Updated 30 Nov 2016

Garmin

Dash Cam 35

Snapshot: The Garmin Dash Cam 35 HD dashcam has impact detection and records GPS location and speed data. But was its image quality up to scratch?

Dash Cam 35
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$334

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Test results

Overall score
58
Daylight
?/10
Artificial light
?/10
Low light
?/10
Angle of view
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK picture in artificial light.
  • OK picture in low light.
  • OK angle of view.
  • Detects impacts.
  • Records GPS location and speed.
  • Can take still photos.

But

  • Just OK picture in daylight.
  • Just OK to use.
  • Doesn’t have parking mode.
  • Doesn’t record sound.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Daylight picture (30%) was assessed outdoors on a sunny day.
Picture in artificial light (10%) was assessed in a well-lit covered car park (approximately 500-1000 lux).
Picture in low light (10%) was assessed with the subject lit by headlights (approximately 50 lux).

Picture quality was assessed while the vehicle was stationary and moving. We looked for clarity of image, detail, any blurring from vibration, and how well colours were represented.

Angle of view (30%) includes vertical and horizontal coverage.
Ease of use (20%) includes installation, set-up, ease of mounting and removing the camera, adjusting settings and viewing recordings.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$334

Features

Mount
Adhesive
Memory card
Micro SD, micro SDHC
Card included
4GB
Built-in display
3
Vertical resolution
1080
Rear camera (resolution)
No
GPS location and time
Yes
GPS navigation
No
Automatic start
Yes
Impact detect
Yes
Parking mode
No
Still photos
Yes
Sound recording
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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