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iN-CAR CAM™ 512G



We’ve spent a few weeks using one now and it’s safe to say it delivers precisely what it promises – although on first inspection you might wonder how it captures any footage at all. The lens on the 512G is covered by what looks like black glass – but this is a polarising filter designed to reduce the amount of reflective glare from the windscreen. It can be removed, if needs be, but there isn’t all that much point.

It’s one of several measures implemented to get the very best performance from the camera. The lens itself, for example, has six layers of glass designed to give sharp, clear images, plus the image sensor has a wide dynamic range. This allows it to capture both very bright and very dark areas simultaneously.

This is perhaps the most important feature of a dash camera – if the sky is particularly bright it’s quite possible for footage of the road ahead to come out very dark, while at night the glare from headlights will often obscure the number plates of cars in front. There are no such issues with the 512G, which works well regardless of whether it’s day or night.

In other areas the 512G is very much like the cheaper 402G. It has a GPS sensor to record speed and location, with software that can decipher the information and plot it on Google Maps. Like with the 402G, footage can be recorded in various different resolutions up to 1080P – or true HD.