Radar detector plus DVR: testing Neoline X-COP 9100

Neoline X-COP 9100 is a video recorder and a radar detector in one device. The hybrid helps to record the traffic situation (including when the engine is off) and informs the user in advance about approaching traffic inspection radars. The device saves space on the windshield – instead of two gadgets, you only need to fix one. Let’s start the review and go over everything in order.

Contents of delivery

In the box, we found everything we need to connect and use the hybrid right out of the box. There is a windshield mount that rotates 360 degrees, a cigarette lighter charger, 8 mounts for routing the power cable around the windshield, a USB card reader for watching videos on a computer, and a detailed user manual.

X-COP 9100

Control features

Neoline X-COP 9100 boasts a simple, intuitive interface. At the bottom of the display we see information about the speed of movement, the state of connection to satellites, the time and date, as well as the mode in which the device is operating. If the red LED at the top is blinking, it means the video recording is successful. The battery icon indicates the charge level of the built-in battery.

X-COP 9100

The device is installed on the windshield and automatically starts working when the ignition is turned on. It takes about 10 seconds to connect to satellites – you just have time to start moving.

Opportunities

The hybrid is equipped with a 2-inch IPS display and a 6-element lens. The Sony EXMOR IMX322LQJ sensor guarantees a wide viewing angle – up to 135 degrees. The device is securely attached to the windshield mount. It provides active charging for 11 and 28 V – the hybrid is suitable for use in both cars and trucks.

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X-COP 9100

Thanks to the swivel mount, the device can be rotated around its axis: this is convenient if you leave the car in an unfamiliar parking lot – the dash cam will help to record what happened during your absence. The hybrid is equipped with a motion sensor: shooting starts automatically if the car starts to move, or at the slightest impact on the body – you can easily figure out the intruder.

X-COP 9100

This function is activated in parking mode: the device is in sleep mode and does not consume the car battery. Videos are saved on the memory card in the Parking folder. Neoline X-COP 9100 can be equipped with two microSD memory cards up to 128 GB. Basic information is recorded on the first card, the most important files are saved on the second.

X-COP 9100

The hybrid supports Motion Control technology, which allows it to be controlled using gestures. A sensor located on the left side of the display reacts to hand movements. If you are confident you are not speeding, you can turn off voice and audio alerts when approaching the radar. To do this, just wave your hand in front of the sensor. The volume can be adjusted with two side buttons on the left: in the car, notifications are heard even at a minimum.

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Camera detection

The radar detector supports 4 modes. The most sensitive is “Turbo”, the manufacturer recommends activating it on expressways. For country roads, the “Highway” mode is best suited, and for trips within the city – “City”. The latter differs from the others in reduced sensitivity – so that the radar detector does not react to everything.

In our opinion, the most convenient mode is X-COP. It automatically selects the mode based on the vehicle speed. At speeds up to 40 km / h, you will not receive audio alerts when approaching cameras. If you move at a speed of more than 40 km / h, but less than 80 km / h, the radar will switch to the “City” mode, and at 80 km / h or more, the detector will work in the “Trail” mode.

The device is equipped with a radio module that detects the radiation of radars in the X, Ka, K, Laser and Strelka bands – the corresponding images appear on the screen indicating the maximum permitted travel speed and the distance to the camera. The volume of the alert depends on the power of the radar – the higher it is, the more intense the sound emitted by the detector. In the settings, you can manually set the distance to a certain type of radar – the device will inform the driver about approaching them with a signal.

Neoline X-COP 9100 recognizes about 40 types of radars, including video complexes that are configured for additional recognition of vehicle speed. The detector connects to the radar base of 15 countries. In case of a false alarm, the user can set a mark in the settings and the device will no longer inform you in the specified zone.

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Filming

The manufacturer has provided advanced settings for the DVR: you can adjust the brightness, contrast, screen auto-fade, video resolution (maximum – 1920 x 1080 at a frame rate of 30 fps), turn audio recording off and on, set video quality parameters.

In parking mode, video is recorded for 40 seconds. The user can choose the resolution: 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 pixels at a frame rate of 15 fps. If necessary, you can adjust the sharpness of the image and activate the WDR function – the latter is especially useful in rapidly changing lighting or bright sunlight. It is possible to adjust the sensitivity of the G-sensor while parking and driving.

For each video, you can set the time, date, license plate of the car and data on the current speed. All of these options are available in the video settings. In the event of an accident, the recording can be played directly on the hybrid display.

Conclusions

We liked Neoline X-COP 9100 from all sides. The video recorder shoots clear, detailed videos – the numbers of cars moving in front, as well as in neighboring lanes, are clearly visible in any weather conditions. When shooting in the dark, there is practically no interference. There are many settings – you can adjust the device to your liking. During testing, the detector perfectly recorded all the radars that came across in our path.

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