Dash Cam Comparison

Unsure which dashboard camera is right for you.  We have evaluated the most popular dash cams and have summarized how they perform.  Our ratings are based on 4 primary criteria: Video Quality, Reliability, Price and Size.


The dashboard cameras on the lists below are by far the most popular  in use today.  We will maintain 4 lists.  The first list contains the “best bang for your buck” dash cams.  The second list contains new dashboard cameras released in 2014.  The third list contains alternative dash cams.  We separated the new cameras from the others since there is limited information on reliability.  The fourth list is for multi-channel DVRs (2 or more dash cams).

As we evaluate more dash board cameras, we will expand these lists.  Note that the lists are sorted by price. Feel free to click on any of the cameras listed to get more information on the camera.

The Best “Bang for your Buck” Dash Cams

Dash Cam
Price
Key Specs
Video Quality
Reliability
Final Word

G1W
$521920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.7" Screen
Sm Size: 113x46x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodBest video quality for $60, much better than the DVR-207.

Mobius
$851920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 61x35x18mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodThe best discreet camera for $85. Great video quality, size and support.

Powerucc Panorama II
$1851920x1080p 30fps
GPS Optional
2.7" Screen
Sm Size: 103x48x36mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
ExcellentFor 2013, one of the best for video quality even at night. Fully featured high end camera.

Vico-TF2+ Premium
$2201920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.4" Screen
Med Size: 101x66.5x34mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
ExcellentVideo quality is impressive and overall solid camera. No GPS and size are biggest drawbacks.

A number of new dash cams have been released in 2014.

New 2014 Dashboard Cameras

Dash Cam
Price
Key Specs
Video Quality
Reliability
Final Word

Innovv C1
$701920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 62x39x18mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
UnknownA decent competitor against the Mobius. Might be ideal depending on your needs

GT680W
$1101920x1080p 30fps
GPS Optional
2.7" Screen
Sm Size: 80x50x35mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
Small capacity battery is a concernExcellent compact cam with GPS. A best buy if reliability is good.

The Rest

Dash Cam
Price
Key Specs
Video Quality
Reliability
Final Word

K6000
$401920x1080p 25fps
No GPS
2.7" Screen
Med Size: 90x51x9mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
Below AverageIf you don't mind the video quality, OK camera for the price. A bit of a lottery in getting one without glitches.

Smallest HD 720p DVR
$451280x720p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 60x32mm
Day: Average
Night:Poor
Poor (Original Model)
Small camera & cheap price with average video quality. Reliability / build quality is a concern.

DVR-207
$451280x720p*30fps
No GPS
2.5" Screen
Med Size: 100x63x23mm
Day: Good
Night: Average
AverageSpend a bit more for the G1W with better video quality.

Carcam K2000
$501280x720p 30fps
No GPS
2" Screen
Med Size: 119x55x13.2mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
AverageNot a true 1080p camera, consider other affordable cameras instead.

DVR-007 / DVR-027
$601280x720p*30fps
No GPS
2.5" Screen
Med Size: 100x63x23mm
Day: Good
Night: Average
ExcellentGood picture quality, reliability and price. Watch out for fakes. Consider the G1W instead.

Rearview Mirror DVR
$601280x720p 30fps
No GPS
2.7" Screen
Lg Size: 315x80mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
AverageSame internal components as the Carcam K2000 but with a better covert design.

R280
$701280x720p 30fps
No GPS
2" Screen
Med Size: 105x50x27mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
PoorAvoid due to blurry picture when overheating.

F302A
$751920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.8" Screen
Med Size: 72x55x24mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
AverageBlurry picture quality when the camera overheats. Avoid/.

GS1000 Blue Menu / GS1000VSB
GS5000
$901920x1080p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 115x13x10mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
AveragePaying the extra $30 for the Orange Menu GS1000 for improved video quality and reliability
F500LHD
$1001920x1080p*30fps
No GPS
2" Screen
Med Size: 98.2x53x22.5mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
ExcellentThis is a legendary camera due to its good picture quality, very good reliability and reasonable price. Medium size is the major drawback.

S1000
$1001920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.8" Screen
Lg Size: 107x54x33mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
AverageAvoid due to video quality and large size. The F500LHD is a better value in this price range.

808 #26
$1001920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 19x36x59mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageInferior to the Mobius in every way. Get the Mobius instead.

LS300W / GT300W
$1051920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.7" Screen
Sm Size: 114.4x47.9x37.1mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageImpressive video quality . Lack of GPS is main drawback. Overall great camera.

Mini 0801
$1051920x1080p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 75x47x3.5mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
Firmware has not been reliableDiscreet, small, GPS and reasonably priced. Firmware needs improvement.

Mouse DVR / 244 / 2022
$1101920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2" Screen
Lg Size: 115x65x38mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
Very PoorAvoid due to the large size and number of reliability problems.

Abeo HDVR-150
$1101280x720p 30fps
No GPS
2.4" Screen
Lg Size: 315x85x21mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
PoorConsider only if looking for a rear view mirror cam, otherwise there are better cams.

GS8000 / DM900
$1101920x1080p 30fps
External GPS
2.7" Screen
Sm Size: 88x50x38mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
Reliability appears to be poor to average.Ambarella A2S70 processor but reliability does not appear to be great.

GS1000 Orange Menu
$1201920x1080p*30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 115x13x10mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Poor
AverageUsed to be a top pick but had poor night quality. Mini 0801 is a better deal now.

Livue LB100 HD
$1201280x720p 30fps
GPS Optional
No Screen
Sm Size: 107x47x38mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Above Average
Very GoodUsed to be a top pick but cams with better video quality now exist for the price.

F900LHD
$1201920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.5" Screen
Lg Size: 106.7x53.9xž33.3mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
ExcellentSame internal components as 500LHD, buy that instead.

GS2000
$1201920x1080p*30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 115x13x10mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Poor
AverageThe GS2000 is the same as the GS1000 Orange Menu (older version) but with a rectangular case.

Eeyelog HDW001
$1301920x1080p 30fps
External GPS Optional or WiFi
2.7" Screen
Sm Size: 115.6x50.2x31.6mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
UnknownUnfortunately this camera is no longer available.

V2000GS / V660
$1351920x1080p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 113x24x30mm
Day: Good
Night: Average
AverageAvoid due to the undersized battery problem.
GS600 / GS300 / V1000GS
$1401920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 113x24.1x30mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageDiscontinued and battery is undersized.

DR32
$1401920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.4" Screen
Med Size: 66.6×60.6×33.0mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
AverageDecent video quality but form factor is too large.

GS6000
$1451920x1080p 30fps
GPS
2.7" Screen
Med Size: 112x45x22mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Poor
AverageDue to the larger size and higher price tag, stick with the GS1000 orange menu.

Samoon 3H2F-D / GS6000 A7
$1502304x1296p 30fp
External GPS
2.7" Screen
Med Size: 112x45x25.5mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
UnknownOne of the first Ambarella A7 cameras. Night video is biggest drawback.

F900LS
$1601920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.5" Screen
Lg Size: 106.7x53.9xž33.3mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageBlurry image when cold and expensive price. Avoid.

HP F210
$1601920x1080p 30fps
GPS
2.4" Screen
Med Size: 70 x 36 x 31 mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Above Average
Above AverageDecent camera but smaller mount is required. Price is a bit high but not outrageous.

JAEWONCNC IROAD IONE-3800FU
$1651920x1080p 30fps
External GPS Optional
No Screen
Sm Size: 80x50x30mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
UnknownGreat specs and price but video quality is underwhelming.

Blackvue DR400G-HD
$2001920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 102x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
Very PoorAvoid due the number of problems owners have experienced. No longer available for sale.

GSE550 / GSE520
$2001920x1080p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 98.2x53x22.5mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Poor
AverageAvoid due to high price and poor night quality.

Hyundai MnSoft R700
$2101920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 94.5x50x50mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageA decent high end camera. Consider if you like the form factor.

Itronics ITB-250HD
$2301280x720p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 97x40mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
ExcellentIf you are looking for a WiFi enabled camera, it is a viable option. 720p video is drawback.

Lukas LK-7900 ACE
$2351920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 90x70x48mmm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AveragePreviously a best buy but some owners complain of blurry image.

FineVu CR-300HD
$2501920x1080p 30fps
No GPS (external available)
No Screen
Sm Size: 39x64x50mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodToo expensive for no GPS and average night visibility.

Papago P2
$2501920x1080p 30fps
GPS
2.4" Screen
Lg Size: 82x77x104mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
Very GoodToo large and high price tag.

Itronics ITB-100HD
$2601920x1080p*24fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 96.2x36.5x40.4mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageGood picture quality, compact size and GPS, great camera if purchased under $200.

Blackvue DR400G-HD II
$2701920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 102x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
PoorOverheating problem, poor night quality & some cameras are out of focus.

Vico-WF1
$2701920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 80x60x55mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodNo live streaming, no GPS and high price. Latest firmware improves video quality.

Lukas LK-7300G
$2801920x1080p 30fps
External GPS Included
No Screen
Sm Size: 76x46x41mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodIf you are looking for a good quality camera with a separate DVR module which can be hidden in your vehicle, this camera is for you.

FineVu CR-500HD
$3001920x1080p 30fps
No GPS (external available)
No Screen
Sm Size: 39x64x50mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodIn 2012 arguably the camera with the best video quality. High price tag makes this unattractive.

BlackVue DR500GW-HD
$3001920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 118.5x36mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodWiFi is great but bitrate causes pixelation in some settings.

Roadhawk HD
$3001920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Md Size: 94x63.5x25mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageToo big, too pricey and watch out for SD card errors.

Itronics ITB-100HD SP Smart Plus
$3501920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 96.2x36.5x40.4mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodSome minor improvements over the ITB-100HD, but the selling price of $350 is too high.

Multi-channel Dashboard Cameras

A multi-channel dash cam has 2 or more cameras. Unfortunately most of these cameras suffer from poor video quality or high prices (many suffer from both poor quality and high prices!). If you are considering a dual lens camera, you may want to consider 2 single lens dash cams instead (better bang for your buck).

Dash Cam
Price
Key Specs
Video Quality
Reliability
Final Word

X3000
$50640x480 30fps
640x480 30fps
GPS
2.7" Screen
Lg Size 127x45x35mm
Day:Average
Night: Poor
Below AverageAvoid this "taxi cam" due to poor picture quality and reliability problems.

i1000 / F70 / X6
$701280x720p 30fps
640x480 30fps
No GPS
2" Screen
Med Size 91x63x28mm
Day: Good
Night: Poor
AverageAffordable dual lens camera. Video quality, particularly at night, is biggest drawback.

AGPtek GD26 / F6000 / H193
$751280x720p 30fps
680x480p 30fps
No GPS
2" Screen
Med Size
Day: Average
Night: Poor
AverageAvoid this "taxi cam" due to poor picture quality.

Urive MD-8000P Shotgun
$2751920x1080p 30fps
1280x720p 30fps
GPS optional
No Screen
Sm Size 92x61x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodFirst dual camera with 1080p front &720p rear. Reasonable Dual Cam option.

Smart-i 3500 HD
$3001216x688p 12fps
680x480p 12fps
GPS Optional
3.5" Screen
Med Size
Day: Good
Night: Poor
Many glitches out of the boxThis camera is large, has a non-standard resolution, gaps between video clips & is expensive.

Garmin GDR 35D
$3101280x720p 30fps
1280x720p 30fps
GPS
2.4" Screen
Sm Size 82x66x42mm
Day: Good
Night: Average
AverageIf you are looking for a GPS enabled dual camera with 720p in front and back, consider if you can live with the poor night quality.

Urive Albatross II MD-7500P
$3301920x1080p 19fps
1280x720p 19fps
GPS Optional
3.5" Screen
Med Size 102x63x36mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
Unknown, pixelation due to low bit rateGood camera but high price, size and pixelation are drawbacks.

BlackVue DR550GW-2CH
$3701920x1080p 30fps
1280x720p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size 118.5 x 36mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
Unknown, pixelation due to low bit rateA feature packed camera but low bit rate is disappointing for the high price.

Last Updated:  March 22, 2014