APEMAN C420 HD Mini Dash Cam Review

APEMAN C420 HD Mini Dash Cam with Super Night Vision

APEMAN C420 HD Mini Dash Cam with Super Night Vision

Some of us learn the hard way that installing one of the best overhead mounted dash cams today has become a necessity. If you are unfortunate enough to have someone bump into your car while parking, the incident could cost you a lot of money. To avoid this from happening in the future I suggest you consider buying an APEMAN C420 HD Mini Dash Cam.

Product Description

I love this dash cam for the features it packs, its miniature size, 1080p Full HD recording and many more characteristics.

It is frustrating to install bulky equipment in your car’s interior but I was delighted to see how compact this dash cam was. It has a suction cup that mounts behind the mirror and becomes discrete. In other words, it hides behind the dash mirror pretty nicely, no clutter whatsoever.

Apart from that, it not only records in 1080p Full HD with a 170 degree wide angle lens but has the automatic record feature that is enabled when any object in motion passes through.

What struck me the most was its advanced starlight sensitive sensor which takes pictures by adjusting the shade and light for perfect and clear photos.

Honestly, I didn’t think that a dash cam in this price range would work in low light conditions but it proved me wrong. The F1.8 aperture, HDR and WDR technology makes sure that the camera shoots in clarity without an apt light source. In simple words, it works flawlessly even in poor light conditions.

This dashboard camera will actually start to record the footage when there’s a sudden impact or even a vibration, how cool is that! This is possible thanks to the G-sensor and the built-in parking mode feature. I call this the super night vision mode.

Installing it is a breeze and it took me just a few minutes. I simply mounted the suction cup and used the adhesive tape that comes with it. The cable is long enough to reach the USB port and I was able to hide it easily.

The dash cam overwrites your oldest clips so that the recording doesn’t stop. This is an amazing feature that ensures you always capture the latest footage without having to replace the memory card.

You don’t have to keep an eye out on your parked car because this dash cam offers a 24 hour parking monitoring. The recording initiates immediately if there’s a vibration or any impact.

APEMAN C420 HD Mini Dash Cam Official Video

There are a few shortcomings as well such as it doesn’t come with an SD card. Moreover, since the videos are 1080p, they occupy a lot of space and you may find that a 128 GB card support to be a lot less (Many online stores say that it supports 32 GB of car but that is misleading).

This cam would have been a premium one if it had the WIFI control but sadly it doesn’t.

Product Features

  • 1080p resolution with 170 degrees wide angle lens (Full HD recording).
  • Advanced starlight sensitive sensor.
  • F1.8 large aperture, HDR and WDR technology.
  • Built-in parking mode.
  • G-sensor.
  • 3 inches of wide screen display.
  • Motion sensors.
  • Loop recording.
  • Super night vision mode.
  • 24 hours of parking monitoring.

Product Pros

  • 1-year warranty.
  • 128 GB SD card supported.
  • Super night vision makes it easier to drive at night.
  • Suction cup mounting (takes up very little space).
  • Comes with both a long and a short cable.
  • Compact dimension of 2 x 1.6 x 0.4 inches (almost hides behind the mirror)

Product Cons

  • The Full HD recording takes up a lot of space (4 GB for 30 minute video recording).
  • Video is recorded in 3 minute chunks (can be changed to 5 and 10 minutes but not recommended as they take up a lot of space).

Verdict

The APEMAN C420 HD Mini Dash Cam is the real deal for drivers who are learning or have a poor parking ability, like me. Installing this dash cam has helped me in many ways and has definitely improved my driving.

If you are looking for an affordable overhead mounted dash cam then this one fits the bill. It has Full HD recording, motion sensors, auto record options, SD support, night vision and many useful features that makes a dash cam desirable. Investing in this dash cam has helped me a lot. I highly recommend it.

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APEMAN C420 HD Mini Dash Cam

9.6

Video resolution

9.5/10

Viewing angle

9.5/10

WDR dark/bright

9.9/10

Pros

  • Super night vision feature
  • Compact dimension
  • 128 GB SD card supported

Cons

  • Video is recorded in 3 minute chunks
  • No WI-FI
Car Cam Guru
Car Cam Guru
Hi there, my name is Stuart and I am the founder of Car Dashboard Cameras. Having spent a lot of time researching before purchasing my own car dash cam, I now make dashboard camera reviews and guides to help other safe drivers.

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