Our daytime video clips had good color accuracy and a wide dynamic range, and we found that license plates and street signs were easier to read than in video from the other models.

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This design is handy for taxi, Uber, Lyft, and other ride-for-hire drivers who want to have a record of their passengers.

In our testing, the forward-facing footage had good detail and a wide, 170-degree field of view.

Throughout her career, she has reviewed numerous auto accessories, including dash cams, GPS devices, and navigation apps—literally driving in circles at times at the whim of a confused device or app.

She has also written about digital cameras and accessories and has dealt with her fair share of wonky video software.

It comes with an 8 GB micro SD card but will accept cards up to 64 GB.

The camera’s 160-degree field of view hits the sweet spot—some cameras cut off the edges, while others offer a view so wide that cars in front of you look farther away.

In response to reader comments, we’ve added a paragraph in the Competition section about why we didn’t test our previous top pick, Zero Edge Technology’s Z-Edge Z3, or the upgraded Z3P for our latest update.

The Papago Go Safe 535 features 2304×1296 resolution at 30 frames per second, and in all the lighting conditions we tested, this model produced crisp images that made seeing details and license plates easy.

The Vantrue model’s good dynamic range lights up the car’s interior well during the day, and at night four infrared LED lights give you a good view of both the front and rear seats.