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PAPAGO! P3 Dashcam Review

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Closer Look: PAPAGO! P3 Dashcam

The PAPAGO! P3 Dashcam comes with a suction-cup windshield mount, a power adapter that plugs into your 12V accessory outlet, and a 16GB SDHD memory card. The cord on the adapter is long enough to connect to an adapter in the rear seat of your car.

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The P3 Dashcam is rather chunky; it looks rather like an old CRT-based computer monitor.

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On the camera’s left side is the SDHD card slot and the power switch. When the power switch is on, it partially covers the SD card slot so the card can’t accidentally be removed.

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The right side of the unit has a USB Mini-B plug (for power) and an HDMI connector if you want to play the recorded video on a TV or monitor.

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This rather large lens provides a 130° field of view and full HD (1920×1080) recording.

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Under the 2.4″, 320×240 pixel screen are four buttons. The leftmost button nominally turns recording on and off, but all of the buttons are also used to make selections from on-screen menus.

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The documentation comprises a product registration card and a multi-lingual Quick Start Guide.

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Let’s see how this camera works in the next section.


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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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