Garmin Dash Cam 20 Review
- 1080p HD
- 2.3″ screen
- Snapshot Feature (allows you to detach and take still images)
- Supports: Upto 32gb microSD cards.
- Video Format: AVI
- Auto On/Off
- Time and date stamp
- Loop Recording
- Lock File Button
- Internal microphone
The Garmin 20 Dash Cam is a wonderfully easy to use high definition recorder that films in 1080p resolution. It has a large viewing angle, the video quality is very good during the day and is able to mount on any windshield using the suction cup mount provided. The camera can easily be taken off the suction mount and used to take still pictures, this is extremely useful in case an incident occurs.
This Garmin 20 dash cam comes standard with the on/off feature, It will start to record once connected up and the engine is turned on; and stops when it is turned off (pretty self explanatory).
With this dashboard camera being a Garmin, it’s not strayed too far from its roots and comes equipped with an integrated GPS tracker which is very accurate. As I’ve mentioned in some of the other reviews, if the GPS monitors the speed and you were slightly breaking the limit, this could go against you; even if technically it wasn’t really your fault.
The Garmin dash cam 20 has the ability to record in high definition. It can record in 1080p, 720 or WVGA (Wide Video Graphics Array). The cam records in a continuous loop using the included four gigabyte microSD card. A card up to thirty two gigabytes can be used in the device. Additionally the camera features an automatic detection feature, called a G-Sensor. For example, when an incident occurs, like a collision into another car, it detects all of it and saves the current and last recordings. This ensures that you will have a complete recording of the event. There’s also an emergency button so if needed, you can manually mark footage that you want to keep.
The main downside of this camera is the length of the supplied power cable. The cable is too short to tuck in and run around the windscreen; instead, the cable would just dangle down the middle of your windscreen. Ideally this is not what you want, the whole idea of a dash cam is to look discreet and blend in on the dashboard. The best way to avoid this problem is to purchase a 5m extension lead.
Garmin Dash Cam 20 Day Time Footage
To get the full quality of this video make sure you go onto the settings within and change the quality to 1080p hd.