A competitive mid-price front and rear dash cam that records 1440p, both ways. Comes with Wi-Fi, GPS, buffered parking mode, remote control button.
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Viofo A229 Duo
Modern dual dash cam that records 1440p, both front and rear. Has GPS and 5 GHz Wi-Fi. Parking modes: Low bit rate, time-lapse, buffered. Good build quality.
Viofo A119 Mini Review, And How It Compares To The A119 v3
Small wedge-shaped dash cam that supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Voice notifications, and 3 different parking modes. Find out how it compares to the A119v3.
Viofo T130: A 3-Channel Dash Cam With Good Video Quality
A discreet 3-way dash cam that records good quality video, all around. 1440p front, 1080p rear+interior. Wi-Fi, GPS, 3 different parking modes.
BlackVue DR900X-2CH Plus: Improved Video Quality
Records 4K to the front, 1080p to the rear. Great video quality, both day and night. Excellent cloud and parking mode features. Has Wi-Fi and GPS:
Blueskysea B4K – Reliable Low-Cost 4K Dash Cam
The most affordable true 4K dash in 2022, with Wi-Fi, GPS, and three different types of parking mode. Optional rear camera. See prices and video samples here.
BlackVue DR750X-2CH Plus, And Its Variants (LTE, 3CH, IR…)
Cutting-edge parking mode and cloud features. Great video, especially impressive at night. Elegant design. One of the best high-end dash cams in 2022.
Garmin Mini 2 – Smallest Dash Cam Of 2022
Highly stealthy dash cam with cloud connectivity. Has Wi-Fi, voice control, basic parking mode. Video quality is a bit disappointing though.
70mai A500S Pro Plus
A front and rear dash cam around $100, the A500S supports GPS, Wi-Fi, and a simple parking mode if installed with a hard wiring kit. 1440p front, 1080p rear.
Viofo A129 Plus Duo
Dual dash cam that records 1440p front, 1080p rear. Has Wi-Fi and screen. Optional GPS, CPL filter, simple and time-lapse parking modes. Buffered parking mode not supported.
Viofo A139 Review
3-way dash cam that records 1440p front, and 1080p with the rear cameras. Both rear cameras are separate from the main unit. Has GPS, Wi-Fi, buffered parking mode. No screen.
The DR900X-2CH comes with native cloud capability. Receive push notifications to your phone when an incident is detected. Live view video footage from anywhere over the internet. Records 4K front, 1080p rear. Wi-Fi, GPS, buffered parking mode.
Zenfox T3 Dash Cam
A triple channel dash cam that records 1440p ahead, and 1080p with the rear and interior channels. IR lights illuminate the passenger cabin at night. Has Wi-Fi, GPS, capacitor, 2″ screen, lock file button. Up to 256GB memory card supported.
Vantrue N4 3-Channel Dash Cam
The Vantrue N4 is the first 3-channel dash cam by a major manufacturer. Video quality is fair overall. It supports simple and time-lapse parking modes, and a GPS mount is available optionally.
Garmin Dash Cam Mini
A simplistic, easy-to-use dash cam that focuses on the basics. Can create PIP videos of up to 4 camera feeds. No GPS or parking mode. Reported to suffer from overheating issues.
Thinkware Q800 Pro
A high-end, dual-channel dash cam that records 1440p front, 1080p rear. Remote live view over Thinkware’s cloud. Wi-FI, GPS included. Optional CPL filter. Buffered, time-lapse, and energy-saving parking modes. Mediocre video quality for the price.
Viofo A129 Pro Duo: Best Value 4K 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.
Thinkware U1000: Best 4K Dash Cam With Cloud
A 4K+1440p dual dash cam with cloud view, remote notifications, 3 different parking modes (including radar-assisted buffered parking mode), Wi-Fi, GPS, & more. Video quality is great for the front camera. Rear camera is optional, with disappointing video.
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.
Best Low-Cost Dash Cams
A selection of reliable dashboard cameras available at a low price.
Viofo A129 Duo IR: Best Taxi/Uber Cam 2020
Dual 1080p dash cam with infrared LEDs for the rear camera, enabling taxi/rideshare drivers to record the passenger cabin even at night. Has Wi-Fi, 2″ screen, optional GPS, optional CPL filter for front camera. Short and long cables included so you can install the rear camera on the windshield or rear window as preferred.
Thinkware F200 and FA200: What’s The Difference?
An entry-level dual channel dash cam with great options for parking mode, but mediocre video quality. Supports buffered and simple parking modes, and in the case of the Thinkware FA200, time-lapse parking mode as well. Wi-Fi, no screen, capacitor. Optional GPS.
Viofo A119 v3: Best Value For Money
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.
BlackVue DR590 / DR590W
The cheapest camera we have reviewed that supports buffered parking mode. Optional features include Wi-Fi, GPS, and a rear camera. Has capacitor and voice guidance. No screen.
Street Guardian SG9663DCPRO+ Review
An excellent front-and-rear dash cam for beginners and experts alike. Records top quality 1080p video footage at 15Mbps, both ways. Wi-Fi. External GPS. CPL filter included. 2″ screen for easy set up and video playback. Stealthy wedge shape. Excellent customer support.
Apeman C450 Series A
A low-cost camera that barely covers the basic features that every dash cam should support. Video quality is mediocre. No extras (like GPS or Wi-Fi).
Nextbase’s first 4K camera supports Wi-Fi and a simple, self-powered parking mode. Unfortunately, video quality isn’t the best, and the internal battery is prone to early failure.
Crosstour CR900 – Low-Cost Dual Dash Cam
Low-cost front and rear dash cam that records 1080p both ways. Video quality is fair overall. Optional external GPS. Up to 32GB card size.
A reliable, highly popular little dash cam that comes with all the basics, plus Wi-Fi and GPS. Video quality is sub-par though.
Street Guardian SGGCX2PRO: Best Video Quality
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 2020.
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.
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.
A stealthy low-cost dash cam that supports Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, overall quality isn’t great.
Viofo A129 Duo
A sub-$200 front-and-rear dash cam that records 1080p both ways. Good overall video quality. Supports GPS, Wi-Fi, CPL, buffered parking mode. Has some initial quirks that will hopefully be sorted out in the future.
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.
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
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.
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.
Decent low-price dual-lens dash cam. Records 1080p front and rear, or 1440p in forward only mode. Simple battery powered parking mode included.
BlackVue DR750S-2CH: Dual Cam With Cloud
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
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)
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.
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: Best Low-Cost Front & Rear Dash Cam
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!
BlackVue DR400 Series: New Mid-Price Cameras Released 2017
In 2017, BlackVue released an accessibly-priced series of dash cams that range from one-way cameras and dual-channel cams with low resolution or frame rate, to a full-fledged 2x1080p dual channel dash cam with 3.5″ LCD touch screen.
LG Innotek LGD521
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
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.
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.
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.
An action cam recording at 4K (3840×2160) resolution. Can easily be used as a dash cam. Also records 1080p at up to 120fps, or 720p at 240fps. Wi-Fi. Electronic Image Stabilization. Batteries included.
Thinkware X550 / X550D
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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 and A119 v2
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.
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.
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.
Chinese dash cam capable of recording 1080 or 1296p, with a bit rate of 20Mbps. Video quality: very good at day, fair at night. Fast locking internal GPS.
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)
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.
Dome D201 / DAB201
1440p dash cam that records excellent video day and night. 512GB storage for more than 50 hours of video at 19Mbps bit rate. HDR. Optional GPS. 170° viewing angle. LDWS. FCWS.
Yi Smart 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
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.
Garmin nuviCam LMTHD
A full-featured sat-nav unit with an integrated 1080p dash cam. Good video quality at day, average at night time. 6.1″ pinch-to-zoom touch screen. GPS. Up to 64GB storage. Voice menu with voice recognition. Connects via miniUSB, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi.
Rexing V1 Basic
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.
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.
Transcend Drive Pro 520 (TS32GDP520)
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.
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
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.
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 – A Waterproof Front & Rear Dash Cam For Trucks
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: 1080p front, 720p rear.
Lukas LK-7950 WD
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.
Falcon Zero F170
A popular dash cam released in early 2015 that records decent 1080p footage. Has GPS, WDR, parking mode with motion detection, 170° viewing angle, 2.7″ screen. Received excellent customer reviews, but is it really one of the best for its price?
Falcon Zero F-360
Taxi cam that lets you record the exterior and interior of your car simultaneously. Clips onto any existing rear-view mirror. 2x720p resolution. Average to poor video quality.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A highly successful dash cam especially in the USA, due to its ease of use and excellent customer support. 1080p resolution. GPS with geo-tagging. WDR super night vision. 165° field of view. Fast boot time. Viewing software for PC and Mac.
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.
Garmin Dash Cam 20
HIgh quality, user-friendly dash cam with integrated GPS. Good video quality. Large 2.3″ LCD screen. G-sensor. Loop recording. Auto on/off. Date/time/speed stamp on video.
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
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.
DOD LS430W / NextBase 402G
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.
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
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.
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.
Transcend DrivePro 200 (TS16GDP200)
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.
The HP F210 delivers great 1080p video at day, and good video at night. Solid build quality. Excellent ease of use. Integrated GPS and clear 2.4″ screen. Sometimes shaky video footage is a downside.
ABEO HDVR-180 G3
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.
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.
The RoadHawk HD is a high quality car camera with high precision GPS, WDR super night vision, Electronic Image Stabilisation, large memory capacity (up to 64 GB SDXC cards supported), a tripod mount, and a separate microphone jack for that extra audio quality.
GS6000 A7 / Samoon 3H2F
One of the first cameras based on the new Ambarella A7 chip, the G6000 A7 allows for an ultra-high resolution of 2304×1296, more than any other dashboard camera on the market. Excellent video quality at day, good at night. Comes with GPS, WDR super night vision and a 2.7″ screen. A great buy for around $150.
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.
G1W / G1WH / G1W-C / G1W-CB
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.