Top 10 Best Rated Dash Cams 2019

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Dashboard Cameras are getting increasingly popular among motorists as a means of protection. It follows the belief that even if the car is stolen, the camera can get a good picture/video of who did it.

What you want in your dashcam varies with where you keep it and from what you want protection. Most motorists have resorted to GoPro since they find it challenging to choose a proper dashcam.

Mostly, the best dash cams have similar features and specifications even though they differ in prices.

Our criteria were broad, and our study group more extensive still. Here, we have compiled a list of the most awesome dash cams for your security or insurance needs.

Best Dash Cams 2019

1. Nextbase 522GW

Nextbase is impressive as far as dash cams go. Not only does it offer you an excellent image quality, but it also comes at a low price.

Emergency SOS is one of many features that auto-alerts emergency services of your location if an accident occurs.

Intelligent Parking Mode is also another one that records all bumps on the vehicle that you did not notice.

Specs

  • 1440p video quality
  • GPS enabled
  • 140-degree field of view
  • 3-inch HD touchscreen

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Alexa is built-in
  • Compact and light
  • Incredible image quality

Cons

  • The UI is old

2. Garmin Dash Cam 66W

Garmin Cam 66W is a lot more quality than Nextbase; it is much more expensive though. It has a broad view that covers the road ahead of the car.

The all-new High Dynamic Range (HDR) video recording ensures high-contrast lighting. There is also a Wi-Fi connection that lets you monitor and control your camera remotely.

The battery life is not much being just 30 minutes without tapping into your car’s socket.

Specs

  • 1440p video quality
  • 180-degrees field of view
  • GPS integrated
  • 2-inch LCD

Pros

  • Wide viewing angles
  • Can be hard-wired to stay on when packed
  • Compact and small
  • XH resolution

Cons

  • Relatively pricy
  • Short battery life

3. Nextbase 612GW

612GW is a new generation dash cam that claims to be the first dash cam with 4K video quality. Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor is used to shoot HDR videos, and GPS logging means you can view your journey in real-time.

We rate battery life for just 15 minutes without plugging in; however, parking mode records a two-minute clip automatically. It is relatively large, though.

Specs

  • 4K and 1440p video quality
  • GPS integrated
  • 3-inch touchscreen
  • Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor

Pros

  • Cheap
  • GPS auto-logs every few seconds
  • Large LCD
  • Auto-records collisions while parked
  • Has 4K resolution

Cons

  • Short battery life
  • Relatively large

4. Garmin Dash Cam 55

Garmin Cam 55 is pure action-packed into a small and compact frame. Not only does it offer scintillating video quality, but its viewing angle is also fairly impressive.

It is more expensive than we expected, although its G-sensor technology does help store vital accident clips automatically.

There is also voice control, travelapse feature, and drive-awareness warnings to make this babe worth the money.

Specs

  • 1440p HD video quality
  • In-built GPS
  • MicroSD included
  • 122-degrees field of view

Pros

  • Compact and small
  • Excellent video quality
  • Accident detection technology
  • Voice control and travelapse

Cons

  • Low battery
  • Limited control with App
  • Viewing angle could be wider
  • Relatively expensive

5. Mio MiVue 766

MiVue 766 is like the Garmin Cam 55, but this little beast is more expensive and features a wider viewing angle.

This baby can Livestream captures directly to facebook and has a reasonably large touchscreen for simple control.

Specs

  • 1080p HD video quality
  • Integrated GPS
  • MicroSD enabled
  • 140-degrees field of view

Pros

  • Great package
  • Beautiful video quality
  • Wide viewing angle
  • Compact and sexy design

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • SD Card sold separately

6. Philips ADR820

Philips could use some work in features, but when considering video quality, it does excellently. With ADR820’s Wi-Fi, you can stream live videos directly to your smartphone.

The App lets you control the camera from your smartphone and auto-starts recording once the camera is plugged in.

There is G-sensor technology included, but the GPS needs to be purchased as a suction cup separately. There are also lots of extras that you can buy.

Specs

  • G-sensor technology
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • 1296p HD video quality

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Capable of live streaming
  • Lots of optional additional features
  • Scintillating video quality
  • Accident detection

Cons

  • No GPS included
  • Internal storage is tiny

7. Nextbase Duo

For a Nextbase model Duo is expensive, and for a Nextbase make it is of rubbish quality. That doesn’t mean it is not excellent for everyday use, though.

There are two-cameras in one and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) image processor makes night-time and low-light recordings easy.

While we won’t say the Duo performs poorly, compared to other Nextbase models, it is average.

Specs

  • 720p HD video quality
  • Integrated GPS
  • MicroSD card
  • 140-degrees field of view
  • Loop recording
  • WDR image processor

Pros

  • Excellent videos at night and in low-light
  • GPS function
  • Can loop videos
  • Two cameras in one

Cons

  • Pricy
  • Low image quality
  • No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

8. Garmin Dash Cam Mini

As the name suggests, this Garmin Cam Mini is tiny enough to have the same dimensions as a car key.

It has no display or battery, but its compact size and excellent Wi-Fi makes it the set-and-forget type of dashcam.

Specs

  • 1080p HD video quality
  • 140-degrees field of view
  • Wi-Fi and G-sensor included

Pros

  • Small, compact, and cheap
  • Impressive video quality
  • Ideal for stealth recordings
  • Recordings can be downloaded with Garmin Drive App

Cons

  • No screen or battery
  • GPS not available

9. Motorola MDC150

MDC150 is another affordable dashcam. It offers full HD recordings, attractive design, night vision, G-sensor, and decent viewing angle.

Specs

  • G-sensor
  • 2-inch LCD
  • 1080p HD video quality
  • 150-degrees field of view

Pros

  • Night vision and HD video quality
  • Beautiful design
  • Compact
  • Cheapest

Cons

  • No MicroSD card
  • The suction mount is bulky
  • No GPS

10. Nextbase 222

Nextbase 222 is excellently priced with an impressive design. It is small with a wide viewing area and scintillating video quality.

Specs

  • 140-degrees field of view
  • 1080p HD video quality
  • 5-inch touchscreen
  • G-sensor

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Compact mount
  • Impressive video quality

Cons

  • No GPS
  • Has no internal batteries
  • Lacks MicroSD

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