The A119S was introduced in Dec 2016 and under gone many changes to hardware and firmware causing much frustration for early owners. As of Feb 2019 it still uses the V2 GPS Mount and backplate contacts with EVA pad to improve stability and reliability. The Lens has changed 4 times, currently sold with narrower coated 130 FOV Lens. Viofo's Firmware updates to image quality went the wrong way in 2017 producing over-sharpened video. In August 2018 BCHobbyist created Modified Firmware reduced Sharpness, increased Bitrate, adjusted Saturation for improved image quality. Viofo has recently added new Sharpness Menu setting which was long overdue and welcomed with more useful options pending.
This was my favorite model until the A129 was mounted beside it for side by side comparison. If you want a budget priced 1080P low light sensitive Parking Mode capable Dash Cam the A119S is a great choice. It remains my daily driver for over 2 years.
- new F1.6 anti-reflection coated Lens
- very good 1080P resolution
- numerous menu options
- available CPL Filter
- supports 128GB cards
- GPS mount option
- standard MP4 format
- works from 5 volt power bank
- easy to disassemble
|- old Lens focus issues
- unstable single clip mounting bracket
- mount stabilizing EVA foam pad wears out
- weak RTC rechargeable battery (10-20 days)
- internal air vents blocked by tape