Dash Cam Comparison

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The Best “Bang for your Buck” Dash Cams

Dash CamPriceKey SpecsVideo QualityReliabilityFinal Word

G1W
$451920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.7" Screen
Sm Size: 113x46x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
AverageBest video quality for $45, a bargain but not discreet. Spending under $40 will likely be an inferior chipset with poor night video.

B40 / A118
$701920x1080p 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.
Mini-0805
Mini 0805
$702304x1296p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 75x47x35mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodGreat discreet form factor, good video quality, good reliability. Excellent value at $70.

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.
Blacksys-CF-100
BlackSys CF-100
$90F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1280x720p 30fps
GPS optional
No Screen
Med Size 58 x 100 x 34mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodBest dual camera for under $100. Form factor, rear video quality and pixelation are drawbacks.
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 “What to Buy” page.

New 2016 Dashboard Cameras

Dash CamPriceKey SpecsVideo QualityReliabilityFinal Word
Mini 0826
Mini 0826
$902304x1296p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 80x46x39mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
UnknownThe Mini 0826 is a decent value but overall the Mini 0805 is smaller and a better bang for the buck.

2015 Dashboard Cameras

Dash CamPriceKey SpecsVideo QualityReliabilityFinal Word
Xiaomi Yi
Xiaomi Yi
$701920x1080p 60fps
No GPS
No Screen
Sm Size: 60.4x42x21.2mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
UnknownA popular camera at a good price. Needs some tweaks to be used as a dash cam.
Mini-0806
Mini 0806
$842304x1296p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 65x37x35mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
Initial batches were poorThe most advanced in the Mini Series but there have been quality complaints in the initial batches.
RexingF9
Rexing F9
$851920x1080p 30fps
No GPS
2.7" Screen
Med Size: 121x46x39mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodAppears to be a better quality version of the G1W.
CDV300X
CDV300X
$1202304x1296p 30fps
GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 87x59x41mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
UnknownBetter than the B40. Better night quality, improved build quality and built in GPS but higher price tag.
SJCAM-SJ5000-Plus
SJCAM SJ5000 Plus
$1701920x1080p 60fps
No GPS
1.5" Screen
Sm Size: 60x41x24.7mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
Below averageGood specs but early reliability and quality problems are disappointing given the high price point.
KDLINKS-X1
kdLinks X1
$1701920x1080p 30fps
GPS
2.7" Screen
Med Size: 89x58x 38mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
UnknownNot the most discreet camera and video is on par with cameras half the price. Mobius and B40 / A118 are better values.
Garmin Dash Cam 20
Garmin Dash Cam 20
$2001920x1080p 30fps
GPS
2.3" Screen
Med Size: 82x66x37mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
AverageA brand name camera which is not discreet and has worse video quality than cheaper cameras.
KOONLUNG-K1S
Koonlung K1S
$240F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS optional
2.7" Screen
Sm Size 28x28x32mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageDual 1080p camera with a separate control unit. Great design and good value.
Lukas-LK-7950WD
Lukas LK-7950 WD
$280F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Lg Size 109x99x38mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodMost feature rich dual camera available today. Overall one of the best on the market.
Panorama-X2
Panorama X2
$300F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS optional
3.5" Screen
Lg Size 96x66x33mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageOne of the better dual cameras available today but front camera is too large.
FineVu-CR-2000G
FineVu CR-2000G
$390F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS optional
3.5" Screen
Lg Size 92x66x42mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
GoodOne of the better dual cameras available today but the form factor for both the front and rear cameras is disappointing.
Thinkware-F550-Dual-Camera
Thinkware F550
$400F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x720p 30fps
GPS
No Screen
Lg Size: 105.2x161.5 x41mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Average
GoodGood form factor but 70 second boot time is a huge negative. At this price consider dual 1080p cameras.
BlackVue-DR650GW-2CH
BlackVue DR650GW-2CH
$410F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x720p 30fps
GPS optional
No Screen
Sm Size: 118.5 x 36mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageA feature packed camera but save a few dollars and purchase the DR550GW-2CH, differences are minor.

BlackVue DR750LW-2CH
$440F:1920x1080p 30fps
R:1920x1080p 30fps
GPS optional
4" Screen
Lg Size 107.2x67.5x20.5mm
Day: Very Good
Night: Good
AverageA feature packed dual camera with 1080p 30fps front and rear. Large size, high price and low bit rate are negatives.

For older cameras (2014 or prior) check our “Older Dash Cam” page.

Last Updated:  January 28, 2016