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The Carcam K dash cam, also known as the K is a high definition dash cam that records p at 30fps.
Even though marketing material indicates this camera can record at p at 15fps, this is not true. The p video is actually interpolated. The Carcam K camera is based on a Novatek processor click picture to enlarge. There are many versions of this camera available and it is quite difficult to ensure you are getting a high quality one. Most of the versions for sale are poor quality. The R model is considered the best version of the K It has the best video quality of all K cameras.
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The easiest way to determine if you 20000 an R model is based on the firmware. R typically come with the following firmware versions:. Unfortunately the image quality of the original flat lens is better than the newer convex lens.
The next best version of the K is based on the DV Turnkey platform. The easiest way to determine if you have an DV Turnkey model is based on the firmware. DV Turnkey cameras typically come with the following firmware versions or similar:.
There are many fake Carcam K cameras for sale. The following are typical characteristics of a fake K This camera is based on the Novatek processor and internally is nearly identical to the Carcam K Some people claim the manufacturer is Givoe in China.
These dash cams are notorious for having crackling 2000 hissing sounds when recording. In some cases the quality is so bad that you cannot hear conversations in the car.
This is due to poor quality of the microphone used.
The only solution is to replace the microphone but this is a relatively complex procedure. This is a very common problem, particularly with the DV Turnkey camera. The lens of the dash cam is not adjusted properly and carcamm to be turned or twisted until it is in focus.
The low price makes this Carcam K it an interesting option. However the poor video quality makes this a camera we do not recommend. Unfortunately the primary seller of the Carcam K R model no longer sells the camera.
Do not try to flash dash cams with incompatible firmware.
For example, if you have a BaiDa dash cam, do not use this firmware. Before updating your firmware, it is highly recommended to backup your existing firmware. This can be easily done using the following method.
Only update the firmware if your camera has an R sensor via these instructions. Any updates you perform are at your own risk.