Thinkware F790 two-channel dash cam review

A Full HD front-and-rear dash cam system with set-it-and-forget-it simplicity

Thinkware F790 2-CH dash cam
(Image: © Alistair Charlton/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Thinkware F790 2-CH is a two-camera dash cam that records in 1080p Full HD to the front and rear. When hardwired to your car it feels like a factory-fitted option, and generally works very well, with HDR, good low-light performance and a great parking mode that works for up to 17 days. However, there’s no display, the smartphone app is pretty basic and at $230/£259 this two-camera system isn’t the cheapest. But it feels like a quality product that works best when left to quietly gets on with its job.


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    Subtle design avoids distraction

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    Rear camera included

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    Parking mode lasts over two weeks


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    Works best when hardwired

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    Quite expensive

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    App is rather basic

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The F790 by Thinkware is a dash cam that errs on the side of simplicity. Instead of bundling every possible feature, like driver assistance, lane departure warnings and a touchscreen display, the F790 focuses on nailing the basics. To that end, it records in Full HD to the front and rear, has HDR and GPS, and a parking mode that can keen on eye on your car for up to 17 days.

Intended to be a front and rear dash cam that is a subtle as it is smart, the F790 does not have a display of any kind, and is primarily designed to be hardwired into your car, not powered by the 12V socket or a USB port. Features like Thinkware’s Super Night Vision 3.0 mean this dash cam is one that majors on video quality.

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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.