Category: Mid-Price

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.

Street Guardian SGGCX2

Product photo of the Street Guardian SGCCX2 car camera

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

ThiEYE T5e

Product photo of the ThiEYE T5e 4K high resolution action cam

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.

Viofo A119S / A119S V2

Viofo A119S car DVR, screen side

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dome D201 / DAB201

Shenzen Dome D201 dash cam

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.

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

Falcon Zero F-360 dash cam

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.

Mini 0806

Mini 0806 product photo

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.

KDLinks X1

KDLINKS X1 product photo

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.

DOD LS430W / NextBase 402G

DOD LS430W car DVR

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.

Transcend DrivePro 200 (TS16GDP200)

Product Photo for the Transcend DrivePro 200 Dash Cam

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.

HP F210

A closeup of the HP F210 dash cam from up front

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

Product photo of the ABEO HDVR-180 rear view mirror dash cam

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.

GS6000 A7 / Samoon 3H2F

A product photo of the GS6000 A7 dash cam

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.

Vico-TF2+ Premium

A closeup of the Vico-TF2+ Premium dash cam

The Vico-TF2+ Premium features great video quality day and night. Large viewing angle of 160°. Very heat resistant due to large casing (up to 75˚C/167˚F). 2.4″ screen. No GPS and the rather taste-dependent form factor are the main drawbacks.

Lukas LK-7900 ACE

A closeup of the Lukas LK-7900 ACE dash cam

A very popular, small and discreet, high quality dash cam. Supports up to 128GB memory card and can withstand very high temperatures up to 90˚C. CPL lens available separately to reduce reflections. GPS.

DOD LS300W / LS330W

Photo of DOS LS300W

Great night vision: The LS300W is one of the best dash cams currently available. Featuring high quality video no matter whether it’s day or night, thanks to its large aperture, high bit rate and WDR Super Night Vision. Small and discreet.

FineVu CR-500HD

A closeup picture of the FineVu CR-500HD dash cam

Arguably the most elegant dash cam available in 2013, with great video quality and excellent discreetness due to its small size. Various extensions available.