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Best Dash Cams of 2020

Last Updated: May 2020

Looking for the perfect dash cam system for your vehicle? Need help gifting a dash cam to a special someone? Let our dash cam experts help you with our Best Dash Cam 2020 list. This list is put together based on customer ratings, reviews by our affiliates and most importantly, testings done by our very own dash cam experts. With amazing features like 4K UHD, Super Night Vision, Remote Live View, and Cloud backup from renowned manufacturers such as Thinkware, BlackVue, VIOFO, and more, these "best" dash cams spans all situations and lifestyles.

BEST ALL-ROUND: LOVE YOUR DRIVE, LOVE YOUR PASSENGERS

1. Thinkware U1000 4K UHD Dual-Channel Cloud Dash Cam

Video Quality: 4K UHD Front + 2K QHD Rear | Field of View: 150° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: Yes | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: Yes | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 128GB

Why we picked the Thinkware U1000

Topping Our BlackboxMyCar's Best Dash Cam list, the U1000 is a complete package with a 4K UHD front camera and a 2K QHD rear camera, ultra-wide viewing angle, as well as state-of-the-art safety features and best-in-class parking mode. Strong cloud features let you stay connected with your dash and vehicle anytime, anywhere: morning commute, family road trip, weekend excursions, you name it.

4K UHD front recording, 2K QHD rear recording

Ultra wide-angle lens

 Real-time vehicle tracking via Cloud

Driving & Parking Impact Notifications

Reliable in extreme temperatures

Optional RADAR sensor for extended parking coverage

NOTE: Pair the Thinkware U1000 with the optional RADAR Sensor module for an extended parking mode coverage.

BEST CLOUD FEATURES: STAYING CONNECTED ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

2. BlackVue DR900S-2CH 4K UHD Cloud Dash Cam

Video Quality:  4K UHD Front + Full HD Rear | Field of View: 162° | WiFi: Dual-Band | Cloud-Ready: Yes | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 256GB

Why we picked the BlackVue DR900S-2CH

The DR900S-2CH is the perfect dash cam for those who like to stay connected at all times. With powerful Cloud features like real-time data and video, GPS tracking, 2-way voice communication, and live video stream, those at home can always stay connected with the driver and the vehicle. There is also free cloud storage so you can backup a copy of your video footage and replay the videos from the Cloud using your smartphone.

4K UHD front recording

 Ultra wide-angle lens

Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi

 Strong cloud features

Reliable in extreme temperatures

 H.265 HEVC File Compression

NOTE: If you currently have the DR750S-2CH installed and wish to upgrade to the DR900S-2CH, you don’t need to go through the hassle of re-doing all the wiring. All the cables are interchangeable between the two models.

BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY 4K: CLARITY THAT WON'T BREAK THE BANK

3. VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4K UHD 2-Channel Dash Cam with GPS

Video Quality:  4K UHD Front + Full HD Rear | Field of View: 130° | WiFi: Dual-Band | Cloud-Ready: No | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 256GB

Why we picked the VIOFO A129 Pro Duo

The VIOFO A129 Pro Duo is a true 4K UHD system that rivals that of the Thinkware U1000 and the BlackVue DR900S. While it lacks cloud connectivity and it's parking mode protection is not as strong as the Thinkware or BlackVue, the A129 Pro Duo is the best budget-friendly 4K UHD dash cam in the market.

4K UHD front recording

Wide-angle lens

2” high-resolution LCD screen

Dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi support

4 bitrate options

Reliable in extreme temperatures

H.265 HEVC in addition to standard H.264 AVC

NOTE: If you already have a VIOFO A129 installed in your vehicle and would like to upgrade to a 4K dash cam, you can get the VIOFO A129 Pro 4K 1-Channel model and just connect it to the A129’s rear camera or IR camera. Rear cameras are the same for these two models, so you can even reuse the writing and mounts.

BUDGET-FRIENDLY CLOUD: STAYING CONNECTED AT A WALLET-FRIENDLY PRICE

4. BlackVue DR750S-2CH 1080p Full HD Cloud Dash Cam

Video Quality:  Full HD Front + Full HD Rear | Field of View: 139° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: Yes | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No | Memory card: MicroSD card up to 256GB

Why we picked the BlackVue DR750S-2CH

The DR750S-2CH is a dual-channel dash cam without compromises. Video quality of the DR750S is very good during the day and at night time. Both cameras record 1080p Full HD. Like other premium BlackVue models, the DR750S offers parking mode to protect your car while you are away. It is equipped with GPS and WiFi. If you have an Internet connection in your car, you can watch your dash cam’s video footage from anywhere in the world via the BlackVue Over-the-Cloud service.

Full HD @ 60FPS from the front camera for smooth, crystal-clear recording

Wide-angle lens

Strong cloud features

NOTE: If you currently have a DR650S installed and wish to upgrade to the DR750S, you don’t need to go through the hassle of re-doing all the wiring. All the cables are interchangeable between the two models.

BEST 2K QHD: A TASTE OF THE ELITE

5. Thinkware Q800PRO 2K QHD Cloud Dash Cam

Video Quality:  2K QHD Front + Full HD Rear | Field of View: 140° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: Yes | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: Yes | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 128GB

Why we picked the Thinkware Q800PRO

Like all premium Thinkware models, the Q800PRO comes with state-of-the-art parking surveillance and cloud capabilities, as well as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems that includes Lane Departure Warnings, Front Collision Warnings and more. It delivers high-quality crystal-clear 2K QHD video recording day or night from its front-facing camera.

2K QHD front recording

 Wide-angle lens

Advanced parking mode

Thinkware Cloud-ready

Advanced Driver Assistance System and Safety Camera Alert

Built-in voltage meter to prevent vehicle battery drainages

Reliable in extreme temperatures

NOTE: If you already have a Thinkware F800 Pro installed in your vehicle and would like to upgrade to a 2K dash cam, you can get the Q800PRO 1-Channel model and just connect it to the F800 Pro’s rear camera. The rear cameras are the same for these two models, and you can even reuse the writing and mounts.

BUDGET-FRIENDLY 2K QHD: A TASTE OF THE ELITE AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE

6. VIOFO A119 V3 QHD+ Dash Cam

Video Quality:  2K QHD+ Front | Field of View: 140° | WiFi: No | Cloud-Ready: No | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 256GB

Why we picked the VIOFO A119 V3

The VIOFO A119 V3 is a budget dash cam that delivers a ton of great features for its price tag. With a 5MP Sony STARVIS image sensor, the A119 V3 is capable of recording in 2K QHD+, day or night. Easy setup thanks to a quick release mount. Suction mount makes for easy car-to-car transport. The A119 V3 also offers strong parking features. Easy operation using the built-in 2” LCD screen.

 QHD+ high-quality resolution

 Wide-angle lens

2” high-resolution LCD screen

NOTE: The VIOFO A119 V3 comes with an adhesive mount. If you are looking for transient installation, the suction cup mount is available as an optional add-on.

BEST FOR HIGH HEAT ENVIRONMENTS

7. IROAD X10 4K UHD 2-CH Dash Cam

Video Quality:  4K UHD Front + Full HD Rear | Field of View: 165° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: No | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: Yes | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 256GB

Why we picked the IROAD X10

With its 8.3MP CMOS Sensor, the IROAD X10 captures 4K UHD video - four times as many pixels as the X9. Boasting wider camera angles than Thinkare BlackVue and VIOFO, the X10 captures at an ultra-wide 165° at the front and 145° at the back of the car, ensuring you're truly covered.

IROAD is a premium Korean car camera brand that is known for its high heat resistance, and its dash cams are bestsellers in hot and humid countries like Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. From an all-glass lens to an improved casing, the X10 is highly durable and is ideal for hot summer months from Texas to California.

Like the X9, the X10 comes with rotatable lens for maximum flexibility, X-Vision and memory-efficient Time Lapse parking mode, and Advanced Driver Assistance System. The X10 also comes with the optional OBD X-Scanner, a OBD Power Cable + OBD Diagnostics Tool that offer the convenience of power supply and car diagnosis in one.

Built for humid, hot climates

4K UHD + Full HD dual-channel

Ultra wide-angle lens

Energy-efficient with lower-than-average electric consumption

optional OBD X-Scanner

NOTE: The IROAD X10 is a 2-Channel 4K UHD Front-and-Full HD Rear camera system. It is an upgraded 4K UHD version of its predecessor, the IROAD X9.

BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

8. Thinkware FA200 1080p Full HD WiFi Dash Cam

Video Quality:  Full HD | Field of View: 140° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: No | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No| Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 128GB

Why we picked the Thinkware FA200

The Thinkware FA200 is a front-facing camera with built-in WiFi capabilities and a host of modern recording features. Your drive is recorded in crystal-clear 1080p Full HD with the front camera. The optional rear camera gives you 720p HD recordings. With a heavy emphasis on advanced parking features, the FA200 is equipped with Time Lapse and Energy Saving Mode for extended surveillance. Free mobile app to adjust settings, check the view from the cameras or transfer files to your mobile device.

Under $200 - Great Value!

Full HD recording

Wide-angle lens

Advanced parking mode

Free mobile app

Reliable in extreme temperatures

BEST ENTRY-LEVEL: THE ESSENTIALS TO CAPTURE YOUR DRIVE

9. BlackVue DR590W-2CH 1080p Full HD WiFi Dash Cam

Video Quality:  Full HD Front + Rear | Field of View: 139° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: No | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 256GB

Why we picked the BlackVue DR590W-2CH

The DR590W-2CH is an excellent choice for users who would appreciate the Full HD video resolution but don’t necessarily need all the additional bells and whistles of the premium models. Built-in WiFi and a free mobile app lets you tap into the dash cam from your smartphone to adjust settings, check the view from the cameras and download footage files to free up the microSD card. The DR590W offers impact and motion detection to protect your car while you are away.

Great Value!

Full HD recording @ 30FPS

Wide-angle lens

Good parking mode coverage

Free mobile app

BEST 4K FOR TAXI, UBER & LYFT: MAXIMUM PROTECTION

10. BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR 4K UHD Cloud Dash Cam

Video Quality:  4K UHD Front + Full HD Interior | Field of View: 162° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: Yes | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 256GB

Why we picked the BlackVue DR900S-2CH IR

The DR900S-2CH IR system captures the road ahead in 4K UHD and the interior of the vehicle in Full HD, making it the perfect dash cam for taxi or rideshare drivers (ie. Uber and Lyft). Powerful Cloud features include real-time data and video, GPS tracking, 2-way voice communication, and live video stream. There is also free cloud storage so you can backup a copy of your video footage and replay the videos from the Cloud using your smartphone. Good parking mode coverage with impact and motion detection.

4K UHD front recording

Full HD interior recording

Ultra wide-angle lens

Strong cloud features

H.265 HEVC in addition to standard H.264 AVC

NOTE: If you already have a BlackVue DR750S-2CH IR installed in your vehicle and would like to upgrade to a 4K dash cam, you can reuse the existing writing and mounts for the DR900S-2CH IR.

BUDGET-FRIENDLY FOR TAXI, UBER & LYFT: SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON DRIVING

11. Thinkware FA200 IRC 1080p Full HD Dual Channel Dash Cam

Video Quality:  Full HD Front + HD Interior | Field of View: 140° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: No | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No | Memory card: MicroSD card up to 128GB

Why we picked the Thinkware FA200 IRC

The Thinkware FA200 IRC budget-friendly 2-channel dash cam system is built for rideshare drivers. It is designed with discreteness in mind while packed with features like built-in WiFi and advanced parking mode. The front-facing camera records at Full HD. The cabin-facing camera is equipped with true infrared lighting and records the interior of the vehicle at 720p HD.

Great Value!

Full HD from the front camera

HD from Cabin-facing camera

Wide-angle lens

Powerful parking mode protection

BEST FOR COMMERCIAL TRUCKS & FLEETS: BEST PROTECTION FOR YOUR VEHICLE & CARGO

12. BlackVue DR750S-2CH IR Truck 1080p Full HD Cloud Dash Cam

Video Quality:  Full HD Front + Interior| Field of View: 139° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: No | Parking Mode: Yes | ADAS: No | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 256GB

Why we picked the BlackVue DR750S-2CH IR Truck

The DR750S-2CH IR TRUCK is ideal to secure most large commercial trucks. With the waterproof infrared rear camera, you can monitor the road behind as well as cargo loading and unloading operations. Built-in GPS adds location and speed information to your footage videos. You can even visualize the location of the vehicle in the BlackVue Viewer’s Map during video playback. Built-in WiFi lets you connect to the dash cam with a smartphone or tablet. The DR750-2CH IR comes with intelligent parking mode monitoring giving you peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is under surveillance while you are away

Built for commercial vehicles

Full HD from the front camera

Waterproof infrared rear camera with up to 65ft video cable

 Wide-angle lens

 Powerful parking mode protection

BEST SOLUTION FOR MOTORCYCLES, ATVs & ALL-TERRAIN: CAPTURE EVERY RUSH

13. Thinkware M1 Motorsport 1080p Full HD Dash Cam

Video Quality:  1080p Full HD Front + Rear | Field of View: 140° | WiFi: Yes | Cloud-Ready: No | Parking Mode: No | ADAS: No | Memory Card: MicroSD card up to 64GB

Why we picked the Thinkware M1 Motorsport

For adrenaline junkies, the Thinkware M1 Motorsport dash cam is a must-have. It is a dual channel, all-terrain weatherproof and water-resistant front-and-rear system that can be installed on all types of outdoor vehicles, such as motorcycles, motocross, ATVs, snowmobiles and even agricultural vehicles. Advanced Electronic Image Stabilization ensures a smooth and steady video recording.

 Full HD high-quality resolution from front and rear cameras

 Wide-angle lens

 Electronic image stabilization

 IP66 Weatherproof

Remote control

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Best Dash Cams Of 2020

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Thinkware u1000 with radar
U1000
Very good service
Blackvue dr750s-1 ch cloud dash cam
Great product
Hi Ryan, thanks for shopping with us. We're glad you went with the Thinkware U1000 - if you have any questions in the future, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help!
Good Budget Dash Cam
Hi Mr. Gisa, thanks for shopping with us and for leaving a very detailed review. Your feedback is very important to us, and we thank you for getting one to keep you and others safe on the road. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us directly - we're here to help!
A129 Duo edrazil
Hi Hector, we're sorry to hear that you have had some issues with the wi-fi mode, but it sounds like you're enjoying your VIOFO dash cam. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out and ask us. We're here to help!
Awesome product
Hi Tal, thanks for shopping with us!
Installation kit
Hi Brian, thanks for leaving a review. We always recommend customers reaching out to us if they're unsure which fuse tap to go with. It very much depends on the vehicle model itself. If you have any questions in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team before making your purchase. We're here to help!
Great Product
Hi Matt, thanks for leaving a review!
Received my product before I expected
Hi Sam, thanks for leaving a review ❤️
Excellent Service & Dash Cam
Hi Steve, glad you're enjoying your VIOFO dash cam! If you have any questions in the future, don't hesitate reaching out. We're here to help!
Thinkware u1000
Hi Dylan, thanks for taking the plunge into the world of dash cams! Do let us know if you have any questions when you're hardwiring it - it should be relatively straightforward with the Thinkware U1000, but we're here to answer any questions that you may have. Thanks for leaving a review!
Lives up to the good name
Hi D H, thanks for shopping with us. Glad to know it all worked out with you - thanks for leaving a review!
2015 GoldWing
Hi David, sorry to hear that you had a little bit of trouble with the cable, but glad it worked out. Let us know if you have any questions in the future!
Enjoying my 3rd B124-e!
Hi Tim, awesome to hear! Thanks for leaving a review :)
Happy with my dash Cam
Hi Brian, thanks for shopping with us. Glad our team was able to answer all of your questions. Come back anytime!
BlackVue DR900S
Hi Javier, we are lucky to have you as a customer! Thanks for shopping with us, and thank you for leaving a review. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.
Excellent!!!!!!
Hi Desmond, thanks for shopping with us! Glad it worked out for you and you're enjoying the Thinkware FA200 :) If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Hi Andrew, awesome, thank you so much for leaving a review.
Great system and customer service
Hi ShaqDeez, we're glad to hear that our team was able to help you out with everything you needed! Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions in the future.
Great cameras!
Hi Darryl, thanks for leaving a review! Glad you love parking mode.
Love the cam
Hi Lawrence, thanks for sharing your review. We're glad to hear your installation worked out great! Let us know if you have any questions.
Very helpful
Hi Dave, thanks for leaving a review!