2019 Christmas Dash Cam Gift Guide
Christmas is approaching so get in early and buy that special someone a much needed Dash Cam. Most likely the receiver has probably been contemplating buying one so why not beat them to it.
Our phone lines, emails and live chat are running hotter as Dash Cam gift purchases are starting to ramp up.
Dash Cams make a perfect functional, practical and exciting gift that the receiver will actually use. The Dash Cam will most likely be installed and driven around before Christmas lunch is put on the table!
With an increase in road rage, poor driving practices and lack of ownership on our roads, a Dash Cam makes a thoughtful gift that will provide the receiver a more reassuring drive in 2020.
So how do you know which Dash Cam your receiver might like? We understand this can be difficult to find out, especially if you are going to surprise them, so we have put this guide together to assist you making a choice:
If you want a safe Dash Cam option that would please most customers:
Both these DOD models are front recording Dash Cams that have an LCD screen. This means they are easy and simple to operate – no fuss.
Both models are all round performers and have all the basic and essential features you need in a Dash Cam like plug and play operation, easy to install, high quality SONY sensors, inbuilt GPS and excellent reliability.
The DOD 512G Dash Cam and DOD FS300 are supplied with all inclusive accessories like a suction mount, 3M VHB adhesive mount, inbuilt GPS module, and a Micro SD card. Everything needed to start recording straight out of the box.
The DOD FS300 is Dash Cam is a slightly smaller unit than the DOD 512G, however the DOD 512G has crisper video quality because of the higher ISO value and larger lens aperture.
Either Dash Cam model is a safe option if you don’t know what the receiver would want.
If the receiver appreciates the best quality products and is all about quality:
Both models have been best sellers this year thanks to their outstanding build qualities, excellent features and best all round performance and reliability.
Both the Lukas QVIA QR790 and BlackVue DR750S come in front recording (1CH) and front and rear recording (2CH) models.
The Lukas QVIA QR790 Dash Cam records at 1440P QHD and has the latest Sony Starvis sensor. It also has the largest 512GB Micro SD card capacity to store the largest amount of footage for those longer drives or longer parking mode recording.
The BlackVue DR750S Dash Cams also contain the Sony Starvis sensor and boost the 1080P FULL HD video quality with an exclusive 60FPS “sports mode” option and an extreme recording mode for the highest video quality.
If the receiver would want to record motion or impacts while their car is parked:
Take a look at our comparison chart of our best parking mode Dash Cams. Click here to compare the best parking mode Dash Cams.
When hardwired with their respective hardwire kits, all these Dash Cam models will record any motion or impact that occurs while parked. They have the all important pre-buffered recording in Parking Mode, which means the Dash Cam records footage both before and after either Dash Cam is triggered by either motion or impact (BlackVue = 5 second pre-recording. Lukas = 10 second pre-recording). The pre-buffered recording can help to see the important lead up to the incident while parked.
Read up on our dedicated Dash Cam Parking Mode guide by clicking here
If the receiver absolutely loves their car and is all about looks and style:
The BlackVue range is one of the most stylish Dash Cam range around. They look great in cars and blend in nicely with the exterior and interior of all cars.
The Lukas QVIA Dash Cam range are professional units with tidy builds and clean designs.
If the receiver would appreciate the best video quality you can currently get in a Dash Cam:
The front camera records at 4K resolution + 8MP lens for ultra sharp and clear footage.
The QVIA QR790 front camera records in 1440P QHD resolution + 5.5MP lens and contains the Sony STARVIS sensor.
If the receiver is not the most tech savvy would appreciate a simple set and forget Dash Cam that just does its job at recording (without too much mucking around):
Look at the DOD LCD Screen models
The DOD LCD screen range can be compared by clicking here
All these Dash Cam models have a screen on the unit which makes them more user friendly and fuss free to operate.
The LCD screens make for easy setup, easy menu access and easy video playback.
If the receiver is a bit of a tech-head and loves their tech gadgets:
Inbuilt Wi-Fi for connection to a smartphone to view footage and configure the Dash Cam settings. Both BlackVue and Lukas have intuitive smartphone Apps and PC viewers to configure settings and watch Dash Cam footage.
If you don’t want to spend too much but don’t want to compromise on quality and features:
Both units are small, affordable and have Sony Exmor Sensors for great video quality.
If you want the receiver to use the Dash Cam on Christmas Day while driving to and from a celebration, ensure you purchase a Micro SD card with the Dash Cam (unless they already come with one). That way the receiver will have everything they need to start using their Dash Cam gift straight away.
If you have any further enquiries or would like more assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on (03) 9350 2605 or firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Live Chat tab on the site.