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The newly released (Summer/Fall 2016) BlackVue DR650S-2CH is BlackVue's best dual-lens dash cam yet! The DR650S-2CH (two channel - forward-facing and rear-facing) is the next evolution of the rock-solid DR650GW-2CH, with a few important upgrades. To learn more, please read on!
You may already be aware of this fact, but if you're not, we will state it again: BlackVue's DR650 series of dashcams is far superior to other options. We challenge you to identify a comparable dashcam that films beautiful wide-angle full-HD 1080p videos (with audio), has GPS speed and position logging built in, will accept up to a 128gb memory card, and can be accessed via local WiFi or remotely via the Cloud (from literally anywhere you have service for your smartphone), and also is discreet and beautifully designed and well-constructed. There's simply nothing else like the BlackVue DR650S dashcams available on the market today, period. While other brands try to play catch up, BlackVue continually raises the bar!
If you're familiar with the BlackVue product line, you are probably wondering how the new DR650S-2CH compares to the previous generation DR650GW-2CH.
The primary improvements to the DR650S-2CH when compared to the original DR650GW-2CH are:
- Increased video quality
- Improved Cloud operations/performance
- Improved voice announcements
- Improved audio quality
- Rear camera power on/off option
- Rear camera LED light on/off option
- Rear camera 180° rotation option
- Reduced power consumption of rear camera
The DR650S-2CH front camera still uses the incredible 2.4MP Sony Exmor CMOS image sensor, although the video bitrate has been increased to pack even more quality into the videos. The 1080p video captured by the Sony image sensor is crisp and detailed, and the video is smartly compressed in .MP4 format for manageable file sizes and easy uploads. The 129° wide angle lens (103° horizontal, 77° vertical) captures everything in front of your vehicle without missing a single detail. The rear camera remains at HD 720p resolution.
Of course, one of our favorite things about the BlackVue dashcams remains their incredible design: BlackVue has made their dashcams as small and stealthy as possible. We love showing our customers how these cameras easily tuck up and out of the way, usually being mounted on the front windshield in front of the rear view mirror. This way, the dashcam does not obstruct the view of the driver, and looks like a factory-installed accessory in just about any vehicle! Check out a few examples of BlackVue dashcams we have installed in customer vehicles in our dashcam installation photo galleries (link will open in a new window). You can quickly see how these cameras do not attract unwanted attention from thieves who may be looking for valuables left out in the open in your vehicle.
You may be worried about the lack of a screen on the DR650S-2CH, but the DR650S offers voice alerts for the driver to let you know that the dashcam is recording and when it is turning on or off. You can disable these voice announcements later once you get used to the operation of the DR650S dash cam. Also, BlackVue provides LED status lights to convey the necessary mode information to the driver, on the side and back of the DR650S-2CH. Furthermore, you can download BlackVue’s official app for your iPhone or Android phone to connect to the 650S wirelessly, and then view or change configuration settings, stream live from the dashcam, and download the videos effortlessly! Once you've copied a video to your device, the BlackVue app even allows for direct upload to YouTube, for near-instant sharing of that important event captured on video.
We do need to tell you a little bit more about the BlackVue-Over-the-Cloud features and functionality. In essence, as long as you have a WiFi hotspot signal available in your vehicle (it can be built-in such as GM's OnStar 4G/LTE, or via a mobile hotspot device from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc), you will have remote access to your dashcam! Peek at the live view from the camera, see where your vehicle is or how fast it may be going, receive notifications of movement or motion, and more. Amazing stuff! Check out our blog post (link coming soon) to learn more about this fantastic and innovative feature available on the new BlackVue DR650S Over-the-Cloud service.
The DR650S-2CH includes either a factory-installed 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB memory card. You may choose the BlackVue microSD memory card size above. The memory card is provided by BlackVue and is already installed inside the DR650S, ready to go! We are unable to sell the DR650S-2CH without a memory card, as they are pre-installed by BlackVue.
Note: While the memory cards are removeable and the card slot will accept other brands of microSD 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. The Dashcam Store™ is unable to offer support when non-BlackVue memory cards are used. To ensure your dashcam is always recording, stick with the most reliable memory cards on the market today!
The DR650S-2CH will constantly record your surroundings in front of and behind your vehicle while driving; just plug the DR650S into the cigarette lighter power plug and it will record for you automatically and seamlessly. The DR650S’s parking mode works equally well: when the vehicle is stationary, the DR650S dashcam is smart enough to "watch" all the time, but only start actually recording to the memory card when the built-in G-sensors detect any haphazard activity (a gentle bump to the vehicle for example), or if motion is detected in front of the lens (someone prowling around the car), therefore preventing you from having to sort through a memory card full of unnecessary recordings.
For parking mode, you either need to plug the DR650S-2CH into a cigarette lighter power outlet that is on all the time (even when the car is turned off), or you can opt for the Power Magic Pro which is a BlackVue accessory that quickly integrates with your car's fuse box and will supply constant power to the 650 (while also ensuring your car battery does not drop too low). Get the BlackVue DR650S-2CH and Power Magic Pro combo for ultimate protection and peace of mind!
We'll throw in a set of FREE fuse taps when you purchase both a BlackVue dash cam (any model) and a Power Magic Pro! These 'add-a-circuit' fuse taps make for installing the Power Magic Pro quick, easy, and painless, with no cutting or splicing of your vehicle wiring. Using fuse taps means no permanent modifications to the vehicle are necessary, keeping your manufacturer's warranty intact. Please specify your fuse type (Mini, Low-profile Mini, Micro2, or ATO/ATC) *OR* vehicle year, make, and model in the order comments if you would like us to include the fuse taps with your order.
The DR650S-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.
Our favorite things about the DR650S-2CH
Full Feature List
- Cloud-capable! Use the DR650S-2CH with an existing WiFi hotspot and never again wonder about how your vehicle is doing.
- Compact and discreet, just the way a dash cam should be.
- Built-in local WiFi hotspot! Download the free app for your iOS or Android based gadgets and get configuration options, live feed, and video download capability right on your smartphone!
- Sturdy and dependable built-quality from well-known South Korean brand BlackVue.
- GPS position and speed logging built-in, should you ever need to prove how fast you were going or where you were at any given time.
- Beautiful HD video from Sony Exmor video sensor, and clear audio recording.
- User-friendly and hassle-free controls make the DR650S-2CH easy to use.
- No lithium battery to overheat and cause problems, BlackVue dashcams use temperature-tolerant capacitors.
- Maximum Video Resolution: 1920x1080p 30 FPS (front), 1280x720p 30 FPS (rear)
- 2.4MP Sony Exmor video sensor (front lens)
- Wired rear camera
- No Screen
- 129 degree viewing angle (front)
- 129 degree viewing angle (rear)
- Video file format: .MP4
- Video codec: H.264
- GPS logging (with internal antenna)
- Motion Detection
- Low-light functionality
- Loop Recording
- Adjustable Exposure
- Audio Recording
- Date Stamp
- Auto Power-Off
- Day/Night Mode
- Delayed Shutdown
- Certification: KC, FCC, CE, TELEC, RoHS, WEEE
- Interfaces: power
- Memory Card Type: Micro SD up to 128gb
- Includes Playback Software: Yes (Windows and Mac)
- Country of manufactur: South Korea
- Operating temperature range: -4° to 140°(F) or -20° to 60°(C)
- Capacitor (instead of Lithium battery)
BlackVue DR650S-2CH User Manual (4.9MB PDF)
The bottom line
The BlackVue DR650S-2CH is a nice upgrade from the trusty DR650GW-2CH, and it works undeniably well as a reliable dash cam. The DR650 offers everything you need in a dash cam including both front and rear video recording, and more. If compact form factor and advanced technology is what you want, then look no further. The cloud-capable DR650S-2CH is made just for you.