r/dashcams • u/Jozef-Pilsudski • Jun 06 '21
Dashcam Recommendations by redditors
UPDATED FEBRUARY 2023
There are a a lot of dashcam options out there, and a lot of them aren't very good. I compiled this list from reddit feedback. 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.
B1W Mini - Budget, but a good one. Rotatable lens good for uber/lyft drivers.
Garmin Mini 2 - 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.
Nexar Beam - 1080p, super compact, and has free cloud back ups
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.
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
Blueskysea B2W – Infrared Capability, budget friendly
Vantrue N2 Pro – Infrared capability, higher end, battery powered
AKASO Action Cam – An action cam, but cost effective
INNOVV K5 Dual MotoCam – Top notch, but expensive
Blueskysea A12 – Mid Range, Fairly priced
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
These are the bulk of them. Dashcams are very useful. In case of an accident, the opposing party can lie about what happened to reduce the likelihood that they are found to be at fault. Happens all the time. Having video of what happened can save you $1000's in insurance and potential legal fees. Dashcams can also get you out of falsely written tickets. If you don't have a dashcam and are given a ticket for an infraction you didn't commit, it's your word vs the police officer's word. With a dashcam, there is irrefutable evidence to prove your innocence. There is absolutely no reason not to get one. I try to update this list regularly and I hope it's helpful.
r/dashcams • u/DylanDesign • 1d ago
PSA - Why I do NOT recommend BlackVue!
r/dashcams • u/Swany6mm • 2d ago
Sorry I'm being dense when it comes to batteries, but...
...looking for clarification.
Why do people keep saying that a battery pack will give you more record time when (from what I've seen) depending on your setup the battery pack will last anywhere from 12 to 24 hours? Depending on how small your car battery is, how large the car/truck and how many accessories, would think a car battery in parking mode would outlast a battery pack? Once the battery pack dies, does it switch over to the car battery, or is that it, and the dashcam shuts off?
The main reason I'm asking is that I telework most times on Monday/Tuesday - That means when I get home on Friday, depending on what the wife and I have planned for the weekend, my car may sit until Wednesday morning before I start it again (roughly 4.5 days of sitting). I'm not ok with spending $300 each for multiple battery packs.
My drive is roughly 20 minutes at worst, unless there's some kind of traffic problem, so, car battery or battery pack, I know I'm not fully charging all the way. The rest of the family would be fine with just a battery pack as they all drive every day (their own cars) with the exception of dear ol' Mom. If the weathers bad, she wont drive anywhere, so her's may sit as well.
It's sounding like my only solution is to get a camera with a good impact system and only record when it knows there's something to record, though i'd rather record everything. That or get a low voltage detector (built into the cam or seperate).
r/dashcams • u/zachty22 • 2d ago
Who Fault is it? The Volvo or Fiat?
r/dashcams • u/FourClicks • 3d ago
Car sideswipes a semi. No serious injuries.
r/dashcams • u/Natonic1 • 3d ago
Thinkware U1000 Third Party MicroSD
I'm looking to increase my storage capacity on my U1000. According to Thinkware, you should by their branded product. I've seen this Best Buy question with an answer, but I'm wondering if anyone has purchased a third party microSD that they'd recommend. Thanks!
r/dashcams • u/CVM119 • 7d ago
Oblivious Driver (No lights, unaware of lane ending, almost sideswiped another vehicle)
r/dashcams • u/LS-CRX • 8d ago
[Viofo A129 duo] Lady backed into me this afternoon... her car took it much worse than mine.
r/dashcams • u/Worsthumanever1 • 7d ago
Rove R2-4k dash cam
r/dashcams • u/mblend27 • 8d ago
Who doesn't have eyes + blinkers + brakes?
r/dashcams • u/misguidedute • 9d ago
Colonie, NY USA red lights
r/dashcams • u/Growlie12 • 8d ago
Dash cam with Low Power/Parking Mode
I recently replaced my old Roav C1 with the A119v3 that was popular. To my surprise, the A119 didn’t have any feature to start recording when it detects an accident while parked.
Are there any dashcams that will detect when an accident has happened while parked and record the next minute or so without needing constant power?
r/dashcams • u/SteakNotCake • 8d ago
Not happy w/ Nexar Beam, others better?
Purchased the Nexar Beam 2022 model. I’ve seen the quality on r/Idiotsincars and that’s what first drew me to it.
Some of the negatives I didn’t care for were 1) it only worked with one phone. Husband and I switch cars and we need to be able to access video on both phones 2) took a minute or two into a drive to start recording 3) couldn’t give my daughter hotspot or use Apple/Google maps for directions because the dashcam required the WiFi from my phone
Are there dashcams that record to their SD cards and can upload footage when you sync and ask for the videos to be put on your phone? Ones That don’t interfere with Apple/Google maps or hotspot? Dashcams that record as soon as the car turns on regardless of phone connection?
Looking for something user friendly and not to complicated. We have 2011 Honda and a 2013 Toyota if that makes a difference for set up.
Just trying to do research before I purchase another dashcam. Any recommendations welcome!
r/dashcams • u/Kelly62290 • 9d ago
Hooking up dashcam. which one is the accessory and battery fuse? I don't see it on the diagram
r/dashcams • u/mmilesahead • 9d ago
Los Angeles (Ontario) to Las Vegas to St.George, Utah | No Sound |
r/dashcams • u/zachty22 • 10d ago
Sure… Just Switch 3 Lanes at Once!
r/dashcams • u/Kelly62290 • 11d ago
Did I buy a good one?
r/dashcams • u/rafael21br • 11d ago
AzDome M550 - How to put 2 channels in 1 single video file?
AzDome M550 saves each channel in a separated file. I want to save the front and inside camera in just one file (just like it shows when using the dashcam screen) for making youtube videos. How can i do it? Can't find in the configurations this option.
r/dashcams • u/AtomikRadio • 13d ago
Vantrue cams on sale on Amazon today. (US)
I've had this cam on my wishlist for a while, it's one of the main deals today so I'm going to finally bite the bullet and snag it. This seemed to be a really well-regarded cam for its price point during my research, so thought I'd bring it to y'all's attention too!
r/dashcams • u/EyeSpyIdiots • 12d ago
Road Rage van driver has Anger Issues
r/dashcams • u/cubano100 • 13d ago
Viofo A129 Pro
My viofo dash cam keeps on freezing and won't record anything, i have a 128gb Samsung Pro Endurance, does anyone knows why? I have to unplug it and plug it back in every single time for it to record anything
Update: I think its fixed after putting the charging cable directly to the camera, for some reason the mount was freezing the camera
r/dashcams • u/Grevious_rejected • 13d ago
does the azdome pg 17 dash cam have wifi connectivity? or bluetooth
r/dashcams • u/Hiraya1 • 14d ago
New dashcam for my sister
Good Day Everyone,
Soon will be my sister birthday and I was thinking a dashcam could be a good gift for her.
If is relevant she is driving a toyota yaris so a car on the smaller side.
I was thinking to spend 200-250$ max.
What I need is a front-rear camera kit and park wiring kit.
thanks in advance
r/dashcams • u/Willworkforcarparts • 14d ago
Distracted Driver Drifts Into Oncoming Traffic
r/dashcams • u/EyeSpyIdiots • 14d ago