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Official product page: Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam
GearBest product page: Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam

 

Technical Specs:
• Processor: Mstar MSC8328P
• Sensor: Sony IMX323
• Viewing angle: 130° wide angle, F2.2 Aperture, 4G Glass Lens
• Ring-shaped indicator
• Voice command
• G-Sensor: 3 Axis Gravity Sensor
• Resolution: 1920×1080 30fps
• Supports 16GB-64GB class 10 or higher microSD card
• Built-in WiFi
• Built-in 240mAh battery

 

The box

 

Open box

 

Contents


• Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam
• USB car charger
• 90° angled micro USB cable 3.5m
• Electrostatic film
• Manual in Chinese

 

Xiaomi 70Mai Dashcam

 

USB car charger

 

90° angled micro USB cable 3.5m

 

Electrostatic film

 

Manual in Chinese

 

Initial firmware out of the box

 

New firmware

 

Test setup

I will be using 64GB Samsung Evo+ UHS-1 for the recordings

 

70Mai Dashcam app

 

The button function

 

Tips, installation, user manual & FAQ

Note – the user manual and FAQ is really a lot to read so I didn’t screenshot the whole thing.

 

Videos
Recorded in 1920×1080 30fps with an overall bit rate of 16.1 Mb/s. Firmware version 1.0.2.

 

Final thoughts
I think this 70Mai dashcam is a super budget dashcam below RM200 (US$50) price range with Sony IMX323 sensor.

The video quality is crisp and clear.

I don’t have the chance to try out the voice command yet as if not mistaken have to be in Mandarin. Will test later when have time.

 

Categories: DashcamXiaomi

49 Comments

  • Rafal · December 24, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Do u know where i cn finde Firmware version 1.0.2. for it ???

      Jeremy Wong · December 24, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      I got the firmware from the 70Mai Dashcam app

  • John · January 26, 2018 at 1:09 am

    After updated to version 1.0.3, one of the voice command “Jinji luzhe” not working anymore. The other remaining 5 voice commands still work and voice commands simply lost sensitivity even at high sensitivity setting. In stock firmware 1.0.0, all 6 voice commands worked and more sensitive. You have this issue?

      Jeremy Wong · January 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

      I’ve only managed to take pictures using the voice command on fw 1.0.2. Others can’t get to work.

        Desmond · April 10, 2018 at 10:57 pm

        Try ‘woyaoluzhi’ instead of ‘jinjiluzhi’?

  • Mike · February 2, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Hi, how can I see the supported command in chinese, so I can try the voice commands with google translate (listen to the command in chinese)? 🙂
    Thanks.

      Mike · February 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Or can I update to a english firmware?

      Jeremy Wong · February 5, 2018 at 10:46 am

      Hi Mike,

      Here’s command in Chinese from the app
      http://i63.tinypic.com/fu8idf.jpg

      I need to check if there are commands in English in the latest firmware as this dashcam is on Kickstarter.

        Mike · February 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm

        Hi Jeremy, thanks for the list. Is there any chance to have the list as text? I am asking this because I don’t know chinese and I would need to copy the commands to google translator so it can be spoken in chinese… 🙂

          Jeremy Wong · February 6, 2018 at 2:52 pm

          Here you go:

          take photo – 我要拍照
          video recording – 我要录像
          voice recording ON – 打开录音
          voice recording OFF – 关闭录音
          hotspot ON – 打开热点
          hotspot OFF – 关闭热点

  • Mike · February 6, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Jeremy, thanks for the text list. I also found where we can download the firmware for this dash cam, just do not know if we can copy the BIN file to the SD card to downgrade or upgrade the firmware.
    http://rom-cdn.midrive.com.cn/SD_CarDV_70mai_1_0_0.zip
    http://rom-cdn.midrive.com.cn/SD_CarDV_70mai_1_0_1.zip
    http://rom-cdn.midrive.com.cn/SD_CarDV_70mai_1_0_2.zip
    http://rom-cdn.midrive.com.cn/SD_CarDV_70mai_1_0_3.zip

      Jeremy Wong · February 6, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      I think can as dashcams is updated the same way.

      Jeremy Wong · February 16, 2018 at 1:19 am

      You can got the bin file to the root of the micro sd and insert it to the 70mai and power on to update the firmware

  • Rudi · February 13, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Have you already figured out how to upload the English language-software?

      Jeremy Wong · February 16, 2018 at 1:21 am

      Haven’t found the English firmware for the 70mai yet. Even the latest 1.0.3 firmware don’t have an option for English.

  • Fran · February 14, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Can we change Chinese language to English by changing the firmware ?

  • radmannsdorf · February 15, 2018 at 3:51 am

    I’m interested in upgrading too! 🙂

  • Mandy · March 2, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Is the lithium battery working well under our hot weather? I don’t have the luxury of parking in shades all the time.

      Jeremy Wong · March 2, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      I think mi will be using high quality lithium batteries. Could last a year or more in our hot weather.

      Anyway best to get a capacitor based dashcam to avoid the dashcam from failing.

        Mandy · March 3, 2018 at 8:54 am

        Thanks. Seems like capacitor based dashcams are at least rm50 more. Can I detach the circular 70mai cam from its fitting easily so that I may keep it when not in use?

          Jeremy Wong · March 3, 2018 at 9:19 am

          You can as it’s held by a hand screw

            Mandy · March 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

            Thank you so much for the wonderful help and informative review.

        Liju · July 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm

        Dear Jeremy,

        Can u recomend a good Capacitor based Dash CAM under 70 or 80 dollars?

        Regards,
        Liju

          Jeremy Wong · July 20, 2018 at 3:11 pm

          BlueSkySea B1W is a good budget capacitor dashcam

  • Cristi Z. · March 15, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Do you have any news about changing firmware from chinese to english?

      Jeremy Wong · March 15, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Nothing yet. Still searching for the English firmware from the international version.

      Danil Kraa · April 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Hi, guys!
      English version for Chinese device:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPXbGG7SXSI

      speaks English, voice control in Chinese

      P.S from Russia with love (:

        Jeremy Wong · April 13, 2018 at 11:30 pm

        Cool thanks! Custom firmware right?

          Danil Kraa · April 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm

          yes

  • Kerem Y. · April 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Does it have loop recording feature or does user have to empty the memory card manually?

      Jeremy Wong · April 7, 2018 at 10:47 am

      Yes. Now all dashcam have loop recording and auto overwrite old files first when full.

  • packard · May 16, 2018 at 10:09 am

    how good is this cam for night video recording? don’t have a lot of reviews about the msc8328p.

      Jeremy Wong · May 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      70mai’s night video is considered ok for it’s budget price

  • julian · May 29, 2018 at 4:30 am

    english commands?

      Jeremy Wong · May 29, 2018 at 11:01 am

      Not yet. Only got custom firmware with English voice but no English command.

  • Leow · May 31, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    HI Jeremy, I have installed the 70mai apps on my iPhone and now having an issue to locate the downloaded video on my phone after downloading from apps. Any idea where the downloaded videos stored? How can I transfer these video to pc? Thanks!

  • Leow · May 31, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    HI Jeremy, I have the 70mai apps installed on my iPhone. But now I am having an issue to locate the downloaded video on my phone after downloading from apps. Any idea where the downloaded videos stored? How can I transfer these video to pc? Thanks!

      Jeremy Wong · May 31, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      Hi Leow. I don’t have an iPhone to test with the 70mai. Are you able to see the videos in the gallery app?

  • cwsl · May 31, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Just got this cam after read your review, may I know which part of the windscreen is the best for the cam position ?

    Thank you.

      Jeremy Wong · June 1, 2018 at 12:01 am

      Usually center the 70mai’s lens beneath the rear view mirror mount is a good spot

  • Jason · June 10, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Hi there Jeremy,

    Does this cam able to record when the car is parked? As in the cam will still continue to record when the car is switch off and not in motion, and act like a security cam for surveillance of theft/incidence?

      Jeremy Wong · June 10, 2018 at 12:23 am

      You mean parking mode? The 70mai doesn’t have this feature.

      Stephan · August 8, 2018 at 6:34 am

      But you can also connect the camera directly to the battery.
      With a bit of work.
      But you need a 12 volt to 5 volt adapter.

        Jeremy Wong · August 8, 2018 at 10:56 am

        You can also get a hardwire kit which does the same thing 🙂

  • Teoh · August 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I think this more benefit for left hand side drive.

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