The Original Dash Cam HD 720p Dashcam with 2.5" LCD Screen & 8GB SD (4SK98C)

  • Model #: 4SK98C
  • Web Code: 10366581
$129.99
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Overview

Never fall victim to fraudulent claims again with The Original Dash Cam. This dash cam functions as your vehicle's "black box" and records everything you see in high-quality 720p HD video. Footage includes a time and date stamp for extra validity against fraudsters, and can be played back instantly on the 2.5" LCD screen.

More Information

  • Helps protect you against fraudulent claims arising from accidents and collisions on the road
  • Records in 720p HD video for high-quality footage that can be played back on a TV or computer
  • 2.5-inch LCD screen lets you play back footage instantly in your vehicle
  • Time and date stamp adds an extra level of validity against fraudsters
  • Built-in motion detector detects sudden acceleration or deceleration for identifying crashes
  • Includes a built-in rechargeable li-ion battery, car charger, AV cables, windshield or dashboard mount, USB cable, and 8GB SD card

What's in the Box?

  • Built-in Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
  • Car Charger
  • AV Cables
  • Windshield/Dashboard Mount
  • USB Cable
  • 8GB SD Card

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Features
  • Screen Size
    2.5 in
  • Screen Type
    LCD
  • Touchscreen
    No
  • Date Display/Stamp
    Yes
  • Time Display/Stamp
    Yes
  • Accelerometer
    No
  • G-Sensor
    Yes
  • Motion Sensors
    Yes
  • Rear Facing Camera
    No
  • GPS
    No
  • Operating Temperature
    -20℃ - 60℃
  • Operating Language
    English; French
  • Built-In Microphone
    Yes
  • Built-in Speaker
    Yes
  • Connectivity & Media
  • SD
    Yes
  • Maximum Compatible Memory Size
    32 GB
  • Internal Memory
    Not Applicable
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity
    No
  • USB Ports
    1
  • HDMI Inputs
    No
  • Other Inputs/Outputs
    RCA Out
  • Number of Cameras Included
    1
  • Auto On/Off
    Yes
  • Zoom
    Yes
  • Viewing Angle
    120°
  • Night Vision
    Yes
  • Voice Guidance
    No
  • Flash
    No
  • Video Resolution
    1280 x 720; 640 x 480
  • Video Format(s)
    MPEG4
  • Photo Capture
    Yes
  • Resolution
    3MP; 2MP; 1.3MP; VGA
  • Audio Recording
    Yes
  • Loop Recording
    Yes
  • Stop & Go
    No
  • Front Collision Warning
    No
  • Driver Fatigue Alarm
    No
  • Lane Departure Warning
    No
  • Lighting Reminder
    No
  • Proximity Warning
    No
  • Inappropriate Lane Switch Warning
    No
  • Parking Surveillance Mode
    No
  • Power
  • Power Source Requirements
    12V
  • Hard Wiring Kit
    No
  • Red Light Camera Detection
    No
  • Battery Type(s)
    1 x Li-Ion Rechargeable
  • Battery Life (Minutes)
    20 min
  • Physical Features
  • Colour
    Black
  • Width
    13 cm
  • Height
    16 cm
  • Depth
    8.21 cm
  • Width (Inches)
    5.12 in
  • Height (Inches)
    6.3 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    3.23 in
  • Weight
    450 g
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)


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Customer Reviews

3.3 / 5
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Ratings in Detail

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    13
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    2
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    1
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    4
  • 1
    8

Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 57%

16 Reviews

Critical 42%

12 Reviews

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  • from Richmond, BC
3.0

Not great

After 3 months of intermittent use, the USB connector fell off inside the unit. Day time picture is crystal clear, night picture... you can only see the license plate with a good light source, like your headlights while stopped at a traffic light.


  • from Richmond, BC
1.0

Don't waste your money

Instructions are poorly translated and unclear. Setting is difficult, constantly needs to be reset - date reverts to original setting, clock needs regular resetting. Will only stay on for a few minutes when parked, even though it is set to stay on and is plugged into a live socket. Power cord keeps falling out, now the internal power socket has come loose and fallen inside the unit so now it's a paperweight. Returning as soon as I find the receipt. Plus side - good picture... in daylight.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Flawed.

Suction cup always keeps falling off even though the rubber suction cub and windshield are very clean. Also, this dash cam can't seem to remember the date and time programmed. Ive set I to to one date then weeks later it basically resets itself to January 1 2014.


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

It brok

Bought it on boxing day two winters ago with no researching. Like the look, the controls were awkward, the user manual was not clear and overall functions were not user friendly. It broke after 18 months. Unit does not read sd card and sd card stuck in slot. Not the best quality and would not recommend.


  • from Ottawa, ON
1.0

Failed out of the box.

Suction cup doesn't stick to the windshield. Doesn't always start recording when vehicle is started. Doesn't always see the SD card. It has turned off/on by itself. Cannot view down-loaded images.


  • from Alliston, ON
2.0

Do not buy

The night time recording is basically useless; the picture is just black, unless there is a fais amount of light available. Also sometimes stars recording up side down, which the tech's could not explain. Purchase a higher quality dash cam !


  • from Hamilton, ON
5.0

Good product

Surprisingly clear video. It also has a good panoramic range


  • from Halifax
1.0

Garbage cam

Waste of money. Started acting up with in weeks. Sent to be fixed still acts up.


  • from Fort Saint John, BC
1.0

Defiantly not the best dash cam on the market, IMHO

I bought this cam about 1 ½ - 2 years ago. It does not work well at night. The video quality is good enough to capture what is going on but not good enough to capture the license plate of the vehicle in front of you when stopped at the lights, etc. The first complaint I had was the battery would only last 15-20 minutes right from day one. This was not a very big deal as I would just leave it plugged in anyway. The suction cup would also let go from time to time and I would find the camera laying on the dash or floor, again not really a big deal. The other day I watched someone drive through a stop sign with his head down, texting away. When I got home I went to pull the card so I could see if I captured this guy. This is when I noticed the case to the dash cam was distorted and cracked. When I plugged the sd card in the video was corrupt. I proceeded to take the camera apart to see if I could find and repair the damage. There was no repairing it. The internal battery had swollen up so much it broke the motherboard inside the camera as well as warping the case. Defiantly not the best dash cam on the market, IMHO.


  • from Etobicoke
2.0

Poor quality

First impression out of the box was good quality. However, the included SD card was garbage and stopped working after 2 months. Customer Service replaced it without hassle, but I chose to purchase a better quality one myself. The built in battery is useless, and lasts for about 10 minutes off the charger. Nighttime recording is poor, even on the "night" setting. The camera unit itself lasted 6 months before failing to recognize the SD card. After a month of struggling with it (taking it out and re-inserting the card every startup, which worked temporarily), the camera finally stopped recording altogether. I will not be purchasing another one of these again. Two stars, at best.


  • from Sidney, BC
4.0

Works as iit should

This unit is nice and compact. Doesn't interfere with outward vision at all nice and streamlined. Once you set the unit to your preferences, you can almost forget about it. 1080p video quality is good, not amazing. Does what it needs to do. Only thing I wish it did was auto night mode - you need to select it each time. Not a deal breaker at this price point. Overall I'm happy with the unit.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

2 Dash Cams

I purchased these Dash Cams, because of the Flip Down Viewer. It will not distract my vision, mounted under the rear view mirror. I mounted one on the front windshield and one on the rear window. It's amazing how it deters people from tail gating, when they know they are being watched !! I highly recommend a 32GB SD card, to loop the video.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

Retractable Screen

Best unit, because it has a hidden screen. Does not distract, when looking at the rear view mirror. Great price....I purchased one for the front and one for the rear window, just for the tailgaters !!


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Great Unit

I did my research and landed on this Dash Cam. Best purchase ever. Just plug it in and it did the rest.


  • from Shelby Twp
5.0

Great Unit

Very Pleased, works well and easy.


  • from Hockeytown
5.0

Husband absolutely loves it!

Saw this on sale and picked it up for my husband who I knew was looking for one. So far he loves it! Can't stop talking about the darn thing!


  • from Guelph, ON
1.0

Didn't work out of the box

Bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife. Didn't have the chance to install it until Good Friday. Followed directions, to charge it first. Went to test it by pushing the power button. Nothing happened! I was not impressed! Did not return it to store as the tag in the warranty card says not to. Waiting for reply from Company first.


  • from Montreal
5.0

finally one that works

I've bought a few of these straight from Alibaba and each one died within a week. I finally decided I needed to buy one from a place where I can get a waranty and wouldn't you know i don't need it! About a month in no problems. love it.


  • from London, ON
5.0

SO easy!

Had my son pick this up for me a few weeks ago when I saw an ad for it. Glad he did. I'm a profesional driver and don't have to much time to tinker with new gadgets. This thing was SO easy to use. Memory card came already in the camera, just had to put the thing on my windshield and plug it in. To get the video off the thing you just connect it to you computer same way you do your phone! Love this!


  • from Mississauga
4.0

Why the bad reviews??

I bought this guy despite the bad reviews because of the drop down screen. I'm not sure why people are ripping it. It takes a bit to figure out as any new technology does, but I called the manufacturer's customer service and they were incredibly helpful! You don't find quality customer service anymore so it was incredibly refreshing! Overall video quality is more than good enough especially for the price. Love the low profile when the screen is closed!


  • from Saskatoon
5.0

Picked up on sale, glad I did!

Already caught an accident on this thing after 1 month in car! so happy!!!


  • from Hamilton, ON
5.0

Big Screen

The big screen definitely set this one apart form the rest. I', happy with the purchase and would 100% recommend to friends and family!


  • from VC
5.0

Really good

Big screen, easy to push buttons, plug it in and it works. Great little dash cam.


  • from Hamilton, ON
2.0

Dash Cam

I bought so my husband and I could take it on our vacation but it did not work as it was to do it did not record and would only work if it was plugged in so we took it back


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Recording Issues?

Ive had this dash cam for one week and there is a major issue with it. Start the car, and it turns on automatically and starts recording. However, it records for an average of 20 seconds, stops recording and then records. Thereby, the recording is inconsistent and there are gaps. So during an accident, you may miss some very important details. Tried formatting and resetting everything to no avail.


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Doesn't work

Price was right, and the 15 foot power cable is great (instead of having the cable hanging down from the rear view mirror area, as the Garmin would). However, records between 3 and 20 seconds, and then reboots. Leaves large gaps in recording. Tried resetting camera, reformatting SD card... same result. Actually could be very disappointing if you think you have a good record of an event, only to find out the camera malfunctioned. Tried a second camera from same manufacturer -- same result. Returned to store for credit, no issues.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Great camera

I was a bit confused as to which one to buy but this one had a screen I could see with buttons i can actually push. Put it up immediately and it was simple to install. I look forward to great protection and peace of mind.


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