VIOFO A129 IR - Can the IR camera be used as a regular rear camera?

BlackboxMyCar OM Updated by BlackboxMyCar OM

It can but it's not recommended as the IR dash cams are not constructed to cover great distances, as, the distance from your windshield to windshield in your vehicle is typically around 7 to 8 feet.

IR dash cams are fitted with infrared LEDs, which job is to illuminate the camera’s field of view with infrared light. If the IR dash cam is mounted up against the windshield (pointing through the glass to capture outside of the vehicle), the infrared light is instantly reflected off the windshield, resulting in a reflection or glare that will blind the camera. This will cause your videos to be overexposed or washed out.

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