- Full HD quality video
(1920 x 1080) at 30fps.
- 135° wide angle lens.
- 1.5" LCD screen.
- GPS maps for speed and location tracking (optional).
- Photo mode.
- G-shock sensor to detect sudden and severe movement.
- Parking mode for protection when parked.
- Adhesive windscreen mount.
- Micro SD cards up to 32GB.
While it might not hail from any of the top manufacturers in the car camera world, the Mini 0801 more than holds its own in terms of features and video quality. Offering full 1080p HD video at a smooth 30 frames-per-second, this dash cam delivers crisp video to be used as video evidence in the case of an incident on the road. Recorded videos can be viewed on the 1.5" LCD screen which also helps when aligning the camera and accessing menu options.
Also known as the Black Bullet or Smallest Ambarella, the Mini 0801 offers loop recording which maximises the memory capacity, as old files are overwritten once the card is full. However, using its internal G-sensor, the camera will detect sudden or significant movement and lock the videos being recorded at that time meaning they won't be overwritten. The camera also captures GPS data to track speed and location to give a comprehensive picture of your activity on the road. Using the software provided, all of this detail can be viewed and evaluated easily.
Using motion detection, the Mini 0801 also offers parking protection to offer peace of mind when you're away from your vehicle too. It detects movement around your vehicle and captures video which can be used in the event of any incident. We don't recommend that this feature is running all the time and instead recommend that you enable this using the camera menus as you leave the car.
It also has a photo mode which is extremely useful for capturing additional detail in the case of a road traffic accident which can help to paint the full picture of events. The camera can simply be detached from the car and used to take photos of any damage, drivers and the surrounding environment.
The hardwire kit we recommend for the Mini 0801 is the 12V Cigarette Lighter Power Socket Adapter with the Piggyback Fuse Holder. For the Piggyback Fuse Holder you need to choose from a Mini or Standard fuse type.
Note: The viewer software is provided within the Mini 0801's firmware. The first time you use the camera, it will place the required viewer files onto the memory card which can then be installed on your PC.
In The Box
- 1 x Mini 0801 car camera
- 1 x Adhesive mount (including optional GPS)
- 1 x 3m cigarette lighter power cable
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x Additional adhesive pad
- 1 x Software (supplied on the camera)
- 1 x User guide
|Feature||Event Recording, G-Sensor, GPS Mapping, HD, LCD Screen, Parking Protection, Photo Mode|
|Speed Camera Alerts||No|
|Dimensions||72mm (l) x 45mm (w) x 60mm (h)|
|Video Resolution / Frame Rate||Full HD (1920 x 1080) @ 30fps
Full HD (1440 x 1080) @ 30fps
HD (1280 x 720) @ 30fps
|Sensor||2MP CMOS Sensor|
|Viewing Angle||135° (diagonal)|
|Additional Software Compatibility *||Windows|
|Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)||No|
|Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)||No|
|LCD Screen||1.5" (4:3)|
|Infra-Red Night Vision||No|
|Memory||Micro SD up to 32GB|
|Memory Card Provided||No|
|Internal Battery||Yes (for photo mode)|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 Year|
|Box Contents||1 x Mini 0801 car camera
1 x Adhesive mount (including optional GPS)
1 x 3m cigarette lighter power cable
1 x USB cable
1 x Additional adhesive pad
1 x User guide
- Mini 0801 with GPS camera + 16GB Class 6 MicroSD Card
Reviewed by David
Initially good advice given, quick and efficient service, kept up to date with delivery progress. When I contacted them with a query they sorted it out straight away. Camera does what it`s supposed to do and I am very happy with results. I have recommended this camera and company to my family and friends.
- Excellent product
Reviewed by Tony
I spent hours researching a car camera and came across Car Camera Shop, glad I did. I bought the Mini 0801 complete with hardwire kit and cost just a few pounds to get the dealer to fit it. Impressive unit and tucked away so I don't know it's there. After a three year court battle fighting a case when the other driver blamed me, which I won in the end, had I had a camera back then no way would I have had to wait 3 years to win the case. The cost in less insurance premiums makes the purchase a must. Impressive post and back up from Camera Shop.
- Great buy with good night vision
Reviewed by Dave
The camera i bought was the mini 0801 and, in my case at least, i think it’s great buy, night vision is very good for the size of the camera, play back excellent on my big screen telly when connected with hdmi cable. Very pleased with my purchase. Only criticism i have, (it’s no big deal really) is that when i want to replay, when i switch it on it starts recording and it records my feet till i get the replay picture. 5 out of 5.
Car Camera Shop - Hi Dave - thanks for the review! By default the camera starts to record when you turn the camera on. To activate playback mode or the menus you need to stop the recording first which you can do by pressing the OK button. You can then play back videos and access menus etc. I hope this helps - let us know if you need any help with this.
- Great camera
Reviewed by savvas
After months of searching for a dash cam I stumbled across this site. So glad that I did. Customer service has been second to none. Lots of information provided by Ian and Amy. The camera arrived within 3 days. Easy to set up and use straight from box. Picture quality is excellent. I could not be happier, thanks again for all your help.
- FIVE STAR
Reviewed by jonnor
Realising there are some fake cameras out there, and presumably dodgy dealers, finding the right sales- guys was, for me, a worry. But, the gods were with me. I spotted this very good website for the Car Camera Shop......it was informative, comprehensive and struck me as being a sincere operation. So I contacted boss Ian Bellamy and it was five star from then on. Good guarantees for both camera and memory card, lots of advice, quick delivery and as I’m a computer dimwit, plenty of follow up help. I could not have done better - the Car Camera Shop is one of the very best.
- Excellent value
Reviewed by oliver
Was looking at other cameras then had an online chat with carcamerashop staff who recommended this one, looked into it further (the techmoan video review was v useful!) and decided to give it a go! Went for the GPS option, and can't really fault it after 2 weeks!
Simple to operate, high quality video (number plates easy to read), discrete size means I've fitted it and it's barely detectable from outside car. Couldn't be happier! Thanks for the advice!
Just to add... like some other reviewers, I've found registrator viewer software better than the supplied option...
- 5 stars
Reviewed by Bruce
I took quite a while to select my camera - much helped by Ian from the CarCamera Shop using the normal 'contact us' form. Extremely supportive and quick to reply. Now am very happy with the product. Def recommend this service.
- Right choice for car camera and supplier
Reviewed by Maurice
Right choice for car camera and supplier. 5 star rating for camera & Service. Having browsed many reviews for a car camera and good supplier I definitely made the right choice. Dispatch and delivery info was spot on. The camera was very easy to set up and install, excellent build quality and performance, playback quality is very good. Delighted customer. Thanks.
- Fast service and excellent camera
Reviewed by Steve Toms
Delivery was very fast with excellent service from Car Camera Shop. The camera is small and fits easily behind the mirror. Picture quality is very clear in daylight and good enough at night on lit streets. Picture quality is not good on unlit roads but I would expect that. All in all a great camera at a good price. Would highly recommend to anyone considering a car cam who does not want to spend a fortune but still wants good quality video.
- Great service and tiny camera
Reviewed by malcom1
Thanks car camera shop. It arrived this week much quicker than I expected and well packaged, although my daughter was more interested in the little pack of sweets you put in rather than the camera!
I've used the camera a lot this week and it was a doodle to fit into my new Vauxhall Astra. it fits neatly behind the mirror and it's so small you can't even see it there! I've noticed that the GPS isn't always right and get the wrong location but for the price i'm very pleased so far. i haven't had to need any of the footage yet (hopefully i won't) but I feel protected if something does happen!
I give it 4 stars - would be 5 if the GPS was a bit more accurate!
Thanks again car camera Shop.
Car Camera Shop - Hi Malcom - thanks for the review and you're welcome on the sweets! The more budget dash cams can suffer more from the GPS unit going off on a tangent compared to the expensive cameras. They tend to suffer from interference more and if you have a heated front windscreen this can cause problems. Please let us know how you get on or if you have further problems!
- So far so good!
Reviewed by alanjjd
I've had the camera just over a week and so far I'm really impressed. I read a lot about it before so made sure to use the right memory card. I already had a class 4 16gb card which works well. I have upgraded the firmware so now the speed shows in MPH - much better!
The software is OK but I have heard about some software called Registrator Viewer which seems better. Its a free download and should be compatible with the 0801. Does anyone have any experience using this software?
Car Camera Shop - Thanks for the review. Many of our customers prefer to use the Registrator Viewer software instead of the manufacturer software, not just for the Mini 0801. It's free and easy to use so give it a try and let us know what you think!
- Love it!
Reviewed by SueD
I've had the camera for a month and love it! I didn't bother with the GPS version and got a 32gb card with it to make sure I have plenty of space for footage. The quality is excellent and the camera fits in neatly behind the mirror so you can't even see it when you're driving.
It's easy to remove because the power cable connects to the mount and not the camera. The power cable was plenty long enough to wire it around the windscreen and around the panels to the cigar lighter adapter.
It's a great little camera for the price!
- Tiny camera with great quality video
Reviewed by iain36
My first impression was the size - it's tiny! The screen is small but big enough to line up the camera and use the settings. The build quality is not as good as my old camera (I have a BlackVue 400) but it's perfectly fine given the price of the camera!
The video quality is amazing and you can clearly see the number plates in 1080p mode. Playing back videos on the camera screen is a bit pointless because it's too small but it's enough to get an idea.
We got the camera setup very quickly but it wasn't the easiest process with only 3 buttons to control the menus. We had the GPS version which does occasionally struggle to get a signal but this is probably because of our heated front windscreen - we have problems with sat nave too!
For the price, it's a great camera which has all the features you need and creates excellent quality video.
Questions & Answers
Delivery & Returns
We offer a standard 3-5 working day delivery and a faster 1-3 working day service should you wish to get your hands on your new camera as quickly as possible. All orders before 12pm Mon-Fri are usually dispatched the same day. We offer free standard delivery for all orders over £100 to the UK mainland only. All our orders are sent on a tracked and signed for service with either Royal Mail or via courier. If you need your camera quicker than this or have any special delivery requirements, simply contact us.
UK mainland orders
Standard 3-5 Working Days: £3.99 (free for orders over £100)
Fast 1-3 Working Days: £5.99
Delivery for the following products will be dispatched the following day (for all other products, the cut-off period is stated above for same day dispatch):
Mini 080X Series, G1W, G1WH, Mobius Action Camera - and all of the compatible accessories.
Non UK mainland orders
Deliveries to Scottish Highlands, Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight.
Standard 3-5 Working Days: £9.99
Outside UK orders
Standard 5-7 Working Days: £14.99
You are welcome to return products purchased from us for an exchange or refund as you prefer within 30 days. Items do need to be returned to us and the cost of this is your responsibility unless the camera is faulty. Read more on our returns policy.