These 12 Dashcams Will Give You an Extra Pair of Eyes While Driving

Keep your auto insurance rate and peace of mind intact with these clever accessories!

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Often a source of YouTube entertainment, dashcams continue to gain popularity among drivers for a few key reasons. Opportunities to become a YouTube sensation aside, dashcam footage is frequently being used by insurance companies to determine who's at fault in the case of a collision. Having a dashcam can give you the peace of mind of knowing that the facts will speak for themselves, rather than having your case evaluated based on witness testimony and police reports.

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Garmin Dash Cam 20
Garmin Dash Cam 20

$184, [link href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/garmin-dash-cam-20-2-3-gps-driving-recorder/3939015.p?id=1219094697483" target="_blank" link_updater_label="external"]

The Dash Cam 20 utilizes Garmin's vast experience in designing GPS navigation units for cars. A best-seller in its segment, the Dash Cam 20 features 1080p video recording, a GPS receiver, a 2.3-inch touchscreen, and an intuitive user interface.

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Black Vue DR-650GW-32GB 2-Channel Front and Rear Dash Cameras
Black Vue DR-650GW-32GB 2-Channel Front and Rear Dash Cameras

$379,

Black Vue DR-650GW is a high-end offering that combines 2.4MP front-facing and 1MP rear-facing sensors. It has a GPS receiver for logging the speed and position of your vehicle, as well as iOS and Android connectivity via a dedicated app.

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KJB Security Products DAS-3000HD Dash Camera
KJB Security Products DAS-3000HD Dash Camera

$289,

Another high-end product, the DAS-3000HD Dash Camera by KJB Security Products doubles as a handheld video camera. It packs an ultra wide-angle lens and 5MP sensor that captures still images and 1080p video.

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Falcon Zero Falcon F-360 HD Rear View Mirror Car Dash Camera with DVR
Falcon Zero Falcon F-360 HD Rear View Mirror Car Dash Camera With DVR

$150,

Falcon Zero Falcon F-360 HD snaps to your car's rearview mirror and features a duo of adjustable lenses with a wide field of view. Video recording tops out at 720p, but comes with audio captured via a built-in microphone.

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GT300 1080P 2.4 inch Car Dashcam Video Recorder
GT300 1080P 2.4 inch Car Dashcam Video Recorder

$16,

We were pretty shocked when stumbling across this remarkably affordable dashcam option from GearBest. This unit boasts a fair number of impressive features given its ridiculously low sticker price, including full 1080P video recording, a motion detector, and some sort of anti-shake setup. We doubt the video quality will be as high as some of the more expensive items on our list, but for $16 it's definitely worth trying out.

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Papago GoSafe 260 Rear View Mirror/Dash Camera
Papago GoSafe 260 Rear View Mirror/Dash Camera

$110,

Papago GoSafe 260 is another dashcam that will replace your rearview mirror. It captures 1080p video with sound and comes with a built-in G-Sensor, which helps it detect hard braking and accidents.

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A118 1.5 inch 1080P Full HD Dash Cam With Hidden Mode

$53,

In situations where discretion is required — if you've been dealing with your car being vandalized at night, for example — having a dashcam tucked up by your mirror will give you an extra set of eyes without the whole world knowing you're watching. As you can see from the , the image quality from this affordable unit is fairly impressive too.

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Papago P3 Dashcam
Papago P3 Dashcam

$165,

Another Papago entry in the segment, the P3 Dashcam has a 2.4-inch color LCD display and a 3.5MP sensor capable of 1080p video capture. A map view with location info and a GPS receiver are also part of the product's specs.

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Transcend DrivePro 220 Dash Camera
Transcend DrivePro 220 Dash Camera

$145,

Transcend DrivePro 220 records 1080p video and has dedicated parking mode capture. It automatically adjusts to day and night conditions, and offers optional Wi-Fi video streaming to a dedicated app.

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Transcend DrivePro 100 Dash Camera
Transcend DrivePro 100 Dash Camera

$90,

Transcend DrivePro 100 is a more affordable sibling to the DrivePro 220. It lacks Wi-Fi video streaming and parking mode, but can still capture crisp 1080p video via its 3MP CMOS image sensor.

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HP f500 Car Dash Cam
HP f500 Car Dashcam

$76,

The HP f500 captures 1080p video and has a three-axis sensor to detect motion and G-force. The camera has a loop recording feature that automatically erases the oldest videos, thus saving users storage space.

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Coby DCS-401 Dashcam with Swiveling LCD
Coby DCS-401 Dashcam with Swiveling LCD

$28,

Like most Coby products, the DCS-401 Dashcam will appeal to users looking for value for their money. Priced below $30, the DCS-401 captures 480p video and offers a dedicated mode for night driving.

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