Product Comparison: Garmin Dash Cam 20 vs Garmin Dash Cam 35

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General Specifications
Dash Cam 20
Dash Cam 35
About the Product
Garmin Dash Cam is an easy-to-use high-definition driving recorder with 2.3-inch LCD display. It records both audio and video, with GPS for detailed time and location data pinpointing exactly where and when events occurred. Mount the camera to your windshield and record your drive in 1080p, 720p or WVGA.
Dash Cam 35 is an easy-to-use high-definition driving recorder with 3.0-inch LCD display. With a wide-angle lens it captures the entire road, and includes GPS for detailed time and location data, pinpointing exactly where and when events occurred. Rely on your Dash Cam 35 to capture excellent video detail in both bright or low-light conditions. Mount the camera to your windshield and record your drive in 1080p or 720p.
Key Specs
Monoblock with a display
Monoblock with a display
Shooting Mode (Front)
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Display Size
2.3 in.
3 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving Recorder
  • Premium device body build. You get the rich feel when you open the product. Camera looks great and feels perfect.
  • As soon as I connected the device to my car, it almost instantly started recording without any need of configuring it to record, etc.
  • HD quality videos. Which allows easy to read license plates.
  • Quite pleased, the camera resolution appears pretty close to the what is claimed by the manufacture, controls are easy enough to figure out even if you dont have the manual in hand. Would recomend this dash cam to anyone.
  • Camera works fine although the resolution is not as good as I had with a cheaper camera.
Garmin Dash Cam 35
  • Good resolution 720p or 1080p. Very smooth image (high FPS).
  • It has adjustable resolution of 720p and 1080p. It has a wide screen lens that puts your peripheral vision to shame.
  • This model is nice having a larger screen, onboard playback, gps, and speed information all watermarked onto the recording.
  • Great camera, easy instructions, great resolution and very dependable. Alerts work 100% of the time.
  • The screen just went black after about 3 month. It just stopped working on its own. I have the Garmin Dash Cam 20 in my other truck and that one is working fine going on 2 years now.
Size & Weight
3.23 in.
1.9 in.
2.6 in.
3.71 in.
1.45 in.
1.53 in.
3.7 oz.
4 oz.
Front Sensor Resolution
3 MP
3 MP
Viewing Angle
110 º
110 º
Night Vision
What customers say about "Video"
Garmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving Recorder
  • Night quality is okay. Can only record the incident with decent clarity. Good luck even reading the license plate.
  • Video quality at 720p is superb and the wide angle lens captures everything.
  • The video quality is fantastic. Garmin put a great lens in the gadget: video is clear, license plates are readable, color is good, angle is great, and even the night time video is usable.
  • Frame rate is slow (30 fps), but adequate for documenting incidents.
  • If trying to use this in a parking lot it only records one direction. It does not rotate to the direction of the impact and film the direction.
Garmin Dash Cam 35
  • Video quality at 1080P is excellent and the camera adjusts to changes in light conditions smoothly and well.
  • Night videos are clear and usable. This is a good, reliable choice if you want a no hassle dash cam.
  • Finally installed the Dash Cam 35 in my 2016 Honda Pilot and I love it. The video is clear and I have no issues with it.
  • The video is great, the mapping and speed is great, and when you get an alert that you're too close, it doesn't show up on the replay.
  • Video quality is very good, although the field of view could be wider.
Recording Modes
Continuous Recording Mode
Continuous Recording Mode, Event Recording Mode
Operation Status LED
Operation Status LED
DC 12/24V
DC 12V
HD GPS stand-alone driving recorder with 2.3-inch LCD display, Snapshot feature allows you to take still images, even remove from vehicle to capture collision damage, Integrated microphone records the sounds inside your vehicle, Incident detection sensor automatically saves footage of collisions and incidents
High-definition GPS stand-alone driving recorder with easy-to-see 3.0-inch LCD display, Helpful driver awareness alerts include forward collision warning¹ and red light and speed camera warning², GPS-enabled; footage records location, direction, speed, date and time to show exactly where and when accidents and incidents occur, Incident detection (G-sensor) automatically saves footage of collisions and incidents, Excellent field of view with high video quality, even in low-light conditions
What customers say about "Features"
Garmin Dash Cam 20 Standalone Driving Recorder
  • The suction cup did not move from its place from the day I installed it. It was pretty good.
  • The software they provide for the computer looks professional.
  • Play back mode on device. This easily shut up a few people who blamed me with the incident. They knew once the insurance companies viewed the file they would be at fault.
  • Gps coordinates for location are helpful if you need to retrace your steps. Though if you don’t know where you are driving then you shouldn’t be driving. It’s not that hard to read mileage posts and inter section signs.
  • It is too hard to rotate the camera to a different position (if we want to move it slightly for accuracy).
  • When card is full it will flash a warning on the screen but if you don’t remember to clear the card it won’t record.
Garmin Dash Cam 35
  • Integrated GPS. It overlays position, speed, date and time in the video (very useful against legal issues)
  • Turns on and off automatically based in the car switch.
  • Proximity alarm (yes it works). measures the distance to the front car. ober certain speed it beeps if you are to close.
  • The playback on my computer is spectacular . All features work perfectly, especially the collision alert and the speed and stop camera alerts.
  • The lenght of the cord from the 12 volt adapter is too short !!! This is the only reason I didnt give 5 star.
  • Not a fan of the mounting post. I wished it came with suction style post, but I can live with it. Overall very pleased with the camera.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
169.99 $

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