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BlackVue DR490L 2CH

Product Code: BV490L2CH16

BlackVue DR490L is a leading front and rear in-car video camera for installing inside your vehicle. The BlackVue DR490L front camera records in Full HD at resolution 1920x1080 (@30fps) and the rear camera records in 1920px1080 (@30fps). This Blackvue dash cam features a built-in 3.5-inch screen for instant playback of video and live viewing of recorded video. The BlackVue has a parked mode that detects motion when parked and starts recording.

The BlackVue has optional GPS technology which will record your vehicles speed and location (speed data can optionally be set to not to record). Included in the box is a microSD card to record your journeys onto. The power source can be between 12V and 24V.



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The BlackVue 490L-2CH is a 2 channel dashboard camera to capture events in front and behind your vehicle. Not only can you capture video whilst driving, you can also capture video when your vehicle is parked which uses motion detection to begin recording. This Blackvue includes a 3.5-inch touch screen LCD.

Full HD 1080p, (front and rear cameras) good quality videos in low light conditions are provided. The front and rear camera both record at 30 fps (frames per second). Starvis image sensor (front camera) provides image clarity day and night.

There is a 130 degree view angle on the front and rear cameras.

External GPS is an optional extra. With this option you can use the GPS technology to save your route (GPS location and speed) which can be viewed back on a windows or mac computer (it is possible to turn off speed recording). The BlackVue DR490L-2CH has been designed to be located on the front windscreen. If you are looking for a Blackvue that is discrete (without a screen) then please view the Blackvue dash cam range here.

If an impact or sudden change in speed is detected videos are marked accordingly enabling you to find the video(s) easily when you playback.

Parked mode automatically switches to parked mode when vehicle is parked and only records to memory card when motion or impact is detected. Furthermore the video buffer will record for a few seconds leading to the triggering event so you record before the event to see the full event. The DR490L-2CH must be hard wired into your vehicle for the parking mode to work.

The Blackvue 490L-2CH includes all the necessary accessories supporting parking mode. This includes the integrated voltage cut-off function on the device and professional installation cable. Using the includes cable the Blackvue 490 is connected to the vehicles battery via the fuse box whereby it will then detect the vehicle's ignition being turned on and off and automatically activate parking mode recording. Whilst the Blackvue will continually monitor the view when parked the video(s) will only be saved when motion is detected.

Loop recording and format-free technology

The BlackVue will record in a loop and overwrites older files when the memory is full. Files are saved and organised on the microSD in an efficient way reducing the need for formatting the card and prevents file corruption even after multiple write cycles.

The recorded videos are playable on most viewers.

The Blackvue includes microphone and speaker (for voice guidance).

Lane departure warning system

Advanced Driver Assistance System for Lane Departure Warning System is built-in to the Blackvue DR490L-2CH.

BlackVue DR490L 2CH FAQs

Do you have a question about the DR490L that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our Dash Cam FAQ's for questions from other people. If the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team. For further information online please see the BlackVue dash cam comparison table.

BlackVue DR490L HD Features

‣Full HD Video records at 1080p both and rear camera
Optional GPS antenna for recording GPS location and speed
‣Parked mode starts recording when motion is detected.
‣3.5-inch screen for instant playback or recorded video
‣Records in MP4 format
‣Built-in G-sensor
‣Stylish and Compact Design
‣Includes 16GB microSD card
‣One touch formatting of the microSD card
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee


Included in the box with the Blackvue DR490L is a quick release windsceen mount and 12/24v power cable. You can use the windscreen mount to locate the DR490S on the front windscreen. Many customers choose to locate the Blackvue in the centre of the windscreen near the rear-view mirror which offers a discrete installation. The rear dashboard camera connects to the front dashcam via a connection cable which is provided.

BlackVue Power Magic Pro electric power controllerAdditionally, if you'd like to hardwire the BlackVue DR490L HD dash cam into your vehicles battery, you can do so by purchasing the BlackVue Power Magic Pro electric power controller (which is sold separately). The Power Magic Pro will operate in cars, vans and other commercial vehicles with a battery power supply of either 12 volts or 24 volts. In addition, once installed the hardwire power kit enables your BlackVue dashboard camera to continue to operate even when your vehicles ignition is switched off.

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What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣DR490L-2CH Front Camera with Windshield Mount
‣DR490L-2CH Rear Camera with Windshield Mount
‣Cigarette Lighter Outlet Power Cord, 15ft length
‣Direct-Wire Power Cord, 15ft length
‣Video Cable for Rear Camera, 20ft length
‣Accessory Pack (cable clips, trim tool)
‣microSD card (16GB or 32GB) with microSD to SD adapter
‣User Manual
‣Product Warranty Card

BlackVue DR490L Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the BlackVue DR490L? Accessories available to purchase include a vehicle power cable, external GPS antenna and power magic pro. View all BlackVue DR490L accessories.

BlackVue DR490L Cigarette Lighter Power Cable


‣Power your BlackVue DR490L with this genuine BlackVue cigarette power cable.

BlackVue DR490L External GPS Antenna


‣Add this external GPS antenna to view speed and map location data on your videos.

BlackVue Power Magic Battery Pack B-112


‣Power Magic Battery Pack (B-112) provides up 12 hour power from a 1 hour charge.

BlackVue DR590S HD Technical Specification

‣Technology: Optional GPS
‣Display: None, smartphone connectivity for instant playback
‣Resolution: Front camera (1920x1080) @ 30fps, rear camera (1920x1080) @30fps
‣Angle of view: The front camera is 130 degrees diagonal viewing angle. The rear camera is also 130 degree (diagonal).
‣Video compression: MP4
‣Video out: Yes, Coaxial Cable
‣Frame Rate: 60fps (front camera) and 30fps (rear camera) (frames per second)
‣SD card: 16GB or 32GB depending which DR590W model is purchased
‣Audio: Speaker and Microphone built-in
‣Mains power: DC 12V-24V
‣Battery: Rechargeable 130mA
‣Dimensions: front camera 111.8 x 34mm, rear camera 67.40 x 25mm
‣Weight: Front camera 64g, rear camera 21g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
BlackVue DR590S 2CH manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Page updated: 10th November 2023

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