Nextbase has always been one of my top picks when suggesting dash cams, and for good reason. They always seem to push the boundaries, especially with their flagships. Last year we saw the Nextbase 612GW which was one of the first dash cams to feature 4K recording and this year, they introduction series 2 with the Nextbase 622GW 4K Dash Cam. Coming Spring of 2020, the Nextbase 622GW will feature 4KHD recording, Enhanced Night Vision, Extreme Weather Mode, Digital Image Stabilization, what3words, ultra-fast 5GHz Wi-Fi, and much more.
Let’s start with the 4K recording capabilities. Not satisfied with just carrying over this feature, Nextbase has also added the ability to playback video in Super Slow motion up to 120fps to capture the finer details like license plate numbers that matter most to drivers at high speed.
With Digital Image Stabilization, vibrations from the vehicle and bumpy roads are dramatically reduced. This is a Dash Cam first providing drivers a super smooth image to ensure all critical details are visible. Additionally, there is an Extreme Weather Mode that uses its inbuilt algorithms to provide the clearest image possible to drivers involved in an incident during misty conditions.
An even more impressive functionality to the 622GW when attached to a Nextbase Rear Camera Module is its capability to continue recording in full HD quality of 1080p at 30fps while still recording the road ahead at 4K, thanks to the latest Ambarella H22 Quad core chipset, tuned specifically by Nextbase, covering the driver’s car from multiple angles at the highest level of filming quality possible.
The 622GW also introduces ultra-fast 5GHz Wi-Fi, offering Dual 2.4GHz + 5GHz Wi-Fi for the fastest transfer speeds possible. This allows drivers to download footage from the 622GW onto their phones more than six times quicker than before to prove non-fault after an accident, and deliver the best possible image quality at all times.
Another first in image quality advancements from Nextbase is the Enhanced Night Vision, offering improvements in both the sensor of the 622GW as well as software developments to ensure it records all critical details, even on the darkest of roads. With larger pixels to receive more light, plus the camera’s ability to automatically detect light levels and enhance an image as it is being recorded, Nextbase has responded to the growing dangers of night-time driving to ensure motorists are protected at any time of day.
As with all Nextbase Series 2 Dash Cams the 622GW includes Intelligent parking mode to protect your car in the parking lot. Using its finely tuned G-Force detection system developed in the UK, the 622GW will automatically start recording if someone bumps your vehicle to make sure their details are captured, without the need for power from your car.
Hopefully when the Nextbase 622GW is released this Spring, we’ll be able to take a good look at it with a thorough review. The Nextbase 622GW is expected to retail at around $399.