We all know that police cars now have dash cams installed as standard, but have you ever thought about getting one yourself? Dash cams are not just used to provide entertaining YouTube clips, they can help to lower your car insurance and protect you if you are in an accident that wasn’t your fault.
As the famous saying goes, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ so if you think a dash cam is a good idea here are nine of the best:
AutoLover® A118C-B40C 1.5 inch H.264 1080P Full HD High Resolution Car DVR Dash Cam – $49.99
An energy-saving dash cam here that delivers 1080P High Definition Crystal Clear Video Compression and Smooth Image Processing. Lovely compact design will not bock your vision when driving and it automatically turns on and off when you turn the engine on. It has a built-in G-Sensor which detects impacts and keeps recording and the 170° wide angle lens covers both sides of the road, delivering a panoramic view. Records at night thanks to the built-in Wide Dynamic Range function.
AUKEY 1080p Dash Cam with 170° Wide-Angle Lens, Dashboard Camera Recorder with G-Sensor – $69.99
Drivers won’t see this dash cam as it sits just behind your rear view mirror, recording in full 1080p resolution with a wide 170° angle, even in low light conditions. Has a built-in gravity sensor which automatically captures any accidents and powered by your car socket. Starts as soon as you turn on the engine and comes with a supercapacitor that is able to withstand extreme heat & cold better than standard batteries and lasts longer.
Rexing F9 Dashboard Camera Recorder Dash Cam – $89.99
Super-sharp recording that captures details other dash cams might miss. Records full 1080P video with a wide angle lens that records more and stores more. Has a built-in G-sensor that can detect collisions and automatically locks the videos on file to save footage. Users can also optimize their data by overwriting old video with the newest, and relax by knowing that locked video won’t be overwritten.
FalconZero F170HD+ DashCam – $98.95
If you do a lot of night driving then this dash cam captures pinpoint details in the dark. Made from aluminium, it feels weighty and solid and has all the latest tech including WDR, HDR, 6 Glass Lens and Full HD 1080P recording.
Rexing V1 Car Dash Cam – $99.98
Records in full 1080P and automatically adjusts camera settings to create the best image available. Delivers crystal clear pictures with a wide angle lens that allows you to record more of the road ahead. Comes with a powerful sensor that gives you high quality footage day and night. Built-in G-sensor detects collisions and then locks in the video for later.
New 2017 Z-EDGE Z3 Plus Dash Cam – $139.99
Voted best dash cam for 2016 by Wirecutter, this is the new upgraded version that features Ultra HD 2.5K video with the latest A12 Ambarella chipset and CMOS image sensor. Comes with Wide Quad HD (WQHD) 2560x1440P and 155-degree viewing angle at 30 frames per second. Has a 3.0″ display screen and HDR night vision which automatically adjusts for low light and glare. Turns on and off with the engine.
THINKWARE TW-X350 Dash Cam – $149.99
Not as wide a lens as our other models (140) degrees but comes with built-in Wi-Fi thatallows you to cotrolsettings and playback on your smartphone. Has a built-in GPS tracker and parkinf surveillance mode.
Vantrue N2 Dual Dash Cam – $169.99
Smaller than most dash cams this mini version has a front and back facing camera in the one device that captures full HD video. Comes with infrared light for the front camera that aids with night recording and the wide angle lens (170°) and interior (140°) has practically no fish eye distortion. Features built-in G-sensor that automatically senses collisions and the seamless loop with overwrite old videos. Will also auto record when people or cars come close to the camera, so very good if security is your main issue.
BlackVue New DR470-2CH Dash Cam – $199.99
This dash cam comes in various models including 16, 32, 64, or 128GB versions and with or without GPS speed and position logging. Nice compact design so it won’t affect your driving. It records from the front and the back with the dual-eye lens and automatically rewrites over old video with new.