Pros and cons of 4K dash cams, a list of our favorites, and also of cameras that don’t perform that well, or which are simply fake.
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.
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.
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.
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 Also, the internal battery has been replaced by a capacitor.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.
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.