These days, dash cameras on cars just make more and more sense. Not only do they act as indisputable evidence in case there is a debate over who’s at fault in a car accident, but modern dash cameras can do a lot more than just record. So which dash cams are the best ones?
The answer to that question depends a lot on what your needs are. All dash cameras, even entry level models, do a pretty good job of capturing quality images during the daylight. But modern cameras can do a lot more than that, or do it in extremely useful, specific situations. We’re going to run down the list of the top 10 best dash cameras we’ve tested.
10. Goluk T2 FHD Dash Cam
Above and beyond just recording your drive while you’re on the road, the first of our top 10 dash cameras also have some added security features for when you’re not even moving or even in the car. The Goluk T2 FHD Dash Cam has sensors built in that detect both motion and impact. So if someone approaches your car, the camera will start recording. If your car is the victim of a fender bender in the parking lot, again, the camera will get to work.
9. ITRue X6D Dash Cam
The ITrue X6D Dash Cam is another premium level camera that we like for a few reasons. It’s got great image quality, a very small profile that makes it harder to spot on cars, but the real winning feature is two lenses. It’s one of the cheaper, premium dash cameras that allows for both front and rear camera views. That’s more coverage, more peace of mind, and more information to work with.
8. KDLINKS X1
Quality is what the KDLINKS X1 Dash Cam is all about. It doesn’t have the same stationary features of something like the Goluk, but what it lacks in versatility, it makes up for in image quality. This is one of the sharper dash cameras for image capture during both the day and the night. It also comes with its own high-quality GPS system. While it’s not as feature-rich as some of the other models, what the features it does choose to focus on are high quality in results and convenience.
7. Falcon Zero F360
The Falcon Zero F360 Dash Cam is another one of those dash cameras that comes with two lenses so you get both front and back coverage. And for people that are concerned with breaking up the look of their car’s interior, the discreet design of this camera means that when it’s properly installed, it blends right in with your rear view mirror. To casual eyes, it’s like there’s not even a camera there at all.
6. Rexing V1P
Rexing dash cameras provide high-quality images and also come with two cameras. This makes it perfect for if you want a rear view of your car on the road, or, if you prefer, it can be repositioned to show you the inside of the car itself if you want footage of passengers. The Rexing V1P is easy to use, has high-quality images, and is a fantastic all-rounder. A good camera for people that need security footage for passengers, or for what’s happening on the road behind them.
5. Vantrue N2 Pro
Vantrue dash cameras come with two lenses as well, though this is made specifically for front road view, and interior cabin views, so don’t rely on it for rear road coverage. The Vantrue N2 Pro Dash Cam has a wide angle view, sports very good image quality, even at night, and comes with sensors that detect movement and impact even while stationary. Definitely a good choice for people that want quality roadside and interior coverage as well as added security while parking.
4. PowerLead Puda D003
The PowerLead Puda Dash Cam is one of the better dash cameras to recommend for people that want good coverage and sharp image quality for night driving thanks to its premium night sight capabilities. This is another dual camera system, though this time the rear camera is largely intended for a rear roadside view, not the car interior. Once installed, the system provides exceptional image quality, though this comes at the price of being a little bigger and easier to spot.
3. FalconZero Touch Pro HD
The FalconZero Touch Pro HD is one of those dash cameras that may be on the pricey side but is absolutely recommended for convenience. It’s easy to use thanks to the touch screen interface, but is also powerful enough to give you great image quality, and comes with multiple mounts, so you can switch it out to different vehicles if you don’t feel like buying multiple cameras.
2. KDLinks R100
The KDLinks R100 Dash Cam is one of the more expensive dash cameras, but that’s because it pushes a lot of premium quality. This is especially true in the image quality department. When properly installed, this camera is very discreet and nearly invisible but has very sharp image capture for both day and night driving. This can work as both a single camera, front facing system, or as a dual camera system if you need to capture rear footage as well. It also comes with KDLinks customer service, which is one of the best in the industry for customer support and problem resolution.
1. Thinkware X500
The last of our dash cameras and our top pick is also, unsurprisingly, our most expensive, at well over $200. So what makes the Thinkware Dash Cam so special? It’s loaded with features and quality. In addition to having superior image quality when compared to a lot of the other cameras, the Thinkware also has a GPS system that automatically embeds important incident data such as location, time and speed.
It’s also great for acting like a “support pilot” with additional sensors that notify drivers when they have strayed from a lane when there is a red light present, or even when there are speed cameras in the vicinity. So in addition to monitoring others on the road, this particular device will also keep drivers informed of their own driving as well as other potential hazards or features on the road.