Looks like I’m a bit late to the party – Vicovation a popular Taiwanese manufacturer of dash cameras has launched on September 10th a new lineup of cameras in addition to a redesigned website. The Vico-TF series is their new generation of camera, smaller and more functional while packing a whole host of upgrades over the older Vico-DS2 model.
Their premium TF2 continues to work at 75C (167F) compared to 65C in their cheaper models. Vicovation also poked fun at Korean manufacturers in the process . “有鑑於精巧的韓國機在亞熱帶遇到的散熱問題” roughly translated means “Due to the failure of Korean cameras in subtropical conditions there might be problems with heat dispersion”.
The cheaper Vico-TF1 is a smaller version of the older DS2 model with a battery for a quick record while parked.
Features found below:
I also found their quick release bracket quite interesting, so now you have a choice of three mounts to use (tape, windshield and quick release). It’s looks easy to use, on the other it leaves a giant plastic shroud (does this scream steal me – or will people think it’s a cell phone holder?).
Both are currently slated for release in October 2012.