Maisi M85 Dash Cam

Maisi M85 Dash Cam

£44.99
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My Rating

8.0/10

Pros

  • Great Value
  • Easy to Use
  • Good Clear Recordings
  • Universal Use

Cons

  • Basic Functions

The Maisi M85 Dash Cam is equipped with 6 layers of 4-megapixel lens, creating high luminance flux videos during both day and night.

The camera features automatic incident detection (Advanced G-Sensor) with customizable sensitivity settings. When an incident, like hard braking or a collision is detected, the built-in 3-axis G-Sensor will detect impact and automatically trigger emergency recording, which will not be overwritten.

The Maisi M85 is equipped with double-exposure merging technology.  It merges 60fps into a 30fps video resulting in much better image quality.

Retail Packaging.

The Maisi M85 camera comes neatly packaged in a Grey cardboard box with product images and specifications printed on it.  The box measures 15.0cm x 10.0cm x 7.5cm and weighs 260g.

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Packaging of the Maisi M85 – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Contents.

Upon opening the Maisi M85 box you will find the following items. 1x Dash Cam, 1x Car Charging Cable, 1x USB Cable, 1x Windscreen Bracket, and a set of English written user instructions.

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Contents of the Maisi M85 – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Maisi M85 Dash Cam.

The Maisi M85 is small, compact and a stylish looking dash cam.  The camera is Black and is made from plastic.  The camera itself measures 7.0cm x 6.0cm x 2.5cm and weighs 75g.

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Product Image of the Maisi M85 – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

To start using the Maisi M85 you need to purchase a TF/Micro memory card as one is not included, and the camera can support a card upto 32GB and it’s recommended to purchase a class 10 or above card.

Next you need to insert the memory card into the Maisi M85 camera by sliding the power button to the off position and inserting the card correctly with the gold contacts facing upward to the LCD screen.

The next stage is to fit the Maisi M85 to the windscreen itself, this is a simple process with minimal effort, you just need to click the bracket onto the camera and put the suction cup onto the glass and secure.

To adjust the positioning of the Maisi M85 camera you need to loosen the nut by hand that is located on the bracket and the camera will freely move in any direction, when you’re happy with the position you simply tighten up the nut again.

The next stage is to plug the power lead into your car’s cigarette power socket and plug the other end into the camera, the supplied car charger measures 400cm and can be easily tucked and hidden away into the interior of your car.

Now you just need to slide the power button to the on position and the Maisi M85 will start recording.

Using the Maisi M85 Camera.

I found using the Maisi M85 camera to be really simple and easy.  The camera is self-explanatory and requires little or no knowledge of technology in order to be used.

With only 4 buttons underneath the LCD screen the Maisi M85 is simple to understand.

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Image of the Maisi M85 – Image Source – Maisi (Subject to Copyright)

When in use you can take a photographic snapshot by simply pressing the down button located underneath of the LCD screen.

The menu button is the first button on the left and brings up multiple menu settings, this allows you to set the date/time, recording duration, and other user personal settings.

The LCD screen produces excellent picture quality and measures 4.7cm x 3.5cm.

The recording of the Maisi M85 was simply brilliant, the quality was fantastic and every detail from car number plates to shop displays was visible in high definition images.

The battery once unplugged from a charging source lasts around 30-40 minutes.

The suction cup on the bracket is also good quality too, it sticks really well to the windscreen without falling off.

I tested the emergency recording by simply pressing the OK button on the camera and it saved onto the SD card.

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Emergency Button of the Maisi M85 – Image Source – Maisi (Subject to Copyright)

Another feature of the Maisi M85 is the HDMI out port located on the side of the camera, connect any HDMI cable to this and you can watch your recording on your television or other device.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand: Maisi
  • Model: Car Dashboard Camera
  • Model Code: M85
  • Colour: Black
  • EAN: N/A
  • ASIN: B01DDK3RZ8
  • Image Sensor: 1/3″ CMOS Sensor
  • Effective Pixels: 2688 (H) x 1520 (V)
  • Storage Media: Micro SDHC, upto 32GB class 10 or above
  • LCD Display: 2.4″ LCD Colour TFT (262K Pixels)
  • Lens: Wide Angle Fixed Focus Lens F/2.0, f=2.6mm
  • Focus Range: 0.5m ~ Infinity
  • Shutter: Electronic Shutter Auto: 1/2 ~ 1/2000 sec.
  • G-Sensor: 3-Axis G-Force Sensor
  • ISO: Auto
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Microphone: Yes
  • Speaker: Yes
  • Connection: Mini USB
  • Battery: Built-In 470mAH Li-Polymer Rechargeable
  • Operating Temperature: 0° ~ 50° C
  • Operating Humidity: 20 ~ 70% RH
  • Storage Temperature: -20° ~ 80° C
  • Compliance: CE, FCC, RoHS

Conclusion.

I really like this dash cam from Maisi, it’s so simple to set up and use and produces high quality video footage.  I cannot praise this little camera enough.  Purchasing this camera is highly recommended.

If you want the Maisi M85 Dash Cam for yourself, it’s available for purchase only on Amazon. The RRP for this product is £35.99.

Product sample provided by Maisi in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.


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