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BlackVue™
DR900S-2CH

 

Redefining the Dashcam

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


With its 8-megapixel CMOS sensor in the main camera, the DR900S-2CH captures 4K Ultra High Definition video—four times as many pixels as Full HD. The rear Full HD Sony STARVIS™ image sensor ensures best image quality under any light. Thanks to the H.265 (HEVC) compression, your videos look better and file size is kept as small as ever.

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BlackVue™
DR900S-2CH

 

Redefining the Dashcam

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


With its 8-megapixel CMOS sensor in the main camera, the DR900S-2CH captures 4K Ultra High Definition video—four times as many pixels as Full HD. The rear Full HD Sony STARVIS™ image sensor ensures best image quality under any light. Thanks to the H.265 (HEVC) compression, your videos look better and file size is kept as small as ever.

4K UHD + Full HD Cloud Dashcam

In a Class of its Own

Front cam: 8 megapixels sensor / 4K Ultra High Definition (3840×2160 @30FPS).
Rear cam: 2.1 megapixels STARVIS™ sensor / Full HD (1920×1080 @30FPS).

 

The front camera’s ultra-wide 162-degree angle takes full advantage of the 4K UHD resolution. The rear camera records in Full HD at a 139-degree angle with outstanding low-light sensitivity (great for cars with tint).
Your BlackVue captures critical details while driving or in Parking Mode.

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 DR900S-2CH
Color/Size/Weight Front: Black / Width 118.5 mm x Height 36 mm / 91 g

Rear: Black / Width 67.4 mm x Height 25 mm / 25 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 Front: 8-Megapixel CMOS Sensor

Rear: Sony STARVIS™ CMOS Sensor (Approx. 2.1 megapixels)

Viewing Angle Front: Diagonal 162°, Horizontal 136°, Vertical 77°

Rear: Diagonal 139°, Horizontal 116°, Vertical 61°

Resolution/Frame Rate <Front — Rear>

4K UHD (3840×2160) @30fps (Extreme) — Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps

4K UHD (3840×2160) @30fps — Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps

Full HD (1920×1080) @60fps — Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps

Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps — Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps

* Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.

Video Codec H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC)
Image Quality Highest (Extreme): 25 + 10 Mbps

Highest: 12 + 10 Mbps

High: 10 + 8 Mbps

Normal: 8 + 6 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 Front: Recording LED, GPS LED, Wi-Fi LED, Front Security LED

Rear: Rear 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. 380 mA (4.56 W at 12 V, when GPS is On and Wi-Fi is Off)

Avg. 360 mA (4.32 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 Front: FCC, CE, RoHS, Telec, WEEE, IC

Rear: FCC, CE, RoHS, WEEE

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

(bitrate data expressed for front camera)

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-2CH 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

blackvue-hevc-h.265-compression

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.

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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.

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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-2CH 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.

Two available modes:

  • Time Lapse mode (with buffered Events) > Select “Time lapse”.
  • Motion & Impact Detection mode (with region-based motion detection) > Select “Motion & Impact detection”.

Thanks to the video buffer, the few seconds leading to the triggering events are also recorded.
Note: in Time Lapse mode, only the impact Event videos include buffering. In Motion & Impact Detection mode, both motion and impact videos include buffering.
Learn more about Time Lapse and Motion & Impact Detection.

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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Desert-Tested Dashcam

Wondering how well the DR900S Series fares when it comes to heat resistance and overall reliability?

Good news! The DR900S Series was put to the test in the most extreme conditions and came out unscathed.

See how Caballo del Diablo drivers Boyd Jaynes and Brian Godfrey took the 4K BlackVue dashcam on a bumpy, dusty and hot ride for five days straight in the NORRA Mexican 1000 race. 

 

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        
DR750LW-2CH   OK   OK  

See the detailed article on our Blog.