The best reviewed dashcams of 2017 – With more and more dash cam videos being shared on social media sites, people are starting to realize the value of owning a dash camera in their car. Not only can they provide you with entertaining videos that you capture along your daily driving, they can protect you from insurance fraud, false accident claims and bad police encounters. Here is our complete list of the best dashboard cameras going into 2017
Here is our list of the Top 10 Dash Cameras of 2017
Black Box Mobius Pro is a 1080P full HD DVR with large field of vision (FOV), automatic motion detection sensor and wide dynamic range technology. Powered by an 820mAh battery, it can continuously record for 100 to 140 minutes even when not plugged in to a power source. This compactly designed, sophisticated mini action camera is known for stunning, high quality HD recording comparable with that of larger models available on the market. It can take still images, record audio in 3 different volume settings and is capable of loop recording as well. Except for the car mount and adaptor, which you need to buy separately, all other attachment accessories are included in the unit.
Blacksys CF-100 is a dual channel dashcam with front camera capable of recording 1080P and rear camera 720P full HD videos. It has built-in mic and speaker, and comes complete with a GPS module. You can link the unit with Google Map, and you also have voice guide and LED indicator at your disposal. Fitted with powerful lenses, tri-axial G-Sensor and low light sensor from Sony, Blacksys CF-100 takes crystal clear footage of your journey/incident. Wide viewing angle and WDR technology further adds to the clarity and coverage of the recording. Operating temperature ranges from minus 20 degrees Celsius to plus 70 degrees Celsius. This dashcam unit comes with a 16 GB MicroSD card and supports a card of up to 32 GB.
Known for its smooth and detailed high quality recording, Transcend DrivePro 200 DVR records 1080P full HD videos @ 30 fps. The 7 element glass lens with 160 degrees wide angle view ensures everything is recorded in an ultra sharp footage. With support for up to 32 GB memory card, this dashboard cam comes with a 16 GB microSDHC card and an adhesive mount to help you get started. The camera turns on and off automatically when you start the ignition of your vehicle. The unit features wireless connectivity, audio recording and G-Sensor for motion detection. Display comprises of 2.4 inches bright LCD screen.
The A118-C is an ultra compact wedge shaped dash cam with a contoured design. It does its work sitting covertly above the rear-view mirror of your vehicle. Powered by Novatek chipset and 170 degrees super wide angle Aptina lens, it offers crystal clear audio-video recording in several resolution options including full HD 1080P @30 fps and 720 P @60 fps. The A118-C has 1.5 inches LCD display, and features wide dynamic range and night vision for enhanced clarity in low light conditions. This capacitor based dash cam with no internal battery can operate in temperatures of up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Full A118-C review.
This sleek dash cam unit with big, 4 inch touch screen display has a proprietary hardwired system designed to give you continuous surveillance 24×7. Equipped with superior 170 degrees wide angle glass lens, 3 MP sensor, and WDR technology, Falcon Zero Touch records full HD, extremely clear videos at a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 30 fps. It includes GPS module and software to integrate the GEO data (speed, weather, etc.) with Google Maps. Camera battery is protected using Inteli Batt, a powerful anti-drain technology. With support for loop recording and microSD card of up to 64 GB, you will hardly ever have to worry about clearing the memory to make room for further recording. Full Falcon Zero Touch review.
The G1W-C is an extremely low priced, capacitor based dashcam with 1080 pixel full HD audio-video recording capability. It is widely considered the best low priced budget dash cam on the market. Featuring a powerful lens with 120 degrees wide angle view and captures highly clear footage during day and night alike. The 2.7 inches display screen gives clear preview and is even good enough to play back the recorded footage. G1W-C is compatible with microSD memory card of up to 64 GB (not included in the package) and supports loop recording as well. With built-in G-sensor, it automatically detects unusual movement in the vehicle and sets off incident recording on its own. Full G1W-C review.
YI Smart Dash Camera, also known as Xiaomi Yi HD DVR is another affordably priced dashcam that gives good value for your money. It’s built using high quality shock-proof material (PC and ABS) and is powered by a Li-polymer battery. This compact DVR unit runs on dual core CPU and is extremely easy to install. It captures 1080P full HD footage at 60 fps. Xiaomi Yi HD features WDR noise reduction, high precision G-sensor, built-in WiFi and Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) like forward sensing, lane departure warning, etc. With a wide view angle of 165 degrees, nothing in front of your car can escape being captured by the camera. It supports Android and iOS operating systems and external memory card of up to 64 GB. Display screen is 2.7 inches big. Full Xiaomi Yi review.
This tiny yet powerful dashboard camera unit from Street Guardian comes with a GPS module, 32 GB memory card and an Android card reader. It features WDR CMOS sensor, 7 element glass lenses with 135 degrees diagonal view, G-sensor with adjustable sensitivity, GPS logger and 1.5 inches TFT LCD screen. Street Guardian SG9665GC v2 uses supercapacitor instead of a battery, thus doing away with common battery related hassles like overheating and leakage. Having a the newer capacitor based model of the Street Guardian will not only allow you to have this cam in higher heat areas, especially during the summer months, but it will extend the overall life of the camera. It gives full HD, perfectly focused footage of 1080 P at 30 fps. The built-in microphone can be turned on and off from the menu. With the latest firmware, this DVR unit can now support microSD card of up 200 GB capacity, which is one of the highest GB capacity ratings on the market today, giving you the ability to record longer length videos before the files are recorded over again. This is great if you plan on doing any timelapse or entertainment type videos for Youtube or other video projects. Full Street Guardian SG9665GC review.
The A119 is one of the newest dash cams on the market and is sure to be a top seller of 2016. It offers a wide range of features along with full HD video quality, all packaged in a very small wedge shaped housing. The A119 is a perfect dash cam for forward facing recording. Attach it to the windshield of your vehicle using adhesive mount to record crystal clear HD videos (and audio) of varying resolutions including 1440 pixels (2k) at 30 fps and 1080 pixels at 60 fps. While many similar cameras have a fixed lens that only allows it to rotate up and down, the A119 lens moves up and down as well as side to side, giving you far more flexibility on lens angle. It turns on/off automatically with the ignition of your vehicle and the built-in G-Sensor helps the unit detect and record incidents all on its own. The A119 can withstand high temperature since it uses capacitor instead of battery as its power source. It supports loop recording and MicroSD card up to 64 GB. Camera settings can be changed from its 2-inch wide LCD screen. With the optional GPS logger, you can also keep track of your driving speed and locations. The A119 by VIOFO is sold by a number of distributors, including: Capture Your Action, Dash Cams Central, Spy Tec and Blueskysea. Below is a direct link to a reputable seller of the A119 on Amazon. Full A119 review.
And our number 1 choice is the BlackVue DR650GW-2CH, one of the best selling dual channel dash cameras with built-in WiFi and memory card support of up to 128 GB. Its slim tubular design makes it one of the most discrete or “stealthy” dash cams on the market, which helps prevent car break-ins and dash cam theft. The front camera of the unit records full HD videos of 1080P at 30 fps while the rear camera records at a resolution of 720 P at 30 fps. Recording quality of both cameras is excellent. The rear camera works perfectly fine even with tinted windows. Thus, this car DVR unit offers complete surveillance of your vehicle – from front as well as rear. With support for iOS and Android backed apps, you can easily transfer dashcam files using your smartphone, rather tan having to remove to dash cam and connect it to your computer to download video files. Full BlackVue DR650GW review.
There has never been a better time to buy and own a dash cam, with all reputable models offering HD video and many affordably priced. We hope you’re able to use our best of 2016 dashboard camera reviews to make an informed decision on which dash cam best fits your needs and budget. Happy shopping and stay safe out there on the road.