Today we’re going to reviewing the Crosstour 1080P Car DVR (CR-300). The brand Crosstour Tech is new and as per our sources has been around since 2017. Despite still trying to get their name out, their dashcams are still popular on Amazon. The CR300 has an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars from online customers.
You need to know the brand’s reputation, your vehicle’s requirement, your preferences and so on.
These days, with so much competition on the block, and with so many varying prices. It’s not easy finding the most compatible dash cam for your vehicle. For a first-timer, it’s not easy to just hop on Amazon and find the best and cheapest dash cams.
At a Glance
The Crosstour 1080P Car DVR dash cam has a neat design and looks like a standard point and shoot dashcam. The overall quality of the dashcam feels cheap, but hey you are paying $38 for a full-fledged dashcam. For what it’s worth, I think it’s great. It comes with high-end features, has a wide angle view and comes with a suction cup mount. Though we haven’t reviewed Crosstour Tech before, we believe it’s delivered more than most trusted brands.
If you would like to know more details on the Crosstour 1080P Car DVR dash cam, then continue reading on the review!
Crosstour 1080P Car DVR: Specifications
The Crosstour 1080p Car DVR Specifications are given in the table below:
|DIMENSIONS||3.5 x 2.05 x 1.38”|
|FIELD OF VIEW||170°|
|STORAGE||Class 10 micro SDHC car|
|SCREEN||3” LCD Screen|
Crosstour 1080P Car DVR: Design
The dashcam has a simple design, modeled after the point and shoot cameras. It measures to 3.5 x 2.05 x 1.38 inches and weighs about 64g. It’s a small dashcam and is super light too. The overall quality of the 1080P Car DVR feels cheap. But all in all, the color and design are pretty good. The lens of the camera protrudes out of the camera but isn’t bothersome. The camera fits perfectly behind the mirror and comes with a suction cup mount, easy to use. The aperture of the CR300 is relatively large, accompanying it, is a 3 inch LCD screen on the back of the camera.
The CR300 gives a large view, thanks to the 170-degree angle, the camera is not a distraction while driving and has a very simple interface. The Crosstour 1080P Car DVR doesn’t require you to be tech-savvy.
On the bottom of the dashcam, you will find a mic that will be responsible for recording audio. On the top side of the CR300, there is a power outlet and a USB port. The dashcam cannot run on its battery, it must be connected to the car’s power outlet through the cigarette adapter.
The right side of the camera has four buttons, the menu button, the lock button, the Mode button, and the OK button. The OK button also acts as a record button. The left side, there is an SD card slot, a Menu button, and 2 navigation buttons to move up and down. Using the buttons to navigate around the menu was relatively annoying, but once you set the date, time and other details. You won’t have to bother with it again.
Crosstour 1080P Car DVR: Video Quality
Hit or miss? Is the video quality of the Crosstour 1080P Car DVR on par with high-end dashcams or is it just as what you are paying for? According to our review, the dashcam performed very well. The quality of the video was 1080p which for the price, is fantastic.
There also exists a burst shot feature that gives you photos with a 12-megapixel quality. Our test run with the Crosstour 1080P Car DVR went smoothly, the dashcam did have issues with overexposure at times. But you’ll still be able to make out license plate numbers and such. The dashcam comes with a loop recording feature and WDR technology, (Wide Dynamic Range).
The dashcam does not suffer from fish-eye, thankfully! The night vision mode was sub-par, the video was clear to the extent that you could make out most objects but nothing could be seen in spectacular detail.
Crosstour 1080P Car DVR: Features
You may be familiar with the saying, big things come in small packages. That’s the case, for the CR300, this tiny camera may not look like much, but it packs a whole lot!
The dashcam has an astounding view of 170 degrees, that’s an ultra-rare feature to have. Most expensive dash cams don’t offer as much. The full HD resolution of the CR400 is also well above average. It isn’t the most vibrant or sharpest video qualities, but for the price, yes it is.
The camera comes with WDR technology, which means cleaner sharper video recordings.
The burst shot feature lets you capture pictures at 12 megapixels. It’s a useful tool that lets you capture important moments. The dashcam also has a night vision mode, which is nothing perfect but hey, it’s better than nothing.
The motion detection feature detects the impact taken by the vehicle and immediately locks the footage, thus securing it. The CR300 also has audio recording, it can be turned off by pressing one of the navigation buttons.
It also has other basic functions such as license plate stamp, time stamp, auto power off and screen saver.
THE PRICE, IS IT WORTH IT?
So far, I think the answer is crystal clear. The CR300 is a nifty little piece of equipment. I have to give it to Crosstour for creating such a monster in such an affordable price. There isn’t much to discuss. If you want a dashcam that offers more than I’d suggest you rethink your budget.
All in all, the Crosstour 1080P Car DVR is a small, dashcam, that is worth much more than it is. If you want to buy a dashcam for its basic functions or just want to get a really good one at a great price. Then the CR300 is the dashcam for you. For people looking for something with Wi-Fi connectivity or a smartphone connection, this isn’t it. The CR300 gets a 4 out of 5 stars!
- Motion detection feature
- 170-degree viewing angle
- Suction cup moun
- SD card not included
- No GPS
- No Wifi
- Sub-par night vision mode