Top positive review
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Easy to install and great image quality
on 11 April 2016
I've been using the Nextbase 512 for a couple of weeks now and so far so good. The camera itself is smaller than I'd imagined but this is definitely a good thing. The camera came with all the necessary cables and windscreen mount, but I also purchase the hardwiring kit so that I could free up the lighter socket for my phone. The mount fits easily and the camera locates on the mount and then you slide it to lock. Once on it is secure and doesn't move about. When you try to remove it however, it is a bit of a fiddle if I'm honest, but it's certainly not a deal breaker but why I've rated this 4 out of 5.
The manual (downloaded from Nextbase) is clear and concise and after installing the memory card (not supplied) I was up and running. From ignition the camera is automatically recording. After a few days I removed the memory card and inserted it into my computer to review the footage. I was very impressed with the image quality. In daylight, bright sunshine and rain/dull days, the image is clear and detailed. More than enough for this application. Night time footage is also clear - naturally in rural roads you're restricted to what can be seen in your headlights but despite the low light, it's still impressive.
The menus and features are comprehensive and this model features the polarising filter, allowing adjustment of the lens to ensure the best possible images with little or no reflections issues.
All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase. Small, light, easy to setup and use and very impressive image quality. The fiddly mount connection is the only thing I think they could improve on but overall I'd highly recommend it.