Dash cam of the Year shortlist
The number of drivers using dash cams has grown hugely in the past few years. And it's easy to see why. An independent witness to any incidents, the footage can prove invaluable to insurance companies and the police. So which made out shortlist for 2018?
For £80 the Anker Roav is a very impressive dash camera, especially if you want a discreet solution. It’s barely noticeable when installed, especially compared to typical suction cup mounted cameras and we think this is the key selling point.
The AUKEY DR01 can’t offer the same detail as many of the higher quality dash cams, but it's available at a low price and you can often find deals on Amazon. The footage is a little grainy, but you can still read number plates. This is very much a no-frills dash cam that does what it says it does. So despite some pitfalls, it offers very good video quality for the money.
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Mio MiVue 792 WiFi Pro
The MiVue 792 is the top model in Mio’s range. For your £150 outlay you get a unit that films at full HD 1080p @ 60fps. It will also warn you if you're showing signs of being too tired, if you're drifting out of your lane and if you're in danger of crashing into the car in front. It does this by combining the camera image with the internal GPS system.
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The video quality of the Nextbase 612GW – Ultra HD 4K - is a rarity and will be the clincher for many people. It should mean that the footage captures even the small details that could prove crucial for an insurance claim. We think the Z-Edge Z3 Plus is excellent for image quality - and considerably cheaper - but if you want an all singing and dancing dashcam with superb footage, this is it.
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Z-Edge Z3 Plus
The Z3 Plus may not be feature-laden, but the footage it takes is excellent - and surely that's the main purpose of a dash cam. It doesn't take much time to set up and once fitted you can just leave it alone to record in the background. It's also reliable and easy to use. Although not the cheapest dash cam around, we think it's a worthwhile investment given the quality of the footage it captures.
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