Thanks to Sicurez Dashcam Station-Malaysia for providing the newly launched model from Thinkware, the F200. Malaysia is one of the three countries in the world to be the first to pre-launch this F200.

 

Thinkware product page: F200
Sicurez product page: F200

 

Technical Specs:
• Processor: Ambarella A12A20
• Sensor: ON Semiconduction CMOS 2.13M
• Viewing angle: 140° viewing angle
• 3-Axis Accelerometer G-Sensor (3D, ±3G)
• Resolution: Front: Full HD (1920x1080P) Rear: HD (1280x720P)
• Support up to 128GB microSD card
• Built-in super capacitor
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Motion detection parking mode
• Format Free 2.0 Technology
 External GPS Antenna (optional)
• Safety Camera Alert (requires external GPS receiver)

 

The box

 

Open box

 

Contents

• F200
• Rear camera
• Rear camera cable
• Hardwire kit
• Thinkware 16GB micro SD card
• Tape mount
• Spare mounting tape
• Cable clips
• Quick start guide
• Customer service information leaflet

 

F200

 

Tape mount

 

Rear camera

 

Rear camera cable

 

Hardwire kit

 

Thinkware 16GB micro SD

 

Spare mounting tape & cable clips

 

Quick start guide

 

Customer service information

 

Test setup

I will be using 128GB Netac Pro micro SD for the recordings. I’ll also be using the external GPS receiver from Thinkware with the F200.

 

Initial firmware out of the box

Have updated to v1.01.00 from v1.00.00 with the update to sync date and time with the connected smartphone.

 

Thinkware Cloud app

 

Videos
The videos below are recorded in 1920×1080 30fps with an overall bit rate of 11.2 Mb/s for the front camera and in 1280×720 30fps with an overall bit rate of 11.2 Mb/s for the rear camera.

 

My thoughts
A great improvement over the F100. Videos are much clearer for this entry level dual dashcam from Thinkware. But I wished that Thinkware should have considered 1080p for both front and rear cameras instead of the 720p for the rear camera.

And most importantly is able to sync date and time and update firmware using the Thinkware Cloud app.


5 Comments

ben · April 6, 2019 at 3:42 pm

Hi! In Motion Detection during the Parking Mode, is it pre-buffered video? Can we adjust the video settings in this mode? I.e. 2fps.

    Jeremy Wong · April 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Ben. Yes pre-buffered in motion detection mode. No time lapse mode as F200 only got energy saving mode.

      ben · April 6, 2019 at 4:42 pm

      I see. I read this in their website:

      “Energy saving mode will reduce power consumption by 1/3 less and gives 3x longer video recording than normal parking mode. When you are away for a vacation or leaving your car for quite some time, energy saving parking recording is a recommended solution. When in use, the device will go to sleep and soon after an impact has been detected by built-in G-senor, it will wake up within a second and start recording for next 20 seconds of period.”

      Is this Energy Saving Mode refers to the impact detection rather than the Low Bit Rate Recording?

      I downloaded the F200 USer Guide, in Parking Mode, it seems no setting for Low Bit Rate Recording…

        Jeremy Wong · April 6, 2019 at 5:18 pm

        Energy savings = only starts recording (less then one second) at full fps once impact detected.

        No impact no recording.

        Low bit rate = time lapse which is not available for F200.

ben · April 6, 2019 at 7:58 pm

Dear Jeremy,

Ok understand. Thank you for your replies!

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