When you buy a dashcam one of the first questions you have is most likely how many hours of footage can your micro SD card in your dash cam record.
The video storage that your particular dash cam can hold all comes down to the size of the micro SD that's within it, the quality footage your cam is recording in and how many frames per second it is, for example, a 16GB durable SD card can hold two hours worth of footage when took at 1080p at 30 fps.
To figure out how much footage your card for your dash cam can hold before the card loops and the card size you should choose, we have put a short guide below that will give you the rundown of all you need to know.
The micro SD card of your dash cam will get fuller quicker depending on a variety of factors such as the frame rate and resolution of the video.
Many different factors affect the micro cards you should choose for your quality dash cam, we will list the average hours of video a standard SD can hold in your cam below however so as you can get an idea of what size you will need to support your dash cam footage.
All cards would be filmed at 1080p resolution and 30fps.
As you can see, the bigger the capacity cards storage is, you can add up around two hours average more of storage. This is all took on average, however, some faster SD cards might differ.
A dashcam will never run out of storage no matter what size SD card you get as they loop over their footage anyway to allow them to record continuously.
What matters however is how much footage the card for dash cam can hold before this rewrite happens, allowing you to capture more video.
Now you might have an idea of what size SD card you should buy for your dash cam we will list a couple of other important features to look out for in your SD card below which are equally as important for your dash cam footage.
What is quad HD footage?
Quad HD footage means a resolution that is four times standard HD.
Which video resolution should my footage be?
Your video footage should be at least 1080P if you want to be able to see things clearly and see detailed information such as number plates.
Are there fake SD cards on the market?
Yes, you should be careful to avoid putting fake SD cards in your quality dashcam as they can cause damage to video files and the camera itself if you are not careful.
Overall, dashcams can hold on average two hours of footage at 16GB, with the addition of two more every time you go up a size in capacity. Always make sure you get a large-sized SD card if you want to hold more footage before it loops and consider factors such as video resolution when picking your card.
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