The Nextbase 512GW Rear Camera Add-on is finally about to be released20th June 2018
After almost a year of delays, Nextbase
Owners of the Nextbase 512GW Dashcam have long awaited the release of this rear camera add-on. The 512GW has an extra MiniUSB port reserved for this add-on, which owner
Limited batches were previously sold through the Nextbase web store, though they are not expected to release any more stock until following the Halfords launch.
The rear camera will initially be sold for £49, making it a reasonably low-cost upgrade for Nextbase 512GW owners looking to add rear view recording. Both cameras will record to the front camera’s microSD card.
Rather than requiring its own power supply, the rear camera connects solely to and draws its power from the 512GW. It comes supplied with a 6 metre long cable, designed to be hidden within your car’s roof lining.
Update: The rear camera for Nextbase 512GW is now available from Halfords and Amazon.
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Notably, when recording from both cameras, both will record in 1080p at 30fps. This means 512GW owners will take a quality hit when connecting the rear camera, as without it the 512GW can record in 1080p at 60fps or 2160p at 30fps.
With the rear camera connected, its feed can be displayed picture-in-picture with the front view, or fullscreen to be used as a reversing camera. Presumably, it can also be hidden altogether. Personally, I have my 512GW showing nothing but a speedometer whilst driving.
The 512GW is currently the only Nextbase dashcam compatible with the rear camera add-on, so owners of other models are out of luck.
Like it’s front camera big brother, the 512GWRC uses a high quality Sony Exmor R image sensor. It’s supplied with an adhesive mount that should attach firmly to the rear window.
We’re yet to see any confirmation as to the degrees field of view of this camera.
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