Dash Cam Comparison

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The Best “Bang for your Buck” Dash Cams

Dash CamPriceKey SpecsVideo QualityReliabilityFinal Word
a118c
A118C
$551920x1080p 30fps
GPS Optional
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 62x39x18mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodA great upgrade from the G1W if you are looking for better build quality and a more discreet form factor.

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.
a119-2
VIOFO A119
$901440p 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.
SG9665GC
Street Guardian SG9665GC
$2001920x1080p 30fps
External GPS Optional
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 62x39x18mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodOverall one of the best cameras on the market today for video quality and support.

For some more recommendations, check out our “Best Cams of 2017” page.

New 2017 Dashboard Cameras

Dash CamPriceKey SpecsVideo QualityReliabilityFinal Word

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

DDPai Mini 2
$1002560x1440 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.

VIOFO A119S
$1201920x1080p 60fps
Optional GPS
2" Screen
Sm Size: 85x52x36mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodA very capable camera but until firmware improves the cheaper A119 is a better buy.

DDPai M6 Plus
$1202560x1440 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.

Thinkware F770
$400F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Med Size: 110x60x32 mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodA feature packed dual camera with 1080p 30fps front and rear. High price but one of the best dual cameras available now.

2016 Dashboard Cameras

Dash CamPriceKey SpecsVideo QualityReliabilityFinal Word
Xiaomi-Yi-Dash-Cam
Yi Dash Cam
$801920x1080p 60fps
No GPS
2.7" Screen
Sm Size: 74x32x19mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageGood video quality for the price but not the best form factor.
Mini 0826
Mini 0826
$902304x1296p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 80x46x39mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageThe Mini 0826 is a decent value but overall the Mini 0805 is smaller and a better bang for the buck.
Mini 0903
Mini 0903 / Nano Q
$901920x1080p 30fps
Optional GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 66x33x40mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
UnknownPotential to be a great cam if reliability is good. Initial quality problems raise a concern.
Rexing V1
Rexing V1
$1001920x1080p 30fps
Optional GPS
2.4" Screen
Sm Size: 89x63.5x38mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
AverageNice form factor but you can save a few dollars and get the similar A118 instead
Ausdom A261
Ausdom A261
$1002304x1296p 30fps
GPS
2" Screen
Sm Size: 65x57x30mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageDecent camera but not the most discreet form factor. Consider the Mini 0805 instead.
GitUp-Git1-300x265
GitUp Git1
$1101920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 59x41x30mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodOne of the best action cameras with the GoPro form factor. Night video is quite good.
Dome-D201
Dome D201
$1102560x1440p 30fps
No GPS
2.7" Screen
Med Size: 99x50x18.4mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodExcellent video quality for the price but camera is not discreet.
Transcend DrivePro 520
Transcend DrivePro 520
$200F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1280x720p 30fps
GPS
2.4" Screen
Med Size 96×65x44mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodWhile night video quality is not the best, this is one of the better taxi cams available today given all the features for the money.
yi-4k-action-camera
Yi 4K Action Camera
$2503840 x 2160p 30fps
No GPS
2.19" Screen
Med Size: 65x42x21mm
Day: Excellent
Night: Good
GoodA true 4K (2160p) action camera is excellent. Not suited as a dash cam.
vico-opia2
Vico-Opia2
$2502560 x 1440p 30fps
Optional GPS
2" Screen
Med Size: 72x53x33mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodOverall a good camera from a video quality and build quality perspective. Not the greatest form factor and high price are drawbacks.
garmin-nuvicam-lmthd2
Garmin nuviCam LMTHD/
$4001920x1080p 30fps
GPS
6" Screen
Huge Size: 182x93x33mm
Day: Good
Night: Average
AverageThe first combination dash cam and GPS navigation device is good if you don't mind the huge size.

For older cameras (2015 or prior) check our “Older Dash Cam” page.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017