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BlackVue™
DR900S-1CH

The Single-Channel Dashcam Benchmark

The DR900S Series redefines expectations for dashcam video fidelity and storage efficiency.


With its 8-megapixel CMOS sensor, the DR900S-1CH captures 4K Ultra High Definition video—four times as many pixels as Full HD. All the imaging prowess of your dashcam is kept intact thanks to the most advanced video encoding technology: the H.265 (HEVC) compression means your videos look better and file size is kept as small as ever.

BlackVue™
DR900S-1CH

The Single-Channel Dashcam Benchmark

The DR900S Series redefines expectations for dashcam video fidelity and storage efficiency.


With its 8-megapixel CMOS sensor, the DR900S-1CH captures 4K Ultra High Definition video—four times as many pixels as Full HD. All the imaging prowess of your dashcam is kept intact thanks to the most advanced video encoding technology: the H.265 (HEVC) compression means your videos look better and file size is kept as small as ever.

4K UHD Cloud Dashcam

The Best Single-channel 4K Dashcam

8-megapixel CMOS sensor recording in 4K Ultra High Definition (3840×2160) at 30FPS.
The ultra-wide 162-degree angle takes full advantage of the 4K UHD resolution. With H.265 (High Efficiency Video Coding), videos look better and files are smaller, while the dual-band Wi-Fi ensures blazing fast transfer to your phone.

With the free Over the Cloud add-on service, check on your car from anywhere, anytime.

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    Recording time

    See how much recording time you can expect based on microSD card capacity and image quality settings:

    Model Name DR900S1CH
    Color/Size/Weight Black/Width 118.5 mm x Height 36 mm/88 g
    Memory microSD Card (16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB)
    Recording Modes Normal recording, Event recording (when impact is detected in normal and parking mode), Manual recording and Parking recording (when motion is detected)

    * For Parking mode recording, a Parking Mode Battery Pack (Power Magic Battery Pack) or a Parking Mode Hardwiring Kit (Power Magic Pro) is required.

    Camera 8-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
    Viewing Angle Diagonal 162°, Horizontal 136°, Vertical 77°
    Resolution/Frame Rate 4K UHD (3840×2160) @ 30fps (Extreme)

    4K UHD (3840×2160) @ 30 fps

    Full HD (1920×1080) @ 60 fps

    Full HD (1920×1080) @ 30 fps

    * Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.

    Video Codec H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC)
    Image Quality Highest (Extreme): 25 Mbps

    Highest: 12 Mbps

    High: 10 Mbps

    Normal: 8 Mbps

    Video Compression Mode MP4
    Wi-Fi Built-in (802.11n 2.4GHz / 802.11ac 5GHz Dual band)
    GPS Built-in
    Microphone Built-in
    Speaker (Voice Guidance) Built-in
    LED Indicators Recording LED, GPS LED, Wi-Fi LED, Front Security LED
    Button Wi-Fi / Format button:

    * Press once to turn on/off Wi-Fi.

    * Press and hold for 5 seconds and once voice commands start, release the button. Then press once again to reset the Wi-Fi SSID and password or press and hold for 5 seconds to format the microSD card.

    Proximity sensor:

    Touching the proximity sensor turns on/off audio recording or triggers manual recording depending on the firmware settings.

    Sensor 3-Axis Acceleration Sensor
    Backup Battery Built-in super capacitor
    Input Power DC 12 V – 24 V (DC Plug:  (Ø3.5 x Ø1.35), MAX 1 A/12 V)
    Power Consumption Avg. 280 mA (3.36 W at 12 V, when GPS is On and Wi-Fi is Off)

    Avg. 260 mA (3.12 W at 12 V, when GPS and Wi-Fi are Off)

    * Actual power consumption may vary depending on use conditions and environment.

    Operation Temperature -20 °C − 70 °C (-4 °F − 158 °F)
    Storage Temperature -20 °C − 70 °C (-4 °F − 158 °F )
    High Temperature Cut-Off Approx. 75 °C (167 °F)
    Certifications FCC, CE, RoHS, Telec, WEEE, IC
    Software BlackVue Viewer

    * Windows XP or higher and Mac Yosemite OS X (10.10) or higher

    Application BlackVue Application (Android 4.4.2 or higher, iOS 9.0 or higher)
    Other Features Adaptive Format Free File Management System

    Video Codec/Quality Settings Combinations

    Keep in mind: 

    • Codec (H.265) is the main determining factor of video quality.
    • To maximize recording time while maintaining video quality, choose H.265/Normal Quality.
    • Due to its more complex algorithm, H.265 requires higher processing power for playback than H.264. 
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    4K Ultra High Definition capture

    Ultra-crisp videos, not just on 4K monitors

    4K UHD is four times as many pixels as Full HD*. This is a huge difference, and it shows.
    License plates can be made out more clearly and from further away.

    Besides, you don’t need a 4K monitor to appreciate 4K videos.
    Even on a Full HD monitor, you can zoom in much further without any visible pixelation.

    *HD = 1280×720 pixels (0.92 million pixels);
    Full HD = 1920×1080 (2.07 million pixels) = 2.25 x HD pixel count
    4K UHD = 3840×2160 (8.29 million pixels) = 4 x Full HD or 9 x HD pixel count

    The Best compression technology

    4 times the resolution. Same recording time!

    Along with the regular H.264 codec, the DR900S Series features H.265, also called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the leading standard in 4K recording and broadcasting.

    With H.265, 4K UHD video file size is similar to that of Full HD H.264. In other words, you get 4 times bigger and better images without sacrificing recording time.
    Increase your recording time in Full HD.

    Tip to maximize recording time: set Codec to H.265 and Quality to Normal. Ideal for long Parking Mode sessions.

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    Built-in GPS and Dual-band Wi-Fi

    GPS addS location and speed data to your videos

    Speed: speed data will be overlaid in the video (can be turned off in the settings).
    You can set speed display in Kilometers per hour (Km/h) or Miles per hour (Mph).
    Location: visualize your vehicle’s location in the BlackVue App or Viewer’s Map.

    Fast transfer to your phone with 5Ghz Wi-fi

    The dual-band 2.4-5GHz Wi-Fi lets you download dashcam videos to a smartphone at blazing speed and allows Over the Cloud functionalities via any Internet-enabled Wi-Fi network. With BlackVue’s Sub-Stream technology, download Quick Play versions of the original videos for even faster review.

    Built-in Impact & Motion Detection

    Mark important files and enable Parking Mode

    While driving, your BlackVue detects impacts and sudden changes in speed. While parked, it also detects movements*.

    Videos files are marked accordingly so that you can easily find the relevant ones in the BlackVue Viewer for Windows and Mac OS or the BlackVue App for Android and iOS.

     

    (*) For Parking Mode recording, an external battery pack (Power Magic Battery Pack) or a hardwiring kit (Power Magic Pro) is required. Learn more about Parking Mode.

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    SLEEK DESIGN AND CONTROLS

    Multifunction button and customizable proximity sensor

    BlackVue DR900S’ stealthy design incorporates easy access to useful functions.
    Proximity sensor: toggle audio recording ON and OFF by simply waving your hand in front of it. The sensor can also be configured to trigger Manual Event videos in the settings.
    Wi-Fi button: turn Wi-Fi ON/OFF (short press), reset your Wi-Fi password (hold until voice prompt, then short press) or format the microSD card (hold until voice prompt, and then hold again). All actions are confirmed by a voice prompt.

    BlackVue App (iOS, Android) and Viewer (Windows/Mac)

    Easily manage your video files

    Both the BlackVue App and Viewer are free to download and use.

    They let you easily change your BlackVue configuration settings and browse through your videos in an intuitive way.

    With the BlackVue App, connect to your BlackVue in Wi-Fi to access files and check realtime Live View for easy setup and positioning of your dashcam.

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    Optimized File Management

    Event Files Overwrite Protection:

    Dashcams record in a loop, overwriting older files when the memory is full. BlackVue DR900S-1CH can prevent Event files (triggered manually or by impacts) overwriting. Up to fifty (50) files can be protected this way. You can choose to allow new Event files to overwrite past Event files, thus keeping the latest fifty.

    Adaptive Format-Free File Management

    This BlackVue-developed file system improves recording stability and requires less microSD card formatting.

    Scheduled Reboots (see Parking Mode section below)
    Your BlackVue comes equipped with a U1 (16GB, 32GB) or U3 microSD Card (64GB, 128GB), guaranteeing high transfer speed and tested for durability.

    BlackVue Over the Cloud

    Connect to your BlackVue anytime, from anywhere in the world with BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Enjoy remote Live View and Push Notifications to your phone.

    Back up important videos to the free Cloud storage.

    Play and download videos from your dashcam’s memory or the Cloud from anywhere.

    Enjoy Two-way Voice Communication with the driver from the app through the BlackVue’s integrated speaker and mic. Check the BlackVue Over the Cloud page for more information

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    TAMPER-PROOF CASE (OPTIONAL)

    Block access to cable connectors and Format button

    The BlackVue Tamper-Proof Case is a security accessory for BlackVue DR900S Series dashcams. It blocks physical access to the microSD card slot and microSD format button, and prevents unplugging the power and coaxial cables, thus highly reducing risks of data tampering.

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    4K Ultra High Definition capture

    Ultra-crisp videos, not just on 4K monitors

    4K UHD is four times as many pixels as Full HD*. This is a huge difference, and it shows.
    License plates can be made out more clearly and from further away.

    Besides, you don’t need a 4K monitor to appreciate 4K videos.
    Even on a Full HD monitor, you can zoom in much further without any visible pixelation.

    *HD = 1280×720 pixels (0.92 million pixels);
    Full HD = 1920×1080 (2.07 million pixels) = 2.25 x HD pixel count
    4K UHD = 3840×2160 (8.29 million pixels) = 4 x Full HD or 9 x HD pixel count

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    The Best compression technology

    4 times the resolution. Same recording time!

    Along with the regular H.264 codec, the DR900S Series features H.265, also called High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the leading standard in 4K recording and broadcasting.

    With H.265, 4K UHD video file size is similar to that of Full HD H.264. In other words, you get 4 times bigger and better images without sacrificing recording time.
    Increase your recording time in Full HD.

    Tip to maximize recording time: set Codec to H.265 and Quality to Normal. Ideal for long Parking Mode sessions.

    blackvue-dr900s-dash-cam-dual-band-wi-fi-cloud-gps

    Built-in GPS and Dual-band Wi-Fi

    GPS addS location and speed data to your videos

    Speed: speed data will be overlaid in the video (can be turned off in the settings).
    You can set speed display in Kilometers per hour (Km/h) or Miles per hour (Mph).
    Location: visualize your vehicle’s location in the BlackVue App or Viewer’s Map.

    Fast transfer to your phone with 5Ghz Wi-fi

    The dual-band 2.4-5GHz Wi-Fi lets you download dashcam videos to a smartphone at blazing speed and allows Over the Cloud functionalities via any Internet-enabled Wi-Fi network. With BlackVue’s Sub-Stream technology, download Quick Play versions of the original videos for even faster review.

    blackvue-dr900s-dash-cam-speaker-impact-motion-detection

    Built-in Impact & Motion Detection

    Mark important files and enable Parking Mode

    While driving, your BlackVue detects impacts and sudden changes in speed. While parked, it also detects movements*.

    Videos files are marked accordingly so that you can easily find the relevant ones in the BlackVue Viewer for Windows and Mac OS or the BlackVue App for Android and iOS.

     

    (*) For Parking Mode recording, an external battery pack (Power Magic Battery Pack) or a hardwiring kit (Power Magic Pro) is required. Learn more about Parking Mode.

    blackvue-dash-cam-dr750s-1ch-button-proximity-sensor

    SLEEK DESIGN AND CONTROLS

    Multifunction button and customizable proximity sensor

    BlackVue DR900S’ stealthy design incorporates easy access to useful functions.
    Proximity sensor: toggle audio recording ON and OFF by simply waving your hand in front of it. The sensor can also be configured to trigger Manual Event videos in the settings.
    Wi-Fi button: turn Wi-Fi ON/OFF (short press), reset your Wi-Fi password (hold until voice prompt, then short press) or format the microSD card (hold until voice prompt, and then hold again). All actions are confirmed by a voice prompt.

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    BlackVue App (iOS, Android) and Viewer (Windows/Mac)

    Easily manage your video files

    Both the BlackVue App and Viewer are free to download and use.

    They let you easily change your BlackVue configuration settings and browse through your videos in an intuitive way.

    With the BlackVue App, connect to your BlackVue in Wi-Fi to access files and check realtime Live View for easy setup and positioning of your dashcam.

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    Optimized File Management

    Event Files Overwrite Protection:

    Dashcams record in a loop, overwriting older files when the memory is full. BlackVue DR900S-1CH can prevent Event files (triggered manually or by impacts) overwriting. Up to fifty (50) files can be protected this way. You can choose to allow new Event files to overwrite past Event files, thus keeping the latest fifty.

    Adaptive Format-Free File Management

    This BlackVue-developed file system improves recording stability and requires less microSD card formatting.

    Scheduled Reboots (see Parking Mode section below)
    Your BlackVue comes equipped with a U1 (16GB, 32GB) or U3 microSD Card (64GB, 128GB), guaranteeing high transfer speed and tested for durability.

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    BlackVue Over the Cloud

    Connect to your BlackVue anytime, from anywhere in the world with BlackVue Over the Cloud.

    Enjoy remote Live View and Push Notifications to your phone.

    Back up important videos to the free Cloud storage.

    Play and download videos from your dashcam’s memory or the Cloud from anywhere.

    Enjoy Two-way Voice Communication with the driver from the app through the BlackVue’s integrated speaker and mic. Check the BlackVue Over the Cloud page for more information

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    TAMPER-PROOF CASE (OPTIONAL)

    Block access to cable connectors and Format button

    The BlackVue Tamper-Proof Case is a security accessory for BlackVue DR900S Series dashcams. It blocks physical access to the microSD card slot and microSD format button, and prevents unplugging the power and coaxial cables, thus highly reducing risks of data tampering.

    Intelligent Parking Mode monitoring

    with Power Magic ProPower Magic Battery Pack or Power Magic Ultra Battery.

    Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your car is under protection while you are away.

    BlackVue automatically switches to Parking Mode to monitor you parked vehicle, but only writes to the memory card when something happens (motion or impact detected).

    Thanks to the video buffer, the few seconds leading to the triggering event are also recorded.

    Parking Mode Event Voice Notifications: upon exiting Parking Mode, your BlackVue tells you if Events were recorded when you were away from your car, so you can check right away the Event videos on the BlackVue App.

    Scheduled Reboot:

    Schedule a daily automatic reboot (optional—by default at night) to minimize potential errors. Reboots happen only if the dashcam is in Parking Mode and not writing data to the microSD card. This means no Normal driving, Event, or Parking Mode recording can be interrupted by a scheduled reboot.

    Super stealthy:

    BlackVue DR900S Series allows you to completely turn off all LED indicators in Parking Mode. Only the recording LED indicator facing the interior of the vehicle will blink when motion or impact is detected.

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    Do you own a BlackVue and plan to upgrade? Click to see the accessories you can reuse.

    Model owned↓ Power Cable
    (DR900S-1CH/2CH)
    Coaxial Video Cable
    (DR900S-2CH only)
    Front camera mount
    (DR900S-1CH/2CH)
    Rear camera mount
    (DR900S-2CH only)
    Rear camera
    (DR900S-2CH only)
    DR750S-1CH/2CH OK OK OK OK OK
    DR650S-1CH/2CH OK OK   OK  
    DR650GW-1CH/2CH OK OK   OK  
    DR590W-1CH/2CH OK     OK  
    DR590-1CH/2CH OK     OK  
    DR490-2CH OK     OK  
    DR490L-2CH          
    DR470/430-2CH OK OK   OK  
    DR450-1CH OK        
    DR750SLW-2CH   OK   OK  

    See the detailed article on our Blog.