Dashcams are video cameras that continuously record the surroundings through the front and rear windows of the vehicle. The recorded material can be used as evidence in the event of a traffic accident, for example. If vandalism damages your vehicle while parked, dash cams with video and image credits can also be very helpful. Alpine offers two high-end cameras with additional driver assistance functions (DVR-F800PRO & DVR-C320S) and two standard systems (DVR-F200 & DVR-C310S). Optional rear view camera systems are also available for both models (for camper vans and cars).
Download the Alpine Dashcam Viewer for PC or MAC in the support area below to view your recordings on your PC.
In this video, we would like to give you a brief overview of the most important functions of the Alpine DashCams.
Alpine DashCams record in 1080p Full HD at 30 frames per second and feature Sony image sensors for outstanding recording quality in the dark. GPS and geospatial information as well as the vehicle speed are also recorded simultaneously.
The Sony Exmor R STARVIS image sensor of the DVR-F800PRO offers rich colors and optimal resolution. STARVIS technology improves sensitivity in low light conditions by providing optimal image quality in the visible area and near infrared range, enabling clear images in low light environments.
As soon as you have started the engine from your vehicle, the dash cam automatically begins recording. Recorded videos are stored in one-minute segments with an automatic rhythm and overwritten again. In the event of an accident, the Active Impact Monitoring system automatically stores the video data 10 seconds before and after a collision. Storage is triggered by the 3-axis acceleration sensor.
Alpine DashCams have an integrated (or external) GPS receiver that allows you to accurately determine the location and routes of the vehicle based on the vehicle speed on the map. GPS information helps you accurately assess the status of an accident by specifying the vehicle speed, the direction of the collision and the severity of the collision. The GPS position can be displayed on the digital map in the dash cam viewer.
Alpine's high-end DashCams are equipped with many innovative technologies that support you while driving and warn you of dangers. The lane departure warning warns you if your vehicle leaves its lane, a collision warning warns you of vehicles ahead or gives a signal when the car in front moves on again. You can also use a speed camera database via the DashCams and receive warnings if you approach a speed camera.
Serious accidents can be significantly reduced with the right safety distance. The collision and rear-end collision warning system of the DVR-F800PRO and DVR-C320S calculates the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front in real time. A 3-stage warning system supports you on motorways from 30 km/h or in city traffic below 30 km/h.
The Alpine DashCam PC Viewer is a free download tool that allows you to view and display your recorded videos and important information such as GPS locations, collision sensor data and speed at the time of recording. Available for Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS 10.x
From January 2021, Alpine will expand its portfolio of dash cams with new entry-level and high-end models. The high-end model DVR-C320S offers very helpful new features:
Head Unit Link allows the DashCam to be connected to a compatible Alpine Navi system to display recordings, a live view, or the control menu on the Alpine screen. This function was often desired by customers and we were now able to implement it.
The new drive-on warning system of the DVR-C320S (in conjunction with the rear camera) warns the driver if the following vehicle drives too tightly. This should help to identify dangerous situations and prevent accidents.
Dashcamtest.de put the Alpine DVR-F800PRO through its paces and made an official purchase recommendation:
"The Alpine DVR-F800PRO is a professional dash cam with fast GPS and cloud functions. Above all, the test surprises her with a high level of reliability."
Read the full test report here: