Dash cam

Technology tested: Miofive 4K Dash Cam


What is that?

An AI-enabled 4K dash cam with smart security algorithms and GPS.

Good points?

Measuring 11.6 x 6 x 5.5 cm (4.5 x 2.3 x 2.1 inches), the camera is compact with a minimal footprint allowing the device to be concealed behind the rearview mirror. It’s good for anyone who is easily distracted by the active screens in front of them.

The 5.5 cm (2.2 inch) IPS-type LCD screen offers a 160-degree viewing angle and a wide, rich color gamut.

Image output is handled by a Sony 4K IMX 415 sensor that shoots in ultra-high definition 3840 x 2160P resolution at 30 frames per second, capturing more detail day and night than conventional recorders can. TO DO.

Sony Starvis Night Vision technology improves images in low light conditions and the camera has seven sets of high transmittance lenses with an F1.8 aperture.

Featuring built-in 64GB eMMC storage, which is more reliable than SD cards and has faster read and write speeds, avoids typical read and transfer issues. Video recovery can be done either by connecting the camera to your computer via a USB cable or by using the device’s WiFi via the handy Miofive smartphone app.

Other features include 24-hour parking monitoring, AI-enabled spatial warnings, and useful on-screen data metrics like speed, time, and GPS coordinates.

Bad points?

The camera connects via a sticky mount to the windshield, which may bother some users.

Best for…

Those who want to capture contentious events on the road for insurance claims.

Avoid if…

You don’t feel comfortable having all your movements tracked by GPS.

Rating: 9/10.

Miofive dash cam, £149.99 (amazon.co.uk)