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PAPAGO! P3 Dashcam Review

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PAPAGO! P3 Dash Camera Review

By David Ramsey

Manufacturer: PAPAGO, Inc.
Product Name: P3 Dashcam
Model Number: P3-US
UPC: 840494116302 
Price As Tested: $224.52 (Amazon)

Full Disclosure: PAPAGO! Inc. provided the product sample used in this article.

Do you need a dash camera? They’re quite common outside of the United States (especially in Russia). These small digital video cameras attach to your windshield or dashboard and continually record video as you drive. Their main purpose is to provide evidence in case of an accident,

The PAPAGO! P3 Dashcam is the company’s top-of-the-line dashboard camera unit, with many extra features beyond just recording what it sees out the windshield. Its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) includes Stop and Go, LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System)  and FCWS (Front Collision Warning System), as well as a number of other capabilities.

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Unlike many other Dashcams, the P3 comes equipped with a screen, which can display either the real-time video as it’s being recorded, as well as the time, date, a simple GPS map, and the menu system for viewing and setting the camera’s various options.

Dashcam Features

  • Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) including Stop and Go, LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System)  and FCWS (Front Collision Warning System)
  • Supports Driver Fatigue Alarm which drivers can set up the alarm for resting for long hour drive.
  • Device alerts you when headlights are necessary for driving conditions
  • Built-in map shows current location
  • Embedded GPS. Record coordinates, speed, direction and dates while driving.
  • Built-in G-sensor supports video file backup when an accident happens
  • Supports digital WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) and full HD 1080p high resolution video recording
  • Supports screen capture
  • Auto turn on once engine starts
  • HDMI output supports HDTV playback
  • Supports low and high temperature protection

P3 Specifications

LCD Display  2.4″, 320 x 240 pixels
Image Sensor  Aptina 3.5 mega pixels 1/3″ CMOS sensor
Lens  130 degree wide angle
Lens Structure  6 glass elements + IR filter
GPS Receiver  U-blox 6 latest GPS module Ceramic antenna 25 x 25 x 4 mm
G-Sensor  Yaw / Pitch / Roll G sensor
Video Format  1080p30 / .TS (AVC/H.264)
Storage Memory  SDHD card, 32MB maximum
HDMI  HDMI 1.3
USB USB 2.0
LED Indicators Red and green indicators
Power Supply 12-24V DC input, 5V/1 amp output
Power Consumption  4.75-5.25V, 1 amp
Operating Temperature  32° – 158° F
Storage Temperature -4° – 176° F
Dimensions 3.75″ x 2.5″ x 2.4″
Weight  0.3 lbs

Let’s take a look at this interesting camera on the next page.


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2 comments

  1. Caring1

    I’d hazard a guess that the “backup” button is for backing up info on the SD card to your computer.

  2. David Ramsey

    You may well be correct. It would be nice if it were actually documented in the manual.

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