The HP F210 is one of the few dashboard cameras from a well known brand. It’s produced by a Chinese producer that rebrands it for a variety of businesses.
One good thing about this camera is that some significant retailers are taking it in the United States and Canada. The camera records 1080p at 30 frames per second and has very excellent video quality throughout the day and over average video quality at night. Night quality is slightly worse than the better NT96650+Aptina AR0330 cameras such as the the GT680W, RX300, etc.. Check these: Best dash cam reviews 2018
The camera is based on the Ambarella iOne chip and Aptina 3135 CMOS detector. Not much info on this Aptina 3135 sensor can be obtained but the specs seem very like the popular Aptina AR0330. If that’s true, this camera is probably not providing true WDR (Wide Dynamic Range).
Overall build quality is very good also. This is a medium sized camera at 70 x 36 x 31mm however, the squarish form variable is not the most discreet. In addition, the camera comes with an extremely large mount that makes this camera too noticeable.
Due to the big / long mount, the video quality is described as being shaky by a few owners. A smaller mount resolves this problem.
Changing Speed Setting
Some owners have a difficult time changing the speed displayed from KPH to MPH. This is set up when you first begin the camera. To change it later, you will have to do a factory reset by holding the power button for over 10 seconds.
Should I Buy?
In general, this is a reasonable camera for the price given the video and build quality. If you’re looking for a GPS enabled camera that this isn’t a poor option but take a peek at the GT68oW or RX300 which are a bit cheaper and marginally greater nighttime grade.
We are not lovers of the mount but changing this into a smaller adhesive mount, makes this a much better choice. Be mindful that HP does not create this camera but instead only a producer in China.