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 day 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.
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.
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.
Designed specifically for surveillance & security cams, dash cams, and body cams, the PRO Endurance boasts 25x longer continuous recording than speed-focused cards and offers exclusive 4K and FHD support in the high endurance segment with proven durability in harsh real-world conditions.
The PRO Endurance has a longer usage lifespan than other high endurance or speed-focused cards 1) thanks to superior NAND technology. In devices that continuously write and overwrite data, it shows less wear and withstands significantly more cycles of repeated recording than other cards.
Additionally, the PRO Endurance is a worry-free solution specifically designed for heavy writing duty and video monitoring.
The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC Card delivers transfer speeds of up to 170MB/s so you can get to your videos faster than ever before. Ideal for your dash cam, this high-performance microSD card does 4K UHD video recording, Full HD video, and high-resolution photos. The super-fast SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I memory card reads up to 170MB/s and writes up to 90MB/s. Plus, its A2-rated, so you can get fast application performance for an exceptional smartphone experience.
SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I Cards are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof, so you can enjoy your adventures without worrying about the durability of your memory card.