The Thinkware X550 single channel/dual channel dash cam is an extremely advanced, full HD camera with a new, elegant exterior design. The Thinkware X550 also has a long list of convenience and safety features to suit nearly all consumer needs. A 32GB high-temperature micro SD card is included in the price, while a rear camera that also records in full 1080p HD and connects via a micro USB port can be purchased as an option.
The most obvious feature of the Thinkware X550 is its 2.7 inch screen that allows users to play back video, change settings, and access all the other benefits a screen provides. The X550 uses a 2.19 megapixel SONY Exmor CMOS image sensor with an ADJUSTABLE 140 degree diagonal viewing angle, as well as an Ambarella A7 CPU chipset. This crystal-clear video recording technology works beautifully in nearly any lighting conditions that one may come across while driving, while the built-in microphone can record you singing your heart out to your favorite songs as you cruise down the interstate.
Thinkware’s rear 1080p camera is one of the only rear cameras on the market that records in full 1080p HD definition and its lens can be adjusted 360 degrees, meaning it can be used on virtually type of window, (rear, front, vertical, sloped). This will be extremely helpful for proving that your Honda Civic can beat V6 Mustangs in races, as well as proving that another driver was tailgating or distracted in the case of an incident.
The optional Thinkware Hardwire Kit allows for the parking mode to operate, where a video will record for 10 seconds before the built-in G-Sensor detects motion, and 10 seconds afterward. The X550 also has a memory-saving time lapse mode that records 1-frame-per-second videos the entire time the car is parked. The camera has a built-in voltage detection feature that cuts off power to the camera to prevent the car’s battery from being fully drained while in parking mode or time lapse mode.
Instead of a battery which may lose charging capability in the cold and get damaged in the heat, the X550 utilizes a capacitor which can withstand heat while stored in temperatures up to 158°F or 70°C and freezing temperatures as low as -4°F or -20°C. The camera’s operating temperature, however, is as high as 140°F or 60°C or as low as 14°F or -10°C. The capacitor’s durability to temperatures means that this camera is perfect for nearly any climate in the world at any time of the year. The lightweight, 4 ounce (111 gram) camera’s dimensions in inches are 4.1 x 2.2 x 1.15 (W x H x D), or relatively similar in size to a wallet.
Memory cards of up to 128GB can be supported by the Thinkware X550, which should record up to 16 hours of video, or 8 hours of recording if the rear camera is installed as well (these numbers are based on the record setting of 1080p Full HD for both front and rear). The 64GB card will record about 8 hours of video with one channel, or 4 hours with two channels, and the standard 32GB card should record about half of that. Most importantly however, like most dash cams, videos can be saved and protected manually if the G-Sensor or motion detection is turned off.
Due to the built in screen, this removes the need for built in wifi in the camera. The built-in GPS camera can embed speed, time, and location data to the video, which can be displayed separately on the PC Viewer program.
The Thinkware X550 also offers safe driving features such as a safety camera alert which notifies the driver of photo enforced areas on the road and offers a road safety warning system such as lane departure and forward collision warning systems, which all can be turned off if the user wishes.
This dash cam ships from within the United States and ships free to anywhere in the United States and comes with a 3 year warranty! All support is provided in house directly by the DashCam Bros team!
- Front – 1080p Full HD
- Rear – 1080p Full HD [Optional]
- Front – 2.19MP SONY Exmore CMOS
- Rear – 2.19MP SONY Exmore CMOS [Optional]
- Frame Rate: 30 fps
- Viewing Angle: 140° (Diagonal)
- Dimensions: (WxHxD) 4.1 x 2.02 x 1.15 inch
- Weight: 111 grams / 4 ounces
- Storage Temperature: -4°F ~ 158°F / -20°C ~ 70°C
- Operating Temperature: 14°F ~ 140°F /°C -20°C
- Capacity: MicroSD card – 16, 32, 64, 128 GB (UHS-I)
- Input Power: DC 12/24V, Bilt-in Super Capacitor
- Built-in GPS Antenna
- Built-in G-Sensor
- Dual-save file protection
What's Included In The Box
- Thinkware F550 1-Channel Dash Camera
- (Optional) Rear Camera
- Adhesive Mounting Tape
- 12V Cigarette Adapter
- Cable Mounting Clips
- Micro SD Card Reader
- 32GB MicroSD Card
- USB Adapter
- English Quick Start User Guide
- 3 Year Warranty (provided directly by DashCamBros)
Thinkware X550 Video Samples: