Updated 30 Nov 2016

Navman

MiVue 580

Snapshot: The Navman MiVue 580 HD dashcam has impact detection and records GPS location and speed data. But was its image quality up to scratch?

MiVue 580
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$299

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Test results

Overall score
60
Daylight
?/10
Artificial light
?/10
Low light
?/10
Angle of view
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK picture in daylight.
  • OK picture in artificial light.
  • OK angle of view.
  • OK to use.
  • Records GPS location and speed.
  • Detects impacts.
  • Can take still photos.

But

  • Poor picture in low light.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Daylight picture (30%) was assessed outdoors on a sunny day.
Picture in artificial light (10%) was assessed in a well-lit covered car park (approximately 500-1000 lux).
Picture in low light (10%) was assessed with the subject lit by headlights (approximately 50 lux).

Picture quality was assessed while the vehicle was stationary and moving. We looked for clarity of image, detail, any blurring from vibration, and how well colours were represented.

Angle of view (30%) includes vertical and horizontal coverage.
Ease of use (20%) includes installation, set-up, ease of mounting and removing the camera, adjusting settings and viewing recordings.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$299

Features

Mount
Suction
Memory card
Micro SD
Card included
No
Built-in display
2.5 Touch
Vertical resolution
1080
Rear camera (resolution)
No
GPS location and time
Yes
GPS navigation
No
Automatic start
Yes
Impact detect
Yes
Parking mode
Yes
Still photos
Yes
Sound recording
Yes

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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