Here are our top recommendations for dashcams.  We list the main features of each camera, plus give you the opportunity to read our full reviews to enable you to make the right buying choice.

AKASO Dash Cam FHD 1080P

Main Features:

The AKASO Dash Cam FHD 1080P with full HD 1920 x 1080P video @ 30 FPS, uses WDR to provide good clear images able to show license plate details.

It has a 3” viewing screen which is fine for fixing the camera position and checking a shot before taking a still picture which is also of good quality.

Garmin Dash Cam 35

Main Features:

The forward collision warning will sound if you are driving too close to the vehicle in front.  Its incident detection technology will automatically record in the case of a collision.

This dash cam will record roughly an hour of footage at a time on the 4GB micro card supplied.

This dash cam can be used for taking still pictures from inside or outside of the car to record accident damage.

Toguard Mini Dash Cam

Toguard is well known and a big seller in USA and UK.  They sell a range of both dash and reversing cameras.

The Toguard Mini contains a G Sensor to ensure that footage immediately prior to an impact or a sudden stop will be safeguarded. It also records a time setting.

This dash offers 720 and 1080p resolution and is a very good budget option.

Old Shark Dash Cam

Old Shark regularly receives excellent customer reviews. This mid budget model includes all the essentials plus a Parking Monitor and will resist high and low temperatures on your windshield.

There is a 32GB Micro card already installed and a card Reader, so you won’t need to buy them.

Old Shark even includes cable clips to hold the USB lead en route to the cigarette lighter.  It works with power supplies between 12 and 24 volts, so can be used in cars or trucks.

Nextbase 312 GW - UK only

If you live in the UK, then click below to read our full review of this excellent mid budget dashcam.

Compare our recommended cameras in the handy table below.

Old Shark
  Nextbase 312GW Full 1080p HD In Car Dash Cam Camera DVR Digital Driving Video Recorder with Built-In Wi-Fi Black,87 x 58 x 19 mm (37mm inc lens)
Mount Screen Suction Screen or dash adhesive Screen adhesive pad Screen Suction Screen Suction Screen Suction
Screen Size 3" 2.7" 3" 1.5" 3" 2.7"
Image resolution HD 1080P 1080P FHD 1080P 1080P 1080P WDR HD 1080P
Power supply 12v 12v 12v 12v 12v-24v 12v
Wifi No Yes Dash Cam Player No No Yes
G Sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GPS No No Yes No No Yes
Micro SD card(max)
32 GB Class 10
32 GB Class 10
64 GB Class 4
32 GB Class 10
32 GB Class 10
128 GB Class 10
Warranty period 1 Year Standard Amazon Standard Amazon 1 Year 18 Months Standard Amazon
Installation guide Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 Video inputs No Yes Yes No Yes