Street Guardian SG9663DC Dual Channel Dash Camera Review
One more dashcam that is included in the criteria for high end, is Street Guardian SG9663DC dual channel.
Using the Novatek 96663 Processor and the Sony IMX291 STARVIS CMOS Sensor for exceptional visuals.
The front and rear cameras are capable of recording in 1080p (full HD) at 30 fps.
Comes with a GPS feature, which is good because some cameras require additional purchases for this.
Additional StarVis 1080P sensors with rear-side illumination are pinned for high-quality night vision.
This camera is available with a 64GB SD card but there is an option to upgrade to 128GB, 256GB or 400GB SD cards. Like most other cameras, the SG9663DC has loop recording, G sensors, and file protection.
Released in November 2017, the SG9663DC Street Guardian is a front & rear car camera that takes a different approach from its competitors, Street Guardian does not aim to embed as many advanced features as possible, such as Wi-Fi and cloud view:
But, they focus on reliability, usability, and image quality.
SG9663DC records the best video quality. At 1080p (1920 × 1080) video resolution front and back at 30 frames per second, the 15Mbps bit rate for each channel.
The quality of the video recordings is of very good quality, with details that can be read like a vehicle’s license plate even when you are driving, either in the day or night.
Street Guardian SG9663DC Specs
|Lens:||7 Element, Metal chassis, Glass lens, IR cut, 127° viewing angle|
|CMOS sensor||Sony Exmor R (Front) Sony Exmor (Rear)|
|Video resolution||Full HD 1080P at 30fps @ selectable 12/15/18Mbit/sec – both front & rear camera.)|
|Video format||H.264 compression, MP4 format|
|LCD display||The 2.0-inch HD TFT screen|
|Microphone and Speaker||Built-in|
|Storage media||MicroSD card, Minimum 32GB Class10 recommended, 400GB maximum*|
|Cycle Recording||Selectable Menu – 1 min/2min/3 min/5 min|
|Date and time stamp video:||Supported|
|User selectable speed display||Supported|
|Custom user text||Supported|
|Soft shutdown||Supported, the last file save and soft shutdown|
|Screen saver||Supported, menu selectable – 5 min, 3 min, 1 min, 30sec, 15sec, 5sec|
|Night mode:||Wide dynamic range (WDR)|
|Built-in G-sensor||Yes, with adjustable sensitivity|
|Incident file protect||Automatic by G-Sensor/Manual emergency by one touch button|
|Exposure compensation||Menu selectable -2.0 to 2.0|
|Language:||English/Spanish/Russian/Portuguese/German/Italian/Japanese/French/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese|
|Power supply:||Fail-safe Super Capacitor|
|RTC (Real Time Clock||Supported|
|Dimensions Front||85 x 52 x 35mm (excluding the bracket)|
|Unit Net Weight Front||75g|
|Dimensions Rear||50 x 52 x 25mm (excluding the bracket)|
|Unit Net Weight Rear||35g|
Street Guardian SG9663DC Design
With a wedge-shaped design, this high-end dashcam may be for some drivers an unattractive dash cam, but lately, some dashcam have been made with the shape of a wedge, maybe this is a trending market.
A small 2.0 inch TFT screen may not help much. Viewing footage directly on the screen is definitely not the best way to use this dash camera.
However, one reason that makes this dashcam interesting about design is its compact size and dark color scheme, which makes this camera less flashy from the outside.
Street Guardian SG9663DC In The Box
Maybe the price of this dashcam is not cheap, but it is comparable to the results of its record, when you buy this product in the box it will be mentioned below;
- Street Guardian SG9663DC Dash Cam of course
- CPL Lens Filter (anti-glare)
- Cable clip
- GPS antenna
- Rear camera bracket
- Rear camera unit
- Plastic cutting tools to slip cables
- Extension of the mounting cable 90 degrees
- Strap to remove the adhesive stand from the windshield
- Car charger cable
- 6 meters long cable
- 3M VHB backup adhesive tape for GPS modules
- Windshield cleaning wipes
- Card and microSD adapter
- Backup 3M VHB adhesive tape for rear mounted cameras
- Main camera mounting bracket
- Main camera mounting bracket (thin)
- Eva foam pads
- OTG & USB PC micro USB memory card reader
Street Guardian SG9663DC Feature
Street Guardian SG9663DC software and recording capabilities are truly extraordinary. The Novatek 96663 processor completes this dash cam and is equipped with the Sony Exmor Sensor (used for both cameras).
Street Guardian SG9663DC has 7 strong lens elements and an additional IR cut filter to provide the best quality, both during the day and night.
This processor is strong enough to withstand recording capabilities. Even though the environment is not light enough, the video recorded by the unit is extraordinary.
You can easily see all the details in a dark underground parking space, in the dark lane or outside your window when there is limited visibility outside.
For the GPS feature, it is available but with an external artificial one equipped with Ublox 720 made on the Switzerland chipset, obtaining signals very quickly, no matter whether you drive in a city or an area with less signal.
Street Guardian is popular with creating high-quality simple products that have clear goals. With Street Guardian SG9663DC, the main goal is to prioritize the quality of recordings.
Maybe the lack of features of this dashboard camera and makes it not a dashcam of premium products. However, perhaps many users will be amazed by the quality of the recording, ease of installation and ease of use.
Good technical support is also the reason why one dash cam is the best as a criterion. In terms of features, SG9663DC comes with large StarVis pixels, BSI capabilities (back side lights up), clips on CPL, Android USB card readers, 64GB SD card included, GPS registrar, and one year warranty.
This Dash cam has no built-in WiFi connection and there is no companion application to share your video without removing the SD card.
If this Wi-Fi feature is considered important, then maybe you will consider another camera that supports it. Although this feature is not needed, this feature is still good to have. Overall, this does not make or damage the camera
This dash cam does not have a g sensor for its parking mode, only for normal recording. Thus if something crashes into your car when the camera is parked, the camera will not feel it.
Maybe this is not a problem for certain people, but it could be when parking in a crowded place will encounter this problem.
For audio, it is also rather low when comparing Street Guardian with other cameras.
Street Guardian SG9663DC Sample Footage
With prices around 290$ Street Guardian SG9663DC has managed to surprise its fans with a simple but reliable product that does its job perfectly, the company is based in Australia. With the support of the Sony IMX291 CMOS Sensor, the Novatek processor, IR cut filter, StarVis sensor with BSI and a large original pixel ensure that you will get the most out of every recording. The 64 GB card is available free in the package to attract drivers to try this innovative cam dashboard. Perhaps the weak side of this dashcam is a feature of flaws because the goal of the creator is to prioritize the quality of the recording, so the quality of the video quality of the Street Guardian is undoubtedly about its superiority
- Excellent picture during dual cam use
- Easy to clean from debris; dust doesn't stick to the camera
- Simple and fast installation; can be finished in minutes
- Discreet design makes your camera less noticeable
- No Wi-fi
- Refresh rate is regressed to 30 FPS when both cams are used simultaneously