If you like your dash cams small and unobtrusive, easy to use, with good day and night captures, then Garmin’s tiny, $130 Dash Cam Mini 2 is what you want. It’s so miniscule, it was completely hidden behind my MX-5 Miata’s dwarfish rearview mirror. That’s small.
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Design and features
When we say small, we mean the Dash Cam Mini 2 measures a mere 1.23 inches wide by 2.1 inches tall by 1.5 inches deep, including the lens body, and it weighs in at around an ounce. Garmin calls it car-key-sized, but it’s walnut-sized in my book. Seriously, without mini-USB cable attached, it’s easy to lose track of this tiny bit of tech in your backpack. I did—twice. Then I started leaving the cable attached.