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Overviews, comparisons, best-of lists, and other useful articles relevant to the dash cam world.

11 Best Selling Dash Cams Of 2018

Street Guardian SG9963DC 2x1080p front and rear car camera

The best car cameras for 2018. We’ve got dash cams for every budget, from below $50 to over $500 for the high-end configurations. Our prime criteria is reliability, followed by video quality, customer support, and overall user satisfaction in the long term.

Comparison Of Nextbase Dash Cam User Ratings

product photo of the Nextbase 512G dash cam, as seen from the front (lens side)

If you’re looking for a Nextbase car camera and are hoping to compare their customer product ratings on Amazon, you’ll run into an issue: All of the user ratings are lumped together, and there’s no simple way to see which Nextbase model got how many reviews, and what average rating.

This article shows you an overview table of how each of the individual models rank in the customer reviews.

Can I Use A Dash Cam As Backup Camera?

We often get questions from visitors of this site, asking whether there are any front-and-rear dashboard cameras that that can also function as a backup camera. Using a rear-facing dash cam as a maneuvering aid for backing up is not ideal for several reasons: Firstly, most dashboard camera’s screens are rather small (if they even…

Best Dash Cams Per Price Segment (Summer 2017)

product photo of the Viofo A118C2 wedge shaped dash cam

If you already know how much you’re going to spend on your new dashboard camera, this article will help you make sure that you get the best value for your money. On the other hand, if you’re not sure yet how much to invest, you may want to have a read anyway to find out what’s the state of the art in mid 2017 and beyond.

Best Dash Cams Of 2017

This list of the very best dashboard cameras available in 2017 will make it a lot easier for you to decide which dash cam to buy. Quick & simple overview.

Best Dash Cams With Parking Surveillance – 2016/2017

BlackVue DR650S-2CH dual channel car DVR

Parking mode keeps your dashboard camera running when your car is parked, giving you video footage in case of a hit-and-run or vandalism incident. Find out how it works, how to hard-wire a dash cam without draining the car’s battery, and which dash cams offer maximum parking protection.

How To Use A Dash Cam CPL Filter

CPL filters remove reflections visible in the windscreen from dash cam footage. Find out how to use them with this 4-step guide (it’s actually really simple). We’ve included a sample video anyways, just in case.

The 5 Best Front & Rear Dash Cams – 2016/2017

product photo of LK-7950 front and rear cameras

Are you looking for a dashboard camera that records the road not ahead of, but also behind your car? For optimal protection, most drivers opt for dual channel dash cams these days. Find out which two-way dash cam offers perfect security for you. NOTE: This article is outdated. For an up-to-date list of the latest dual-channel dash cams, click here.…

Mini Series Overview

Mini 0805 with 3M tape mount, as seen from the front

Overview of all the Mini series cameras: From Mini 0801 to Mini 0903 and beyond. What they all have in common, what the differences are, and where you can find the best price. Compare main features and prices in a handy table.

Best Dash Cams Of 2016

Looking for the best dashboard cameras of 2016? We’ve compiled an overview of this year’s favorites, presenting dash cams of various types and from various price ranges.

The 5 Best Front & Rear Dash Cams – 2015/2016

For extra security, many drivers now opt for a dual lens dash cam that records what’s going on behind the car as well as what’s happening in front. A dual lens dash cam actually consists of two cameras: A front unit mounted to your windscreen that records the road ahead of you, just like a single channel dash cam would. Additionally,…

Best Dash Cams Of 2015

With summer just around the corner, you may be wondering which is the best dash cam of 2015 so far. While there’s no single answer to this question — different people have different needs, preferences, and budgets after all — let’s have a look at the dashboard cameras that are selling and performing best this year. All of…

Comparing the LS300W, LS330W, LS400W, LS430W, GT300W, and GT550WS

UPDATE: Most of the DOD cameras listed below have gone way out of date and aren’t easily available for sale any more. DOD’s latest dash cam is the LS460W and it sets a new standard as far as video quality and reliability are concerned. The DOD LS300W has without a doubt been one of the…

The 5 Best Dashboard Cameras For 2014

Are you planning to join the growing number of people who install a dashboard camera in their car for that extra bit of evidence in case of an accident, road rage, or meteors falling from the sky? Then you will no doubt be wondering which one of the dozens of different models is the best…

Battery Discharge Prevention

The Power Magic Pro is one of the best battery discharge prevention devices for dash cams

When you have a dashboard camera running in parking mode, there is a risk that it will eventually drain your battery if you leave it running too long. While one or two days won’t be a problem if your battery is in good shape, if you leave your dash cam running for an extended period…