the winner Transcend
Fantastic value – and a second camera, too!
Goodness, this was a tough choice, but in the end we had to look towards two factors that make the Transcend DrivePro 520 such a great buy. Firstly, its price; it’s the second-cheapest dashcam here. The other reason is it’s great value because it’s got a second, rear-facing camera with LEDs for night work, in addition to a 32GB MicroSD card, Wi-Fi and a display (even though it’s the smallest one here).
If your intention is to set and forget, and you want the whizziest iOS app, look at the Asus camera. If you want a large screen and crystal-clear menus, go for the Garmin. If you want the highest resolution, go for the RAC model. Indeed, each and every camera here has something to offer, and all are brilliant value for money. But there’s really no reason you shouldn’t plump for Transcend, unless you really have no interest in having that secondary camera. There are far cheaper dashcams available, but it’s around this price point that the feature set and quality really stand out. The capabilities of all the cameras featured here are really quite remarkable.
The capabilities of all the cameras in this test are really quite remarkable