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Video: Best Dash Cameras for Night Driving


The most frequent questions we receive pertain to dash cameras: should you get one, what is the best brand and what’s the best for night driving… just to name a few.

There are so many dash camera options available now, that it can be a bit overwhelming.  The good news is that the cost of a dash camera has gone down and the quality has greatly improved.

Here’s a look at a few dash cameras that offer superior night-drivng visibility.

Garmin Dash Cam 20

This camera can be purchased from Amazon for $219.

Reliable, Easy-to-use HD Driving Recorder with GPS

    • HD GPS standalone driving recorder with 2.3-inch LCD display
    • Snapshot feature allows you to take still images, even remove from vehicle to capture collision damage
    • Integrated microphone records the sounds inside your vehicle
    • Incident Detection sensor automatically saves footage of collisions and incidents

    Record in High Definition

    Garmin Dash Cam is an easy-to-use high-definition driving recorder with 2.3-inch LCD display. It records both audio and video, with GPS for detailed time and location data pinpointing exactly where and when events occurred. Mount the camera to your windshield and record your drive in 1080p, 720p or WVGA. Dash Cam records in a continuous loop, using the included 4 GB microSD™ card. To add more memory, add a larger microSD card (accepts up to 32 GB, sold separately. Class 10 required). Play back the footage on the LCD display or review later on your computer.

    The camera has a wide-angle lens that captures the entire road. Its integrated microphone gives you the option of recording audio inside the vehicle.

    Video Credit:PhuzzyGnu

Top Dawg Dash Cam Night Vision IR vs Generic Night Infrared Test

Merle Speff did this dash camera comparison.  According to Merle, the generic camera provided a clearer picture than the Top Dawg, while the Top Dawg provided a wider view.

“Uploaded at 720p it is unclear that the resolution of the generic camera is really 720p HD but the generic dash cam is definitely brighter, clearer, the colors are more apparent. You could read the bright business signs with the generic dash cam, but they were just a blur with the Top Dawg. The Top Dawg Dash Cam has a wider field of view and because of that I would say the the overall test was a draw. See the in house infrared test video I uploaded to see which camera has the best infrared feature. Too bad the night vision in both of these camera’s appears to be subpar for supposed “night vision” cameras. Infrared capability is a little much to ask for in these small dash cams, ” Merle Speff wrote.

Video Credit: Merle Speff

Skip to 1:13 for night driving demonstration.

BlackVue DR400G-HD 1080p Dash Cam

This is an expensive dash camera.  You can purchase it for $375 on Amazon.

Video Credit: TheToolSage

High Quality Dashboard Camera G1WH Night time highway driving flashed with DOD LS388W firmware

This camera can be purchased for $49 on Amazon.  

Video Credit: akide

2 Smart Dash Camera DVR Night Driving DashCamUSA.com

These cameras cost approximately $100.00.

Video Credit: DashCamUSA

The Stylish HD dashboard camera – Sample Video – Clear night with IR night vision ON
The Stylish HD
– 5 megapixel, 720P
– super wide angle (150 degrees)
– built in 8 IR LED for night vision
– len turns 270 degrees back & forth
– comes with window suction cup, dash stand, car charger cable and USB cable
– uses micro SD card (up to 32GB)
– video resolution :1280 X 960 30fps
– video format : AVI
– cycled recording

Available at NEXTMOD

Questions? Email [email protected]

Video Credit: Peter CT Pang

Cobra CDR 810 Dash Cam

This camera can be purchased from Amazon for $85.

  • Records everything you see in 1080P Full HD (1920×1080). Audio recording is user selectable (on/off). Infrared LEDs allow you to film day or night
  • Includes an 8GB MicroSD memory card so the unit is ready to use out-of-the-box. Installation is simple with a heavy duty suction cup mount
  • Continuous Loop Recording overwrites old footage unless you want to save it. A time/date stamp is embedded on all recordings
  • G-Sensor automatically saves events when a collision has been detected
  • Captures 12MP still photos

Video Credit:Scott S.



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