THINKWARE - F50 Dash Cam - Black

Protect yourself against scams and fraud while on the road with this powerful Thinkware F50 dash cam. With full high-definition and 30 fps recording, this cam lets you capture every detail of an incident with undeniable clarity. This Thinkware F50 dash cam uses format-free technology for a fast, intuitive user experience.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Thinkware F50 Dash Cam
  • MicroSD card (8GB)
  • SD card adapter
  • 12V power cable
  • Camera mount
  • Extra 3M tape
  • Wire clips (5 pcs)
  • Quick user guide
  • Warranty card

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (234 out of 266)

Features


Sony Exmor CMOS Image Sensor

Allows Full HD 1080p video recording with a 130-degree wide angle camera lens.

Continuous recording mode

Activated automatically when you start the engine. Recorded videos are saved in one-minute segments with an auto-looping mechanism.

Manual recording mode

Captures events that occur in front of your vehicle whether or not it is in motion.

Event recording mode

Active Impact Monitoring System will automatically store the video data ten seconds prior to and after a collision registered by the 3-axis G-Sensor.

Fail-safe recording

Uses the Super Capacitor for backup power to ensure safe storage of any recording in progress.

Heat discharge camera construction with built-in thermal sensor

Protect the device and its data against intense heat by automatically turning it off to prevent overheating.

Format Free Technology

Eliminates the need for periodical manual formatting of recorded video files on the MicroSD memory card.

8GB MicroSD card included

For convenient and long lasting operations.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 266 reviews

88%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    nittanyatl
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is my first dash cam and have had it for 3 weeks. It's a small device so it can be installed out of sight right behind the rear view mirror,. I like the adhesive approach for a dashcam -- saves the hassle of needing to put the suction cup up every time and it doesn't fall off. It comes with a long wired charger to the wire can be run inconspicuously from camera to outlet. Picture quality is sufficient for the intended purpose. Night video is what you would expect when it's dark -- it sees what you see but doesn't work any magic. One feature I wish this had was the option to turn off sound recording. Don't really want to record conversations in the car. The camera records a series of time stamped one minute videos. The video player software automatically plays the video continuously. Of course, hopefully I'll never need to look at the video beyond the initial curiosity after purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, Simple Camera

    Posted
    JayD9
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I did a fair amount of research when selecting a dashcam. I've read that Thinkware rates as one of the better, more reliable brands compared to other dashcam offerings. I was debating a higher priced unit but couldn't justify the likelihood of it either being stolen or damaged somehow... so at $80.00 on sale... this was a steal to get. The camera is very easy to install. The product itself feels cheap and doesn't inspire confidence but once installed you quickly appreciate it's sleek, minimalistic profile and robust mounting clips. Video clips are clear but lets be honest... you're not going to be able to read license plates or see distinguishing features easily depending on your speed and time of day. The impact sensor will sound two beeps if it thinks an event occurred that you'll want to review and upon startup, the camera tells you verbally that it's on and is recording. If I had to buy another camera, I would buy this one again considering the value of camera and safety advantages compared to other, lower priced or no name brand units. If you are a commercial delivery driver you may want to consider one of the more robust units for better picture quality and more advanced FCW, LDW features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    TheTravler
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I chose this because it was MAC friendly. I set the brightness to max to improve the night vision. Works fine on a brightly lighted street, on the hiway, you only see what your headlights see. Setting the brightness higher did not effect the daytime recording. It does not look bleached out. I reviewed this on YouTube, and it works as described.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Dash Cam

    Posted
    dsbryant
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I have had it for about 3 weeks and I love it. I hardwired mine in. I live in New Orleans and temperatures can get pretty obnoxious. So far it has handled the extreme hot weather.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality and easy to use

    Posted
    daud
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Purchased the camera before going on a trip. It works exactly as expected, was easy to install and and produces great quality images. Configuring the camera's options, or updating its firmware, require loading its microSD on your PC and running the supplied program. It came with an 8GB SD, but I installed a 64GB card for additional storage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice camera, good features.

    Posted
    rider
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Does a good job ,specially with daylight. Not so good during the night, but it works anyway. Careful with the sticker, the installing process could be complicated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice camera with slim profile

    Posted
    daocubus
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I really like the small size of this dash cam. I've had it for about month and haven't had any issues with it so far. It's placed right behind my rearview mirror and is hidden from my sight. The device powers on each time I turn on the ignition. I don't even have to think about it. Great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok unit

    Posted
    EZ123
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This unit is ok. It beeps every time you hit a bump in the road. So driving through all of the construction on the highways, it beeps quite a lot, which is very annoying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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