Dash Cam Index For Quick Reference

This is an index of all the dash cams we have ever reviewed, plus those we’ve had a good look at but didn’t have the opportunity to do a full review. The links will take you to our complete reviews of each dashboard camera model, where you will find detailed specs, video samples, and a list of various online vendors for comparing prices.

Dash cams that we are currently recommending (in 2019) are marked individually. For a glossary of some of the terms and abbreviations used, scroll down to the end of this page.

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70mai 1S (2018) - low-cost stealthy dash cam with Wi-Fi
808 #32 DR32 (2013) - low-cost dash cam with tripod screw mount
A118 (2014) - low-cost discreet dash cam
A118-C (2014) - like A118, with capacitor
ABEO HDVR-150 (2013) - 720p dash cam that clips onto rear-view mirror
ABEO HDVR-180 (2014) - 1080p dash cam that clips onto rear-view mirror
Akaso Trace 1 (2019) - cheap taxi/uber cam, with mediocre and blurry video
Anker Roav C1 (2017) - low-cost wedge-shape dash cam with simple parking mode **** (recommended 2019)
Anker Roav Duo (2019) - taxi/uber cam but with poor video
Apeman C450 Series A (2018) - very basic low-cost cam with mediocre video
Aukey DR02 (2017) - easy to use low-cost wedge-shape dash cam
Ausdom A261 (2016) - bulky low-cost dash cam with good video at day
B40 (2014) - same as A118
B40-C (2014) - same as A118-C
BlackSys CH-100B (2016) - decent 1080p+720p dual cam 
BlackSys CF-100 2CH (2014) - early 1080p+720p dual cam
BlackVue DR430-2CH (2017) - overpriced 2x720p dual cam
BlackVue DR450-1CH (2017) - reliable mid-price one-way dash cam
BlackVue DR470-2CH (2017) - 1080p+720p at 15fps: rough but usable video
BlackVue DR490-2CH (2017) - decent 2x1080p dual cam, replaced by DR590-2CH
BlackVue DR490L-2CH (2017) - good 2x1080p dual cam with large touch screen
BlackVue DR500GW-HD (2013) - early high-end single channel dash cam
BlackVue DR550GW-2CH (2013) - 1080p+720p dual channel version of DR500GW
BlackVue DR590 (2017) - mid-price 2x1080p dual cam with buffered parking mode
BlackVue DR590W (2017) - DR590 with Wi-Fi
BlackVue DR650GW-1CH (2014) - front camera only of DR650GW-2CH
BlackVue DR650GW-2CH (2014) - high-end 1080p+720 dual channel dash cam
BlackVue DR650GW-2CH IR (2014) - taxi cam version of DR650GW with infrared LEDs for interior use
BlackVue DR650GW-2CH Truck (2014) - DR650GW with waterproof rear cam to mount outside
BlackVue DR750LW-2CH (2014) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam with touch screen
BlackVue DR750S-1CH (2017) - front camera only of DR750S-2CH
BlackVue DR750S-2CH (2017) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam with remote view over cloud ***** Recommended 2019
BlackVue DR750S-2CH Truck (2017) - DR750S with waterproof infrared rear cam to mount outside
BlackVue DR900S-1CH (2018) - front camera only of DR900S-2CH
BlackVue DR900S-2CH (2018) - high-end 4K+1080p dual cam with remote view over cloud **** Recommended 2019
BlackVue DR900S-2CH Truck (2018) - DR900S with waterproof infrared rear cam to mount outside
Blueskysea B1W (2017) - stealthy low-cost dash cam without screen
Blueskysea B2W (2019) - mid-price taxi cam with decent video
Crosstour CR900 (2018) - decent low-cost 2x1080p dual dash cam
DDPai M6 Plus (2016) - 1440p cam with unique style
DOD F500LHD (2013) - early low-cost 1080p cam
DOD LS300W (2013) - great video for the time
DOS LS330W (2013) - LS300W plus external GPS
DOD LS400W (2014) - less popular version of LS300W, different firmware
DOD LS430W (2014) - great video, internal GPS
DOD LS460W (2015) - great video for 2015
Dome D201 (2016) - bulky cam but records good 1440p video
Dome DAB201 - same as Dome D201
DVR-027 (2013) - very early low-cost 720p cam, gaps between videos
DVR-207 (2013) - upgrade of DVR-027, no more gaps
DVR-207GS (2013) - DVR-207 plus G-sensor
Falcon Zero F170 (2015) - popular but overpriced older dash cam
Falcon Zero F-360 (2015) - early taxi cam with mediocre video quality
FineVu CR-500HD (2013) - early high-end dash cam
G1W (2013) - early low-cost cam
G1WH (2013) - all-black version of G1W
G1W-C (2013) - G1W plus capacitor
G1W-CB (2013) - all-black version of G1W-C
Garmin 20 (2015) - first Garmin cam, good video, relatively successful
Garmin 55 (2018) - small 1440p cam but video quality and overheating issues
Garmin 65W (2018) - small 1080p cam, mdeiocre night video, overheating issues
Garmin nuviCam LMTHD (2016) - sat-nav with integrated dash cam, moderately successful
GS1000 (2013) - historical low-cost dash cam
GS6000 A7 (2013) - first 1296p dash cam, good video quality for the time
GT300W (2014) - cheaper, unbranded version of LS300W; same quality
GT550WS (2014) - unbranded version of LS330W (with GPS)
HP F210 (2014) - decent 1080p video, bulky form-factor
Itronics ITB-100HD Smart Plus (2013) - overpriced Korean cam with low video quality
K1S (2015) - dual 1080p cam with tiny cameras separate from main unit
K6000 (2013) - low-cost cam with poor night video
KDLinks X1 (2015) - popular in the US due to good video and customer support
LG Innotek LG521 (2017) - dual cam with 1080p+720p, underwhelming video for the price
Lukas LK-7900 ACE (2013) - discreet high quality dash cam
Lukas LK-7900 ARA (2015) - upgraded LK-7900 ACE with capacitor and OBD-II
Lukas LK-7950 WD (2015) - early 2x1080p dual cam, large but no screen
Lukas LK-9750 Duo (2015) - 2x1080p dual cam with 4" touch screen
Mini 0801 (2013) - successful tiny low-cost 1080p dash cam with screen
Mini 0803 (2014) - resolution upgraded to 1296p, but overheating issues
Mini 0805 (2014) - tiny and reliable 1080p cam, was a huge success 
Mini 0806 (2014) - different casing than Mini 0801-0805. Supports CPL filter and 1296p
Mini 0807 (2016) - had capacitor and buffered parking mode, but never took off
Mini 0826 (2015) - largest casing of the series, 2560x1080p, moderately successful
Mini 0901 (2015) - discontinued, issues with GPS
Mini 0902 (2016) - issues with the first batch of units, discontinued
Mini 0903 (2016) - smallest of the Mini series, excellent 1080p video, very successful
Mini 0906 (2017) - tiny, reliable low-cost 2x1080p dual cam. **** (2019)
Mobius (2013) - tiny action cam without screen, also works as dash cam
Nano Q - same as Mini 0903
NBDVRMIRROR - see "Nextbase Mirror"
Nextbase 112 (2016) - low-cost 720p cam
Nextbase 122 (2019) - low-cost 720p cam, not recommended
Nextbase 212 Lite (2016) - basic 1080p cam, good ratings
Nextbase 222 (2019) - low-cost 1080p cam, good value for money
Nextbase 312GW (2016) - top quality 1080p cam, best seller in the UK
Nextbase 322GW (2019) - promising 1080p cam, supports CPL and rear camera
Nextbase 402G - same as DOD LS430W (rebranded)
Nextbase 412GW (2016) - good quality 1440p cam, but less popular than 312GW
Nextbase 422GW (2019) - 1440p cam with CPL and optional rear cam, supports Alexa
Nextbase 512G (2015) - mid-quality 1080 cam
Nextbase 512GW (2016) - 412GW plus CPL filter and HDR
Nextbase 522GW (2019) - 1440p, most popular of Nextbase's 2019 "Series 2", lots of features
Nextbase 612GW (2017) - 4K resolution, issues with video quality and battery failure
Nextbase Duo HD (2018) - 2x1080p taxi cam, but no infrared
Nextbase Mirror (2017) - 1080p cam that clips on rear view mirror, mixed user ratings
Papago GoSafe GS-260 (2014) - Reliable 1080p cam that clips on rear view mirror
Panorama X2 (2014) - 2x1080p dual cam with one processor per camera, good video
Rexing V1 (2016) - low-cost 1080 wedge-shaped cam, OK video
Rexing V1P (2016) - Rexing V1 plus 640x480 (VGA) rear camera, rear resolution too low
RoadHawk HD (2013) - good quality 1080p cam for the time, but not a big commercial success
Samoon 3H2F - alternative name for GS6000 A7
Shadow GT680W (2013) - small 1080p cam with good video
Street Guardian SG9663DC (2017) - 2x1080p dual dash cam with excellent video
Street Guardian SG9663DCPRO (2018) - minor upgrades to SG9663DC, excellent 2x1080p video. Recommended 2019 *****
Street Guardian SG9665GC (2015) - high quality 1080p cam 
Street Guardian SGGCX2 (2018) - excellent quality 1080p cam
Street Guardian SGGCX2PRO (2018) - upgraded SGGCX2, supports optional rear cam. Recommended 2019 *****
ThiEYE T5e (2017) - early 4K action cam, high bit rate, has "dash cam mode"
Thinkware F200 (2019) - mid-price 1080+720p dual cam with mediocre video quality
Thinkware FA200 (2019) - like Thinkware F200 plus time-lapse parking mode
Thinkware F800 (2017) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam, replaced by F800 pro
Thinkware F800 Pro (2017) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam, great parking mode. Recommended 2019 *****
Thinkware Q800 Pro (2019) - high-end 1440p cam, rear camera optional
Thinkware U1000 (2019) - high-end 4K+1080p dual dash cam
Thinkware X500 (2016) - good mid-price 1080p cam, rear cam optional
Thinkare X500D (2016) - Thinkware X500 plus 1080p rear cam
Transcend DrivePro 200 (2014) - good quality 1080p cam
Transcend Drive Pro 520 (2015) - good quality 1080p+720p taxi cam
TS16GDP200 - same as Transcend DrivePro 200
TS32GSDP520 - same as Transcend DrivePro 520
Urive MD-8000P Shotgun (2013) - one of the very first 1080+720p dual cams
Vantrue N2 (2017) - taxi cam without infrared lights (avoid)
Vantrue N2 Pro (Uber) (2017) - good 2x1080p taxi cam, recommended ****
Vava VA-CD001 (2017) - unique design, can rotate 360°
Vicovation Vico-TF2+ Premium (2013) - bulky, but good video and heat resistance
Vicovation Vico-Marcus 4 (2015) - high-end single channel cam
Vicovation Vico-Marcus 5 (2015) - high-end 2x1080p dual cam
Vicovation Vico-Opia2 (2016) - high-end 1440p cam with excellent day time video
Viofo A118C2 (2017) - low-cost 1080p cam
Viofo A119 (2016) - low-cost 1440p cam, good video but issues with GPS mount
Viofo A119 V2 (2016) - A119 with fixed GPS mount, extremely successful. Recommended 2019 *****
Viofo A119 V3 (2019) - cheapest dash cam with buffered parking mode, good 1440p video
Viofo A119S (2017) - like Viofo A119, but only 1080p video -> better quality at night
Viofo A119S V2 (2017) - A119S with fixed GPS mount
Viofo A129 Duo (2018) - Good mid-price 2x1080p dual cam. Recommended 2019 ****
Viofo A129 Duo IR (2019) - Taxi cam version of A129 Duo. Best taxi cam of 2019, recommended *****
Yi Dash Cam (2016) - cheapest dash cam we recommend, 1080p. Recommended 2019 ***
Z-Edge S3 (2017) - decent low-price dual 2x1080p cam, bulky shape
Z-Edge Z3 (2016) - basic 1296p cam, mediocre video quality

Glossary:

  • 1080p+720p: dual cam with 1080p front, 720p rear
  • 2x720p: dual cam with 720p resolution front and rear
  • 2x1080p: dual cam with 1080p resolution front and rear
  • 4K: 4K resolution (3840×2160, or 2160p)
  • CPL: Circular Polarizing Lens (reduces windshield reflections)
  • Dual cam: Front and rear cameras, in separate casings. Rear cam typically mounted on rear-view window.
  • HDR: High Dynamic Range (improves night video)
  • Taxi cam: Front and rear camera in one casing, one cam films ahead, the other films the passenger cabin. Rear camera should have infrared (IR) lights to record the cabin at night.
  • WDR: Wide Dynamic Range (improves night video, different implementation than HDR)