The HP F210 is one of the few dashboard cameras out of a well known brand. While this might be branded as a Hewlett Packard camera, HP isn’t the actual manufacturer of the item. It’s created by a Chinese producer that rebrands it for various companies.
1 benefit of the camera is that a few major retailers are taking it in the USA and Canada. The camera recordings 1080p at 30 frames per second and has very good video quality throughout the day and above average video quality in nighttime. Night quality is slightly worse than the greater NT96650+Aptina AR0330 cameras like the the GT680W, RX300, etc..
The camera is based on the Ambarella iOne processor and Aptina 3135 CMOS sensor. Not much info on this Aptina 3135 detector can be obtained but the specs seem very similar to the favorite Aptina AR0330. If that is true, this camera is probably not providing true WDR (Wide Dynamic Range).
The camera comes with a G-sensor, GPS and 2.4″ display. Overall build quality is very good as well. This is a medium sized camera at 70 x 36 x 31mm however, the squarish form factor is not the most discreet. Also the camera comes with an extremely large mount which makes this camera overly noticeable.
On account of the big / long bracket, the video quality is called being shaky by a few owners. A smaller bracket resolves this issue.
Shifting Speed Setting
Some owners have a challenging time changing the rate displayed from KPH to MPH. This is set up when you first begin the camera. To change it later, you’ll need to do a factory reset by holding the power button for over 10 seconds. Check these: Best dash cam reviews 2018
Should I Buy?
Overall, this is a reasonable camera for the price given the movie and construct quality. If you are trying to find a GPS enabled camera that this isn’t a bad choice but take a peek at the GT68oW or even RX300 which are somewhat more affordable and slightly better nighttime grade.
We’re not fans of the bracket but changing this into a smaller adhesive mount, makes this a much better option. Be aware that HP does not make this camera but instead just a producer in China.