Sonilex SL DVR1514 dashcam installed in my 2012 Ford Figo: Pros and cons | Daily News Byte

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Since my car will break down in 5 years, I didn’t go for 70mai Pro Plus+ or Viofo A129 Duo, because the head doesn’t want to spend that much.

BHPian A_Basu recently shared it with other enthusiasts.

I have a 2012 Ford Figo. The minimalist in me didn’t go for any modifications or accessories but, recently, since I started doing regular cross-country runs, I thought a dashcam made sense.

However, the car is a 2012 model. Another 5 years and I have to scrap it. So, even if the heart is inclined towards either 70mai Pro Plus+ or Viofo A129 Duo, the head does not want to spend that much. Also, I couldn’t find a workshop in Bhubaneswar (it’s a new city for me) that would install either the 70mai or Viofo if I had it delivered through Amazon. And I personally lack the expertise for a DIY for a dashcam.

So, in the end, I had to settle for what the car accessories store offered me. (This is a shop recco-ed by the Ford ASC folks, unofficially of course).

That’s how I ended up with the Sonilex SL-DVR1514. It was installed 2 days ago. Product cost 8500/- + labor 300/-

Advantages:

  • Cheap
  • Captures are in 1-minute slices, so when memory is full and overwriting starts, you’ll lose the oldest 1-min clip.
  • Adequate front camera video quality.

Cons:

  • License plates cannot be read.
  • The video quality of the rear camera is poor.

I’m sharing two screenshots, one of the front camera and one of the rear, so you all can judge for yourselves. (Unable to upload videos):

Since the reason for getting a dashcam is peace of mind in case of any untoward incident, I hope this kind of image quality will help. However, I would not recommend this dashcam to anyone.

Check out the BHPian comments for more insights and information.

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