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|Rexing S500||680 Grams||1080P||Check Prices|
The main thing I noticed right away about this design is that it is very much futuristic and technical, meaning their cameras look like they came out of a sci-fi movie.
The Rexing S500 is a front and rear dash cam, it has both front and rear cameras, with separate bodies. The front one is much larger than the rear one, as it is usually the case, and it also has a higher quality resolution.
Let’s delve into the specifics as I will give my assessment of this dash cam.
- Amazing futuristic design
- High versatility in positioning
- High angle coverage
- Excellent camera body quality
- Reliable and durable
- No motion detection or parking monitor
As I indicated, the design is pretty futuristic. The cam reminds me of the Terminator movie. Its shape is impossible to describe in one word, except maybe by saying the cam is technical. It and all of its other components are in black colour.
The cam’s design is very neatly tied to the way it is mounted. The mounting bracket is very small, compared to other standard ones, and it uses an adhesive stick. It has no joints so the camera is fixed in one position all the time.
When you mount it in the optimal, standard spot on the top middle section of your windshield (just behind the rearview mirror) the angle in which it stands is incredibly well balanced towards the driver using it.
Most ports and buttons are on the sides, but the 6 main control buttons are located on both sides of the display monitor in threes. They are quite large, firm, and feel very durable. I’d say they are in excellent quality, which is very important for the cam to last longer.
Since the buttons are located on both sides of the screen, you are required to use both thumbs to navigate the options and settings, meaning you cannot drive and operate it at the same time, which is a good thing. You should always stop and park safely if you want to set some options up during your driving.
The camera body can be considered slim, because it does remind me of a shape of a hand-held gaming console for instance, or something like that.
The material it is built from feels like a high quality, firm plastic.
The display screen is a 2.7 inch LCD. It is quite large enough so that you can have a decent review of your recordings and options while operating it.
On the back side we have two ventilation shafts and finally, in the bottom of the camera, we have the rotatable lens, which is acting like a separate instance from the rest of the camera, only attached by two holders, allowing the lens to rotate for 180° front to back.
The rear camera is, as I said, very small. It is one quarter the size of the main, front one. It doesn’t have a separate mounting system. Instead, the rear camera simply sticks to your desired surface by an adhesive sticker.
It has a rotatable lens as well, only with a slightly shorter range. The beauty of this rear cam is that it is much more versatile and you can fit it anywhere, cover any angle you want, while the frontal one is supposed to focus on the front of the car or what the driver is looking at.
You can use this rear camera for anything you want really. You can record your car’s rear view, interior view or side view.
The frontal lens can also rotate horizontally, but only in a 30° arc. This is supposed to help with positioning your viewing angle, but it is not necessary because the lens covers 1 170° angle by itself. This is the maximum a car camera does in my experience, and it is easily sufficient enough so that the camera can capture everything the driver sees, both sides of the road and sidewalks, all the street signs and lights, and almost both your cars sides.
Now, on very important thing is the connection between the two cams. The rear camera doesn’t have its separate power supply. It gets power from the main, front camera, which gets it from the car’s cigarette socket of course. So, wherever you choose to position your back camera, you need to plan the path for the power cable connecting it to the front camera. Then, you need to also hide the main camera’s power cord, but this is usually done in a standard way where you go around your windshield, along the frontal edge of your car, down under the dashboard, and finally to the cigarette socket.
As far as performance goes, these two cameras perform admirably. The front cam records in full HD 1080p resolution, going at 30 frames per second, while the rear cam can do 720p.
The HDR (high dynamic range) and the WDR (wide dynamic range) are both features that greatly enhance the image quality, controlling the lighting and shadowing, as well as the coloring and sharpness.
All standard features are covered, like the G-sensor and loop recording. The options menu is well organized and you can set up your features as well as your desired settings with no trouble.
The one thing this model is lacking is the parking monitor. This cam has no motion detection sensor, which is a shame because it is such a great model.
A part from this, everything else is in perfect quality and this model is highly recommended to all people looking for a car dashboard camera with excellent capabilities and high versatility.