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> Xiaomi Mijia Dashcam (Review)

blurjoey
post Mar 23 2017, 11:51 PM, updated 18h ago

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Author's Note: The original review is found at jwtech, please head to the site to show us your support as well. Click here to view all my product reviews.

Got this Xiaomi Mijia dashcam for review from GearBest
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Xiaomi product page: Mijia dashcam

Specifications and features list:
• Mstar MSC8328P processor
• Sony Exmor IMX323 sensor
• 3.0 inch TFT HD LCD screen
• F1.8 large aperture, 160° wide-angle lens, 2.19 megapixels
• Resolution: 1920 x 1080
• Support up to 64GB microSD card.
• Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
• Built-in 240 mAh battery
• Capacitive touch button

The box
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Open box
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Contents
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• Mijia dashcam
• 90° angled micro USB Cable
• USB Car Charger
• Pry bar
• Mount with double sided tape
• Spare double sided tape
• 2 x Electrostatic films
• Manual in Chinese

Mijia dashcam
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Mount
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Mijia with mount
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Electrostatic films
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You stick the electrostatic films onto your windscreen first before sticking the Mijia dashcam on to it. This to protect the tint you have on your windscreen.
USB car charger

90° angled micro USB Cable
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Pry bar
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Manual in Chinese
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Menu screens translated to English (more translated menu pictures in my review blog)
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Initial firmware on the Mijia dashcam and latest firmware in Mi Home App
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English firmware v1.0.13.En
Please use the Mi Dash Cam app to update your Mijia dashcam with 1.0.13.En which is in English. Mi Home will update 1.0.13 which is in Chinese.

Also, you can't update using the Mi Dash Cam app after updating from the Mi Home app as it will detect that it is the latest firmware.

The only way is to manual flash update the firmware.

Download 1.0.13.En from my Dropbox.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/373k4i57tn6rwkl/1.0.13en.rar?dl=0

Unzip the file > copy the SD_CarDV.bin file to the microSD card root folder > insert to the Mijia dashcam > power on and wait for it to update > will auto reboot into English interface.


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Yi dashcam vs Mijia dashcam




Yi Dashcam 1080p 60fps vs Mijia Dashcam 1080p 30fps

The Mijia dashcam looks clearer in the video but the video is darker. The Yi dashcam can see more details in darker areas (Hopefully Mi can fix this in a future firmware?)

Xiaomi Mijia Dashcam vs 360 J511C Dashcam


This post has been edited by blurjoey: Feb 8 2018, 02:48 PM
t3n
post Mar 25 2017, 07:29 AM

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Hi bro how would u rate this with Viofo A199/A199S? Which one will you recommend... I bought 1 Mijia already, thinking of getting another Mijia or Viofo A199S..
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post Mar 25 2017, 07:40 AM

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Bro by the way, I cant really see the side parking car number plate during night recording while you car is moving.. Can you read the number in your original video file?
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post Mar 25 2017, 03:39 PM

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QUOTE(t3n @ Mar 25 2017, 07:29 AM)
Hi bro how would u rate this with Viofo A199/A199S? Which one will you recommend... I bought 1 Mijia already, thinking of getting another Mijia or Viofo A199S..
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A119 & A119S is currently my daily dashcams now in my car... At the moment, they are the best for below rm400 dashcam range...

QUOTE(t3n @ Mar 25 2017, 07:40 AM)
Bro by the way, I cant really see the side parking car number plate during night recording while you car is moving.. Can you read the number in your original video file?
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No dashcams in the world can't see clearly at night while the car is moving...

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60 FPS

I also want to bring attention to claims that 60FPS reduces motion blur or are sharper. That is not true. It’s shutter speed which determines how sharp an image is.

60 FPS means each second is divided into 60 frames. Each frame has a max shutter speed (how long the camera lets in light) of 1/60th. However, the shutter speed can be much faster let’s say 1/5000th of a second every frame.

This is why during the day if you freeze frame 30FPS video, the license plates are sharp because the shutter speed is very fast. At night there is less light so the camera can compensate by either slowing the shutter speed to increase light or bump up the ISO which increases noise.

Here’s a good image to learn more:
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post Mar 25 2017, 04:28 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Mar 25 2017, 03:39 PM)
A119 & A119S is currently my daily dashcams now in my car... At the moment, they are the best for below rm400 dashcam range...
No dashcams in the world can't see clearly at night while the car is moving...
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Thanks bro..!! Btw A199S is more than rm400 nearly rm500 with gps bangwall.gif
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post Mar 25 2017, 05:17 PM

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QUOTE(t3n @ Mar 25 2017, 04:28 PM)
Thanks bro..!! Btw A199S is more than rm400 nearly rm500 with gps  bangwall.gif
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Yeah A119S is more expensive as it's newer than A119... Try searching in Aliexpress as they are having their 7th Anniversary sale in a few days time...
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post Mar 25 2017, 07:03 PM

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How this stand compared to xiaoyi? I see like quite clear compared xiaoyi... Xiaoyi even noon sometimes when fast can't see the plate number
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QUOTE(eddie2020 @ Mar 25 2017, 07:03 PM)
How this stand compared to xiaoyi? I see like quite clear compared xiaoyi... Xiaoyi even noon sometimes when fast can't see the plate number
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Still looks good to me now... Here's some photos with Yi dashcam...
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post Mar 25 2017, 10:40 PM

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seem not bad...thanks for the review
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post Mar 26 2017, 02:04 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Mar 25 2017, 09:30 PM)
Still looks good to me now... Here's some photos with Yi dashcam...
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Sorry, I mean how is the quality of the video recording Haha... I thinking is it worth to upgrade my current xiaoyi
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QUOTE(eddie2020 @ Mar 26 2017, 02:04 PM)
Sorry, I mean how is the quality of the video recording Haha... I thinking is it worth to upgrade my current xiaoyi
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Let me see if I can do a VS or not... Need to change a new dashcam for my wife's first from this Yi dashcam... smile.gif
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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Mar 26 2017, 05:35 PM)
Let me see if I can do a VS or not... Need to change a new dashcam for my wife's first from this Yi dashcam... smile.gif
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Okie.. Waiting your nice review. Thanks in advance
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QUOTE(eddie2020 @ Mar 25 2017, 07:03 PM)
How this stand compared to xiaoyi? I see like quite clear compared xiaoyi... Xiaoyi even noon sometimes when fast can't see the plate number
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Hmm.. I would also like to find out. Xiaoyi is considered not bad already. How much is this ?
If same price and better, I am changing to this.
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QUOTE(vince316 @ Mar 26 2017, 06:01 PM)
Hmm.. I would also like to find out. Xiaoyi is considered not bad already. How much is this ?
If same price and better, I am changing to this.
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Around 300
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post Mar 28 2017, 12:17 AM

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not bad. really really not bad
how is quality if compare with yii cam?
i think i need one since i uber driver now
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post Mar 28 2017, 12:18 AM

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QUOTE(ck_boon @ Mar 28 2017, 12:17 AM)
not bad. really really not bad
how is quality if compare with yii cam?
i think i need one since i uber driver now
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I know everyone want to see a VS between Mijia and Yi laugh.gif

I need time to setup and learn how to do a video with 2 videos in it... innocent.gif

Specs wise I like the Sony Exmor sensor on the Mijia and the A12 (Novatek) chip on the Yi...

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QUOTE(eddie2020 @ Mar 28 2017, 01:10 AM)
Around 300
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not expensive but not cheap either
but the quality consider not bad, image good, but i hope more than tat lar, since dun have belakang camera
orange langgar bonet pun tak tau siapa

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QUOTE(ck_boon @ Mar 28 2017, 12:23 AM)
not expensive but not cheap either
but the quality consider not bad, image good, but i hope more than tat lar, since dun have belakang camera
orange langgar bonet pun tak tau siapa
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You cannot get a good dual dashcam for RM300 ler... This is better than those local sellers are selling for the same price but lower specs dashcams.

Also, the bonet is at the front, why "orange langgar bonet pun tak tau siapa?" laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Looks good at this moment, thanks for sharing I was looking for this
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Actually there is a comparision video between mijia and yi on the you tube.. Find yourself, coz i dont wan to hijack TS thread hehe...

From the video, mijia is much more clearer than yi.. day or night mijia still a clear winner..

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