A front and rear (4K+1080p) dash cam that pulls of the difficult feat of recording very good video both ways, day and night! Overheating is an issue though.
Dash cams above $200
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
BlackVue DR550GW-2CH Dual Channel
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.
Itronics ITB-100HD SP Smart Plus
The Itronics ITB-100HD SP Smart Plus is a high-end Korean dashboard camera valued around $340. It features in-built GPS, Full HD recording at 30fps, voice alerts and is of a good overall quality. However it does suffer from a couple of drawbacks, the most important of which is its low bit rate.
Urive MD-8000P Shotgun Dual Channel
The Urive MD-8000P Shotgun is the first dual-channel dashboard camera that records 1080p in the front and 720p to the rear. It is quite small and sports a sleek, modern design.
BlackVue Wi-Fi 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.