Thanks to Sicurez for letting me get the very first unit of Thinkware Q800 Pro in Malaysia

 

Thinkware product page: Q800 Pro
Sicurez Technologies product page: Q800 Pro

 

Technical Specs:
• Ambarella A12
• Sensor for front: Sony Exmor R CMOS 5.14M IMX 335 & rear: Sony Exmor R CMOS 2.13M IMX291
• Viewing angle: 140° wide angle lens view for front & rear
• 3-Axis Accelerometer G-Sensor (3D, ±3G)
• Resolution: front: Quad HD (2560x1440p), rear: Full HD(1920x1080p)
• Support up to 128GB microSD card
• Built-in GPS
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Built-in super capacitor
• Safety Camera Alert
• Road Safety Warning System: Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Front Collision Warning System (FCWS), Urban Front Collision Warning System (uFCWS) and Front Vehicle Departure Warning (FVDW)
• Time lapse & motion detection parking mode
• Super Night Vision 2.0
• Advanced Video Clear Technology
• Geo-Fencing
• Locate Vehicle
• Driving Impact Notification
• Energy Saving Parking Mode
• Thinkware Cloud

 

Q800 Pro box

 

Open box

 

Contents

• Q800 Pro
• Tape mount
• Cable holder x3
• Hardwire kit
• USB micro SD card reader
• Spare mounting tape
• Quick start guide
• Customer service info
• Thinkware Cloud

 

Q800 Pro

 

Tape mount

 

Cable holder & spare mounting tape

 

USB micro SD card reader

 

Hardwire kit

 

Quick start guide

 

Customer service information & Thinkware Cloud

 

Rear camera box

 

Contents

• Rear camera
• Rear camera cable
• Installation guide

 

Rear camera

 

Rear camera cable

 

Installation guide

 

Thinkware 64GB microSD UHS1 MLC card

 

Thinkware CPL filter box

 

Contents

• CPL filter
• Wiping cloth
• Using the CPL filter guide

 

CPL filter

The CPL filter is double lens

 

Wiping cloth

 

Using the CPL filter guide

 

F800 Pro vs Q800 Pro

The Q800 Pro looks bluish black to the F800 Pro’s black. Q800 Pro now have matte buttons. The Q800 Pro is less prone to fingerprints. On the Q800 Pro’s lens, there is a marking which is to assist in installing the CPL filter.

 

Initial firmware out of the box

 

Test setup

 

Videos
Recorded in 2560×1440 30fps with an overall bit rate of 19.6 Mb/s for the front cam. Rear cam will be recorded in 1920×1080 30fps with an overall bit rate of 19.6 Mb/s. Without CPL filter and Super Night Vision 2.0 disabled.

With CPL filter
~coming soon~

 

Final thoughts

It’s the F800 Pro upgraded with 1440p resolution for the front cam. The Q800 Pro’s 1440p definitely looks clearer & sharper than the F800 Pro’s 1080p. Hopefully, the image quality will be improved further in the future firmware.

Still the best in the industry true parking mode, the accurate ADAS, and Safety Camera Alert.

Should you upgrade your F800 Pro to the Q800 Pro? Don’t think I recommend upgrading to Q800 Pro. Unless you got extra cash, why not?

But if you’re deciding whether to get the Q800 Pro or the F800 Pro. Get the Q800 Pro if your budget allows.

Also, consider getting a bigger micro SD card as the 64GB I’m using can keep about 3 days of videos for both channels as the Q800 Pro’s 1-minute video files have increased to 150MB from 100MB.


4 Comments

Jayce Ooi · July 1, 2019 at 11:18 pm

Poor firmware? Image quality is bad for IMX335…

    Jeremy Wong · July 2, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Yeah. They don’t have the firmware team and beta testers like Viofo that helped made the A119 V3 super clear. If A119 V3 have Thinkware’s perfect parking mode, accurate ADAS, then will be a great contender.

    Hopefully, Thinkware will improve the image quality in the upcoming firmware.

    How’s your A119 V3 review going? Much better than the other dashcams you reviewed right? Hehehe…

Ken · July 25, 2019 at 7:00 am

What is the video format ? H.264 or H.265?

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