What are the Basic Features of a Dash Cam?

All about basic features & functions

All of our dash cams come with a set of standard features, making it simple and convenient to record your drive and safely store valuable footage. If you're looking for something to get the job done w/o the frills, then a dash cam with basic features might be for you.

If you're unsure about what you need out of a dash cam, we're here to help. We'll go over all the features and functions included in a basic dash cam. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out and contact us directly contact us directly.

Auto Start & Auto Recording

A dash cam will perform without the need for manual intervention.

Automatic recording is a feature that tells a dash cam to turn on and automatically start and stop recording whenever you begin or end your drive.

Our dash cams can be powered via a vehicle’s fuse box, lighter socket, or the dash cam battery pack. Either way, the cam will turn on and start recording without you having to do anything!

Loop Recording

All of our dash cams record onto a removable micro SD card and store footage in 1-3 minute fragments.

Loop recording automatically overwrites old footage to continue recording when your memory card is full. This way you’re sure that the latest trips are always stored!

How do I keep files from being deleted by loop recording?

The best way to prevent important files from being erased is to first lock the relevant clip on your dash cam and then export the file onto your mobile device or computer. If the footage is locked on your camera, loop recording will not overwrite it. However, the footage will remain on the SD card and limit space for new recordings.

Memory Capacity

Your camera’s memory capacity solely depends on the size of your SD card.

Dash cam’s perform best with microSD(SDHC/SDXC) cards that are 128GB or higher and have at least a Class 10 UHS-1 with read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds up to 45MB/s.

A memory card’s read speed is how fast it can process data and the write speed is how fast it can take on new data. The higher the class, the faster you can record and transfer video/image files.


Dash cams are made to mount on your windscreen to avoid any objects interfering with the field of view.

There are several ways to mount a dash cam using either an adhesive or a suction cup mount.

It’s important to make sure your dash cam is securely installed in case of an impact or collision.

We recommend using an adhesive mount to attach your camera because they allow the dash cam to lay flat on the windscreen. This prevents your camera from shaking or falling due to general movement of the vehicle.

Field of View

A dash cam’s field of view refers to the size of the camera lens.

It’s important for a dash cam to have a large field of view in order to capture what happens on the road from every angle.

Almost all of our dash cams have a 170° ultra wide angle view, allowing for a full picture of the road.

With an angle this wide, your camera is able to catch all the important details should an incident occur.

To avoid any distorting effects that may occur with a camera angle this wide, we’ll teach you the correct way to secure an adhesive mount in our installation guide.

Audio Recording

Your dash cam can record audio and pick up sound from inside and outside your vehicle with just a window or door open.

Audio can play an important role in capturing valuable evidence.

For instance:
To record verbal conversations with cops or others outside the vehicle.
To record indicating sounds that may offer insight about the event.
To record commentary/descriptions that may not be clear w/ just video.

Of course, you can choose to mute audio recording and your dash cam will not pick up any sound or you can edit out any private conversations.