Dash Cam Comparison

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The Best “Bang for your Buck” Dash Cams

Dash CamPriceKey SpecsVideo QualityReliabilityFinal Word

Blueskysea B1W
$501920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 87x43x35mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodOverall one of the best bang for your buck cameras for 2018. Better video quality than the previous budget camera, the A118C.

VIOFO A119 V3
$1102560×1600p 30fps
GPS (Optional)
2" Screen
Sm Size: 85x52x36mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodBest all around camera with a screen. Excellent video quality, buffered parking mode, discreet and reliable.

Blueskysea B2W
$150F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS (Optional)
2" Screen
Med Size: 111x66x29
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodBest bang for your buck rideshare camera. While the form factor may not be ideal for everyone, the good video quality, rotating lenses, IR cut filter, WiFi and reasonable price makes it a good value.

VIOFO A129 Duo
$170F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS (Optional)
2" Screen
Sm Size: 70x40x47mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodGreat value for a excellent dual camera. A step above the Mini 0906 from a video and reliability perspective.

Street Guardian SGGCX2PRO
$1901920x1080p 60fps
External GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 72x45x35mm
Day: Excellent
Night: Very Good
Good One of the best cameras available today. Very good video quality and top support.

For some more recommendations, check out our “Best Dash Cams of 2020” page.

Recent Dash Cams

Dash CamPriceKey SpecsVideo QualityReliabilityFinal Word

70mai
$351920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 100x55x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodGood value for such a low priced camera. Won't find better at this price but may be worth it to buy a B1W for a few dollars more.
APEMAN C420
$401920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2" Screen
Size: 50x40x10mm
Day: 5 out of 10
Night: 3 out of 10
4 out of 10Not impressed with the video or build quality of the camera. Spend a little bit more for a better quality dash cam
APEMAN C450A
$451920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
3" Screen
Size: 87x50x15mm
Day: 5 out of 10
Night: 3 out of 10
3 out of 10Video quality is average and build quality is not the best. Avoid using in hot environments due to heat damage. Spend more for a better dash cam
CHORTAU B-T13
$50F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:720x480p 30fps
No GPS
3" Screen
Size: 76x41x15mm
Day: 4 out of 10
Night: 2 out of 10
4 out of 10Video quality is poor and build quality is not the best. Not worth it even though the cost is very cheap.
70mai Dash Cam Pro
$602592x1944p 30fps
GPS Optional
No Screen
Size: 87.5x53x19mm
Day: 9 out of 10
Night: 7 out of 10
7 out of 10Excellent deal for a budget dash camera with a screen. Best video quality for $60 and good reliability.

Chupad D501
$601920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.45" Screen
Sm Size: 83x66x35mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodLikely the best video quality for under $60 but be aware of drawbacks.

Mini 0805P
$702304x1296p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 75x47x35mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
AverageAn okay camera for the price but if you are looking for good night quality, consider another camera.

Xiaomi Mijia
$801920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
3" Screen
Sm Size: 88x53x28mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodDecent camera from a video quality perspective but not outstanding.

VIOFO A119
$902560x1440p 30 fps
GPS Optional
2" Screen
Sm Size: 70x50x45mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodThe discreet wedge shaped form factor, good build quality and GPS built into the mount makes this an excellent camera.

DDPai Mini 2
$1002560x1440p 25fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 87x43.5x35mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
Initial problems in hot climatesVideo quality is good but initial reliability is a concern if you are using this in a hot climate.
ROVE R2-4K
$1102560×1440p 30fps
GPS
2.4"" Screen
Size: 76×51×25mm
Day: 7 out of 10
Night: 5 out of 10
6 out of 10Not a native 4K camera and video quality reflects that. Price is high for what you are getting.

VIOFO A119S
$1201920x1080p 60fps
Optional GPS
2" Screen
Sm Size: 85x52x36mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodThe discreet wedge shaped form factor, excellent video quality, good build and GPS built into the mount makes this an excellent camera.

ThiEYE T5e 4K
$1203840x2160p 30fps
No GPS
2" Screen
Sm Size: 61x42x23mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
Initial feedback is goodThe most affordable true 4K (2160p) camera available today. Good value for the money.

DDPai M6 Plus
$1202560x1440p 25fps
GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 64x33x65mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageUnique dash cam with magnetic mount and decent video quality. Check the drawbacks before buying.
Mini 0906
$130F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 70x40x47mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageProvides very good video quality, discreet package at a reasonable price point.
VAVA VA-VD002
$135F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Size: 28x70mm
Day: 6 out of 10
Night: 4 out of 10
6 out of 10While it has unique design and reasonable price, the sub-par video quality and poor error notification make it not the best choice for a dual camera.

Street Guardian SG9665GC
$1501920x1080p 30fps
External GPS Optional
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 62x39x18mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodWhile video quality has been surpassed by other cameras, support for the SG9665GC is best in the industry
VIOFO A129 Duo IR
$170F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
2" Screen
Size: 84x55x40mm
Day: 9 out of 10
Night: 7 out of 10
8 out of 10One of the best rideshare cameras available today. It has very good video quality, discreet wedge shaped form factor, buffered parking mode, excellent build quality and good reliability
Garmin Dash Cam 56
$1702560×1440p 30fps
GPS
2" Screen
Size: 56x40x21mm
Day: 8 out of 10
Night: 7 out of 10
8 out of 10Video quality is good but not the best in the market, particularly at night. Uses a battery rather than a capacitor making it less suitable for hot environments. Best brand name camera but better there are better cameras for cheaper.
VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4K
$250
F:3840x2160p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
2" Screen
Size: 84x55x40mm
Day: 9 out of 10
Night: 8 out of 10
5 out of 10Best 4K video quality to date. If initial issues are resolved, this camera will be an excellent buy
.

Street Guardian SG9663DC
$290F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS (Optional)
2" Screen
Sm Size: 85x52x25mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
Good One of the best premium dual cams available. Very good video quality and top support.

Thinkware F770
$400F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Med Size: 110x60x32 mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodExcellent dual camera with1080p 30fps front and rear. High price and not the best video quality.

Thinkware F800 Pro
$410F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Med Size: 107x61x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodA feature packed dual camera with 1080p 30fps front and rear. High price but still a very good dual cam.

Thinkware F800 Pro
$410F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Med Size: 107x61x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodA feature packed dual camera with 1080p 30fps front and rear. High price but still a very good dual cam.
Thinkware U1000
$500
F:3840x2160p 30fps
R:2560×1440p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Size: 64x112x32mm
Day: 9 out of 10
Night: 6 out of 10
6 out of 10A full featured dual camera (4K front, 2K rear). High price tag and not the best video quality are big cons. Buy only if you are looking for some of the premium features.

For older cameras (2016 or prior) check our “Older Dash Cam” page.

Last Updated: January 4, 2020