Over the past few years, dashboard cameras have become increasingly popular because of their simple ability to capture the driver’s point of view.
So what is a dash cam? Dashboard cameras are mounted to the dashboard of your car and create sound and image records while you drive. They are used for a number of reasons; from recording car accidents to documenting road trips.
For extra peace of mind while you drive, dashboard cameras are a worthwhile investment. And there are plenty of models to choose from, from affordable dash cams to high-end, state of the art dash cams.
At Dorchester Nissan, we have created a guide to the best dash cams available in 2019 to help get you started!
The Nextbase 522HW is a higher-end dash cam that offers brilliant video quality with 1440P/30fps & 1080P/60fps HD recording and an F1.6 lens that provides high-quality images of the road. There is also the option to connect additional modules to the dash cam to record the rear view and rear window too.
The Nextbase dash cam has Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi so that it will automatically sync files direct to your phone. Footage can also be edited and shared through their MyNextbase connect app.
Worried about leaving your car parked? The Intelligent Parking Mode on this dash cam means you can leave your car parked with the knowledge that it’s safeguarded.
Another benefit of the Nextbase is that it has Alexa built-in, so you can play music, place phone calls, check the weather, listen to audiobooks and more while you drive.
If you are looking for an affordable dash cam, the Orskey is for you. This dash cam offers HD 1080P Resolution & 3.0" Screen: Full HD 1920X1080P at 30 fps video, so you can capture clear videos and images of the road and license plate details.
The Orskey also has excellent night vision with LED fill lights to ensure the camera doesn’t miss anything in low lighting.
This dash cam is effortless to install and can be mounted in an instant with the included suction cup.
This premium dash cam from Garmin is both stylish and functional. With it’s 1440p camera, this first-class dash cam provides quality footage and takes on the sleek style of a GoPro.
The Garmin is simple to mount with a well-designed small 3M magnet, making it easy to remove too. Like the Nextbase, the Garmin dash cam works with Wi-Fi and can be voice controlled. However, this model doesn’t have the benefit of being integrated with Alexa.
Its added safety features including Lane Departure, Speed Camera Warnings and Forward Collision Warnings, makes this one of the more advanced dash cams.
The Mio MiVue is a stylish dash cam with built-in GPS and Wi-Fi connection so that videos and images can sync with smartphones through the Mio MiVue app.
This small dash cam has an easy-to-use interface built into a 2.7” touch screen and footage is recorded with an F1.8 aperture lens and captured in 1080p full HD at 30fps.
The feature that sets this dash cam apart from the rest, is that you are even able to live broadcast your journey to Facebook for all your friends to see!