Best 1080P Dash CamBen DelGrosso
With so many cameras to choose from, deciding what is the best 1080p dash cam can be a challenge. We are going to explore 4 of our top performing FULL HD 1080P dash cam. Let’s break it down for you.
Why would you want this dash cam? You probably never even heard of it before. That is because GNET is a dash cam manufacturer in Korea. Making some of the best dash cams on the market. Where this camera excels is in 3 areas none of the other 3 will touch.
The G-ON will record at 60 frames per second for smooth video recording. All other dash cams record at 30fps. At 60fps you can capture twice as much data. Giving you a higher chance of catching details such as a license plate. 60FPS shows smoother images by showing 6 still images per 0.1 second than 30FPS which used to display 3 still images per 0.1 second.
GNET G-ON uses the newest video codec. What this means for you? H.265 will give you twice as much recording capacity. It means that users can use 128GB SD card as 256GB SD card. HEVC stands for High Efficiency Video Coding.
In addition, the G-ON also supports “withCLOUD” software. It allows for live streaming, GPS tracking, statistics, and geo-fence. However, keep in mind an active LTE hotspot is required. Making this one of our best 1080p dash cam.
One of the world’s leading dash cam brands. IROAD has primarily focused on growing their brand in Asia. Meanwhile, companies like Safe Drive Solutions have started introducing the brand to North America. Above all, let’s get to the nitty gritty of the 2 major differences this dash cam offers.
Firstly, the IROAD packs a Sony Starvis image sensor. It will record the brightest and the cleanest images even in low light environments. It provides a much brighter and clearer image compared to seeing with bare eyes.
Secondly, this LCD screen makes it easy for users to change settings, or review recordings. Imagine a scenario where you come back to your vehicle, and your dash cam says there were 3 incidents while you were away. The LCD screen allows you to review those videos right then and there on the 3.5″ screen. Non-LCD screen dash cams you would need to login via wi-fi to review video footage.
Thinkware is one of the most popular brands in dash cam. They are the Kleenex of the dash camera industry. Focusing on growing their brand in North America they setup their office in Greater Vancouver, Canada. I can’t wait to show you the 3 differences the F200 Pro brings to the table.
You are driving 65km/hr in a 50 zone and all of a sudden, a voice comes on. “Red light camera in 500 metres speed limit 50km/hr.” This prompts you to slow down. When you install the GPS antenna this feature is instantly activated. It will tell you where red light and speed cameras are located at intersections. There is also updates available on Thinkware website every 3 months.
Most importantly, where Thinkware has the GNET and IROAD beat is ease of use. What I mean by that is with the F200Pro you can simply take the SD Card out and view the files on your computer. Making it more consumer friendly. All their recordings are in MP4 format. To view GNET and IROAD videos on a desktop you need to use their desktop software. A side note is you will get less recording time in MP4 than IROAD or GNET video coding.
Lastly, the dash camera is equipped with energy saving mode. In Energy Saving mode, the dash cam goes on standby when entering Parking Surveillance mode and wakes up to record events triggered by impacts only. This allows the dash cam to conserve energy and increase up to 3 times the total duration of the dash cam’s Parking Surveillance mode.
To sum up, our best 1080p dash cam comparison is the X5. This camera has become a fan favorite in recent months for 2 reasons.
The size of this unit is only 90mm wide making it one of the smallest cameras on the market. The T10S2 comes in at 111mm, F200Pro 98.8mm, and the G-ON at 97mm. Even the height of the unit is only a mere 40mm. The T10S2 is 60mm in height, F200 Pro 36mm, G-ON 45mm. Our clients like small and great performance.
Above all, they love that the X5 can be mounted directly in the center of the windshield. A lot of the cameras have the lens off to one side making you mount the camera off center. These are very minor details but the X5 packs the same as above units with night vision, parking mode, low battery protection, and Wi-Fi connectivity. That is why it made the list of best 1080p dash cam.