Best Dash Cams 2018: 11 of the best dashboard cameras

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Key Features:

  • ‘Super HD’ 1,296p camera
  • 2.7-inch screen
  • Safety camera locations

Coming with the reassuring RAC brand, the 05 GPS features a high recording resolution plus a host of extra features, making it one of the best dash cams available.

Video is shot in 1,296p (2,304 x 1,296), but you also have the option of shooting in 2,520 x 1,080, which records a wider angle of vision – great for capturing incidents that might otherwise occur just out of frame.

All footage is recorded to MicroSD card, and the 05 GPS comes with an 8GB card thrown in. As with other dash cams, once the card is full, the device will begin recording over the oldest footage. You can manually choose to save specific files by marking them as ‘incidents’, or you can set the 05 GPS to detect rapid changes in speed and automatically save the associated footage to prevent it being erased as part of the looping process.

There’s also a host of extra features including a Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) and Lane Diversion Warning System (LDWS), which is supposed to kick in if it spots you wandering from your lane. Further safety features include Forward Motion Detection Warning (FMDW), which is supposed to alert you when the car in front starts moving in stationary traffic.

Elsewhere you get speed camera warnings and a feature which allows you to set warnings for when your speed exceeds a certain level. There’s also the matter of the ProofCam Google GPS Player software, which, aside from being notably unstable and unreliable, currently won’t work on Macs.

Still, the RAC 05 is one of the best, most feature-packed dash cams available.



At time of review the RAC 05 GPS Dash Cam was available for £149.99

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