In this video, I check out the Dasaita DAS-X9s Car Dash Camera. You can buy this camera direct from the Dasaita store for $138 👉🏻 https://bit.ly/dasaitadashcam.
This is a 4K resolution dashcam with a 160-degree field of view, a 4” wide LCD display, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS and dual camera recording with its bundled 1080p rear view facing camera.
In the box you get a paper instruction manual, there is the dash cam itself, a 12v socket to USB-C power cable, a rear-facing camera and cable, an optional fuse-powered cable, and an interior prying tool and cable ties.
Features & Design
Looking over the dashcam then. Its a slim, almost chocolate bar-sized display with a wide 4” LCD display on the back, and a 160 FOV lens on the front, on one side there are four buttons to navigate the display menu interface, and on the other side, there is an SD card slot and reset switch. On top, there is a USB-C port to power the dash cam, next to it is a 3.5mm jack which the rear-facing camera connects to. On the main body at the top, there is another USB-C port and a display on/off power button.
The rear camera is a compact little unit that sticks to the inside of the rear windscreen. It records up to 1080P at 30fps, and it comes with an attached cable that makes it easy to install around the interior of your vehicle. Both power and camera cables insert into the top of the main dash cam, making for a tidy and discreet install.
The display itself is a nice widescreen display. Sadly none of it is touch-sensitive, and all navigation has to be done through its four navigation buttons on the right-hand side of the casing. Its menu interface gives you quick access to tailoring your video capture resolution, loop recording length, speaker volume, G-sensor sensitivity, screen saver timeout, data and time, rear camera orientation, language, boot sound, audio recording, wireless LAN access, adding a plate number to your recordings, setting parking monitor sensitivity and setting the speed measurement type.
Installation was easy, thanks to the pre-attached adhesive pads on both the dashcam and rear camera mounts. Simply peel and stick them onto the screen and connect up the power cables and feed them down into your interior and into a nearby 12v power socket. The alternative fuse power cable is also an option if you wish to power the dashcam that way, but personally, I found the 12v just as sufficient, thanks to its built-in USB-C charging port, I was still able to continue to charge other USB devices in the car.
The dashcam offers 4K at 30fps recording on its front camera. Its 6-glass lens has a 160-wide field of view, f1.8 aperture, and Wide Dynamic Range for light management and colour accuracy between day and night time recording.
The rear-facing camera will capture at 1080p and it has a narrower 120-degree field of view. Its feed is shown on the right side of the main 4” display on the LCD screen. Recordings are saved separately as individual files, both with GPS location and speed overlaid onto both recordings.
Day & Night Test
With an SD card inserted and formatted, I took the camera out for a daylight test to see how well it performed and if the dashcam was easy to operate whilst attached to the windscreen.
The first immediate issue I faced was viewing and operating the dash camera. Navigating its widescreen display with its side buttons took some getting used to. Selecting some of its menus wasn’t as intuitive as I had hoped it would be. Also, I found viewing the 4” screen in daylight a challenge to see clearly, due to its fixed angle and limited angle of view display.
Viewing back its recordings, in daylight, it was an improvement over my current FitcamX camera. It seemed to handle shadow and overcast much better, its colours were more realistic. Its wide dynamic range handled the sky and clouds much better, and there was more detail in shadows on the side and on the road ahead. Its general quality was a little washed out, but as a whole, it was a better image overall.
This was also the case during nighttime recording. I found the image clearer, crisper, colour and lighting seemed more natural. Street lights and oncoming traffic had less bloom and glare to them, which helped maintain detail in and around those areas of the video. So overall, the night recording on the front-facing camera was very good. Sadly the same can’t be said for the rear camera, which didn’t quite match the same level of detail or quality as the front camera.
The Dasaita DAS-X9s currently retails for $138 directly from their online store, and I’ll leave direct links to this product in the description down below, so you can learn more about it and buy yourself one.
Overall, my time with this Dasaita dash cam has been positive. Its form factor makes it easy to mount onto a windscreen without being too much in the way, and the rear-facing camera has enough cable length to reach the back of most vehicles and its compact form factor doesn’t obstruct your rear view. I liked its widescreen 4” display, which made it easier to view content and navigate menus, however, I did find its side button controls a little more frustrating where a screen this size could have easily accommodated touchscreen input instead.
Its daylight and night recording was very good thanks to a Sony IMX335 sensor and 6-glass lens, with pleasing video recording quality that has great colour accuracy and detail. It is unfortunate that the same can’t be said for its rear-facing camera, which struggled in both day and night recording. For a 1080p camera, its overall quality was quite disappointing. So if you require the use of rear video, you might want to look elsewhere.
Its companion mobile app, which allows you to connect to the camera over Wi-Fi, is quite basic but it allows you to adjust some of its primary functions, whilst allowing you to view past photos and video recordings and save them directly onto your phone without removing the SD card. However, loop recordings of around five minutes can take a long time to transfer to your phone over its slow Wi-Fi connection.
If you’re looking for a front and rear-facing camera package, there are likely better options out there, however, if you don’t see yourself diving into its menu options as often, or have the need for its rear-facing camera, the Dasaita DAS-X9s will not disappoint and should be high up on your shortlist.
0:00 – Brief overview
0:27 – Unboxing
0.40 – Features & Design
1:17 – Rear Camera
1:30 – Installation
3:23 – Daylight test
4:19 – Night test
4:37 – Rear test
4:45 – My Impressions