A few months ago I got myself a dash cam because in NYC you never know when you are going to come across crazies (or liars) and it’s cheap enough to have proof.
With the market inundated with cheap dash cams and sub-par quality, it was difficult to sift through the mess. But instead of settling for the $50 “As Seen On TV” model, I went name brand and bought the Garmin Dash Cam 10.
There are newer models (such as the 30 and 35, if you are looking for one now), but I went for the cheaper model with the 10.
Dash Cam 10 from Garmin is a simple HD dash cam, with continuous recording, that allows up to a 32GB SD card.
Its quality is great, it is super simple to use, and has quick buttons to “Lock” a file (preventing it from getting overwritten) and to take a snapshot.
It starts up really quickly and has a wide-angle lens. It also features a nighttime mode, which I don’t use, as I find my headlights light the street up enough for my needs.
This Dash Cam does NOT have GPS built in (as I didn’t need that feature since I have other devices (such as Automatic) to track my car’s location) but some of the higher (more expensive) models do offer it.
Dash Cam 10 gets an 8 out of 10.