Simple Dashcams

Simple and Reliable

Outstanding Full HD quality in a small form factor, featuring Sony’s STARVIS™ image sensor in the front camera for better clarity in low light.

The DR590 Series models protect your car without getting in the way—hidden behind your rearview mirror.

DR590 Series - Simple Dashcams

Dual-channel

Single-channel

Video Quality and Simplicity

DR590-2CH: Dual Full HD (1920×1080 @30FPS) / View angle: 139 degrees.
DR590-1CH: Full HD (1920×1080 @60FPS) / View angle: 139 degrees.
DR590-2CH IR: Dual Full HD (1920×1080 @30FPS) / View angle: 139 degrees (front) / 140 degrees (interior).

With the front camera’s Sony STARVIS imaging sensor, you get awesome image clarity day and night.
STARVIS is a trademark of Sony Corporation.

 

Firmware Download

DR590-2CH and DR590-2CH IR

DR590-1CH

Manual Download

DR590-2CH

DR590-1CH

DR590-2CH IR User Guide

Specifications
Model Name DR590-2CH
Channel2CH
Highlights Full HD (Front + Rear), External GPS, Sony Sensor
Product Dimensions Front: W 111.8 mm (4.40″) x H 34 mm (1.34″) / 63 g (2.22 oz)
Rear: W 67.4 mm (2.55″) x H 25 mm (0.98″) / 21 g (0.74 oz)
Rear Camera ConnectionAnalog cable
Memory Support microSD card up to 256GB
Recording Modes – Normal,
– Event (Impact Detection / Speed Limit),
– Parking Mode (Motion+Impact Detection)
Parking Mode YES (with accessory)
Parking Mode Event Voice Notifications YES
Imaging Sensor Front: Sony STARVIS™ CMOS Sensor (Approx. 2.1MP)
Rear: CMOS Sensor (Approx. 2MP)
Viewing Angle Front: Diagonal 139°, Horizontal 116°, Vertical 61°
Rear: Diagonal 140°, Horizontal 115°, Vertical 60°
Resolution Frame Rate Front / Rear
-Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps / Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps
-Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps / HD (1280×720) @30fps
-HD (1280×720) @30fps / HD (1280×720) @30fps
Video Codec H.264 (AVC)
Image Quality and Bitrate Front/Rear Highest: 12+10 Mbps
High: 10+8 Mbps
Normal: 8+6 Mbps
Format Free YES (Adaptive)
Scheduled Reboot YES
Video File Extension MP4
Cloud Compatible Cloud Lite
GPS External (optional)
Microphone Built-in
Speaker Built-in
Impact Sensor 3-Axis Acceleration Sensor
LED Indicators Front: Recording LED, GPS LED, Front Security LED
Rear: Rear Security LED
Button button: Mic ON/OFF / Format microSD
Operation Temperature -20℃ – 70℃ (-4°F – 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20℃ – 80℃ (-4°F – 176°F)
High Temp Cut Off Approx. 80℃ (176°F)
Backup Battery Built-in supercapacitor
Input Power DC 12V – 24V (DC Plug: (-)—C—(+) (Ø3.5 x Ø1.35), MAX 1A/12V)
Power Consumption Hour Avg. 290mA (3.60W at 12V, when there is no external GPS receiver)
Avg. 310mA (3.84W at 12V, when an external GPS receiver is connected)
CertificationsFront: FCC, CE, RoHS
Rear: FCC, CE, RoHS
software BlackVue Viewer
*Windows XP or higher and Mac Yosemite OS X (10.10) or higher
Others Adaptive Format-Free File Management System

Specifications
Model Name DR590-1CH
Channel1CH
Highlights Full HD, 60fps, External GPS, Sony Sensor
Product Dimensions W 111.8 mm (4.40″) x H 34 mm (1.34″) / 61 g (2.15 oz)
Rear Camera ConnectionN/A
Memory Support microSD card up to 256GB
Recording Modes – Normal,
– Event (Impact Detection / Speed Limit),
– Parking Mode (Motion+Impact Detection)
Parking Mode YES (with accessory)
Parking Mode Event Voice Notifications YES
Imaging Sensor Sony STARVIS™ CMOS Sensor (Approx. 2.1MP)
Viewing Angle Diagonal 139°, Horizontal 116°, Vertical 61°
Resolution Frame Rate -Full HD (1920×1080) @60fps
-Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps
-HD (1280×720) @30fps
Video Codec H.264 (AVC)
Image Quality and Bitrate Front/Rear Highest (Extreme): 25 Mbps
Highest: 12 Mbps
High: 10 Mbps
Normal: 8 Mbps
Format Free YES (Adaptive)
Scheduled Reboot YES
Video File Extension MP4
Cloud Compatible NO
GPS External (optional)
Microphone Built-in
Speaker Built-in
Impact Sensor 3-Axis Acceleration Sensor
LED Indicators Recording LED, GPS LED, Security LED
Button button: Mic ON/OFF / Format microSD
Operation Temperature -20℃ – 70℃ (-4°F – 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20℃ – 80℃ (-4°F – 176°F)
High Temp Cut Off Approx. 80℃ (176°F)
Backup Battery Built-in supercapacitor
Input Power DC 12V – 24V (DC Plug: (-)—C—(+) (Ø3.5 x Ø1.35), MAX 1A/12V)
Power Consumption Hour Avg. 160mA ([email protected], 2.04W at 12V, when there is no external GPS receiver)
Avg. 180mA ([email protected], 2.28W at 12V, when an external GPS receiver is connected)
CertificationsFCC, CE, RoHS
software BlackVue Viewer
*Windows XP or higher and Mac Yosemite OS X (10.10) or higher
Others Adaptive Format-Free File Management System

Specifications
Model Name DR590-2CH IR
Channel2CH
Highlights Full HD (Front + Interior IR Cam), External GPS, Sony Sensor
Product Dimensions Front: W 111.8 mm (4.40″) x H 34 mm (1.34″) / 63 g (2.22 oz)
Rear: W 67.4 mm (2.55″) x H 25 mm (0.98″) / 21 g (0.74 oz)
Rear Camera ConnectionAnalog cable
Memory Support microSD card up to 256GB
Recording Modes – Normal,
– Event (Impact Detection / Speed Limit),
– Parking Mode (Motion+Impact Detection)
Parking Mode YES (with accessory)
Parking Mode Event Voice Notifications YES
Imaging Sensor Front: Sony STARVIS™ CMOS Sensor (Approx. 2.1MP)
Rear: CMOS Sensor (Approx. 2MP)
Viewing Angle Front: Diagonal 139°, Horizontal 116°, Vertical 61°
Rear: Diagonal 140°, Horizontal 115°, Vertical 60°
Resolution Frame Rate Front / Rear
-Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps / Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps
-Full HD (1920×1080) @30fps / HD (1280×720) @30fps
-HD (1280×720) @30fps / HD (1280×720) @30fps
Video Codec H.264 (AVC)
Image Quality and Bitrate Front/Rear Highest: 12+10 Mbps
High: 10+8 Mbps
Normal: 8+6 Mbps
Format Free YES (Adaptive)
Scheduled Reboot YES
Video File Extension MP4
Cloud Compatible NO
GPS External (optional)
Microphone Built-in
Speaker Built-in
Impact Sensor 3-Axis Acceleration Sensor
LED Indicators Front: Recording LED, GPS LED, Front Security LED
Rear: Rear Security LED
Button button: Mic ON/OFF / Format microSD
Operation Temperature -20℃ – 70℃ (-4°F – 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20℃ – 80℃ (-4°F – 176°F)
High Temp Cut Off Approx. 80℃ (176°F)
Backup Battery Built-in supercapacitor
Input Power DC 12V – 24V (DC Plug: (-)—C—(+) (Ø3.5 x Ø1.35), MAX 1A/12V)
Power Consumption Hour Avg. 290mA (3.48W at 12V, when there is no external GPS receiver)
Avg. 310mA (3.72W at 12V, when an external GPS receiver is connected)
Approx. 60mA increase in current when IR LEDs are ON.
CertificationsFront: FCC, CE, RoHS
Rear: FCC, CE, RoHS
software BlackVue Viewer
*Windows XP or higher and Mac Yosemite OS X (10.10) or higher
Others Adaptive Format-Free File Management System

BUILT-IN IMPACT & MOTION DETECTION

ENABLES MULTIPLE RECORDING MODES

 

While driving, your BlackVue detects impacts and sudden changes in speed. While parked, it also detects movements*.

Videos files are marked accordingly so that you can easily find the relevant ones in the BlackVue Viewer for Windows and Mac OS.

(*) For Parking Mode recording, an external battery pack (Power Magic Battery Pack) or a hardwiring kit (Power Magic Pro) is required.

BLACKVUE VIEWER (WINDOWS/MAC)

EASILY MANAGE YOUR VIDEO FILES

 

The BlackVue Viewer is free to download and use.

It lets you easily change your BlackVue configuration settings.

Displays videos chronologically and by type (Normal/Event/Parking) to quickly identify and archive important footage.

LOOP RECORDING AND ADAPTIVE FORMAT-FREE TECHNOLOGY

LESS FORMATTING AND SMOOTHER RECORDING

 

Loop Recording: the DR590 Series records videos in a seamless loop, overwriting older files when the microSD card is full.

Adaptive Format-Free Technology: your BlackVue saves and organizes files on the microSD card in a highly efficient way. It reduces the need for formatting the card and prevents file corruption even after multiple write cycles.

EXTERNAL GPS (OPTIONAL)

LOG SPEED AND LOCATION ALONG YOUR VIDEOS

 

The external GPS receiver (approx. 1 meter / 39 inches) adds location and speed data to your videos.

Speed: speed data will be overlaid in the video (can be turned off in the settings).

You can choose to display the speed in Kilometers per hour (Km/h) or Miles per hour (Mph).

Location: you can visualize the location of your vehicle in the BlackVue Viewer’s Map during video playback.

MIC ON/OFF AND FORMAT BUTTON

Like every BlackVue dashcam, the DR590 Series records audio in addition to video.
Handy to make oral notes to yourself while keeping your hands on the wheel, record a conversation with a police officer, or capture any sound of impact that might be off-camera.

Mic ON/OFF: The DR590 Series features a physical button to toggle audio recording ON and OFF instantly.

Note: please consult your local legislation on the use of audio recording devices in your vehicle. Commercial vehicles may be required to bear a sticker mentioning the presence of an active dashcam.

Format microSD: A long press of the button can also be used to format the microSD card without the need for a computer.

THE SONY STARVIS DIFFERENCE

The Sony STARVIS™ image sensor that equips the DR590 Series delivers outstanding low-light performance.

Additionally, it features Night Vision, which can be activated from the settings, further enhancing details in dark surroundings.

Even with Night Vision OFF, the STARVIS sensor outperforms regular CMOS sensors as you can see in the comparison shots below:

PARKING MODE MONITORING

with the Power Magic accessories.

Rest easy, knowing that your car is being monitored while you are away.

BlackVue automatically switches to Parking Mode to monitor you parked vehicle, but only writes to the memory card when something happens (motion or impact detected), which has two benefits:

  • Less chance for important files to be overwritten during long Parking Mode sessions.
  • Extended memory card lifespan in the long run.

The dashcam detects movements via the camera sensor and impacts via the gravity sensor. You can choose to record videos in either both scenarios or only when impacts are detected.

Parking Mode Kit

Parking Mode Batteries