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BlackVue DR970X-1CH PLUS (4K)

  • $69900 $699.00
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** This is a popular camera, our restock is on its way with orders dispatched 22 May 2024 or earlier **


BlackVue continue to strive for excellence with further improvements to their market leading 4K - 970 series dashcams, with the hotly anticipated 2024 release of the DR970X-1CH PLUS (front camera only) the successor to the DR970X-1CH (2023 release).

What has been improved since the 2023 upgrade to the CPU?

  • The front camera now boasts the latest Sony Starvis 2 image sensor 
  • Larger aperture from f2.8 to f1.7 to boost the cameras performance in low light conditions
  • Faster shutter speed to reduce motion blur
  • Larger video bit rate to enable more data to be saved in a clip so better quality footage
  • A change to how an event file is locked it now includes 10 seconds prior to event in the file versus 5 seconds.

In DriverCam’s opinion a premium dashcam packed with the latest technology and features you would want in your dashcam, best of the best.

Here are the key features you should consider:

  • Front camera: resolution - crystal clear TRUE 4K video quality from the latest Sony Starvis 2 sensor (8.4MP), High Dynamic Range, 146° Wide Viewing Angle, Manual Lock/Save Video Button
  • Shape: Cylindrical, low-profile and discreet design (11.8cm wide x 3.6cm high x 4.7cm deep) with no screen.
  • Storage capacity: Huge! Up to 512GB, at least 40 hours of footage before automatic loop recording begins (*on “highest” bitrate setting).
  • Tagged recordings: All recordings tagged with your GPS location, time and speed which can be visualized on Blackvues App’s map plus also Blackvue Web Viewer (PC/Mac).
  • Protected recordings: G-sensor detection automatically locks and protects event files (e.g. impact, spinning, sudden acceleration and deceleration) from overwriting.
  • Free Blackvue App: download footage (ultra fast 5GHz), adjust settings or show/transfer footage to Police at the scene of an accident. Provides instant video evidence when required.
  • 2 ways to access your camera - Blackvue Mobile App, Blackvue Web Viewer (PC/MAC free download, using SD card)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (2.4GHz & ultra fast 5GHz) allows you to view live video, change settings, playback and download videos to your mobile device (within a 10 metre range around the car).
  • Motion Detection Parking Surveillance – the camera keeps recording when you are away from your vehicle, option to adjust sensitivity and settings to tailor to your parking environment and your needs (hardwire installation required).
  • 4G LTE CLOUD Connectivity – This revolutionary feature allows users to remotely access the dashcam anywhere via the use of a SIM card (live view, access settings etc). Blackvue LTE module sold separately, SIM card to be provided by customer.
  • Power: 3 options – via cigarette lighter, included hardwire kit, or a parking recording battery pack. 
  • Warranty: 2-year manufacturer warranty 

Optional Accessories

    • Battery Packs for extended long durations of parking recording.
    • Memory Cards, we'd recommend 128GB or larger due to 4K quality recordings, you can opt for up to 512GB.


The DR970X-1CH Plus can either be hardwired to the vehicles fuse panel, plugged directly into a cigarette lighter socket, or connected to a Blackvue parking recording battery for maximum parking recording coverage.

Simple installation: Just plug the dashcam into the cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle.  

Hardwired installation: To enable parking protection mode, use the hardwiring cable to power the dashcam.

The installation process for the DR970X Plus is identical to the other BlackVue X Series dash cams. Our mobile dash cam installation service is available in the Auckland region, please make an enquiry for a quote for hardwiring professional installation.


Specs are taken from the official BlackVue website.




Front: Black / Width 118.5mm x Height 36mm / 108g



MicroSD Card up to 512GB

Recording Modes

Normal recording, Event recording (when impact is detected in normal and parking mode), Manual recording and Parking recording (when motion is detected).

* When using Hardwiring Power Cable, ACC+ will trigger parking mode. When using other methods, G-sensor will trigger parking mode.


Front: 8.4 Megapixel Sony Starvis 2 Sensor

Viewing Angles

Front: Diagonal 146°, Horizontal 125°, Vertical 68°

Resolution/Frame Rate

Front: 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30 fps

* Frame rate may vary during Wi-Fi streaming.

Video Codec

H.265 (HEVC) or H.264 (AVC)

Image Quality Settings

Highest (Extreme): 60+10 Mbps
Highest: 25+10 Mbps
High: 12+8 Mbps
Normal: 8+6 Mbps

*60Mbps bitrates only support in H.265(HEVC).

Video File Extension



Built-in (802.11




Built-in (V2.1+EDR/4.2)


3-Axis Acceleration Sensor

Backup Battery

Built-in Super Capacitor

Input Power

DC 12V-24V (3 pole DC Plug (Ø3.5 x Ø1.1)) to Wires

(Black: GND / Yellow: B+ / Red: ACC)

Power Consumption

Normal Mode (GPS On/1CH): Avg. 340mA /12V

Parking Mode (GPS Off/1CH): Avg. 260mA /12V

* Actual power consumption may vary depending on use

conditions and environment.

Parking Mode

Requires hardwiring using included 3-pin hardwiring cable


Built-in Microphone

Built-in Speaker (Voice Guidance)

Operating Temperature Range

From -20°C to 70°C (High Temperature Auto Cutoff at 75°C)


BlackVue Application (APP)

* Android 8.0 or higher (requires 64-bit operating system), iOS 13.0 or higher

BlackVue Viewer

* Windows 7 or higher, Mac Sierra OS X (10.12) or higher

BlackVue Web Viewer

* Chrome 71 or higher, Safari 13.0 or higher



Shipping and Taxes

Free overnight NZ Post tracked courier shipping within New Zealand from for all the orders above $200! (rural approximately 3 days)

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