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Mio MiVue 518
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Mio MiVue 518 Digital Camera

almodi.org Recommended Buy
Dec 2012
Full HD Video GPS (satellite) Video Capability Release Date
This Mio MiVue 518 Dashboard Camera includes GPS for video position logging and a microSD card slot to record your driving trips in HD - the ideal way to protect your no claim bonus. Get yourself... More
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One Industry Award

This Mio camera was given a "Recommended" award by Almodi.org who wrote that this camera was good.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this digital camera is exceptional based on 71 owner reviews. This camera in the top 18% of all the cameras that have been around for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Good Video Capture

Several Mio MiVue 518 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review in October this year “Video seems sharp and clear” . Gilmorha wrote “Takes very good videos”. Noddyfoster said “The images and video are very good quality even at night”.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Mio MiVue 518 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Andrew Renouf wrote on Amazon “Great pictures” in his Mio MiVue 518 review. Dominika Wrobel wrote “Great image quality and sound quality” in their review. Floyd Powell said in his Mio MiVue 518 review “The picture quality is excellent”.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce clear pictures. Theaxeman mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Excellent clarity recording, as good if not better than my e-prance 0801” in their review.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Ant P. said “Easy to use straight from the box” and scored the product 5 stars. Bartek said in October this year “Very clear view, easy set up, easy to use recommend in 100%” and gave it an excellent review. Dominika Wrobel gave this digital camera a very good review score and said on Amazon “Nice, easy to use dashcam” in their review.

Seven Mio MiVue 518 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. Andrew Renouf said on Amazon “Easy to setup and operate” in his review. In October last year Me mentioned in their Mio MiVue 518 review on Amazon “Very easy to set up and the video is good” and gave the Mio MiVue 518 an excellent review. Mr S Baker wrote “Great product, very easy to set up” in his review and rated the Mio MiVue 518 as excellent.

One Mio MiVue 518 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera said that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote “There are settings for formatting the memory card, metric or imperial distance” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who bought this digital camera said that it was good quality. Baldyal said on Amazon in October this year “The video quality is good enough” in their review of the Mio MiVue 518 and scored the product very highly. Carrie Horth wrote on Amazon “Excellent quality camera, no problems at all”. Cbpower said on Amazon “I had no problems setting it up, can't really say much it didn't seem that complicated, picture quality is good” in their review.

Good Size

A number of Mio MiVue 518 reviewers reckoned that it was compact. One Mio MiVue 518 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good size. Richard Hunter said on Amazon “Good size fitted nicely beside rear view mirror” in his review.

One Mio MiVue 518 owner who bought it reckoned that it was lightweight.

One Mio MiVue 518 owner concluded that this digital camera was a good width. In October last year C. Hardman mentioned “A wide angle which covers the full width of a normal road, pavements”.

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Nice Design

Several Mio MiVue 518 reviewers wrote that it was neat. Jonathon K wrote on Amazon in October last year “Neat bit of technology” in his Mio MiVue 518 review. This month Suzanne Miao wrote in her Mio MiVue 518 review “Bought a different brand dashcam which is much more compact, far less obtrusive and fits neatly behind the rear-view mirror”.

Several customers who bought this digital camera thought it was smooth. Last year C. Hardman mentioned in their review of the Mio MiVue 518 on Amazon “The quality of the video is smooth and very good, both day”. One Mio MiVue 518 reviewer who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Last year C. Hardman mentioned “Installation was pretty simple”.

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Mio Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Mio is one of the top rated camera manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Mio also has excellent ratings for its cameras.

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Several Mio MiVue 518 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Joe wrote in his review on Amazon “Great build quality compared to most units on the market”. In October last year Jonathon K said in his review “The product feels well build, buttons are good quality”.

Two Mio MiVue 518 owners who purchased it considered that it was strong and durable. Theaxeman mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Very good, sturdy build, quite impressed” in their review.

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Good Technical Features

Several Mio MiVue 518 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Jonathon K wrote on Amazon last year “I am impressed with the features which include video playback (with GPS” in his Mio MiVue 518 review.

Good Connectivity

A few Mio MiVue 518 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had gps. In October last year Mike Deetee said “Initial problem of not recording GPS was my fault”.

Good Support

One person thought it had good technical guidance. Jonathon K wrote in his Mio MiVue 518 review on Amazon “You don't really need to read the instructions it is that simple”.

Good Battery Life

One person who bought the Mio MiVue 518 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Jadey mentioned on Amazon “Battery runs low very quick so it must stay plugged in! Video play back is brilliant! Needed to use this after road rage from another driver” in their Mio MiVue 518 review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person who bought it thought it had a good screen. Jonathon K wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The size of the camera/screen is probably the perfect size for this technology - if anything it makes the holder seem a bit too large”.

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The Mio MiVue 518 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS (satellite).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Sony DSC-HX200V which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The MiVue 518 supports video capability, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the MiVue 518 which do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which support video capability to this digital camera and we think the EOS 1D Mark III, and the EOS 1Ds Mark II both from Canon or the Samsung DV151 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The MiVue 518 supports Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras that came out more than two years ago which do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Samsung WB250, and the Sony DSC-QX30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Mio MiVue 518 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might want to look at including the DV151, or the WB250 both from Samsung or the Sony DSC-HX200V which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The MiVue 518 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the MiVue 518 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the DV151, or the WB250 both from Samsung or the Sony ILCE-QX1 ($498.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a built-in flash. The Mio MiVue 518 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Canon EOS 1D Mark III, the Samsung DV151, or the Sony DSC-HX200V.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the MiVue 518, the Mio MiVue 518 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the MiVue 518, the MiVue 518 is not 3D.

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1 Other reason to consider the Mio MiVue 518

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this digital camera was released.

Specification

Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Video
Full HD Video
Video Formats Supported
Memory
Memory Slots
Camera
GPS (satellite)
Battery
Battery Technology
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Interface
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Compatible Operating Systems
Audio Recorder

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 by RJP
(Verified Purchase)

Software down load was simple from MIO website , you may need additional video software (Codec ,I think ) to run the video I am using recommended memory card , although it did work on an old card... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2016 by Suzanne Miao
(Verified Purchase)

We found that the massive clamp attaching the dashcam to the windscreen is so big you have to place it below or on either side of the rear-view mirror in our Vauxhall Corsa, causing major... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Bartek
(Verified Purchase)

Very clear view ,easy set up , easy to use recommend in 100%...

Reviewed 26 June 2016 by Cross XX
(Verified Purchase)

Just the product we needed in this day and age on the road...

Reviewed 12 June 2016 by Grumpy Gramps
(Verified Purchase)

It works, very well. Has unfortunately already been used to prove an "at fault" motorist, "at fault". The insurance company were very pleased, as it made their job easy.

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