Last updated date: September 5, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Dashboard Cameras and dug through the reviews from 2 of the most popular review sites including New York Times Wirecutter, Dash Cam Portal and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Dashboard Camera you should buy.

Overall Take

PAPAGO's camera is very impressive with its Ultra HD video capabilities for crisp footage day or night. It records well in inclement weather, and the large memory capacity makes it great for long rides. Extra features like Stop Sign Recognition, Headlight Reminder and Driver Fatigue Alarm put it a cut above the competition. It's an overall all-star in a compact design. In our analysis of 36 expert reviews, the PAPAGO PAPAGO Dash Cam placed 2nd when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
89 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
this model produced crisp images that made seeing details and license plates easy.
- New York Times Wirecutter
September 11, 2018 | Full review
extremely small and pretty stylish
- Dash Cam Portal
What experts didn't like
Even though its Stop Sign Detection alerts me wrongly sometimes
- Dash Cam Portal

From The Manufacturer

Like a great hunter, the PAPAGO! GoSafe 535 was designed to capture everything in its path. Equipped with 1296p Super HD resolution and 160 degree wide angle, GoSafe 535 sustains the highest quality videos day and night, and during inclement weather, offering the best resolution the market has to offer. On top of that, it supports up to 64GB micro SD cards, and, includes an On-The-Go cable that allows you to plug your camera straight to your Android device. No more waiting to go home to upload your videos to your computer. With CAM ON app, you’ll be able to replay and share your videos instantly. Additionally, the GoSafe 535 is loaded with driver assist safety features like Stop Sign Recognition, Headlight Reminder, Stop-and-Go, and Driver Fatigue Warning. With its multiple recording modes, like Automatic, Monitor, and Motion Detection, the GoSafe 535 is sure to record the best possible footage a dashcam can provide.

Overall Product Rankings

1. KDLINKS X1 Dash Cam
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
2. PAPAGO Dash Cam
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Garmin Dash Cam
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 5
4. Ausdom Dash Cam
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 3
5. ITrue X3 Dash Cam
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Vantrue N2 Dash Cam
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Rexing V1 Dash Cam
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Z-EDGE Z3 Dash Cam
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 3

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