Whether you’re looking for some additional protection when it comes to insurance claims or run-ins with the law, or you’re looking to make some hilarious videos for the Internet, dash cams have become affordable enough that you should absolutely have one in all of your rides. What’s the best dash camera for you? That depends on how you want it mounted, how much you want to spend, the form factor you like the most and if you want additional accessories. Here are our favorite 6 dash cams to protect your ride.
The unique, ultra-thin design of DBPOWER’s W20 Dash Cam packs a 2.7″ TFT LCD Wide Screen, 120 degree super wide angle lens and auto record features into a package small enough to be hidden in front of your rear view mirror. As if all that and a sub $50 price tag isn’t enough, it also has an emergency lock button SOS and accident auto detection g-sensor feature to lock and store current video.$30
TaoTronics might be an overseas electronic manufacturing giant without a lot of brand recognition, but that hasn’t stopped them from producing great products with even better price tags–especially the TaoTronics Car Dash Cam. Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 FPS with a 150 degree angle. Power on/off with car ignition. Loop recording. Collision detection. 2.7″ color LCD screen. Included 32GB memory card. Add license plates to recordings. For about the same amount as a nice bottle of whiskey you can get 24/7 security whenever you’re in your vehicle.$59
With Ultra 2K HD image quality, 145-degree field of view, automatic safeguards, a best-in-class color CMOS image sensor and a 3″ screen, it’s easy to see why Z-Edge’s latest is one of the best dash cams out there. Couple those features with easy installation, 2560 x 1080P @ 30 FPS resolution, parking mode watchdog for 24/7 surveillance, included SD memory card and 13′ USB cable for easy interior routing and you have the recipe for a great camera that’s designed specifically to protect you.$100
Sized to fit in the palm of your hand and be discreetly hidden on your windshield in front your rear-view mirror, Rexing’s V1 Dash Cam is the best dash cam for car changers. The 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution camera packs a 170 degree wide angle lens, 2.4″ LCD, accident detection and loop recording to keep you safe. Rexing also has a quite a few affordable accessories like GPS dongles, rear cams, additional mounts and a hard-wire kit so you can easily upgrade with additional features. Add in fantastic manufacturer support and the #1 Best Seller badge on Amazon makes absolute sense.$100
PAPAGO’s GoSafe260 Dash Cam is different from the competition because the full HD 1080P camera with zoom, license plate capture and motion capture, along with the 2.7″ LCD display are built in to an enlarged rear-view mirror that clamps over your existing mirror for easy installation. In addition to being able to see a larger portion of what’s behind you thanks to the size of the mirror, it’s also equipped with an auto-dimming feature that’s handy when the driver behind you forgets to turn off their brights.$109+
For just under $200, Vantrue’s N2 Dual Dash Cam combines the best features of the other great dash cams on this list and combines them with an additional, cab facing camera. With a front camera that registers at 1440 x 1080P HD @ 30 FPS and a rear camera that registers 1280 x 720P @ 30 FPS, the Vantrue N2 combines wide angle viewing with parking mode, motion detection and time lapse to create a camera that protects your car and passengers both inside and out.$190