Test results: Truecam M9 GPS 2.5k
Rating “service”: 14 out of 20 points
Picture quality: The maximum resolution of the Truecam M9 is 2560 x 1440 pixels – hence the “2.5k” in the product name. The camera creates 30 images per second. That’s okay, but 60 frames would be preferable. Overall, the images are clear and sharp, the only thing missing is the brightness. The colors are not very brilliant, especially during the day, and the picture becomes a little darker at the edges – but that’s more of a visual point of criticism. This does not change the suitability of the videos as evidence. The night shots are also clear, sharp and also bright enough to see everything important. The angle of view of 150 degrees ensures that even wide streets can be filmed completely. A rear camera can be purchased as an option. If it is connected, both cameras have a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). The rear camera (130 degrees wide angle) also takes good pictures – there is nothing to complain about here.
“Quality” rating: 14 out of 20 points
Security: If you want to record speed and position on the video, you can connect the separate GPS module. At night, however, the bright, blue light that the GPS connection shows can cause irritation. In addition, the Truecam M9 offers a parking mode that detects vibrations even when the car is parked and activates the recording. However, this requires a permanent power supply (attention, battery killer), because the camera does not have a battery. The dashcam also offers an integrated Radar detector. In Germany, however, it is advisable to deactivate the function, as speed camera detectors are not permitted.
“Safety” rating: 9 out of 10 points
Summary and data at a glance
Conclusion: Except for small mistakes in operation and slight deductions in terms of image quality, there is nothing to complain about with the Truecam M9. She does a good job in the test. In view of this and the range of functions, the price of around 160 euros for the dashcam is justified, although not a bargain.
Max. Resolution: QHD (1440p) at 30 fps; Rear camera Full HD (1080p) at 30 fps
Recording angle: 150 °, rear camera 130 °
sD: up to 128 GB, from Class 10
Display: 2 inch LCD display
Length of recording: 1/3/ 5 min loops