A quick overview of the BlackVue DR750X-3CH’s specifications, as well as some sample videos recorded at day and at night.
Modern dash cams should support at least 1080p resolution (1920×1080 pixels, also known as Full HD). Dash cams that record at 720p (HD) or lower are outdated and not good enough to read license plates.
Dual channel dash cams should support Full HD or better for both the front and the rear video channel.
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.
Garmin Mini 2 – Smallest Dash Cam Of 2022
Highly stealthy dash cam with cloud connectivity. Has Wi-Fi, voice control, basic parking mode. Video quality is a bit disappointing though.
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.
A mid-price taxi/Uber dash cam with a unique design that allows you to rotate the camera lenses to the sides, thus letting you film the driver’s or passenger’s window when needed. Has infrared, IR-cut filter, Wi-Fi, optional external GPS.
Viofo A129 Duo IR: Best Taxi/Uber Cam 2020
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.
Thinkware F200 and FA200: What’s The Difference?
An entry-level dual channel dash cam with great options for parking mode, but mediocre video quality. Supports buffered and simple parking modes, and in the case of the Thinkware FA200, time-lapse parking mode as well. Wi-Fi, no screen, capacitor. Optional GPS.
BlackVue DR590 / DR590W
The cheapest camera we have reviewed that supports buffered parking mode. Optional features include Wi-Fi, GPS, and a rear camera. Has capacitor and voice guidance. No screen.
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.
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.
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.
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 tiny, discreet high-end dash cam with Wi-Fi and GPS. Outstanding field of view at 180°. Easy to set up and use. Great customer support. Video quality is not satisfactory for this price though, and camera can be prone to overheating in hotter regions.
A stealthy low-cost dash cam that supports Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, overall quality isn’t great.
Viofo A129 Duo
A sub-$200 front-and-rear dash cam that records 1080p both ways. Good overall video quality. Supports GPS, Wi-Fi, CPL, buffered parking mode. Has some initial quirks that will hopefully be sorted out in the future.
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.
Street Guardian SGGCX2
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.
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.
Decent low-price dual-lens dash cam. Records 1080p front and rear, or 1440p in forward only mode. Simple battery powered parking mode included.
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.
Vantrue N2 Pro (Uber)
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.
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.
Mini 0906: Best Low-Cost Front & Rear Dash Cam
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Viofo A119S / A119S V2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
DOD LS430W / NextBase 402G
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.
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.
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.
Transcend DrivePro 200 (TS16GDP200)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lukas LK-7900 ACE
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.
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.
DOD LS300W / LS330W
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.
Arguably the most elegant dash cam available in 2013, with great video quality and excellent discreetness due to its small size. Various extensions available.
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.
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.