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NextBase 202 Lite 720p Dash Cam

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Product overview

• 720p resolution for HD recording of any event on the road
• 120 degree viewing angle to give you a wide view of the road ahead
• 2.7 inch built-in screen to allow you and to playback recordings and review events
• A built-in G-sensor to record sudden course changes or impacts and save any event onto the memory card in the event of an accident
• Infrared LED’s built-in to always give an image at night, regardless of light level
• Built-in battery to allow recording to continue for several minutes after the engine cuts out
• This Dash Cam can record onto class 10 SD cards up to 32GB in size (card not included)
• 30 frames per second recording rate

Special Features
• Screen blackout while recording to prevent driver distraction
• Parking mode built-in to allow recording of events even when vehicle is empty through activation of optical sensor

Why should I buy this Dash Cam?
The NextBase 202 Lite is an excellent choice for recording events on the road in 720p HD quality, helping to reduce insurance quotes and assisting with making a claim. With the built-in infrared LED’s, you will also get great quality recordings when driving at night. You can watch a recording back on the 2.7 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 events is protected on the memory card. The parking mode will allow the optical sensor to activate the Dash Cam, even if the car is empty. While recording, the screen blacks out to prevent the Dash Cam from becoming a distraction to the driver. The Dash Cam also records the date and time directly onto all recordings to prevent any dispute.

How do I use this Dash Cam?
This Dash Cam uses a class 10 SD card, between 2GB and 32GB (not included), to record any event. A 32GB memory card will give you approximately four 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 Great camera, good value. This camera is easy to set up, works well , and best feature I found is that when it is reset ( for any reason) you can obtain all the settings that appertain to that reset, (through on line guide book, individual settings ( if required,) are easy to follow.) for the inexperienced -- just plug in and away you go.
Date published: 2015-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good overall dash camera I purchased this product just a few days ago from my local Maplin store. This is a very small camera when compared to the size of the knock-off DVR-207 dashcam that I purchased at the back end of last year from a supposedly reputable online company, and takes up much less space on the windscreen. However, this camera has its pros and cons like most products, so here's a run-down on what I have already found and experienced. It records in a clear 1280 x 720 mode onto a 32gb class 10 Sandisk full-size SDHC card (the one I purchased for and removed from the DVR-207), although the onboard microphone leaves a lot to be desired. The 202 Lite plugs into the 12v/cigarette lighter socket and switches on as soon as the car ignition becomes active but, although it is designed to switch off again when the car is switched off, care needs to be taken that the plug is removed fully from the 12v socket if it's not designed to cut out when the car keys are back in your pocket. The filming is captured in segments of 2.02 minutes each, even though I set it to capture at 3 minute intervals. That's not a major problem for me, per se, but it is something to be aware of, perhaps for editing purposes. All car registration plate numbers in the immediate vicinity of the camera's lens scope can be easily read during play-back and the camera seems to cope quite well with light and shade, for instance going from bright sunlight to thick overhead tree shading and vice-versa. I have also noticed a slight overlap between captures, presumably to avoid missing something at a crucial moment. The instructions could be a lot better and even the printable pdf instructions on the Nextbase website managed to get a crucial part wrong; by this, I mean that I couldn't get the date and time to change when setting the camera up, and an extra trip back to the store revealed that the printed mention of using the 'OK' button to toggle is incorrect and it should read 'MENU'. Knowing that now makes a big difference. But, my main gripe, if it can be called that, is the fact that I purchased a nice Nextbase pouch at the same time for my camera to rest in when it isn't 'on duty', but the whole thing has been negated because, once the rubber suction bracket has been slid onto the top of the camera, it is impossible to get the thing off again without potentially breaking it (it's made of plastic) meaning that, when the camera is in the pouch, I can't close the flap! Overall, this camera is good and will no doubt do an appropriate job with any 'cover-your-back' situations in relation to spurious 'accidents' and 'whiplash' claims by others. I would have given full marks had it not been for that rubber suction bracket refusing to be detached after use.
Date published: 2015-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Next Base 202 Maplins web site states that the 202 has GPS....Nope does not...Bad form.? The USB power connector is at the top of the unit so if you have a sloping windscreen it wont fit and the cable hangs down over the lens or the screen. I purchased a 10 speed SD Card for recording because of the fast write speed however time laps is an issue. Taking it back today!!
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed The unit I received was faulty so I had to send it back. I am currently waiting for the replacement unit to arrive
Date published: 2016-08-26
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Resolution 720p
Viewing angle 120 °
Screen size 2.7 "
Video format AVI
Zoom Yes - electronic
IR (night Vision) Yes. 8 LEDs
Audio Yes
G-Force sensor Yes
GPS sensor No
Internal memory n/a
Compatible memory cards Up to 32 GB Full size SD
Video output HDMI / AV out
Computer connection USB
Battery Yes 180 mAh 20 mins recording
Charge cable length 4 m
Recording time 4 hours
Loop recording Yes
Frames per second 30 fps
Black out monitor Yes
Date / Time stamp Yes

Can the battery be replaced ?

Asked by: Ely19
No, this is not made to be replaced.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-09-18

Sd card saying error Ive taken it out & put a new one in. Still getting error-- what's wrong

Asked by: Storm
The card needs to be formatted in the device prior to use.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-02

Can this be used to record internal view of the car. will suction mounting allow it to reverse. taxi driver looking to add security when driving with passengers

Asked by: barthez
Unfortunately not this item would not be suitable.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-03-26

Hi I have recently brought two of these from your stevernage shop Iam have trouble keeping the time and date set I have charged both for 4 hours from the usb charger in the hose

Asked by: Driving me mad
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9757 or email
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-03-02

Hi there.. Do you know if this dash cam interferes with the dab radio? I bught one online but returned it as the dab radio went off when the cam was turned on?

Asked by: Chris K
This should not cause any issues with a DAB radio.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-02-10

The first question refers to overnight recording, your answer is no, but the spec says the camera has "parking mode, activated by optical motion sensors" so how does this work?

Asked by: Shaun 285
Below, please see the explanation of the parking mode ; Some dash cams with this feature will automatically engage parking mode when they detect that the ignition has been turned off. To save on memory and power consumption the camera will usually engage a motion detection function and only record video when it detects movement, such as a car or a pedestrian passing within it’s field of view. Also, if the camera detects that the car has moved, either from a collision, or by someone tampering with it, it will again record a video to capture as much evidence as possible.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2017-05-18

Would this camera record movement in front of the car when parked at night?

Asked by: JDLondon
No but the one in the link below will if the car is hit setting off the G sensor
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-08-20

Why does my 202 keeps videoing with a green caste to the films

Asked by: poprivet
This service is open for frequently asked questions, In order for us to best assist you with any issue you may have with a product please contact our technical team on the details below: 0333 400 9757 or email
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17
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