As technology continues to advance, keeping up with the latest innovations in certain product categories is more important than ever — especially if it’s something that helps to keep you safe every day. Case in point: Today’s dash cameras are more powerful, less expensive and have more features than even the top-of-the-line models from as few as five years ago. Whether you’re thinking of purchasing a dash camera for the first time in 2017 or you’re ready to trade in an old unit for a flashy new model, there are a few particular options you’ll absolutely want to consider.
The G1W-CB 1080P HD Car Dash Camera With Capacitor
The G1W-CB 1080P HD Car Dash Camera is actually a refresh of the popular G1W series and comes with all of the features the previous unit offered and so much more. In addition to a lens designed for absolutely perfect forward-facing surveillance, you get footage captured in stunning 1080P high-definition detail. Loop recording guarantees that you’ll never miss a minute of the important action, and the included capacitor allows it to withstand extreme temperatures. It stores 10 hours of fully HD video thanks to support for a 64GB memory card.
The A119 1440P Car Dash Camera with GPS Logger
Another unit making waves across the industry in 2017 is the A119 1440P Car Dash Camera with GPS Logger, which, as the name suggests, offers a high-definition resolution of 1440P — significantly greater than that of traditional HD video. The unit’s cover design is intended to keep it hidden, and thanks to the included G-sensor, all impact events are captured automatically. What really makes this model unique is the included GPS logger — not only is driving location recorded instantly, but speed information is included as well. All of this would be hugely beneficial if you ever need to use your footage in a court of law. Built to withstand extreme temperatures and offering advanced features like low-light recording, this is a perfect option for safety-conscious drivers everywhere.
The Garmin Dash Cam 35
The Garmin Dash Cam 35 is the company’s flagship model, including a built-in GPS system, 1080P HD resolution and a recording frame rate of 30 frames per second. It offers a 180-degree viewing angle to make sure that you get the most accurate representation of obstacles in front of your car (particularly in terms of distance) at all times. Though the unit doesn’t have the ability to record audio, it does support a 64GB MicroSD card — guaranteeing that you’ll have at least 10 hours of recording when you need it the most.
What makes the ZeroEdge such a unique entry on this list is that it actually gives you your choice of recording resolutions. Options include 480P standard definition and both the 720P and the 1080P HD formats. It mounts right to the windshield of your car thanks to the included suction cup and features a 2.4″ screen that shows you everything you’re recording. It also includes, not only the ability to record audio but still photography as well – with the press of a button.
The Blackvue DR650GW-2CH
For consumers who are willing to spare no expense and who want to guarantee the highest level of protection possible, the Blackvue DR65GW-2CH is one of the best dash cameras available in 2017 or any other year. It’s a premium system that includes a front- and a rear-facing camera, guaranteeing that you have maximum coverage at all times. The front camera records at 1080P HD, while the rear camera records in a slightly lower resolution at 720P. Both record video at 30 frames per second. The unit also comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to both review and control the footage being recorded from an app that is compatible with both Android and iOS mobile operating systems. A massive 128GB SD card is also included, as is a G sensor for impact detection, timestamp support and so much more.
720P. Both record video at 30 frames per second. The unit also comes with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to both review and control the footage being recorded from an app that is compatible with both the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. A massive 128GB SD card is also included, as is a G sensor for impact detection, timestamp support and so much more.