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Last updated: 12 February 2021


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Ever been in a car accident or road rage incident that wasn't your fault? When it's your word against someone else's, video from a dashboard camera could be useful to prove your case.

For our advice on what to look for in a new dash cam, or how to get the best out of the one you have, read our buying guide. Or dive into how we test them to see how we arrive at our recommendations.

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We test car dashboard cameras – also known as dash cams – priced from $50 to $545 to help you find the models that:

  • deliver the best video quality in daylight, artificial light and low light (night time), to allow you to see identifying details like number plates
  • have the best angle of view
  • are the easiest to use.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you easily compare the pros and cons of each model, and our Recommended list lets you see at a glance which dash cams get the thumbs-up.

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    Recommend retail price. Keep in mind many of the dashboard cameras tested don't come with a required microSD memory card, which will cost you more money.

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    Type and size of screen on rear of dashcam (if applicable).

      Records GPS map location and speed data

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      This information can be useful for police and insurers if you're involved in an incident that results in an investigation/claim.

        Shoot still photos

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        Can capture stills in addition to video.

          Internal battery

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          Lets the camera run without permanent power connection for a short period. This is essentially a failsafe should the dashcam disconnect from the power supply, in most cases. Some brands replace the internal battery with a capacitor that has enough power to save the video and shut down before the power runs out. These models, however, will not keep recording whereas a rechargeable battery will.

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            • Overall score
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            • Picture quality - daylight score
            • Picture quality - night driving score
            • Ease of use score
            • Heat test score
            • Good points
            • Bad points
            • Brand
            • Model
            • Availability
            • Price
            • Built-in display
            • Memory card included
            • Rear cameras
            • Parking mode
            • Records GPS map location and speed data
            • Internal battery
            • Shoot still photos
            • Angle of view
            • 4K video
            • HD video
            • 60 fps
            • Mounting method
            • Removable memory card type
            • Weight (g)
            • Dimensions (H x W x D, cm)
            • Origin
            • Contact

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