Esi Cam Dash Cam HD 1080P Night & Daytime Car Recorder | Review


It’s true that I was thinking about investing in a dash cam as soon as we decided we needed to buy a new car. My only criteria were only looking for a reliable and affordable one. I didn’t want any fancy or expensive product that could be able to help us in case of accidents.

To my luck,  I got the chance to test the Esi Cam Dash Cam 1080P Night & Daytime Recorder free of charges. The product was sent to me to be tested in exchange for an honest review on it.

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First things first, the delivery was ultra-efficient. It was sent in less than five days after agreement and together with the camera, I also received an in-car charger, USB cable, manual of instructions (in English and other languages) and a suction cup mount for fixing it to the window.

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However, it doesn’t come with an SD card. You will have to buy one.

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After watching some videos on YouTube, we could figure out how to set up the camera.

It took a while to find out that it’s necessary to use the in-car charger to be able to check the camera’s screen before starting using it. Something that is a bit annoying and quite unpractical as well.

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This slimline car camera is light weight and easy to be installed on the dashboard though.

We didn’t see many problems when trying to configure and start recording. But I confess that after using it for more or less three weeks, we still did’t manage to change dates and other features on the screen.

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Its 120º wide angle lens ensures that you don’t miss a thing on the road. But the quality of the footage itself is not the best. I guess it’s due to its 1080P resolution that is the best one.

The video recording has quite poor quality, especially during the night. But I am trying to use some different sets to improve its quality.

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Its 2.4-inch LCD screen lets you watch recordings back and built-in IR lights that should be quite useful when driving at night. However, every time we tried to use the camera in the dark, we could’t see a thing.

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It’s important to remember that it’s a quite affordable dash cam. The audio is okay, and the built-in microphone doesn’t pick the audio properly if you are also listening to music. But it’s a bit clear when you listen to the record though.

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Overall, I think it’s a pretty basic dash cam. I guess it would be better to invest in a more expensive one that will guarantee that would have clear footage and videos in case of an accident.

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Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications. Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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