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Wide Quad HD Dash Cam, 3" LCD Screen, Phone App, Polarised Lens, 16GB SD-Card

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The DRV-A501W Wide Quad HD dash cam has 1.8 times as many pixels as Full HD. With its 3.7 megapixel CMOS sensor, the DRV-A501W captures Wide Quad HD video at 30fps.

A Polarised Filter helps to reduce dashboard reflections and glare plus improves contrast performance. We are all used to wearing polarised sunglasses on sunny days, designed to reduce sun glare and reflections to help us see better. The DRV-A501W dash cam uses this technology to ensure clear contrasted recording results. Ensuring information such as number plates are not obscured by windscreen reflections, sun glare, etc.

Instantly view high-quality videos and images you have captured on the DRV-A501W's 3.0" full-colour LCD screen without losing resolution. Other features include HDR - High Dynamic Range reduces dark & light contrasts. 3-Axis G-Sensor that detects outside force, and GPS adds location data.


    Optional Extra - Add Smart Parking Mode


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    Key Features
    • 3.0" Wide full-colour TFT LCD screen
    • 3-Axis G-sensor built-in
    • GPS receiver built-in
    • F1.6 Bright Lens with 126°(diagonal) wide viewing angle
    • Polarised filter lens
    • Quad HD Recording Resolution (2560 x 1440px @ 30fps)
    • Micro SDHC/SDXC card slot (8 ~ 256GB), 16GB card included
    • Rear camera Input / 2 channel recording front & back. Requires the optional KCA-R100 rear view camera
    • WiFi Built-in for wireless LAN & smartphone app link
    • PC/Mac software & Smartphone (iOS & Android app)
    • Magnetic quick-release mount

    Image Sensor

    1/2.8 Colour CMOS Sensor

    Viewing Angle (Diagonal / Horizontal / Vertical)

    D: 126° / H: 126° / V: 110°

    Lens (F-number)

    F1.6 Bright Lens


    3.0" Full Colour TFT

    Polarised Filter


    Rear View Camera Addition

    Yes with optional KCA-R100

    Recording Resolution

    WQHD (2560 x 1440px) 3.7M Pixels

    Frame Rate




    3-Axis G-Sensor / GPS

    Yes / Yes GPS Adds location, date & time to your videos)

    Recording Mode

    Loop / Manual / Event / Still Image / Parking - With optional CA-DR1030 hard wire kit

    Event Recording Time

    1 / 3 / 5 Minutes

    Smart Parking Mode

    Requires optional CA-DR1030 hard wire kit

    Parking Mode Recording Time

    30 Seconds

    Voice Recording (Mic & Speaker)

    Yes (ON / OFF)

    Recording Media

    microSDXC / SDHC Card 8 GB ~ 256 GB, Class 10

    SD-Card Supplied

    32 GB

    File Format


    Video / Audio / Picture Format

    H.264 / Linear PCM / JPEG

    Quick Release Magnetic Mount


    Backup Battery

    Built-in Super Capacitor

    Desktop Software Windows / MAC

    KENWOOD Video Player

    Wireless Smartphone Link App

    iOS & Android

    Mounting Bracket

    Suction-cup & Adhesive


    Cigar Lighter Adaptor

    Dimensions / Weight

    106 x 50.5 x 40.5 mm / 102 g (Dash cam only)


    1-Year Parts & Labour

    Whats in the Box
    • DRV-A501W Dash Cam
    • 16 GB micro SD card (Memory card)
    • Polarised filter lens
    • Suction-cup mounting bracket
    • Adhesive mounting bracket (2 adhesive pads)
    • Cigar lighter car charger adapter, 4m lead (12~24V DC) required for power. If not using the optional CA-DR1030 hardwire kit
    • USB cable 110 cm
    • Cable clips x 4
    • Instruction manual
    • Quick set-up guide
    DRV-A501W Bundles & Optional Extras

    > 501 Pro Driver Bundle - The Pro Driver Bundle includes everything you need. DRV-A501W front dash cam. KCA-R100 rear view camera. CA-DR1030 hardwire kit which adds Smart Parking Mode features and provides permanent power when installed. 32GB SD-card. Dash cam hardshell carry case.

    > Front & Rear Dash Camera Bundle - This bundle includes the DRV-A501W front dash cam and the KCA-R100 rear view camera. This enables 2 recordings of footage from the front and rear camera.

    > CA-DR1030 hardwire kit - There is nothing worse than parking your car and going shopping, only to find when you return that someone has damaged your vehicle and left the scene without leaving a message! The hardwire kit adds Smart Parking Mode features and provides permanent power when installed. No more messy cable by using the cigar adapter supplied with the DRV-A501W dash cam.

    > 3-Year Extended Warranty - Our extended 3-year warranty gives you extra peace of mind. Protect your KENWOOD dash cam for a total of 3-years from the date of purchase.

    Warranty & Customer Support

    Our products come with a manufacturer's 1-year parts & labour warranty from the date of supply.

    We do offer an extended 3-year warranty on the DRV-A501W dash cam. Please select this option with the dash cam at the time of purchase.

    We recommend contacting our Technical/Customer Relations Team for assistance if you encounter any issues during this period. You can contact them via our Support Portal:

    Our dedicated team is available from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. They strive to respond to inquiries within 24 hours or sooner. Please check your junk/spam folder, as their replies may occasionally end there.

    Thank you for choosing our products, and we're committed to providing excellent support for any concerns you may have.

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    DRV-A501W: The dash cam that remembers

    The DRV-A501W dash cam boasts a remarkable 1.8-fold increase in pixel count compared to Full HD, resulting in crisp and detailed imagery. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art 3.7 megapixel CMOS sensor, enabling it to flawlessly capture Wide Quad HD video content at 30 frames per second.

    The Polarised Filter lens is designed to combat the nuisance of dashboard reflections and intrusive glare. Drawing inspiration from the concept of polarised sunglasses, renowned for their ability to mitigate sunlight glare and pesky reflections, the DRV-A501W employs similar technology to deliver recording outcomes with exceptional clarity and contrast. This ensures that critical details, such as license plates, remain unmistakably visible, untouched by bothersome windscreen reflections or blinding sun glare.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology masterfully balances the interplay between light and shadow, eradicating harsh contrasts and delivering visuals of unparalleled depth.

    Safety takes center stage with the inclusion of a 3-Axis G-Sensor, vigilantly poised to detect any external forces acting upon your vehicle. This feature ensures that unexpected incidents are recorded accurately and provides an extra layer of security during your journeys. Plus, the GPS functionality seamlessly recordings your precise location data so it knows where you are if you don't.

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    Polarised Filter Lens

    This lens helps to Reduce Dashboard Reflections, Glare and Improve Contrast Performance. We are all used to wearing polarised sunglasses on sunny days. Polarised lenses are designed to reduce sun glare and reflections to help us see better. Dash cams can also use this technology to ensure precise contrasted recording results. Without this critical information, such as number plates could be obscured by windscreen reflections and sun glare etc.

    Helping to produce the best possible recorded image with HDR

    Most dash cams (DVR) have a fixed lens aperture designed for average ambient lighting conditions. Unfortunately, in the real-world ambient lighting is not always average. Rising and setting sun or emerging from a dark tunnel can result in over or underexposed footage, possibly losing vital information such as number plates. HDR technology is designed to combat this by clever post-image processing to help produce a constantly clear and correctly contrasted recording. This technology also improves night vision recordings during night journeys.

    DRV-A501W view angle

    Giving you the best view

    Designed to provide recordings of the view in front of the vehicle and ensure detail is not lost. We deliberately do not go for Ultra-Wide Viewing Angle as the trade-off is distortion, leading to significant data loss.

    GPS KENWOOD dash cams know your location

    GPS gives the right location, so no worries if you don't know

    The location, date and time of any incident are vital as they can prove exactly when and where it has occurred, removing the need to write down everything shortly after an upsetting event. Your vehicle speed will be recorded and shown on the video playback. GPS satellite information can often be more accurate than the vehicle's speedometer. GPS will automatically adjust the time recorded to the current time zone when travelling abroad.

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    3-Axis G-Sensor: Detects unusual impacts to your vehicle

    The built-in 3-axis G-Sensor with adjustable sensitivity can detect unusual impacts to your vehicle and automatically stores the video footage, time, speed and location. This footage is then moved into a locked folder so it cannot be overwritten. The locked folder can be viewed at a later time via the desktop software or smartphone app. Stored G-Sensor data could be helpful to show how significant any impact was, to combat against fraudulent claims.

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    Loop / Manual Recording

    For longer journeys, all of KENWOOD's dash cams can be set to "loop record". This means that even when the SD-card is full, the camera will continue to record, overwriting the earliest footage. In this mode should an incident occur, or the manual recording button is pressed, this data footage will still be stored and protected from over-writing so it can be played back at a later time.

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    Quick Release Magnetic Mount

    No more connecting cables with the quick release magnetic mount. Unlike traditional mounts, which operate using a latching mechanism. The patent-designed magnetic mount lets you place and remove the dash cam easily and immediately with no cable to connect or disconnect.

    KENWOOD dash cam smartphone app

    Wireless Smartphone App

    The KENWOOD Dash Cam App from App Store (iOS) for iPhone or Google Play (Android™) for Android smartphone allows you to change the menu settings of your dash cam easily.

    Go into the video settings of the app, and you can change the resolution, video length, exposure, GPS, Speed unit (MPH/KPH), time & date stamp, license plate stamp, and switch parking mode sensor on/off. * (Smart Park Mode requires the optional CA-DR1030 hardwire kit to be installed). Also, browse through recorded videos and real-time live view from your smartphone.

    *Ensure that your iPhone / Android smartphone is linked via Wi-Fi with your dash cam to change dash cam settings, browse recorded videos, and real-time live view.