The DR970X PLUS Series: 4K Just Got Upgraded

The DR970X PLUS Series: 4K Just Got Upgraded

Posted by The Dashcam Store on Jan 22, 2024

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Introducing the new DR970X PLUS Series from BlackVue. Never satisfied with their previous achievements, BlackVue is always looking to push their technology further, and that's no different with this upgrade over the previous DR970X series.

While the regular DR970X series offered an impressive 4K image, it wasn't perfect. Crucial details like license plates, signs, and people were often unrecognizable in fast-moving, dark, and high-contrast areas. BlackVue has improved this by integrating Sony's incredible STARVIS 2 sensor into the PLUS series front dash cams. This ground-breaking technology captures two images simultaneously, one with a low gain level set to the bright region and the other with a high gain level adjusted to the dark region, and combines them to create a perfectly clear and balanced image.

BlackVue DR970X vs DR970X PLUS Footage Comparison

That's not all; the newly designed large aperture lens allows the camera to gather more light compared to the f/2.8 lens of the non-Plus models, which in turn results in faster shutter speed, allowing to freeze the action and minimize blur. And with the bitrate (depth of information) doubled from 25 to 60 MB/s, your images will capture twice the detail.

To start, BlackVue is releasing three models from the PLUS line-up, with the rest to follow throughout the year. You have the option between the DR970X PLUS 1CH (Front-Only) or 2CH (Front+Rear) dash cams and the DR970X 2CH LTE PLUS (Front+Rear) dash cams.

We'll take a closer look at these new 4K dash cams below.

What's New?

Sony STARVIS 2 sensor

All DR970X-PLUS front cameras now feature the new STARVIS 2 IMX678 sensor, which greatly improves sensitivity in low-light and high-contrast areas.

Fast (f/1.7 aperture) lens

The large aperture lens allows the camera to gather more light compared to the f/2.8 lens of the non plus models, which in turn results in faster shutter speed, allowing for better still frames with minimized blur.

Improved ISP tuning

BlackVue's own refinement to the image sensor processor, enhancing its ability to capture intricate details like license plates in low-light conditions, even when headlights cause reflections on vehicles.

2x the event buffer

The DR970X-PLUS models now feature a 10-second buffer, up from 5 seconds for previous models. Meaning auto event triggers record twice as much.

Double the bitrate

The new PLUS models also get a bitrate (depth of information) bump from 25 MB/s to 60 MB/s meaning twice the detail is recorded.

HEVC/H.265 codec

H.265 is now the default video compression while also giving users the ability to choose the more widely supported AVC/H.264 codec. A higher-efficiency video coding compression algorithm better preserves details and also allows for recording at a higher bitrate.

New viewing angle

DR970X PLUS Series DR970X Series (Prev Generation)
Front: Diagonal 146°, Horizontal 125°, Vertical 68°
Rear: Diagonal 131°, Horizontal 107°, Vertical 55°
Front: Diagonal 155°, Horizontal 130°, Vertical 70°
Rear: Diagonal 139°, Horizontal 116°, Vertical 61°


DR970X PLUS 1CH & 2CH Dash Cams
Introducing The New DR970X PLUS 1CH & 2CH Dash Cams

The DR970X PLUS dash cams aren't just about superior image quality; they're a full package of top-tier features. You'll not only get the best 4K dash cam image money can buy, but you'll also enjoy the convenience of parking surveillance mode, effortless app connectivity, and the option to add LTE cloud connectivity later. With built-in 5GHz Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, this dash cam ensures seamless integration and functionality. And with the flexibility to swap your secondary rear camera later for an interior-facing one (IR PLUS model is not yet available), you won't have to buy an entirely new system if you choose to switch it up.

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You can either opt for the 1CH Front-Only DR970X-1CH-PLUS model with the option to add on a secondary camera later, or you can go for the 2CH DR970X-2CH-PLUS Front+Rear dash cam, which creates a 360-degree bubble around your vehicle, ensuring incidents while driving and while parked are captured no matter the circumstance.


The New DR970X 2CH LTE PLUS WIth 4G LTE SIM Card

If you haven't figured it out from the name yet, the DR970X-2CH-LTE-PLUS comes with 4G LTE connectivity built-in. And best of all, it comes with a BlackVUE 4G SIM card included!

After activating the BlackVue 4G LTE SIM, you're connected to your dash cam 24/7. No matter where you are in the world, you can remotely monitor your vehicle live with its remote live view, receive motion and impact alerts, check current and event map locations, and supply 4G mobile hotspot functionality for up to five devices.

This dash cam is a great option for individuals who frequently leave their vehicle unattended in unfamiliar locations, parents of teen drivers, company vehicles, or those needing a mobile hotspot in their car, van, or RV.

BlackVue DR970X LTE PLUS Promo Video

DR970X PLUS Series - Available Now!

BlackVue DR970X-1CH-PLUS

4K GPS WiFi Cloud-Ready Single Lens Dash Cam

BlackVue DR970X-2CH-PLUS

Dual Lens 4K GPS WiFi Cloud-Capable Dash Cam For Front & Rear

BlackVue DR970X-2CH-LTE-PLUS

Dual Lens 4K GPS WiFi Dash Cam W/ Built-In 4G-LTE For Front/Rear


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Jan 22, 2024 Posted by The Dashcam Store