A dash cam is a digital video camera that is fixed on the car’s dashboard to record the driver’s journey. Interesting things happen every day when we are out and about, so record your adventures with these best car cameras listed below for you. Besides, this can help you obtain the video evidence you need to exonerate yourself in a court of law.
Best Car Camera in Malaysia 2019
- Goluk T2
- Transcend DrivePro 520
- XIAOMi Mijia Mi Car Camcorder
- Garmin GDR C300
- Black Box Mobius Pro Mini Action Camera
- Mini 0906 Car Dual Lens DVR with GPS
- GOQ D208 Dual Camera Car DVR Rearview Mirror Dash Cam
- Sony DV-R10
- GOQ W800
- Viofo A119
Best dash cam with car backup camera and motion detection
Price from RM250.00
The SONY DV-R10 is a dash cam that has motion detection. Upon detecting motion that is within 3m in front of the car, the dash cam will start recording. If no motion is detected, the dash cam will be in standby mode, and this mode will conserve energy to allow it to have enough juice to record during crucial moments.
That’s not all – it comes packaged with a backup camera. The backup camera displays “reversing visual” when you switched your car’s gear to “reverse”; this helps you to park your car easily and safely.
This car camcorder from Xiaomi is small. It measures only 8.80 x 5.30 x 2.80 cm which makes it the go-to-camera when you want a car camera that records videos discreetly. There’s a built-in microphone to record audio as well. Good value for your money!
This dash cam is like no other – it’s a 360° dash cam. This translates to a 360-degree view of your car – front, rear, left and right. You name the direction you wish to view and record, and this dash cam can do just that. It also features a parking mode which activates the camera when it detects impact and motion – allow justice to be served to vandals with this dash cam!
The Goluk T2 is a screenless car camera that can be rotated to 360° and record videos at 1080p! It also comes with superior night vision recording which enables you to record videos at night as clear as day, which makes it great for night driving.
There’s also a Parking Mode which allows you to record activity while your vehicle is turned off and this particular mode is also triggered by impact and motion. That’ll serve as a perfect deterrence against vandals and carjackers!
Best budget dash cam with rear camera
Price from RM75.00
The GOQ D208 is a car camera system that comes with a rear camera. The rear camera is useful when you want to record activity behind your car. Not only that, but the rear camera is also waterproof – no need to worry anymore about your backup camera being unfunctional after a trip to the car wash.
The Mini 0906 incorporates Wide Dynamic Range Super Night Vision technology which is ideal for lorries and trucks. It records crisp, clear video even at night or at places where there’s little to no light. This is great for lorry drivers who often need to drive long-distances through rural areas. With the addition of a GPS, this camera can record your location in real time and also monitors your speed, time and date! The best part is it puts all those information right into your video. Talk about going the extra mile.
Best dash cam with LCD for great video quality
Price from RM599.00
The Garmin GDR C300 has a 3.0 inch LCD Display that’s easy-to-see and you can playback footage right on the spot – proving your innocence right on the spot instead of in the courtroom. It comes with a right-angle lens which gives you a great field of vision to record your videos in 1080p with HDR, 1080p or 720p – all high-quality videos.
Dubbed as a “taxi cam”, this cam records both the inside and outside of a car – providing optimum protection to both the driver and passenger. It features a 1080p front camera and a 720p rear camera with infrared LEDs – perfect for recording videos in low light settings.
A dash cam with a capacitor is more heat-resistant than one with a built-in battery, and there's no better dash cam than VIOFO A119 when it comes to this. This dash cam is powered by a fail-safe capacitor so that it's more resistant to heat and hence, well-suited for warm climates than any other dash cam in the market.
Unfortunately at the end of the day, while dash cams may be helpful to protect you through the consequences of reckless drivers, it may not be enough. Ensuring that your car is well-insured will go a long way, especially as we can never be too careful about these things. With Sureplify, you can now browse through multiple auto insurance packages to find one that suits your needs and budget best. Have the entire process completed from search, purchase to delivery all in one go as well. Car insurance made simple indeed!
This car black box camera is small, measuring 2 X 1 X 1 inches – taking little to no space in your windshield. It is also equipped with an 820 mAh battery that can last anywhere from 1:50 to 2:30 hours. If you connect it to an external power source like a power bank, you can even double its battery life! How great is that?
How to Choose the Right Dash Cam for Your Car
It all depends on the purpose of the dashcam; whether you want it as a fancy decorator or to capture interesting Instagram Stories-worthy footage. There is plenty of range on the shelve to choose from. Consider the size, memory space and lens angle that you prefer before purchasing — the best way is to measure your dash before getting them from the online store.
Check the lens carefully
If you are using it for casual recording, then opt for one with HD 720p. To record accidents for insurance claims, then you should get one with HD 1080p or 2K resolution. These three resolutions can capture faces, licence plates and even the car models, provided the angles are right.
Do you need a mount?
You can opt for a cam with a mount, provided your dash is spacious enough to house it. Besides, most dash cams come with mounts. Also, go for the ones without mounts if you drive a smaller car. These types are best when you lay them on your dashboard. However, you can always buy a separate mount if you ever need it.
Night vision is crucial if you often drive at night
This feature is especially useful if you often drive at night. Standard cameras might not catch clear videos compared to those with this feature. You cannot rely on street lights and headlights from other cars, hence why the night vision will come in handy when there’s a need to record an accident.
Pick your preferred dashcam models and compare all the specifications and features. Figure out which suits you the best before purchasing them. Also, take into consideration the width and length of the cam; measure your dash correctly before buying one.
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