What Are the Best Dash Cams for Your Car

Dash cams are quickly becoming a popular preventive measure for drivers around the world–rightfully so, with the current distracted driving epidemic. In 2014, over 431,000 people were injured, and 3,179 were killed in accidents involving distracted drivers. And these are just the episodes reported with trauma; many more fender benders and minor crashes occur every day. A dash camera may offer proof of how an incident happened and protect you from being falsely accused–but you should not have to devote a large part of your paycheck to get an excellent dashboard cam. Let us dive into what dash cams can do to protect you, what features are worth paying for, and navigate a few affordable choices.

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Best dash camera for overall value

The Falcon Zero F170HD+ catches the best spot by crossing all our significant categories for sub-$200 dash cams. It includes full HD 1080p resolution, the widest viewing angle of all our best picks (170°), along with a 32 GB microSD card. It includes GPS software that’s compatible with both Mac and PC. What actually pushes the Falcon Zero F170HD+ on the top is your five-year warranty, which is the longest we’ve seen from any dash camera. There is a lot of high-tech technologies packed in this $120 camera.

Tech specs

  • Size: 2 x 1 x 4 inches
  • Weight: 6 ounces
  • Warranty: 5 Decades
  • Display size: 2.7 inches

Finest dash camera for durability

The KDLINKS X1 hits all of the requisite features for a dashboard cam and surpasses all but the Falcon Zero F170HD+ in wide angle view, but what is truly impressive about this dash cam is its durability. The KDLINKS X1 was tested and known to last for 6+ hours in extreme temperatures–between -40°F and 170°F– therefore if you live someplace with intense weather, then this is the camera for you. It touts just an 8 GB microSD card, which means you could consider updating your storage capacity.

Tech specs

  • Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Video resolution: 1920 x 1080p @ 30 frames per second
  • Angle of view: 165°
  • Display size: 2.7 inches
  • Storage: 8 GB microSD card

#3 Z-Edge Z3 Z-Edge Z3 Dashboard Camera Review

Finest dash camera for movie quality

The Z-Edge Z3 takes video resolution past HD into the Super HD 2560 x 1080p or 2304 x 1296p resolution. A combination of its Ambarella A7 chip and OV4689 color CMOS permits the Z-Edge Z3 to capture high quality images even through low-light evening hours. It’s hard to find a better movie quality for under $200.

Tech specs

  • Weight: 2.2 oz
  • Warranty: 18 weeks
  • Angle of view: 145°
  • Display size: 3 inches
  • Honorable mentions

AUTO-VOX D1 AUTO-VOX D1 Dashboard Camera Review

The AUTO-VOX D1 hits all our important needs with 1080p HD movie, 145° viewing angle, and 32 GB microSD card. It does not have one particular standout such as our Top 3 choices, but it’s a solid dashboard cam throughout the board, especially for $100.

Tech specs

  • Size: 5.6 x 4.5 x 3.2 inches
  • Weight: 15.2 oz
  • Warranty: None
  • Video resolution: FHD 1080p @ 30 frames per second
  • Angle of view: 145°
  • Display size: 2.7 inches
  • Storage: 32 GB microSD card
  • Mini 0805

Best small dash camera

Mini 0805 Dashboard Camera Review

Best value Dash CamThe Mini 0805 goes toe-to-toe using the Z-Edge Z3 in video resolution at 2304 x 1296p, and is by far the most compact of all our dash camera options. The LCD screen measures at a little 1.5 inches–which admittedly works against our personal preference– and the viewing angle barely squeaks from our advocated 135° mark; otherwise, this would be a Measure 3 contender. But in case you’re searching for a discreet, high quality dashboard camera and don’t mind a bigger display, the Mini 0805 is your thing to do.

Tech specs

  • Size: 5.6 x 4.3 x 3.4 inches
  • Weight: 3 ounces
  • Warranty: 3 Decades
  • Video resolution:
  • Angle of view: 135°
  • Display size: 1.5 inches
  • Storage: 8 GB micro SD card

How can a dashboard cam assist me?

  1. Capture proof of an accident
  2. Protect your vehicle from parking lot runs and hit
  3. Protect yourself from insurance fraud
  4. Report dangerous or aggressive driving