Product Comparison: Garmin Dash Cam 55 vs Garmin Dash Cam 65


General Specifications
Brand
Garmin
BlackVue
Model
Dash Cam 55
Dash Cam 65
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Dash Cam 55 is an easy-to-use high-definition driving recorder with 2.0” LCD display. With an outstanding field of view, it captures the entire road and includes GPS for detailed time and location data, pinpointing exactly where and when events happened. Rely on your Dash Cam 55 to capture excellent video detail in both bright and low-light conditions. Mount the camera to your windshield, and record your drive in 1440p.
Dash Cam 65W is an easy-to-use high-definition driving recorder with 2.0” LCD display. With a 180-degree field of view, it captures more of the environment — including cross traffic — and includes GPS for detailed time and location data, pinpointing exactly where and when events occurred. Rely on your Dash Cam 65W to capture excellent video detail in both bright and low-light conditions.
Key Specs
Type
Monoblock with a display
Monoblock with a display
Shooting Mode (Front)
2160 x 1440
1920 x 1080
Display Size
2 in.
2 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin Dash Cam 55 Extremely Small GPS-Enabled Dash Camera
  • Multiple resolutions available. 1440p, 1080p/60, 1080p/30/HDR.
  • The Garmin dashcams are tiny, solidly built rectangles with a 2-inch LCD screen on the rear, four buttons on the right, and a lens that protrudes from the front.
  • Because the 55 has an LCD screen, you can play back recordings right on the unit. The middle two buttons are up-down for selecting options, the bottom button confirms the selection and the top goes back.
  • Screen size compared to dash camera. It's actually usable. Not a touch but I wouldn't want it to be a touch anyway.
  • Resolution. I am disappointed with the resolution. I set it to the highest one, 1440x30 FPS, but in order to read a license plate or car manufacturer/model you need to be pretty close to the car.
Garmin Dash Cam 65 Extremely Small GPS-enabled Dash Camera
  • The device is very user friendly; so user friendly that you don't even need to open the manual for it. I've attached photos as I navigated through the menu options.
  • The video quality is superb...... 1080P and I don't even care that the Garmin 55 dash cam is capable of 1440P. I will gladly take the 180° view point. With the device in the center of my wind shield I can see both side pillars.
  • The Garmin dashcams are tiny, solidly built rectangles with a 2-inch LCD screen on the rear, four buttons on the right, and a lens that protrudes from the front. (An advantage of the protrusion is that the lens is closer to the windshield, which reduces reflections from the dash.)
  • Excellent resolution. Easy to use. Small form factor. Forward collision and lane departure functions work but annoying and can be turned off.
  • The video quality and ease of use are fantastic but after less than a month of use, the camera will no longer turn on.
Size & Weight
Height
1.6 in.
1.6 in.
Width
2.2 in.
2.2 in.
Depth
1.4 in.
1.4 in.
Weight
2.1 oz.
2.2 oz.
Video
Front Sensor Resolution
3.7 MP
2.1 MP
Viewing Angle
140 º
180 º
Night Vision
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Video"
Garmin Dash Cam 55 Extremely Small GPS-Enabled Dash Camera
  • Field of view. The camera covers a pretty large area.
  • This thing is amazing. The field of view is fantastic. Wider than normal but not as high. Who cares? I’m not filming the sky anyway. I love the parking record feature.
  • The video quality was very good. It was brighter and more crisp than my Street Guardian, which I liked very well. Some had commented that their video was "shaky" - perhaps due to the magnetic mount.
  • Night light glare. At night reading license plates is even worst, glare becomes a bigger problem.
  • Night quality is terrible. Parking mode only works for a couple hours, not through the night.
Garmin Dash Cam 65 Extremely Small GPS-enabled Dash Camera
  • The resolution upon playback is highly detailed and it sees well at night.
  • The camera is small, easy to instal, takes great video, and has a few nice features.
  • I especially like the voice control, and the quality of both the video and saved still images.
  • The video quality is outstanding and the field of view is more than adequate.
  • Video is saved as one clip. So if you're taking a long trip, you'll have one giant video to filter through if you need any of the footage. Can't change this.
  • Night light glare. At night reading license plates is even worst, glare becomes a bigger problem.
Features
Recording Modes
Continuous Recording Mode, Event Recording Mode, Parking Recording Mode
Continuous Recording Mode, Event Recording Mode
Indication
Operation Status LED
Operation Status LED
Sensor(s)
G-Sensor
G-Sensor
GPS
Yes
Yes
Wi-Fi
Yes
Yes
Power
DC 12V
DC 12V
Extras
High-quality 3.7 megapixel camera with 1440p video capture, Voice control allows you to start/stop audio recording, Your Eyewitness That Never Blinks, Wirelessly Sync Videos to Your Smartphone, Drive with Increased Awareness
180-degree field of view captures more of the environment, including cross traffic, Control It with Your Voice, Your Eyewitness That Never Blinks
What customers say about "Features"
Garmin Dash Cam 55 Extremely Small GPS-Enabled Dash Camera
  • Voice control is convenient especially for saving videos, instead of fiddling around trying to find the button.
  • The WiFi share thing is actually really simple to use. Weirdly, despite the files being recorded in 1 minute intervals, if you share a video it shares several minutes at a time, which can take a while to transfer. That said, it's nice to have if you want it.
  • The voice commands work very well, even with the radio is on and there are other noises. I have my radio on all the time and only a few times it thought that I issued a voice command, but this cases are rare.
  • It records all the important data, such as date, time, GPS and car speed.
  • The mount is a mix of a magnet that sticks onto your windshield (where ever you want to mount it that will stick) and a pivoting head that inserts into the camera. The give isn't exactly enough to easily twist the camera so it can record who you're talking to from the driver's side window.
  • The status light indicator is red when the camera is recording but it's not bright enough in the day to really make a huge difference nor is it fully visible during the day even when you're looking at the screen side of the camera.
Garmin Dash Cam 65 Extremely Small GPS-enabled Dash Camera
  • I have not experienced any over heating issues that other reviewers of the 55 and 65 have stated having. I don't plan on leaving the device in my car so I won't be affected by it if it were an issue.
  • It has a couple time voice activated with out me saying anything but the voice control works great.
  • The time-lapse video feature is pretty cool. And audio recording feature has returned after an absence on the Garmin 35.
  • The features that sets this Garmin apart from the "imported" cams are unique. It uses voice commands - after saying "Okay Garmin" it allows the user to take a picture, save a video, etc.
  • Bought this a few months back thinking the time-lapse feature would be awesome. It's okay, but I rarely use it cause of the hassle.
  • The voice recognition is horrible. It picks up random noises from my audio book or music and thinks I'm asking it to save the current video.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
199.99 $
249.99 $


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