Category: 2018 Favorites

10 Best Dash Cams Of 2018

Street Guardian SG9963DC 2x1080p front and rear car camera

The best car cameras for 2018. We’ve got dash cams for every budget, from below $50 to over $500 for the high-end configurations. Our prime criteria is reliability, followed by video quality, customer support, and overall user satisfaction in the long term.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yi Dash Camera

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.

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.

Transcend Drive Pro 520 (TS32GDP520)

Transcend Drive Pro 520, first taxi cam by a renowned manufacturer

Taxi cam that records high quality footage at day and at night, both inside and outside the vehicle. Resolution: 1080p front, 720p rear. Supports Wi-Fi, GPS, G-sensor. Free apps for iOS and Android. Sturdy build quality, great design.

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.

DOD LS460W

LS460W car DVR product picture

Excellent video quality day and night. Large F/1.6 aperture. WDR super night vision. Integrated GPS. Sony Exmor sensor. High bit rate (15 Mbps). Parking mode with time lapse option. Overspeed warning. Password protectable. One of our favorites for 2015.

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.