For such a competitive price, the Philips ADR820 delivers clear and detailed footage.The 140-degree lens records 1296p Super HD footage, and still surprises us with the quality of the images it can produce.A dash cam remains one of the most popular aftermarket purchases for motorists.The footage they capture can prove essential in processing an insurance claim, while some providers now discount policies by more than 20 per cent for drivers who have a camera installed.The polarizing filter on the camera adds depth to the colours that most rivals struggled to match, a and we liked how easy it was to change settings on the move thanks to the responsive touchscreen.Although the Black Vue produces slightly better picture quality, the big difference in price gives Nextbase the win here.
It responds well to changing light conditions, too, but the footage wasn’t as sharp as our current Best Buy, the Nextbase 612GW.
The driver-assistance features proved annoying, though, with the system alerting us when going over speed bumps and potholes.
Buy now from Amazon Price: around £140Rating: 4/5This remains one of the best-value-for-money dash cams you can buy.
Buy now from Amazon Price: around £90 Rating: 3/5Halfords' HDC400 features a very wide 180-degree lens, which gave the camera the largest field of vision here.
Its extra capacity was helpful, although the 1440p footage could have been better.
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The Q800 Pro comes with a Sony Exmor R Starvis sensor to record 1440p Quad HD-quality footage at 30 frames per second; it’s good, but the Nextbase and Black Vue are better.