The Top 5 Dual Dash Cams 2018
Our pick of the best all around rated front and rear car camera setups on the market.
The AUKEY Dual Dash Cam really stands out, especially at its price point. Coming in at $140 on Amazon, it’s the second cheapest camera on this list but still manages to deliver a quality experience. This camera records in 1080p with an option for in-car audio that also records at night. There is also a preview feature in the car itself to view live footage while in the vehicle. It has a 170° front angle view and a 152° rear camera view, covering as many as six lanes of traffic at once. An interesting feature that you get with a higher quality dual dash camera is its ability to perform in extreme temperature. The manufacturers claim that the camera can operate from -22°F – 167°F and has a longer lifetime than cameras with standard batteries. The AUKEY manufacturer also has a 24-month warranty service on all of their products.
Benefits to this camera include its weight, allowing portability and easy installation. The small size also makes the camera hard to see which could be helpful in confidential situations. One large drawback is the limited night vision. Poor lighting affects any camera and the AUKEY is no different. Another drawback is the lack of mobile interaction. The user can use a SD card to connect it to their computer, but there is no mobile support. The rear extension cord may also be a bit short depending on the vehicle it is installed in but seems to work in most instances. Overall, this is a great option for a small dual dash camera with a high recording quality and an easy setup.
The Veckle Mini has a high recording quality of 1080p for the front and back cameras and can even record as high as 60 frames per second using only the front facing camera. It has the leading Sony Exmor sensor that can record license plate numbers even in the dark. GPS location and driving speed can be stamped onto the video and the camera has a File Protection system. If the car undergoes a collision, the camera will save the footage for maximum protection.
One of the side effects of this camera is that it tends to run hot. People living in hotter climates might have trouble with parking guard due to the extreme heat. Make sure to take this factor into account but this issue does not tend to happen with the mass majority.
Overall, the quality of this camera really sticks out. Often times dual dash cams sacrifice video quality for the front and rear simultaneous vision, but the Veckle Mini is a dual lens dash camera with the video quality of a single lens camera, an impressive feat. There’s even an anti-glare filter included with the camera, which increases the video quality even more. The menu system is a bit tricky for first time dash camera users but installation is easy and operation is intuitive The whole package provides everything you need for a great experience. This is the best budget front and rear dash camera, especially for $132.99 on Amazon. Cheap, high-quality, and dual dash cameras are hard to come by and the Veckle Mini is one of the best models out there.
As is the norm for these types of cameras, the Rexing V1LG records in 1080p at 30 frames per second. The front camera records 170° and the rear camera records 140°. Some additional features are collision detection, loop recording, and a lightweight and discreet design to prevent detection. This camera can be placed high on the windshield and close to the rearview mirror, limiting the driver’s view as much as little as possible. Both the front and back camera lenses are adjustable allowing more flexibility in the setup and installation process.
The pros to this camera are much like other cameras at this price point: easy installation, extraordinary video quality, an easy to use user interface, and a small image viewer on the camera to see the footage it’s recording while in motion. Like many other cameras, the Rexing V1LG has additional computer software that can track the route taken using Google Maps for additional verification. One major plus is that unlike other cameras that are 5 volt USB based and have limited power sources, the Rexing V1LG is a 12 volt camera, allowing it to connect to virtually every power source in the car without an adapter.
This camera lacks some features evident in other cameras, like a motion sensor feature while the car is parked and an anti-glare feature. These features have variable importance depending on the person. If these features are not as important as video quality or weight or size of the device, the Rexing V1LG holds up.
Visual quality is enhanced a bit with the Street Guardian. This camera records in 1080p and 30fps on both the front and rear camera. File protection and night vision are also included along with a complementary one year warranty. This camera was made a bit more recently in late 2017, so it is compatible with a 256GB memory card. The SD card provided by the manufacturer is 128GB but seems to work with no problems.
One aspect of the Street Guardian products that stands out from the competition is the amazing customer service. People who aren’t the most tech-savvy can just install the software included and forget about it, but those who want to go the extra mile will be happy to discover that there are continuous firmware updates. Any issues or bugs reported on their forums are usually fixed extremely quickly, as well as any questions asked on their Amazon page. Their comments are much more articulate than other dash cam companies and they seem to genuinely care about the product and the customers using it. Additionally, the company chose to delay the release of their hardwire cable to ensure that it was a quality product. Although this camera is a bit more expensive than other dual dash cameras, the cost can be justified due to its superior visual quality and excellent customer service. In many instances, you get what you pay for, and the Street Guardian Dual Dash Camera is no exception to this rule.
The Blackvue maintains the excellent video quality as other more expensive dual dash cameras but has a couple additional features not available at lower price points. Proximity sensors in the front and rear cameras allow for parking mode which guards the car without a driver inside. This camera does not have a display, which is good or bad depending on the person. Some people like watching the capture footage while driving, however this tends to make the camera size larger and more conspicuous. The lack of display allows for a smaller camera that can fit in smaller more discrete places. This camera does not support 4K video yet but might in future models.
In regards to storage, the Blackvue supports up to a 128GB micro SD card but only provides a 16GB card in the package. This card does not provide much storage so purchasing an additional high-quality memory card is highly recommended. The camera claims to have a built-in WiFi connection as well as cloud storage, but both of these features have mixed reviews. Some claim that the WiFi connection is spotty and works intermittently and some are unable to use the cloud service.
Overall, this camera performs its core functions well. It provides stunning visuals with the front and back camera, it’s easy to install, and has collision detection technology. It might be a bit expensive for what’s offered, especially for the shakiness of the WiFi and cloud storage, but the camera itself is stable and dependable.