Dashcams have become an essential part of every motorist’s tool kit. These digital cameras are mounted on your dashboard, looking out through your windshield. They are always recording while you drive and if any incident happens, you’ve got video evidence of it later.
They can also be pretty pricey for a good one, with cheap no-name models offering little in the way of worthwhile features. The Apeman cameras aims to change all of that.
It’s price is low enough to allow just about anyone the chance at fitting a dashcam to their vehicle, but it’s far more than a cheap action cam with a dash mount. Apeman have put several features into this model that make it worthy of having a place in your car.
It records full HD footage, using an extreme wide angle lens covering 170 degrees. It has night vision abilities, to the extent that the aperture of the camera is large enough to let in plenty of light at night. We looked at this in our quest to the best baby monitor (as babies mostly sleep in the dark) and we learned that automatic brightness adjustment often leads to excessive noise (“snow”). ApeMan however works well in this regard.
As with most proper dashcams, this has a loop recording mode, where new recorded material replaces the oldest material. Which means you’ll only have footage equal to the total capacity of the memory card. However, the G-sensor will stop the recording after a crash is detected. So if the camera is recovered later, the footage will still be preserved on the SD card (which is sold separately).
To top it off, the camera has a built in LCD screen, which is a nice feature even on premium dashcams. Honestly, the ApeMan raises the question of why you would want to pay more, since it really does everything you need a dashcam to do pretty well.