We received a number of enquiries regarding the upcoming Pittasoft Blackvue DR550GW-HD dual / two channel car camera featuring wireless wi-fi compatibility. The news of this product was announced via the official Blackvue facebook page.
Pittasoft, a south korean manufacturing company are renowned for being the leading producers of Car Dash Camera products around the world. Some of their more recent products include the Blackvue DR500GW-HD WiFi and Blackvue DR400G-HD II.
The Blackvue DR550GW HD is reported to be equipped with the Sony Exmor CMOS video sensor which provides excellent video quality during the day and night. The standard features will likely be inherited from the DR500GW including GPS module, WiFi module, Motion sensor, Event mode, Parking mode, Live View feature, Voice prompts and G-Sensor. With regards to the application platform, this will also support both PC and MAC, with the application viewers made available for iOS (Apple) and Android platforms.
At present, we’re unable to provide the specifics or confirm the exact product specifications, we can however speculate the product may potentially record in full high definition (Full HD 1080P) resolution via the front channel, whilst the back channel offers high definition (720P) with 1.0 megapixel CMOS sensor. The reason we believe this product won’t offer both dual Full HD channels as (1) Full HD takes up alot of memory, and (2) Blackvue products and most common blackbox products are restricted to 32GB. This issue equally poses a problem for many as the memory capacity is often restricted and can easily be consumed.
The anticipated pre-sales or release of the Blackvue DR550GW is reported be from the 20th June 2013. The release will be made available within the Korean domestic market, with the export (english) version to be announced. Likely, there will be two packages of either the 16GB or 32GB memory capacity. The reported retail price is envisaged to be $400 (Australian Dollars).
Update (25/07/13) -> It’s finally arrived! – We’re now accepting pre-orders for the Blackvue DR550GW. Click Here!