For this months product review I was given an RAC 02 dashcam to put to the test by the kind folks at Proofcam.
What is it?
The RAC02 is a compact digital dash camera that has a sleek design, is very compact, light in weight and is geared towards the premium end of the dash cam market.
Price: The unit is priced at £150, which isn’t the cheapest camera on the market but is by no means the most expensive either. I personally felt the quality of the camera is fairly reflected in the price.
The RAC02 easily fits onto any part of the windscreen and includes a GPS adaptor that plugs in to the top of the camera and can be placed anywhere on the windscreen, giving users the option of monitoring their speed and location whilst driving (though the device can be used without the GPS module plugged in).
The camera records to an SD/TF card which is included free of charge with every camera.
|Sensor||3 MP 1/3” CMOS|
|Lens||f2.8 / 170˚ field of view|
|Resolution||1080 FHD @ 30fps or 720p @ 60fps|
|LCD||LCD 2.7” TFT|
|TF card support||≥ class 4|
|Battery||3.7v 250mAh Li-ion|
|Dimensions||82 x 50 x 37mm|
Included with the device: Mouting Bracket, GPS Module, Cigarette lighter power adapter, USB cable and 4GB TF Memory Card (Micro SD).
What’s it like to use?
I found the RAC02 extremely user friendly and the buttons on the device are clearly marked for users to see. After you turn the camera on things are fairly self explanatory and the menu options are easy to navigate.
The mounting bracket that comes with the device performed exactly as it should, unlike some brackets I’ve used in the past, that came with other cheaper dash cams currently available on the market.
I was more than satisfied with the quality of the recordings from the RAC 02 thanks to the high quality lens on the camera, which can record at 1080 FHD at 30fps or 720p at 60fps and also allows users to take pictures.
Overall, I thought the RAC02 was great, the design is nice, the unit is compact so doesn’t get in the way when driving, its easy to use and provides users with good quality video.
The GPS module is also a neat feature as it adds extra security for users if they decide to use it – there can be no dispute about what speed you were driving or your whereabouts if any incident where to occur.
I also like how recording with GPS is optional for the user. The only downside to the GPS module for me was the length of the cable that it comes with, it’s good in the sense that it gives users the choice to stick the module quite far away from the dashcam if they want to, but personally I would prefer if it was much shorter as when I’m using it I keep it right next to the camera.
Mota’s rating: 9/10