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Maplin M220 720p HD Dash Cam

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About this product


  • 720p resolution for a HD recording of your journey
  • 120 degree viewing angle to capture a wide view of the road
  • 2.3 inch built-in monitor to allow you to play back recordings

Product overview

  • 720p resolution for a HD recording of everything that happens on your journey
  • 120 degree viewing angle to capture a wide view of events on the road
  • 2.3 inch built-in monitor to allow you to play back recordings without requiring additional equipment
  • Records directly onto a class 10 microSD memory card, up to 32GB in size (not included)
  • A built-in G-sensor to record sudden course changes or impacts and save any event onto the memory card in the event of a crash
  • Night time events can be recorded if there is sufficient artificial light present from the car and street lighting
  • Built-in battery allows recording to continue for several minutes after the engine cuts out
  • 30 frames per second recording rate
  • Screen blackout while recording to prevent distraction to the driver
  • Parking mode with a vibration sensor allows the dash cam to record events even when the vehicle is empty

Reliable, high quality recording
The Maplin M220 Dash Cam is an excellent choice for recording events on the road in 720p HD quality to help reduce insurance quotes and assist with making a claim. With sufficient lighting, you’ll also get great quality recordings when driving at night. You can watch recordings back on the 2.3 inch built-in screen to review any events that have happened. The built-in G-sensor will allow the dash cam to record any impacts or sudden course changes so that the event is protected on the memory card. The G-sensor’s parking mode will allow the dash cam to record events even when the vehicle is empty with the built-in vibration sensor. A date and time stamp is also included on the recording to prevent any dispute.

Plenty of room for all your footage
This Maplin 720p Dash Cam uses a class 10 micro SD card, between 2GB and 32GB (not included), to record any event on the road. A 32GB memory card will give you approximately three hours recording time. When the memory card becomes full, an auto loop function will allow the dash cam to begin recording over existing video files in chronological order. Once the memory card is installed, the dash cam can be suction mounted directly onto the windscreen and is powered by a built-in battery or the in-car power supply. The dash cam will then automatically turn on and start recording when the engine is started.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good little camera Very good easy installation play back quality on PC is excellent. Can't understand review stating it does not automatically wipe files down as mine seems to ok easy to install and the windscreen suction pad actually holds it firm which makes a pleasant change with such products good basic recording features just leave it running and it does the job
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basic but good Had this as a Christmas pressie and have fitted it already. Doesn't have WiFi or other 1080p definition but is still HD and is just lovely and simple. The clips loop well and play on the PC. You only want to see it work when you have an incident you need to look at.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great budget camera Bought this yesterday as other retailer had sold out of identical nextbase camera. Quick and easy to install and foolproof to use. Set up in literally 5 minutes. Ignore other reviews on here, I bought a class 10 ultra high speed memory card on sale at a popular high street pharmacy ;-) and have had no problems having to format or file corruption. 10/10. Thanks Maplin!
Date published: 2016-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could be improved quite a bit I bought this unit about four weeks ago, and although it seems to preform well enough, and is easy to programme, I was disappointed to find that when the recording time was up a panel came on the screen telling me that the Disk was full. I then had to remove the camera from it's mount and manually Format the card (which cleaned everything off it) and replace it for another three hours run.(or change the card with a new one) not easy on a French motorway in the dark. My windscreen had been smashed by a large rock, and I wanted the shot for the insurance company. According to the description (obviously incorrect) the unit is supposed to be on a loop where it will start to record over previous recordings once the disk was full, so the whole thing should be automatic. Also, if you download the recording of the whole disk on to the computer, it is in seperate 5 minute thumbnail clips, but the clips all have the same number, so if you find a clip with an event on it you wish to retain, you have to be very careful to make sure you have the right clip before pressing Save. If you do have an 'event' and want to be able to recover the right clip later, make sure that you make a careful note of the time of the event when it happens (if you can be that cool under stress ) as the clips are time related. (you have to open one first to see the time imprint). I bought this one as a 'starter' but I think I will soon buy a better one now that I have had some experience.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First Dashcam It does everything i expect and more. It's one of those products that you hope you won't need but it's there when you do. The small size means that it fits unobtrusively behind the rear view mirror without obscuring the windscreen. Inexpensive price.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unobtrusive save you time & money get a better model. Returning mine as it will record perfectly but on playback the first 20 files are fine, all the others have corrupted files and unplayable. Even after transfering to a PC still wont play. Spend a little but more and get a better model
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Records at good quality, took a while to work out, but you can make the screen blank as it records. Downloads yhe badic video to computer if/when needed.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from would not work Purchased online at offer price. Plugged in , worked initially for a few seconds then went blank. Noticed if power lead was wriggled around ,power would restore. Took kit to my local Maplin store, they tested it on the bench and supplied a replacement. Returned home and plugged in again, sadly the 2nd unit powered up o.k.but the screen remained backlit but nothing else. Tried a reset , tried re-installing but to no avail. Returned to the store , unit tested and fault confirmed. After discussions with the store manager, I opted for a more expensive Nextbase 212 unit. I am pleased to say this unit is amazing , particularly the playback quality on my desktop and the sound quality. The store manager assured me that they had had no issues with other Maplin M220 units , so I guess I was just unlucky. Have to say that the customer care at the Milton Keynes store is first class.
Date published: 2017-02-24
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Power Specifications

Power Source:

Rechargable Battery

Display Specifications

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Operating Specifications

Night Vision:


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Memory Card Type:

Micro SD

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Product Specifications



Audio Recording:


Loop Recording:


G-Force Sensor:


GPS Sensor:



Output Connections:

HDMI /Av Out

Does it record night shots .general info says yes if enough street light but  tech spec says night vision - No?

Asked by: Bob M
The item will see at night in a lit area. It has no inbuilt IR for night vison
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-11-16

Hi i purchased this a couple of months ago and just opened it . I have a white blank screen . I have charged it and tried it off charge but nothing seems to be working and have misplaced the reciept what could this be ? I have also tried resetting this

Asked by: Lukas
This does sound like a faulty item and would require exchanging in your local maplin store. A receipt can be re printed in store.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-11-07

How do I set it so that the screen stays off when I am driving? I know I can switch it off each time after starting the engine but can I set it somehow so that it automatically goes off after I start the engine or stays off but still records?

Asked by: Shane
We feel we could best assist you over the phone for this query as we need a little more information, please can you call us on 0333 400 9500 and use the option for Technical Support.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-10-29

How will battery last for without charging ?

Asked by: Miller
This may be as little as five minutes.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-10-27

SD card full message when I switch on. Menu option to format SD card doesn't do anything card still full. Why will it not loop as advertised or format ?

Asked by: Mike
The item has a Gshock setting , which records for 15-20 seconds every time it sensors a bump, pot hole etc, and these recordings can not be deleted via the item , The recordings have to be deleted via a PC/Laptop.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-10-24

Link to the manual does not seem to check it ...

Asked by: futurex
This is the most up to date link
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-09-27

Can the M220 camera use a MicroSDHC card instead of a MicroSD?

Asked by: Marco
This item specifies that it requires a SD Card.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-09-05

What do the symbols on the screen mean? There is nothing in the manual to help, nor have you answered this question successfully previously so for example the 0 with a + - by it and the image above that one

Asked by: hancock444
Unfortunately we do not have this information, but we will request a unit from stock and update you shortly.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-28
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