Best Dash Cams 2017: 11 of the best dashboard cameras

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Key Features:

  • Full HD camera
  • 3-inch widescreen
  • Built-in GPS

Garmin’s flagship dash cam really is one of the best you can buy. Although the video quality isn’t as high as other offerings from RAC, you can still record in 1080p Full HD at 30fps.

Footage is recorded direct to a MicroSD card, with a 4GB card supplied as standard, allowing you to record just over an hour of footage. If you want to increase the storage capabilities, the Dash Cam 35 supports up to a 64GB MicroSD card, which you might seriously consider buying as once the card is full, Garmin’s device will automatically begin recording over the oldest video files.

Helpfully, if the built-in G sensor detects an incident, the files associated with that incident will end up in another folder where they won’t be deleted. Plus, you can also manually mark specific files to be saved.

In terms of extra features, the Dash Cam 35 comes with collision detection and speed camera warnings, but you’ll need to pay a subscription if you want regular updates to the speed camera detection, and remember this feature is illegal to use in some countries, such as France.

With decent picture quality, a built-in GPS receiver to record your coordinates, and a 3-inch screen, the Garmin Dash Cam isn’t a feature packed as some of its rivals but it does just work, making it one of the more reliable and easiest to use offerings on the market.



At time of review the Garmin Dash Cam 35 was available for £149.99

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