Have you ever been in a car accident that wasn’t your fault and it was your word against someone else’s? Our roads are definitely not accident free and to have a peace of mind in times of disputes over who is liable in an accident, a dashboard camera can really help. Fitting your car with a dashcam can also help you reduce your insurance premiums. Learn more about all that here.
This article seeks to discuss some of the best dashboard cameras that you can find in the market. Here are some of them:
(1)Novatek NT96650 G1W
In addition to being the world’s best-selling dash cam, it is also the cheapest of them all. But even with its low price, you cannot go wrong with the Novatek G1W. It comes with a car adapter, mini USB cable, windshield mount as well as a HDMI cable. Its 2.7-inch LCD screen makes it easier for you adjust settings such as loop recording length, camera resolution, or the screen duration (this prevents driver distraction). It also has an accelerometer which will detect if the car has been hit and earmark that footage for a later review.
This high quality dashboard cam is so discreet that you can fit it on your keychain. You can easily attach it to your car, a helmet mount or a drone due to its small size. However, to stay small it sacrifices some features such as the GPS accelerometer and the built-in screen. It is an action camera first and foremost.
The good thing about the small size is that the driver and other motorists are not distracted while on the road.
(3)Papago P2 Pro
This is the perfect cam for the professional driver or anyone looking to fit his car with some fancy features. In addition to the accelerometer, this top-notch dash cam will also alert you if you need to turn on your lights, when the car unexpectedly leaves its lane or when a collision is imminent. It even has a Driver Fatigue Alarm to alert you in times of long drives.
The great thing about the P2 Pro is that it uses a capacitor instead of a battery and so there is no overheating. Changing the settings is quick because of the 2.4” LCD screen.
The only drawback of this cam is its size as it can be a distraction.
(4)Cobra Drive FD CDR 900
Dash cam videos can be very entertaining indeed. Their growing popularity have influenced the designing of the Cobra Drive FD CDR 900 Cam. It is Wi-Fi enabled which means users can easily transfer the videos to their smartphones, then upload them through You Tube or their favorite social media.
(5)Garmin Dash Cam 20
This cam leans towards simplicity and it is very light on extra features. It records as long as the car is running. It comes with a 23” LCD bright display, easy-to-use menus. You can adjust the accelerometer’s sensitivity and review your footage while in your car. There is no need for a power cord as it uses a rechargeable battery. If you are in an accident you can use it outside the vehicle to document the damage. The only drawback is that it is a little pricey as the Garmin name does not come cheaply.
The above brand names are popular ones and so is the rexing-vi-2. In any case, I see dash cams becoming more mainstream in the years to come and their recordings could be noted as vital reference material in insurance and accident cases.