These days dash cams have become a necessary accessory. While there are many drivers who follow road rules and are competent enough, there are still countless individuals who make stupid decisions on the road, which is why dash cams are important.
Whether you’re involved in an accident, or end up with a dinged car whilst parked…it’s really helpful to have a visual record of what really happened. In other countries, there are people who go as far as to put themselves in front of cars and claim they were hurt just to make an insurance claim.
If you want to avoid such scams, or just like the piece of mind a dash cam provides, here are the top 5 dash cams you can purchase.
There are many options to choose from and they can range anywhere from £20 to £200.
- Nextbase 312 GW – If you’re looking for a good all-around dash cam, then look no further. It has built-in WiFi and an app so you can review and post your recordings.
- Garmin Dash Cam 35 – This is one of the best in the market, as it has not only a full HD camera but it records in widescreen and has GPS. It comes with only a 4GB card but can actually support up to 64GB. Its extra features include collision detection and speed camera warnings.
- Old Shark 1080p Dash Cam – At only £45, this budget buy will get you a dash cam that records 1080p HD video and can even take clear videos at night due to its infrared light sensor.
- Blackvue DR650GW-2CH – This product might seem on the expensive side for the price of around £350, but you are getting two HD cameras. One for the front and one for the back. This is perfect for those who are worried about accidents and insurance fraud. It has a G-sensor and built-in WiFi along with an app for both Android and iOS.
- Z-Edge Z3 – The best feature of this dash cam would have to be its camera, which is a Super HD 2560×1080 resolution. It has a 170-degree angle which is perfect to capture what happens at the front and side of your car. It even comes with a 32 GB SD card. It retails for around £77. The only downside to this is that it has no GPS and Wifi which may be a deal breaker for some.
If you’re determined to buy your own dash cam, but have not seen the one you want on the list above, here’s another list of the 5 best dash cams in the UK. Make sure to read the detailed pros and cons for each model so that you can make a wise decision on what to buy.
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