What's the best dash camera for recording footage at night?

My girlfriend had a serious crash recently and her dash camera didn’t register anything but headlights with the other vehicle involved. What dash cam would you recommend for night vision/poor light conditions?
Hi Daniel, sorry to hear about the crash - we hope she's okay. This is an issue across the board for dash cams because most lenses don't cope well in low light conditions and, instead of capturing useful footage, there's just a lot of glare. In fact, in our review of the Garmin 55, we've included some low-light footage of a van running a red light but the lighting on the number plate (as well as our distance from the vehicle) made it impossible to make out the reg number to report it: kit.honestjohn.co.uk/reviews/review-garmin-55

Many dash cams offer a polarising lens, with some coming as an extra filter that you can buy to put over the lens if you already have a compatible dash cam. Both Nextbase and Garmin offer premium dash cameras, but they offer the best footage quality. If you already have one, you can buy a polarising lens for £18 for a Garmin or £15 for a Nextbase - I'll link to both below. If you're set on buying a new dash cam, make sure you get yourself a polarising filer to fit onto the lens. We'd suggest the Garmin 55 we linked to above or the cheapest of Nextbase's newest Series 2 range - the 422GW (£120): kit.honestjohn.co.uk/reviews/review-nextbase-422gw/

Nextbase Series 2 polarising lens: amzn.to/2NhbizD

Garmin polarising lens: buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/629297
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