Thinkware F70 Pro review: a compact dash cam with some useful upgrades

The Thinkware F70 Pro improves on its predecessor with Wifi and upgraded nighttime video

Thinkware F70 Pro
(Image: © Alistair Charlton)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Thinkware F70 Pro dash cam comes six years after the original F70. But, while improved nighttime video quality and the addition of Wifi are both welcome, little else has changed, with the resolution, frame rate and viewing angle all unchanged – yet are accompanied by a 20 percent price hike. The F70 Pro is nicely designed and covers most of the basics, but doesn’t move the game on as much as I’d hoped.


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    Compact design

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    Easy to install and set up

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    Good low-light performance


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    Grainy video in daytime

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    Not a major upgrade over the regular F70

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    Expensive in some markets, such as UK

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Your eyes do not deceive you. The new ThinkWare F70 Pro looks remarkably similar to the six-year-old F70 it succeeds, but inside the compact body you’ll find a handful of useful upgrades.

I’ve always been a fan of the original Thinkware F70, thanks to its compact design, affordable price and a sense that Thinkware knew not to overwhelm its customers with unnecessary features. Instead the F70 is a simple dash cam that can be set up and used with very little effort.


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Alistair Charlton

Alistair has been a journalist since 2011 and used to be Deputy Technology Editor at IBTimes  in London. His specialist tech subjects include smart home gadgets, phones, wearables, tablets and dashcams. He is the host of  The AutoChat Podcast.