Not very popular in Romania, because of the legislation that does not encourage their use, DVR cameras can be very useful in various scenarios. For example, in my neighborhood, a vandal who dumps garbage and eggs on cars has stopped doing so after more neighbors have mounted their parking cameras with Parking Mode. Moreover, we noticed drivers who have become more aware of the traffic rules after seeing a car with a DVR in the rear.
I have had the opportunity to test the latest Mio MiVue 751, a more advanced model that shoots at 1.440p at 30 fps
The MiVue 751 is quite compact in size despite the large number of features it incorporates. The housing is made of plastic and the buttons are arranged the same as other models. On the left there is an orange Power Button, and on the right we have four buttons for: Menu, Ok / Record – to validate the settings options, respectively start / stop recording – and two to navigate up and down through the menus. Unfortunately, the buttons are not marked with text or images, so at first use you have to guess what they do if you do not look in the manual
MiVue 751 includes a microphone (near the bottom left corner of the screen) and a front speaker for direct recording on the camera. The micro-SD card slot is positioned on the bottom and the mini-USB port on the top
To stay well on the surfaces on which it is seated, the bottom of the room is "cut".
I appreciate the fact that the windscreen holder is one with a suction cup, not a double-sided tape. Inserting and removing the camera into the holder is not a simple operation, as the gripping system resists quite a lot of resistance at least at the beginning. I would prefer manufacturers to find magnet-based solutions, as NAVITEL did in the MAGNETIC GPS E500. In that case, attaching the device to the holder is easy. There is no need to be aligned, because the strong magnet fixes it in the correct position as it is close to the arm
On the MiVue 751, the windscreen support also includes two elements that can be used for cable management. A long cable is provided in the box, which connects to the machine socket. Although I appreciate the length of the cable that allows you to pull it alongside the side pillar of the windscreen and after the sun visor, I do not know why it did not include Mio and a USB port in the socket connector. Those who have only one lighter in the car can no longer charge a second device while using the camera. I used a car charger with two USB outputs, one for the phone and another for the camera. However, I had to get a second mini-USB cable, which is not easy considering how few devices are using this port. This second cable (not supplied in the box) is also required to connect the camera to your PC to download the recordings if you do not have a microSD card reader on your computer.
Main Technical Characteristics:
Screen: 2.7 inches
Video sensor: 4 MP, OmniVision OV4689
Viewing Angle: 140 degrees
Video: maximum quality 1.440p / 30 fps, MOV format
Battery: 240 mAh
Card: microSD, up to 128GB
USB: 2.0, mini-USB format