The Quelima SQ20 Mini Dashcam can snap photos with the built-in 1.2MP sensor in 1080P resolution and record videos in Full HD at 30 frames per second. As far as usual and as far as known. Thanks to 8 built-in infrared LEDs, the Quelima SQ13 should be able to deliver an above-average picture at night at a distance of 3 to 5 meters in its price range. The viewing angle of the Mini Dashcam is 155°. Sound of the tiny can also record via an integrated microphone.
The Mini Dashcam dwarf of Quelima SQ20 is just 11.00 x 11.00 x 4.50 cm small and weighs only 10 grams. Thanks to the WLAN connection, you can conveniently control and configure the Quelima SQ20 via the app. As usual, the Dashcam can record videos in the loop in which the required MicroSD memory card is fully described for the first time and then continuously overwrite the oldest recordings.
On the other hand, the small Quelima SQ20 Dashcam does not have a G-sensor or parking space monitoring. In this price range counts only the recording function. The built-in battery provides 300mAh and should provide for a running time of 90 minutes, unless the Dashcam is powered by USB. A car holder is included. An underwater housing is optional and is NOT included.
On the basis of existing video reviews can be seen already a very good video quality in view of the price. If you are looking for a simple dashcam with decent video quality and usable night photography, it certainly does not do much wrong considering the price.
Even if you do not expect, especially at the small price, the camera can convince quite. Ok, the picture quality is not absolutely intoxicating for the compact design of the camera but that is absolutely fine. Clearly it lacks sharpness, colors and details, but the FHD recordings are consistently useful. The enclosed magnetic mount can be used quickly and comfortably in the cockpit of the vehicle, but is on slippery roads after a few minutes but also already slipped. For a permanent use in the car, it is not suitable so readily.
Much more fun then actually makes the infrared night shot in the floor darkness creates an absolutely bright and clear picture. One does not even see the hand in front of one’s eyes, on the pictures one has a good illumination and the indicated, 3-5 meters visibility are also realistic.
The operation goes once you understand it, also very easy by the hand. After switching on with the big button, the small camera needs a few seconds until you can start recording with the small button on the left side. The LEDs will then light up and show the status. If I hold the small button during the recording, I switch the infrared sensors on and this is indicated by a yellow LED.
Since you rarely see what you record you can also use the in-house app, which is kept very simple and simple. Occasionally she gets stuck or renounces the WLAN connection. A restart of the camera and the app helps but very quickly.
There you have the possibility to save pictures and videos directly on the phone (left margin) or via inserted micro SD card to start recording (right edge). The transfer to the paired smartphone also works surprisingly well and with only a minimal delay in the presentation.
A recording of the sound is also done, but this is pretty quiet and not superior in quality but useful. In addition, there is an asynchronous recording / playback, with an editing program you can, of course, fix and move the audio track to the right place. The advertised motion detectors, however, does not exist. But even without the camera makes a lot of fun.
For the narrow price you get here a solid, very handy, compact Quelima SQ20 camera with a really good night vision modes. Anyone who likes to create creative interesting shots here will have his pure joy.