FineVu CR-500HD Dash Cam Review

FineVu CR500HD Dash Cam

Technical Specifications
Maximum Resolution 1080p
Channels 1
Loop Recording Yes
G Sensor Yes
Auto On/Off Yes
Parking Mode Yes
Date & Time Stamp Yes
Display Screen
GPS External
WIFI
Viewing Angle (diag.) 129°
Max.Card Support 32GB
Other Specifications
Brand Name FineVu
Release Date Late-2012
Day Time Video Quality Excellent – Sample Video
Night Time Video Quality Very Good – Sample Video
Reliability Excellent
Power Adapter Yes
Size 1.5×2.5×2  inches
Operating Temperature -10˚C ~ 60˚C / 14˚F ~140˚F
Discreetness Excellent
Our Rating 5/5
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FineVu CR-500HD Dash Cam – Our Review

The FineVu CR-500HD is one of the most sexy looking dashboard cameras that we’ve seen till now. Released late-2012, it’s been in the market for quite some time and is a very stable and established dash cam as of today.

Thanks to the Sony Exmor CMOS sensor, the video quality is excellent during day and very good during night time (See Sample Videos). It records crystal clear videos at 1080p (Full HD) resolution @ 30 FPS and supports a max of 32GB memory card.

Absence of display screen and GPS keeps the dash cam very small and extremely discreet at 1.5×2.5×2 inches only. You can always buy an external GPS to use with CR-500HD.

Apart from all the standard features such as date and time stamp in video, loop recording, parking mode, auto on/off, G-sensor etc. this high end ($200+) dashboard camera supports CPL (circular polarizing lens).

A CPL reduces glare and reflection that occurs during bright sunny days (See Sample Video). CPL isn’t a standard attachment with CR-500HD and needs to be bought separately. Also, remove the CPL during low light conditions else the dash cam will record dim video.

The viewing angles of FineVu CR-500HD are 129˚ (diagonal), 112˚ (horizontal), 63˚ (vertical) which is similar to viewing angles of dashboard cameras in this price range.

All in all, FineVu CR-500HD is an awesome dashboard camera.

We’ve provided sample videos below, that’ll help you to make your mind about FineVu CR-500HD. Check them out!

FineVu CR-500HD Dash Cam – Video Samples

We request you to view the video in full screen and choose the maximum resolution; this will give you a better understanding of video quality captured by the dashboard camera.

Day Time Video Sample:

There’s no doubt that FineVu CR-500HD records seriously stunning day time video. Despite of the fact that there’s a good amount of reflection on the windscreen due to Sun, you can still make out lot of details from that footage.

All in all, a very good job done by CR-500HD.

Day Time Video Sample – With CPL

As evident from the video above, once CPL is installed the sunlight’s glare and reflection on windscreen are not at all a concern for FineVu CR-500HD and the resulting video quality is again stunning.

Night Time Video Sample:

CR-500HD does a very good job at night time too; you can easily read each and every detail such as license plates etc. even at considerable distance.

FineVu CR-500 HD – User Manual

You can download user manual for FineVu CR-500 HD here.

FineVu CR-500 HD Firmware

Firmware for FineVu CR-500 HD can be found here; (please take caution while updating firmware of your dash cam; we aren’t responsible if your dash cam suffers any loss after firmware upgrade).

FineVU CR-500 HD – PC Viewer

PC viewer software for CR-500 HD is available here.

FineVu CR-500HD Dash Cam – Our Verdict

To sum it up, all we can say that FineVu CR-500HD is one hell of an awesome dashboard camera in the higher price range. It’s an extremely reliable, stable and stealthy dash cam that records very good day and night time videos.

Priced at just under $250(Amazon US, at the time of writing) it’s really a very good bargain.

Where To Buy?

Check latest price and get your FineVu CR-500HD from Amazon using the links below.

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