Category: Capacitor

Dash cams with a capacitor are more heat resistant than those with a built-in battery. If you live in a warm climate, a capacitor-powered dash cam will last you longer than a battery-powered one.

Street Guardian SGGCX2PRO

Street Guardian SGGCX2PRO front dash cam

A single-channel dash cam that can be upgraded to dual channel. Excellent video quality and reliability. GPS. Time-lapse parking mode supported. Easy to set up and use. Top video quality in late 2018.

Viofo A129 Duo

Viofo A129 Duo front and rear car camera

A sub-$200 front-and-rear dash cam that records 1080p both ways. Good overall video quality. Supports GPS, Wi-Fi, CPL, and basic non-buffered parking mode. Has some initial quirks that will hopefully be sorted out in the future.

BlackVue DR900S-2CH

BlackVue DR900S-2CH 4K front & 1080p rear cam

The first front and rear dash cam to support 4K resolution. Plenty of cutting-edge features such as cloud connectivity, buffered parking mode, Wi-Fi, and voice menu. Rear camera is 1080p.

Street Guardian SGGCX2

Product photo of the Street Guardian SGCCX2 car camera

A high-end, single-channel dash cam that records excellent video quality, day and night. Upgraded model of the popular SG9665GC, with a better lens and several other improvements. External GPS receiver and CPL filter included.

Blueskysea B1W

Blueskysea B1W stealthy low-cost dash cam, front and rear view

Stealthy, elegant-looking, easy to use dash cam for around $50. No screen. Wi-Fi. Records at 1080p, but video quality isn’t the greatest.

Street Guardian SG9663DC

Street Guardian SG9963DC 2x1080p front and rear car camera

An excellent front-and-rear dash cam for beginners and experts alike. Records top quality 1080p video footage at 15Mbps, both ways. External GPS. CPL filter included. 2″ screen for easy set up and video playback. Stealthy wedge shape. Excellent customer support.

BlackVue DR750S-2CH and -1CH

BlackVue DR750S front and rear car camera

BlackVue’s latest dual channel dash cam records 1080p, front and rear. Video quality is good, but not the best we’ve ever seen. Lots of improvements over the DR650S-2CH, including higher bit rate, better rear video, a lock file button, better heat resistance, and faster boot up time.

Thinkware F800 Pro

Thinkware F800 Pro front and rear car camera

Dual-channel dash cam that records 1080p both ways. Supports GPS, Wi-Fi, and three different parking modes. Great video quality. Sturdy build with an elegant and stealthy all-black casing. Excellent customer support.

Thinkware F800

Thinkware F800 dual channel car camera

Dual-channel dash cam that records 1080p both ways. Better night and rear video quality than all competitors (as of mid 2017). Has GPS, Wi-Fi, and buffered or time-lapse parking mode.

Mini 0906

Product photo of the Mini 0906 front and rear dash cams, with CPL filter

A stealthy, 2x1080p front-and-rear dash cam with above average video quality, and for an accessible price. The Mini 0906 might be the most exciting addition to the Mini series in a long while!

Viofo A118C2

product photo of the Viofo A118C2 wedge shaped dash cam

A newer version of the A118-C, the A118C2 records better night video due to its larger aperture of F2.0. Also now features a mount for a CPL lens, and better shielded power cable. Optional GPS. Capacitor. Highly stealthy wedge shape.

Thinkware X550 / X550D

Product photo of the Thinkware X550 dash cam, as seen from the front (lens side)

An updated version of the Thinkware X500, the X550 comes with a darker casing and supports time-lapse as well as buffered parking modes. Optional rear camera (1080p both ways). 2.7″ screen. GPS / GLONASS. Dual save. Capacitor.

Viofo A119S / A119S V2

Viofo A119S car DVR, screen side

A newer version of Viofo’s best selling A119. The A119S uses the same casing, but records significantly improved night video, albeit at a lower resolution. Aperture F1.6. Optional GPS. 2″ screen. 135° diagonal viewing angle. Sony STARVIS IMX291 sensor.

Vicovation Vico-Opia2

Product photo of the Vico-Opia2 1440p dash cam

High-end 1440p camera with best video quality yet. Replaces the DOD LS460W as our video quality benchmark. Ambarella A12 processor. HDR. Capacitor instead of battery. Time-lapse or motion detection parking modes. Optional GPS and CPL filter available separately.

Viofo A119 / A119 v2

The A119 dash cam as seen from the rear, with its 2" screen and buttons

Stealthy, wedge-shaped 1440p camera that records very good quality video, day and night. Easy to set up and use. Optional GPS in the mount. Capacitor based. 2″ screen. 160° viewing angle.

BlackVue DR650S-2CH

BlackVue DR650S-2CH dual channel car DVR

2016 version of BlackVue’s top-selling DR650GW. Improved configurability of rear camera. Alert if impact detected in parking mode. Supports Wi-Fi, GPS, cloud connectivity. Up to 128GB recording capacity.

BlackSys CH-100B

product photo of the BlackSys CH-100B dual channel dash cam

A reliable front and rear dash cam with a great form factor and lots of extras. 1080p front, 720p rear. Easy to install and use. Excellent customer support. Wi-Fi. Capacitor. Optional GPS/GLONASS and OBD-II modules available.

Thinkware X500 / X500D

Modular, great value-for-money dual channel dash cam. 1080p@30fps front and rear. Very good video at day, good at night. Integrated GPS. WDR. Capacitor. G-sensor. Motion detection. Buffered parking mode.

Mini 0903 (Nano Q)

Mini 0903, the most compact of the Mini series so far

Smallest and (so far) best dash cam of the Mini series. GPS. Wi-Fi. Parking mode. Capacitor based. Astonishingly sharp 1080p video day and night. Up to 64GB SD card supported. Magnetic mount for CPL filter.

Street Guardian SG9665GC

SG9665GC dashboard camera

A stealthy, wedge-shaped dash cam that ticks all our boxes: Great video quality, reliability, customer support, and user satisfaction. 1080p. GPS. WDR night vision. Up to 256GB SD cards. Optional CPL. Capacitor instead of battery.

Panorama X2

Panorama X2 Dual Channel Dash Cam

Dual 1080p dash cam with two Zoran Coach 12 processors, one for the front and one for the rear video stream. High bit rate and great video quality. Supports GPS (optional), WDR, buffered parking mode, CPL filter.

Lukas LK-9750 Duo

Product photo of the Lukas LK-9750 front and rear dash cam

Dual channel dash cam with 1080p front and rear. 4″ touch screen. GPS, GLONASS. Large temperature resistance. Up to 512GB total storage. ODB-II support. Buffered parking mode with in-built battery discharge prevention.

Vico-Marcus 5

The Vico Marcus 5, a front and rear camera with excellent video quality both ways and parking mode

Front & rear recording dash cam with 1080p@30fps. Better rear/night video quality than other dual channel dash cams. 2.4″ screen. Buffered parking mode. Optional external GPS. Capacitor based. WDR super night vision. Mount for CPL filter.

BlackVue DR650GW-2CH Truck

Front and rear camera of the DR650GW-2CH Truck dual channel dash cam

The first, and so far only, dual channel dash cam designed to be used with trucks. Same as DR650GW-2CH, except that the rear camera has a weather proof casing to be mounted on the rear end of your vehicle. 15m long water proof coax cable. Video resolution: 1280p front, 720p rear.

Lukas LK-7950 WD

product photo of LK-7950 front and rear cameras

State-of-the-art dual channel dash cam that records 1080p, front and rear. Great video quality. Supports Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, OBD-II, buffered parking mode, HDR, UV and CPL filters, and more. Downside: Large size of the front camera.

Vico-Marcus 4

Vico-Marcus 4 product photo

High quality video up to 1296p. Supports 2560x1080p wide screen. 16 Mbps bit rate and Ultra-High Dynamic Range (HDR) ensures great video quality at night as well as at day. Optional GPS tracker and CPL filter available separately. Uses capacitor instead of battery. Downside: Large size, not very discreet due to form factor.

Lukas LK-7900 ARA

Product photo of the Lukas LK-7900 ARA dash cam

An upgrade of the LK-7900 ACE, the Korean Lukas LK-7900 ARA has a couple of unique new features: an OBD-II interface, and up to 256GB memory support for over 48 hours of video recording. Also, the internal battery has been replaced by a capacitor. Of course it’s keeping the best features of its predecessor, like extreme temperature resistance and great video quality.

BlackVue DR650GW-2CH

The DR650GW-2CH's front and rear cameras in closeup.

An upgrade of the DR550GW dual channel dash cam, with improved video quality and added features, and an all black casing for better stealth. Has GPS, Wi-Fi, and voice menu function. NEW: Now also has truck version (with weatherproof rear cam) and taxi cam version (with IR LEDs on the rear cam).

BlackSys CF-100 2CH

Closeup of the BlackSys CF-100 main dash cam unit

A fairly priced dual-channel dash cam that records 1080p front, 720p rear. Very good video quality, except for the rear view footage at night, which is a bit dark. Optional GPS. Parking mode with buffered video. Voice menu.

BlackVue DR750LW-2CH

closeup of the DR750LW front camera

High-end feature packed dual channel dash cam. 1080p video resolution front and rear. 4″ touch screen. Wi-Fi connects to smart phone or PC. Optional external GPS. Battery discharge prevention. Overheat protection. Automatic firmware update via Wi-Fi.

A118 / B40 and A118-C / B40-C

A small and compact dash cam with 1.5" screen

Small, low-price dash cam with a revolutionary, highly discreet form factor. Sticks directly to the wind shield (no mount). Huge 170° viewing angle. Very good day time video and build quality. Capacitor version available.

Transcend DrivePro 200 (TS16GDP200)

Product Photo for the Transcend DrivePro 200 Dash Cam

High quality video day and night, Wi-Fi support and a large angle of view (160°). Easy to set up and use, even for the technically challenged. Solid build quality. Exellent user feedback and helpful, responsive after sales support. Downsides: Medium size and not too discreet. No GPS.

G1W / G1WH / G1W-C / G1W-CB

A closeup of the G1W dash cam (also known as GS108)

Best dash cam if you are looking to spend the minimum amount of money. Records decent quality 1080p video for around $60. Only drawback is the sometimes shaky footage. WDR super night vision. 2.7″ screen. 120° viewing angle.