A dash cam is a digital video camera that mounts to the dashboard and records your journey whenever the car is turned on and moving. It can also be a crucial tool for ensuring safety on the road and speed up proceedings with the courts and insurance companies in case of an accident.
There’s never been a better time to buy a dash cam, not just for legal and insurance reasons, but also for peace of mind. Many insurance companies are reporting an increase in ‘cash for crash’ scams, or when a fraudulent motorist deliberately slams on their brakes to make the car behind run into the back of them.
Most dash cams use similar camera technology, and are usually mounted somewhere on the front windscreen, or windshield. There are also dash cams that boast additional features that, characteristically, see the price increase.
These extra features can include multiple lenses for front and rear-facing coverage, improved sensor and image quality, night vision, built-in Wi-Fi for easy file transfer and numerous parking modes that use a time-lapse feature as a surveillance function to capture details of those irksome car park prangs when the owner is off shopping.
But I digress. When looking for a microSD card that best suits your dash cam, there are a number of specs you should factor in. You’re ideally looking for a microSD with enough capacity to record a whole days worth of video (minimum). Read/write speeds are also vitally important as you don’t want the feed to be corrupt when/if showing it to your insurance providers.
Below are our top picks of the best microSD cards for you to make the most out of your Dash Cam.
Extend your devices with a card from the EVO-Plus series. The EVO Plus provides fast read and write speeds. Reliability combined with a powerful performance allows you to secure and manage your most important moments without worries on an EVO-Plus card.
Record your 4K UHD videos without any delay and transfer them easily. Your experiences are unique and unforgettable with the EVO Plus. The EVO Plus resists salt water, extreme temperatures, x-ray scanners at airports and magnetic fields.
Product Type: Flash memory card
Form factor: MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card
Storage Capacity: 64 GB
Speed Rating: UHS-I U3 / Class10
Read Speed: Up to 100 MB/s
Write Speed: Up to 60 MB/s
Min Operating Temperature: -25 ° C
Max Operating Temperature: 85 ° C
Class 10 speed also enables faster data transfer from microSDXC to PC/Mac (using a compatible card reader) – makes photo and video editing much quicker and more enjoyable.
Enjoy more from your smartphone and tablet with the Integral UltimaPro microSDXC memory card. Fast data transfer enables you to take high-res photos and FullHD video with confidence and works perfectly in popular dashboard cameras such as Nextbase 512G/GW, 412GW and 312GW.
– Up to 90MB/s transfer speed
– MicroSDXC Class 10
– UHS-I (Ultra High Speed 1), Class 1 controller
– The SD Adapter supplied provides a massive increase in the versatility of the microSDXC card, now it can work in thousands of SDXC Card compatible digital cameras, camcorders, card readers and laptops
– 5 year warranty
With astonishing performance and reliability, Evo Plus lets you save and treasure the richness of life. Up to 95 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speed with class 10 and U3 compatibility; includes full-size SD adapter.
With the Samsung EVO Plus micros Card, you can shoot rich and detailed 4K UHD videos from your smartphone, tablet, or camera and be confident that each memory will be safe. Save up to 55,200 photos, up to 33 hours of full HD video, up to 12 hours of 4K UHD video or up to 22,500 songs.
Backed by 4-proof protection, the Evo Plus can withstand up to 72 hours in seawater, extreme temperatures, airport X-ray machines and magnetic fields equivalent to an MRI scanner.
Model Number: MB-MC256GA/EU
Capacity: 256 GB
Type: microSDXC card
Speed class: Class 10, UHS-I, UHS-Class 3
Read speed: 95 MB/s
Write speed: 90 MB/s
SD adapter included
With performance, you can confidently capture, store and transfer all of your 4K UHD videos. Backed by 4-proof protection, the EVO Plus can withstand up to 72 hours in seawater, extreme temperatures, airport X-ray machines and magnetic fields equivalent to an MRI scanner.
Samsung Pro plus is for when you push the limits. Up to 100 MB/s read and 90 MB/s write speed with class 10 and U3 compatibility.
Pro plus memory cards boast four proof reliability even under the tough environments. With high performance, you can confidently capture, store and transfer all of your 4K UHD videos. Compatible with all microSDXC and wide range of full-size SD applications. Pro plus lets you show the world what you’re made of.
Model Number: MB-MD64GA/EU
Capacity: 64 GB
Type: microSDXC cardnn
Class: Class 10, UHS-I, UHS-Class 3
Read speed: 100 MB/s
Write speed: 90 MB/s
Includes SD adapter
The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II Card delivers transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s so you can get to your videos faster than ever before. Use the included USB 3.0 reader for convenient transfer and take the bottleneck out of enjoying your 4K UHD video files. From a leader in flash memory storage, this card is ideal for offloading 4K UHD video from your action camera, drone, high-performance camera or smartphone. SanDisk products are constructed to the highest standards and rigorously tested. You can be confident in the outstanding quality, performance and reliability of every SanDisk product.
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