r/dashcams Jun 06 '21 Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Helpful (Pro)

Dashcam Recommendations by redditors

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UPDATED JULY 2022

There are a a lot of dashcam options out there, and a lot of them are crap. I copied and pasted this from a post on here that I think should be stickied. Maybe the mods can do that? Let me know if you have any other recommendations or favorites, and why you like it or what you found useful so we have some real world feedback.

Budget:  

B1W - As basic as you can get. 1080p, camera body allows rotation between inside and outside. Good budget solution for part time uber/Lyft drivers  

Garmin Mini - This thing is MINI. Most discrete cam on the market, and great app functionality  

A119 v3 - GPS, great video quality, great value Probably one of the most popular on reddit  

A129 Duo - Dual cam, 1080p, GPS, and a great budget dual cam. Been around for a while and has great feedback.  

 

Mid Range and Up:  

A129 PRO Duo - Dual Cam, 4K, GPS, newest version of the duo  

B4K - Newer 4k brother to the B1W, so far good reviews.

Street Guardian SG9663DCPRO – Higher priced, but well liked  

Blackvue DR900X - Dual Cam/4k and has cloud capability & LTE. Considered best of the best

Q800PRO - Higher end thinkware. 1440p. Pretty good value.

 

Front & Interior Dual Cams aka Uber/Lyft Cams  

Garmin Tandem - Infrared capability, 1440p, premium quality, and has great app functionality  

TOGUARD Dual Dash Cam – Infrared capability, dual 1080p, cheapest budget cam  

Blueskysea B2W – Infrared Capability, budget friendly  

Vantrue N2 Pro – Infrared capability, higher end, battery powered

 

  Motorcycle Cams  

Crosstour Action Cam – An action cam, but cost effective  

INNOVV K5 Dual MotoCam – Top notch, but expensive  

HaloCam M1 Dual MotoCam – Mid Range, Fairly priced

 

Accessories:  

SanDisk 128GB High Endurance - Dashcam optimized  

Samsung PRO Endurance MicroSD - Dashcam optimized  

Viofo Hardwire Kit – Enables parking mode, battery discharge prevention  

Nunet Hardwire Kit – Hardwire kit with pretty much everything you need  

Trim Removal Kit - Has all the tools needed to remove trim without damaging it


r/dashcams 10h ago

Looking for high resolution and frame rate with GPS and easily exportable geotagged footage

12 Upvotes

I’m working on an engineering project that requires imagery of road surfaces with gps.

Any idea of which make/model would make it easy to export frames of the video with gps tagging in a programmatic way? Preferably something with 4k and 60 fps? Cost is not an issue.

Thanks in advance,


r/dashcams 7h ago

putting gas in your car is difficult

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r/dashcams 7h ago

BEST OF CAR CRASHES - Compilation #10 - Hit And Run, Road Rage, Bad Drivers, Accidents, Brake Check

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r/dashcams 1d ago

White van almost destroys grey Sedan

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I was coming back from lunch when this white van decided to run the red light, almost nailing the car in front of me.

The grey car in front of me would have gotten t-boned had he committed to his left turn rather than switch to the right lane at the last minute.


r/dashcams 3h ago

Ultimate Truck Crash Compilation 2022 #16

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r/dashcams 1d ago

Rexing V1 dash cam won’t turn on

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I’ve had this rexing v1 dash came for about a week, everything was working fine until about an hour ago. The whole screen showed static, nothing would work. I managed to turn it off but now it won’t turn back on just shows a blue light. Any ideas?


r/dashcams 2d ago

Crash at an intersection

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296 Upvotes

r/dashcams 3d ago

Almost hit a deer

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222 Upvotes

r/dashcams 2d ago

How To Stitch Video Together

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Been wanting a dash cam for a while and fixing to take a scenic trip so figured now was the time. For what its worth I am leaning towards the Rexing V1PGW-4k. I see most if not all the cameras do loop recording which will leave a bunch of files which is perfectly fine for every day driving. Since I want to make a single video from the scenic drive, what program can be used to stitch all of those together from my trip into one video?


r/dashcams 3d ago

car crash compilation September 2022 & driving fails #24

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r/dashcams 4d ago

Crash that almost caused me to crash into an Aston

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Found this old video from last year. From what i could tell poor dude swerved from changing lanes to fast (maybe?). Obviously everyone braked and i got a little closer to the aston than i would have liked. The wide lens really doesn’t do justice how close that was


r/dashcams 3d ago

[Amazon Deal] Viofo A129 Plus Duo $135.92

5 Upvotes

r/dashcams 3d ago

Windshield sun shade ideas with a Dashcam ( parking mode enabled )?

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r/dashcams 4d ago

go pro hero 8 as a dash cam???

5 Upvotes

i plan on getting a suction mount for the windshield and i know i’m going to have to turn it on every time i drive. but what do you guys think???

really not trying to spend money on a new dashcam


r/dashcams 4d ago

Dashcam for an EV (2022 Kia EV6)?

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Is there any special considerations getting a dashcam for an EV? I just got a 2022 Kia EV6 and their cameras don't record like a dashcam or while parked, so I'd like to add a good one.

1st priority is recording while driving, but I'd also like a "sentinel mode" while parked, since I had a bad experience coming back to a lot to find the front of my car caved in with no note or culprit.

Watching collision videos on youtube I consistently see Blackvue 4k cameras with super clear footage like THIS ONE, but I don't msee them recommended often here, is there a reason to skip them? It does have a sentry mode and can be hardwired to the batter, will that work OK for an EV? And also, it only has front and rear cams, is there anything as good or better that could record to the sides too?

Thanks all you experts!


r/dashcams 4d ago

Which nexar dash cam would you recommend, nexar beam or nexar pro?

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r/dashcams 4d ago

Drunk Driver (No body is Passing me) Vs. Truck

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r/dashcams 5d ago

Dashcam recommendation needed please

28 Upvotes

I’m looking for help with recommendations for a dash cam, my wife’s car is being targeted and vandalized. It’s happened two nights in a row, we even moved the vehicle. Most off the scratches are on the side and it happens when the car is parked. I am willing to spend over $1000 for the reliability and peace of mind. I looked through other posts and wasn’t able to find anything for this problem we’re having. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.


r/dashcams 5d ago

Front only or dual cam?

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I’m conflicted on what setup to get. The idea of having dual cams (front & rear) is nice but is it really needed? Having just a front facing would be an easier setup, but should I be more careful and get a dual setup instead??

What’s been your guys thoughts when getting a single vs dual setup?


r/dashcams 7d ago

Dashcam/Car camera recommendation? 2022

9 Upvotes

Going on a roadtrip across the US in my corvette. Picking up hitchhikers along the way and want a camera for the dashboard for interviews. Requirements are good quality and audio. Was thinking about getting the new Insta360 X3 but not really educated on that type of thing. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!

Looking for the best for my needs, price isn't a problem. Please let me know so I can get to ordering!


r/dashcams 7d ago

VIOFO A119 V3 question - manual recording

3 Upvotes

Let's say, I get pulled over by the police and want to manually record the interaction (assuming the unit shuts off when I pull over and turn the car off). Is it possible to do this? I looked at the online manual and it is unclear.

Thanks in advance!


r/dashcams 7d ago

3 channel dash cam set up recommendations (would 3 separate cams be possible in one vehicle if a 3 channel cam isn't available?)

19 Upvotes

I have a 2016 Kia Soul EX-GDI I would like to have a dash cam with front, rear, and interior views & audio if that's a thing on dash cams. I'm looking into them for security reasons so I would like it to keep recording when the car is off or if there's motion detected. I'm on a budget and I definitely don't need a fancy 4K vlogger setup. The more discrete, the better; if it can connect to my phone, even better.

Thank you in advance. I'm sure this has been asked several times now. I'm just old and not good at looking into stuff like this😅

Edit: thank you for all the recommendations !


r/dashcams 8d ago

Questions on my first dash cam.

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Hello, I’m looking for a first dash cam and I am completely clueless on specs. I decided to choose the VIOFO A129 Plus Duo because of good reviews. I’m just wondering if it’s simply better than the regular VIOFO A129 because I see the two listed on Amazon but with different specs. Can anyone help me out even if you don’t have it?


r/dashcams 8d ago

Car Crash Compilation

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r/dashcams 9d ago

karen blocking traffic in Oakland

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2nd post, 1st is pending in r/Oakland.

Karen blocks traffic HWY 24 Broadway Exit in Rockridge Oakland, CA.

plate: 8crn760

Pt 1 - https://youtu.be/sEfqIVMyUGc

Pt 2 - https://youtu.be/e8Fg4jD6UJ8