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 can select the kit that best suits you.
Crosstour CR300 Dashcam
A basic but reliable front facing camera with 1080P full HD recording, covering a 170° angle of view. It has a 3" LCD Screen.
This dash camera uses WDR technology to provide pretty good resolution especially in daylight. The usual G-Sensor, Loop Recording and Motion Detection are included.
For a basic budget DVR this is a good purchase with excellent after sales service.
Aukey Dashboard Camera Recorder with full HD
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 directly to the windshield rather thank via a suction cup and so is less intrusive.
Rexing V1 4K UHD Dashboard Camera
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. This is unusual for dashcams! You can add GPS logging.
ROAV By ANKER DashCam A1
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.
Wheel Witness HD Pro Dash Cam
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.
This camera gives superb recorded video images.
PRUVEEO Upgraded Version F5; FHD 1080P Dash Cam
PRUVEEO Upgraded Version F5; FHD 1080P Dash Cam with WiFi for Cars; Discreet Design with Windshield mount; 170 wide angle of view.
Apeman Dash Cam 1080P FHD DVR Car Driving Recorder
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).
1080P FHD Front and Rear Dual Lens Dash Cam
What we like
The Crosstour CR900 is a very popular dual camera system mainly because of its high-quality images from both front and rear cameras. Also mounting the rear facing camera inside the car is attractive – no need to drill holes anywhere. And there is ample evidence of the customer service backup being excellent.
This kit includes most of what you expect from a dual dash and reversing camera although to log position and time on the footage you will require a separate GPS antenna. The other features include loop recording, wide angle fields of view and motion detection (you would be advised to buy a hard wire kit for this to avoid drain on your battery), and excellent night vision.
But there is one big problem and that is that the small screen on the front dashcam is hardly big enough for viewing what is behind when backing up the vehicle – especially if the front camera is mounted behind the rearview mirror.
So, if you want a very good recording of what is in front and what is behind you when driving this is for you. However, if you need an aid to reversing your vehicle you might want to re-consider.
Vantrue X3 WiFi Dash Cam
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 Dash Cam
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 Dashboard Camera
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
Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam
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.
This system 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.
Even though the back facing camera is inside the vehicle and part of the dashcam housing, the system needs to be hardwired. Click on the link below.
Vantrue N2 Uber Dual Dash Cam
VANTRUE N2 Uber Dual Dash Cam-1080P Inside and Outside for Cars; Front Camera Night Vision Effects; Parking Mode and Motion Detection.
This system requires hardwiring.
If your budget doesn't stretch to the Pro, featured above, this is well worth a look.
Pruveeo C2 Dual Dash Cam
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.
Pruveeo D700 72 Touch Screen Dual System
PRUVEEO D700 Backup Camera and Front Dash Cam with 7-Inch Touch Screen Mirror monitor. Dual channel recording.
This is a simple backup and dashcam kit with a rearview mirror monitor.
Toguard 4.3" Dash Cam and Backup Camera
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 a bracket mount.
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: