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RAC05 Dash Cam Super HD

Code RAC05
Reviews (47) 4.5 out of 5
£149.99
The RAC05 Dash is packed with advanced driver safety features, GPS and Super HD recording. 8GB memory card included.

All RAC dash cams entitle you to a £30 discount off RAC Car Insurance.
T's and C's apply - see below.

“The RAC 05 HD dash cam is easy to use and captures clear and sharp footage both during the day and at night. The 2.7in display makes it simple to set-up and position correctly, and the display will even timeout once you start driving so you’re not distracted by the screen”.

Carrie-Ann Skinner, Senior Researcher and Tech Specialist, Good Housekeeping Institute

Product description

A premium dash cam with road safety features

The RAC05 Dash Cam is a premium in car camera that is packed with features to help you drive safely on our busy roads. The RAC05 uses the Ambarella AL750 chip to power the built-in features of the dash cam. These include GPS, speed camera alerts, and advanced driver safety functions. Built-in microphone records sound in the cabin, and the speaker and 2.7” TFT screen allows you to play video through the camera. You can mute the microphone at any time with the touch of a button. An 8 GB memory card is supplied so you can use the camera straight out of the box, and you can replace this with a card up to 64 GB if you wish.

GPS Tracking

The built-in GPS system tracks you journey and records speed and location. You can use the mapping software to display your journey on Google Maps.

Safety Camera Database

Using GPS, the camera alerts you to an approaching safety camera and displays the distance, speed limit and your current speed.

Super HD recording

The RAC05 records in Super HD video quality to ensure every detail of the road, including registration numbers, are clearly visible when you play back the video.

Forward Collision Warning

The camera monitors the distance of the vehicle in front, if you get to close an alert sounds to warn you.

Lane Diversion Warning

Clever software monitors the white lines on the road, and if a slow drift over the line is detected a warning will sound.

Over Speed Alarm

If the driver goes over a pre-set speed limit then an alarm will sound.

2.7” TFT Screen

The larger screen is perfect for reviewing video on the move. You can set the screen to stay on all the time, or to turn off after a few minutes to minimise driver distraction.

How does the RAC 05 work?

The RAC05 records video onto a micro SD card, which is fitted into a slot on the camera.

The amount of video stored depends on the size of SD card being used – the RAC05 can support SD cards with a capacity up to 64 GB. As a guide, when recording in amazing Super HD, 5 minutes of video used about 1 GB of space on the SD card.

The RAC 05 records in segments, the length of which is pre-set to 3 minutes, but can be adjusted using the simple menu functions of the camera.

When the SD card is full, the RAC operates as a loop recording system, and will overwrite the oldest recording and continue without the need to erase or download any data.

Note on uploading videos

The USB cable supplied with your RAC Dash Cam is designed to provide power only and won’t transfer files to your PC. We advise that purchase a Micro USB cable – available from electrical stores, supermarkets and online.

We can fit at home or work

If you’d like your RAC dash cam professionally fitted and hard wired into your car for continuous power we can visit you at home or work. This service costs £70 and you won’t need to take it to a garage.

Choose RAC 05 Fitted from the drop down box above the Buy button.

For the safety of our installers we can only carry out fitting in an off-road location such as a drive, car port, garage, parking bay, or work car park. If you are not the owner of the property or land you must seek permission for the work to be done BEFORE we attend the appointment.

Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 5cm
Battery life: 20 minutes
Weight: 0.196kg
Screen Size: 2.7" TFT LCD (960 x 240)
Field of vision: 150°
Built-in GPS Tracking: Yes
Speed Camera Alerts: Yes
Lifetime Camera Updates: Yes
Recording Quality: 2340 x 1296 Super HD
Memory Card: 8GB included - supports up to 64GB microSD class 6 to 10
Parking Mode: Yes
Enhanced Night Vision: Yes
Photo Mode: Yes
Google Map Support: Yes
Lens: Full 6G + 1IR lens
G Sensor: Yes
SOS Data Protection: Yes
Mount Detection: Yes
360° Cradle: Yes
Forward Collision Warning: Yes
Lane Departure Warning: Yes
File Locking: Yes
Loop Recording: Yes
Sensor: 4 megapixels
Image Resolution: 16 megapixels
Video Format: H.264
SOS Recording: Yes
Distortion Correction: Real Time Geometric Distortion Correction (de-warp) Filter
Low Light Warning: Yes
Tone Mapping: Yes

£30 off RAC Car Insurance when you purchase an RAC dash cam*

When you purchase an RAC dash cam, you can enjoy £30 OFF our Defaqto 5-Star Rated Car Insurance.

  • You could pay less than £153^
    With our Defaqto 5-Star Rated Car Insurance Plus, you could pay less than £153^ (that’s what 10% of our customers paid)
  • Approved claims repairs
    Approved claims repairs guaranteed for 5 years
  • Uninsured driver promise
    Our uninsured driver promise means you keep your no claims bonus if your car is vandalised or hit by an uninsured driver
  • Courtesy Car
    Standard courtesy car (subject to availability and eligibility)
  • A company you can trust
    With 118 years’ experience of serving our customers, you know you’re in safe hands when you buy with the RAC

Get covered. Call 0330 159 0490†

*The £30 dash cam discount will be applied to the annual insurance premium at point of purchase for the first year only so will not be applied at renewal. The discount is only valid on new quotes and purchases made by calling RAC Car Insurance direct on 0330 159 0490 after the purchase of an RAC dash cam. Proof of purchase may be requested at any point during the policy term. Existing RAC Car Insurance customers will be excluded from this offer and promotion. Not available to customers who have purchased RAC Car Insurance directly using a quote reference obtained from a comparison site. Any additional products, add-ons, fees and charges will not be discounted and the offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Minimum annual car insurance premium of £30 applies in order to qualify for this promotion.

^10% of all customers buying Car Insurance Plus with us from 1st February 2015 to 31st July 2015 paid less than £153. Based on comprehensive Car Insurance Plus, purchased direct, excluding any additional products and upgrades, with payment on an annual basis. Your premium will depend on your circumstances and the level of cover you choose.

†03 numbers are charged at national call rates and are usually included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles. Calls may be recorded and/or monitored.

RAC Insurance is a trading name of RAC Financial Services Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 5171817. Registered office: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall, WS5 4AW. RAC Car Insurance is arranged and administered by BISL Limited, which is an independent intermediary, and is underwritten by a panel of insurers. Registered in England no. 3231094. Registered office: Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6YS. Both companies are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

You can choose to have your RAC dash cam professionally hard wired to provide power without having to remember to plug the camera in. This will also leave your power socket free for other uses such as charging your mobile or sat nav.

Key information

  • We can install your RAC dash cam at home or work (the vehicle must be in a safe, off-road location).
  • The installation has a 12 month guarantee on parts & labour.
  • Nationwide installation via 120+ mobile engineers covering Mainland UK & Northern Ireland.
  • Installations are bound by Chameleon’s terms and conditions listed below.

Cancellation information

If for any reason you need to cancel the installation appointment you must provide at least 12 business hours’ notice. Cancellations within 12 business hours will NOT be refunded.

What happens when you buy?

One you’ve placed your order a number of things will happen to keep you updated throughout the installation process. If you order over the weekend or bank holiday we won’t process your order until the next business day.

  1. An email receipt will be sent to you by the RAC Shop.
  2. Your RAC dash cam will be sent to you from the RAC Shop via UK Mail (our courier).
  3. You will receive a phone call from Chameleon (the installers) who will take a few details about your vehicle and arrange an installation date.
  4. An email confirmation will be sent to you to confirm your appointment details.
  5. You will receive a text message to let you know that your kit has been posted using a next day service - tracking details will be included.
  6. You will receive a text message 24 hours before your installation as a courtesy reminder.
  7. Once your installation is complete you will receive an “Order dispatched” email from the RAC Shop - this simply means that we’ve marked your order as completed.

Fitting terms and conditions

  1. The price paid includes all the RAC dash cam, parts, labour and installation.
  2. Installation is available to UK mainland postcodes only.
  3. Installation will be carried by The Chameleon Group - not the RAC.
  4. Installation is covered by a 12 months parts & labour warranty from The Chameleon Group.
  5. Faults with the camera will be dealth with by the RAC Shop, faults with the installation will be dealt with by The Chameleon Group.
  6. If you cancel with less than 12 business hours notice a £50 + VAT cancellation charge will be paid by you.
  7. Your RAC Car Camera will be shipped via UK Mail to your agreed delivery address prior to installation - you must have this available for the installer at the time of the appointment.
  8. You must provide a safe, legal, off road area for the installation to take place. It is illegal to carry out this type of installation on the road side.
  9. Where necessary you will need to ensure permission of the land owner is received BEFORE the installer arrives. 
  10. In poor weather conditions we may have to re-arrange the installation unless you have suitable covered facilities such a double garage or car port).
  11. You have the right to cancel your order within 14 days of installation under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. However, you will be charged for an engineer to attend and remove the equipment.
  12. This purchase is bound by the standard RAC Shop terms and conditions.
5 out of 5
Very pleased with product which was the top recommendation of Woman and Home
5 out of 5
Great picture easy to set up.
5 out of 5
Worked fine for several weeks but then appeared to not take a charge and stopped working completely. The replacement has been fine so far but it is still early days.
5 out of 5
Excellent product. Does exactly what it says on the box
4 out of 5
The only query I have is that your fitter installed it behind my mirror saying that it would be a distraction if I could see it! However, it has various warnings that I now cannot see. Has he got it got it wrong?
4 out of 5
Unable to download the software that applies the speed and location to the video. And nowhere to get any help with it!
5 out of 5
got me to Spain and no accidents :-)
5 out of 5
All I can say is that Scott was fantastic ��
4 out of 5
Does the job!
5 out of 5
Seems excellent but have not used it yet
5 out of 5
very good
4 out of 5
the camera is easy to fit and set up, so far pleased with the results
4 out of 5
slightly difficult to set up and operate but performs well
1 out of 5
A GPS device that couldn't acquire satellites. The video quality was excellent but as it couldn't show time or location it was useless for insurance purposes in the event of an accident. Hopefully the replacement will function properly when it finally arrives.
5 out of 5
Great that it comes on automatically when engine switched on. Have not looked at feed back yet.
2 out of 5
Paid to have the camera fitted as I didn't fancy cables all over the place. On completion fitter told me that the power plug or socket needing adjusting as the pins weren't very good on these. As a result I have a camera which turns itself on and off as I drive and I just know that an off moment will coincide with an incident. Apparently I have to squeeze or spread the pins?? Pretty much impossible once its fitted so basically a potential waste of £199!
5 out of 5
So far looks good
5 out of 5
The Dash Cam looks well made much better than my previous purchase, the instructions were easy to follow the suction mount looked sturdy, but like my other Cam dropped off a clean windscreen therefore stuck it on this makes it more difficult to steal, there is nothing more irritating than a camera that falls off the front or rear windows when on a journey. I do not look at the display whilst driving it to dangerous but the ping which alerts me to speed limits etc I do not find irritating in all a good product.
5 out of 5
very good delivery and installation
5 out of 5
Does what it says user friendly
4 out of 5
Excellent camera with lots of good features. Personally, I found the controls less than intuitive but you get used to them eventually. <br/>The biggest drawback is the highest resolution recordings don't play on the PC dedicated software, nor on other viewers I have tried. It may be my monitor is only 1920x1080. I've still got research to do on that. <br/>Overall, it seems an excellent camera, let down by the player software.
4 out of 5
Camera is good. would advise all to read the instructions first as not all settings that you need are active when it comes I.e. Parking mode etc. <br/>If you pay for the fitting, your sent basically what looks like another cigarette lighter slot, which is fitted behind the glove box out of sight. The fitting service is a bit pricey but worth it if you don't want wires everywhere! <br/>All in all excellent product, feeling safe as I drive! Thanks RAC
5 out of 5
Does everything the reviews by Which magazine say. excellent value for money
5 out of 5
A really good asset to my car, picture perfect, although I still have to try it during the hours of darkness.
5 out of 5
The RAC 05 dash cam and the fitting service has been superb.
4 out of 5
Still evaluating
5 out of 5
I have only just received my dashcam and I'm just setting it up to place into my driving school vehicle.
4 out of 5
Good product.
5 out of 5
Camera is of excellent quality,easy to set up and looks durable.I am impressed with the features on the camera such as speed camera alert and other useful features not normally found on dash cameras.Impressive.
4 out of 5
First impressions are good but the instruction manual could be better with the same xplanations of the symbols that appear
2 out of 5
Does not do what it claims to do. Just an expensive camera.
4 out of 5
Does what it says on the box!
4 out of 5
Not used yet Christmas gift
5 out of 5
Thx
4 out of 5
Good
4 out of 5
Does the job as advertised
4 out of 5
Started using and seems fine. Only negative comment is the SD card was inserted into the camera when it arrived and was extremely difficult to remove when putting in a 64 gb SD card.
4 out of 5
Good CAM, it would be better if it had a zoom function
4 out of 5
Good
2 out of 5
Power cable missing from box, <br/>At 80 years of age i need a simple ready to operate dashcam, not one with 17 pages of instructions which were too small &amp; which I could not understand, <br/>no amount of trying would remove the card from the camera, <br/> <br/>Very disappointed -- camera returned for refund .
5 out of 5
A good piece of equipment, lives up to the rating given by Practical Caravan magazine. Quite easy to use once on has carefully checked the instructions.
5 out of 5
Received two cameras. Only ordered one and paid for one. Phoned today and explained. Person who answered phone very grateful for our honesty. I mentioned that we would be willing to buy the additional camera if a discount could be allowed. Disappointed that I was told that this would not be possible. courier being sent to pick up this camera so why not let us buy it at a discount rather than having the additional expense of another courier.
5 out of 5
Took me a day or two to get to know all the functions but very happy with the sat nav now.
5 out of 5
bought two for each car delighted although need to train how to use thank you so much for help and service a loyal member to RAC
5 out of 5
Very pleased with this camera. My only critisism is that on start-up every time, it is necessary to turn on the speed camera warnings. The camera should remember this.
5 out of 5
Item as described
4 out of 5
Good

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