Category: Parking Mode

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.

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 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.

Z-Edge S3

The forward facing camera of the Z-Edge S3 is rather bulky. The rear camera is tiny though.

Decent low-price dual-lens dash cam. Records 1080p front and rear, or 1440p in forward only mode. Simple battery powered parking mode included.

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.

Vantrue N2 Pro (Uber)

Vantrue N2 Pro 2x1080p Taxi Cam

A taxi cam that records 1080p both ways, with IR LEDs illuminating the passenger cabin at night. Excellent for taxi or uber drivers. Great rear video day and night. Forward video is fair to good, with a noticeable blue tint though. Supports time-lapse and motion detection parking mode.

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.

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.

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.

Z-Edge Z3

Z-Edge Z3 dash cam

A dash cam that focuses on the basics, the Z-Edge Z3 records good video at day and average to fair video at night time. Up to 2304x1296p or 2560x1080p resolution. Internal capacitor instead of battery. Accepts up to 64GB SD cards. Vendor is known for their excellent customer support.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.