Thinkware F770 D Review: Car Black Box Dual Camera With Excellent Night Vision

Thinkware F770 D Bundle 2-Channel Dash Cam

There are plenty of dangers that exist on a daily basis without driving a car. Put a vehicle into the mix, and you not only have your own driving to manage, but you have other drivers to contend with.

Along with driving responsibilities and staying safe one the road, there is always the possibility of accidents, false claims, and high insurance rates. How do you ensure your safety and provide proof of your innocence at these moments?

The ideal solution is a dash cam. Whether you invest in a dash cam with night vision, a top of the line dual camera, or a simple, affordable one, it can make a world of difference. Owning a night vision camera for car, is important for your safety and can keep you from paying high rates due to false claims.

With several dash cameras on the market and all with so many differing reviews, it can be a challenge to know which one to buy. While finding the perfect one for you can be a matter of personal preference, there may be some features that you should be looking for, as well.

An option that may work well for you is the Thinkware dash cam f770. It has some of the best features you’d want, so why not take a look?

Quick Overview

The Thinkware f770 has a smooth, sleek body that offers some amazing functionality. With a F770D bundle, you can control everything from one specific spot on the camera. It can also record what happens in front of your vehicle, as well as behind. This ensures that you can catch footage of a collision, no matter what.

With an Ambarella A7 CPU and a 2.19 m pixel SONY Exmor CMOS image sensor, you can trust that this baby gets pretty clear footage of whatever goes on around your car. It also has a 140-degree viewing angle, to help you capture what’s going on around your vehicle. When it comes to image quality, the Thinkware is definitely one of the best around.

With two different viewing modes, you can either use it in your car with your smart phone and the camera’s built-in WiFi. Or, you can check out the footage on your PC or Mac.

With built-in parking surveillance mode, you can trust the camera to keep recording while the car is parked. This can help to make sure that you can catch someone in a hit-and-run if you aren’t in the ar. Just make sure that the F770 is connected with the hardwire harness.

The motion and impact detection on the Thinkware helps to keep your camera working well, even while you’re in the grocery store or running an errand.

With Dual Save Technology, the Thinkware creates a backup copy of your recorded footage should a crash happen. This helps to protect against lost crash footage and will ensure that you get the proof that you need against false claims.

A time lapse feature means that it can record longer than other options, but this feature only works in parking mode. The Thinkware also has a built-in GPS that helps to alert drivers to photo enforced areas for speed and red lights coming up. This option is also designed for nighttime use and with top quality visuals, you can record details night or day.

The Thinkware will automatically shut off when it gets hot, which will help you avoid losing it to burnout. If you live in a hot area, this is a top feature.

The package includes a hardwiring kit, a 32 GB Thinkware MicroSD card, adhesive mounting tape, a cigarette adapter, mounting clips, a MicroSD card reader, and a manual. Not only will you be able to set it up easily, but you won’t have to worry about buying extras. You can start using it right out of the box.

Plus, the company’s customer service is spot-on with treating customers wonderfully, so if you should have a problem, they’re pretty reliable.

Pros:

  • It records clear footage to help ensure you get the necessary details
  • It gets great details at night which is a must-have function
  • ​It has one of the best parking modes found on a dash cam
  • ​It has a sleek, non-obstructive design that won’t draw too much attention
  • The package includes all the accessories you need

Cons:

  • It’s a bit pricier than most
  • The camera doesn’t have loop recording

The Best Features

When shopping for a dash cam with night vision, there are a couple of things that you’ll want to consider before purchasing. While you may have an idea of what you may want, because a friend has one, you may discover there are some features that you wouldn’t want to live without.

For example, the Thinkware has some special features that aren’t found on just any average dash cam. The following features are top ones in any dashboard camera:

GPS With Alerts

Not only can GPS save your location and other pertinent information on your recording, but it can also let you know if there’s a red light coming up or speed cameras around the corner. This feature can do many things for you.

It can help you if you want to prove the location and speed to determine who’s at fault in an accident or you want to avoid tickets or collisions due to red lights or speed traps. There aren’t many cameras with this type of feature, so it definitely makes Thinkware an attractive buy.

Built-In Wifi

Built-In Wifi is a must with this camera, due to the fact that it doesn’t have an on-camera display. If you want to view recorded footage, you’ll need to view it on an app on your smart phone. While this will take you a while to get used to if you’re new to this type of camera, it’s actually quite ideal, so you only view the footage while parked.

This is beneficial in that if you have the camera in parking mode while you run into the store, you can check on what’s going on around your car while you’re not there.

Parking Mode

Speaking of parking, not every dash cam allows for recording if you’re not in the car or if it’s not turned on. The Thinkware does, but only if you have the hardwiring kit installed. The Thinkware includes the hardwiring kit in your purchase, so you can easily set it up for more added protection.

The Parking Surveillance Mode can help to get the person who hits your car while you’re not in it. To be honest, this is one of the most convenient features on the Thinkware.

After all, collisions in the parking lot are much more common than one would think and rarely does one ever find the person who does it. Instead of trusting in the goodness of people, trust in the quality of a dash camera like the Thinkware that can record while you’re not there.

Dual Camera

Thinkware F770 Dash Camera

Would you only want to film in front if you’re in a rear-end collision? No, right? This is why when you look for a camera, you’ll want to look for a dual camera that gets both the front and rear. While some dash cams only have a front camera, the Thinkware is a dual camera which means that it boasts of one of the top features you’ll want in this product. Not only is it a dual camera, but it gets good quality footage on both cameras (some dual cameras tend to let go of quality on the rear camera).

Dual Save Technology

Dual Save Technology will save you should you get in an accident. It will save a backup copy of your recordings should an accident happen. This is similar to a G-sensor feature which is always something that you want to have in your dash camera, as the accident footage is the most important footage that you want to keep.

Footage Quality

More than all these fancy features, there is one thing that must matter to you more than anything else. You want to make sure that the quality of the recordings is clear and easy to see. A camera with all the latest technology that doesn’t record correctly would be a waste of money.

The Thinkware has 1080 HD video in both the front and rear cameras and does a good job of getting details, both during the day and at night. While the front camera has better resolution at night than the rear camera, they both work well overall.

Is It For You

The first question that you should ask before putting down the money for a costly (yet reliable) camera is if it’s legal in your state. If it is illegal to own a dashboard camera, then a dash cam may not be the best investment for you—especially not the Thinkware F770 D. It’s a little too obvious.

Some other things that you will want to consider when purchasing a dash camera are:

  • Do you have the patience to download the files and pay attention to the footage? Some cameras have something known as loop recording, but the Thinkware doesn’t. While you can pass the footage through WiFi, it can be time consuming.

    Loop recording will automatically delete old files to make room for new footage. This ensures that you’ll have footage of an accident, no matter what. If loop recording is important to you, you may want to keep on shopping.

  • How much are you willing to spend on your dash camera? If you don’t want to spend more than a Benjamin, you will want to look for another option. Do keep in mind that when it comes to price for value, the Thinkware is a top-quality camera. Yet there are other options that are a bit lower priced.

  • If parking surveillance is a must-have for you, then the Thinkware is ideal. It has one of the best parking modes found on a camera and because it includes the hardwiring kit for it to work, it’s a very attractive option. After all, it’s rare to find a camera that offers such reliable protection for when the car isn’t even turned on.

  • Do you want a durable option that can stand up to use? The Thinkware uses a capacitor instead of a lithium battery. Lithium batteries tend to have issues in the summer and when it gets too hot. This is a top feature on the Thinkware and one reason why you may want to consider it.

  • Is a display of utmost importance to you? The Thinkware doesn’t include a display on the camera. For some, this may be great as it can become a distraction for them. For others, they would appreciate being able to see what it’s recording, as they’re driving. What would you prefer? If you must see what your camera is capturing while recording, you may want to try another option.

Conclusion

If you’re willing to spend a bit extra for a dash camera that has some ideal features, the Thinkware is a good quality camera. It doesn’t take up too much space on your windshield, it can function when you’re parked, and it is easy to set up.

For its dual camera, it’s parking mode, and everything that is included in the package, we think that the Thinkware is a product that it is offered at a fair price for value. All-in-all, it’s what you would want in a dashboard camera.