Length:: 3:10 Mins
I have had small cameras before but never seen one with the capability of the Dazzne P2. I will begin this review by writing first of all about the camera itself which produces excellent video in a wide range of formats.
The camera has three buttons to operate it, power, shutter and mode and once you get the hang of the menu system is easy to operate. Within no time I was taking still photographs with it, and then I set the video to maximum resolution, wide angle and 30 frames per second and set it up in the car windscreen (using the transparent camera case and the suction cap attachment provided). I was delighted to find that the waterproof transparent case has buttons which fit over the camera buttons so the camer is fully operable while in the case.
My first attempt at using the camera as a dash-cam was completely successful. I brought the camera indoors and connected it up to the computer with the cable provided and was quite astonished at the quality of the video. The wide-angle setting ensures that the whole of the windscreen was covered and the images quality is little short of amazing and definitely comes into the high definition category. Movements are smooth and a visitors to the house said that it was just like being in the car.
The manual covers all the functions but as with all cameras you need to fiddle about to understand the full range of the menus. There are timers for every situation such as delayed shutter release and a function to break your video into smaller three minute files as it records.
The accessory pack is quite incredible and I can't see you would need anything other than what is included.
I won't list everything in the box - it would take too long, but highlights for me are:
- TWO batteries with charger - each of which lasts for a four hour charge so you can definitely go out for a day in the condifence that you won't run out of power. The charger itself is very clever and charges the two batteries together or singly and takes account of the power output of your USB socket while doing so.
- a 32GB San Disc micro-HD card - I think Nikon and Canon could learn some lessons here rather than giving you just enough on their cards for half a dozen still photographs. Dazzne deserve full credit for giving away a massive memory card with this camera
- waterproof clear case for the camera with full operability while the camera is in the case.
- Enough mounting accessories to cover every possible situation. Suction mount for a windscreen, bike handlebar mount, chest mount so could video your walk, stick on mounts with rotating mechanism (for helmets etc) - the list goes on. And all included in the price!
I commend Dazzne for giving you everything you could possible need with this camerea. Not only is it an excellent camera but the accessory kit bundled with it makes it the best possible buy in action cameras.