Apr 19, 2015

Philips Driving Camera CVR300 - Finally the one

 Philips Driving Camera CVR300 - logo
Our first purchase of a car camera was a horrible failure. So for our second purchase we decided to go for a more reputable brand.

On 5th April, we saw walking at Ikano Power Centre (IPC) and Popular Bookstore was having a Fair on the ground floor, and we saw one of their concessionaire called Ascom. They were selling projectors, storage devices and car camcorders. They had three models available;
  • CVR700 (RM499) - has a built in GPS logger
  • CVR300 (RM399) - has a rotatable camera
  • CVR200 (RM369)

My first instinct was to check the prices online, and I had the Lazada mobile app installed. From my previous posting you’ll noticed I’d made numerous purchases online as it was more economical, but this time I was shocked.

Philips Driving Camera CVR300 - sold online.

Lessons here:
  • Not everything sold online is cheaper from physical stores.
  • Don’t believe the claims of so called ‘discounts’ - do more survey & comparison.

Philips Driving Camera CVR300 - description of the product.

Hence our second purchase of a car camcorder is the Philips Car Driving Recorder CVR300 for RM399.00. On top of already great price, we gotten 3 x RM10 book vouchers from Popular (there was an ongoing promotion for every RM120 spent, a RM10 voucher will be given).

Here are the videos of the Unboxing, and Usage experience;

[Updated, 20 April 2015] Here are some sample videos that have been uploaded unto YouTube.

The videos were not edited in anyway prior to uploading to YouTube. The camera was set to record at Full HD 1920x1080 30fps 16:9. Time stamp enabled. Audio disabled.
If you wish to view the original video files, please click here.

Here is the list of the Philips Car Driving Camera model CVR300 detail specifications;
Video Quality
  • Full HD(1920x1080p) at 30 fps
  • HD (1280 x 720p) at 60 fps
  • AAC Audio compression
  • H.264 video compression
  • MP4 files format
Photo Resolution
  • 5MP

Picture resolution: 12/8/5/3MP

Lens & Sensor
Lens: 4G Wide Angle
Sensor: 1:3.2 inch, 5MP CMOS
File format: MP4
Video format: H.264 video compression, AAC Audio compression

Recorder features
Video loop recording: 3/5/10 min
Motion Detect function
Record auto start at power on
Auto save at power off
Microphone mute in recording
Date stamp

Lens & Sensor
Lens: 4G Wide Angle
Sensor: 1:3.2 inch, 5MP CMOS
File format: MP4
Video format: H.264 video compression, AAC Audio compression

Resolution: 480(RGB) x 240
Auto screen switch off: off/1/3/5min
LCD size: 2"

Digital Storage
Recording Media: Micro SD card (class 6 or higher, up to 32GB)

USB: Mini-USB port
HDMI: 1080i/720p
Microphone: Stereo directional microphone
Speaker: Built-in

Battery & Power
Charge Time: 10min
Power supply: 5.5V DC
Backup battery: Built-in 300mAh lithium battery
Life: 2 Min for last capture backup

Product dimensions (WxDxH): 50 x 25.5 x 100 mm
Product weight (g): 55.5 g

Accessories included
User Manual
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
Suction cup mount
USB cable
Car Charger: 12V Power adapter with 2.5m long cable


  1. How's the image like when travelling at 110km/h? Shaky, or steady? Coz sometimes, shit happens on the highway...

    1. Greetings Julian, there are samples in the playlist where we were driving on the North-South highway & NKVE.
      The videos traveling on the highway at 110km/h are quite good. However there was two samples videos where it was raining AND there were no street lights on the highway - that weren't clear.

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