4K dash cam is the first of its kind to offer Ultra HD 4K resolution, recording at a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

What are the benefits of a 4K dash cam?

In comparison to other HD models, a 4K dash cam can capture higher quality images and clear-cut recordings of vehicle license plates. This is especially useful when providing recordings as evidence in the event of a road incident.

Other benefits include:

  • Improved contrast and colour range
  • Clearly zoom on road signs and number plates further away
  • Greater ability to record passenger & driver details, especially useful if you’re involved in an incident with a driver using a mobile phone

The below image compares the resolution between 4K and other HD dash cams, highlighting the difference in recording quality that 4K can provide for your journey.

How long can a 4K dash cam record?

The maximum recording time on a 4K dash cam is 200 minutes. This time is based on an MP4 recording using a 64GB+ U3 class SD Card. You could use for a 128GB SD card which will provide 400 minutes of recording. The maximum recording loop time when using a 64GB U3 class MircoSD is 4 hours.

A Nextbase 612GW 4K Dash Cam requires a minimum 64GB U3 class MircoSD card due to the large data rate generated by 4K recordings.

What’s the battery life of a 4K dash cam?

The internal battery life of our 4K dash cam offers approximately 15-minutes recording time. The battery design allows the ‘Auto Power Off’ feature to function in event of power loss within the vehicle.

If you wish to extend the battery life of your 4K dashcam, we either recommend connecting it to the cigarette lighter socket as soon as the vehicle ignition is turned on, or you can use a hardwire kit to directly connect the dash cam to the vehicle fuse box.

Further instructions on how to install your dash cam can be found within our blog.

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