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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The F310 Dash Cam from HP

Out of the box, the default setting is for automatic recording mode to capture everything, with loop recording when the card gets full. Other recording modes let you tailor what gets captured based on your needs. Emergency mode gives you the power to instantly start recording. The event is captured as one continuous file and ends when it is manually stopped or the card is full. Incident mode starts recording when hard braking or an accident is detected. Both Emergency and Incident files are automatically overwrite protected to preserve them.
Beyond recording the drive, the unit comes with a GPS receiver that logs the vehicle position, direction, and speed. A three-axis G-Sensor tracks hard braking and other rapid or drastic changes. It logs the information and is used to detect when to start an Incident recording. When the camera is synched with the included SuperCar software on your computer, it will display the video file with a Google map of the drive, and display the speed and G-Sensor simultaneously. Multiple systems aid in driver safety including Fatigue Alert, Speed Limit Alarm, and the ability to program the locations of speed cameras and warn you when you're approaching them.
Hardware
  • 1/3" CMOS image sensor
  • 2.95 mm, f/1.9 lens with 130° field of view
  • 2.4" LCD color TFT display
  • Built-in microphone and speaker
  • MicroSD slot, supports cards up to 32GB
  • Mini USB and Mini HDMI ports
  • Permanently-installed lithium polymer battery
  • Built-in white LED light for extra light. Manually turn it on/off
  • Automatic or manual power-on
Recording
  • Automatic: Recording begins when car is started and unit powers up
  • Incident recording: Three-axis G-Sensor detects events like hard braking or an accident and automatically switches to highest resolution and saves files with overwrite protection. Adjustable sensitivity
  • Emergency recording: Manually start and it will record a single continuous file until the card is full or manually stopped
  • Snapshot mode: Useful for documenting injuries, damage, or conditions
  • Motion detection: If enabled, the camera will begin recording when motion is detected by the camera
Safety
  • Driver Fatigue Alert: Reminds the driver to rest after a predetermined period of time via an audible alert and an alert picture on the screen
  • Speed camera points: Save location of speed cameras and the unit will notify you when you are approaching one
  • Speed limit alert: Set a customized maximum speed limit and be alerted when it is exceeded
  • Real time readouts for: Speed, time, compass direction, and warning distance to known or programmed speed cameras
Performance
  • Wide Dynamic Range (WDR): Balances the exposure for a clear even view when extremes of light and dark appear in the frame at the same time
  • Up to 1920x1080 resolution at 30fps
  • Disable microphone for passenger privacy or to conserve memory
  • Play files on a computer using the mini HDMI port and included cable, or from the memory card
GPS
  • Built-in GPS receiver tracks location, but doesn't give directions
  • Logs speed, location, and G-Sensor information
  • Sync dash-cam with included SuperCar software on a computer
  • On-screen computer display will show file footage synched with Google maps, and show speed, G-Sensor information, and direction
Smart Scene
  • Choose "Driving" or "Scenery" to direct the camera on how to adjust the exposure
  • "Driving": Calculates exposure based on the entire field of view, but provides greater exposure to the center
  • "Scenery": Calculates exposure based on the entire field of view