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Best Dashcams in the Netherlands - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best dashcams in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

A dashcam is like a black box on an aeroplane. It records all the necessary activities happening outside the car and comes in handy in an emergency. The dashcam has developed, and it is equipped to record not just what happens in front of the car but also at the back and inside it. There are several other features that you must consider before buying a dashcam. Our buyer’s guide will be beneficial in finding you the best dashcam for your car.

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N4 3 Channel Dash Cam

Vantrue

N4 3 Channel Dash Cam

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  • 4K - Front

  • 1080 - Rear

  • 1080p - Cabin

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  • 155° - Front

  • 165° - Cabin

  • 160° - Rear

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30fps

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Time-lapse video
Motion detection
Built-in microphone and speaker
Simultaneous recording from 3 cameras
It can withstand extreme temperatures from -10 to 70 degrees Celsius
18 months warranty with registration
No Wifi or Bluetooth connectivity
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Windshield and mirror
WiFi (PC, OSX apps)
256GB
Cylindrical
Capacitor
2.45-inches

Nextbase

522GW Dashcam

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1440p HD - Front

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  • 1440p HD @ 30fps

  • 1080p HD @ 60fps

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Emergency SOS
Reflection-free polarising filter
Click & Go system makes the installation process smooth
Alexa built-in
6G glass lens captures critical details on the road
Discreet design
127 g
Windshield and mirror
Bluetooth and WiFi (MyNextbase Connect app)
128GB
Cylindrical
Not mentioned
3-inches

AZDOME

PG02

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  • 1296p HD - Front

  • 720p HD - Rear

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  • 150° - Rear

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30fps

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Built-in microphone and speaker
Anti-glaring screen
6 glass lenses give crystal clear recording
Security distance and lane departure alarm
It can withstand extreme temperatures from -10℃ to 50℃
Waterproof and anti-fog
1.04 kg
Windshield and mirror
Not mentioned
64GB
Cylindrical
Not mentioned
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Chortau

Dash Cam

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  • 1080p HD - Front

  • 1080p HD - Rear

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  • 170° - Front

  • 130° - Rear

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1080p HD @30fps

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Waterproof rear camera
Easy to install and use
Reversing camera mode
Motion detection
Audio recording
Best visual experience
181.44 g
Windshield and mirror
Not applicable
32GB
Cylindrical
Li-ion 150mAh
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Garmin

DashCam 56 

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Voice control
Ultra-compact and discreet
Dual USB lets you plug in your phone and dashcam at the same time
Lane-keeping assistant
Easy and flexible mounting
Time-lapse video
59.7 g
Windshield
WiFi (Garmin Drive app)
512GB
Cylindrical
Lithium-ion
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Xiaomi

70mai Dash Cam Pro

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2592p x 1944p HD - Front

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Voice control
ADAS supported
Compact and discreet
The camera picks greater details due to WDR technology
The defogging feature gives a clear vision while driving in a smoke and haze environment
Supports English, Japanese, and Russian language
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Windshield and mirror
WiFi (70mai app)
64GB
Cylindrical
Li-ion 500mAh
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Mio

MiVue 798 Full HD dashcam

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1600p HD - Front

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Alert for higher speed
Fixed-distance warning
ADAS supported
Compact and discreet
Strong and sturdy
Audio recording
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Windshield
WiFi (MiVue™ Pro app)
128GB
Cylindrical
Li-ion 240mAh
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Vantrue

N4 3 Channel Dash Cam


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Time-lapse video
Motion detection
Built-in microphone and speaker
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It can withstand extreme temperatures from -10 to 70 degrees Celsius
18 months warranty with registration
No Wifi or Bluetooth connectivity

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  • 4K - Front

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Dashcam in The Netherlands

For a clear view and safe drive!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for a dashcam

What should you look for when buying a new dashcam?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a dashcam

Best practices for dashcam usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best dashcams

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for a dashcam

1.1 Types

A dashcam is primarily of two types windshield, and mirror and both have been explained below.

  • Windshield

Most dashcams are mounted either on the windshield or on the top of the dashboard of the car. This way, the dashcam is entirely noticeable. Also, for some people, it might obstruct the view while driving.

  • Mirror

Dashcam made as per the rearview mirror is mounted on the rear-view mirror using brackets. This makes the mirror dashcam less noticeable as compared to the cam when put on the windshield. Additionally, it does not obstruct the view.

A dashcam is primarily of two types windshield, and mirror and both have been explained below.

  • Windshield

Most dashcams are mounted either on the windshield or on the top of the dashboard of the car. This way, the dashcam is entirely noticeable. Also, for some people, it might obstruct the view while driving.

  • Mirror

Dashcam made as per the rearview mirror is mounted on the rear-view mirror using brackets. This makes the mirror dashcam less noticeable as compared to the cam when put on the windshield. Additionally, it does not obstruct the view.

1.2 Built-in Display

While some dash cams connect to your smart devices to provide monitoring and control over the camera’s settings, others have a built-in display. The display lets you review the footage, tweak controls, and more.

A larger display will give you clear and detailed footage, and scroll through menus will be easier, but don’t expect to get a smartphone-quality display on your dashcam. Their display remains between two and three inches. Moreover, the displays on these devices usually are LCD and bright enough to see during the day.

All in all, a high-resolution display might be excellent, but dash cams typically limit quality. If you plan to do video playback, a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-connected camera that you can connect with your smartphone will be better.

While some dash cams connect to your smart devices to provide monitoring and control over the camera’s settings, others have a built-in display. The display lets you review the footage, tweak controls, and more.

A larger display will give you clear and detailed footage, and scroll through menus will be easier, but don’t expect to get a smartphone-quality display on your dashcam. Their display remains between two and three inches. Moreover, the displays on these devices usually are LCD and bright enough to see during the day.

All in all, a high-resolution display might be excellent, but dash cams typically limit quality. If you plan to do video playback, a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-connected camera that you can connect with your smartphone will be better.

1.3 Dual Dashcam

Call it a dual dashcam or a dashcam with multiple lenses. This dashcam model is often indicated by the term 2CH. Since two lenses are there, so it records not just the front view but also the view from the rear mirror. So, if you have installed a dual dashcam, you have the images from multiple perspectives. The rearview mirror dashcam is mounted on the rear of the car and is barely noticeable.

Call it a dual dashcam or a dashcam with multiple lenses. This dashcam model is often indicated by the term 2CH. Since two lenses are there, so it records not just the front view but also the view from the rear mirror. So, if you have installed a dual dashcam, you have the images from multiple perspectives. The rearview mirror dashcam is mounted on the rear of the car and is barely noticeable.

1.4 Image Quality

The image quality determines the sharpness and how detailed the video material from the dashcam is. In case of low image quality, details become challenging to see, and the video material is not much useful. Therefore, it is recommended to choose a dashcam with a good resolution. 

The image quality determines the sharpness and how detailed the video material from the dashcam is. In case of low image quality, details become challenging to see, and the video material is not much useful. Therefore, it is recommended to choose a dashcam with a good resolution. 

1.5 Resolution

Resolution is important because if the image or video quality is too low, that recording will be worthless for you.

The camera resolution will be expressed by the number of vertical pixels in an image. So, the 1080p camera has 1,080 pixels vertically. Similarly, a 1440p and 2160p camera has vertically 1,440 pixels and 2,160 pixels, respectively.

Generally, more pixels is always better since that means a clearer image. We recommend buying a Full HD or a camera with at least a 1080p resolution.

Resolution is important because if the image or video quality is too low, that recording will be worthless for you.

The camera resolution will be expressed by the number of vertical pixels in an image. So, the 1080p camera has 1,080 pixels vertically. Similarly, a 1440p and 2160p camera has vertically 1,440 pixels and 2,160 pixels, respectively.

Generally, more pixels is always better since that means a clearer image. We recommend buying a Full HD or a camera with at least a 1080p resolution.

1.6 Form Factor

The form factor of a dashcam means the shape and size of the camera. This feature is essential because it affects the driver’s field of view and attention from people outside the vehicle.

Usually, a dashcam is cylindrical with a flat mount that can be mount directly onto the windshield without a thick or long mount. This shape blends nicely even with the shape of the rearview mirror, especially if the colour is black.

Another popular form factor is rectangular that also comes with a flat mount. The rectangular dash cam has a slightly larger mount, but the body is shorter in length.

You can deploy any shape dashcam amongst the two for a discreet installation.

The form factor of a dashcam means the shape and size of the camera. This feature is essential because it affects the driver’s field of view and attention from people outside the vehicle.

Usually, a dashcam is cylindrical with a flat mount that can be mount directly onto the windshield without a thick or long mount. This shape blends nicely even with the shape of the rearview mirror, especially if the colour is black.

Another popular form factor is rectangular that also comes with a flat mount. The rectangular dash cam has a slightly larger mount, but the body is shorter in length.

You can deploy any shape dashcam amongst the two for a discreet installation.

1.7 Frames Per Second

Frame rate becomes vital to consider because dash cams film video and do not take photos. Usually, dash cams offer a frame rate of 30 frames per second (fps), which is perfect for most users. Next in the line is a camera with 60fps which facilitate smoother video capture. However, 60 fps is acceptable for sports capture but not necessary for dash cams. Moreover, footage captured at 60 fps takes up twice the storage space.

Frame rate becomes vital to consider because dash cams film video and do not take photos. Usually, dash cams offer a frame rate of 30 frames per second (fps), which is perfect for most users. Next in the line is a camera with 60fps which facilitate smoother video capture. However, 60 fps is acceptable for sports capture but not necessary for dash cams. Moreover, footage captured at 60 fps takes up twice the storage space.

1.8 Angle/Field of View

The field-of-view of a camera refers to how wide the camera can see. While some dashcam has a narrow field-of-view, others are specially designed to have wide fields-of-view that lets you see a lot more at one time. Of course, wide fields of view have trade-offs such as less clear images because the pixels are spread out, and an increase in price as the powerful processor is needed. We recommend getting a camera that has at least a 140° angle of view.

Unfortunately, dashcam manufacturers hide a lot or do not reveal details properly when it comes to field-of-view. Additionally, there isn’t really a standard measurement. Some manufacturers provide a horizontal measurement, while others inflate their numbers with diagonal measurement. Therefore, the best way to find the right camera is to check the footage from the camera.

The field-of-view of a camera refers to how wide the camera can see. While some dashcam has a narrow field-of-view, others are specially designed to have wide fields-of-view that lets you see a lot more at one time. Of course, wide fields of view have trade-offs such as less clear images because the pixels are spread out, and an increase in price as the powerful processor is needed. We recommend getting a camera that has at least a 140° angle of view.

Unfortunately, dashcam manufacturers hide a lot or do not reveal details properly when it comes to field-of-view. Additionally, there isn’t really a standard measurement. Some manufacturers provide a horizontal measurement, while others inflate their numbers with diagonal measurement. Therefore, the best way to find the right camera is to check the footage from the camera.

1.9 Wireless Connectivity

Wireless connectivity offers nothing but convenience irrespective of the device. Connect your dashcam to the internet or your smartphone via Bluetooth for easy transfers.

Wireless connectivity on a dashcam is like a room full of advantages. For starters, if the cam can connect to your phone through Bluetooth, managing footage, change the settings will be easier. The internet connectivity will allow you to directly upload the footage captured by your dashcam to the cloud, from where it can be seen on any smart device.

The dash cams that can communicate with your phone through Wi-Fi yield similar results to Bluetooth connectivity.

Bluetooth connectivity is more than enough for most people and if dealing with settings on the actual dashcam is not an issue for you, then you may not need any wireless connectivity at all.

Wireless connectivity offers nothing but convenience irrespective of the device. Connect your dashcam to the internet or your smartphone via Bluetooth for easy transfers.

Wireless connectivity on a dashcam is like a room full of advantages. For starters, if the cam can connect to your phone through Bluetooth, managing footage, change the settings will be easier. The internet connectivity will allow you to directly upload the footage captured by your dashcam to the cloud, from where it can be seen on any smart device.

The dash cams that can communicate with your phone through Wi-Fi yield similar results to Bluetooth connectivity.

Bluetooth connectivity is more than enough for most people and if dealing with settings on the actual dashcam is not an issue for you, then you may not need any wireless connectivity at all.

1.10 Night Vision

Getting sharp images at night remains a crucial issue with most dash cams. And if you drive a lot at night, this is a must-have feature for your dashcam; otherwise, your camera will be useless if it’s overly dark and there isn’t sufficient light for the camera to pick up.

A camera with night vision increase exposure automatically under low light. It ensures that there’s enough detail in your footage even when it is dark to make out what’s going on. Footage may not look as bright as it would during the day, but it will do an excellent job of seeing the person's license plate that hit you.

Getting sharp images at night remains a crucial issue with most dash cams. And if you drive a lot at night, this is a must-have feature for your dashcam; otherwise, your camera will be useless if it’s overly dark and there isn’t sufficient light for the camera to pick up.

A camera with night vision increase exposure automatically under low light. It ensures that there’s enough detail in your footage even when it is dark to make out what’s going on. Footage may not look as bright as it would during the day, but it will do an excellent job of seeing the person's license plate that hit you.

1.11 G-sensor

G-sensor, also known as G-sensor force, is a sensor that detects a sudden change in motion and tells the dashcam to save footage of that incident in a specific folder. The reason behind keeping this footage in a particular folder is to ensure this is locked and won’t be overwritten.

A dashcam records footage in a loop, and in the process, it overwrites the previous recording. However, if your camera has G-sensor, your video is protected from being recorded over.

This is also known as ‘impact detection’ because the footage is recorded and saved in a separate file only when an impact is detected.

G-sensor, also known as G-sensor force, is a sensor that detects a sudden change in motion and tells the dashcam to save footage of that incident in a specific folder. The reason behind keeping this footage in a particular folder is to ensure this is locked and won’t be overwritten.

A dashcam records footage in a loop, and in the process, it overwrites the previous recording. However, if your camera has G-sensor, your video is protected from being recorded over.

This is also known as ‘impact detection’ because the footage is recorded and saved in a separate file only when an impact is detected.

1.12 GPS

Same as Bluetooth connectivity, GPS adds extra features and functionality to a dashcam.

GPS connectivity lets you log the speed and location of your car along with the footage. This extra data can be helpful during disputes or proving that the vehicle was not driven overly fast, which can completely turn over a case in an insurance claim. This feature is most useful when it is a company car or work vehicle driven by others. The built-in GPS will help you in tracking the vehicle and monitor driver habits.

GPS isn’t a necessary but helpful feature to track your car or log location and speed data.

Same as Bluetooth connectivity, GPS adds extra features and functionality to a dashcam.

GPS connectivity lets you log the speed and location of your car along with the footage. This extra data can be helpful during disputes or proving that the vehicle was not driven overly fast, which can completely turn over a case in an insurance claim. This feature is most useful when it is a company car or work vehicle driven by others. The built-in GPS will help you in tracking the vehicle and monitor driver habits.

GPS isn’t a necessary but helpful feature to track your car or log location and speed data.

1.13 Parking Mode

Parking mode has always played an essential role in choosing a dashcam. There are a few things associated with this feature. Let’s discuss them below.

Automatic or Manual Mode

The parking mode can be set automatically or manually. In automatic mode, the parking mode is automatically activated when the car is parked. While in the case of manual parking mode, you must turn on the mode manually every time after parking. 

Motion Detection or Time Lapse

Apart from the ways of activation, there are also two ways in which the dashcam with parking mode records - motion detection or timelapse.

In motion detection, the cam is on “standby” while parking. In other words, the camera is on, but it starts filming when a movement or shake is detected. This mode proves helpful in quiet parking environments such as a parking garage or remote parking lot.

The dashcam can also timelapse while parking. Under this, the pictures are taken at short intervals, approximately between 1 and 2 seconds. These are then played like a movie, making the film look like a time-lapse. The recording is continuous, and the cam with time-lapse is recommended if you often park your car in busy environments.

At parking mode, your car won’t be on, so it will need the extra power that it cannot get from your car at that time. And here, the internal battery of a dashcam helps. Unfortunately, the internal batteries do not last long, then what’s the solution? Check the ‘battery’ feature to know the alternative.

Parking mode has always played an essential role in choosing a dashcam. There are a few things associated with this feature. Let’s discuss them below.

Automatic or Manual Mode

The parking mode can be set automatically or manually. In automatic mode, the parking mode is automatically activated when the car is parked. While in the case of manual parking mode, you must turn on the mode manually every time after parking. 

Motion Detection or Time Lapse

Apart from the ways of activation, there are also two ways in which the dashcam with parking mode records - motion detection or timelapse.

In motion detection, the cam is on “standby” while parking. In other words, the camera is on, but it starts filming when a movement or shake is detected. This mode proves helpful in quiet parking environments such as a parking garage or remote parking lot.

The dashcam can also timelapse while parking. Under this, the pictures are taken at short intervals, approximately between 1 and 2 seconds. These are then played like a movie, making the film look like a time-lapse. The recording is continuous, and the cam with time-lapse is recommended if you often park your car in busy environments.

At parking mode, your car won’t be on, so it will need the extra power that it cannot get from your car at that time. And here, the internal battery of a dashcam helps. Unfortunately, the internal batteries do not last long, then what’s the solution? Check the ‘battery’ feature to know the alternative.

1.14 Image Stabilization

Vibrations occur while driving, due to which, unfortunately, the dashcam captures a blurred image. Image stabilisation by performing corrections ensures that the image remains stable despite vibrations. Even when you film by hand, it is good to have features, as all unintended movements are corrected.

Vibrations occur while driving, due to which, unfortunately, the dashcam captures a blurred image. Image stabilisation by performing corrections ensures that the image remains stable despite vibrations. Even when you film by hand, it is good to have features, as all unintended movements are corrected.

1.15 Loop Recording

Loop recording helps store recording even when your storage card runs out of space by recording over old footage. Once the storage card is complete, the older footage will be replaced with a new one, and you’ll lose that old footage. If you do not want your old footage to be deleted, then the only solution is to get a really big memory card that can hold lots of footage before it starts deleting.

Loop recording is an excellent feature as you no more have to worry about managing your dashcam storage yourself

Loop recording helps store recording even when your storage card runs out of space by recording over old footage. Once the storage card is complete, the older footage will be replaced with a new one, and you’ll lose that old footage. If you do not want your old footage to be deleted, then the only solution is to get a really big memory card that can hold lots of footage before it starts deleting.

Loop recording is an excellent feature as you no more have to worry about managing your dashcam storage yourself

1.16 Battery

Most dash cams are built to run on your car’s power. So they are on when the vehicle is on, and they’ll turn off when your car gets turned off. However, dashcam also has a built-in battery, and they remain on even when your car is off. A battery feature is worthwhile only when you need the camera to record when the car is parked.

If you choose a camera with a battery, make sure that you check the battery life because most dash cams have a battery to last a few minutes at most. Using a sports camera like a GoPro as a dashcam is the only alternative to this.

Most dash cams are built to run on your car’s power. So they are on when the vehicle is on, and they’ll turn off when your car gets turned off. However, dashcam also has a built-in battery, and they remain on even when your car is off. A battery feature is worthwhile only when you need the camera to record when the car is parked.

If you choose a camera with a battery, make sure that you check the battery life because most dash cams have a battery to last a few minutes at most. Using a sports camera like a GoPro as a dashcam is the only alternative to this.

1.17 Cable

Dashcams come with a cable that you need to plug into the cigarette lighter in the car. The cable length range from 1.4 meters to 4.9 meters. A short length is suggested, but if you wish to choose a model with a longer cable, you must find a place to hide the cable so that the extra hanging cable doesn’t obstruct while driving. You may want to install your dashcam with a fixed cable permanently and, in this case, seek professional help for installation.

Dashcams come with a cable that you need to plug into the cigarette lighter in the car. The cable length range from 1.4 meters to 4.9 meters. A short length is suggested, but if you wish to choose a model with a longer cable, you must find a place to hide the cable so that the extra hanging cable doesn’t obstruct while driving. You may want to install your dashcam with a fixed cable permanently and, in this case, seek professional help for installation.

1.18 Ease of Use

All the dashcam features may sound good, but they shouldn't come at the expense of ease of use. A straightforward menu and simple operation not only makes you buy a dash camera in the first place but also use it in the long run.

For starters, choose a dashcam that you can quickly fix and adjust. Also, check if the holder for the device is included. Reviewing and transferring recording is another important thing that shouldn't be too complicated. 

All the dashcam features may sound good, but they shouldn't come at the expense of ease of use. A straightforward menu and simple operation not only makes you buy a dash camera in the first place but also use it in the long run.

For starters, choose a dashcam that you can quickly fix and adjust. Also, check if the holder for the device is included. Reviewing and transferring recording is another important thing that shouldn't be too complicated. 

1.19 Event Mode

If your dashcam has an event mode, it will only record in the event of a suspicious movement detected by the G-sensor. The advantage of this is that the memory card fills up less quickly.

If your dashcam has an event mode, it will only record in the event of a suspicious movement detected by the G-sensor. The advantage of this is that the memory card fills up less quickly.

1.20 Touchscreen

There are dashcams whose settings you can control or access by touching the screen. The dashcam with the touchscreen function gives a pleasant experience and comes in handy.

There are dashcams whose settings you can control or access by touching the screen. The dashcam with the touchscreen function gives a pleasant experience and comes in handy.

1.21 Mounting - Suction or Adhesive

There are a few ways to mount a dashcam onto your car. Some of them can be mounted onto the dash, while some can be mounted from the windshield. The second option is for those who might not want to clutter up their dash or have a phone mount.

Whether you choose dashboard or windshield, you have two ways to mount adhesive and suction.

Adhesive mounts are thin and flat pieces of mounts that offer a discreet and low profile design. They do not have long arm pieces like suction cup mounts and, therefore, reduce the dashcam's overall footprint. The dashcam does not vibrate once the strong adhesive is stuck onto the windshield, giving you a crystal clear recording. Also, in case of high impact, an adhesive mount is much more likely to stay attached to the windscreen as the suction hold is not strong enough to withstand such high impact.

A suction cup mount is recommended only when you have a rental car or you need to swap in and out of the vehicle frequently. Suction cup mounts are convenient as they can be easily taken off of the windshield without leaving behind any residue. In contrast, adhesive mounts usually leave some adhesive glue on the windshield.

There are a few ways to mount a dashcam onto your car. Some of them can be mounted onto the dash, while some can be mounted from the windshield. The second option is for those who might not want to clutter up their dash or have a phone mount.

Whether you choose dashboard or windshield, you have two ways to mount adhesive and suction.

Adhesive mounts are thin and flat pieces of mounts that offer a discreet and low profile design. They do not have long arm pieces like suction cup mounts and, therefore, reduce the dashcam's overall footprint. The dashcam does not vibrate once the strong adhesive is stuck onto the windshield, giving you a crystal clear recording. Also, in case of high impact, an adhesive mount is much more likely to stay attached to the windscreen as the suction hold is not strong enough to withstand such high impact.

A suction cup mount is recommended only when you have a rental car or you need to swap in and out of the vehicle frequently. Suction cup mounts are convenient as they can be easily taken off of the windshield without leaving behind any residue. In contrast, adhesive mounts usually leave some adhesive glue on the windshield.

1.22 Storage

Video footage needs a lot of storage, and therefore, choosing a dashcam with enough storage is crucial.

Some dash cams have a little storage built right into them, so external storage is not an issue. Usually, the in-built storage capacity remains 4GB.

However, most dash cams offer a MicroSD card slot, where you can insert a MicroSD card for storing your footage. Some dash cams even come with a MicroSD card. We recommend getting a MicroSD card of at least 64GB capacity to ensure that you can record enough footage.

Video footage needs a lot of storage, and therefore, choosing a dashcam with enough storage is crucial.

Some dash cams have a little storage built right into them, so external storage is not an issue. Usually, the in-built storage capacity remains 4GB.

However, most dash cams offer a MicroSD card slot, where you can insert a MicroSD card for storing your footage. Some dash cams even come with a MicroSD card. We recommend getting a MicroSD card of at least 64GB capacity to ensure that you can record enough footage.

1.23 Audio Recording

For some, not just video but audio recording is also important. These features help record conversations during traffic stops, audio happening around the car, and so on. It is a great feature to have, and the best part is, it doesn’t cost much.

For some, not just video but audio recording is also important. These features help record conversations during traffic stops, audio happening around the car, and so on. It is a great feature to have, and the best part is, it doesn’t cost much.

1.24 Driver Monitoring

Some dash cams come with two cameras. One is for the outside and the second one for recording what’s happening inside the car. It is primarily needed by Uber and Lyft drivers. Such dash cams have one camera sensor pointing out the windshield and one pointing into the car.

The feature has some disadvantages, like double footage means double storage space. In such a case, a camera with an SD card is better. The other drawback is cost. Adding an extra camera sensor to the device increases the overall cost of the dashcam, especially if it is a high-quality camera sensor.

Some dash cams come with two cameras. One is for the outside and the second one for recording what’s happening inside the car. It is primarily needed by Uber and Lyft drivers. Such dash cams have one camera sensor pointing out the windshield and one pointing into the car.

The feature has some disadvantages, like double footage means double storage space. In such a case, a camera with an SD card is better. The other drawback is cost. Adding an extra camera sensor to the device increases the overall cost of the dashcam, especially if it is a high-quality camera sensor.

1.25 Auto-start

The name says it all. A dashcam with this feature will start recording as soon as you start the car. When the car turns off, it’ll save the footage and turn itself off. The feature offers convenience whether or not you remember to start and stop recording.

The name says it all. A dashcam with this feature will start recording as soon as you start the car. When the car turns off, it’ll save the footage and turn itself off. The feature offers convenience whether or not you remember to start and stop recording.

1.26 Firmware

If you are experiencing issues like random restarts, recording errors and not proper working of GPS/wi-fi with your dashcam, one of the reasons behind that could be outdated firmware. Therefore, keeping the firmware updated is really crucial. These days, there are many resources available from the camera manufacturers to help you troubleshoot any issues and update your firmware.

If you are experiencing issues like random restarts, recording errors and not proper working of GPS/wi-fi with your dashcam, one of the reasons behind that could be outdated firmware. Therefore, keeping the firmware updated is really crucial. These days, there are many resources available from the camera manufacturers to help you troubleshoot any issues and update your firmware.

2. FAQ: Learn more about the details

2.1 How much does a good dashcam cost?

A basic model dashcam will come only under €50. However, a full-featured dashcam can cost you €300 or more. 

A basic model dashcam will come only under €50. However, a full-featured dashcam can cost you €300 or more. 

2.2 What makes a dashcam great?

A dashcam can have plenty of features, but there are a few features that we believe a dashcam must-have. They are night vision, G-force, at least HD resolution, great image quality, discreet colour (black or dark grey), large storage capacity, easy usage and installation process.

Some features will entirely depend on the way you use your car. For example, parking mode will be more critical for you than a dashcam with an infrared camera if you only use the car for the weekly trip to the supermarket. 

A dashcam can have plenty of features, but there are a few features that we believe a dashcam must-have. They are night vision, G-force, at least HD resolution, great image quality, discreet colour (black or dark grey), large storage capacity, easy usage and installation process.

Some features will entirely depend on the way you use your car. For example, parking mode will be more critical for you than a dashcam with an infrared camera if you only use the car for the weekly trip to the supermarket. 

2.3 What are the best dash cam brands?

Kenwood, AZDome, Nextbase, BlackVue, Wolfbox, Mio, Qvia, Xiaomi, Caliber, and Garmin are some of the popular dashcam brands.

Kenwood, AZDome, Nextbase, BlackVue, Wolfbox, Mio, Qvia, Xiaomi, Caliber, and Garmin are some of the popular dashcam brands.

2.4 What are the advantages of using a dashcam?

There are several advantages of installing a dashcam in your car, due to which more and more people have started using the device. Let’s find out what are these benefits.

  • It gives you clear evidence of a car accident. There will be no doubt who was wrong. Also, it will be the perfect evidence to produce in a court trial.

  • A dashcam ensures that your car will never be misused. If you suspect that your children may ride the car without permission or yours is a taxicab, and you are not sure about the driver’s integrity, a dashcam will record everything.

  • The dashcam recording is sufficient proof to report a rogue driver to highway authorities.

  • Vehicle fraud gives headache to the insurance companies as corrupt-minded drivers intentionally cause accidents to extort money from their victims and the insurance companies. Dashcams provide evidence and defeat such false claims.

  • Parking is a nightmare for many drivers. Their car getting scratches and not knowing the offender often leave them in the lurch. A dashcam records it all and covers cases where car park vandals try to break into your car.

  • A dashcam recording can help you improve your driving skills. A dashcam that primarily records in and out of the car lets you review your journey and rate your performance. You can check the recording to find your mistakes, including braking too hard, poor timing while switching lanes, riding the clutch, etc.

There are several advantages of installing a dashcam in your car, due to which more and more people have started using the device. Let’s find out what are these benefits.

  • It gives you clear evidence of a car accident. There will be no doubt who was wrong. Also, it will be the perfect evidence to produce in a court trial.

  • A dashcam ensures that your car will never be misused. If you suspect that your children may ride the car without permission or yours is a taxicab, and you are not sure about the driver’s integrity, a dashcam will record everything.

  • The dashcam recording is sufficient proof to report a rogue driver to highway authorities.

  • Vehicle fraud gives headache to the insurance companies as corrupt-minded drivers intentionally cause accidents to extort money from their victims and the insurance companies. Dashcams provide evidence and defeat such false claims.

  • Parking is a nightmare for many drivers. Their car getting scratches and not knowing the offender often leave them in the lurch. A dashcam records it all and covers cases where car park vandals try to break into your car.

  • A dashcam recording can help you improve your driving skills. A dashcam that primarily records in and out of the car lets you review your journey and rate your performance. You can check the recording to find your mistakes, including braking too hard, poor timing while switching lanes, riding the clutch, etc.

2.5 Can I use a dashcam in extreme temperatures?

Brands have different temp specifications for their cam models, but most dash cameras are built to operate at high or low temperatures without any problem. Some of them can be stored under zero degrees Celsius and used at higher temperatures of up to 140 degrees Celsius.

However, at high temp, we recommend a supercapacitor dash cam instead of the battery one because supercapacitors do not swell and mess up your device. Otherwise as well, supercapacitors are better than batteries since they enhance the reliability and durability of your machine.

Brands have different temp specifications for their cam models, but most dash cameras are built to operate at high or low temperatures without any problem. Some of them can be stored under zero degrees Celsius and used at higher temperatures of up to 140 degrees Celsius.

However, at high temp, we recommend a supercapacitor dash cam instead of the battery one because supercapacitors do not swell and mess up your device. Otherwise as well, supercapacitors are better than batteries since they enhance the reliability and durability of your machine.

2.6 Are dashcams only made for cars?

No, dashcams are also installed on motorcycles, scooters and bicycles. However, in their case, you have to look at different aspects of the camera. For example, it should be able to survive extreme weather conditions. It must also be dust-resistant and able to withstand vibrations well. Also, the steering wheel attachment often has to be better since the effect of a collision is much more direct. In principle, the exact requirements apply if you are looking for a dashcam for scooters or mopeds.

Bicycle calls for something extra like the battery-powered camera.

No, dashcams are also installed on motorcycles, scooters and bicycles. However, in their case, you have to look at different aspects of the camera. For example, it should be able to survive extreme weather conditions. It must also be dust-resistant and able to withstand vibrations well. Also, the steering wheel attachment often has to be better since the effect of a collision is much more direct. In principle, the exact requirements apply if you are looking for a dashcam for scooters or mopeds.

Bicycle calls for something extra like the battery-powered camera.

2.7 Why is it called dashcam?

Dashcams got their name due to initially being mounted on the dashboard of the cars. However, now, most dashcams mount to a car's windshield or rearview mirror with a secure suction cup mount or strong adhesive.

Dashcams got their name due to initially being mounted on the dashboard of the cars. However, now, most dashcams mount to a car's windshield or rearview mirror with a secure suction cup mount or strong adhesive.

2.8 Who can use a dashcam?

Earlier dashcam usage was limited to police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, city buses. However, with time individuals concerned with false liability claims and protecting themselves in the case of an accident have also started using the board video recorders.

Fleet owners and contract drivers also prefer dashcams for their fleet vehicles when they are out in service for the day.

Earlier dashcam usage was limited to police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, city buses. However, with time individuals concerned with false liability claims and protecting themselves in the case of an accident have also started using the board video recorders.

Fleet owners and contract drivers also prefer dashcams for their fleet vehicles when they are out in service for the day.

2.9 What are the power sources for a dashcam?

A dashcam has a power cord that needs to be plugged into the 12v cigarette lighter outlet in your car. Alternatively, you can install or "hard-wire" the dashcam by tapping into your vehicle's 12v power circuit. This calls for professional help and frees up your power outlet for your cell phone charger or another electronic device. There are also dash cams that have a small built-in battery for providing power.

A dashcam has a power cord that needs to be plugged into the 12v cigarette lighter outlet in your car. Alternatively, you can install or "hard-wire" the dashcam by tapping into your vehicle's 12v power circuit. This calls for professional help and frees up your power outlet for your cell phone charger or another electronic device. There are also dash cams that have a small built-in battery for providing power.

2.10 Will a dashcam drain the car's battery?

A dashcam will drain the car battery only when the cigarette lighter socket or USB cable inside the car, and the port is permanently live. In this case, it will continuously draw current from the car battery. Therefore, hardwiring the cam to the vehicle is recommended.

A dashcam will drain the car battery only when the cigarette lighter socket or USB cable inside the car, and the port is permanently live. In this case, it will continuously draw current from the car battery. Therefore, hardwiring the cam to the vehicle is recommended.

3. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for a dashcam

3.1 How to get a clear recording of the dashcam?

  1. Adjust the camera towards the road so that more of the road and fewer sky pictures are captured. Also, this way, the automatic exposure compensation is on the road and not light from above.

  2. If you fix the dashcam behind the rearview camera, you will anyway experience minimal distraction while driving.

  3. Get rid of objects like a protective lens cover, which can interfere with the recording.

  4. At last, view recordings on the desktop software player for better quality pictures because it is designed to boost the quality of the recording.

  1. Adjust the camera towards the road so that more of the road and fewer sky pictures are captured. Also, this way, the automatic exposure compensation is on the road and not light from above.

  2. If you fix the dashcam behind the rearview camera, you will anyway experience minimal distraction while driving.

  3. Get rid of objects like a protective lens cover, which can interfere with the recording.

  4. At last, view recordings on the desktop software player for better quality pictures because it is designed to boost the quality of the recording.

3.2 How to share your recording with your insurer or on social media?

  • Get the SD card from the dashcam, use the gadget’s playback software to view and select the recording you need.

  • Copy the selected recording on the available storage device and then post the link on social media or share it with your insurer.

  • Get the SD card from the dashcam, use the gadget’s playback software to view and select the recording you need.

  • Copy the selected recording on the available storage device and then post the link on social media or share it with your insurer.

4. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about dashcams

4.1 In Europe, Russia is considered the epicentre of the dashcam revolution. Dashcam gained popularity in one of the biggest countries in the continent for protection against raging drivers, insurance fraud, and corrupt police.

4.2 Dashcam market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 21.90% until 2025, i.e. crossing the $5 billion mark.

4.3 Dashcam footage can be used as evidence in accidents, and police stop when eye-witness testimony isn’t enough.

4.4 In the UK, sales of dashcams rocketed in 2015. It was the fastest-growing consumer electronic, with sales increasing by 395%.

4.5 Dashcam have become the top feature for future car buyers, and more car manufacturers are incorporating built-in camera system.

4.6 In Portugal and Austria, dashcams are entirely prohibited. Countries like Germany, France, and Belgium have allowed its use with some restrictions.

4.1 In Europe, Russia is considered the epicentre of the dashcam revolution. Dashcam gained popularity in one of the biggest countries in the continent for protection against raging drivers, insurance fraud, and corrupt police.

4.2 Dashcam market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 21.90% until 2025, i.e. crossing the $5 billion mark.

4.3 Dashcam footage can be used as evidence in accidents, and police stop when eye-witness testimony isn’t enough.

4.4 In the UK, sales of dashcams rocketed in 2015. It was the fastest-growing consumer electronic, with sales increasing by 395%.

4.5 Dashcam have become the top feature for future car buyers, and more car manufacturers are incorporating built-in camera system.

4.6 In Portugal and Austria, dashcams are entirely prohibited. Countries like Germany, France, and Belgium have allowed its use with some restrictions.

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best dashcams

We selected our top seven from 17 dashcams. Dashcams that didn’t have the crucial features were outrightly eliminated. The features on our priority list were high resolution, wide viewing angle, at least 30fps, G-sensor, auto-start, and built-in display. In addition to these and other functions, customer reviews and ratings were also considered to choose the best dashcams of 2021.

We selected our top seven from 17 dashcams. Dashcams that didn’t have the crucial features were outrightly eliminated. The features on our priority list were high resolution, wide viewing angle, at least 30fps, G-sensor, auto-start, and built-in display. In addition to these and other functions, customer reviews and ratings were also considered to choose the best dashcams of 2021.

5.1 Vantrue N4 3 Channel Dash Cam

Our comparison winner dashcam is exclusive because it has quite some unique features. For starters, it has three cameras recording road ahead, car interior, and backside. The recording takes place simultaneously.

It is the only 4K resolution dashcam on our list. However, 4K resolution is only for the front camera, and that resolution works when the front camera is used either alone or combined with cabin/rear mode. If you are using three cameras together, then the recording is captured at 1440P+1080P+1080P@30fps.

The viewing angle is 155° for the front camera, 165° for the inside camera and 160° for the rear camera. Additionally, the inside camera lens is 45° vertically rotatable, and the rear camera lens is 360° rotatable.

The F1.4 aperture with 6-lense glass gives you a super night vision of the road ahead. For the backside, it has an F1.8 aperture and, of course, 6-lens glass. The 4 IR LED lights face your car’s occupants giving a clear vision even in the dark.

It is equipped with 24 hours parking monitor. Once the auto motion detection records any movement around the vehicle, it turns on. Moreover, the loop recording feature overwrites the older file when the SD card is full, and G-sensor locks that file that has any impactful data.

The external GPS module rightly records location, car’s speed, and driving route. It is also featured with time-lapse. Therefore, the long videos are reduced to video file size, which significantly saves space on the memory card.

The brand offers 18 months warranty product after online registration.

Our comparison winner dashcam is exclusive because it has quite some unique features. For starters, it has three cameras recording road ahead, car interior, and backside. The recording takes place simultaneously.

It is the only 4K resolution dashcam on our list. However, 4K resolution is only for the front camera, and that resolution works when the front camera is used either alone or combined with cabin/rear mode. If you are using three cameras together, then the recording is captured at 1440P+1080P+1080P@30fps.

The viewing angle is 155° for the front camera, 165° for the inside camera and 160° for the rear camera. Additionally, the inside camera lens is 45° vertically rotatable, and the rear camera lens is 360° rotatable.

The F1.4 aperture with 6-lense glass gives you a super night vision of the road ahead. For the backside, it has an F1.8 aperture and, of course, 6-lens glass. The 4 IR LED lights face your car’s occupants giving a clear vision even in the dark.

It is equipped with 24 hours parking monitor. Once the auto motion detection records any movement around the vehicle, it turns on. Moreover, the loop recording feature overwrites the older file when the SD card is full, and G-sensor locks that file that has any impactful data.

The external GPS module rightly records location, car’s speed, and driving route. It is also featured with time-lapse. Therefore, the long videos are reduced to video file size, which significantly saves space on the memory card.

The brand offers 18 months warranty product after online registration.

5.2 Nextbase 522GW Dashcam

522GW dashcam from Nextbase is what you need if you are looking for the top single-lens camera. Had this piece been about only single cameras, this would have been hands down our comparison winner.

The Full HD image quality is sharp enough to capture important details. The viewing angle is 140° for the front camera, which is good enough to record details of a wide area. The frame per second rate is 30 at 1440p HD and 60 fps at 1080p HD resolution. For further clearance and correct reflections, the camera also has a polarising filter.

The dashcam is very easy to install, thanks to the Click&Go system. You just have to click the dashcam into the magnetic holder, and you are good to go. The menu on the touchscreen is as clear and simple as the click system.

One of the unique features of this dashcam is emergency SOS. If there is any accident, emergency services of your location receive an alert to provide emergency responders with your blood type, allergies and other pre-set medical history, speeding up the emergency treatment.

The GPS features show the speed and also save the location. The parking mode (which needs to be turned on manually) works with G-sensor, and as any vibration, collision or another impact is registered, it does the recording. Meanwhile, loop recording keeps the memory free and vital images are always preserved.

The device has two wireless connectivity, i.e. Bluetooth and WiFi. And you can always connect the device in an old-fashioned way.

All in all, the dashcam has various revolutionary features to redefine the capabilities of a dashcam.

522GW dashcam from Nextbase is what you need if you are looking for the top single-lens camera. Had this piece been about only single cameras, this would have been hands down our comparison winner.

The Full HD image quality is sharp enough to capture important details. The viewing angle is 140° for the front camera, which is good enough to record details of a wide area. The frame per second rate is 30 at 1440p HD and 60 fps at 1080p HD resolution. For further clearance and correct reflections, the camera also has a polarising filter.

The dashcam is very easy to install, thanks to the Click&Go system. You just have to click the dashcam into the magnetic holder, and you are good to go. The menu on the touchscreen is as clear and simple as the click system.

One of the unique features of this dashcam is emergency SOS. If there is any accident, emergency services of your location receive an alert to provide emergency responders with your blood type, allergies and other pre-set medical history, speeding up the emergency treatment.

The GPS features show the speed and also save the location. The parking mode (which needs to be turned on manually) works with G-sensor, and as any vibration, collision or another impact is registered, it does the recording. Meanwhile, loop recording keeps the memory free and vital images are always preserved.

The device has two wireless connectivity, i.e. Bluetooth and WiFi. And you can always connect the device in an old-fashioned way.

All in all, the dashcam has various revolutionary features to redefine the capabilities of a dashcam.

5.3 AZDOME PG02

If you need a widescreen, then AZDOME PG02 will suffice as it has a 10-inches touchscreen. You can do all the settings with just a tap. The unique design 19ft rear camera is designed for most cars, including sedan, SUV, minivan, pickup trucks, etc.

This is a dual-lens camera with infrared night vision that lets you record FHD video at night. And even in the rain, the car camera provides clear video thanks to the 1080p front camera and 720p rear camera with anti-glare and WDR technology. The front camera is scalable and has six lenses, due to which you get a sharp recording. Moreover, the rear camera is IP68 waterproof.

The loop recording feature ensures that the car camera can overwrite old videos automatically. And G-sensor function ensures that emergency recording never gets overwrite or deleted.

The parking monitor, along with motion detection, offers ultimate protection. Footage recording starts automatically as soon as any motion is detected around your vehicle, and if any damage happens, it gets easy to find the culprit.

It is equipped with an Advanced Driver Assistant System, consisting of a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS). LDWS notifies you when you can change lanes freely, whereas FCWS warns you if you are approaching a vehicle in front at high speed. F

The dashcam has a user-friendly design. Even beginners can easily install and operate it.

Azdome offers two years warranty on the product.

If you need a widescreen, then AZDOME PG02 will suffice as it has a 10-inches touchscreen. You can do all the settings with just a tap. The unique design 19ft rear camera is designed for most cars, including sedan, SUV, minivan, pickup trucks, etc.

This is a dual-lens camera with infrared night vision that lets you record FHD video at night. And even in the rain, the car camera provides clear video thanks to the 1080p front camera and 720p rear camera with anti-glare and WDR technology. The front camera is scalable and has six lenses, due to which you get a sharp recording. Moreover, the rear camera is IP68 waterproof.

The loop recording feature ensures that the car camera can overwrite old videos automatically. And G-sensor function ensures that emergency recording never gets overwrite or deleted.

The parking monitor, along with motion detection, offers ultimate protection. Footage recording starts automatically as soon as any motion is detected around your vehicle, and if any damage happens, it gets easy to find the culprit.

It is equipped with an Advanced Driver Assistant System, consisting of a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS). LDWS notifies you when you can change lanes freely, whereas FCWS warns you if you are approaching a vehicle in front at high speed. F

The dashcam has a user-friendly design. Even beginners can easily install and operate it.

Azdome offers two years warranty on the product.

5.4 Chortau Dash Cam

If you need a dual-lens camera at an affordable price and you are willing to settle for some fewer features, then this one is for you.

The double dash cam covers both front and rear corners simultaneously, even when it is in the parking mode. Both the cameras are Full HD and have wide viewing angles, i.e. 170° - front and 130° - rear. This 1080P @30fps dashcam presents ultra-high quality video and the best visual experience. On top of it, the waterproof rearview camera only gives you peace of mind.

Thanks to 6pcs LED, IR (infrared) lights and super night vision technology, it records explicit videos and images even in low light nighttime conditions. When the car is in reverse mode, it automatically shows a full reverse view with parking guidance. 

It is powered by an internal battery and equipped with G-sensor. The camera will automatically turn on and record a short video in case of a collision, then lock and save the recording and turn off automatically. This dashcam will monitor your car around the clock in parking.

It has the loop recording function as well. New recordings automatically overwrite the oldest recordings when the SD card is full.

Chortau dashcam is compact and discreet. It will not block your view when installed on the windscreen. Also, it is easy to install and operate.

If you need a dual-lens camera at an affordable price and you are willing to settle for some fewer features, then this one is for you.

The double dash cam covers both front and rear corners simultaneously, even when it is in the parking mode. Both the cameras are Full HD and have wide viewing angles, i.e. 170° - front and 130° - rear. This 1080P @30fps dashcam presents ultra-high quality video and the best visual experience. On top of it, the waterproof rearview camera only gives you peace of mind.

Thanks to 6pcs LED, IR (infrared) lights and super night vision technology, it records explicit videos and images even in low light nighttime conditions. When the car is in reverse mode, it automatically shows a full reverse view with parking guidance. 

It is powered by an internal battery and equipped with G-sensor. The camera will automatically turn on and record a short video in case of a collision, then lock and save the recording and turn off automatically. This dashcam will monitor your car around the clock in parking.

It has the loop recording function as well. New recordings automatically overwrite the oldest recordings when the SD card is full.

Chortau dashcam is compact and discreet. It will not block your view when installed on the windscreen. Also, it is easy to install and operate.

5.5 Garmin DashCam 56

Garmin DashCam 56 has no-frills but only practical functions and ease of use. Also, this is a pocket-size dash camera, so there is no way that it will not remain discreet.

It is a single camera with 1440p resolution and a 140-degree field of view. You can put the camera only on the windshield.

Garmin believes that details matter and, therefore, built-in GPS pinpoints when and where events occur. With the Garmin Drive app, the brand makes the process of transferring recordings smoother. Next in line is the voice control feature. If you need something, then simply ask.

It is equipped with a dual USB. So you no more have to choose, and you can plug in your phone and your dashcam together.

This compact dashcam is easy to install. Once plugged into your car’s power source, it will automatically start recording, so no need to fret over turning it on and off or missing an incident.

The dashcam also features Advanced Driver Assistant System. The list of advanced driver awareness includes forward-collision warnings, lane departure warnings, go alerts, travel lapse, and red light & speed camera alerts.

Garmin DashCam 56 has no-frills but only practical functions and ease of use. Also, this is a pocket-size dash camera, so there is no way that it will not remain discreet.

It is a single camera with 1440p resolution and a 140-degree field of view. You can put the camera only on the windshield.

Garmin believes that details matter and, therefore, built-in GPS pinpoints when and where events occur. With the Garmin Drive app, the brand makes the process of transferring recordings smoother. Next in line is the voice control feature. If you need something, then simply ask.

It is equipped with a dual USB. So you no more have to choose, and you can plug in your phone and your dashcam together.

This compact dashcam is easy to install. Once plugged into your car’s power source, it will automatically start recording, so no need to fret over turning it on and off or missing an incident.

The dashcam also features Advanced Driver Assistant System. The list of advanced driver awareness includes forward-collision warnings, lane departure warnings, go alerts, travel lapse, and red light & speed camera alerts.

5.6 Xiaomi 70mai Dash Cam Pro

The 70 Mai Pro is an improved successor of 70 Mai. For starters, it has a screen. The buttons around the screen let you navigate through the menu and review images.

The 2592x1944 video resolution and 140-degree filed view give a clear picture of the wide area. Thanks to the night mode, you can clearly see all details both during the day and in the dark, to be used as evidence. The F1.8 aperture and 6 glass lens enhance night vision and make it easier to obtain sharp and accurate colour images. Furthermore, WDR technology adjusts exposure balance, allowing the camera to pick up greater detail in darkness and create a more vibrant picture.

The Advanced Driver Assistant System boosts driving safety. You get real-time alerts and warnings for lane departure or when you are speeding up too much, and there is a chance of forwarding collision.

You get 24-hour parking surveillance with a 70mai dashcam. It starts recording automatically when a collision is detected by the built-in G-sensor.

File transfer is easy with the 70mai app, which supports both iOS & Android. You can view and download HD video through Wi-Fi in real-time. Moreover, it locks emergency video to “Event File” to prevent an overwrite.
It has a unique feature of defogging that effectively reduces distortion or degradation of images and reproduces a clear vision even when there is smoke and haze.

The Xiaomi 70mai Dash Cam Pro is worth investing in.

The 70 Mai Pro is an improved successor of 70 Mai. For starters, it has a screen. The buttons around the screen let you navigate through the menu and review images.

The 2592x1944 video resolution and 140-degree filed view give a clear picture of the wide area. Thanks to the night mode, you can clearly see all details both during the day and in the dark, to be used as evidence. The F1.8 aperture and 6 glass lens enhance night vision and make it easier to obtain sharp and accurate colour images. Furthermore, WDR technology adjusts exposure balance, allowing the camera to pick up greater detail in darkness and create a more vibrant picture.

The Advanced Driver Assistant System boosts driving safety. You get real-time alerts and warnings for lane departure or when you are speeding up too much, and there is a chance of forwarding collision.

You get 24-hour parking surveillance with a 70mai dashcam. It starts recording automatically when a collision is detected by the built-in G-sensor.

File transfer is easy with the 70mai app, which supports both iOS & Android. You can view and download HD video through Wi-Fi in real-time. Moreover, it locks emergency video to “Event File” to prevent an overwrite.
It has a unique feature of defogging that effectively reduces distortion or degradation of images and reproduces a clear vision even when there is smoke and haze.

The Xiaomi 70mai Dash Cam Pro is worth investing in.

5.7 Mio MiVue 798 Full HD dashcam

Our last dashcam has got this spot purely because of the fewer customer ratings and reviews. Otherwise, it has all the top features to get a higher place.

MiVue 798 is one of MIO's most popular models due to its many valuable functions that support driving. It turns on automatically when the vehicle is started and vice versa. You can smoothly check the menu and settings on the Full HD 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen.

It is designed with Sony's high-quality STARVIS CMOS to produce footage with superb contrast, clear and rich colours, even in low-light conditions. 

You get a high-quality recording with a 2.5K QHD 1600p resolution, 150° wide view angle and F1.8 aperture, including registration plates and tail lights.

You enjoy ultimate connectivity with the MiVue Pro app. You can transfer precious footage from your dash-cam to your smart device in no time. Also, you can update the MiVue 798’s firmware and speed camera data with WIFI OTA quickly.

MiVue 798 is equipped with a GPS function that displays your speed and keeps track of locations. With ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), it takes the system further. It has Lane Departure Warning System, which notifies you when you can change lanes freely. The Fatigue Alert tells you that you have been driving for a long time, and it’s good to take a break, and Forward Collision Warning System warns you if you are approaching a vehicle in front at high speed. Furthermore, you get fixed-distance warnings and intelligent alerts for higher speeds.

It has 3-axis G-sensor. So in an emergency, or when it detects sudden changes in motion, it instantly saves the protected file that can’t be overwritten.

Thanks to the smart parking mode, in case of a motion near a vehicle, MiVue™ 798 automatically activate and record videos.

What more you could have asked for?

Our last dashcam has got this spot purely because of the fewer customer ratings and reviews. Otherwise, it has all the top features to get a higher place.

MiVue 798 is one of MIO's most popular models due to its many valuable functions that support driving. It turns on automatically when the vehicle is started and vice versa. You can smoothly check the menu and settings on the Full HD 2.7-inch LCD touchscreen.

It is designed with Sony's high-quality STARVIS CMOS to produce footage with superb contrast, clear and rich colours, even in low-light conditions. 

You get a high-quality recording with a 2.5K QHD 1600p resolution, 150° wide view angle and F1.8 aperture, including registration plates and tail lights.

You enjoy ultimate connectivity with the MiVue Pro app. You can transfer precious footage from your dash-cam to your smart device in no time. Also, you can update the MiVue 798’s firmware and speed camera data with WIFI OTA quickly.

MiVue 798 is equipped with a GPS function that displays your speed and keeps track of locations. With ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistant System), it takes the system further. It has Lane Departure Warning System, which notifies you when you can change lanes freely. The Fatigue Alert tells you that you have been driving for a long time, and it’s good to take a break, and Forward Collision Warning System warns you if you are approaching a vehicle in front at high speed. Furthermore, you get fixed-distance warnings and intelligent alerts for higher speeds.

It has 3-axis G-sensor. So in an emergency, or when it detects sudden changes in motion, it instantly saves the protected file that can’t be overwritten.

Thanks to the smart parking mode, in case of a motion near a vehicle, MiVue™ 798 automatically activate and record videos.

What more you could have asked for?