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Dashcams are in - but so poorly rated the ADAC

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Dashcams are in - but so poorly rated the ADAC

Dashcams are becoming increasingly popular. Even if their use is legally controversial, many road users use the cameras that are installed inside the vehicle. They are actually supposed to serve the purpose of recording an accident and, if necessary, being used as evidence in court. But many drivers also use the cameras to record journeys and publish them on the Internet. Last week the ADAC and the computer magazine c't did one Review released to the cameras. In doing so, they come to an unequivocal verdict: the tested devices prove to be unusable in practice. None of the nine models received a rating that was better than "satisfactory".

This is how a dashcam should work

Dashcams are in - but so poorly rated the ADAC

In terms of data protection law, the recordings of a Dashcam may not be permanently stored. Only what happens immediately before and after an accident may be permanently recorded on the memory card. For a dashcam to perceive an accident as such, it is equipped with appropriate sensors. You notice strong braking or evasive maneuvers. The movie clips surrounding this event will then be protected so they will not be overwritten automatically. The bad reviews received the models, among other things, for the reason that they did not meet this requirement. Only two cameras met the legal requirements.

Dashcams are in - but so poorly rated the ADAC
Often the brackets fail

A weak point of many models was also in the test that the holder was not stable enough. In an impact, they did not hold the camera in the set position. The camera turned upside down on impact and was therefore no longer able to fully reproduce the accident. Thus, six out of nine models were useless for the intended use.

These are the test results

Dashcams are in - but so poorly rated the ADAC

The best performers in the test were the models Full HD Dash from the manufacturer DMAX and mini0906 from iTracker. They each received the grade 3,1. They are priced in the midfield and are available for 140 Euro or 160 Euro. That a high price does not automatically mean a high quality, revealed the Dashcam DR750S-1CH Blackvue. It costs 300 Euro and is therefore the most expensive of the tested cameras. However, it did not go beyond rating 3,4. The cheapest camera, Navgear's VGA dashcam, was the worst-performing model with a rating of 4,3. This dashcam is already available for sale at the price of 17 Euro. And we have often dealt with the subject of Dashcam. Below is an excerpt from our reviews and experiences.

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