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Papago! GoSafe S30 Dashcam

For a great number of years we have been entertained on TV by dashcam footage on shows like the world’s wildest police chases, cop shows and so many others. Dashcams have also been an integral part of our police forces as a method to record and provide evidence, and recently, dashcams have been coming into the civilian market in many forms, sizes and features. With the reduction in size of the optical sensors and technology, in addition to the reduced cost of these devices, it has opened up the ability for drivers to record track days, off-roading or even everyday driving. One of the leaders in this revolution is PAPAGO!, which was founded in 2001 in Taiwan. Their main focus until recently was Asia and Europe, but recently they have expanded into the US market. As a pioneer in the car dashcam market, they have had a chance to perfect affordable dashcams in different sizes and sensor types. This brings us to the PAPAGO! GoSafe S30 that we will review here, so keep reading to find out more.

Features

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Sony Exmor Sensor: Using a new Sony Exmor sensor, the GoSafe S30 records a clear and precise HD video day or night to ensure you don’t miss crucial events no matter the lighting conditions. It is capable of recording 1080p at 30 frames per second or 60 frames per second when set to 720p resolution. Part of the video quality was PAPAGO! pairing the Sony Exmor sensor with a high quality glass lens.

Two windshield mounts:

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The PAPAGO! GoSafe S30 includes a suction mount and sticker mount within the box. This gives users the freedom to choose the mount they prefer or they can use them in different vehicles.

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The S30 features 3 recording modes to help ensure that you never have to worry. By default it is set to the first mode which is an automatic loop that starts once the vehicle is turned on. The next option is motion detection. In this mode when its lens senses movement, it starts recording and after one minute of inactivity it will go back into sleep mode. The final mode is monitor mode. In this mode when it detects motion, it takes a picture every second until no motion has been detected for a minute.

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The S30 also features multi-level exposure values that allows it to automatically adjust its EV value and features high dynamic recording that allows it to capture the finest details. This allows the S30 to record the highest quality video even in ambient lighting conditions.

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The S30 has built in driver safety features such as motion detection, stop sign recognition, stop and go, driver fatigue alarm and headlight reminder. Combined, all of these safety features help drivers keep the occupants of their vehicles and others on the road safer.

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Built into this dashcam is the technology that allows it to auto-save in the event of an accident; this is done through the G-sensor that detects the shock that occurs during an accident.

Specifications

In Box GoSafe S30 Dashcam, 3M Adhesive Mount, Suction Mount, 12V-24V power cable with detachable cigarette charger, Quick User Guide , Warranty Card, 8GB Micro SD Card with Adapter
Recording Mode Automatic Recording, Monitor Mode, Motion Detection Mode
Driver Assistance Feature Stop Sign Recognition, Stop and Go, Fatigue Alarm, Lighting Reminder
Angle 135° wide angle F1.9 lens
LCD Display 2″ Color LCD panel
Image Sensor Sony Exmor Sensor
GPS Receiver Optional. Purchased Separately. Works with PAPAGO GPS Antenna (P/N: GPSA-US)
G-Sensor 3-axis G-sensor
Video Resolution 1920x 1080/30FPS/ 1280×720/60FPS/ 1280×720/30FPS/ VGA 640×480
Video Format .MOV
Storage Memory Class 6 or higher MicroSD or MicroSDHC card (8GB Min-64GB Max) *Please note that some cards may be incompatible- e.g., Sandisk.
USB USB 2.0
LED Instruction Light Red and green indicator light
Power Supply 12-24V DC input / 5V/1A output
Power Consumption 4.75V~5.25V / 1A
Operating Temperature 14°~149°F/ -10°~65°C
Storage Temperature -4 °~158°F / -20°~70°C
Dimension 2.16Lx2.12Hx1W inches
Weight 46 g

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