Today we are going to be reviewing the Rexing V1 Dash Cam. Dash cams, first came out in the late 1980s since then they have evolved into sleek, high tech surveillance devices. No more are the days those bulky little things rested on your dashboard. Now that technology has come so far, there are so many dash cams to choose from, varying in features and vehicle compatibility. Finding the perfect one for your vehicle can be tiresome.
If you’re looking for a dash cam, that provides a good overall experience, doesn’t have those overly complicated, high tech features and is cheap, well, the Rexing V1 is for you.
At a Glance
The Rexing V1 dash cam is a basic function dash cam with good video quality and other basic features. It isn’t a major standout amongst the other dash cams that we have reviewed so far. But it still superior to the other $100 range dash cams. The Rexing V1 doesn’t come with an SD card or GPS. You will have to pay an additional $30 for the GPS. The Rexing V1 understands the needs of an everyday driver pretty well.
Rexing V1 Dash Cam Review: Specifications
The Rexing V1 dash cam specifications are given in the table below:
|VIDEO QUALITY||1080FHD 1920×1080/ 1080P – 1440×1080/ 720P|
|DIMENSIONS||6.6 x 5 x 3.4 inches|
|FIELD OF VIEW||170°|
|GPS||No (Can be bought separately for $30)|
|STORAGE||Micro SD Card|
|SENSOR||Sony Exmor IMX323|
- Dimensions: 6.6 x 5 x 3.4 inches
- Processor: Novatek NT9665
- Video Resolution: 1080FHD 1920×1080/ 1080P – 1440×1080/ 720P
- Lens Angle: 170 degrees
- Video format: MOV
- Picture format: JPG
- Screen: 2.4″ LCD
- Storage: micro SD, up to 32GB
- Audio recording: Yes
- G-Sensor: Yes
- GPS: No
- Operating Temperature: 10°F to 140°F
- Item Number: V1
- Wireless Remote: No
- Warranty: 1 Year
Rexing V1 Dash Cam Review: Design
The Rexing V1 is a wedge-shaped dash cam that is slightly bulky and falls into the category of large dash cams. But won’t be a hindrance for your field of vision. If you place it behind the mirror, that’s what I would recommend. The Rexing V1 measures to 6.6 x 5 x 3.4 inches and weighs about 408.23g. It’s not heavy but is a pretty solid dash cam. It comes with a 3M adhesive mount that is easily attachable and detachable. The V1 comes in black color.
The V1 is designed to take spills and a quite a few falls. If you spill a bit of water or your Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte on the dash cam. It will sustain the damage. That does not mean that it’s waterproof if it’s more than a little spill, there’s definitely going to some malfunctioning.
But bright side is, in case there is a problem, you can contact support. The 1-year warranty has you covered!
Rexing V1 Dash Cam Review: Video Quality
The video quality of the Rexing V1 dash cam is outstanding, it records in full HD resolution, with a 170-degree ultra wide angle. The 6 layer glass lens captures everything in view exceptionally. You can watch the footage on the 2.4 inches TFT LCD screen. To save up on storage it is best you switch to 720 p settings. The recording of the V1 is quite stable and clear. You have the option to toggle the camera. Only the camera, not the entire unit.
The V1 comes with WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) technology that enables the camera to catch everything in enhanced quality, better vibrancy and handles various levels of exposure. The VGA mode is not recommended as there is no point of enabling it. It kills the entire point of having a full HD resolution dash cam.
The downside of the dash cam is that the footage has a considerable amount of windscreen refection, which isn’t a fatal flaw but at times can be a bit annoying. Also, Headlight flare was an issue, but still better than a lot of the cheaper dash cams in the market.
You can select the length of the video files i.e. 3min/5min/10min. It saves video footage is.MOV format.The V1 also enables you to take still photos with the click of a button. It saves image files in JPEG format.
The Rexing V1 also comes with the video looping feature, if you run out of storage, this feature will overwrite the oldest footage stored in the dash cam. So as long as you have the SD card in the slot, memory should not be an issue.
Rexing V1 Dash Cam Review: Features
The Rexing V1 has is a reliable device, and has some impressive features. Before we get into what features it has to offer.
Let’s see what we get in the box:
- 10 foot Micro USB Cable
- Mounting Plate
- User Manual
- 3M Adhesive Mount
- 1 Lithium Polymer battery
Now let’s dwell into the V1’s features:
The dash cam offers Full-HD RECORDING, 1080p video @ 30fps, with Sony Exmor IMX323 image sensor, which captures footage in top tier quality.
The Rexing V1 also comes with the WDR feature (WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE). It allows the dash cam to record high-quality recordings, deal with various lighting situations and exposure.
The most impressive bit of the Rexing V1, is the startlingly vast 170-degree ultra wide angle lens. The 6 layers glass lens captures a sweeping view of your surroundings, it also gets the peripheral view of the car’s surroundings.
The “Loop Recording” feature records videos in an interval of 3, 5 or 10 minutes. When the storage limit of the microSD card exceeds its limit, the oldest recordings are deleted. The V1 supports high-endurance micro SD memory cards (up to 256GB). Thus making the memory issue non-existent.
The V1 also comes with a must-have features, that all fancy dash cams have these days, the “Accident Auto-Detection (G-Sensor) and Parking Monitor. This feature detects high impacts and close collisions and locks the recorded footage. The “Locked Files” are not overwritten and kept save for evidence. The V1 also comes with a 3M adhesive mount, which makes placing the dash cam in different cars simple.
The Parking monitor provides 24-hour protection, lock and leaves your car and the dash cam will record any action that unfolds. It is the ultimate surveillance asset.
The V1 offers system settings in 9 languages; English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Italian.
The V1 also supports the audio recording feature.
Is it Worth the Price?
The question, “Should I buy the Rexing V1?” may have popped up into your head by now, the V1 is a $100 purchase, and if you want the GPS, which you should then it’s going to cost you an additional $30. It doesn’t fall into the cheap dash cam category but it isn’t an expensive camera either.
If you’re looking for a reliable recording device. Without the hassle of a phone, then the V1 is a good choice.
The Rexing V1 may not offer a lot but it still a much better dash cam then the other $100 dollar dash cams in the market. The camera has a discreet design, isn’t buggy, you get a one year warranty and it comes with a couple of other great features. The 170 degrees wide angle view is one of the V1’s strong suits and there’s barely any competition in the market. It is a dash cam that will serve you well unless you’re a phone-centric individual. It doesn’t have Wi-Fi nor Bluetooth access, it doesn’t come with a phone app either. The lack of a GPS feature is off-putting and should’ve been offered by the V1, but it is what it is.
All in all, it is a good buy, sparsely featured, easy to use camera that will be a handy dandy car accessory. It can also bear temperatures from -5°F to 160°F.
It may not impress potential buyers looking for a more lucrative dash cam because the V1 isn’t meant to cater to a lot of needs. It’s going to offer great video recording and convenience though!
All in all, the Rexing V1 gets 3.5 stars out of a 5.
- Good day/night time video footage
- Parking Mode
- $30 GPS add on
- No Wi-fi nor Bluetooth
- No micro SD Card included
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