Buying Guide: Leading dash cam dashboard cameras reviewed (updated)

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Dash cam specification comparison

 

Model Test date Rating Price (RRP at launch) Video quality Screen GPS G-sensor Viewing angle SD card inc.?
Blackvue DR650S-2CH Sep 16 ★★★★☆ £299.95 1080p, 30fps No Yes Yes 129° 16Gb
Cobra CDR 820 Nov 14 ★★★★☆ £79.99 1080p, 30fps 1.5″ No Yes 118° 8Gb
Cobra CDR 835 Apr 16 ★★★★☆ £79.99 1080p, 30fps 2″ No Yes 160° 8Gb
Cobra CDR 840 Nov 14 ★★★★☆ £149.99 1080p, 30fps 1.5″ Yes Yes 118° 8Gb
Cobra CDR 900 Nov 14 ★★★★☆ £229.99 1296p, 30fps 2″ No Yes 160° 8Gb
Crash Catcher CC3 Nov 14 ★★★☆☆ £149.99 720p, 20fps 2.4″ No No 120° No
CrashCam Essential Nov 14 ★★★★☆ £107.00 1080p, 30fps 2.4″ No Yes 120° 16Gb
CrashCam Pro Nov 14 ★★☆☆☆ £226.80 480p, 15fps N/A Yes Yes 120° 16Gb
CrashCam Simplicity Nov 14 ★★★☆☆ £69.99 1080p, 24fps 1.9″ No Yes 120° 16Gb
Garmin Dash Cam 20 Jul 15 ★★★★☆ £169.99 1080p, 30fps 2.3″ Yes Yes 90° 4Gb
Garmin Dash Cam 35 Jun 16 ★★★☆☆ £159.99 1080p, 30fps 3″ Yes Yes 113° 4Gb
Garmin DriveAssist 50 Sep 16 ★★★★☆ £279.99 1080p, 30fps 5″ Yes Yes TBC 4Gb
Garmin nüviCam Jul 15 ★★★★☆ £299.99 1080p, 30fps 5/6/7″ External Yes 90° 4Gb
JooVuu X Dec 16 ★☆☆☆☆ £69.99 2560p up to 60fps No Yes Yes 155° No
Kaiser Baas R10+ Apr 16 ★★★☆☆ £99.99 1080p, 30fps 2″ No Yes 140° No
Kaiser Baas R20 Nov 15 ★★★☆☆ £169.99 1296p, 30fps 2.7″ Yes Yes 135° No
Kaiser Baas R30 WiFi Apr 16 ★★★☆☆ £199.99 1296p, 30fps No Yes Yes 125° No
Mio Mivue 618 Sep 16 ★★★★☆ £89.99 1296p, 30fps 2.7″ Yes Yes 140° No
Mio MiVue 658 WiFi (Driving Top Tech 2015) Nov 15 ★★★★★ £179.99 1296p, 30fps 2.7″ Yes Yes 150° No
Mio MiVue Drive 65 LM Aug 17 ★★★★☆ £259.99 2304×1296, 30fps 6.2″ Yes Yes 140° 16Gb
Nextbase 101 (Driving Best Value Dashcam 2015) Nov 14 ★★★☆☆ £49.00 720p, 30fps 2″ No Yes 120° No
Nextbase 112 Jul 17 ★★★☆☆ £49.99 720p, 30fps 2″ No Yes 120° No
Nextbase 212 Lite Sep 16 ★★★★☆ £69.99 1080p, 30fps 2.7″ No Yes 140° No
Nextbase 402-G (Driving Best Buy 2015) Nov 14 ★★★★★ £149.99 1080p, 30fps 2.7″ Yes Yes 140° No
Nextbase 412GW Jul 17 ★★★★★ £129.99 1440p, 30fps 3″ Yes Yes 140° No
Nextbase 512G Sep 15 ★★★★★ £179.99 1080p, 30fps 2.7″ Yes Yes 140° No
Nextbase 512GW Jul 17 ★★★★★ £149.99 1440p, 30fps 3″ Yes Yes 140° No
Nextbase Duo Sep 15 ★★★★☆ £199.99 720p x2, 30fps 2″ Yes Yes 140° & 50m zoom No
Philips ADR 610 Sep 16 ★★★☆☆ £129.00 1080p, 30fps 2″ No Yes 110° No
Philips ADR 810 Sep 16 ★★★☆☆ £159.99 1080p, 30fps 2.7″ No Yes 156° No
RAC CarCam RAC01 Nov 14 ★★☆☆☆ £99.99 720p, 30fps 2″ No Yes 120° 4Gb
RAC CarCam RAC02 Nov 14 ★★★☆☆ £149.99 1080p, 30fps 2.7″ External Yes 170° 4Gb
Ring RBGDC200 May 17 ★★★★☆ £99.99 1080p, 30fps 2″ Yes Yes 140° No
Roadhawk HD Mar 15 ★★★☆☆ £239.99 1080p, 30fps No External Yes 135° 8Gb
SmartWitness Smart-i Drive Mar 15 ★☆☆☆☆ £59.99 720p, 30fps 1.5″ No No 72° 4Gb
SmartWitness SVC1080 Mar 15 ★★★☆☆ £199.99 1080p, 30fps 2.4″ Yes Yes 170° 4Gb
Snooper DVR-4HD Nov 15 ★★★☆☆ £149.99 1080p, 30fps 2.7″ Yes Yes 140° 8Gb
Thinkware F770 (Mills) Sep 17 ★★★☆☆ £219.00 1080p, 30fps No Yes Yes 140° 16Gb
TaoTronics TT-CD06 Sep 17 ★★★☆☆ £79.99 2K, 30fps 2″ No Yes 160° 32Gb
Transcend DrivePro 100 Mar 15 ★★★☆☆ £74.99 1080p, 30fps 2.4″ No Yes 130° 16Gb
Transcend DrivePro 200 Mar 15 ★★★☆☆ £89.99 1080p, 30fps 2.4″ No Yes 160° 16Gb
Transcend DrivePro 220 Jul 15 ★★★★☆ £129.99 1080p, 30fps 2.4″ Yes Yes 130° 16Gb
Transcend DrivePro 520 Sep 15 ★★★☆☆ £159.99 1080p & 720p, 30fps 2.4″ Yes Yes 130° & 110° 32Gb
Z-Edge Z3 Nov 14 ★★★★☆ £149.99 1296p, 30fps 3″ No Yes 150° 32Gb

Sunday Times Driving product reviews

Updates
  • Originally published November 21, 2014
  • Updated March 20, 2015 to include SmartWitness Smart-i Drive, Transcend DrivePro 100, Transcend DrivePro 200, SmartWitness SVC1080 and Roadhawk HD
  • Updated July 7, 2015 to include Transcend DrivePro 220, Garmin Dash Cam 20 and Garmin nüviCam
  • Updated September 18, 2015 to include Nextbase 512G, Nextbase Duo and Transcend DrivePro 520. New dual-camera section created
  • Updated November 19-26, 2015 to include Mio MiVue 658, Kaiser Baas R20 and Snooper DVR-4HD
  • Updated on April 13, 2016 to include Cobra CDR 835
  • Updated on April 26, 2016 to include Kaiser Baas R10+ and Kaiser Baas R30 WiFi
  • Updated on June 14, 2016 to include Garmin Dash Cam 35
  • Updated on September 22,2016 to include Blackvue DR650S-2CH, Garmin Drive Assist 50, Mio Mivue 618, Nextbase 212 Lite, Philips ADR 610, Philips ADR 810, Z-Edge Z3
  • Updated on December 23, 2016 to include JooVuu X
  • Updated on May 31, 2017 to include Ring RBGDC200
  • Updated on June 19, 2017 to include Nextbase 112
  • Updated on July 19, 2017 to include Nextbase 512GW
  • Updated on July 24, 2017 to include Nextbase 412GW
  • Updated on August 4, 2017 to include Mio MiVue 65LM
  • Updated on August 18, 2017 to include Nextbase Mirror
  • Updated on September 5, 2017 to include TaoTronics TT-CD06
  • Updated on September 19, 2017 to include Thinkware F770