Category: Easy To Use

If you are looking for a car camera that’s quick to set up and easy to use even for the technically challenged, check out this list.

Viofo A129 Pro Duo 4K – Best Value 4K Dash Cam

VIofo A129 Pro front and rear dash cam

Best value true 4K dash cam of 2019. Priced below $300, the A129 Pro Duo offers excellent video quality during the day. Rear camera is optional. Comes with Wi-Fi, capacitor, buffered and time-lapse parking modes. GPS, CPL filter, and remote lock file button available separately.

Blueskysea B2W

A mid-price taxi/Uber dash cam with a unique design that allows you to rotate the camera lenses to the sides, thus letting you film the driver’s or passenger’s window when needed. Has infrared, IR-cut filter, Wi-Fi, optional external GPS.

Viofo A119 v3

Viofo A119 v3 dahs cam with GPS and CPL

First low-cost dash cam to support buffered and time-lapse parking modes. Great video quality for the price. Optional GPS and CPL filter. Internal capacitor instead of battery.

Nextbase 522GW — How Good Is It?

Arguably the most innovative dashboard camera of 2019, the Nextbase 522GW includes ground-breaking features such as automatic Emergency SOS alerts to authorities in the case of an accident, and full Alexa integration. Comes with a 3″ touch screen and several rear view modules, so you can upgrade this device to a dual-channel cam or a taxi cam. Has Wi-Fi, GPS, simple parking mode, in-built CPL filter.

Street Guardian SG9663DC(PRO) – Best Dual Video 2019

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.

Nextbase 312GW

A reliable, highly popular little dash cam that comes with all the basics, plus Wi-Fi and GPS. Video quality is sub-par though.

VAVA Dash Cam VA-CD001

VAVA Dash Cam VA-CD001

A unique, stylish dash cam that you can easily swivel around 360 degrees on its magnetic mount and point it to the passenger’s window or to the rear when needed. Comes with GPS, Wi-Fi, and a remote lock file/snapshot button. Low heat tolerance and only fair video quality though.

Garmin 55

Garmin 55 Dash Cam product photo

An easy to use single channel dash cam that can record 1440p @ 30fps and 1080p @ 60fps. Unfortunately, the camera has major overheating issues, and video quality is sub-par for the price.

Garmin 65W

A tiny, discreet high-end dash cam with Wi-Fi and GPS. Outstanding field of view at 180°. Easy to set up and use. Great customer support. Video quality is not satisfactory for this price though, and camera can be prone to overheating in hotter regions.

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.

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.

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.

Nextbase 512G

product photo of the Nextbase 512G dash cam, as seen from the front (lens side)

A 1080p dash cam that records good quality video, day and night. Easy to install and use. Supports GPS and comes with a built-in CPL filter. 2.7″ screen.

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.

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.

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 and 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.

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.

Yi Smart Dash Cam

Xiaomi Yi (Xiaoyi) dash cam

Affordable, simple-to-use dash cam. Wi-Fi. WDR. 165° viewing angle. Good video quality at night, very good at day.

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.