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Top 10 Best Car Dash Cameras

Compare Our Top 10 Best Car Dash Cameras Using Our Comparison Table Below
 1) Nextbase 312GW In-Car Dash Cam2) Apeman Car Dash Camera3) Innoo Tech Night Vision Dash Cam4) Nextbase 412GW In-Car Dash Camera5) Toguard Mini Blackbox Dash Cam
Average User Rating (4.5 / 5) (4.3 / 5) (5 / 5) (4.5 / 5) (4.3 / 5)
Wi-FiYesNoNoYesNo
GPSYesYesNoYesNo
Recording Quality1080p HD1080p HD1296p HD1440p HD1080p HD
Viewing Angle140°170°170°140°120°
LED Screen2.7"1.5"4"3"1.5"
Night VisionYesYesYesYesYes
Rear CameraNoYesNoNoNo
Parking MonitorNoNoYesNoNo
G-Force SensorsYesYesYesYesYes
Box Contents- Nextbase 312GW In-Car Dash Cam
- Power cable
- Car mount
- User manual
- Apeman Car Dash Camera
- Rear camera
- Car charger
- Car mount
- User manual
- Innoo Tech Night Vision Dash Cam
- Car charger
- Mount bracket
- Card reader
- 16GB SD card
- User manual
- Nextbase 412GW In-Car Dash Camera
- Power cable
- Car mount
- User manual
- Toguard Mini Blackbox Dash Cam
- Car charger
- Mount bracket
- USB cable
- 16GB SD card
- User manual
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 6) Apeman Mini Car Camera7) Maisi 2K Extreme Car Dash Camera8) Lanka Car DVR Recorder9) Pruveeo F5 Dash Cam With Wifi10) Nextbase 112 In-Car Dash Cam
Average User Rating (4.8 / 5) (4.7 / 5) (4.3 / 5) (4.2 / 5) (4.5 / 5)
Wi-FiNoNoNoYesNo
GPSNoNoNoNoNo
Recording Quality1080p HD1296p HD1080p HD1080p HD720p HD
Viewing Angle140°150°140°140°120°
LED Screen1.5"2.7"1.2"1.5"2"
Night VisionYesYesYesYesNo
Rear CameraNoNoNoNoNo
Parking MonitorYesNoYesNoNo
G-Force SensorsYesYesYesNoYes
Box Contents- Apeman Mini Car Camera
- Mini USB cable
- Suction mount
- 3M sticker mount
- Car charger
- User manual
- Maisi 2K Extreme Car Dash Camera
- Car charger
- Car mount
- User manual
- Lanka Car DVR Recorder
- Car charger
- USB data cable
- 16GB SD card
- User manual
- Pruveeo F5 Dash Cam
- Car charger
- 2 x Adhesive mount
- Cable tray
- User manual
- Nextbase 112 In-Car Dash Cam
- Mount
- Car charger
- User manual
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A Guide To The Best Car Dash Camera

Investing in one of the best car dash cameras is one of the best ways to help prove what happened in a road accident.  Without the presence of a dashboard camera, false claims can be made against you, even if you were in the right.

Before dash cams were around, if an accident happened where it looked like it could have been your fault or the third party involved disputes what you’re saying, it would be very difficult to prove your innocence. 

For example, if someone was to slam their brakes in front of you for no reason, you would probably end up rear ending them.  Their aim is to make a claim against you for damage to their car and for personal injury.  To the insurer it looks like it’s your fault and they’ll most probably pay out, so you’ll have a claim against your driving record.  However with the help of an in-car dash camera, you’re likely to prevent this fraudulent claim from being paid out.

To ensure you’re not on the short end of the stick, simple things such as making sure your tyres are pumped, can improve your vehicle’s handling.  Under inflated tyres can cause longer braking distance and poorer handling.  Therefore, invest in an electric car tyre pump to ensure your tyres have the correct air pressure.

Whether you’re looking to prevent false accusations from being made or capture crazy footage from behind the wheel, we’ll be sure to help you find the best cash dash camera for whatever the purpose.  One of our top tips for long journeys is to invest in a dash cam, check out all of our top tips for long distance driving.

 

How To Choose The Best Car Dash Camera

Deciding on which is the best in-car dash camera can be quite a challenging task as the features available can be overwhelming.  The good news is, we’re here to explain all that so you can decide whether certain features are necessary or not.

GPS tracks the exact location of the accident

Nowadays many insurance companies value the evidence a dash cam can provide.  To check out which car insurance companies offer a discount for dash cam users, check out this guide.

Dash cam with Wi-Fi – Wi-Fi dash cams offer a quick and easy way to obtain footage from the dash cam straight onto your smartphone.  This can be very useful if you need to show the police evidence at the scene.  All this can be done without having to remove the micro SD card.

GPS – Just like how GPS tracks your location when you’re using a sat nav, it does the same with your dash cam by tracking your exact location at scene of the accident.  It’ll also show the route you travelled and the speed you were travelling at leading up to the crash.  This will give a very strong picture of what happened just before the crash.

Recording quality – The numbers such as 1080p refers to the resolution and the higher the resolution the sharper and better quality the footage will be.  Clearer footage may be better if you’re trying to prove your innocence or capture a registration number from further away.

Viewing angle – A wider viewing angle allows the dashboard camera to capture more.  Cameras with a smaller viewing angle may not be able to capture certain footage such as if a vehicle was coming from the side.

LED screen – A larger LED screen will make it easier to watch footage back on the dash cam itself, so it would be handy if you needed to show the police footage at the scene of the accident.   However, if you’re transferring the data onto a laptop then a small LED screen wouldn’t matter as much.

Another good option would be to buy a dash cam with Wi-Fi which will allow you to transfer footage to your smartphone instantly.

Night vision – Enables you to have clearer video footage when driving at night.  Since accidents are likely to happen during the evening rush hour where it’s dark during winter, it’s important to have night vision.

Parking monitor will increase the chances of catching the culprit if your was damaged

Rear camera – As well as recording what’s happening in front of you, there may also be footage worth recording from the rear.  However usually if someone went into the back of your vehicle it’ll usually be their fault unless they can prove otherwise.

Parking monitor – When your vehicle is parked up, this feature will start recording if it detects some kind of impact or collision to your vehicle.  So if someone was to leave a mark or bump your vehicle whilst it was parked up, hopefully the dash cam would catch the culprit. 

G-Force sensors – If your SD card is full, the G-sensor will save and protect footage over the SD card when it detects high G-force.  These moments will be protected from being overwritten.  In-car dash cameras usually operate on a loop recording basis, so when the SD card is full, the oldest footage will be overwritten, except moments of high G-force if it has G-Force sensors.

Box contents – Everything that’s included in the package, some will come with a SD card but if not you’ll need to buy this separately.

 

Conclusion

The increasingly popular in car dash cams are being a necessity for many road users for various valid reasons.  Since they are readily available from many retailers at an affordable price, most people prefer to have that peace of mind.

If you are still unsure whether you really need one, then perhaps it’s worth asking yourself the following questions:

  • Do you drive to work?
  • Do you often drive to or live in an area where the roads are usually busy?
  • Are the areas you drive to known for careless drivers?
  • Do you do many miles in your car?

Those questions are just general guidelines, but, if you answered yes to any of the above then a dashboard camera might be worth investing in.  Even if you answered no to all of the questions, it may still be worth buying as sometimes you just have to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

To ensure you don’t end up being that bad driver, make sure when you’re driving you’re not over the limit.  You can do this by buying a portable home breathalyzer to make sure you’re still fit to drive, if you have been drinking alcohol.

Here’s a video of a compilation of bad driving caught on a dash cam!