720p HD Ultra Wide Angle Nightvision Car/Truck DVR Dash Camera
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The Zetronix zDrive-HDi ultra wide angle high definition night vision car dash camera is equipped with a TRUE HD 720p sensor with an ultra-wide 120 degree lens. The dash cam comes standard with a built in battery which runs for up to 4 hours and a 360 degree swivel ideal for recording outside or inside the car. The zDrive-HDi car cam includes infrared lights ensuring crystal clear video even in nighttime driving, a webcam mode, 2.5" vivid LCD Screen and an HDMI output. This dash camera can also be plugged into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter. You can still use it while it’s being charged or record wirelessly for up to 4 hours with the built in battery.
High Definition Image Sensor The Zetronix zDrive-HDi is a professional grade highest quality dash cam on the market. The dash cam is equipped with HD CMOS sensor that records video with a crystal clear view of the car make and color, and even the license plate number in any driving condition. The dash camera comes standard with a dash board windshield suction cup ideal for easy placement anywhere in the car. The dash cam is also equipped with a 360 degree swivel ideal for any type of vehicle, whether you drive a car, bike or tractor trailer. And with a 120 degree lens, you can be assured that not a single detail will be missed.
On Start Up Recording The zDrive-HDi is equipped with an electricity sensor that triggers the recording device as soon as you start your vehicle. You’ll never have to worry about forgetting to press the record button. This dashboard camera will start recording automatically as soon as the vehicle has started.
High Capacity Micro SD Card (Memory Card Not Included) The zDrive-HDi dash cam has an ultra-high capacity and can process up to a 32GB SD card. Record 40 minutes per GB in VGA mode and 25 minutes per GB in HD mode, up to a highly impressive 22 consecutive hours. The dash cam also displays the time and date as you drive and record, which can prove to be useful information in the event you have to appear in court to substantiate your case.
Date & Time Stamp The zDrive-HDi includes a built-in menu for easy date and time set up. First time you use it simply adjust the date and time to your current location. Every video or photo takes or recorded with the zDrive-HDi will have a superimposed date and time stamp in the bottom right corner of the video.
Motion Sensor Recording The zDrive-HDi is equipped with motion sensor detection, making it very easy to set up this dash cam as a surveillance mechanism for your car or truck in the event of vandalism or theft. Simply set the zDrive-HDi’s recording to motion detection and leave it plugged into your cigarette lighter or use it wirelessly with the built-in battery. Now every time someone approaches your car, the zDrive-HDi will capture the suspect’s face and exactly what they were doing next to your vehicle.
Web Cam Mode The zDrive-HDi can be used not only as an extra drive when plugged into your computer, but as a webcam as well. Attach the dash cam to your PC Laptop and see and record video instantaneously as you drive. This unique feature truly makes the zDrive-HDi one of a kind in the industry.
Night Vision The zDrive-HDi HD dashboard cam comes equipped with 8 infrared lights that light up at night with just a press of a button. Light up the road in front of you with 8 powerful Infrared LED’s and record every single detail with no blemishes. Whether you’re on the road at night or during the day, you’ll never miss footage with the zDrive-HDi dash cam.
Compact Size The zDrive-HDi's compact size guarantees that your safety will not be compromised by blocking any part of your view and complies with all US and International safety laws.
HDMI Output The zDrive-HDi comes equipped not only with a a webcam mode, which gives you a live video feed to your PC/Laptop, but an HDMI output at well, enabling the dash camera to be plugged into your TV or any device with an HDMI output for a live feed or a playback at a later time.
Ultra Wide Angle 120 Degree Lens with 360 degree Swivel The zDrive-HDi comes with a windshield suction cup attachment to safely and securely connect the unit to your windshield. The car video camera alsoincludes a120degree wide angle lens that captures video of the area surrounding your vehicle, whether you drive a small sports car or a large eighteen wheeler. The dash cam light sensitive CMOS sensor enables you to capture everything in any type of driving condition, whether it’s dark, foggy or raining. The high definition sensor records video at an impressive frame rate of 30fps at 1280x720 HD resolution, guaranteeing a clear picture even at night.
1 Year Product Guarantee zDrive-HDi car video camera is the highest quality and most reliable dash cam on the market today, equipped with hardware and software that underwent rigorous quality assurance testing. We are so confident in our product that we include a 1 Full Year replacement guarantee in the unlikely event that you experience product failure. Zetronix sells electronic equipment with breakthrough technology, such as the spy cam and the dash cam, to police departments across the US, the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI. The security arms of federal, state and local governments trust Zetronix to supply their agents with cutting edge technology that plays a pivotal role in investigations and crime prevention. Now for the first time, you can purchase your own dashboard camera to help with your investigation in the event of an accident. Law officers and field agents in the line of duty rely on the dash cam and other Zetronix products in the most difficult and stressful conditions. THAT is why we are so confident that the zDrive-HDi will be a valuable asset to you, your business and your employees.
This professional Dash Cam is used by police and fire departments because of its reliability and superior video quality. This clip was recorded by a police cruiser’s dash mounted zDrive-HDi while the officer was responding to an accident
Please note the video quality and resolution was highly reduced to fit into a file that will load on your computer fairly quickly. When you play a recorded video with your very own zDrive-HDi you will notice much more detail, brighter colors and over all higher quality in the video.
5.0 MP CMOS
120 degree ultra-wide angle
Turning Angle of Lens
360 degrees Swivel
Resolution of Video
HD 1280x720 , VGA 720x480
Frames Per Second Motion Detection
30 fps Yes
Yes, 8 IR Lenses (Non-Visible)
1800 mA 4 hours
2.5" LCD High Resolution Color
Type of memory card
Micro SD Class 6 or Above (512MB - 32GB)
HD ~ 20 min per 1 GB VGA ~ 30 min per 1 GB
1 Year Replacment Warranty
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This is a bitter/sweet review. I am preparing to return my second ZDrive-HDi. I will later report how well the refund process goes. The original Dash Cam I purchased had issues with two things, the sound (you could barely hear it) and formatting the memory card. For some reason, after formatting the memory card, it only allowed 19 MB or so (if I\'m remembering correctly)on a 32GB SDHD Memory Card to be useful space. Even if I formatted it on my own computer and recovered the space, the zDrive HDi would automatically format it again leaving that pitiful amount of space. The memory card works fine because I still have the same one today and it works with no problem with the replacement camera Zetronix has finally sent me.
The replacement camera had its own problems too. For some reason, I would get what appeared to be a lighting flash quite often throughout the recording. I discussed the problem with the Zetronix CEO via email and after a lengthy time waiting for responses, He believes that it is (once again) a failed camera. I have informed Zetronix of my intention to return and asked them for an RMA on Jan 11, 2012. There is no reason that I can see why I didn\'t get a response that whole day, but I will see what happens on Monday (Jan 14). Follow-up:After a painfully slow process, I have been refunded the money paid to Zetronix, but am out the cost of mailing their defective products back... Twice.
So far I have painted a bleak picture of the zDrive HDi. However, there was a positive to it as well. In fact, I wish that this camera could have worked out for me because it had such a great picture (in between flashes) and the camera itself is very nice too. It fit very well behind the rear-view mirror so it didn\'t obstruct my view at all. It has a very nice field of view to catch everything in front of you. I noticed that it would only record 4GB at a time and then shut down. I had to be aware of that on long trips to be sure I had it recording all the time. I went through all the setting to find out why it would not continue to record without interruption, but found nothing. Also, it is supposed to record over the oldest recording when the memory runs out. However, this wasn\'t the case and I had to manually clear some memory to continue recording. I was told later by the Zetronix CEO that the zDrive HDi needs to be set at 1 to 5 minute recording intervals in order to record back over itself. It seems a bit odd that my recording might be interrupted every 1 to 5 minutes for it to start recording again...
PROS: Great picture in 720p! No complaints about the quality in the other settings as well.
CONS: So I\'m not being redundant, read the review for all of the cons.
BOTTOM LINE: Too many bugs to work out. Not reliable at this time. I would wait for a newer version or go with something else.
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars]
by Diane Smith
Date Added: Sunday 04 November, 2012
Great camera, this camera saved my butt when somebody hit me and claimed I hit them when they changed into my lane at NIGHT! I just bought it a week ago when I was driving had it on and some idiot side swiped my car while they were changing lanes. We both pulled over he claimed I hit him and he wanted to call the cops, so the police arrived he told his story, the cop was about to issue me a station then I pulled up my dash cam and played the video of him driving into my lane right of the screen from the dash cam, the cop said he was happy I had one and wanted to know where I got it, if course I told him and he issued the other person a citation! WIN! This item just paid for it self 10x fold!..
PROS: Works well, video quality is great, works like a charm and never have to worry about turning it on or forgetting to record, if you plug it in to your cigarette lighter it will turn on and start recording automatically and that\'s it! Play back on the large screen is easy and you can see everything!
CONS: None that I can think of.
BOTTOM LINE: Great camera that saved my butt, works like a charm and video quality is really good, works really well at night as well! Everybody should have one of these!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars]
by Sgt. Andrew Thomson
Date Added: Friday 01 February, 2013
I usually do not give or write reviews on products but I was so impressed that I had to write one about this product. Before purchasing this one I was a bit hesitant because I have purchased and owned sever dashboard cameras ranging from $40 dollars to $400 dollars. The $40 - 150 range cameras that I have owned pretty much broke in the first month or did not work right out of the box, the vender that sold them were overseas or drop shippers and provided little to no support. I was disappointed so I purchased the most expensive one it was over $400 dollars. It worked well but had very view options or features, the quality of the video was cell phone camera quality at best but it worked. I had it for about 9 months but I just got tired of the poor quality video so I figured I would try this advertised zDrive-hdi dash cam. I was skeptical their sales people told me this is the best quality one on the market, they sounded convincing so I went ahead and purchased it. Got it pretty quick with free shipping I think about 2 days or so.
When I received it was packaged fairly well, the packaging was was nice looking looked very professional and the manual was very well put together. The product looked same as their photos which were nice so I was exited to use it. Using it was very easy it literately turns on by it self as you turn on your car, tells you to drive safe and it starts recording...seems good so far. The video quality seemed good but hard to tell from the screen, so here comes the real test playing the video back from my computer...and WOW I have a large 27\" screen monitor and the video looks like it was shot by one of those professional movie camera. The viewing angle is really nice I am pretty observant and I did not even notice what was going on to the side of the car until I saw it on this dash cam. The video is accurate as well not stretched out or distorted from a fish eye effect.
The video is crystal clear, you can see every single price of detail and the colors are very accurate. I could even read the license plate from cars far far away! So I been using this cam for about 4 months, works flawlessly and I recommended this to all my friends and family. Anybody looking for a dash cam stop right here, you have found it and this is coming from a person that owned over 5 of them!..
PROS: Great quality read full review to understand how nice it really is.
CONS: The battery life could be longer, 4hr is OK but if it was like 12 or 24 would be really nice.
BOTTOM LINE: THE BEST DASH CAM ON THE MARKET IN MY OPINION!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars]
by Cecil Ramsey
Date Added: Monday 02 November, 2015
I purchased this dash camera a couple years ago for myself as a Christmas gift. The best gifts are the ones you buy yourself. This dash camera performed well day and night. I like it as a hand held camera as much as a dash cam. It recorded a few bad drivers and near misses, I have submitted video of aggressive and careless commercial drivers to their safety officers and recorded one driver disregard a stop sign and hit me on the passenger side sending me into a spin and totaling my car. That video went to the state police and my insurance company. This past weekend I got in my car and the ZDrive did not come on, it was dead. I suspect it is the internal battery that failed. I have submitted an inquiry to customer service to see if the battery can be replaced/repaired. In the mean time the zDrive is on sale so I just ordered a new one. If I can fix the old one I will install it in my wifes car...
PROS: Good camera for a fair price
CONS: Night vision IR's deplete the internal battery fast. I know electronics do not have an infinite life but I still harbor hopes of durable goods lasting many years, my zdrive lasted a couple years. It also had the occasional "lightning flash" that another reviewer talks about, it didn't really bother me.