If you’ve decided to buy a dashboard camera then one of the first things you’ll notice is that there’s a whole lot of choice out there. Perhaps a little too much even. With so many products on the market it’s hard to choose just one. If you’re only interested in getting your hands on the best in the market you’ll be interested in my list of five of the best dash cams on the market today.
- Novatek NT96650 G1W
The Novatek is one of the best dash cams in the world and it also happens to be one of the cheapest. The Novatek G1W dash cam is great value for money and is ready to go right out of the box thanks to an included mount, mini-USB cable, and HDMI cable. This HDMI cable can be used to connect the camera to your computer or TV. The screen is a healthy size that gives you the room you need to adjust the camera settings and, like many dash cams these days, it also comes with a G-Sensor. This sensor detects if the car gets hit and bookmarks the footage of the incident for you to look at later. Best of all you get all this for less than $50!
- Mobius ActionCam
The ActionCam is a discreet dash cam that is so small you can actually attach it to your keyring. This size makes it ideal for hobbyist dash cam users. You can attach it to your remote plane, car, drone, helmet, or handlebars. The downside is that this small size means that some features, such as GPS, G-sensor, and a screen are not included. This camera is definitely an ActionCam but it can still be used as a dashboard camera with a little help from a mini-USB cable and mount.
- Papago P2 Pro
The Papago P2 Pro is a great camera for both professionals and people who just want a little extra in their car. The cam includes an accelerometer, also known as a G-sensor, that detects any collisions and saves footage related to it. It also alerts you to when you need to turn off your lights, when a car changes lanes unexpectedly, when you should stop and go, and when you might crash. You can even set a Fatigue Alarm to stop you from driving too long. The downside is that all this functionality comes with a big price tag and makes for a big dash cam.
- Cobra Drive HD CDR 900 Dash Cam
Many users use dash cams for the peace of mind that comes with knowing any accidents are recorded. There is also a great entertainment potential and it’s this that Cobra are capitalising on. Their Drive HD CDR 900 camera comes with Wi-Fi functionality so you can transfer the footage straight to your phone using their smartphone app and put the footage on YouTube or share it with your social network of choice.
- Garmin Dash Cam 20
Despite their worldwide popularity the humble dash cam has yet to become a real mainstay in the UK or United States. This is why there aren’t many from major manufacturers. Garmin put together the Dash Cam 20 to fill this void and change this trend.
Their dash cam is as simple as possible and doesn’t have a lot of extra features. Just plug it in and it’ll run for as long as your car is. The menus on the screen area easy to make your way through to adjust camera settings including the accelerometer and take a look at the recorded footage straight from the camera.