Genius DVR-FHD590 Vehicle Recorder Product and Video Review

The Genius DVR-FHD 590 HD Vehicle Recorder is a full HD 1080P vehicle recorder that includes an extra wide 128Deg viewing angle, 2.4″ rear TFT LCD screen, high power LED for low lighting conditions as well as several other key features that make this unit very attractive.  Our video will speak to many of its features, however, check below for some great pictures and opinion regarding this well built cam by Genius


Perhaps the first thing that caught our eye with the Genius DVR-FHD590 HD vehicle camera was the exterior packaging itself.  Where so many companies fail to get crucial information acrossed in their product, Genius has probably the best layout we have seen on an exterior packaging design to date.

Gebius DVR-FHD590 Exterior FrontGenius DVR-FHD590 Exterior BottomNot only does it portray a very accurate picture of the product, but also, Genius has found a way to cover every question that the consumer might have, including many we never.  Genius has actually made it very easy for us to list specifications and features simply by including their exterior packaging for review.

Genius DVR-FHD590 Side LiteratureGenius DVR-FHD590 Side Literature 2What it doesn’t speak to on the package is battery life as this unit contains a built in lithium rechargeable battery and we tackled that first thing, determining that this camera will last 1.5 hours while operating on battery alone.

Genius DVR-FHD590 Exterior EndGenius DVR-FHD590 Exterior End 2In addition, the DVR-590 contains HDR technology which allows it to adjust for the best picture in sudden lighting condition changes.  The video displays a great example of this as we travel through the Welland tunnel.


The DVR-FHD590 is very well constructed of a hard blue and black acrylic exterior.  While the front displays the wide angle lens and high power LED for low lighting conditions, the back of the unit has a 2.4″  TFT LCD display and four buttons utilized for the menu of the unit.

Genius DVR-FHD590 Vehicle Camera FrontGenius DVR-FHD590 Vehicle Camera BackOn the left, we find the power switch and access for a 32GB SD card, while there is a USB connector, mini-HDMI port and reset switch on the right.

Genius DVR-FHD590 Power SwitchGenius DVR-FHD590 HDMI SideACCESSORIES

Included in the DVR590 packaging is the camera itself, a swivel suction mount that has two way adjustments and an easy one push button for camera shoe removal, a visor mount, cigarette lighter power plug as well as the standard manuals and software disks.

Genius DVR-FHD590 Accessories

There is no setup or software necessary, however, as simply plugging the included USB cable into any computer brings up the units folders for downloading of files.  In fact, something definitely good to see was the power cable having a length of 12′ which means that it can be tucked away without limiting the positioning of the car camera.


The DVR590 has a very appealing feature set, in that, it will turn on and off with your vehicle.  To enhance this, there is a motion sensor that, once activated, will start and stop the cameras recording with vehicle movement.  There is also a G-Sensor within that immediately activates the camera at point of collision and creates a protected file for such things as evidence or insurance purposes.

Genius DVR-FHD590 Window MountGenius DVR-FHD590 Visor MountIn addition, we were impressed with the fact that the camera is a 5 megapixel camera capable of 30FPS, has a decent battery life for its size and we thought that the HDR technology was very evident while traveling through the tunel.  Throw in the fact that the camera records in .MOV format with H.264 compression for smaller stored file size, as well as the fact that it is priced under the $150 mark, and Genius has an excellent product on their hand.  All in all, the only thing we might like to have seen was the ability to utilize a 64GB microSD card, rather than the specified 32GB.

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Genius DVR-FHD590

One comment

  1. In my experience this type of DVRs are crap, won’t survive more then one year of use.
    Too many issues, power supply issues,internal battery issues, buggy settings etc..
    I think the way to go is the industrial type DVR’s .. Yeah they are more coplicated to install, but the are way more reliable.
    I have this one installed now ,I don’t know who makes them ,but I’m quite happy with it. Moreover it’s a four cam DVR and I have 360 degrees covered. 😉

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