These arrived last week for review from Viofo. Thank you, Bill, thank you for sending over.
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Official product page: Viofo A119S, Viofo CPL Filter

Viofo A119S

Specifications and features list:
• Novatek 96660 chipset
• Sony Starvis IMX291 image sensor
• 2 inch TFT screen
• 135 degree viewing angle, 7G F1.6
• Resolution: 1920*1080 60fps, 1920*1080 30fps
• Support up to 128GB microSD card
• WDR
• Super Capacitor
• Supports GPS with GPS mount
• Supports CPL filter

 

The box

Open box
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Contents
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• A119S
• Mini USB Cable 3 meters
• Mini USB Short Cable
• 2 port USB Car Charger
• 1 x nylon string
• GPS Mount with 3M double sided tape
• 2x Non-GPS Mount with 3M double sided tape
• 5 x Cable Clip
• Spare 3M double sided tape
• Manual in English

 

A119S

GPS mount

Non-GPS mounts

The angled non-GPS mount is a new item with the A119S

 

2 port USB car charger

English manual

Initial firmware
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Test setup using A119’s GPS mount which works with the A119S
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Videos:
Without CPL filter

With CPL filter

With firmware v1.01

With firmware V1.6

With firmware V1.7

 

Comparisons between A119 & A119S

Basically, A119 and A119S shares the same shell. A119S have a bigger lens against the A119. A119S do away with the lens horizontally adjusting which the A119 have. A119S have the grooves on the lens cover to fit on the CPL filter which prevents it from falling off.

 

Firmware updates
Latest A119S firmware is released on 2017.6.22, version number is V1.7, below is the download link, or check the attachment:

A119S V1.7 Firmware

Change log:

1. Optimized the daytime and night time IQ
2. Improved WDR performance.
3. Support auto fixing hot pixel

How to update:

Please do the following to upgrade the dash cam
The firmware will be automatically deleted from Micro SD card after upgrade completed.

Use max. 32GB card formatted by camera or on computer as FAT32
Insert card in camera and connect it to computer using USB cable
Copy the FWA119S.bin on the root of the card
After FWA119S.bin is copied to the card disconnect the camera from computer
Reconnect the camera to your computer and wait few seconds until the camera restart.
The front red LED will be blinking while upgrading.

 

Viofo Circular Polarizing Lens Filter for A118C2 / A119 /A119S

The box

Open box
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CPL filter

CPL filter on the A119S

Categories: Dashcam

6 Comments

Jayce Ooi · January 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm

Look forward for the review…

    Jeremy Wong · January 9, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Thank you dropping by my review blog… 🙂

Robert Thornly · January 30, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Quality review. Have you posted links to the raw video from the sd card not the ones re-encoded by youtube.

    Jeremy Wong · January 31, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks. Need to look for a site to upload the raw video files…

Woon · April 15, 2017 at 11:14 am

Hi Jeremy,

Thanks for the 1st review.

Hope to understand more is there any review regarding to below question:

1. When engine off in parking & no pwer suppiled, is the camera able to record is there any collision, certain extend of vibration and motion

How long can video recording in this case.

2. If we set “ON” motion detection during normal driving mode.. is there any disruption will the recording loop?

Thanks in advance 😀

    Jeremy Wong · April 15, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    1. The A119S is using super capacitor not battery inside. So it can’t record when the engine is off. The only way to record when parked is by hardwiring the A119S to your car battery for direct power when the engine is off. This way, can use parking mode.

    2. No disruption to the loop recording. Only that the video will only record when there is movement. So if there is no movement for a minute, it will stop recording until the car moves or detects movement. Best to turn it off during normal operations.

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