The dash cam you can forget
These days, you have plenty of choices when it comes to dash cams, but Jensen's tiny DVR700 is the dash cam for those with subtlety in mind. Smaller than the average garage opener, this ultra-compact camera forgoes a viewing screen in favor of its unobtrusive size, letting you tuck it away nicely in an out-of-the-way spot on your windshield or dash (behind your rearview mirror is recommended). The tiny mounting bracket for the dash cam is backed with a strong adhesive, so you'll want to be confident in where you install it, but removing the camera from the bracket itself is easy. So, feel free to take advantage of its rechargeable battery and use it outside your car.
Use the screen you already have
If you own a car receiver with a video monitor, you can run the included video and power cable from the dash cam to your receiver's video-in connection as well as wiring it to your car battery for power for permanent installation. When you select the video source on your in-dash receiver, you'll see what the camera sees, giving you a sensible approach to the dash cam with an integrated feel. While this permanent approach to installation is recommended, Jensen keeps the camera versatile by also including a cigarette lighter power source so you can swap the camera into another car in a pinch.
In either scenario, the fully automated camera will record from the moment engine is turned on until you turn the car off. Beyond that, you don't need to think about the camera again. Just drive with confidence, knowing the DVR700 is loop-recording a high-res,100-degree wide view of the road that will document whatever comes your way.
A secure ride
Accidents happen, and the DVR700 is well equipped to back you when they do. The camera's built-in G-Sensor with adjustable sensitivity will detect high-speed driving, a hard turn, or a collision, then save the 1-minute-before to 3-minutes-after running time of video so that the "emergency event" cannot be automatically recorded over. The DVR700 also allows you to manually preserve video events with its "panic" mode, which saves video with the push of a button — a handy feature when you sense trouble or you're witness to a worthy moment. Thanks to an internal microphone, the DVR 700 captures audio for a more complete presentation of a recorded event.
Jensen's DVR700 records 720p HD video files or VGA video files in a continuous loop, using the included 8 GB microSD™ card. To increase storage, you can add a larger microSD card (up to 32 GB). For a simple transfer of valuable video, just remove the microSD card from the dash cam and plug it into a compatible smartphone, monitor, or computer. Video will be accessible as MOV files.
Installation Note: For setup of certain features, you will need to connect the DVR700 to a video monitor via the included AV cord. Any monitor that accepts a yellow RCA video plug is acceptable. Also, please note that the cigarette lighter power source does not include a video line out.
Warning: The use of this device and/or a windshield mount may be restricted in some states or jurisdictions.