Dash cam test: eyes on the road

Five dash cams compared

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Nextbase 402G Professional

A popular dash cam is the Nextbase 402G Professional. This flat, wide camera costs about 128 pounds / 150 euros and offers some interesting possibilities at this price point. The device has GPS and a G-sensor, as well as motion detection. This makes it possible to only activate the camera when movement is detected, useful if you want to keep an eye out after you have parked the car. In our opinion the menu is one of the downsides to this camera; it is clearly worse than the competitors.

The image quality of the Nextbase camera is excellent. Images are sharp and the dynamic range of the sensor is great. It performs well in the dark and still manages to produce relatively bright, colour- and detail rich images. The camera writes the images to an MOV container and uses MPEG 4 AVC compression with a bit rate of 15 Mbps. Aside from audio and video it also logs a lot of metadata in the MOV video files, allowing you to view information about speed, acceleration and a Google maps map when watching the files.

Nextbase 402G Professional

Nextbase 402G Professional

Nextbase 402G Professional
The Nextbase 402G costs about 128 pounds / 150 euros and also logs extra data that you can view on your PC, such as GPS and speed data.


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