Released in April 2017, the DR490L-2CH is an affordable dual-lens dashcam with a touchscreen display from industry-leading dashcam manufacturer Pittasoft BlackVue. The DR490L-2CH is a dual-lens (two channel) dual 1080p resolution (from both front and rear lenses) dashcam that replaces the previous-generation DR750LW-2CH.
The main differences between the new DR490L-2CH and the discontinued DR750LW-2CH are:
- DR490L-2CH now supports 128gb BlackVue memory cards
- No WiFi interface with the DR490L-2CH
- DR490L-2CH front and rear cameras are slightly smaller in size than the DR750LW-2CH
The DR490L-2CH is designed to mount in the front and rear windshields to record audio and video of what is going on in front of and behind your car. With simple plug-and-play operation, you can be safely recording both in front of and behind your car in Full 1080p HD, in a matter of minutes!
Not everybody wants a screen on their dashcam (in general, a screen is going to going to increase the overall size of your dashcam), but if you do, the DR490L-2CH is a great option. Having the screen allows you to do things like quickly ensure both your lenses are aimed correctly and are recording, play back video recordings immediately without having to remove the memory card, or easily change a configuration setting right on the dashcam itself. If you're looking for something a bit more discreet than the 490, but still in the same price range, you might consider BlackVue's DR470-2CH.
Note: To record in parking mode you must hardwire the dashcam to your car’s fuse panel using the hardwire cable (included). If you power the dashcam from the cigarette lighter socket you will not be able to record in parking mode.
Note: The DR490L-2CH includes either a 16, 32, 64, or 128GB BlackVue memory card. You may choose the size above. The memory card is provided by BlackVue and is already inside the DR490L-2CH retail box, ready to go! While the memory card is removeable and the card slot will accept other brands of memory cards, we strongly suggest the use of only BlackVue memory cards in the BlackVue dashcams. The BlackVue OEM memory cards are industrial-grade and are designed to withstand the extreme high and low temperatures of being inside of hot and cold vehicles day in and day out, and they are also designed to cope with the constant read/write cycles of a high quality dashcam, without fail. To ensure your dashcam is always there when you need it, stick with the most reliable dashcam memory cards from BlackVue.
The DR490L-2CH includes FREE priority ground shipping within the continental United States. Expedited shipping may be selected during checkout for an additional fee. International shipping is not available on this item, except to Canada or Mexico.
Our favorite things about the DR490L-2CH
- Very affordable! For a high quality two-channel dashcam with Full HD video and a touchscreen display, this model is an amazing value.
- Did we mention Full HD 1080p front and rear video recording!
- Two camera lenses! Install the second lens in your back windshield for coverage all around your vehicle.
- Format-free recording. No maintenance of the memory card required.
- Built-in low voltage cutoff (when connected via the included direct-wire harness). No need for Power Magic Pro.
- Physical On/Off toggle switch.
- GPS is optional, so if you don't want to log your location and speed, you can save money.
Full Feature List
- Maximum Video Resolution: 1920x1080p 30 FPS (front and rear)
- Wired rear camera
- 3.5" touchscreen display
- 130 degree viewing angle (front)
- 130 degree viewing angle (rear)
- Video file format: .AVI
- Video codec: H.264
- GPS logging (with optional external antenna)
- Motion Detection
- Low-light functionality
- Loop Recording
- Adjustable Exposure
- Audio Recording
- Date Stamp
- Auto Power-Off
- NTSC/PAL Adjustable
- Day/Night Mode
- Delayed Shutdown
- Certification: FCC, CE, RoHS
- Interfaces: power, rear camera in, GPS in
- Memory Card Type: Micro SD up to 128gb
- Includes Playback Software: Yes (Windows and Mac)
- 1 Year Warranty
Included in the Box:
- 1 DR490L-2CH Front Camera with Windshield Mount
- 1 DR490L-2CH Rear Camera with Windshield Mount
- 1 Cigarette Lighter Outlet Power Cord, 15ft length
- 1 Direct-Wire Power Cord, 15ft length
- 1 Video Cable for Rear Camera, 20ft length
- 1 Accessory Pack (cable clips, trim tool)
- 1 microSD card (16, 32, 64, or 128gb) with microSD to SD adapter
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Product Warranty Card
- BlackVue DR490L-2CH User Manual (13.5MB PDF)
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The bottom line
Dual 1080p video recording in an affordable package from BlackVue, we can't argue with that! Add the touchscreen display and we feel this model will be a winner for those looking for the best front and rear dashcam with a screen.
Please note, BlackVue products can only be shipped to addresses inside the United States, Canada, or Mexico. We apologize for any inconvenience to our international customers.
The Dashcam Store™ is an official USA distributor of the BlackVue product line. Beware of unauthorized or grey-market third-party sellers!