The Blackvue DR750LW is a front and rear dashcam with a 4″ Touchscreen LCD.
The Blackvue DR750LW comes as a 2 camera package, one front facing and one rear facing ensuring you capture video both in front of and behind your vehicle. The camera’s 4″ LCD screen allows you to set PIP mode (picture in picture) so both front and back cameras can be viewed in a single screen. The front and rear screens both support full 1080p hd (1920×1080) at 30 frames per second.
With multiple recording modes the camera can automatically capture accidents, standard journeys, and can work in parking mode capturing any movement around your vehicle whilst it is parked up – excellent for capturing a vandal or potential thief in the act. The camera itself comes packaged with everything you need to get going, both the front and rear facing cameras, a cable to connect these together, windscreen mounts for both, a power lead, a 16gb SD card and an SD to USB adapter.
- 4 inch LCD Touchscreen allowing you to review videos and real-time video on the fly
- Front and rear facing cameras with supported pip mode – capture both in one video.
- Emergency recording – in event of an accident the camera’s g-sensor will automatically save and protect your latest video
- OTA Firmware Updates (firmware updating “over the air” rather than having to manually update firmware.
Installing and setting up the camera is simple, with everything you need provided in the box. This is slightly different as it contains 2 cameras instead of the usual single camera – a cable is provided to connect the front and rear cameras together, and cable clips are also provided to keep the cables neatly out of the way.
Both the front and rear mount cameras come with simple, quick release window mounts so if you wish to remove the cameras you can do so quickly and easily. If you wish to leave the cameras in on parking mode, you can feel safe in the knowledge that the DR750LW contains built in battery protection, so will shut itself off if your car battery begins to get low on power (Parking Mode requires the camera to be hard wired into your car so it can have a constant power supply).
- 4 Inch LCD Touchscreen allowing you to easily manage the camera and settings without having to connect it to a smartphone or PC/Laptop
- Front and rear cameras meaning you can capture footage of incidents behind you as well as in front
- Built in power protection – no need for power magic pro or similar external power unit
- Quick release windscreen mounts
- Rear camera output is reversed/flipped so it is not a true representation of what is behind – don’t try and use it for reversing!
- No GPS as standard – requires purchase of an external GPS Antenna – this is the biggest downside in our opinion
- This camera can be picky about the SD card used – we’d recommend sticking to Blackvue’s recommended cards or recording quality can be poor.
Summary Of The Blackvue DR750LW Dashcam
This camera, whilst excellent at what it does, is a little bittersweet for us. The price of the camera itself is quite high but not ridiculous, until you take into account the requirement for an external GPS antenna which pushes the price that little bit higher and makes it a top end price in our eyes. If the GPS was built in, this would be almost perfect.
That said, you do get a lot of device for your money, with both front and rear cameras both supporting full HD, and a 4″ touchscreen, it feels like it has that little more finesse than some of the more basic models. The camera itself is quite bulky but can still be fitted neatly without obscuring your view of the road, and the size is of course the price you pay for having a 4″ screen, which we feel more than makes up for the bulkyness.
The dashcam includes built in power protection, so if you intend to use it in parking mode you’ll not need to purchase a power magic pro unit (perhaps the saving on power magic pro could be used to purchase a GPS antenna?) so you do save some money there.
The camera saves videos in 3 minute files which is either a help or a hinderance depending on exactly what you use your camera for, but playback is seemless and it will play through each file without any pausing or stuttering, so you won’t even know it’s moving to the next video. If you plan to post a journey video online you’ll need to use a video editor to stitch the files together, but that’s a fairly simple task with today’s editing tools.
So – do we recommend the Blackvue DR750LW?
If you can afford the price of this dash-cam then it’s certainly a contender as one of the top cams available on the market, the front and rear cameras and the touchscreen display really sell it to us, we added the optional GPS antenna and it was just about perfect, if the GPS was built in as standard then this would also get a 5 star for features, instead it gets a close 4.
Video Playback from the Blackvue DR750LW