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Dashcam test: Nextbase 622GW – AUTO BILD

If you buy a dashcam, you want to be protected in the event of damage. Good image quality is also crucial. The Nextbase 622GW creates crystal clear recordings in 4K, has super slow motion and is very easy to use. The price, on the other hand, is steep: the British company is asking 289.99 euros for its top model. But then you don’t have to make any compromises. In the AUTO BILD test, the Nextbase 622GW achieved a grade of 1.1 (very good) and took the lead with 68 out of 70 points. You can read more information about the AUTO BILD test scenario in our dashcam test with a list of the best!

Nextbase 622GW

622GW
  • 4K (2160p) at 30 fps
  • Shooting angle 140°
  • GPS

Price €289.99

Test results Nextbase 622GW

Service: The Nextbase 622GW has only two buttons: On the side is the button for switching the camera on and off; There is another button directly under the three-inch touch display that can be used to easily lock files. The rest can be practically controlled via the screen using touch controls. The menus are clear and intuitive – even dashcam beginners can find their way around here very easily. If you want to keep your hands completely on the steering wheel, you can also operate the 622GW with Alexa. Not only can settings be made on the dashcam, all other Alexa functions are also available. In addition, Nextbase has its own app that can be connected to the camera. In this way, you can view the videos for the first time on your smartphone or call up live images from the camera. This is made possible by a connection via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi between the dash cam and smartphone. “Service” rating: 25 out of 25 points

Picture quality: The Nextbase 622GW shines particularly well in the image quality category, because thanks to a maximum resolution of 4K, the images appear crystal clear. No other tested dash cam takes such sharp and detailed recordings. Up to 30 frames per second are possible with this resolution. If you screw this down to 1440p, the camera manages up to 60 frames per second; at 1080p even up to 120 fps are possible. The recording can then be viewed in slow motion, allowing you to see details that might be missed in full-speed video. Night shots also look comparatively clear and distinct – slight image noise cannot be completely avoided. Nevertheless, the brightness and the richness of detail speak for the Nextbase 622GW. At 140 degrees, the viewing angle is absolutely sufficient to film traffic events. Image quality rating: 30 out of 30 points

Security: An important feature of the Nextbase 622GW is the emergency SOS function. This notifies the rescue service if it detects an accident and the driver does not react – however, this requires a subscription to an accident reporting service. In addition, the dashcam has the “what3words” function, which divides the earth’s surface into a specific grid in order to guide rescue workers to the scene of the accident as precisely as possible. In order to also be able to record any bumps when parked, the 622GW has a parking mode which, in combination with the G-sensor, can automatically start recording in the event of vibrations. For this purpose, the dashcam has a small battery, so that no permanent external power supply is required. Thanks to an adhesive pad, the Nextbase 622GW sits firmly on the windshield – a suction cup mount is not included in the scope of delivery. “Security” rating: 13 out of 15 points

Conclusion and technical data

With a price of 289.99 euros, the Nextbase 622GW is definitely not a dash cam for occasional users – it is more suitable for frequent users, for example commuters. But if you buy the camera, you will be rewarded with crystal-clear, high-resolution images and easy operation. Details can be seen both during the day and at night, and the additional features also make the Nextbase 622GW currently the best dash cam in the AUTO BILD test.

Price: 289.99 euros
Max Resolution: 4K (2160p) at 30 fps; 1440p at 60 fps; 1080p at 120 fps
Shooting angle: 140°
SD: up to 128GB, U3
Display: 3 inch touch screen
GPS: Yes
Length recording: 1/2/3 min loops

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