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Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3

Product Code: SNDVR5

Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 is a 2 channel 1080p Full HD dashboard camera with front and rear cameras. Speed camera locations are also available as an optional download for the Snooper DVR-5HD G3. The latest dash cam from Snooper features a 3-inch touchscreen for instant playback of video recorded. A 32GB microSD card is included in the box.

The recording angle of the Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 is 155 degrees (front camera) and 130 degress (rear camera). GPS technology records date and time stamp to help with insurance purposes. Forward-facing collision and lane departure warnings and driver fatigue warnings are also provided.



Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 Dash Cam has been discontinued.

The replacement Snooper dash cam model is the Snooper SC5900 DVR MY-SPEED Plus.

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Snooper DVR 5HD is a dash cam. The Snooper 5HD has a 3-inch LCD to instantly view video recorded.

Recording is made with loop recording mode. This continuous recording mode overwrites old video as the SD card becomes full. There is also an emergency recording mode that is triggered by the built-in 3-axis G-Sensor. For example, when an impact is detected the dashboard camera will automatically start recording. There is a 32GB microSD card included in the box. The dashboar cameras record in two different resolutions:

1. 1920 x 1440p (Super HD) Front
2. 1920 x 1080p (Full HD) Front and Rear

Protect your no claims bonus with the Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3. There are many cases of false insurance claims whereby people carry out scams to claim on their insurance. The DVR-5HD Gen3 will provide evidence as to who was at fault leading up to and during an incident or accident.

There is a wide viewing angle of 155 degrees for recording on the Snooper front dashboard camera. The rear dashboard camera has a 130 degree viewing angle. Plus the windscreen mount rotates 360 degrees so that you can adjust the mount to record any view of the road that you choose.

The Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 features a built-in battery which is designed to be used when your vehicle is parked. When motion is detected, the DVR-5HD Gen3 will record and the device sleeps when motion is not detected. The battery life is not suitable for powering the device for continuous recording mode.

Playback on your computer using Google Maps

GPS location data is saved to the Snooper dash cam so you can view your route as an overlay on Google Maps.

Optional speed camera locations

The Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 gets the GPS speed camera data from the Snooper AURA speed camera database - subscription fees and connection to your Windows based PC apply. The database provides advanced warnings to known fixed and mobile speed camera locations across the UK, Europe and in a growing number of other countries across the world.

The Snooper AURA database is constantly updated with the latest locations - but you must regularly connect to an internet enabled PC to download the latest update. More information about the subscription charges can be found here or by scrolling down to 'Speed Camera Subscription' further down this webpage.

Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 FAQs

Do you have a question about the DVR-5HD Gen3 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-5HD Gen3 Features

‣Records in Super HD (Front) and Full HD (Rear) Quality
‣Speed camera locations database as an optional download
‣3-inch LCD screen for instant playback
‣155 degree viewing angle (Front) and 130 degree viewing angle (rear)
‣Windscreen mount rotates 360 degrees
‣Automatic accident and emergency event recording
‣Continuous audio and video recording
‣Parked mode - when motion is detected
‣Built-in battery for playback of video and motion detection mode
3 axis G-sensor
‣Forward-facing collision and lane departure warnings and driver fatigue alerts
‣Records GPS location to view journey on Google maps along side recorded video so you will always know where an incident occured and you will have proof for any insurance claim.
‣Records date, time and vehicles speed
‣Records day and night - great video in all light conditions
‣Includes a 32GB microSD in the box
‣Google maps compatible
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee

Installing the Snooper DVR 5HD

Installing the DVR 5HD device on the included windscreen mount 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. Whilst the DVR-5HD Gen3 features a built-in battery, this is designed for Motion Detection mode (please see page 33 of the user manual for more details) when the vehicle is parked.

PC System Requirements

The Snooper DVR 5HD will only operate on Windows computers. Specifically, you must be using Windows XP (32 bit), Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10. Additionally the software will only work with Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 10 or above.

The Snooper DVR 5HD will not operate when using Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Millennium, Windows XP and Vista (64 bit) or Apple Macintosh operating systems.

Speed Camera Subscription

To access the Snooper AURA speed camera database you must register your device with the manufacturer and download the database before first use. We also suggest that you subsequently update at least once a week to ensure you are drving with the latest speed camera database. Subscription to the Snooper AURA speed camera database costs £69.99 a year.

Countries included in the Snooper AURA database:

Included in the Snooper AURA database are speed camera locations in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA) and is still growing.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 Vehicle Drive Recorder
‣Rear Camera
‣5metre second camera cable
‣12/24volt Vehicle Power Cable
‣Windscreen bracket (suction)
‣Windscreen bracket (adhesive)
‣32GB microSD card
‣QuickTime, User Manual, PDF Reader, Snooper DVR all supplied on CD-Rom

Please note: No USB cable is included, however the USB cable that is required is a micro-USB cable.

Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3? Accessories available to purchase include a soft carrying case and hardwire power cable. Along with these accessories, it is also possible to buy replacement parts such as suction cup mount and mains charger. View all Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 accessories.

Snooper DVR-5HD Soft Carrying Case


‣Store your Snooper DVR-5HD dash cam when you are not using it with this soft Snooper branded carrying case.

Snooper DVR-5HD Windscreen Mount


‣Mount your Snooper DVR-5HD dash cam to the windscreen of your vehicle.

Snooper DVR-5HD Hardwire Power Cable


‣Hardwire kit enables you to connect your Snooper DVR-5HD directly into your vehicles electrical system.

Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 Questions and Answers

Question: Can I install the Snooper DVR 5HD rear camera on the outside. I want it as parking camera but I am not sure that it is the best choice for that?

Answer: The Snooper DVR-5HD G3 cameras (front and rear) are not waterproof. Therefore I would not recommend you position the camera on the outside of your vehicle.>

In addition the Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 is not designed as a reversing or parking camera. When you select the reverse gear in your vehicle the Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 screen will not automatically switch to show you the view from the rear camera and view from behind your vehicle.

The reversing/parking camera that we sell is the Garmin BC 30 Wireless Reversing Camera. The Garmin BC 30 is for use with compatible Garmin sat navs ONLY. It cannot be used on its own. We list the compatible Garmin sat navs that the BC 30 reversing camera will work with along with more information here.

Do you have a question about the Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3? Submit your question via our contact page.

Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 Technical Specification

‣Technology: Dasboard Camera, GPS speed camera detector
‣Display: 3-inch LCD
‣Resolution: Super HD (front camera) recording and Full HD (rear camera)
‣Angle of view: 155 degrees (front camera), 130 degrees (rear camera)
‣Video compression: MPEG 4
‣Video out: Unknown
‣Frame: 30 frames per second maximum
‣SD card: 32GB microSD card included
‣Power: 12V
‣Battery: Built-in 470mAh li-polymer rechargeable
‣Dimensions: 88.8mm x 53.1mm x 28.4mm
‣Weight: 82 grams (without memory card)
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Snooper DVR-5HD Gen3 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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