Best Dash Cams 2018: 11 of the best dashboard cameras

Thinkware X550

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Key features:

  • Parking mode with permanent installation
  • 1,920 x 1,080 resolution
  • G-sensor to detect accidents

While the Thinkware might not have the high resolution of some other models it does have a high quality sensor and that means it’s one of the better sat navs for recording in low light conditions, thanks also to some clever software trickery. 

The X550 also comes with built-in GPS that’s highly accurate and also comes with speed camera alerts – a nice addition although illegal in some countries like France.

Mounting the dash cam can be a little tricky as it can be directly connected to your car’s electrical system. You can get a third party to install if for you for £59.99 and you might want to as this brings one of Thinkware’s better features to the fore. Connecting it like this lets you take advantage of the Parking Mode option which means the X550 “wakes up” and starts recording when it feels a shock or movement.

You can also use two cams that work together for better coverage and the 2.7-inch screen is perfectly serviceable and it’s easy to use once installed.

It might not have the sharpest image quality but the X550 is a well-rounded dashcam. 

At time of review the Thinkware X550 was available for £169.99

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