Dash cams

The roads in the UK are by no means incident-free and fitting a dashcam to your car can help reduce your insurance premiums and offer you peace of mind when it comes to disputes over liability in a collision. Here are some of the dashcams on the market:

Nextbase 512G Ultra
RRP £179.99

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FEATURES

2.7″ 16:9 LED Screen
Large, bright and clear screen making viewing playback and menu functions easy

Sony Exmor Sensor
Advanced Sony Exmor sensor provides the ultimate picture quality with vivid colours

Polarising Filter
World’s first dash cam with anti glare polarising filter to minimise windscreen reflection

1080p FULL High Definition recording
Provides FULL HD images, allowing you to record every unexpected moment with perfect clarity

140 degree Ultra Wide viewing angle
Captures any detail at the very edge of a drivers vision, including cars coming in from the side/changing lanes

G Sensor and GPS
G sensor data protection automatically senses a crash and saves the video files before, during and after so they are not overwritten or corrupted. 3 Axis G forces are also recorded and shown graphically along side your video files. GPS data records speed and location information which is shown on Google Maps. This can help provide all important detail in the case of an incident.

6G Lens
Six-Element Sharp Lenses, made up of 6 layers of glass provides stunning clear and non-deformed images with the very best clarity

WDR
Wide Dynamic Range allows the Nextbase 512G to capture number plate detail in the bright sunlight and at night

 

Transcend DrivePro 220

RRP £129.99

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Day or night, Transcend’s DrivePro 220 Car Video Recorder is your most reliable eyewitness on the road. The recorder’s built-in battery, emergency recording, ƒ/1.8 aperture lens, snapshot feature, bright 2.4″ color LCD screen all ensure excellent user-experience. In addition, with useful features including GPS receiver, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Speed Alarm and Parking Mode, the DrivePro 220 offers the optimum driving safety.

 

DrivePro 220’s built-in GPS receiver can log GPS coordinates, date and time into the recorded video footage. During an incident, the GPS coordinates can help you precisely locate where you are so as to contact the Emergency Road Service, police or insurance company.

The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) is designed to prevent potential incidents by warning the driver when the vehicle begins to move out of its lane. The system monitors the lane markings on the roadway, and shows an alert picture on the screen plus a warning sound whenever the driving speed exceeds the preset value and the vehicle starts to deviate from its lane.

Keeping safe distance is important. DrivePro 220’s Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) will warn the driver when the driving speed exceeds the preset value and the vehicle gets too close to the car ahead. In such case, the system will alert the driver with a warning sound and warning sign on display.

DrivePro 220’s also features Speed Alarm, which will warn the driver with a warning sound when the driving speed limit exceeds the preset value.

 

Silent Witness Sw006

RRP £149.99

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The Silent Witness SW006 is a compact Digital Full HD video recorder, with an ultra wide 170° angle lens to capture more around your vehicle with advanced technology to create widescreen videos, and with WDR ( wide dynamic range) processing technology even dark environments will be clearer. Also with it’s full HD capability this will also give you amazing clean, crisp and clean HD video footage. With built in LDWS (Lane departure warning system) to enhance driver safety The SW006 has built in GPS, which not only logs the vehicles movements, but also logs the G-Sensor and Speed, this can be viewed using the PC software included. You can also print the speed into the actual video file is you so wish.

 

Garmin Dash Cam 30

£129

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Garmin Dash Cam 30 and 35 standalone HD driving recorders serve as the eyewitness to your drive. Wide viewing angles provide excellent camera coverage and clear, crisp footage in bright sunlight or low-light conditions. Rely on the Incident Detection (G-sensor) to automatically save footage on impact; files are stored on the replaceable micro SD card (included). It caan take still images, from inside or outside your vehicle, to capture close-up collision damage. Play back footage right on the display, or use Garmin Dash CamPlayer to review later on your computer.

 

JooVuu X

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Smaller than a credit card, and less than 1.9cm thick, the JooVuu X has incredible hardware perfectly fitted into a micro-case. Recording in 1080p definition at 60 frames per second, and 2.5k resolution at 30fps, this camera offers each frame in high definition quality, allowing you to keep up with the action without worrying about missing a beat or a frame. It can be used as a dashcam or taken on all your adventures

 

Thinkware X500

£179.99

 

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The Thinkware Dash Cam X500 is equipped with the Road Safety Warning System that provides audio and visual alerts for Lane Departure (LDWS), Front Collision (FCWS) and Front Vehicle Departure (FVDW). It detects road markings and gives voice warnings to the drivers if the vehicle begins to stray from its lane or when it is at risk of an imminent crash.

1080/30fps 140 degree wide-angle video, a 2.7-inch LCD, HDMI out, the ability to save video to both internal NAND and the SD card during incidents.

 

RAC 05

£149.99

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The RAC05 Dash Cam is a premium in car camera that is packed with features to help you drive safely on our busy roads. The RAC05 uses the Ambarella AL750 chip to power the built-in features of the dash cam. These include GPS, speed camera alerts, and advanced driver safety functions. Built-in microphone records sound in the cabin, and the speaker and 2.7” TFT screen allows you to play video through the camera. You can mute the microphone at any time with the touch of a button. An 8 GB memory card is supplied so you can use the camera straight out of the box, and you can replace this with a card up to 64 GB if you wish.
The built-in GPS system tracks your journey and records speed and location. You can use the mapping software to display your journey on Google Maps.

Using GPS, the camera alerts you to an approaching safety camera and displays the distance, speed limit and your current speed.

The RAC05 can support SD cards with a capacity up to 64 GB. As a guide, when recording in amazing Super HD, 5 minutes of video used about 1 GB of space on the SD card.

The RAC 05 records in segments, the length of which is pre-set to 3 minutes, but can be adjusted using the simple menu functions of the camera.

When the SD card is full, the RAC operates as a loop recording system, and will overwrite the oldest recording and continue without the need to erase or download any data.

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