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The Thinkware X550 is a high end 1-channel/2-channel dashcam offering front and rear Full HD video recording and a compact 2.7" LCD screen. The video quality is one of the best in the 2-channel market as it uses the Ambarella A7 chipset and Sony Exmor CMOS sensors with a number of firmware refinements such as super night vision mode. Built-in GPS on the X550 not only logs speed and location but allows for advanced driver safety systems (LDWS, FCWS, and Safety Camera Alerts). The X550 differs from the F770 as it offers an LCD screen instead of WiFi connectivity, this allows for quicker live-view and settings changes over traditional WiFi enabled cameras but with a slightly bulkier design. With the new dark grey design and adhesive mount, the X550 has a relatively discreet design for a LCD screen device and packs a lot of performance/features in a compact body.
When paired with a hardwiring kit or Cellink Battery B, the Thinkware devices can take advantage of parking mode recording which protects your vehicle from hit and runs, theft, and vandalism. If you already have the hardwiring kit or the Cellink battery, check out this article to find out how to connect them. The X550 takes parking mode to the next level, offering both motion detection and time lapse recording modes (Time Lapse captures everything at a 1 frame per second rate so nothing is missed). This is one of our favourite parking mode devices as power consumption is very low allowing for a longer parking mode recording time than comparable 2-Channel devices like the Blackvue DR650S-2CH.
VideosCheck out our review of the Thinkware X550. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us.
Our Review - X550
X550 Day/Night Sample
Full HD Front and Optional Rear Recording
Ambarella Chipset and Sony CMOS Components
2.7" LCD Screen Interface
Parking Mode Capability
High Heat Protection System
Super Capacitor and Low-Power Consumption
Road Safety Warning Systems
Built-In GPS Module (Speed/Location)
DUAL SAVE Internal Storage
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What is included?
- Thinkware X550 1-Channel Dash Camera
- (Optional) Thinkware Rear Camera
- Adhesive Mounting Tape
- 12V Cigarette Adapter
- Cable Mounting Clips
- Micro SD Card Reader
- English Quick Start Guide
- 1 Year Warranty
Resolution Front: Full HD 1080P @ 30 FPS | Rear: Full HD 1080P @ 30 FPS (optional) GPS Built-In Parking Mode (CCTV Mode) Built-In (Motion Detection or Time Lapse) G-Sensor Built-In Wide Angle View Front: 140° | Rear: 140° Operating Temperature -20°C - 60°C (-4°F - 140°F) Loop Recording Yes Maximum SD Card 64GB (Micro SD) LCD Built-In 2.7" Wi-Fi N/A Microphone Built-In Speaker Built-In File Format .MP4 Country of Origin South Korea Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
The Thinkware Hardwire Kit allows the user to take advantage of the X550's Parking Mode by Motion Detection
The BlackboxMyCar Hardwire Kit is a universal Direct Hardwire Power Kit, fit for various Korean dashcams. It allows the user to take advantage of the X550's Parking Mode by Motion Detection,
The Optional Rear Camera and Connecting Cable turns the X550 into a 2CH system with Full HD rear recording at 30FPS.
The Add-A-Fuse allows for a cleaner install and is required in certain applications. Two are needed for the Thinkware Hardwire Kit.
Thinkware X550 Mount
The Thinkware X550 Mount allows the user to place the X550 in another location without the hassle of removing the mount and placing the new adhesive.
Thinkware X550 Mounting Tape
The Thinkware X550 Mounting Tape provides you with extra tapes in case you need to move your unit's mounting place.
The Thinkware Rear Camera Mounting Tape provides you with extra tapes in case you need to move your rear camera's mounting place.