Dashboard cameras are something that you buy as preparation for a time when you might need it. It could be used as proof when involved in an accident, for documentation purposes, and, when someone counterflows and blocks your way, you can upload the clip for the world to see.
What we have here is the Vico-Marcus 4 from Taiwanese company Vicovation and was released back in 2014. It has some interesting features such as recording on 21:9 (read 21 is to 9) ratio at 2560 x 1080p.
Design and Construction
The Vico-Marcus 4 has a boxy form factor. Just like the HP f310 dash cam that we reviewed, it sports a rectangular case but this one has a thicker body compared to HP’s. The entire shell is made of plastic with the sensor sticking out in the middle.
At the back is where the 2-inch display is found for adjusting the settings and reviewing the recorded clips. It has 5 buttons for emergency recording, normal recording, options, sound, and power. They also act as navigational buttons when on the settings menu.
A microSD card slot is found on the left face of the device. Vico-Marcus 4 supports up to 128GB of external storage but keep in mind that it only accepts class 10 cards for easy reading/writing of data.
Connectivity ports are on the right side, with USB 2.0 for power, HDMI for hooking it up to a bigger screen, and another port for connecting a GPS module since it doesn’t have one built-in.
The package includes the dashboard camera, a suction mount, and the 4-meter cigar car charger. There are other accessories for Marcus 4 but you need to shell out extra money for it. There’s a CPL filter, a quick-mount bracket, and a separate GPS mouse.
- Quick-mounting bracket (Php700)
- 52mm CPL filter to reduce glares and reflection (Php1,500)
- GPS mouse for Smart Warning features (Php1,780)