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Comparing Thinkware Dash Cams

With so many models to choose from, it may seem overwhelming to figure out which Thinkware dash cam model is the best option for you. We can help!

Thinkware Dash Cam Comparison

Thinkware is a trusted brand amongst consumers due to the impressive design and quality of their dash cams. If you are looking for a solid investment into a high quality dash cam, Thinkware is a brand you can't go wrong with. Thinkware has been a leading provider of location-based services and innovative Smart Car information technologies since 1997. Today, Thinkware provides a range of products based on the most advanced technologies in the industry, including Energy-Saving Parking Surveillance and the Thinkware Cloud.

Thinkware Dash Cam Buyer's Guide

FA200 - Best Budget-Friendly Full-Featured Dash Cam

Looking for a budget-friendly dash cam that gives you the most bang for your buck? The FA200 is exactly that! Designed with utmost discreetness in mind while jam-packed with features such as built-in Wi-Fi and advanced parking mode, the FA200 front camera records at 1080p Full HD and the optional rear-facing camera records at 720p HD.

Free Thinkware Hardwiring Kit included with FA200 Dual-Channel

FA200 1-CH

Entry-level Front-only
1080p Full HD recording @ 30FPS
140° distortion-free, wide view angle
Good parking mode coverage
Safety Camera Alerts (requires GPS antenna)
Built-in WiFi
Free mobile app

Ideal for: if you are looking for a reliable entry-level front-only dash cam, or a budget-friendly secondary camera in a multi-camera setup.

FA200 2-CH

Entry-level Front and Rear recording
1080p Full HD recording @ 30FPS
140° distortion-free, wide view angle
Good parking mode coverage
Safety Camera Alerts (requires GPS antenna)
Built-in WiFi
Free mobile app

Ideal for: if you are looking for a budget-friendly entry-level dash cam for all around protection with front and rear recording.

F800 Pro - Entry-Level Cloud-ready Dash Cam

The F800 Pro is virtually identical to the Q800PRO, just with Full HD recording capabilities instead of 2K QHD. It comes with all the other features found on the Q800PRO, including Super Night Vision 2.0, built-in WiFi, parking surveillance and Thinkware Cloud. The F800 Pro has the lowest energy consumption out of any Full HD + Full HD parking mode setup.

Optional rear camera

F800 Pro

Front with optional rear camera
1080p Full HD recording @ 30FPS
140° distortion-free, wide view angle
Good parking mode coverage
Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
Built-in WiFi, built-in GPS
Thinkware Cloud-Ready

Ideal for: if you are looking for a reliable entry-level Cloud-ready dash cam with the reliable parking mode recording.

Q800PRO - 2K QHD with Thinkware Cloud

Is Full HD resolution not quite enough for you? Check out the Q800PRO - it records in stunning 2K QHD with Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) and Super Night Vision 2.0 to ensure clean and crisp image quality all sorts of light scenarios. The Q800PRO hs very low energy consumption, especially for a 2K dash cam with strong parking surveillance performance.

Free Thinkware Hardwiring Kit included with Q800PRO Dual Channel Bundle

Q800PRO

Front with optional rear camera
2K QHD recording @ 30FPS
140° distortion-free, wide view angle
Good parking mode coverage
Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
Built-in WiFi, built-in GPS
Thinkware Cloud-Ready

Ideal for: if you are looking for Cloud-ready dash cam that offers 2K QHD video recording and reliable parking mode recording.

Q800PRO 2-CH Bundle

Front and Rear camera
2K QHD recording front and Full HD rear
140° distortion-free, wide view angle
Good parking mode coverage
Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
Built-in WiFi, built-in GPS
Thinkware Cloud-Ready

Ideal for: if you are looking for Cloud-ready 2-Channel dash cam that offers 2K QHD video recording and parking mode.

U1000 - The Best Dash Cam of 2020

Voted Best Dash Cam of 2020 by our dash cam experts, the U1000 is Thinkware's top-of-the-line 2 channel dash cam that records in pristine 4K UHD in the front camera and 2K QHD in the rear-facing camera. The video resolution can also be downgraded from 4K at 30fps down to 2K at 60fps for smoother videos and making licence plate reading a breeze. The U1000 also comes with a comprehensive driver assistance warning system to help keep drivers safe on the road and Energy Saving Parking Mode 2.0 that extends the length of your parking surveillance.

Free Thinkware Hardwiring Kit and CPL Filter included in Dual-Channel Bundle

U1000 1-CH

Front-only
4K UHD @ 30FPS
Excellent parking mode coverage
Built-in WiFi, built-in GPS
H.265 HEVC video codec
Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
Free mobile app with Thinkware Cloud

Ideal for: if you are looking for a 4K UHD dash cam system with the most comprehensive parking capabilities and Cloud features; the best 4K UHD dash cam available on the market.

U1000 2-CH

4K UHD Front and 2K QHD Rear
Excellent parking mode coverage
Built-in WiFi, built-in GPS
H.265 HEVC video codec
Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
Free mobile app with Thinkware Cloud

Ideal for: if you are looking for a 4K UHD dash cam system with the most comprehensive parking capabilities and Cloud features with the highest-resolution front and rear coverage available on the market.

Thinkware Accessories Buying Guide

Feeling a little overwhelmed with the selection of accessories you can pair with your Thinkware dash cam? Here are the available accessories available:

Hardwiring Options

Thinkware Hardwiring Kit

By installing your vehicle using a Hardwiring Kit, you will gain access to new vehicle features including parking mode. The hardwiring kit comes with optional Add-a-Fuse Kits and Fuse Taps.

OBD Cable

The OBD Cable is a great option for those looking for a simpler alternative to the traditional hardwire method - it connects the dash cam to the vehicle battery via the vehicle's OBD port.

External Battery Pack

A dash cam battery pack is a highly recommended power supply for those who value parking-mode recording and want the greatest protection for their vehicles.

Other Optional Add-Ons

Thinkware CPL Filter

Eliminate these issues caused from moments of extreme brightness by easily installing Thinkware’s Circular Polarizing (CPL) Filter.

Compatible with all Thinkware dash cams.

*CPL Filter is included in the Thinkware U1000 Dual Channel bundle.

Thinkware GPS

Required if you want to unlock the Safety Camera Alerts on your Thinkware dash cam and/or add speed stamps and location data on your footage clips.

Compatible with Thinkware FA200 and X700.

*U1000, Q800PRO and F800 Pro already has built-in GPS.

Thinkware U1000 RADAR Module

The Thinkware RADAR is an optional radar motion detection module designed to enhance the dash cam’s Energy Saving Parking Mode 2.0 with ultra-high frequency radar motion detection and buffered recording.

Compatible with U1000 only.