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USD$ 129.95

To deliver peace of mind, security, and maybe even some entertainment, Cobra’s Drive HD Dash Cams record everything drivers see in full 1080P HD video. It’s a crazy world out there and Drive HD Dash Cams are the perfect solution to continuously record you surroundings keep you and your vehicle safe and secure. An embedded G-Sensor automatically saves clips where an impact has been detected and the CDR 830 includes GPS to simulcast your precise location on a Google™ Map along with your video. Drive HD Cams also take 12 megapixel still shots and all images and videos can be viewed on a TV or Computer.

Also includes: Rechargable Lithium Ion Battery, 130° Wide Angle Lens, Emergency Record Button, EIS Anti-Shake, Built-in Microphone & Speaker, Mini USB Port, MicroSd Card Slot (up to 32GB), HDMI Output.

**Download the latest software for your CDR 830 here**

  • Full HD Recording - Records everything you see in 1080P Full HD (1920x1080).
  • GPS Position Logging - Embeds exact location, time and speed information into videos.
  • 8 GB MicroSD Memory Card Included - Unit is ready to use out-of-the-box.
  • Continuous Loop Recording - Time/Date stamp embedded on all recordings.
  • G-Sensor - Automatically saves events when a collision has been detected.
  • Vivid 2.7 Inch LCD Screen - Video can also be played back on your TV or computer. 
2.08 oz
CDR 830 is rated 1.9091 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not real thrilled with the 830 I bought the 810 for driving a truck. I haul fuel and see alot of things. It started messing up and video was getting corrupted and hard to view. Not sure if this was a one unit thing or not. Loop would only work from 15 seconds to 50 seconds when I did not have it on that setting. No matter what I did, (set to default, lower res, etc) still the same. I contacted Cobra, although it took a day or to between communications they recommended that I ship to the Chicago location. So I did. Few days later I received a new 830. Although I like the GPS, the 810 had a fish eye look so you can see more of your surroundings. There are mirrors on the truck hood that you can see other vehicles drive up in the video. The 830 does not have a fish eye look, and if I point to low you cant see signal lights or other important objects. I did compare the 2 videos side by side and the 830 looks zoomed in. No option to change a setting. This is my biggest complaint of the 830.  The photo that was added both cameras are in the exact same spot. Left is the CDR-830. Right is the CDR-810. The left you can barely see the bug shield etc. The right is same view but you can see way more. 10 degrees gonna make that much difference? the 830 looks zoomed in.
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't buy! I bought this product about four months ago and the video quality is horrible. 1. The product is unable to handle the heat from direct sun light. 2. When using 1080 mode the video sometimes splits with the top part of the screen on the bottom and the bottom part on top, especially when its hot outside. 3. The camera focuses on the dings on my wind shield and not on the cars in front of me.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this unit Bought this model two weeks back and was impressed with the size, the screen, ease of use and setting the options. However I did have the split screen problem with my first unit, but Jorge at Cobra was most helpful in answering my questions and getting me a replacement for the defective unit. Kudos to Cobra, their support staff and products.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from needs firmware/software update I have the same is split with top half of picture at bottom of screen. In addition, the dash cam player shows speed much lower than actual. Not much point in having GPS camera if the displayed speed is wrong. Was told it was a software issue, but so far no fix.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor user manual, not user friendly I found the user manual to be lacking. The instructions should be a little more exacting and were not detailed enough. It has icons on the screen that I have no idea what they mean and the manual doesn't explain them. It took me too long to figure out how to fully operate the unit. I am fully computer literate and am no luddite. Its not a bad product now that I have figured out its intricacies, but you would be doing yourself a favor by increasing the depth of the user manual.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cannot handle normal interior heat My CDR 830 requires the ac to be full blast aimed at unit. The heat apparently causes the unit to lose horizontal control splitting the screen. We are not talking extreme heat. It happens when outside temps hit 75 degrees. This unit should be recalled. Software does not work on a Mac Computer
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Looks Elsewhere The video quality is not good and constantly flashes from light to dark. Very disappointed with this one.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does nothing but Lock up!!!! Bought this Dash Cam thinking it would be a great item being from Cobra (which makes Great CB Radios) but it turns out it is nothing but a paper weight. Camera does nothing but Lock up, I even updated Firmware and now seems to be worse. Won't even connect to computer just shows Camera video on screen and can't get anything to respond except power button. Wish I had Returned it back but missed window and now stuck with useless item. I wait to see if Cobra even responds to my e-mail concerning this matter and what they will offer to do.
Date published: 2015-03-08
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Cannot fast forward or go backwards when watching the video on screen or on tv with HDMI cable.  Or is this only capable only when hooked up to the computer. 

Asked by: Nighttider
Yes, that would be normal. To see other frequently asked questions, visit: Should you have additional questions, please contact our Customer Care Group at 773 889 3087. Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2015-03-23

What will the cost be for me to buy the the CDR 830 dash cam with sending to Sweden from USA?Is there cheaper way to send the product,no prob if time is a little extended for me. Hope for an answer from your company.

Asked by: Svein
Thank you for your interest in our products, we appreciate it. I would recommend contacting our Chicago Customer Care Group at 773 889 3087 for product discounts and details. Here is a list of our International Distributors you may also order from. Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2015-02-27

Is there an app for my tablet to view videos on the SD card? Would make it easier to view instead of carrying a laptop with you in case you needed to view videos. I have Samsung galaxy tab 4 10.1...

Asked by: iomae
We are sorry but we do not offer an app. We only offer a Windows-based player. Videos are saved in AVI format, so if you can find a video player that is compatible with AVI then you should be able to view the video files. We have not tested this.
Answered by: BrianCobra
Date published: 2015-01-10

I purchased a 64 gig micro sd card and it will not work in my 830.....why??? blue box with "insert tif card" comes up,!!!!

Asked by: Tim L
32GB is the biggest size supported. Please refer to the following link for recording times: Frequently asked questions: Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2014-12-09

how can I configure it to start recording when power is applied

Asked by: kim666
Thank you for your interest in our products. Please note that all Cobra Dash cams are already preset from the factory to start recording automatically as soon as power is applied. You may simply plug it in and go. To see other frequently asked questions click here:
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2014-11-10

The web site indicates that the CDR 830 includes speed and GPS.  However, there is no mention on the product specs that a Windows machine and your software is required to see the embedded data -- no good to me with only Apple products!

Asked by: pcjunkie
Users may view and play recorded footage using both Windows and Mac machines, however speed and gps data are only viewable using the FREE Cobra dash cam player available here: There is also a FREE CDR830 software update available here:
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2014-09-20

Camera stops recording and starts on its own any know why? Also Cobra video player will not work for me I have windows 7, program opens fine but videos will not play. Also has horrible flashing of colors on the screen also gets a blue and dull tint.

Asked by: 2012JKU
Sounds like the motion detection feature is turned on. I would recommend restoring factory settings from the menu, then try it again using the default settings. If the problems continue, you may exchange it at the place of purchase or send it to Cobra for warranty service to: Cobra Electronics Attn: Service 6500 W Cortland St Chicago, IL 60707 To see other frequently asked questions on this model click here: If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Customer Care Group at 773 889 3087 M-F 8:00am to 5:30pm (CST)
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2014-09-15

why dont i see speed and gps on my playback

Asked by: k9officer33
GPS data is automatically embedded in the video file. To view GPS information, please use the Cobra Dash Cam Player. The player is available to download from here: To see other frequently asked questions click here:
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2014-09-08
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