Top 5 Car Camera & Dashcam in Singapore
A car camera can be useful in more than one way. You can use it for getting a better view while parking your car. You can also make footages of your car trips for using them later. Having a camera in the car has also proven helpful for many accident investigations since the camera could capture what happened. We hope you won’t have to use a car camera for that purpose but you can still install one if you haven’t already.
We have made a list of 5 of the best car cameras in the market after thorough research. The cameras below are of topmost quality, they have different features and belong to different price groups. Take a look and see if anyone of these seem appealing enough.
1) BlackVue DR900S-2CH 4K UHD Wifi Dashcam
This dual-camera can cover extra view angles with its 8MP sensor on the front and the 2.1MP sensor on the back. The front camera can record video at 4K definition which makes footage smoother and contains more details. The front camera has 162-degree ultra-wide-angle coverage and the rear camera has coverage of a 139-degree angle. The rear camera sensors work great in low-light to record better footages at nighttime. The camera has built-in GPS and can be connected via dual-band Wi-Fi. You can store your recordings on the cloud to access them from anywhere.
Price: S$700 range
2) Marbella KR9S 2H FHD1080P+FHD Dual Cam Recorder
Embracing modern technology, this camera has a 3.5-inch touch-screen display. The rear camera has a 2MP sensor with a 140-degrees viewing angle while the front one has a 3MP sensor with the same angle coverage. The camera can monitor the voltage of your car battery and show it on its touch screen so that you won’t suffer from any dead battery situation. Because of the touch-screen display, operating the camera is very easy. With the picture-in-picture mode, you can switch back and forth between the front and rear view with a single touch.
Price: S$350 range
3) SAFEVue 1080P Front and Rear Dual Channel Car Camera
Covering a 150-degrees angle from front and back, this camera can record videos in full HD. If the camera detects any upcoming, it will automatically start to record an event. The super-night vision on both sides allows a clear view at nighttime. The lens has high 6-layer glass protection to keep it safe from any extreme low or high-temperature situations. You can use an external SD card for up to 128GB of storage.
Price: S$200 range
4) Philips Driving Recorder Car Camera ADR620
With LCD and 120-degrees wide-angle coverage, you can view clear images after recording them with a 3.1MP image sensor. The camera supports Wi-Fi and GPS tracking. It comes with a built-in lithium battery that allows you to instantly playback up to 10 minutes of video footage without any power from the engines. This high-quality camera is designed to function under extreme driving conditions so heat and vibration won’t affect it. It will also show date and time stamp on the recording so you can keep track easily.
Price: S$150 range
5) Xiaomi 70 Mai 1080P Full HD Car Recorder
Taking things to another level, Xiaomi is offering a camera that you can control with your voice. The commands can be recognized even if the accent you use sounds foreign. Whether you want the camera to take a picture, record a video or turn on the Wi-Fi, just give the command and it will do the rest. You might think it takes a while to process the voice commands but it works extremely fast and provides instant results. The quality Sony IMX sensor provides sharp images not just during the day but night as well. The lens is made of full glass so it won’t be affected by high temperatures.
Price: S$50 range
Car Camera Maintenance Guide
Taking care of electrical equipment is harder and trickier than taking care of non-electrical stuff (i.e. furniture). To keep your car camera well-protected, you need to maintain it properly.
For a car camera or dashcam to work properly, first you need to know how to use them. People often tend to forget that their car camera does not come with unlimited storage. If you don’t clear the memory card on a regular basis, your camera won’t be able to properly record anything. There are several ways to keep the memory card clear. You can either format the entire thing if you feel like the recordings are unnecessary or you can move them to cloud storage. Before every drive, make sure you check the camera to see if it’s working properly and monitor the available storage.
Your memory card capacity will tell you how often you need to clean it. A 4GB SD card can record 720p videos for an hour and 1080p for ½ an hour. So consider that before selecting a memory card.
As for the cleaning part, many car cameras are weatherproof but that doesn’t mean you can avoid your responsibilities of taking care of the thing. Try to keep a cleaning cloth dedicated to your camera in the car. Wipe over the camera once a day with the cloth to keep the dust to a minimum. For thorough cleaning, take the camera off once a month. Follow the user’s manual to find out which products are appropriate to clean your specified camera, especially the lenses since you need to keep it as clean as possible.
If you find it too hard and tricky to manage the cleaning process, ask a professional for help and take your camera for servicing. There’s no need to take a risk since a mishap can cause serious damage to the camera.
Hopefully, the list succeeded in providing you with the information you needed for choosing a car camera. One of these might make its way into your shopping and eventually, your car.