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.
Dash cams for $100 or less.
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.
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.
Best Low-Cost Dash Cams
A selection of reliable dashboard cameras available at a low price.
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).
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.
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.
A stealthy low-cost dash cam that supports Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, overall quality isn’t great.
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.
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
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A newer version of the A118-C, the A118C2 records better night video due to its larger aperture of F2.0.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mobius Action Cam / Mobius C
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.
DVR-207 / DVR-207GS
An upgrade of the highly successful DVR-027. Top choice in the lower price range. Good video quality at 720p. Seamless recording. Rotatable 2.5″ screen. HDMI and mini-USB connectors.
DOD F500LHD Review
The F500LHD is one of the cheaper dash cams, but it records 1080p @ 30fps with great video quality during the day. Night video quality is less great, but still acceptable. Highly reliable. Records in .MOV. Tripod screw mount. No GPS.
808 #18 DR32 (a.k.a. Hetai DR32)
The DR32 delivers great video quality day and night, taking into account that it costs less than $150. Unlike most other dash cams it has a standard tripod screw mount. Cons: Its not so discreet form factor and some reliability issues that are still being worked on.
A low cost dash cam of Chinese origin, the K6000 shoots good video at day, but night quality is poor. Records 1080p @25fps, or 1440×1080 @30fps
Used to be the best affordable dashboard camera on the market, but has now been replaced by the DVR-207GS. Great image quality for its price. Highly Reliable. Resolution: 1280×720.
The GS 1000 is a low price, GPS enabled dash camera that supports Full HD resolution. Sports a classic “photo camera” design. Resolution: 1920×1080. GPS.
ABEO HDVR-150 Rear View Mirror Camera
The ABEO HDVR-150 is a super discreet mid-price dash cam that integrates perfectly with your existing rear-view mirror. Resolution: 1280×720.