Nexar Beam review | Slice Mag

If you’re looking for a dashcam that’s relatively easy to set up, the Nexar Beam is a very solid choice. It’s also competitively priced and has the added benefit of keeping all your video clips in the cloud for free.

In terms of specs, the Nexar Beam also boasts a very respectable range of features and functions. It will capture 1080p full HD video, while the GPS functionality adds a little more meat to the bones of this compact camera. There’s a 135-degree field of view from the lens, plus plenty of cable and all the fixtures and fittings needed to get started.

A dashcam mounted on the inside of a windshield

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In fact, Nexar knows a thing or two about dash cams, so equipping yourself with one of these will give you access to a proven recording format that shouldn’t let you down. Now that more of us are opting to have onboard video recording in the car, the Nexar Beam is a great entry-level model to go for. Of course, Nexar has more advanced models to turn to if you need extra shooting muscle, like the Nexar Pro dashcam we also looked at recently.

Sticking with the beginner-friendly Nexar Beam, however, will get you off to a good start when you first take it out of the box. This is not going to win any awards in design and what you see is what you get. The Nexar Beam looks like a boxy budget action camera, with few frills. There is no rear screen, but otherwise everything is where it should be. You can also insert your own microSD card if you want more storage space.

A dashcam surrounded by accessories on a wooden table

(Image credit: Future)

You get an impressively long connection cable of three meters long, which connects to the camera and runs back to the socket in the car. Tools are even included so you can push the cable behind the headliner or door jambs for a less obtrusive, unobtrusive look. Another important part of the package is the GPS mount, which features a suction cup that allows you to place the camera on your windshield and make sure it stays that way. This can also be extracted and moved if you need to switch it to another car or are not happy with its current position.