Product Comparison: Garmin Dash Cam 30 vs Garmin Dash Cam 35

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General Specifications
Dash Cam 30
Dash Cam 35
About the Product
Dash Cam 30 is an easy-to-use high-definition driving recorder with 1.4-inch LCD display. The camera has a wide-angle lens that captures the entire road ahead, plus you can set the date and time so your footage shows when events occur. Rely on your Dash Cam 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.
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
1.4 in.
3 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin Dash Cam 30
  • Pretty good dash cam on the cheap. Solid 1080p video and frame rate.
  • The excellent windscreen mount design ensures that the camera can be sited to offer an optimal view.
  • The screen is big and bright and the controls are intuitive enough. The quality of videos is very good, even at night.
  • I chose this camera because of its build quality, large screen and firmware quality.
  • 1080p video quality isn't great for a $170 dash cam. When viewing on my MacBook Pro, full-screen, I can barely read any license plate recorded when the car is moving.
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
1.67 in.
1.9 in.
3.12 in.
3.71 in.
1.71 in.
1.53 in.
3.3 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 30
  • The lens isn't GoPro wide - but it's still wide enough to capture the bulk of the action in front of your car.
  • The image quality is great, although I haven't tried it in the dark yet. There are different resolutions to choose from, of course.
  • Image quality is excellent, and night driving is recorded with good clarity it seems to go to a B&W image at night, and this works very well.
  • The only minus point is that the video quality isn't quite as good as on some Dash Cams (you may not be able to read an approaching vehicles number plate at any speed above 25mph).
  • Totally disappointed. When filming in speed is poor image quality! Diffuse images on vehicles when approaching.
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 12V
DC 12V
High-definition stand-alone driving recorder with a crisp 1.4-inch LCD display, Excellent field of view with high video quality, even in low-light conditions, Incident detection (G-sensor) automatically saves footage of collisions and incidents, Snapshot feature allows you to take still images, even remove from vehicle to capture collision damage
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 30
  • The camera is very good. It came with a 4gb card and since I had an extra 32gb card, I popped it in and works just fine.
  • The built in battery lasts long enough that you can record some video or take snapshots after the power is off.
  • You have options to also set the camera to keep recording automatically when power is off - say if you are in an accident that kills your cars power system, but you want to get 'after event' video.
  • The Safety Camera and Forward Collision visual and audible warnings work very well and are proving to be reassuring.
  • The only problem I found is that you must use the Garmin cable that shipped with the camera, or one with similar specs.
  • The screen is very small and the cord is very short...just know that you will probably have to order a longer cord. Also it beeps constantly...and keeps shutting off with the error battery low message even though it is plugged in.
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 $
169.99 $

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