Ever tried taking a video with your phone at night only to find that you can’t see anything when you watch it back? Recording video when there’s not much light available is really difficult to do – especially if the quality needs to be good enough for you to read number plates and road signs when you play it back!

So, what about using your dash cam when driving at night? Read on to find out what you need to know…

With summertime in full swing, you’ll probably be doing most of your driving while it’s still light. It won’t be too long though before it starts to get dark on the drive to and from work. If you’re going to invest in a dash cam, it’s worth making sure it’ll work well all year round!

Don’t get left in the dark

night driving dash cam

It’s easy to pick up a really cheap dash cam with a low quality sensor (the part that converts images to electrical signals). It’ll probably give you reasonable footage during the day, so why would you need more? As you’ve probably guessed, when it comes to dash cams it’s really important to make sure that the ‘camera’ part really works well! That means checking that the dash cam has a high quality sensor which can produce good clear footage in all conditions – especially at night, when accidents are more common.

The entire range of Nextbase dash cams is equipped with high quality lenses and sensors, meaning they’ll still be able to record in high quality when the clocks go back. The Nextbase 402G is a great example, and has won a pretty impressive number of awards for the quality of its footage in all conditions.

Want to make sure?

zumo590LM.PT06If you’re looking for a dash cam with even higher quality recording power, then you might want to consider the Nextbase 512G. The 512G comes with a polarising filter on the lens, which cuts down glare during the day and improves the quality of footage. Although this makes daytime recording much clearer, adding a polarising filter is a bit like wearing a pair of sunglasses – not something you’d normally do at night!

To help make sure that recording is nice and clear at night, the 512G dash cam has an upgraded Sony Exmor sensor, which performs really well in all light conditions. This new sensor works together with the polarising filter to improve the quality of footage – whether you’re recording during the day or at night!

So there you have it – if you’re going to get a dash cam, make sure it’s a good one! Whether you’re thinking of investing in a dash cam for the first time, or just want to upgrade the dash cam you’ve got already, head over to our site and take a look at our range of dash cams to find one that’s right for you!

Information for this article has been kindly provided by Nextbase – take a look at their website here, or the full range of Nextbase dash cams at Halfords here.

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