Updated 30 Nov 2016

Garmin

nüviCam LMT

Snapshot: The Garmin nüviCam LMT HD combines a dashcam and GPS navigator. But was the image quality of its dashcam up to scratch?

nüviCam LMT
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$699

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Test results

Overall score
63
Daylight
?/10
Artificial light
?/10
Low light
?/10
Angle of view
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK picture in daylight.
  • OK picture in artificial light.
  • OK angle of view.
  • Easy to use.
  • Records GPS location and speed.
  • Has GPS navigation.
  • Can take still photos.

But

  • Poor picture in low light.
  • Doesn’t detect impacts.

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
$699

Features

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

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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