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Top 10 Car Dash Cameras 2017

If it is authentic that a photo is really worth a thousand phrases, then a video should be worth thousands and thousands, mainly in the event of an automobile twist of fate. Now, you could maintain your eyes on the street and believe that those car dash cameras are doing the identical while recording all they see in the high-quality video if you need proof of a collision.

Vantrue N2 Pro Dual Dash Cam Dual 1920x1080P Front and Rear Dash Cam (2.5K Single Front Recording) 1.5Pruveeo C2 Dash Cam Front and Rear, FHD 1080P+FHD 1080P Dual Camera for Cars Driving Recorder 2160P DVRKDLINKS DX2 Full-HD 1080P Front + 720P Rear 290° Super Wide Angle Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor & WDR Superior Night Mode, 1 Year Dashcam WarrantyRexing V1LG Dual Channel Car Dash Cam FHD 1080p 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with HD Rear Camera, Built-in GPS Logger, 16GB Memory Card, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop RecordingBlack Box Mobius Pro Mini Action Camera - 820mAh Battery - 1080P Full HD Mini Sports Action Dash Cam - DVR Video Recorder with WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) Large FOV, Motion Detection & Time LapseITrue X3 Dash Cam,2.7Inch LCD,1080P,170 degree Angle,Night Vision and 8GB CardYI 2.7-Inch Screen Full HD 1080P60 165 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera, Car DVR Vehicle Dash Cam with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, GreyREXING S300 Dash Cam Pro with 1080P 170 Degree Wide Angle Night VisionZ-Edge Z3 3PAPAGO Car Dash Camera GoSafe 535 Super HD Dash Cam 1296P Car DVR , Car Cam, Night Vision ,Free 8GB Micro SD Card GS5358G

If Your Car Had Eyes

Anyone who's been driving for more than a few weeks has a story to tell. It usually involves another driver on the road doing something so mind-bendingly stupid that it takes all of your willpower not to pull off to the side of the road and scream endless strings of profanities at the innocent dandelions growing there.

Sometimes those stories end with something more tragic than a flash of road rage. Sometimes people's cars get smashed; sometimes people get hurt. You can try to explain what happened to the police, but they're liable to arrive on the scene after you've moved your cars out of the way of traffic, and then it's your word against that of the other driver.

Having a dashcam installed in your vehicle can do wonders for bringing the truth of an accident to the forefront of its investigation. That can save you a tremendous amount of money in legal fees and insurance hikes, and it's as easy as applying a suction cup to your windshield and plugging the device into your AC port or cigarette lighter.

Once plugged in, most dash cams will power on and start recording to an internal SD card as soon as your car's engine starts. That recording is a well-compressed high definition feed that can make sense of almost any event on the road, drinking in light through a simple, low-element lens that can often double as an infrared recorder for night footage.

It's like giving your car its very own set of cat's eyes without that creepy cataract reflection.

The Law's Not Always On Your Side


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Currently, insurance companies in Russia and the UK actually offer insurance discounts to drivers who install dashcams in their cars. Not only is it there thinking that the footage can save precious man-hours during a dispute or investigation, but both of those regions deal with a much higher rate of insurance fraud than the companies stateside, and dashcam footage makes that kind of grift much harder to perpetrate.

There are no such discounts currently in the US, and the use of dashcam footage in claim investigations and disputes is currently without any defined policy from the top five insurance providers. So, you aren't liable to see a ton of savings coming your way unless you get a tech-savvy claims adjuster on the line who's interested in using the lack of a policy as permission to utilize dashcam footage to help a customer. When was the last time you got customer service that thorough from an insurer? Yeah, I thought so.

Where the footage from your dashcam might prove indispensable, though, is in a criminal case. In the unfortunate instance where you find yourself on the business end of a vehicular litigation, be it a reckless driving allegation, vehicular manslaughter, or some such nightmare, the only proof of your innocence (provided you are innocent) could lie in your dashcam footage.

Be careful where the law's concerned, though. Each state has its own unique statues regarding audio and video recording of police and citizens. Be sure to review your state's statutes before installing your dashcam, lest you find yourself under arrest for an illegal wiretap.

Bad Boys, Bad Boys...


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I watched a lot of bad television growing up, especially when I was home sick from school. Fox had the most notorious lineup of trashy mid-day talk shows and bleeding lead news. But it was their reliable airing of one show that kept me tuning in. That show was COPS.

COPS came about in an age before reality TV, and yet it proves that the age of reality TV had already begun. Harsh lighting, bad acting, staged arguments, and absolute train wrecks of human beings–in short, the necessary ingredients of a good reality show–were all accounted for.

One source of footage of which the show took sporadic advantage, was the police dashcam. The first of these cameras came along in the 1980s, and both their size and their reliance on VHS tapes made them poor, bulky options for inclusion in a police cruiser.

Over the intervening years, however, more and more citizens came to own video recording equipment, and it became imperative for the police to adopt a practice that could protect them from the doctored or biased video that could wrongfully incriminate them. Into the 90s, dashcams were ubiquitous in most police cars, and the footage they recorded was a part of the public record, accessible to the producers of COPS with the filing of some relatively simple paperwork.

That show burned the perspective of the dashcam into our collective unconscious, and as the technology got smaller, smarter, and cheaper, manufacturers saw an opportunity in the market for everyday people to make good use of the cameras.

As noted above, the trend exploded in Russia and around Europe and is becoming more popular in the US. In recent years, public outrage over police abuses caught on municipal dashcams, citizens' cell phones, and other surveillance equipment has increased the Gulf of trust between police departments and the neighborhoods they patrol. Community leaders and citizens alike hope that devices like dashcams can bring greater parity and accountability to corrupt systems and broken communities.


#10.PAPAGO Car Dash Camera GoSafe 535 Super HD Dash Cam 1296P Car DVR , Car Cam, Night Vision ,Free 8GB Micro SD Card GS5358G


Like a great hunter, the PAPAGO! GoSafe 535 was designed to capture everything in its path. Equipped with 1296p Super HD resolution and 160-degree wide angle, GoSafe 535 sustains the highest quality videos day and night, and during inclement weather, offering the best resolution the market has to offer. On top of that, it supports up to 64GB micro SD cards, and, includes an On-The-Go cable that allows you to plug your camera straight into your Android device.


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#9.Z-Edge Z3 3" Screen 2K 2560 x1080 Ultra HD Car Dash Camera 145 Deg Wide Angle Lens Dash Cams with Ambarella Chip, 32GB SD Card Included, WDR Enhance Night Vision, G-Sensor, Parking Monitor


Z-Edge Z3, the new pick for the best dam cam by Wirecutter. According to the WIRECUTTER (Feb 23, 2016), Z-Edge Z3 wins the competition because of its great image quality with great video quality in the wide 2560x1080-pixel format across a range of difficult outdoor light and reliable, automatic operation.


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#8.REXING S300 Dash Cam Pro with 1080P 170 Degree Wide Angle Night Vision


The S300 Dash camera starts recording immediately after the ignition is turned on. The night mode enables high-quality recordings in poor lighting conditions. The WDR (wide dynamic range) system can record greater scene details, from shadows to highlights than normal. The 6 glass lenses plus 1 infrared filter lens are designed to prevent fogging from heat generated after long recording, providing sharp and vivid images in a wide range of weather conditions. Coupled with a highly sensitive AR0330 image sensor, the Rexing S300 guarantees sharp and superior video quality. The S300 records Full HD videos (1920 * 1080p) at 30 fps with H.264!


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#7.YI 2.7" Screen Full HD 1080P60 165 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera, Car DVR Vehicle Dash Cam with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Grey


The YI Smart Dash Camera features a high-end video processor with 1080p 60fps H.264 video recording. This system also features G-Sensor technology that allows the camera to automatically save footage in the events leading up to a collision and immediately after so you have a record of the incident for insurance disputes or other purposes.


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#6.ITrue X3 Dash Cam,2.7Inch LCD,1080P,170 degree Angle,Night Vision and 8GB Card


I purchased the iTrue x3 along with the iTrue GPS logger three weeks ago and have been impressed with their performance and features. Since there are so many good reviews of this camera, I decided to limit my discussion to those features not mentioned in most of them and which might be useful to people interested in more details.


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#5.Black Box Mobius Pro Mini Action Camera - 820mAh Battery - 1080P Full HD Mini Sports Action Dash Cam - DVR Video Recorder with WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) Large FOV, Motion Detection & Time Lapse


The Mobius can record in gorgeous 1080P H.264. HD video quality at 30 FPS. At the highest video quality, the bit rate is nearly 18,000 kpbs in wide angle recording. There is also a 720P 60 FPS option suitable for extremely fast action recording and WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) recording for low light scenarios. A Time Lapse mode where the camera will automatically take Time-Lapsed still images is also included.


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#4.Rexing V1LG Dual Channel Car Dash Cam FHD 1080p 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with HD Rear Camera, Built-in GPS Logger, 16GB Memory Card, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording


This is an excellent dash cam. I bought one for my older sin kast Christmas and it works great! He loves it. The company has been fantastic! If you have any questions or problems they get back to you promptly and take care of you. Very friendly and helpful. We are so pleased with the quality and love that it also has a rear camera that we just purchased another one for my other son. Now maybe someone will buy mom one? 😊.


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#3.KDLINKS DX2 Full-HD 1080P Front + 720P Rear 290° Super Wide Angle Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor & WDR Superior Night Mode, 1 Year Dashcam Warranty


As insurance cost keeps climbing up, if the HD video proof could work for you just once, you could save more money than the price of this dash cam. The DX2 Dash Cam has a number of modern solutions, useful for all drivers. The dashcam starts recording immediately after turning on the ignition. It has a night mode ensuring high-quality recordings also in poor lighting conditions. The WDR system will make no detail escapes the F1.6 high-quality camera lens. The DX2 Dash Cam records Full HD videos (1920 * 1080p) at 30 fps with H.264! The use of six-glass F1.6 lenses and an extremely sensitive AR0330 sensor ensure excellent quality. As a result, the video quality is very detailed and smooth.


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#2.Pruveeo C2 Dash Cam Front and Rear, FHD 1080P+FHD 1080P Dual Camera for Cars Driving Recorder 2160P DVR


The install is not that hard for me; just follow the instruction. I put in a 32gb SD card and it works well. I test the dash cam by recording several mins and then connect to the laptop. the resolution is really good and the two cameras provide almost 360-degree coverage, which is a smart design.


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#1.Vantrue N2 Pro Dual Dash Cam Dual 1920x1080P Front and Rear Dash Cam (2.5K Single Front Recording) 1.5" 310° Car Dashboard Camera w/Infrared Night Vision, Sony Sensor, Parking Mode, Motion Detection


Driving in Orlando traffic every day I've been looking into getting a dashcam for the past year or two but nothing caught my eye. This unit finally came along and made me pull the trigger. I'm glad I did because it records with top-notch video quality and survives the 104-degree Fahrenheit Florida sun.


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