Rand McNally launches new line of Dash Cams

Rand McNally Dash CamerasRand McNally, the company best known for their maps, is coming out with a new line of dash cameras. It seems only natural for Rand MCNally to be moving into the dash cam niche, as many of their more recent products have been auto related, including their line of GPS and digital map software. Although some of their previous car GPS products have had simple dash cameras in them, often poorly reviewed, this is their first time releasing standalone dash cameras which have higher quality cameras in them.

“Everyday and professional drivers both have told us that they want to capture and share their experiences on the road and be able to save a high-quality video record should they be involved in an accident,” said Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally. “In these new dash cameras, we have included features like time-lapse photography so that drivers can record a beautiful sunset as well as a sudden traffic incident.” Reports Yahoo Finance

With the increasing popularity of dash cams in the US, more and more large tech related companies are starting to roll out their own line of dashcams. It is unknown how long Rand McNally had been researching and developing their new dash cam line before this release.

The new line of dash cameras will feature 3 models, all having HD video and loop recording. Each model will also include a G-Sensor for saving video files in the event of a sudden impact and time lapse video and photo options to record video for personal and entertainment purposes. Below is a breakdown on the major differences between the 3 dashcam models: Dash Cam 100, Dash Cam 200 and Dash Cam 300.

Dash Cam 100

Rand McNally Dash Cam 100Rand McNallys Dash Cam 100 is their new entry level dash cam, priced just under $80 during their sale period of the launch. Geared towards drivers who want a basic dashcam to capture video of the road in front of them for liability and security reasons.

4 GB SD Card
1.5 inch screen
Full HD 1920x1083
Extra-wide angle with minimal distortion
Night mode adjusts automatically
Time lapse shows key moments from your drive
G sensor automatically saves videos of collisions
Secure rugged mount

Dash Cam 200

Rand McNally Dash Cam 200The Dash Cam 200, as you may have guessed is a step up from the Dash Cam 100. Set as their mid range dashcam that is targeted to those who want a bit more imaging quality to help in capture license plate number and better video quality. It is priced at around the $100 mark, but may be set higher after the initial launching period of the dashcam 200.

8 GB SD card
1.5 inch screen
Extra-wide angle with minimal distortion
Night mode adjusts automatically
Time lapse shows key moments from your drive
G sensor automatically saves videos of collisions
Secure rugged mount

Dash Cam 300

Rand McNally Dash Cam 300The Rand McNally Dash Cam 300 is their highest end dash cam which offers collision and lane departure warning along with a 2-inch screen and a builit-in GPS for video location tagging. This dash camera will appeal to those who want the highest video quality, like those who enjoy doing timelapse videos and posting them on to their Youtube channel. It also has the following features:

16 GB SD card
Super HD video
Extra-wide angle with minimal distortion
Automatic night mode
Time lapse video
G sensor which automatically saves videos of collisions
Secure rugged mount

Video Sample of Rand McNally Dash Cam 300

Footage shot around Chicago on an overcast day