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BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR vs DR750S-2CH IR

The BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR is BlackVue’s latest and greatest flagship dash cam with infrared features, making it the top choice for recording the vehicle interior! Blackvue is one of the most well-known and largest dash cam manufacturers in the world, and a variety of their products are found in the premium market such as the DR750S and regular DR900S. BlackVue dash cams are one of our best selling products. We have carried BlackVue units for 7 years and will continue to do so due to the quality and support of their products.

The most important and basic function of a dash cam is to act as a silent witness. With its whopping 4K resolution front camera, equivalent to four times the pixel count and two times the resolution of full HD 1080p, the BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR is able to capture incidences and license plate numbers even better and clearer than before. In fact, the DR900S-2CH IR is currently the only infrared dash cam on the market, as of April 2019, with such a high video resolution.

When mentioning the BlackVue DR900S, we’re referring to all models in the DR900S range such as the DR900S-1CH (front only), DR900S-2CH (front and rear) as well as the DR900S-2CH IR (front and interior). This last unit has a secondary camera with infrared technology, allowing for video recording even under poorly lit conditions to a complete lack of light. This camera is thus meant to record the front and interior of the vehicle and should be mounted on the front windshield somewhere beside the front camera.

BlackVue markets the BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR as the selection for those who want the very best interior recording dash cam with zero compromises. However, how does it compare with the former BlackVue flagship, the DR750S-2CH IR?


OVERALL DESIGN

It’s clear that BlackVue has not swayed from its roots but, rather, continued with its simple yet sleek and discreet cylindrical design, similar to the DR750S.

The copper/rose-gold accents around the ring of the front lens does allow the DR900S a subtle but attractive change from its predecessors. The rear camera remains unchanged and is the same product between the two models.

The use of the same design means that is also nice for owners of the DR750S, as everything (mounts, wiring, etc.) is fully compatible with the DR900S. If one if upgrading from the DR750S to DR900S, only the front and rear cameras need to be swapped out but everything else is compatible.


SIMILAR FEATURES

BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR

  • Video Quality - 4K UHD at 30ps front and 1080p FHD at 30fps rear
  • Bitrate - 25 Mbps front and 10 Mbps rear
  • Video Sensor - 8MP front and 2.1MP rear
  • Energy Usage - About 4 watts
  • GPS - Included
  • G-Sensor / Impact / Motion Detection - Included
  • Wi-Fi (Android & Apple Compatible) - Included; yes
  • Viewing Angles - 162° front and 139° rear
  • Maximum MicroSD Card Capacity - 128GB
  • Microphone - Included
  • Speaker - Included
  • Rear Camera - Included (meant for interior)
  • Parking Mode - Included
  • Lane Departure Warnings - N/A
  • Forward Collision Warning - N/A
  • Red Light Camera Warning - N/A

BlackVue DR750S-2CH IR

  • Video Quality - 1080p FHD at 60fps front and 1080p FHD at 30fps rear
  • Bitrate - 25 Mbps front and 10 Mbps rear
  • Video Sensor - 2.1MP front and 2.1MP rear
  • Energy Usage - About 3 watts
  • GPS - Included
  • G-Sensor / Impact / Motion Detection - Included
  • Wi-Fi (Android & Apple Compatible) - Included; yes
  • Viewing Angles - 139° front and 139° rear
  • Maximum MicroSD Card Capacity - 128GB
  • Microphone - Included
  • Speaker - Included
  • Rear Camera - Included (meant for interior)
  • Parking Mode - Included
  • Lane Departure Warnings - N/A
  • Forward Collision Warning - N/A
  • Red Light Camera Warning - N/A

DIFFERENT FEATURES

Video Quality

With the introduction of 4K Ultra HD resolution at 30fps for the front camera of the DR900S-2CH IR, it’s impossible to miss the vast improvement in video resolution when compared to the front unit of the DR750S-2CH IR’s 1080p Full HD at 60fps. The secondary cameras between the two models remain the same at 1080p Full HD at 30fps and utilizes the same parts.

The DR900S-2CH IR offers excellent video quality in the daytime with good dynamic range and minimal loss in optical clarity. The additional pixel count compared to any 1080P camera means the DR900S can capture more detail than other dash cams. License plates are captured in more detail and from further distances than before.

At night time, the BlackVue DR900S does well but does not have a huge difference in video quality as it does during day time recording, when compared to the DR750S. As always, however, BlackVue is constantly updating the firmware of its cameras, so perhaps in the future we will see a greater difference in relation to both cameras' nighttime performance.

Improvements are unchanged for the DR900S’ secondary camera as it shares the same excellent 1080p STARVIS unit as the DR750S. If you’re upgrading from a DR750S to a DR900S, both the wiring plus the front and rear camera mounts are therefore completely compatible with each other with no need to remount or rewire anything. However, you will need to change the mounts (the wiring is compatible) if you’re upgrading from the DR650.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

As with previous top of the line BlackVue products, both the DR900S-2CH IR and DR750S-2CH IR have the bells and whistles such as WiFi, which allows users to easily view and download footage as well as change settings right from your smartphone.

Both models support WiFI streaming and connectivity at 802.11n at 2.4Ghz. However, the DR900S steps it up a significant notch offering additional support for the much faster WiFi protocol of 802.11ac at 5Ghz. What this means is faster transfer rates for downloading video clips off the camera should there be an incident, as well as even smoother live streaming off the DR900S.

File Compression

A great new feature the DR900S-2CH IR employs to help keep file sizes down is a new compression algorithm known as H.265 HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding). It’s more efficient at compressing video and it means that file sizes with the 4K DR900S are the same as the 1080p DR750S, despite the significant improvement in resolution. This translates to the same amount of video files that can be saved to a microSD card, despite the increase in video resolution.

BlackVue Over-the-Cloud

Another feature that BlackVue excels in is its Cloud functionality. To date, no other dash cam manufacturer has the capability of what BlackVue can offer when it comes to Cloud features.

The ability to track the vehicle, view footage remotely and even receive notification on the user’s smartphones are just a few of the critical elements of the BlackVue Over the Cloud. Please note that this requires a mobile hotspot, whether tethered through a cellphone or a standalone WiFi hotspot device. You can read more about this here.


POPULAR ADD-ONS

Below are some of the most popular add-ons to your dash cam to make it an even better product.

BlackVue B-124 Ultra Battery Pack
This is a must-have option if you want to extend your parking-mode duration or if you don’t want to cause wear and tear on your vehicle’s own battery.

Click here for more information on the battery pack.

CPL Filter
This is a highly useful accessory which helps to reduce glare and reflection for the front camera. Think of it as sunglasses for your dash cam.

Click here for more information on the CPL filter.


FINAL VERDICT

The BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR represents the first 4K infrared dash cam in the market from one of the leading dash cam manufacturers in the world. We like the impressive amount of details that the DR900S-2CH IR can capture in terms of video quality and functions, and this camera is the best choice for customers who want interior recording. Check out why all rideshare customers should have an interior-recording dash cam here. Fleet companies who are looking to monitor their drivers on the road should also have an interior-recording dash cam - check this out.

If you don't need the 4K resolution or the DR900S-2CH IR is out of your price range, the DR750S-2CH IR is still an excellent full HD camera, even though it has now had to hand over the crown to its successor. Nonetheless, it is still a great choice from one of the leading dash cam manufacturers in the market.


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