Category: Discreet

You don’t want your dash cam to stick out like a sore thumb from the windshield. Here’s a list of the most discreet, or stealthy, dash cams that are as well hidden from sight as possible.

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 True 4K Dash Cam

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.

Aukey DR02

Aukey DR-02 low-cost wedge shaped dash cam

Easy-to-use entry-level dash cam. Optional external GPS. Large viewing angle and high temperature resistance. Stealthy wedge shape. Supports motion detection and time-lapse video, but no true (buffered) parking mode.

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!

LG Innotek LGD521

Product photo of the LGD521 front and rear dash cam

Elegant, stealthy 1080p/720p front and rear dash cam that supports Wi-Fi. Video quality is fair or better except for rear night video, which is poor. Optional external GPS. Buffered parking mode with motion detection and low-voltage cutoff.

Anker Roav C1

product photo of the Anker Roav C1 dash cam

Wedge-shaped 1080p dash cam that records good video at day, fair video at night. Great build quality and excellent customer support. WDR. Wi-Fi. 2.4″ screen. Simple parking mode that doesn’t require hard-wiring, due to large internal battery.

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.

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.

Papago GoSafe 260 (GS260-US)

Product photo of the Papago GoSafe 260 rear view mirror dash cam

A reliable rear-view mirror mounted dash cam that’s been around since 2014. 1080p. Optional GPS. Excellent customer support. Intuitive to use. Clips onto most existing rear-view mirrors.

DDPai M6 Plus

The tiny DDPai M6+ car camera, as seen from the front

Records 1440p@25fps, with very good day and good night video quality. Stylish and discreet. Magnetic mount. Wireless remote emergency button. Wi-Fi. Built-in GPS. Time-lapse parking mode. Optional CPL filter.

Thinkware F770

Thinkware F770 front camera

A discreet, attractively designed dual 1080p/30fps dash cam with Wi-Fi, GPS, and buffered parking mode. Easy to set up and use. No screen. Capacitor instead of battery.

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.

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.

Rexing V1

Rexing V1 dash cam

A highly discreet Chinese wedge-shaped dash cam with 1080p resolution. Good video quality at day, fair at night. 2.7″ screen. 170° viewing angle.

Mini 0826

Product photo of Mini 0826 dash cam

Latest model of the Mini series, as usual with very good video quality day and night. Up to 1296p or 2560×1080 resolution. Optional GPS in mount. CPL filter included.

K1S

Koonlung K1S components: 2 cams, recording box, GPS unit, emergency button

First dual 1080p cam with a separate recording box you can stow away out of sight. Extremely small front and rear cameras: 28x28x32mm, or 1″ by 1″ by 1 1/4″. Good video quality at day, average quality at night. Optional GPS and CPL. Remote lock file button that can also be used to start and stop recording.

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.

Mini 0806

Mini 0806 product photo

Great video quality day and night. Up to 1296p resolution. Optional GPS. HDR enhanced night vision. Up to 256GB storage. Optional CPL filter. 1.5″ screen. 135° viewing angle.

Mini 0805

Mini 0805 with 3M tape mount, as seen from the front

Very good video quality day and night, up to 1296p resolution. 2560x1080p wide screen also available. Great buy for around $100. WDR super night vision. Optional GPS in mount. G-sensor. 1.5″ screen. Supports 128GB cards.

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).

DOD LS430W / NextBase 402G

DOD LS430W car DVR

Great video quality day and night. Large F/1.6 aperture. WDR super night vision. High 15 Mbps bit rate. Integrated GPS. Excellent reliability. One of the best selling dashboard cameras for over a year now.

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.

Mini 0803

1296p version of the highly popular Mini 0801. Same exterior and still one of the smallest and most discreet dash cams available. WDR enhanced night vision. Optional GPS and internal memory up to 16GB. LDWS. Takes MicroSD cards up to 64GB.

ABEO HDVR-180 G3

Product photo of the ABEO HDVR-180 rear view mirror dash cam

The 1080p version of the popular HDVR-150 rear-view mirror camera. Clips on to your existing rear-view mirror for maximum stealth. HDVR-180C also supports external GPS.

Shadow GT680W

The GT680W is all black and smaller than a credit card

The Shadow GT680W delivers very good quality 1080p video at day, and good quality at night. Optional external GPS. Smaller than a credit card. WDR super night vision. 2.7″ screen. Easy to operate.

Mini 0801

Product photo of the Mini 0801 dashboard camera

Great value for money: A small and stylish 1080p dashboard camera. For less than $100, the Mini 0801 offers good video quality at a 135° viewing angle. Optionally, integrated GPS and 8 GB internal memory are available.

BlackVue DR550GW-2CH Dual Channel

A photo of the cylindrical BlackVue DR550GW cams, with the rear camera being about one fourth the size of the front camera

Dual channel version of the highly successful BlackVue DR500GW-HD. Records 1080p front, 720p rear. Very high video quality. Stylish design, small and discreet size. Wi-Fi connects to smart phone for easy video viewing. GPS included.

Mobius Action Cam / Mobius C

The Mobius action camera is very small and discrete, of rectangular shape

A very small and discreet 1080p dash cam for below $100, the Mobius Action Camera records great video at day and acceptable video at night. Excellent usability. WDR Super Night Vision. Records in .MOV format.

Itronics ITB-100HD SP Smart Plus

A product photo of the Itronics ITB-100HD Smart Plus dashboard camera

The Itronics ITB-100HD SP Smart Plus is a high-end Korean dashboard camera valued around $340. It features in-built GPS, Full HD recording at 30fps, voice alerts and is of a good overall quality. However it does suffer from a couple of drawbacks, the most important of which is its low bit rate.

Lukas LK-7900 ACE

A closeup of the Lukas LK-7900 ACE dash cam

A very popular, small and discreet, high quality dash cam. Supports up to 128GB memory card and can withstand very high temperatures up to 90˚C. CPL lens available separately to reduce reflections. GPS.

DOD LS300W / LS330W

Photo of DOS LS300W

Great night vision: The LS300W is one of the best dash cams currently available. Featuring high quality video no matter whether it’s day or night, thanks to its large aperture, high bit rate and WDR Super Night Vision. Small and discreet.

FineVu CR-500HD

A closeup picture of the FineVu CR-500HD dash cam

Arguably the most elegant dash cam available in 2013, with great video quality and excellent discreetness due to its small size. Various extensions available.

BlackVue Wi-Fi DR500GW-HD

BlackVue DR500GW-HD

Stylish and discreet, the BlackVue DR500GW has great video quality day and night. Watch your video footage on your smart phone via Wi-Fi. Large angle of view. GPS. High temperature range. Excellent reliability.