Thinkware F750 – Powered By Sony Sensors
When it comes to dash cams, there are some brands that are more trusted than others and one of those is Thinkware. Placing themselves as one of the global leaders in dash cam technology, Thinkware have been manufacturing audio and video products since back in 1997.
They have spent years building themselves up to be the reputable brand that they are today and they are very well respected in the industry. Currently, they have a range of dash cams to choose from, one of them being the Thinkware F750. We have taken it upon ourselves to test and review this dash cam so that you can decide if it is right for you.
- 1080P Full HD Recording
- 19MP Camera
- Sony Exmoor Image Sensor
- Road Safety Warning System
- Built In GPS
- WiFi Enabled
- Multiple Recording Modes
- Dual Save Technology
- Mobile App
- Multiple recording modes ensure that footage is captured every time.
- Road safety warning system improves the safety of all road users.
- Dual save technology ensures nothing is lost.
- The design is a little bulky.
- The different features are a little complicated.
When we took a first glance at the Thinkware F750, the first thing that we thought is that it is a little bulky, so it could be difficult to make it appear discreet to other road users. We were a little concerned that it might obstruct the view from the windscreen a little.
However, after mounting the camera we were pleased to discover that neither of these statements are true. It actually does fit behind the rear view mirror perfectly and can be positioned so that it is very discreet.
The 2.19MP camera lens can be located to the left hand side of the device and is protected by the plastic shell. We were pleased with how simple the mounting and set up process was. It only took us a matter of minutes to get everything configured and to mount the camera behind the rear view mirror. We didn’t have to deal with any trailing wires either which is definitely a plus point.
The only issue that we had with the dash cam is that there is no screen, which means that you can’t take advantage of instant playback. However, the quality of the footage that is recorded more than makes up for the lack of a screen.
The Recording Quality
The recording quality offered by the Thinkware F750 is highly impressive. We were expecting good things given that this dash cam is manufactured by such a reputable brand, but it really did exceed our expectations in all light conditions.
The most impressive feature of the camera itself is the built in Sony Exmoor Image Sensor. This highly effective sensor automatically detects different lighting conditions and improves both day and night recording. The resolution produced crystal clear images in both low light and bright light; we had no problems at all.
We were also really pleased with the sensitivity of the built in microphone. We didn’t have any trouble hearing sounds during playback that were recorded both next to the car and from a distance. This could prove vital in terms of an insurance claim.
The Extra Features
First of all, we’d like to talk about the dual save technology that is built into the Thinkware F750. With any dash cam, there is the risk that your footage may be lost, even with an emergency locking feature. However, this isn’t an issue with this dash cam from Thinkware.
Dual save technology automatically saves a backup of all footage, so if anything were to happen to the original copy, you will always have a backup file that you can access should you need to. This extra security is a very welcome feature.
Another extra feature that we were really impressed with is the free Thinkware mobile app. This app allows you to share and condense your footage, but it also offers the added bonus of allowing you to live stream your footage. This is great for those who enjoy sharing their journeys on social media and it could also prove useful in the event of an accident.
A final feature that stands out is the built in Road Safety Warning System. Not all dash cams have this feature, but those that do really improve the safety of all road users. It alerts drivers if they are straying out of their lanes and also warns them if they are getting too close to a vehicle in front. These safety alerts could potentially be lifesaving.
Whilst the numerous features that are built in to the Thinkware F750 can be a little hard to get your head around and the design of the dash cam is on the bulky side, we have to say that this little device really exceeded our expectations.
We were not only very impressed with the image quality, thanks to the built in Sony Exmoor Image Sensor, but we were also really pleased with some of the extra features. If you want a reliable dash cam that has been made by a reputable brand that values safety as well as protection, then this is the dash cam for you.