PAPAGO! GoSafe 272 Dashcam GS272-US Review
By Olin Coles
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Papago.
It is my opinion that in-vehicle cameras have become a necessity for modern drivers. The streets are a dangerous place for motorists, with heavy traffic congestion and driver distractions adding risk to everything from long trips to short commutes. Defensive driving will help prevent some accidents, but every moment after getting into the vehicle is wrought with random chance and uncertainty. It’s never been a question of if you’ll someday be involved in an traffic accident or the victim or violent road rage, it’s a question of when.
You can never know when someone might run a red light as you enter the intersection, or suffer a tire failure that sends them out of control. Insurance companies tend to penalize all drivers involved, simply because they lack solid evidence to prove innocence or guilt. Now you can capture that proof on video whenever someone is behind the wheel, and let the camera serve as your witness should any incident ever occur. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the PAPAGO! GoSafe 272 Dashcam.
The PAPAGO! GoSafe 272 dashboard camera features a glass lens with high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor technology that records wide-angle 1080p video at 30 frames per second. The GoSafe 272 ultra-slim lightweight vehicle recorder utilizes a large f/2.4 lens aperture paired to an 2-Megapixel 1/3″ CMOS image sensor identical to Apple’s iPhone 5S that captures the sharpest photo details.
The PAPAGO! GoSafe 272 Dashcam captures crisp and clear 1920x1080p video that helps drivers protect themselves with reliable evidence in the case of an unforeseen accident.
LCD Display: 2.4″ LCD color screen
Image Sensor: 2MP 1/3″ CMOS Sensor
Main Chip: 2014 New Altek wafers
Camera Lens: 140° wide viewing angle
Lens structure: Full HD Illumination Sensor, glass lens
G-Sensor: Triaxial 8G
Video Format: 1080p 30 FPS, 720p 60 FPS, 720p 30 FPS, H264 .avi file format
Storage Memory: Class 10 MicroSDHC card (8GB Min-32GB Max)
HDMI Port: HDMI 1.3 1080p output
USB Port: USB 2.0
LED Instruction Light: Red and green indicator light
Internal Battery: Li-Polymer 420 mAh
Power Supply: 12-24V DC input, 5V/1A output
Power Consumption: 4.75V~5.25V / 1A
Operating Temperature: 14°~149°F/ -10°~65°C
Storage Temperature: -4°~158°F
Dimension: 2.1″ x 3.2″ x 0.5″
Weight: 60 grams, 0.14 LBS