The BlackVue DR430-2ch is the latest front and rear camera from Blackvue, aimed at people who want an entry level dash cam that is high quality but also affordable. This camera is perfect for those who want a simple camera that will record footage that is court admissible in case of an accident.
Video Resolution & Quality
The BlackVue DR430 has a 1 mega pixel Sony CMOS sensor for both the front and rear. The front and rear cameras record at 1280 x 720P making the video HD. The camera can also record at 30FPS making the video even higher quality. The dash cam has an 120° viewing angle meaning that the camera will have a good view of any accident that may occur.
This dash cam has four different recording modes- Continuous,Parking, Event and Manual.
Continuous recording-The camera records from the moment the engine is switched on until it is switched off.
Parking mode-Is active after the vehicle has been stationary for more than five minutes and will record for approximately two hours, for this mode to be used you must have the Power Magic Pro accessory to hardwire the camera to the vehicle.
Event recording-Only happens when the G-Sensor detects a shock, a thirty-second clip will be made to document what happened before, during and after an accident.
Manual recording-Occurs when you swipe your hand past the camera, this causes the camera to make a 60 second clip compromising of the 10 seconds before and 50 seconds after the recording was started.
Tamper Proof Design
The DR430 has a tamper proof design, with the SD card case having a lock to stop unauthorised access. This ensures that all of the footage is stored securely so if an accident occurs then the events of the incident will be secured so the footage can be reviewed with the knowledge that it has not been changed in any way. This makes the camera suitable for both private and commercial use.
**Please note that the padlock does not come with the camera.**
The Blackvue DR430 has an optional GPS antenna in the box, this will allow you to track the vehicles direction and speed of the vehicle when you are watching the footage map, and with the help of google maps you are able to see a map of the vehicles journey.
This feature can be helpful for those who have a heated windscreen, as occasionally they interrupt the GPS signal which can cause inaccurate tracking information to be recorded. With this antenna you can position it where the signal will not be interrupted, ensuring accurate location and speed tracking.
The following items are included in every BlackVue DR430 box, as well as a warranty card and quick start guide.
- Brand – BlackVue
- Model – 430-2Ch
- Front Camera – Yes
- Second Camera – Yes
- Screen – No
- HD/Video Resolution – 1280 x 720P
- Video Frame Rate – 30fps
- Codec -?
- File Format – ?
- Video Playback – Yes via analysis software
- Viewing Angle – Diagonal 120°
- Sensor – ?
- Internal Mic (Sound Recorded) – Yes, can be muted
- Memory Card Included – 16GB micro SD card
- Memory Capacity – 128GB
- WiFi – No
- Software – BlackVue analysis software available
- Software Compatibility – Windows/Mac
- Mobile App – Yes
- Speed Camera Alerts – No
- Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) – No
- Front Collision Warning System (FCWS) – No
- Removable Camera – Yes
- Internal Battery – No
- G-Sensor – Yes
- Parking Mode – Yes requires hardwire cable
- Photo Mode – No
- Built in GPS – No
- GPS Mapping – No
- Speed Stamp – Yes but can be disabled
- Auto Event Recording – Yes
- Auto start/stop rec – Yes
- Date/Time Stamp – Yes but can be disabled
- Overwrite Recording – Yes
- Manual Recording – No
- One Touch Formatting – ?
- Tone Alerts – Yes but can be disabled
- Spoken Alerts – No
- Infra Red Night-vision – No
- Operating Temperatures – -10° ~ 60°C
- Waterproof – No
- Dimensions – 109mm (W) x 175mm(D) x 85mm (H)
- Manufacturer Warranty – 2 years