Xiaomi MiJia Car DVR Camera

My wife brought me a Xiaomi Mijia Car DVR camera as my birthday gift. This is the 1st time I installed a DVR camera in my car.

Features:

  • 1/2.9-inch Sony IMX323 CMOS sensor with 2.19 megapixels
  • 1920 x 1080 maximum resolution
  • 160 degree wide angle
  • 3-inch LCD panel
  • G-sensor for detecting incidents
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and smartphone app control

Packages Content:

  • 1 x Xiaomi mijia 1080P Car DVR
  • 1 x Car Charger
  • 1 x Holder
  • 2 x Electrostatic Paste
  • 1 x L-bend USB Cable
  • 1 x Crowbar
  • 1 x Standby Sticker
  • 1 x Chinese Manual

Installation:

Clean mirror, paste electrostatic paste on the mirror. Paste the holder on the electrostatic paste. Use crowbar to hide the car charger wire in the door rubber .

Pros:

  • Setup simple, install new micro SD card, plug power and it will start recording
  • Menu/User interface straightforward
  • Touch button
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • No extra features except G-sensor
  • Built in battery does not last long
  • Menu/Interface in Chinese language only
  • Wifi hotspot password is fixed
  • No suction mount
  • No dedicate App

Once connected the camera to pc, it will recognized as removable disk.



The video clip file is created every 2 minutes, file size around 230MB. The files will be created as a loop cycle where old file will be replaced by new file. G-sensor or emergency event video clips will be stored in another “EVENT” folder where the files will not be recycle.

Recommended to use class 10 or above micro SD memory card.

  • 16GB – 1.5 hours video clips
  • 32GB – 3 hours video clips
  • 64GB – 6 hours video clips

Overall, the installation & setup is very simple, nothing much to change. I’ve found out that when connected my android phone to the cam wifi hotspot, the Mi Home App able to detect it, but when connect it and downloading data, it always cannot complete successfully…Not sure what is going on…And the app require to sign in in order to use…

Mijia is an entry level car DVR camera. The video quality is ok to me, but so-so in high contrast screen.

Below is the footage of the video clip.

Morning

Afternoon

Dawn

Night

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