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> DDPAI Z50 Dual, A new budget 4K challenger has arrived! (Review)

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TSblurjoey
post Aug 28 2022, 05:04 PM, updated 5d 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!


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Thank you DDPAI for sending over the new Z50 for review



Technical Specs:
• Processor: Rockchip RK1126
• Sensor: Sony IMX415
• Lens: 7 optical lens & 1 infrared IR, 140° wide angle, F1.75 aperture; rear – 5 optical lens, 125° wide angle, F2.0 aperture
• 2.3” LCD screen
• Supports up to 128GB microSD card
• Resolution: front – 2160p 25fps, 1600p 30fps & 1080p 30fps; rear – 1080p 25fps
• Supercapacitor
• D²save Storage Technology
• Built-in 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
• Time-lapse parking mode (requires the hardwire kit)
• Built-in GPS
• ADAS (GPS model only)
• Sense Reality 2.0 (GPS model only)



The box
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Open box
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Contents
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• Z50
• Tape mount
• USB car charger
• USB Type-C cable
• Prying tool
• Spare mounting tape
• Electrocstatic film
• User manual & safety notice
• DDPAI RC1 rear cam
• Rear camera cable
• User guide



Z50
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USB car charger
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USB Type-C cable
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Prying tool
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Spare mounting tape
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Electrostatic film
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User manual & safety notice
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DDPAI RC1 rear cam
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Rear camera cable
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User guide
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DDPAI 32GB microSD card (Kingston CANVAS Select Plus)
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DDPAI Type-C USB intelligent hardwire kit
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Contents
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• Type-C USB intelligent hardwire kit
• Fuse taps (ATO, mini & low-profile mini)
• User guide



Type-C USB intelligent hardwire kit
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Fuse taps (ATO, mini & low-profile mini)
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User guide
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Initial firmware out of the box
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Firmware update
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Firmware 7.2.0.9 fixes issues with SD card error when I was using 128GB Samsung Evo Plus microSD card. Also you can now select the video resolutions in DDPAI app between 4K, 2K and 1080p.



Test setup
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Using a 128GB Samsung Evo Plus microSD for the recordings.



Z50 settings
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Very limited settings on the Z50 as most needs to use the DDPAI app to set.



DDPAI app
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Videos
Front cam recorded in H.265 3840×2160 25fps with an overall bit rate of 26.4 Mb/s. 1 min file 189MB.









Rear cam recorded in H.265 1920×1080 25fps with an overall bit rate of 6,356 kb/s. 1 min file 45.4MB.









Sense Reality 2.0

Video with Sense Reality 2.0 can only be downloaded via the DDPAI app and a maximum of 30 seconds video.



Final thoughts
A great contender in the budget 4K dual dashcam.


Wish the the 4K recording was in 30fps instead of 25fps. But the 1600p and 1080p is recorded in 30fps.

The audio volume was very soft on the Z50. I had to up the volume on my windows and speakers to 100% only to able to hear.

Initially had some SD card error with my 128GB Samsung Evo Plus. It was fixed after updating to firmware v7.2.0.9.

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The measurement unit in the DDPAI app settings. Not the settings for the Z50.

ADAS is working well on the Z50. Wish can it can activate when driving at certain speed.

The Sense Reality 2.0 is a nice gimmick that you can share with friends for that JARVIS feel from Iron Man.

Get yours here: DDPAI Store, Shopee
ben3003
post Sep 20 2022, 05:46 AM

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The gps module is built in right? Because previous 70mai i use the bracket now like opened and useless already lol. Compare tis and viofo a119 mini the price similar, which one better? The viofo i see gps module separate, i got phobia edi
TSblurjoey
post Sep 20 2022, 07:50 AM

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QUOTE(ben3003 @ Sep 20 2022, 05:46 AM)
The gps module is built in right? Because previous 70mai i use the bracket now like opened and useless already lol. Compare tis and viofo a119 mini the price similar, which one better? The viofo i see gps module separate, i got phobia edi
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Got pros and cons.

A119 mini is front cam only and 2K 60fps vs Z50 4K 25fps and 1080p 30fps rear..

All these while Viofo been using external GPS mount and very less issues. If GPS problem can buy the mount and replace whereas a built-in you'll need to replace the whole unit.
Steponlego
post Sep 26 2022, 11:14 AM

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got option to add rear camera later? ordered only the front, then i realized the RC1 not sold separately.
TSblurjoey
post Sep 26 2022, 11:28 AM

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QUOTE(Steponlego @ Sep 26 2022, 11:14 AM)
got option to add rear camera later? ordered only the front, then i realized the RC1 not sold separately.
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Can't find in shopee, lazada, aliexpress sweat.gif sweat.gif sweat.gif

Best you order the full set instead.
Steponlego
post Sep 26 2022, 04:30 PM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Sep 26 2022, 11:28 AM)
Can't find in shopee, lazada, aliexpress  sweat.gif  sweat.gif  sweat.gif

Best you order the full set instead.
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possible to pair with other cam from ddpai? shopee order already shipped.
TSblurjoey
post Sep 26 2022, 04:32 PM

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QUOTE(Steponlego @ Sep 26 2022, 04:30 PM)
possible to pair with other cam from ddpai? shopee order already shipped.
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Only RC1
sbd18
post Sep 28 2022, 03:37 PM

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Hi bro...

Been waiting for your review. So would you recommend Z50 or Z40? I am planning to get one soon.

thank you...
Steponlego
post Sep 29 2022, 06:39 PM

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Got parking mode? The shutdown after 15 minutes need to enable or disable?
TSblurjoey
post Sep 29 2022, 09:56 PM

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QUOTE(sbd18 @ Sep 28 2022, 03:37 PM)
Hi bro...

Been waiting for your review. So would you recommend Z50 or Z40? I am planning to get one soon.

thank you...
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Z50 is the better specs

QUOTE(Steponlego @ Sep 29 2022, 06:39 PM)
Got parking mode? The shutdown after 15 minutes need to enable or disable?
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You got the hardwire kit?
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post Sep 30 2022, 12:45 AM

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QUOTE(blurjoey @ Sep 29 2022, 09:56 PM)
Z50 is the better specs
You got the hardwire kit?
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oh just realized only for hardwire.

 

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