“My daughter convinced me,” said Viera resident Bill Oakley of purchasing a dash cam for his vehicle.
Oakley remembers when he lived in South Florida. “I’ve had it (the dash cam) for five years with all the crazy drivers out there.”
Several automakers, such as Subaru, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and Tesla, among others, include built-in dash cameras in their new models.
But for those who need a standalone dash cam, an online article titled “The Best Front and Rear Dash Cams, Winter 2021/2022,” by dashboardcamerareviews.com, provides an overall review of five of the latest models, looking at them for cost, front and rear video capabilities, cloud view, and parking protection.
The Viofo A129 Due was rated as a “best value” dash cam, while the 70mai A500S was rated as the best low cost option.
The 70mai A500S sells for under $ 100 on Amazon and has a 4.5 star average. Equipped with a GPS, this model makes it possible to follow the location of an accident. It can also alert the driver of potential safety hazards while driving, such as driving out of a lane or too close to another vehicle. It also has a g-sensor, which starts recording from the camera when moving towards a parked car.
The 5-megapixel SONY IMX335 image sensor provides crisp views of license plates and traffic signs.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Thinkware U1000 sells for $ 499.99 on Amazon. It has a Sony STARVIS 42MP image sensor with two modes: native 4K UHD or 2K QHD at 60fps (frames per second), which allows it to take detailed footage. It has 150 degree viewing angle, improved night vision, and anti-corruption file technology. Thanks to its Thinkware 2 0 technology, a driver can observe his vehicle live and from a distance.
Additionally, some people use their dash cams to record trips and vacations. Bill Oakley used his to record a car cruise he was driving in.
Owning a dash cam also led Oakley to compile their footage and post videos on YouTube.
One titled “Unsafe Drivers in Florida” was released on January 12, 2021.
“Anytime I run into someone running a red light and I’m already stopped or in a cornering lane, there’s a button where I can save it as a separate file so it doesn’t get saved.” . There are enough bad drivers out there, ”he said.