What started out as a niche product generating odd videos coming out of Russia is slowly entering the mainstream consciousness of North America. A growing number of people are putting dashcams on their cars, partly to provide video proof to insurance companies in the case of a fender bender, but more so to upload the unfortunate antics of bad drivers to YouTube. One of the newest to join this market is the PAPAGO! GoSafe 318.
I was first introduced to the world of dashcams by way of the bigger and more expensive PAPAGO! P3 early last year, before taking a look at a dashcam that integrates into your rearview mirror, as well as the the GoSafe 520 with its 2K ultra-wide video capabilities. Each successive model has brought something a little different to the windshield and the new GoSafe 318 is no exception.
Aside from a more compact design with a more fashion-forward black-and-gold color scheme, the GoSafe 318 also boasts a Sony Exmor image sensor along with an F/2.0 lens. In layman’s terms, this means that it should provide better nighttime recording performance.
I’ll be putting this dashcam through its paces for the next little while with the final written review to appear on MEGATechNews in the coming weeks. In the meantime, take a look at the unboxing video I’ve embedded below, which also goes over some of the dashcam’s key features.
The GoSafe 318 has an MSRP of $189.99 and it should join all the other PAPAGO! dashcams on Amazon very soon.