Thank you DDPAI for sending over the new Z40 for review

 

Technical Specs:
• Processor: SigmaStar 8629Q
• Sensor: Sony IMX335
• Lens: 6 optical lens & 1 infrared IR, 140° wide angle, F1.8 aperture; rear – 5 optical lens, 125° wide angle, F2.0 aperture
• 2” IPS screen

• Supports up to 128GB microSD card
• Resolution: front – 2592×1944 & 1920×1080; rear – 1920×1080
• Supercapacitor
• D²save Storage Technology
• Built-in 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
• Time-lapse parking mode (requires the hardwire kit)
• Built-in GPS
• Sense Reality 2.0 (GPS model only)

 

The box

 

 

Open box

 

 

Contents

• Z40
• Tape mount
• USB car charger
• USB Type-C cable
• Prying tool
• Spare mounting tape
Electrocstatic film
• User manual & safety notice

 

 

Z40

 

 

Tape mount

 

 

USB car charger

 

 

USB Type-C cable

 

 

Prying tool

 

 

Spare mounting tape

 

 

Electrostatic film

 

 

User manual & safety notice

 

 

DDPAI RC1 rear cam box

 

 

Contents

• RC1
• Rear camera cable
• Installation guide

 

 

RC1

 

 

Rear camera cable

 

 

User guide

 

 

DDPAI 32GB microSD card (Kingston CANVAS Select Plus)

 

 

DDPAI Type-C USB intelligent hardwire kit

 

 

Contents

• Type-C USB intelligent hardwire kit
• Fuse taps (ATO, mini & low-profile mini)
• User guide

 

 

Type-C USB intelligent hardwire kit

 

 

Fuse taps (ATO, mini & low-profile mini)

 

 

User guide

 

 

Initial firmware out of the box

Updated to firmware v7.1.1.4 via the DDPAI app from firmware v7.1.1.2

 

 

Test setup

Using a 128GB Samsung Evo Plus microSD for the recordings.

 

 

DDPAI app

 

 

Videos
Front cam recorded in HVC1 2592×1944 25fp with an overall bit rate of 19.5 Mb/s.

 

Rear cam recorded in HVC1 1920×1080 25fps with an overall bit rate of 8,383 kb/s.

 

Sense Reality 2.0

Video with Sense Reality 2.0 can only be downloaded via the DDPAI app and a maximum of 30 seconds video.

 

 

Final thoughts
The Z40 has a clear video quality front and rear. A great contender in the budget range of dual dashcam.

The Sense Reality 2.0 is a nice gimmick that you can share with friends for that JARVIS feel from Iron Man.

DDPAI’s new D²save Storage Technology makes sure that recordings get saved in case of a faulty microSD card. The D²save Storage Technology makes sure that the last video is stored in the NAND Flash if any failure occurs. When a working microSD card is inserted then the stored video will be saved to the microSD card.

DDPAI mentioned the Z40 will have support for their ADAS Black Technology in the new version. Can’t wait for it.

 

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10 Comments

Izzat · September 4, 2021 at 10:32 pm

Hello, “DDPAI mentioned the Z40 will have support for their ADAS Black Technology in the new version.”, new version means need to buy new version of the dashcam or just can update firmware to get the ADAS function ?

    Jeremy Wong · September 5, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    I think they meant in the next firmware version

Munir · September 8, 2021 at 12:19 am

Simple question bro, overall win z40 or A800s? And why

    Jeremy Wong · September 8, 2021 at 12:28 am

    DDPAI using supercapacitor while 70mai using lithium ion battery. Also read 70mai got issues with the microsd card used.

Ck leow · October 30, 2021 at 7:18 pm

Want to ask about the rear camera . How you install it? And you installed on which car during this reviewing? Because my rear camera view is terbalik after install

    Jeremy Wong · October 30, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    In my Honda City 2014. Usually, I see the live view before sticking on the windscreen. Think you stuck yours upside-down.

Sai Beng · October 31, 2021 at 11:41 pm

how to install the hardwire?

    Jeremy Wong · October 31, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    If you like to DIY then watch some tutorials on how to hardwire dashcams on Youtube.

    If not, get some car accessories shop to install it for you.

Arif · November 25, 2021 at 12:26 pm

After watching your review on Z40 and A129 Plus Duo. I can’t seems make any decision.
Does the 60fps really function? As your suggestion, which one you choose between that two and why?

    Jeremy Wong · November 25, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    For 30fps or 60fps, it’s mostly depends on individual preference. To me, both looks clear if recorded in the perfect conditions. Both can be bad if record in bad conditions.

    Anyway, between Z40 or A129 Plus, in the end you’ll have to decide as you’ll be the one buying it. To me both is good in their own category.

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