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Best dash cam deals for January 2022: Vantrue, Garmin, Anker, and more

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A good dash cam is a wise investment if you spend a lot of time in your car, especially if you’re looking for the best dash cam deals. Dash cameras can continuously record what is happening in front of you while you are driving. Some models also record what is happening behind you or even inside your vehicle. A dash cam can be a godsend in the event of an accident, producing evidence for you and your insurance company in the event of an accident.

Today’s best dash cam deals

Minolta 1080p HD Dash Cam
$40, was $50
APEMAN C420 Mini Dash Cam
$46, was $50
Vantrue N1 Pro 1080P Compact Dash Cam
$80, was $100
VAVA CD001 Dash Cam
$96, was $120
TOGUARD Uber Dual Dash Cam
$100, was $120
Papago GoSafe S780 2-Channel 1080p Dash Cam
$200, was $250
$230, was $300

This dash cam from VAVA features an HD camera that can take video at 60 frames per second, GPS tracking, and trip logs that can be accessed in real time through its app.


Garmin’s Dash Cam 65 has outstanding image quality, but in such a small size, you’ll forget it’s even there.


This Minolta dash cam may be small, but don’t underestimate its surveillance capability. It records in 1080p HD and has a spacious 16GB memory for all your footage on the go.


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Despite its small size, the APEMAN C420 Dash Cam records in 1080p with a 170-degree wide-angle camera for detailed videos and also features night vision.


In a package not much larger than a car key, the Garmin Dash Cam Mini delivers impressively clear 1080p video.


Take your footage to the next level with the Kenwood DRV-A601W 4K Dash Cam, capable of delivering jaw-dropping video for your road edits that will put ordinary cameras to shame.


The Vantrue N1 Pro Mini Dash Cam captures Full HD 1920 x 1080 video with a 160 degree wide angle lens. Motion sensor, collision detection and 24 hour parking mode.


Going off-road? The Thinkware Q800 Pro dash cam is just what you need, built for all-terrain durability with thermal protection, GPS and enhanced night vision, while recording at 1440p.


Packed with incredible features that would blow most dash cams out of the water, the Garmin Dash Cam 66W offers 1440p video and an innovative Travelapse feature you can use for some fantastic footage.


The Vantrue N2 is a favorite among carpool drivers, thanks to dual camera support and excellent image quality,


VVCar’s three-lens Triple Dash Camera features front, rear and interior cameras.


You’ll have all your bases covered with this three channel dash cam. It can capture crystal clear images up to 1440p resolution even at night.


This small dash cam can monitor your car’s front, rear and interior and record footage at 1080p resolution.


With 1080p resolution for the front and rear cameras, you’ll get crisp quality for all your road footage. Both cameras have 340-degree wide-angle lenses and can be rotated 360 degrees.


For complete protection on the road, install these front and rear cameras. The front camera records in 1080p resolution, while the rear camera records in 720p.


How to choose a dash cam

The dash cam you choose depends on your needs. Each dash cam will obviously give you a front view of what’s going on in front of you – the cheaper one only offering this view. More expensive cameras will either provide you with a view inside your car or a secondary camera that you can place in your rear windshield to see behind your car.

Although front-only cameras are less expensive, we also recommend cameras that offer interior or rear view cameras. Remember that accidents won’t always happen in front of you — sometimes you’ll be hit from behind. Rideshare drivers should choose a camera that also provides an interior view, because in the event of an incident, you’ll also want evidence of what’s going on inside the car.

We also recommend a camera with both indoor and outdoor night vision capabilities. At night, cheaper dash cams won’t provide the detail you need to make images useful. Again, for carpool drivers, indoor night vision will be preferable – many of us drive at night, so being able to clearly see what’s going on inside the car in the dark is beneficial.

As for resolution, look for a camera with at least 1080p resolution. You’ll also want to watch some sample footage first (many dash cams have reviews on YouTube that include this). Some cameras work better than others. Although 4K dash cams are now available, in most cases you’ll probably be able to get by with 1080p without losing much image clarity.

Do Dash Cams Reduce Insurance?

No. As far as we know at the moment, no insurance company offers a discount for installing a dash cam in your car. However, installing a dash cam could keep your rates low in the long run. In many accident insurance claims, what happens can quickly become a case of “he said, she said.” Without video evidence, you could find yourself partially at fault for an accident that might not have been your fault at all. Dash cam video could help you keep your rates lower since you will have video of what happened in the accident.

Do dash cams have night vision?

The majority of mid-range and high-end dash cams will have night vision – and even some cheaper ones as well. What we will caution is that not all night visions are created equal. We found considerable variability in the quality of night vision images between dash cams, even those of similar price. Before you buy, take the time to look at sample night vision footage, so you get the best value for money.

Do dash cams record sound?

Some do, and some don’t, although a large majority will. Remember that the recorded sound will come from inside your vehicle and not from outside. As a result, anything happening outside the car that you might want to hear won’t be as audible as what’s happening inside the vehicle. If you’re a carpool driver, we definitely recommend buying a dash cam that does, though.

Do dash cams need to be plugged in?

Although some dash cams can be charged and operated without always being plugged in, our recommendation is to plug your dash cam into a power source at all times. The last thing you want during an incident is to find that your dash cam’s battery is dead.

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