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Xiaomi 70 minutes (70mai) car DVR – review and samples

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You will see comparison vs SJ4000 used as dashcam in the video below:

 

This is the new Xiaomi 70mai car dvr which is also popular as the “70Minutes” dash cam. It is an excellent product and at a price of around $30 is one of the most attractive DVRs right now.

This device was targeted originally for China Mainland, and therefore you won’t find much in English on the box, except some technical values. According to the official website, there is an internation version kicking out soon. https://www.70mai.com/en

User guide is also useless if you don’t understand Chinese. There’s a generously long usb cable included, a car usb charger, and, of course, the camera itself. I like the way it is built – has plastic body which doesn’t feel great, but after the first time you attach it on your car’s windshield there’s no need to touch it anyways. You can see the reset button, the microSD slot and the usb cable.

Speech is in Chinese and I hope there will be a way to disable it. Although voice commands are supported, you won’t be able to use them too. I am not quiote sure whether xiaomi will reconsider adding English voice commands to the featureset.

You may find some good hardware inside, and that includes the Sony imx 323 sensor.

And – last but not least – the control button. There are a few modes that it supports. Triple press will format the microSD, pressing five times does a factory reset.

Picture quality is excellent. There is a bit of noise and that likely is the tradeoff for getting sharp picture with a lot of details. Low light performance is impressive for that size of sensor.

 

 

 

 

 

You will see comparison vs SJ4000 used as dashcam in the video below:

 

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