I am trying to make a final decision here. I've tested both models. It's hard.
119 overperforms 119S in daylight because it has a much better balance of contrast-light-saturation, the 119S has excessive contrast/saturation though it makes the image sharper at times but it goes overboard. 119 feels like a movie and 199S more like a super vivid color live TV. At night, 119S has more exposure in 15-30%, you can see more of the road, even a bright cloudy sky - it deals better w/ glare, it is also true color to LED headlights.
The ideal combination would be 119 performance at daytime w/ 119S performance for night time.
Someone has tips on how to make 119S performance to be a little less saturated and less sharp?
You don't specify any of the actual settings you used during your tests. Options like WDR, Resolution and Exposure can be set to various combination of values to achieve the look you want but I've never heard of anyone complain that the video is too sharp. :)
FYI - There's a new 2.0 version of the A119S that improves the contacts on the camera and GPS module. It's said to eliminate the power cutout problem on earlier models. Watch for that while shopping.
Glad you were able to find some improvement. Perhaps I'm dumb. Mine is just a $100 dash cam. I don't try to make motion pictures with it. I jump in the car, hit the windshield washer button and off I go.
Buy from Amazon.de , German brand iTracker upps the quality for German market. It's because of strict warranty laws and return policy. You can update with the firmware provided from this site.
If Amazon doesn't ship, you could try autokamera-24.de . They will have those cams in stock soon.
I forgot. Most shit happens at night ! In daylight both will catch license plates.