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Snooper DVR-3HD

Product Code: SNDVR3

Snooper DVR-3HD is the first Driver Vehicle Recorder (DVR) from Snooper that also includes an GPS speed camera detector all via the DVR-3HD 2.4-inch colour display. The speed camera detector will alert you to speed camera locations using GPS technology telling you which type of camera is in the road ahead and it will also beep to alert you. The DVR-3HD records in Full HD 1080 pixels and features a 2.4-inch LCD colour screen for viewing videos recorded on the device. The 3 Megapixel built-in lens will capture a 130 degree view of the road ahead and there are multiple recording modes including Continuous recording, Emergency recording and Motion detection for recording when parked.

You should use class 6 memory card of at least 8GB capacity. The maximum capacity of SD cards used should be no more than 32GB in storage capacity.



Snooper DVR-3HD has been discontinued.

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The Snooper DVR-3HD is a full 1080p HD in-car camera for recording incidents in the road ahead that also doubles as a GPS speed camera detector.

You can also view recordings and playback video on the built-in 2.4-inch LCD colour screen. The built-in lens is 3 megapixels providing great quality videos and the angle of the camera-view is 130 degrees meaning you will get a great video-viewing-angle.

In-car camera

The Snooper DVR 3HD records with a wide-angle capturing events in the road ahead. It can record in full HD 1080P (1920 x 1080 @30fps) or optionally at 720P (1280x720) to offer longer recording times. The Snooper DVR 3HD also has a 2.4 inch screen so you can playback videos on the screen at any time. You can optionally set the Snooper in-car camera to automatically start recording when the car engine is turned on and turn off when you turn your engine off.

There are 4 recording modes:

‣ Continuous recording - continually records and overwrites old videos when recording capacity is reached. You can choose to protect videos from being overwritten.

‣ Emergency recording - when recording in continuous recording mode usually videos are overwritten when the memory card is full but you can protect recorded files using the emergency recording mode. When you select emergency recording mode these videos will not be overwritten. You can save up to 10 emergency videos on an 8GB memory card. You can set the emergency video recording for either 3 minutes or 5 minutes.

‣ Collision detection - The DVR 3HD has a built-in G-sensor so that it can detect collisions from 3 separate directions. When a collision/impact is detected the in-car camera automatically starts recording in emergency mode meaning the video will not be erased when continuous recording is in progress. You can set the collision video recording for either 3 minutes or 5 minutes.

‣ Motion detection when parked means you can start recording when motion is detected so you will be able to record events whilst your vehicle is parked. You can set the motion detection recording for either 3 minutes or 5 minutes.

FREE speed camera alerts

The Snooper DVR-3HD includes a built-in speed camera detector that will warn you via GPS to "fixed" and "mobile" speed camera locations via the Snooper AURA database. When in speed camera mode the DVR 3HD will display your vehicles speed and when you approach a speed camera location the screen will change to tell you which type of camera is in the road ahead. The unit will also beep when approaching speed cameras. The speed camera alerts can be turned off. You can also set a speed limit alert whereby when you drive over a pre-set speed you receive a warning.

Built-in microphone

The Snooper video camera has a built-in microphone for recording sound/voice within your vehicle so you can provide a commentary or make voice notes or record the sound resulting from collisions, etc.

Playback recorded video

You can playback video recorded on the Snooper DVR on the device itself, on a computer or on a TV. When watching videos on your computer you can also see your routes on Google Maps, speed, compass heading and more.

The Snooper car camera will work with NTSC and PAL TV types.

You should use class 6 memory card of at least 8GB capacity. Maximum capacity cards that can be used should be no more than 32GB.

Snooper DVR-3HD FAQs

Do you have a question about the DVR-3HD 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 Snooper dash cam comparison table.

Snooper DVR-3HD Features

‣Records in Full HD 1920 x 1080 @30fps or 720p (1280x720p) to increase recording time
‣Starts recording when you turn your ignition on and turns off when you turn your engine off
‣Built-in GPS speed camera detector with FREE lifetime speed camera updates (maximum 4 updates per year)
‣2.4 inch screen for speed camera detector display and viewing video being recorded and playback of recorded videos
‣Automatic accident and emergency event recording
‣Continuous audio and video recording
‣130 degree angle view
‣Built-in 3 Megapixel camera lens
‣Anti-vandal parking monitoring
3 axis G-sensor
‣Records with great quality both day and night
‣Video out function
‣Playback on computer or on the Snooper device itself
‣Records date, time and vehicles speed
‣Can support from 8GB up to 32GB microSD card
‣Google maps compatible
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee

Installing the Snooper DVR 3HD

Installing the DVR 3HD device near the rear-view mirror achieves the best performance. The car power adaptor cable can then be trailed around the top of the car windshield and down the side of the car to the cigarette lighter socket.

The Snooper DVR 3HD rotates 360 degrees on the windscreen bracket for whatever angle you are looking to use the device to record from.

Speed Camera Database

The Snooper DVR-3HD comes with FREE quarterly speed camera updates to the award winning AURA speed camera database and covers speed camera locations in the following countries:

Australia*, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand*, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USA and is still growing.

Please note: *Snooper DVR-3HD speed camera database is not compatible with Australia and New Zealand.

It is fully legal to use a speed camera detector in the UK. However, before using the Snooper DVR 3HD outside of the UK we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you check to ensure that the use of a speed camera detector in other countries is also legal.

PC System Requirements

The Snooper DVR 3HD will only operate on Windows computers. Specifically, you must be using Windows XP (32 bit), Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1 Additionally the software will only work with Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 10 or above.

The Snooper DVR 3HD will not operate when using Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Millennium, Windows XP and Vista (64 bit) or Apple Macintosh operating systems.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Snooper DVR-3HD Vehicle Drive Recorder
‣FREE speed camera updates (maximum 4 updates per year)
Windscreen mounting bracket
‣Vehicle Power Cable
‣8GB microSD card
‣Mini USB Cable
‣Quick-start guide

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Snooper DVR-3HD Technical Specification

‣Technology: Built-in GPS
‣Camera Type: 1/3 inch CMOS sensor, 3 megapxiel camera
‣Resolution: Full HD 1920 x 1080 @30fps or 720p (1280x720p) for longer recording times
‣Angle of view: 130 degrees
‣Video compression: MPEG 4
‣Video out: Yes
‣Frame: up to 30fps
‣SD card: Supports from 8GB Micro SD card as standard. Will support up to 32GB
‣Audio: High sensitivity condenser MIC
‣Output: Speaker (Beep Alerts)
‣Mains power: DC 12-24V, 470mA
‣Battery: Built-in 470mAh li-polymer rechargeable
‣Dimensions: Width - 63mm, Height - 70mm, Depth - 29mm
‣Weight: 94 grams
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Snooper DVR-3HD 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.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

ActiveGPS is an Official Snooper Internet Supplier (parent company Active Alliance Limited) is an Official Snooper Internet Supplier No: PP1310. The Snooper official Internet supplier network has been created to protect UK consumers from stolen and counterfeit goods. In addition as an official supplier we have the expertise to provide you with the best before and after sales service. For further information please click on the logo to the right.

Page updated: 12th June 2023

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