Installing a video recorder/camera in your car or truck makes very good sense. It could save you thousands of dollars in the unfortunate event of your vehicle being involved in an accident. You will have visual and documented evidence of exactly what happened just prior to a collision. You can show where another driver was at fault.
Price: The price of the dashcam is usually a guide to the performance quality and range of features provided. Unless you are definitely looking to buy the lowest priced unit, we suggest that you take the time to check through a few of kits we have listed to get an idea of what is available and then find the dashcam that fits your specification.
G Sensor: All these dash cams have a G sensor locking device that operates automatically when there is a sudden stop or violent move of your vehicle. This ensures that the video footage recorded immediately before the incident cannot be overwritten or lost.
Automatic Filming: Parking protection and motion detection start filming automatically if your vehicle has movement around it when stationery. These facilities require the dashcam recorder to be hardwired into the main power source (via the fuse box for instance) or a separate battery. Hardwire kits supplied by most dash and reverse camera sellers include a safety feature to ensure your vehicle battery is not depleted too far.
WDR Technology: WDR technology vastly improves the quality of the video output and is becoming increasingly common in vehicle backup and dash cameras.
Loop Recording: Loop recording means that when the micro card is full the recording will overwrite the oldest data so that you always have recent footage available.
Image Capture: With some cameras you can capture still images as well as video footage of events or scenes during your journey. There are digital magazines that publish unusual or dramatic traffic moments seen on dashcams.
WiFi Transfer: Although WiFi allows the transfer from in-car recorder to other digital devices such as phones and computers the download can be rather slow. For a quick transfer, such as the most recent 2 minutes' footage, it is OK, but for a longer journey recording it is better to remove the micro card and use a card player (most SD card suppliers include one with their card).
We have listed the best-selling front view cameras and dual front and backup camera systems and detailed their operating features so that you might select the kit that best suits your requirements.
CROSSTOUR 1080P Car DVR Dashboard Camera with Full HD 3" LCD Screen; 170°Wide Angle of View; WDR technology for clear images; G-Sensor locking; Loop Recording; Motion Detection (if hardwired).
Very popular basic dashboard camera/recorder.
AUKEY Dashboard Camera Recorder with Full HD 1080P; 6-Lane 170° Wide Angle Lens; 2" LCD screen and Night Vision; G-Sensor locking; and Capacitor (better than battery).
This dashcam fixes direct to windshield rather via than suction cup so is less intrusive.
REXING V1 3rd Generation 4K UHD Dash Cam; 2.4" LCD screen with WiFi; 170° Wide Angle of View; G-Sensor, WDR technology; Loop Recording; includes 16GB micro card.
Can add GPS logging.
ROAV By ANKER DashCam A1 with Sony Exmor 323 Sensor; 1080P FHD, NightHawk Vision; Wide-Angle View; WiFi; G-Sensor; WDR; Loop Recording.
Includes a Trim removal tool to aid power cable installation.
WHEELWITNESS HD PRO Dash Cam with GPS for 12V Cars and Trucks; 2K Super HD image; 170° Angle of View; Advanced Driver Assistance; Advanced Night Vision; includes 16GB micro card.
Superb recorded video images.
PRUVEEO Upgraded Version F5; FHD 1080P Dash Cam with WiFi for Cars; Discreet Design with Windshield mount; 170 wide angle of view.
APEMAN Car Dash Cam 1080P FHD; 3" LCD Screen; 170°Wide Angle; G-sensor; WDR technology; Loop Recording; Parking Monitor and Motion Detection (if hardwired).
CROSSTOUR Dash Cam for Cars;1080P FHD; 170° Wide Angle of view; WDR technology; with 2 inch LCD; Sony Sensor Infrared Night Vision; Loop Recording; G-sensor; Motion detection (if hardwired).
VANTRUE X3 WiFi Dash Cam, 2.5K 1440P/30fps 1080P/60fps Dashboard Camera; 170° Wide Angle of View; Super HDR Night Vision, Parking Mode, Motion Detection, Loop Recording
Very high quality images and parking protection.
VANTRUE R3 2K Super HD 2304x1296P - 1920x1080P 170° Das Camera Recorder; Super HDR Night Vision; Parking Mode and Motion Sensor; Up to 256GB micro card; Optional GPS for 12V-24V Car and Truck.
Very good quality imagery.
VANTRUE X1 Dash Cam Full HD 1920x1080P HDR Car Camera 1700 degree Angle of view; 2.7" LCD Screen with Super Night Vision; Parking Mode and Motion Detection when hardwired; Loop Recording, HDR, G-Sensor, Audio Recording.
Dual Dash and Backup Cameras
If you need to record the interior of your vehicle whilst driving, then these are two good systems for you.
VANTRUE N2 Pro Uber Dual Front and Inside Dash Cameras; 1 front facing 1920x1080P dashcam and 1 rear facing 1920x1080P camera covering the interior of the vehicle.
Can record both cameras at the same time.
2.5K 2560x1440P when used as single front camera; Infrared Night Vision, Sony Sensor, Parking Mode, Support 256GB max.
The rear facing camera is inside the vehicle and excellent for Parking mode. Even though the back facing camera is inside the vehicle and part of the dashcam housing, the system needs to be hardwired. The kit for this is here.
PRUVEEO C2 Dual Dash Cam and Backup Camera system. 1920 x 1080P Front and Rear Inside Car Dashboard Cameras with Sony Sensors; Built-in WDR; Wide Viewing Angle View; Loop Recording.
Other systems to consider are:
VANTRUE N2 Uber Dual Dash Cam-1080P Inside and Outside for Cars; Front Camera Night Vision Effects; Parking Mode and Motion Detection. Requires hardwiring.
PRUVEEO D700 Backup Camera and Front Dash Cam with 7-Inch Touch Screen Mirror monitor. Dual channel recording.
Simple backup and dashcam kit with rearview mirror monitor.
TOGUARD Dash Cam and Backup Camera with 4.3 Inch Touch Screen Mirror monitor for Cars; 1080P Front Camera with Parking Monitor; with small 420P Backup Camera; G-Sensor; Loop Recording both cameras.
The rear camera has bracket mount.
YI Mirror Dual 1080P Dashboard Camera Recorder and 720P Rear View HD Camera; with Touch Screen Mirror Monitor; G Sensor; Loop Recording; WiFi for downloading data.
Backup Camera has bracket mount.
Good basic dual HD system with WiFi advantage.
TREKPOW Car Dash Cam, sold by ABOX. HD 1080P with 180°Rotation for Front and in Cabin; 2" LCD screen; 170°Angle of view; Night Vision; G-Sensor Lock; Loop Recording; Motion Detection; Parking Mode.
Usual suction cup windshield mount but with ability to rotate lens through 360 degrees to see around and inside the car.
Good basic dashboard camera.
Auto Vox is a good name in the Backup Cameras and Dual Dashcam and Reverse camera system aftermarket. We have reviews of 7 of their kits. Click on the button below to read more: