Finally, high quality, yet affordable, dashcams from Magellan! Introducing the 480D from Magellan's new MiVue dash camera product line. The MiVue 480D is a simple to use, dual-lens in-car video camera that is designed to record everything that is happening in front of and behind your vehicle as you drive. Just because the 480D is easy to use doesn't mean that it is lacking in any features or functionality! Read on!
The MiVue 480D dashcam front camera records video in stunning 1296p Super HD (2304x1296), which is beyond even the 'gold standard' of 1080p resolution. The 480D's secondary camera (which is typically used to point out the rear windshield of your vehicle) records at slightly lower resolution, but not by much! The rear camera is still at Full HD 1080p resolution! If you're only interested in a front-facing camera, check out the Magellan MiVue 420, which is essentially the same as the 480D, minus the secondary rear camera.
The 480D provides drivers with security and peace of mind by capturing unexpected events while on the road and inside the vehicle with the included rotating mount (you can rotate the front camera from pointing forward to facing out the driver side window, for example). The vibrant 2.7" hi-definition LCD display makes it easy to play back and watch recorded footage on the unit, and the built-in battery means you can even remove the 480D front camera from the windshield and record videos or pictures outside of the vehicle for up to an hour if necessary (for taking still photos of any damage or paperwork). The MiVue 480D comes with an intuitive user interface making it simple to access the many possible options (but you don't have to touch any of the advanced options if you don't want to) and, once plugged into your vehicle's power connector, begins recording in a continuous loop.
Is the MiVue 480D hard to install or use? Not at all! Just attach the front camera to your front windshield using the included suction cup mount, attach the rear camera to your rear windshield, connect the front and rear cameras by tucking the video cable along your headliner, plug in the MiVue 480D to the cigarette lighter power outlet, and you're all set! The MiVue 480D will begin recording from both front and rear lenses as soon as you turn on your car. You can also use one of our dashcam installation kits if you'd like to ditch the standard power cord in favor of a more hidden solution that will still power on and off automatically.
Thanks to the use of high quality F1.8 lenses, MiVue's 480D captures excellent low-light and night time footage as well as clear daytime footage. The MiVue 480D utilizes WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) to account for any lighting condition and still provide excellent quality video recordings. The videos are captured at 30 frames per second to ensure any detail of that important incident is saved to the memory card for further review later.
Accidents are a part of driving. With the Magellan MiVue 480D Dashcam you can capture an accurate record of any accident occurring in front of or behind the vehicle. In 2015, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a report detailing that almost half of all the two-vehicle accidents were rear-end collisions. The MiVue 480D rear camera will capture these types of collisions on video! The MiVue 480D's G-Sensor continually monitors the vehicle's 3 axis movement. If the vehicle is hit or quickly changes directions, the sensor tells the camera to lock the video from 15 seconds before the incident occurred to 50 seconds after. The Magellan MiVue 480D dashcam also captures and displays the date, time, speed, and GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) on the saved video.
There is even a dedicated emergency lock button on the MiVue 480D that allows you to "lock" (or preserve) a particularly important video file that you don't want to be overwritten as the dashcam does normal loop recording on the memory card. A pretty nice touch for easily saving those moments of beautiful scenery, crossing wildlife, outrageous behavior, and other unexpected events you may happen across while driving!
The Magellan MiVue 480D Dashcam provides security even while you are away from the vehicle. The Parking Mode feature records incidents while your vehicle is parked. When engaged the front facing camera automatically begins to record if the camera senses any motion or car movement. If your car is equipped with a continuous powered connector the MiVue 480D will record for the entire length of time you are away from the vehicle. If your vehicle does not have a continuously powered connector, Parking Mode will operate for 30 minutes when the unit is fully charged.
The MiVue 480D comes with a host of features designed to assist drivers while on the road. Lane Departure and Forward Collision Warnings are accident avoidance features that you can customize to alert you as your vehicle either starts to leave your lane or gets too close to a vehicle in front of you. Safety Camera Alerts warn you of traffic cameras nearby. Speed Limit and Cruise Speed features help you maintain safe driving speeds. Driver Fatigue Alert can be customized to various lengths of driving time and warn you when it’s time to take a break. As the sun goes down, Headlight Reminder monitors the amount of visible light and reminds you to turn on your headlights. Magellan’s MiVue 480D DashCam driver assistance features provide added security for you or loved ones no matter the driver's experience, and you can always turn off these features if you so desire.
Magellan's MiVue 480D comes with powerful software tools, called MiVue Manager, that organizes your videos for quicker browsing, simpler sharing to social media sites like YouTube and Facebook, and overlays your recorded routes in Google maps to see your route synchronized to the video. The MiVue Manager can also take accident footage and synchronize it to show driving directions while displaying the 3-axis G forces encountered during the event.
A Micro SD memory card (16, 32, 64, or 128gb - Class 10 or higher) is required for use with the MiVue 480D. A 16gb memory card is included inside the MiVue 480D box, so you can begin using the 480D right away, and upgrade your storage capacity later if you like. The included 16gb memory card holds about an hour and a half of full resolution Super HD footage, whereas a 128gb memory card will hold up to 21 hours of Super HD video.
This item includes FREE ground shipping within the continental United States. International shipping is also available on this item.
Our favorite things about the MiVue 480D:
- All events are recorded in Super HD (2304x1296) and Full HD (1920x1080) video!
- Records both in front of and behind your vehicle!
- Dedicated emergency event button to prevent an important video file from being overwritten.
- Solid build quality, just like you would expect from the Magellan name
- Simple operation. Just power on and go.
- Built-in GPS to log position and speed at all times, and to alert you of any speed/red light cameras
- Includes a 16gb memory card so you don't have to buy anything else!
- Accepts up to a 128gb memory card (for up to 21 hours of continuous full-resolution video footage).
- Compatible with The Dashcam Store™ Installation Kits!
Included in the Box:
- 1 MiVue 480D In-car Video Camera (front camera)
- 1 MiVue 480D In-car Video Camera (rear camera)
- 1 adjustable suction cup windshield mount
- 1 cigarette lighter outlet power cord (11.5ft)
- 1 USB video cable (to connect front and rear cameras)
- 1 Class 10 16gb Micro SD memory card (pre-installed in front camera)
- 1 Micro SD memory card adapter
- 1 Quick-Start User Guide (English/Spanish/French)
Full Feature List:
- Maximum Video Resolution: 1296p (2304x1296) 30FPS (front)
- Maximum Video Resolution: 1080p (1920x1080) 30FPS (rear)
- 2.7" LCD Screen
- F1.8 Aperture Lens, Sony CMOS Image Sensor
- 140 degree viewing angle
- Video file format: .MP4
- Video codec: H.264
- Built-in lithium-ion battery (up to 1hr)
- Low-light functionality
- Length: 3.5" / 89mm
- Width: 1.9" / 49mm
- Depth: 1.5" / 37mm
- Weight: 6.9oz / 197g
- Adjustable Exposure
- Wide Dynamic Range
- Audio Recording
- GPS Speed and Position Logging
- Driver Safety Alerts
- Date Stamp
- Speed Stamp
- Coordinates Stamp
- Certification: FCC/CE
- Interfaces: Mini-USB Power In
- Memory Card Type: MicroSD / MicroSDHC (up to 128gb)
- Magellan MiVue 480D User Manual (8.8MB PDF)
MiVue Manager Software
- Magellan MiVue Manager Software (Link to Magellan Download Site - link opens in new window)
The bottom line
Super HD footage, GPS recording, driver safety alerts, and now dual-lens wide-angle recording for full coverage all around your vehicle, all from a well-known brand like Magellan, what more do you need? For those who want an easy to use, plug-and-play dashcam to record in front of and behind their vehicle while driving or even when parked, the Magellan MiVue 480D is an excellent choice to get you equipped with "The Dashcam Defense"!