REVIEW - VIOFO A118c Dash camera

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REVIEW - VIOFO A118c Dash camera




Yeah , I have 3 dash cameras hardwired :  

Do I need 3 ? , well maybe not . But it sure is nice knowing that if one should fail , then two will still be working . 


I will be talking about the VIFO A118c today . 

This is the capacitor version , so no battery . ( Apparently dash cams can flame out when they get really hot - possibly a new phenomenon to many - but not us flashaholics )

 So there are capacitor equipped cams hitting the market , and the capacitor is there just to give the cam enough power to shut down and save the last video file .

 So the A118c is rather quick to fire up , and equally fast to shut down . My battery equipped cams can take up to 10 seconds to power down ( maybe more ) while the A118c only takes a second or two . SO far I have had no issues with the A118c , wish I could say the same about my other cams .

The A118c did not come with a GPS antenna / receiver ( $59USD = Cam Price - Not GPS receiver ) , but I found one on Ebay , so more waiting ! 


Ok what I like about the A118c :

It is small and compact , ( Stealthy ) 

I love the mount , I ordered a spare in case I want to move the camera to the back window ( rear cam ) 

Supports GPS data logging ( Dont have a GPS receiver ATM ) 

Capacitor - no battery = +++++ 

What I dont like :

The lens is very wide angle , and only about 50% of it is really sharp . Once you move away towards the edges the lens looses sharpness . 

( ATM this is my only gripe ) 


The video has footage from the A118c and my Dome G90c ..... 


Updated :  Night time video 


A118c on top and Mini 0805 on the bottom for comparison .. 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….


Edited by: old4570 on 09/19/2015 - 22:41
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