Category: Affordable

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.

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A newer version of the A118-C, the A118C2 records better night video due to its larger aperture of F2.0.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.

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.

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.

Ausdom A261

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)

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.

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.

Rexing V1

Rexing V1 dash cam

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.

Mini 0826

Product photo of Mini 0826 dash cam

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.

Mini 0805

Mini 0805 with 3M tape mount, as seen from the front

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

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.

A118 / B40 and A118-C / B40-C

A small and compact dash cam with 1.5" screen

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.

Mini 0803

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.

Shadow GT680W

The GT680W is all black and smaller than a credit card

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.

Mini 0801

Product photo of the Mini 0801 dashboard camera

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

A closeup of the G1W dash cam (also known as GS108)

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

The Mobius action camera is very small and discrete, of rectangular shape

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

A closeup of the DVR-207 dash cam

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

Product photo of the DOD F500LHD dashboard camera with its windscreen mount and bracket

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)

A closeup of the DR32 dash cam, showing its lens, tripod mount and mini-USB power connector

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.

K6000

A closeup of the K6000 dash cam

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

DVR-027

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.

GS1000

GS1000 Full HD 1080P Dashboard Camera

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.