Get to know the DOD Tech LS475W
The LS475W is a high quality one channel dashcam for forward facing coverage featuring a surprising number of advanced features bundled in a small package.
Let's go over the features of this new DOD dashcam one by one.
What's in the box?
Starting off, the LS475W box gives you a full feature list, from the Sony STARVIS sensor to the 10 Hz GPS processor inside the unit. Unlike some other products we’ve looked at before, the LS475W’s packaging gives you a good look at the camera before you open it up, which is nice if you’re looking to get an idea of the scale of the camera and get a good look at the LCD screen on the back before committing.
- 1080p @ 60fps cinematic video recording
- Motion blur reduction
- Expanded ISO range up to ISO 12800
- Advanced WDR technology – stunning video in any light
- Large f/1.6 aperture – super low light performance
- 6g sharp glass lens
- 145 degree ultra wide viewing angle
- Parking surveillance
- 10 Hz speed GPS processor
- Sync time & date to the atomic clock
- Head up display (compass and speed)
- Path analysis
- G-sensor automatic trigger for file protection
- Manual file-lock
- Automatically records and shutdown
- Loop recording
- Password protection
- DOD GPS player v2.0
- Support 128GB micro SD card
(1) Foward-Facing Camera
The LS475W gives you Full HD 1080p resolution at 60 FPS, ranking it pretty high up on the cutting edge tech specs of the dashcam world. The high quality 6G glass lens affords you 145 degrees of wide angle coverage. The unit itself is fairly small; although it is not as low profile as some other models we’ve seen, it is still small enough to be relatively inconspicuous on your windshield. In hand, the unit feels nice and solid.
On the back of the dashcam, you have a set of tactile buttons for navigating menus or locking video files to the unit and a vivid 2.7” LCD screen. The buttons are marked with clear labels you can read from the driver’s seat. On the sides you’ll find a microSD card slot, a microUSB plug for power and data, and an HDMI port for direct video playback on a high definition display like a TV or monitor.
Now it's time to talk about the specs and features packed inside the DOD LS475W. This dashcam boasts a built-in GPS processor that does GPS sampling at 10 times the rate of most other dashcams to capture your speed and location with superb accuracy. With a hardwired installation, the LS475W includes a parking surveillance mode, which allows the camera to record events when your vehicle is in park using the built in G-sensor and motion detector.
One feature that really sets DOD Tech products apart from others is their low light recording capabilities. The LS475W has a large aperture f/1.6 lens and an impressive ISO sensitivity of up to ISO 12800 for some truly superior low light and night video recording.
The LS475W keeps the accessories simple and minimal. Included with the unit, you get your microSD card and SD card adaptor, a windshield mount, and a power cable.
Quick Start Guide
The Quick Start Guide that comes in the box includes directions to the DOD website where you can find a digital copy of the user manual and where you can find more support materials for your new dashcam. DOD also provides a free video player for playing back video and GPS files, compatible with both PCs and Macs.
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