The $250 Zenfox T3 three-channel dash cam covers action to the front, rear, and inside of your car. It’s large for a dash cam, which makes it super-easy to handle, set up, and use. In fact, it’s one of my favorites in that regard.

However, the size and the placement of the interior camera mounted far up the body unit forces some interesting decisions on where to place the unit. It’s not a deal-killer, but it warrants consideration.  

This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best dash cams. Go there for information on competing models and how we tested them. 

Design and specs

The T3 CH is a pricey $249.90 on Amazon, but remember it covers a fair chunk of the area surrounding and inside of your vehicle with its three cameras: a 2560×1440 (Sony STARVIS IMX335) front unit, a 1920×1080 (STARVIS IMX307) interior, and 1920×1080 rear (Sony EXMOR IMX291). If you don’t need the interior camera, the dual-channel Zenfox T3 2CH is $199.90 on Amazon.

As I mentioned, the T3 is no demure mini-dash cam, measuring approximately 5.5 x 2 x 2 inches, including the protruding front camera. Such a copious body allows large buttons and easy-to-read labels, a welcome difference compared to the tiny stuff you find on the average dash cam. The nicely thought-out menus seal the deal. 

But it’s not so much the size of the T3 that causes issues, but the location of the interior camera at the top of the unit, as you can see in the image below.  

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Zenfox’s T3 three-channel dash cam with its rear window camera.

Depending on where your rear-view mirror is, this might poke out above it. In my small vehicle there was just no way to provide the interior camera with an unobstructed view without putting it very low on the windshield, where it obstructed my vision for driving. It was usable, but I was a little worried about being pulled over for not being able to see around it. That’s the law.

Granted, I drive a diminutive Mazda Miata convertible. Most users with larger windshields will simply slide it a bit to the side and do just fine. Just be aware of these design aspects when you consider it.

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