D2200
User Guide
AUTOMOTIVE
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
Dear Whistler Customer,
Thank you for choosing a Whistler product. We are
dedicated to providing products that represent both
quality and value. Please read the User Guide carefully
before using this product. If you have additional
questions, please visit the FAQ page on our website at
Customer Service Representative
1-800-531-0004
Monday - Friday • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CT
or visit our website
www.whistlergroup.com
Sincerely,
The Whistler Group, Inc.
WHAT’S INCLUDED
D2200
WINDSHIELD
BRACKET
MICRO
SD CARD
CarCharger
DC POWER
CORD
USB CABLE
USER
GUIDE
FEATURE DESCRIPTION
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Camera Lens
Speaker
Status LED
LCD Display
Reset Button
Microphone
A / V Output Jack
Bracket Mount
USB Jack
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OK / Record Button
Mode Button (E)
IR LEDs
Power Button
Micro SD Card slot
UP / Left Button
Menu Button (M)
Down / Right Button
FEATURE DESCRIPTION
Button and Function
1. Camera Lens – 120º wide-angle lens.
2. Speaker – Provides audio for playback and device
tones.
3. Status LED – BLUE = power on, RED = charging,
Flashing Blue = Recording
4. LCD Display – View photo and video.
5. Reset Button – Using a small pin, push in to reset
the device.
6. Microphone – Audio receiver for video recording.
7. A / V Output Jack – Provides Audio and Video
output to an external monitor.
8. Bracket Mount – windshield bracket attachment.
9. USB Jack – Allows PC interface to access microSD
files and charge the battery.
10.OK / Record Button – Press to start recording.
Press again to stop. In menu, selects highlighted
items.
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FEATURE DESCRIPTION
11.Mode Button – Press (E) to switch modes: Video,
Camera, Play back. A brief press while recording will
manually lock the current file.
12.Infrared LEDs – Provides infrared light for night
recordings.
13.Power Button – Press and hold to power ON/OFF
A brief press while in operation will toggle between
IR LED's ON/ OFF.
14.MicroSD Card Slot – Slot for memory card.
15.UP / Left Button – Press to zoom in. In Menu allows
scrolling of menu items.
16.MENU Button – Press (M) button to display menu
settings. A long press in Standby Mode will also
toggle between camera choices.
17.Down / Right – Press to zoom out. In Menu, allows
scrolling of menu items.
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OPERATIONS
Designed exclusively for motor vehicles operating at 12
or 24 volts DC.
Inserting a micro SD Card
Before initial use, insert the micro SD card that's
included. (Suggest at least a 8 GB card (Class 10
minimum), up to 32GB)
Charging the Unit
Fully charge DVR for initial use by:
• 12 volt Car charger
• PC USB port
The status LED is red during charging.
NOTE: Turn DVR off before inserting or removing the
micro SD card.
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OPERATIONS
Installing the Windshield Bracket
The included windshield bracket securely places the
DVR onto the vehicle’s windshield.
Follow the procedure below to secure the bracket:
1. Slide the collar into the bracket mounting point on
top of the DVR.
2. If applicable, remove protective film from the suction
cup.
3. Clean the selected area of the windshield for
mounting using a quality glass cleaner.
4. Press the bracket onto the windshield. To secure
the suction cup press the locking tab toward the
windshield.
5. Loosen the knob on the bracket to adjust the angle
of the DVR. Tighten knob securely to secure the
DVR’s position.
Adjustable Knob
STEP 4
STEP 1
STEP 5
Slide Collar
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OPERATIONS
Power Connection in Vehicle
1. Plug the mini USB end of the vehicle power cord into
the USB jack of the DVR.
2. Insert the other end of the power cord into the
vehicle’s lighter socket / power port.
NOTE: Unit will automatically turn on and start
recording when power is applied. It will turn off when
power is removed.
STEP 2
STEP 1
Power ON / OFF
Power On: Press
illuminates.
to turn on. Blue Status LED
Power Off: Press and hold
to turn off.
NOTE: The unit will automatically power OFF after the
low battery warning is displayed.
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OPERATIONS
Date & Time Setting
1. Once connected with car charger, the device will
power ON and start recording. Press the OK button
to switch into standby mode.
2. Press the MENU (M) button twice then Press the
 or  to select Date/Time. Press OK to enter into
setting. Press right arrow to select Set Date/Time,
Press OK.
3. Press  or to choose the specific number, press
MENU (M) to enter into next setting. Once finished
with settings, press OK button to exit then press
Menu (M) to return to DVR operation.
MENU Settings
There are 3 available modes; Video
and Playback  .
, Camera
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NOTE: Video or Camera menus have different option
selections. Use the MODE (E) button to select the
desired mode when in standby.
1. Press the MENU (M) button to see available settings.
2. Press the  or  to scroll through the settings.
3. Press OK to make a selection.
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OPERATIONS
Video Mode
1. Power on: Press the
to turn on DVR.
2. The
icon is shown in the top left corner with a
blinking red dot when recording. Press OK to stop
recording if desired.
NOTE: When powered externally the DVR will
automatically be in Video Record mode and begin
recording after initial power ON.
Recording
G-Sensor
Locked File
Video Mode
Exposure
Compensation
Video Time Remaining
Auto White Balance
IR LED's ON
Video Segment Time
SD Card Icon will show
when installed
Parking Monitor
Time
Date
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Battery (Charging Shown)
OPERATIONS
Camera Mode
1. Take Picture: Press MODE (E) button. Camera icon will be displayed in upper left corner.
2. Press OK to take an image.
Camera Mode
Picture Count
Exposure
Compensation
Resolution
Auto White Balance
IR LED's ON
SD Card Icon will show
when installed
ISO
Battery
(Charging Shown)
Time
Date
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OPERATIONS
Playback Mode
1.
Press MODE (E) to enter review screen.
2.
Use or  to highlight a file.
3.
Press OK to play a video. Use OK to pause the
video.
4.
Press MENU (M) to select another file.
5.
When in this mode press MENU (M) to select
Delete, Protect or Slide Show Options.
6.
Press MODE (E) to exit review mode.
Playback Mode
File Number
Video Resolution
Video Time
Battery
Review Options
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OPERATIONS
USB Settings
Connect the unit to a computer using the USB cable
included.
Mass Storage - The recorded files can be accessed
directly from the micro SD card installed into the
DVR. They can be viewed directly from the card or
transferred to the computer for storage.
View DVR Screen on TV or Monitor
Simply plug a compatible cable into the A / V jack
on the DVR and into the video input on a TV or video
monitor for larger viewing.
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OPERATIONS
Battery Charging
Full Battery
Slightly Low Battery
Low Battery
Battery Empty
• The unit may be charged using the included 12V Car
Adapter or USB cable.
• The red indicator light will be illuminated until
charging is complete.
NOTE: The unit is intended to be used with external
power source being supplied with either cord included.
Stand alone battery time is approximately 15 minutes.
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OPERATIONS
Special Functions
• G-sensor function. If a sudden shock is detected
(such as in an accident) the video segment recorded
is protected from being overwritten.
• Automatic power ON / OFF function when using car
adapter plugged into 12V power port controlled by
vehicle ignition.
• Seamless loop recording.
• A / V Output jack.
• Parking Monitor: When enabled, the DVR will
automatically turn on and start recording when it
detects a hit against the car. This is mainly used when
the car is parked and someone hits your vehicle. A icon on the left of the screen signifies it is turned
on.
• Infrared LEDs, when enabled , assist during low light
conditions. (limited range)
• Screen saver mode, when enabled will minimize
night time distraction. Will also extend battery life
when operating without external power.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Can’t record or
take photo
Confirm that the micro SD card is of
proper class (C10 min.) and has available
capacity.
Unit doesn’t
work with my
SD Card
If the unit does not recognize the card,
remove the SD card and insert it again. If
still not recognized, the SD card maybe
damaged or device does not support this
type of memory card. Try another memory
card. (SanDisk recommended)
“files error”
appears during
replay
Uncompleted files due to micro SD card
storage error. Reformat or replace card.
Video or Photo
unclear
Check lens for fingerprints, protective film
or other obstruction. Use a soft cloth to
clean lens.
Black image
when recording
sky or water
scene
Scenes with large contrast can influence
the automatic exposure function of the
unit. Adjust Exposure setting in the menu
settings to correct image.
Cross stripe
interference in
image
This is caused by incorrect “Light
Frequency“ setting. Check setting for
50Hz or 60Hz in MENU Settings.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Reset
Operation can be restored by pushing the reset button.
NOTE: No user serviceable parts inside. Do not open
product.
Use and Care
1.Unit does not use a Touch Screen to control its
functions! Do not touch screen with any objects as
damage to screen may occur.
2.Do not leave unit in direct sunlight for extended
period of time, especially in a vehicle.
3.Avoid using the unit in dusty and damp
environments.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Features
HD camera, HD video recording
Unit
Dimensions
HxWxD
105 X 50 X 20 mm
4.1" X 1.9" X .79"
Unit Weight
54 g (1.9 oz)
LCD Screen
Size
2.7" TFT
Zoom
W / T Digital
Lenses
120º High definition wide-angle lenses
Resolution
1080HD / 720P / VGA / QVGA
Files Format
AVI
Loop
Recording
OFF / 3 MIN. / 5 MIN. / 10 MIN.
Memory
Micro SD Card - C6 MIN. / 32GB Max
USB
USB 1.1 / 2.0
DC IN
DC5v +/- 1000mA
Frequency
50Hz / 60Hz
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SPECIFICATIONS
Battery
Capacity
180mAH
Power
Consumption
220mA
Microphone/
Speaker
Supported
Language
Supported languages are listed in MENU
settings
Photo Mode
12 Mega pixels
Photo Format
JPEG
Video Output
NTSC / PAL
USB Function
USB - Disk
Operating
Temperature
Range
0° ~ 50°C (32° ~ 122°F) @ Humidity of
10% - 80%
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SPECIFICATIONS
Basic functions
• Low illumination high-definition video
1080HD@25fps 720P@30fps
• Built-in low illumination 120º lenses
• 2.7 inch LTPS Monitor
• Impact sensitivity adjustment automatically locks file
• Supports cycle video
• A / V output jack
• Supports up to 32 GB micro SD card
• Charges while in use
• Image monitor with real-time output
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MENU OPTIONS
Video Resolution: 1080HD / 720P / VGA / QVGA
Loop Recording: OFF / 3 min / 5 min / 10 min
Exposure Compensation: -3 -- +3
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent /
Incandescent
Motion Detecting: ON / OFF
Recording Audio: ON / OFF
G-Sensor: OFF / Low / Medium / High
Parking Monitor: Off / Low / Medium / High
System Settings
Date / Time: ON / OFF / Set Date/Time
Auto Power Off: OFF / 1 min / 3 min / 5 min
Beep Sound: ON / OFF
Language: English / simplified Chinese / traditional Chinese /
French / German / Japanese / Korean / Russian / Spanish /
Portuguese
TV Mode: NTSC / PAL
Light Source Frequency: 50HZ / 60HZ
Screen Saver: OFF / 30 sec / 1 min / 5 min
Image Rotation: ON / OFF
Formatting: Cancel / OK
Default Settings: Cancel / OK
Version: * * * * * *
Playback Options
Delete: Delete Current / Delete All
Rotate: Cancel / 90 / 180 / 270
Protection: Lock Current/Unlock Current/Lock All / Unlock All
Slide Show: 3 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Consumer Warranty
This Whistler product is warranted to the original purchaser
for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase
against all defects in materials and workmanship, when
purchased from an authorized Whistler retailer. This limited
warranty is void if the unit is abused, misused, modified,
installed improperly, or if the housing and / or serial numbers
have been removed. There are no express warranties covering
this product other than those set forth in this warranty. All
express or implied warranties for this product are limited to one
(1) year. Whistler is not liable for damages arising from the use,
misuse, or operation of this product including but not limited
to loss of time, inconvenience, loss of use of your product or
property damage caused by your product or its failure to work,
or any other incidental or consequential damages including
personal injury.
DO NOT RETURN ITEM TO STORE WHERE PURCHASED.
FOR WARRANTY INFORMATION, CONTACT WHISTLER
CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-531-0004.
Representatives are available to answer your questions
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Service Under Warranty
During the warranty period, defective units will be repaired or
replaced (with the same or a comparable model), at Whistler’s
option, without charge to the purchaser when returned prepaid,
with dated proof of purchase to the address below. Units
returned without dated proof of purchase will be considered
out-of-warranty and therefore are not covered by the described
Limited Warranty. (Refer to Service Out-of-Warranty section.)
Due to the specialized equipment necessary for testing Whistler
products, there are no authorized service centers other than
Whistler. When returning a unit for service under warranty,
please follow these instructions:
1. Ship the unit in the original carton or in a suitable sturdy
equivalent, fully insured, with return receipt requested to:
Whistler Repair Dept.
1412 South 1st St.
Rogers, AR 72756
Please allow 3 weeks turnaround time.
IMPORTANT: Whistler will not assume responsibility for loss
or damage incurred in shipping. Therefore, please ship your
unit insured with return receipt requested. CODs will not be
accepted!
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
2. Include with your unit the following information, clearly
printed:
• Your name and physical street address for shipping (no PO
Boxes), a daytime telephone number, and an email address
(if applicable).
• A detailed description of the problem (e.g.,“device will not
power ON”).
• A copy of your dated proof of purchase or bill of sale.
3. Be certain your unit is returned with its serial number. Units
without serial numbers are not covered under warranty.
IMPORTANT: To validate that your unit is within the warranty
period, make sure you keep a copy of your dated proof of
purchase. For warranty verification purposes, a copy of your
dated store receipt must accompany any Whistler product sent
in for warranty work.
Service Out-Of-Warranty
Units will be repaired at “out-of-warranty” service rates when:
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The unit’s original warranty has expired.
A dated proof of purchase is not supplied.
The unit has been returned without its serial number.
The unit has been misused, abused, modified, installed
improperly, or had its housing removed.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
The minimum out-of-warranty service fee for your Whistler DVR
Camera is $35.00 (U.S.). If you require out-of-warranty service,
please return your unit as outlined in the section “Service Under
Warranty” along with a cashier’s check or money order in the
amount of $35.00. Payment may also be made by MasterCard,
VISA or American Express. Personal checks are not accepted.
In the event repairs cannot be covered by the minimum service
fee, you will be contacted by a Whistler technical service specialist
who will outline options available to you.
IMPORTANT: When returning your unit for service, be certain to
include a daytime telephone number and an email address
(if applicable).
Customer Service
If you have questions concerning the operation of your Whistler
product, or require service during or after the warranty period,
please call
Customer Service at 1-800-531-0004.
Representatives are available to answer your questions
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT) or visit the FAQ at
www.whistlergroup.com.
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CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
1716 SW Commerce Dr. Ste. 8
Bentonville, AR 72712
Toll Free (800) 531-0004
TEL (479) 273-6012
www.whistlergroup.com
CUSTOMER RETURN CENTER
1412 South 1st St.
Rogers, AR 72756
Email: info@whistlergroup.com
08A17 © 2017 The Whistler Group, Inc.