Genius DVR-FHD568 Vehicle Recorder Review


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Genius DVR-FHD568 Vehicle Recorder Review

By Olin Coles

Manufacturer: KYE Systems Corporation
Product Name: Slim Style Wide Angle Vehicle Recorder
Model Number: DVR-FHD568
Part Number: 32300115101
UPC: 091163246251 EAN: 4710268246251
Price As Tested: $103.26 (Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Genius.

Not all that long ago Benchmark Reviews tested the Genius DVR-FHD590, which received high marks for it’s clear picture and wide viewing angle. The minds at Genius went right back to work implementing our suggested improvements into their latest dash camera; replacing the distracting LED lamp with six-layer glass lens and high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor technology. In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the Genius DVR-FHD568 Vehicle Recorder. Featuring wide-angle 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second, the Genius DVR-FHD568 Slim Style Wide Angle Vehicle Recorder uses a large f/2.4 lens aperture paired to an 8-Megapixel 1/2.7″ CMOS image sensor to capture the sharpest details.

The streets are a dangerous place for motorists, and heavy traffic congestion adds as much risk to long trips as it does to short commutes. Defensive driving will help prevent some accidents, but the daily drive to and from work is wrought with random chance and uncertainty. It’s not a question of if you’ll be involved in an accident, 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 their drivers with blame, simply because they lack solid evidence to prove otherwise. Now you can capture that proof on video whenever someone is behind the wheel, and let the camera serve as your witness should an accident ever happen.


The Genius DVR-FHD568 Full-HD 140° Wide Angle Vehicle Recorder captures crisp and clear 1920x1080p video that helps drivers protect themselves with reliable evidence in the case of an unforeseen accident.


  • 1/2.7“ CMOS Sensor
  • Fixed Focus F2.4 Four-Layer Lens
  • 4” panel display
  • G-Sensor
  • Focus Range: Normal: 1.5m to ∞
  • Car security recorder, DSC and playback modes
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 to 30fps or 1280 x 720 at 60fps
  • Supports up to 32GB micro SDHC Micro SD
  • Battery : 420mAh Li-polymer
  • DV mode: AVI
  • Mini HDMI/USB port and DC IN


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  1. John Naylor

    In future reviews one of the “features” I think would be welcomed if the Dash Cam’s ability to record encounters with law enforcement personnel and the units ability and how easy it is to reorient the field of view to record same along with

    1. Olin Coles

      I’m not sure I understand your request. These cameras will record whatever they’re focused at, so long as they have power to remain operational. As far as reorienting that focus, I think this would be subjective to the individual and their placement of the device. A camera situated under the rear-view mirror of a car is easily turned, whereas a camera set off in far corner of the windshield would not be reachable.

  2. glenn

    John, check Youtube for some great video of day and night recordings of this camera. This cam I bought for myself. I also purchased a Cobra 820 dash cam for my wife, another excellent choice. I wanted to buy the two cameras and compare them myself. They are both very good cameras. I will buy an extra one, either or and toss it in the closet encase one of them fail me.

    I kept buying the cheap ones from Asia. They are garbage.

  3. Malc

    I am having problems opening the menu to set the cam, no matter what I do it will not open.

    1. Olin Coles

      Plug it into your computer or a USB wall charger for an hour, and then try. The battery might be dead, the adapter might not be working, or the unit itself is broken.

  4. Ashley

    Thanks very much for writing this review.
    I’ve been looking for a camera to place in my school bus to capture vehicles that run my stop sign while kids are boarding and leaving the bus (happens way too often, sadly). Of all the features I’m looking for in a camera, being able to capture the license plate is the most important thing. This is the first review I’ve read that actually specifies that the 590 is able to do this. Thanks again.

  5. seabear

    The quick guide does not explain very well. Is there a slow guide? (Like for old farts.)

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