The Best Dashcams In 2024: The UK’s Most Popular Dashcams Rated & Reviewed.

Grant Richardson, DW Safety Editor

  • Updated: 2 days ago

The best dashcams of 2024 have been thoroughly put through their paces in our biggest roundup to date. We purchased the top 25 dashcams and subjected them to rigorous testing, comparing and analysing image clarity to their setup and ease of use. Additionally, we provided 20 test drivers with a dashcam to use for a month and asked them to report their findings.

Our testing principles focused on image clarity, ease of use, feature set, and the balance between price and performance.

1

Dashtrack Series 8: Winner 2023 & 2024Still holds the title in 2024 based off image clarity, performance and an incredible price point.

£119.99

£89.99

  • 1-2 day delivery

Image clarity

4.7/5

Ease of use

4.5/5

Features

4.8/5

Overall Rating

5/5

SD Card Included:

Yes, 64gb

Field of View:

170° Ultra wide angle

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 (1080p)

What makes Dashtrack series 8 the best all round dashcam?

After a month of extensive testing, the Dashtrack shined as a leader in unmatched image clarity, surpassing all others in its 1080p resolution category. What makes Dashtrack truly stand out is its exclusive use of TrueScan® technology – which enhances image clarity using A.I. algorithms. This, in turn, improves image clarity, making even some of the higher-end, 2k resolution cameras become irrelevant due to their higher price points. It strikes the perfect balance between cost and performance, perfect for the majority of users. Of course, if you’re someone looking for 4k resolution enthusiast-level cameras, this is not for you.

The absence of a WiFi feature may deter some users, but we consider WiFi capability a luxury rather than a necessity. While the convenience of quickly accessing videos on your phone without transferring the SD card is appealing, in reality, this feature is predominantly utilized during incidents. The novelty of viewing your own videos diminishes after the initial days; the true need arises post-incident. Transferring the SD card to a computer or phone is a straightforward process and Dashtrack’s lack of WiFi is reflected in its price.

The secret to its exceptional performance lies in its advanced software technology and well-thought-out clamping mechanism—simple but effective. The Series 8 boasts a three-camera design, enabling the user to capture what’s on the road in front of them, inside the car’s cabin, and a rear-view camera handy for capturing any incidents that happen from behind. The latter are optional. Our test drivers found it the easiest to use and set up. They appreciated the included 64GB SD card, allowing them to be up and running within ten minutes. The camera is set-and-forget; once installed, you do not need to do anything else—it will record on engine start.

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Why we ranked Dashtrack Number One Purchase In 2024.

Best affordability vs peformance. Dashtrack strikes an impressive balance between affordability and performance, making it a standout choice in the market. This is mainly thanks to using it’s patented Truescan® chipset which produces enhanced clarity and provides a huge 170° ultra wide angle. It offers a cost-effective solution without compromising on performance or build quality. The device’s performance is noteworthy, providing users with fantastic image recordings and features typically found in higher-priced alternatives. This equilibrium between affordability and performance makes the Dashtrack a sensible option for budget-conscious consumers who seek a reliable dashcam without sacrificing any essential features. Next day shipping is included free.

Advanced parking monitor protection. Dashtrack’s Advanced Parking Monitor elevates the dashcam experience to new heights. This cutting-edge feature ensures your vehicle’s safety even when parked. The technology seamlessly integrates with Dashtrack, providing 24/7 surveillance. Equipped with intelligent sensors, it activates upon detecting any impact, capturing crucial footage of potential incidents. The clarity and reliability of this parking monitor set Dashtrack apart, offering peace of mind for users. With its user-friendly interface and dependable performance, Dashtrack’s Advanced Parking Monitor is a must-have feature for anyone prioritizing security while away from the vehicle.

User approval rating of 96.7% An impressive 96.7% approval rating. This dashcam garnered widespread acclaim for its reliability, ease of use, and enahnced resolution, resonating positively with a vast majority of our 20 test patients. The high approval rating underscores the effectiveness of Dashtrack in meeting the diverse needs of individuals seeking a trustworthy and user-friendly road recording monitoring solution. Users consistently praise the device for its intuitive design, clear display, and seamless functionality. They would however, liked some form of WiFi functionality. Given the price of the unit, this would make sense to keep costs down to sacrifice what we consider a ‘luxury’ feature.

Three camera system. Dashtrack introduces an innovative three-camera system designed to redefine dashcam capabilities. The primary front camera ensures high grade footage of the road ahead, providing essential evidence in case of incidents. For added security, the optional cabin camera captures interior views, enhancing safety and monitoring. Additionally, the rear camera, also optional, keeps a vigilant eye on traffic behind the vehicle. This comprehensive setup offers a holistic perspective, making Dashtrack a reliable companion for both road safety and security-conscious drivers seeking advanced monitoring solutions. Users can choose to run all three cameras or just the main front road camera – it’s a feature we love and more dashcams should be offering this total solution as standard.

  • Best 1080p Image Quality
  • Good Night Vision
  • Quick & Easy Setup
  • Parking protection
  • Three cameras in one
  • Instructional Videos
  • Bright, clear screen
  • Does Not Include WiFi Function

User Satisfaction Results

Tests were verified against our control group of 20 test drivers who used the Dashtrack series 8 for one month – our highest scoring camera to date for the price point available.

Category

Average user rating

Image quality

98%

Ease of use

95%

Initial setup

96%

Value for money

97%

Total

96.7%

2

Road Angel Halo Go: Pure & FocusedCompact, simple and hassle free.

£129.98

  • 1-3 day delivery

SD Card Included: No

Image clarity

4.2/5

Ease of use

4/5

Features

3/5

Overall Rating

4.5/5

SD Card Included:

No

Field of View:

140° Wide angle

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 (1080p)

Why the Road Angel Go is still one of the best.

Great price vs peformance. In our review of the Road Angel Go, we find a commendable balance between affordability and performance. The Go offers a compelling proposition for budget-conscious consumers seeking a high-quality dashcam. While it may not be as feature-rich as some others on this list, it’s perfect for those who prefer a very focused, fuss-free camera. It does not include any additional cameras or even a screen and menu – while some people may not like this, it will be welcomed by others. Set it and forget it. The Road Angel Go is a 1080p, 140°-angled lens dashcam. It boasts some of the best quality we’ve seen at 1080p, thanks to its own image filtering software, and can connect to your phone via Wi-Fi for easy video access.

Great storage space. The Road Angel Go dashcam stands out for its impressive storage capacity. This innovative device supports SD cards of up to 128GB, providing ample space for extended recording sessions before looping back over previous footage. This feature ensures users can capture a substantial amount of high-quality footage without the worry of running out of storage space. The Road Angel Go’s compatibility with large SD cards enhances its appeal for those seeking prolonged and uninterrupted recording capabilities. Please note, the Go does not include any storage card for the price and this will need to be purchased separately.

User approval rating of 89.8% The Road Angel Go stands as a testament to its exceptional performance and user satisfaction. In our comprehensive testing, test drivers consistently lauded the Go for its high-quality recordings, ease of use, and reliability. The majority of respondents expressed confidence in its ability to deliver image quality they could rely on. Coupled with its WiFi capability, this is a hard camera to pass on for those who like a no frills experience. The impressive 89.8% approval rating underscores the Road Angel Go as a top-tier choice for those seeking a trustworthy and effective road monitoring solution, endorsed by a resounding majority of users.

No frills feature set. Sure to appeal to users who value simplicity and straightforward functionality. In our evaluation, we note the device’s focused approach, providing essential 1080p without unnecessary bells and whistles. The Go boasts an uncomplicated design that looks great in any car, making it an ideal choice for users who prefer a simple choice with WiFi capabilities.

  • Great quality 1080p
  • Two year warranty
  • Hassle free setup
  • Can take larger sized SD cards
  • Unintrusive design
  • Fits all makes & models
  • WiFi enabled
  • No SD card included

User Satisfaction Results

Tests were verified against our control group of 20 test drivers who used the Road Angel Go for one month – a very high rating overall which helps secure it’s second place overall score.

Category

Average user rating

Image quality

90%

Ease of use

95%

Initial setup

92%

Value for money

89%

Total

89.8%

3

Nextbase 322GW: Excellent choice for those who need every featureA great choice for those who like to tinker.

£169

  • 4 day shipping

Image clarity

4/5%

Ease of use

3/5

Features

5/5

Overall Rating

4.2/5

SD Card Included:

Yes, 32gb

Field of View:

140° Wide angle

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 (1080p)

Nextbase, feature rich with all the bells and whistles.

Ultimate dashcam for enthusiasts. The Nextbase 322 stands out as the ultimate dashcam for enthusiasts, boasting a plethora of advanced features. With Bluetooth connectivity, seamless integration with Alexa, and WiFi capability, this cutting-edge device ensures effortless control and accessibility. Enthusiasts can conveniently save videos to their phones, facilitating easy sharing and archiving. The Nextbase 322 goes beyond traditional dashcams, catering to tech-savvy users who seek a connected driving experience with the latest innovations in connectivity and smart integration. Drive with confidence, capturing every moment in unparalleled detail.

Easy Video Saving. Experience convenience with the Nextbase Dashcam’s easy video-saving feature. Using the intuitive app, users effortlessly access and save their dashcam videos directly to their smartphones. This seamless integration empowers users to review, share, and store footage with just a few taps. No more hassle with SD cards or complicated transfer processes—Nextbase simplifies the video-saving experience, providing users with instant access to their driving adventures at their fingertips. Capture, save, and relive your journeys effortlessly with this user-friendly dashcam technology.

User approval rating of 90% With an impressive user approval rating of 92%, the nextbase 322 earns well deserved praise as a top-tier dashcam in our review. Users have overwhelmingly endorsed its performance, citing features like Bluetooth connectivity and dedicated apps for video viewing as key highlights. What they did not like however, was the setup phase and confusing interface provided by nextbase.

Complicated. While the Nextbase 322 dashcam boasts a multitude of features, navigating its complexities during setup and use can be challenging for some users. The abundance of options may overwhelm those seeking a straightforward experience. Though the camera promises advanced capabilities, its intricate setup process and nuanced controls might pose difficulties for those unfamiliar with intricate dashcam functionalities. Despite its feature-rich nature, users may find the Nextbase 322’s learning curve demanding, requiring a more tech-savvy approach for optimal utilization.

  • Has all features
  • Alexa integration
  • Good support
  • Magnetic fitting mechanism
  • Feels well built
  • App connectivity
  • Average image clarity
  • Large learning curve

User Satisfaction Results

Tests were verified against our control group of 20 test drivers who used the nextbase 322 for one month – securing third place overall and second in user approval score.

Category

Average user rating

Image quality

88%

Ease of use

91%

Initial setup

90%

Value for money

90%

Total

90%

4

Kenwood Black Edition Pro: High end visual 4k quality.A treat for 4k resolution lovers who demand pixel perfect quality.

£289.95

  • 4 day shipping

Image clarity

5/5

Ease of use

4/5

Features

3/5

Overall Rating

4/5

SD Card Included:

Yes, 64gb

Field of View:

130° Wide angle

Resolution:

3840 x 2160 (4k)

Kenwood – A trusted brand in the auto industry for decades.

High end 4k quality. Experience the pinnacle of visual excellence with the Kenwood Black Edition dashcam, boasting high-end 4K quality. This cutting-edge device elevates your driving footage with stunning clarity and intricate detail. The use of 4K resolution ensures that every moment on the road is captured in unparalleled visual richness, providing a level of clarity that goes beyond standard dashcams. The Kenwood Black Edition sets a new standard for visual quality, allowing users to relive their journeys with breathtaking detail and precision.

Advanced G sensor technology. In parking mode, the Kenwood Black Edition’s advanced G sensor takes security to a new level. It contains more detailed sensors than any other camera on our list and is specifically designed to detect break-ins or bumps when the vehicle is stationary, this sophisticated technology acts as a vigilant guardian. Upon sensing any suspicious activity, the G sensor triggers the dashcam to start recording automatically, capturing crucial footage of potential incidents. This feature not only provides valuable evidence in the event of a break-in or collision but also ensures continuous surveillance, enhancing the overall security and protection of your vehicle even when you’re not behind the wheel.

User approval rating of 84.2% With a remarkable 86.8% approval rating, this dashcam earned acclaim for its unbeatable 4K quality and sturdy construction. Although it falls short in some features compared to other models, its unwavering commitment to superior image clarity shines through. However, the hefty price tag drew criticism, indicating that the Kenwood is targeted mainly at enthusiasts. While users appreciate its exceptional visual performance and durability, the elevated cost might restrict its appeal to a more niche audience.

  • Best image clarity
  • Enthusiast level
  • Compact form factor
  • Latest sensors
  • Great locking mechanism
  • Two year warranty
  • Unnecessary for most
  • Overwhelming

User Satisfaction Results

Tests were verified against our control group of 20 test drivers who used the Kenwood Black Edition for one month -placing it in fourth place in our roundup.

Category

Average user rating

Image quality

86%

Ease of use

85%

Initial setup

84%

Value for money

83%

Total

84.2%

5

Garmin Mini 2: Budget friendly video monitoringSimple to use and easy install

£109.99

  • 5 day shipping

Image clarity

3/5

Ease of use

4/5

Features

2.5/5

Overall Rating

3.6/5

SD Card Included:

Yes, 16gb

Field of View:

140° Wide angle

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 (1080p)

Small, fun & easy to use.

Tiny and discreet. A blood pressure monitor that not only offers a multitude of options but does so in an impressively approachable manner. This device caters to users seeking versatility without sacrificing user-friendliness. Something quite difficult to do (see Withings connect) The Braun Exactfit5 provides a range of customizable features, empowering users to tailor their monitoring experience according to individual preferences. From adjustable cuff sizes to intuitive controls, this blood pressure monitor strikes a harmonious balance between a comprehensive array of options and an accessible design. Whether you’re a seasoned health enthusiast or a newcomer to blood pressure monitoring, the Braun Exactfit5 proves to be a welcoming and accommodating choice, ensuring that a multitude of options is presented in a user-friendly and accessible package.

Automatic recording. Garmin Mini 2 redefines discreet surveillance with its Tiny and Discreet design. This compact dashcam seamlessly blends into your vehicle, providing powerful recording capabilities without drawing attention. The diminutive size of Garmin Mini 2 belies its robust features, ensuring unobtrusive yet comprehensive coverage of your journeys. Its inconspicuous presence doesn’t compromise on performance, offering high-quality video capture and reliable documentation. With the Tiny and Discreet Garmin Mini 2, drivers can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their road adventures are discreetly monitored, all in a compact and stylish package.

User approval rating of 75.8% With a user approval rating of 75.8%, the Garmin Mini 2 dashcam secures a mixed but generally positive response in our comprehensive review. Users appreciate its small size, which goes unnoticed when driving and the units intuitive controls, contributing to its versatility. However, concerns have been raised about its lack of features, which might account for the slightly lower approval rating. Despite this, a significant portion of users finds the Mini 2 satisfactory, emphasizing its potential as a reliable video monitoring option. As with any product, individual experiences may vary, and the 75.8% approval rating reflects a balance of positive and critical feedback, making the Garmin Mini 2 a consideration for those seeking a dashcam with certain features but with awareness of its limitations.

Voice control. This sleek dashcam allows users to effortlessly control functions through intuitive voice commands, ensuring a hands-free and safe operation while on the road. The voice control feature enhances user convenience, allowing quick access to essential functions like starting or stopping recordings, taking snapshots, or saving memorable moments. With Garmin Mini 2, drivers can focus on the journey, knowing that their dashcam is seamlessly responsive to their verbal cues, providing a truly smart and reliable driving companion.

  • Innovative small design
  • Great support
  • Simple to use
  • Good cable management
  • Good image clarity
  • Low cost
  • Basic
  • Build quality

User Satisfaction Results

Tests were verified against our control group of 20 test drivers who used the Garmin Mini Pro for one month -placing it in fifth place in our roundup of 2024.

Category

Average user rating

Image quality

78%

Ease of use

73%

Initial setup

75%

Value for money

76%

Total

75.8%

Have your say.

That finishes up our roundup of the most popular dashcams available in the UK today. Not all cameras made the cut to be shown above, just the top five from our clinical and subjective testing. Have you come across a dashcam you’d love to share with us? Have your say and we will look into reviewing it and featuring it on our site.

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