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Comparison footage/video frames from various dashcams

By DAN ROBINSON
Storm Chaser/Photographer
25 Years of Storm Chasing
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The following is my best effort to show a comparison between different dashcam models by replicating the various scenes as closely as possible. The Garmin Dash Cam 20 and Windshield Witness were mounted next to each other for their videos, and therefore their comparison frame pairs were all shot at the exact time and place. I will add to this page as I am able to review more dashcam models. For the full reviews, visit the dashcam reviews page.

Sample Video clips

Sample Video frames

No color correction nor any type of adjustments have been applied to any of these images, they are all straight from the cameras. The GoPro is not a true dashcam, but it is included in these comparison sets since it is sometimes employed for that purpose. Click on each image to view a large version. (Video from all of these scenes and more are viewable at the links above.)

Daytime, frontlit

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+
Daytime, backlit

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+
Daytime, frontlit

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+
Daytime, city street

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+
Daytime, into the sun

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+
Sunset

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+
Twilight, city highway

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+
Twilight, city street

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+

Aiptek X3
Night, dark highway

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

Aiptek X3

GoPro Hero 3+
Night, city skyline background

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

GoPro Hero 3+
Night, illuminated bridge

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

Aiptek X3

GoPro Hero 3+
Night, well-lit highway

Garmin Dash Cam 20

Windshield Witness

Street Guardian SG9665GC

Aiptek X3

GoPro Hero 3+

Disclaimer/about this page

This page started as a blog post in 2013, and due to its popularity, grew into its current form. This page and its contents are a personal, independent project not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I will accept demonstration models from dashcam manufacturers in order to write an impartial review. In those cases, the review will state clearly that the unit was sent to me for that purpose. A dashcam being sent to me free of charge will not influence the outcome of the review - that is, I will plainly describe any flaws or glitches I find during normal operation.

This article was originally published in 2013.

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The following comments were posted before this site switched to a new comment system on August 27, 2016:

Thanks for this mate. Exactly what i wanted!
- Posted by Shane from Australia

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