Don't-Miss Camera Stories
The French home-security manufacturer's standalone camera is more attractive than most, but it handcuffs users with limited management options.
The Yada shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get an effective dash cam, as long as you need it only during the day.
The Cobra CDR 840 dash cam is compact to a fault (you can barely see the display), but still, it takes impressively good video.
Dash cams can record what's ahead (and occasionally, what's behind), and mark it with GPS (or what's the point?). This is exactly what you need on the mean streets of modern life.
The Cobra CDR 900 offers advanced features including a smartphone app and Wi-Fi connectivity, so the lack of GPS is baffling.
The KDLinks X1 has the widest field of view of any dash cam we tested, but it falls short in a few key areas.
The ThinkWare X500’s advanced features—especially the ability to record front and rear—set it apart from the crowd. But the interface is counterintuitive and an alternative suction mounting system should be provided.
Garmin's Nuvicam LMTHD is the cream of our crop of dashcams, with a huge touchscreen display and high-quality video. A unit this nice needs to be easier to conceal, though, and its
Garmin's Dash Cam 20 is the simplest and easiest-to-use GPS dash cam in our roundup, but it's pricey for the features.
Uniden's system has nice hardware. Too bad the software isn't up to par.