Best dash cams according to redditors

We found 5,567 Reddit comments discussing the best dash cams. We ranked the 543 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Car On-Dash Mounted Cameras:

u/SoFlaKicks · 1807 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

[Reposting a shorter version of the video] The driver of the white car had his friend come to the scene of the accident and give a false report to the police officer, making himself a “witness to the accident“. The cop interviewed both of them first and then came to me, I told him that I had dash cam video but he wanted me to explain what happened first. I did and the officer looked very confused and asked to see the video. Apparently, the driver who hit me and his made up a wild story about me driving erratically and weaving in and out of lanes, ultimately ramming into his car. The officer was very close to criminally charging the “witness“ for providing false testimony to a police officer. Needless to say, the driver of the white car was cited for the accident and I was not. The officer did say that the DashCam video saved me from being at fault as he would have had to rely on the driver and “witness“ account of the accident which was wildly different from what actually happened.

Edit: I’m using the Roav DashCam A1, by Anker

u/Supah_McNastee · 452 pointsr/LifeProTips

Viofo A119 . I follow r/RoadCam and r/DashCam and it seems like that one is always rated as the best bang for the buck. It's the one I currently use, with a gps mount, and it's perfect. Great night and day quality, easily detachable, etc. It's about $100 and has saved me thousands. It also has given me unlimited content to work with for Reddit because as soon as it turns on, the idiots on the road come out to play. I have the V2, but the V3 is out now.

Something I learned on these subs is that many of the dashcams out today use batteries which aren't good to have when the weather changes so much. I live in Seattle (basically 60 degrees most of the year), but this summer it got into the 90's surprisingly and inside the car could get up to 120 degrees (which may cause a battery to explode). Similarly, batteries wouldn't do good in cold conditions either when it drops below freezing which Seattle also can do. When looking for a quality DashCam, always make sure they don't use a battery, but instead use a capacitor for this exact reason. They will last way longer and won't be as susceptible to failure in weather conditions.

u/bilged · 308 pointsr/personalfinance

Also Best site for unbiased reviews and finding legit sellers of various Chinese no-name cams.

Edit: since this post is quite visible and lots of people are interested, I'll also plug You can set up an alert for dashcams and get a good deal if money is tight. I was able to pick up a couple Aukey DR02s for $50 each on sale. What I like about these cameras is the low profile install and capacitor.

u/aggiechicken · 307 pointsr/LifeProTips

So get a dash cam with a rear camera?

Edit: For those citing cost. This is the one I own. You'll have a fugly wire running to the back of your car, but imo it's worth it.

With that said always check your local laws to ensure they're legal.

u/MrrQuackers · 156 pointsr/videos

Last time reddit talked about dashcams this one came highly recommended. It's on Amazon and it's Prime. 1440p/30fps or 1080p/60fps.

This is currently on my Christmas List this year,

u/showeringwithbeer · 131 pointsr/news

Same situation, and same reason I have front and rear cameras on my car now. Buddy he was driving my car, very thoughtfully called a cab instead of driving. Was waiting for it to show up in my car since it was driving rain, my keys were in his pocket, but he got charged with a DUI. Lawyer was able to get the whole thing thrown out, but then again, you still are out the time and money for the legal trouble, so they are still getting some money for nothing from you. Amd I had to pay the tow company to get my car out of impound. Once I started doing Uber on the side, I have cameras I got in a kit as a rearview, dash cam, and inside the car dash cam, best investment ever.

So far the only benefit I have gotten is calming down a road rage incident, but it came with a sticker for my rear-view window and both police and civilians definitely act a little more maturely driving around you knowing they are on camera. Which, by the way, is thankfully completely legal in my state. Even the police definitely act a little more mature driving around you knowing they are on camera. Which, by the way, is thankfully completely legal in my state. Even the police can be recorded as long as I'm not filming an
"active investigation". I don't advocate wrongdoing but protect yourself, the car cams are a great investment.

Edit. Everyone is asking for my camera set-up, yes, I know it's a bit sloppy, but I'm not an electrician and I got all the harnesses and attached them to an EXTERNAL BATTERY. Your standard car battery is NOT meant to regularly handle this voltage, especially with the engine off.

Backup Camera:

DashCam and In-Cabin:

Again, consult somebody good with cars (like I did), or a pro. This equipment CAN fry your car. Scoff at the price, but 3 days of Uber paid it all off, and a case of beer got it installed :) Highly recommend the night vision option, the infrared is incredible on this, it even helps pick deer out when the snow was falling. I love the passive monitoring, basically all the features are worth setting up, such a good fallback to have video evidence.

The stickers I got came with the backup camera and are color versions of this:

u/SorryNotSorryMom · 125 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

Viofo A129, front and back cams. There’s also the Viofo A119 that’s just the front one

u/ku-fan · 120 pointsr/Dashcam

got mine for $100 off Amazon. records both front and rear, love it!

AUKEY Dual Dash Cam HD 1080P Front and Rear Camera
It was $97 when i bought it in July but looks like it's $130 now. still a great camera for the money.

u/magnus007 · 114 pointsr/videos

This sort of road rage, even in New Jersey, is very rare. But I picked up one of those Russian anti-scam cams for $45 + a microSD. - Looks like it's up to $65 now.

u/BoboForShort · 86 pointsr/Whatcouldgowrong

Black Box G1W Original Dashboard Dash Cam - Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Camera Video Recorder with G-Sensor Night Vision Motion Detection WDR 140° Wide Angle 4X Zoom - NT96650 + AR0330

u/Thecatmilton · 68 pointsr/Dallas

You need a dash cam. After 2 hit and runs I got one. The last two people who hit me got to buy my car cool new stuff. The g1w-c is good and is around 55-65 on Amazon. The cheaper ones will be low quality fakes. Transcend 32gb micro sd cards seem to work the best.

I linked what I have below. There are two color choices. The black would be less noticeable.

u/NarstyHobbitses · 66 pointsr/gadgets

This one was recommended in a reddit thread a few months ago and I've since bought it and love it!

I don't remember the exact post, but it was some dude in /r/videos who had his car t-boned by a bitch in a PT cruiser when she ran a red. I'm on my phone so maybe someone else knows what I'm talking about and can find it for you.

u/Mylaptopisburningme · 62 pointsr/worldnews

I was driving down a 2 lane street day before yesterday, someone oncoming decided to cross the yellow divider to pass someone and was coming at me head on, I had to slow down. I also had someone tailgating my ass at the same time. Today I get some fucktard who decides the speed limit is to slow, tailgated me, makes a lane next to me where there isn't one, I honk, he flips me off.. I have been thinking about a dash cam, even put one on my wish list on Amazon. I decided it is a necessity.

u/van-nostrand-md · 59 pointsr/LifeProTips

G1W Black Box

Cheap enough to get two, one forward facing, and one to face the rear. All you need to buy is a memory card and you're set. Remember to remove the protective film off the lens before using!

u/NerJaro · 57 pointsr/cars

here are acouple ones to consider

Dual cameras

single camera

Not Cheap

u/Matchboxx · 52 pointsr/nova

Order two, one for the front, one for the back. Seriously. I was rear ended near Arlington Cemetery and the guy drove off. Got his plates off of the tape and subsequently made his life hell.

u/Obviously_Ritarded · 52 pointsr/videos
u/berntout · 50 pointsr/nba

I'd highly recommend finding a dash cam with a warranty. The main reason why dashcams die is from extended heat exposure.

I'm onto my 3rd dashcam, this time with a 2 year warranty.

u/N0Ultimatum · 49 pointsr/legaladvice

NAL. First things first. Go somewhere safe and use something that shows your speed verified by GPS. Maybe Waze. Confirm that your speedometer is not under rating your speed. Side note: most speedometers over rate your speed by a few mph just to be safe.Then buy this one or this one if you want the GPS speed on your videos. They are wedge shaped and hidden pretty well. DO NOT announce that you are recording (MO is single party consent) or have a camera.

Now, if you get pulled over, politely state that you don't agree with the charge if it is again bogus, but then accept and sign it. Then when you go to court bring JUST THAT CLIP(no need to give them your last ~4 hours of driving; have heard of cops giving tickets based on that). Have it on a tablet or something else and also on a cheap flash drive that you don't mind giving away in case they need it. Complain that you keep on getting these tickets by the same officer.

Also bonus points, get the a118 (cheaper) and put it on your rear window where it's hidden to show him following you repeatedly and feel free to bring that if he sometimes follows you. Make a point to take a route that people don't usually take every time to make a point that he's specifically targeting you.

u/foxbrb · 46 pointsr/MaliciousCompliance

Roav Dashcam A1

Roav DashCam A1, by Anker, Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder, 1080P FHD, Nighthawk Vision, Wide-Angle View, WiFi, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, and Night Mode

u/DJApoc · 44 pointsr/CCW

Actually, what OP wants is a "high endurance" card. They are made specifically to take the constant temperature changes and overwriting of recordings. Regular cards don't hold up in dash cams at all, and it makes people think the cams are shit. You just need to use the proper card.

I use this one and it's good:

Additionally, I use a set with dual cameras, and it works great:

u/random12356622 · 43 pointsr/Dashcam

Plenty of options:

  • B1W ($47-55 USD) - Has wifi/cellphone app, Good video, Fair build quality, Lackluster parking mode: Automatic, Not buffered, Requires hardwire kit with low voltage cut off feature to enable parking mode. - No GPS

  • A119 v2 ($79-105 USD) - Excellent video quality, Fair build quality, Lackluster parking mode: Automatic, Not buffered, Requires hardwire kit with low voltage cut off feature to enable parking mode. No wifi/cellphone app. Lacks Cloud feature. - Has GPS

  • A119S v2 ($90-119 USD) - Good video quality, Fair build quality, Lackluster parking mode: Automatic, Not buffered, Requires hardwire kit with low voltage cut off feature to enable parking mode. No wifi/cellphone app. - This dash cam was supposed to surpass the A119 v2 in video quality. It never did. Firmware updates were supposed to make it better video quality. Only surpasses A119 v2 in Extremely dark conditions, lesser video quality in all other conditions. Lacks Cloud feature. - Has GPS

  • A119 Pro ($90-124 USD) - Good video quality, Fair build quality, Lackluster parking mode: Automatic, Not buffered, Requires hardwire kit with low voltage cut off feature to enable parking mode. No wifi/cellphone app. - This dash cam is supposed to surpass the A119 v2 in video quality. Waiting on firmware updates. Same hope as A119S v2. Lacks Cloud feature. - Has GPS

  • Street Guardian SGGCX2 (Includes memory card and CPL filter) ($160-290 USD) - Good video quality, Good build quality, Lackluster parking mode: Automatic, Not buffered, Requires hardwire kit with low voltage cut off feature to enable parking mode. No wifi/cellphone app. - This dash cam is similar to the A119 variants in video quality. Lacks Cloud feature. - Has GPS

    Versatile: Mobius ($70-100 USD) (Requires separate purchase: Power cable or hardwire kit + Micro SD card + adhesive Mount) + recommended purchase Super capacitor - Good video quality, Fair build quality, Lackluster parking mode: Automatic, Not buffered, Requires hardwire kit with low voltage cut off feature to enable parking mode. No wifi/cellphone app. - This isn't the best dash cam in the world, but it is one of the smaller ones. It was made for the drone world, and repurposed for the dash cam world. Lacks Cloud feature. - No GPS - Lacks G sensor (because it is part of the drone world)

    Budget Dual Cams:

  • Mini 0906 ($130 USD) - I would avoid this dash cam. ??? I have no idea GPS

  • A129 ($160 USD) - Good video quality, Fair build quality, Lackluster parking mode: Automatic, Not buffered, Requires hardwire kit with low voltage cut off feature to enable parking mode. Has wifi/cellphone app. - This is a 2 Channel (Front/Rear) or (Front/interior) dashcam similar to the A119 variants. It is new, and people like it. Lacks Cloud feature. - Has GPS

    Last year's Flagship Dual Cams:

  • BlackSys CH-100B 2CH ($200-270 USD) - Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good/Fair video quality. Has wifi/cellphone app. Good/Fair video quality is a far step down from Excellent A119 v2 video quality, you should compare sample footage. This dash cam's strong point is it is simply a good dash cam, user friendly wifi/cellphone app. Lacks Cloud feature. Has partitioned normal/Parking recording. - Has GPS

  • BlackVue DR650S 2CH ($298-370 USD) - Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good/Fair video quality. Has wifi/cellphone app. People complain about this dash cam's video quality. It is similar to the CH-100B 2CH but for some reason people have higher than average expectations for video quality from this one. First of the Cloud feature dash cams. Lacks partitioned normal/Parking recording. - Has GPS

  • Thinkware F770 2CH ($330-390 USD) - Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality. Has wifi/cellphone app. Lacks Cloud feature. Has partitioned normal/Parking recording. This dashcam has improved video quality over the CH-100B 2CH/BlackVue DR650S 2CH, and it shows. - Has GPS

    This year's Flagship Dual Cams:

  • BlackSys Ch-200 2CH ($300-320 USD) - Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality. Has wifi/cellphone app. Lacks Cloud feature. Has partitioned normal/Parking recording. - Similar to the BlackSys CH-100B 2CH, with improved video quality. - Has GPS

  • BlackVue DR750S 2CH ($380-510 USD) - Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality. Has wifi/cellphone app. Has Cloud feature. Has partitioned normal/Parking recording. - Improved video quality over the BlackVue DR650S 2CH, added partitioned normal/parking recording. - Has GPS

  • Street Guardian SG9663DC (Includes memory card and CPL filter) ($290-490 USD) - Similar to the A129 2CH dash cam, missing wifi/cellphone app. - Has GPS

  • BlackVue DR900S 2CH (4K) ($480-591 USD) - Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Excellent video quality. Has wifi/cellphone app. Has Cloud feature. Has partitioned normal/Parking recording. - One of the few dash cams that is similar/surpasses the A119 v2. - Has GPS

  • Thinkware F800 2CH ($380-430 USD) - Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality. Has wifi/cellphone app. Has Cloud feature. Has partitioned normal/Parking recording. - The first of the Thinkware Cloud dash cams. - Has GPS

  • Thinkware F800 Pro 2CH ($380-460 USD) - Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality. Has wifi/cellphone app. Has Cloud feature. Has partitioned normal/Parking recording. - The 2nd of the Thinkware Cloud dash cams. - Has GPS


    Just to complicate things a bit more: BlackVue 1CH dash cams can not be upgraded to 2 CH. They will lack the rear camera port, as the 1CH dash cams are physically different than the 2CH versions.

    Thinkware dash cams which have 1CH/2CH versions can be upgraded from 1 CH -> 2CH.

  • Thinkware FA200 IRC 2CH ($240 USD) - Includes Dashcam/IR cam + Micro SD card + Hardwire kit.

  • Thinkware FA200 WiFi ($130-190 USD) - Lacks IR cam, has Micro SD card option, Hardwire kit option.

  • BlackVue DR590W-2CH WiFi ($240-260 USD)

  • BlackVue DR590W-2CH IR WiFi ($280-300 USD)

    Look around for the best price. - Standard copy pasta.
u/KokiriEmerald · 40 pointsr/gadgets
u/whatsaphoto · 37 pointsr/Roadcam

Aukey duel dash cam. It was the highest quality duel cam set up that also shot 1080p30 that I found at the time of purchase earlier this year. It has insanely high quality low-light capabilities and was a wicked easy set up. Highly suggest it.

u/TxBlackLabelRx · 35 pointsr/houston

I've got two installed, the second one is for the rear both 32GB sd cards and hardwired with the ignition.

Dash cams installed

The front cam is a high heat capacitor, the previous ones I had lasted just past the two-year warranty, the Texas heat blows the battery up even under covered parking. It works fine for the price, up close you'll see plate numbers any movement not so much. Things do look farther away than they seem.

Real world videos

Beltway 8 Benz driver speeding

Benz driver getting cop karma

The rear cam is a cheap $25 Amazon lighting deal, now it is like $39 colors are muted, you can see if someone was on their phone at least.

If you want high end your Go Pro Black series is your choice and there are tons of Youtube videos on different budget priced cams.

I will tell you that the dumptrucks with the sign "we're not responsible for your windsheild", they are when you are three cars behind, didn't secure their load and you have video of their truck lossing rocks left and right.

Get something to protect you while driving and do not infrom any drivers when you're in an accident that you have a cam, let the insurance company catch them in a lie.

u/CodeCat5 · 35 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

This is the one I have:

I haven't looked into them in a couple of years so there may be better options by now. I like this one though because it's fairly cheap (I don't care about the bells & whistles others have), and some of the parts are made by Sony. It's also lasted through a couple of GA summers, so it seems to be reliable.

u/jam905 · 33 pointsr/NewOrleans

I'm really sorry you had to deal with a hit and run, and follow the asshole to get his plate number.

Please consider installing a dashcam. They've dropped in price substantially, and take no more than an hour to install.

Here's one from Anker that works well.

u/clonetek · 30 pointsr/WTF

I got one of these the other day. I hope I never have to use the video in court, but I got it just in case.
People be cray.

u/Xcrucia · 28 pointsr/Dallas

AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera...

I got it last Wednesday and I love it. Small form factor and great picture

u/PM-ME-D_CK-PICS · 26 pointsr/Dashcam

I know some people in this sub will call me a shill, but the A119 should be the standard for a good dash cam under $100.

It has everything you need from a dashcam.

  • Good Camera quality.

  • Capacitor, so it does well in HOT or COLD climates.

  • Good Alerts of malfunction in camera.

  • Good shape/size for discretion.

    Honestly, if I were you and I had the $$ I'd get everyone the same package of a A119 and a Transcend High Endurance microSD card.

    For more info, you can visit (not affiliated) I used that website a lot when doing research for a dashcam. Watched a lot of their videos, and made the decision to buy an A119.

    I've purchased those two items I linked 3 separate times for 3 different family members and they've worked flawlessly. I've seen some issues of cameras arriving defective, but they have a good warranty as well so it's not like you'd be completely out on your ass if you got a defective unit.

    To add to this: You'll see A LOT of dashcams for $50 or less, and I'd be really hesitant to purchase them with confidence. I've owned a AUSDOM dashcam that failed after 3 months, it would continually reboot or just die and not record. That's when I started looking into the dashcams more seriously and came across the A119.

    Edit1: Fixed link. Thanks /u/moneytroy
u/DidIMiss60b · 25 pointsr/Louisville

Did you have to show the footage to the police for their report? People need to learn to drive correctly, not politely. That is so dangerous. Whenever someone starts waving me out, I just pretend to look in my backseat for something or try to wave them on. I'm not pulling across 3-4 lanes of traffic because one person stopped to let me out.

Also, what's your dash cam setup? I've got this one.

u/helpfindsb · 25 pointsr/Dashcam

Alternatively, yell the license plate number into your dashcam.

u/Gjallock · 25 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

This is a pretty cheap one I got on sale for about $42, works great! 1080p 30fps or 720p 60 fps

u/pbandnyan · 24 pointsr/LosAngeles

AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Full HD 1080P, 6-Lane 170° Wide Angle Lens, Supercapacitor, G-Sensor and Clear Nighttime Recording

u/robert_d · 23 pointsr/toronto

Firstly, if you were in the intersection as her light turned green (and you had to be as you were t-boned) she is 100% to blame. The reason is simple and often forgot: Just because the light turns green does not mean you have the right to hit the gas. You are obligated to ensure that the intersection has been cleared.

Vis a vi, if you are turning left and the light turns red, and you are already in the intersection you are obligated to turn and the other cars are obligated to wait until you clear the intersection.

The real issue here is people don't understand how to drive.

Second thing, get a dashcam. I have this one,, and cannot say a single bad thing about it.

u/Forthac · 22 pointsr/nononono

The G1W is pretty much the standard consumer dashcam that is not super expensive, fairly reliable, and films in HD.

I have used one for 2 years now and, other then having to reformat the sd card one time, have had no issues. Turns on and off along with the car, can record for over 8 hours with a 32GB SD card (make sure it's class 10). Over all I have been happy with it. Just make sure you aren't getting some weird knockoff.

u/BZ-B · 22 pointsr/nba

This is the one i have, it works fine so far. I'd also recommend you avoid Sandisk MicroSDs, they are cheaper but often have problems compared to Lexar or Transcend. Browse around r/dashcam for more info.

u/ForUseAtWorkx · 22 pointsr/memphis

this one like it well enough. If I bought a new one, I think I would get one that records both a front and rear view.

u/Dialatedanus · 22 pointsr/raleigh

this cam consistenly drops to $50 on amazon, i've got one in all my cars, it lacks a few features but is absolutely better than nothing. You'll need to find the right sd card (class 10 I beleive) and I think I paid around $20-$30 for a 64GB sd card, but its relatively cheap insurance!

I think they offer a front and rear cam option also...

u/jasonianfootsoldier · 21 pointsr/Denver
u/Schwa88 · 20 pointsr/houston

I use a G1W, which is a pretty cheap Chinese dashcam. It works great, I typically get about 8-9 hours of recording at 1080. The mount is terrible, and the sound is pretty muffled, but it's cheap and works well. I may upgrade in the future.

u/cs502 · 20 pointsr/Louisville

Great $50 investment. Mine has been running 24/7 for over 2 years now with no issues.

Here is actual footage.

It records about 12 hours of footage and then starts recording over whatever was recorded 12 hours previously.

u/AintAintAWord · 20 pointsr/houston

This little guy right here
"Spy Tec A118-C Capacitor Edition"

u/jidery · 20 pointsr/SanJose

Depending on where it is, check if KCBS has a traffic camera on that stretch.

Or check if any local businesses have security cameras.

Also: Dash cams are so cheap, if you need it once it will pay off

u/hrmiracle · 19 pointsr/videos

Hey thanks bro - I'll look for ones that have these specs. /u/K2QJXuGmtcNPKsA8 recommended the G1W and it sounds like it hits all your recommendations.

u/chocomoholic · 19 pointsr/ottawa
u/Thrallman · 19 pointsr/RegularRevenge

I've used this camera for the past two years or so. I've not had any issues and the quality is fairly good. Plugs straight into the cigarette lighter.

I also have a buddy who got this camera and he's pretty happy with it.

u/Why_Is_This_NSFW · 19 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

Same, been looking at the A129 though my A119 has been great. (Get a High Endurance card also, I run a Transcend. Bought a couple Samsung EVOs because that was all that was available locally, died within 6 months. This has been going a year and a half).

Protip: As a first dashcam:

Low budget: Yi Dashcam

Mid: Viofo A119

High: Viofo A129

Highest: Some Streetguardian/Blackvue shit with park assist and beams info to your phone if someone breathes on your car, at that level you should probably do some research.

There's a LOT of them out there but they use mostly the same components rebranded (Rexing, et al). I like these, just my opinion.

Edit: /r/Dashcam /r/roadcam

u/-Cheule- · 18 pointsr/Dashcam

I bought one of these, then returned it because I found out they were Li-ion battery based, rather than using a capacitor. Got a Viofo A119 instead. I’m told that Amazon ripped off the Viofo design with the rexing which apparently is an Amazon in-house brand.

One more huge tip, get an endurance rated SD card. Not any old as card. These card get beat up pretty badly because the cameras continually access the card non-stop.

u/jonahn2000 · 18 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

Most dashcams record 24/7. I'd go on r/dashcam and find a good one. The one OP linked doesn't have the greatest reviews. This one

Seems good

Edit: or the ROAV A1 someone else posted is good too. Really, if it has 25+ reviews and it has above 4 stars it’s probably pretty good. Watch some YouTube videos of the video quality just to make sure though

u/pescadosdelana · 18 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

And if you want more security, I have the Roav (Anker) camera for my vehicle and really like it. It will even turn on if you vehicle is off if something hits it. And, for a good quality camera, it's relatively inexpensive.

u/Steven2k7 · 16 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

I bought that back in April. It was the next model up from the one that my gf at the time had and she recommended it to me. It doesn't have a battery in it and instead uses a capacitor which is a lot better. I've had no problems with it the whole time I've had it.

u/randomstormtrooper · 15 pointsr/Sacramento

If you find the Sharper Image dashcam not up to your standards, you can use the same one I have: Spytec A118-C 1080p

u/Pikmeir · 15 pointsr/videos

I got this one a couple years ago and have been happy with it. I'm sure there's something better if you want to pay more but this does more than I need, and it has a capacitor instead of a regular battery so it's safe in high or low temperatures. Also very easy to install (I just strung it around through the door and into the glove box, then to a Y-splitter into the cig lighter so that the wires are hidden but I didn't have to actually do any wiring).

u/HORSEtheGAME · 15 pointsr/cars
  • step 1 - go to /r/dashcam

  • step 2 - read their guide

  • stem 3 - buy this one

    basically make sure you get something with a capacitor (not a battery) and has decent night vision.

    I just got one but that is more for recording on-road shenanigans than safety.
u/hipponacteus · 15 pointsr/houston

Mine unhooks from the windshield mount easily and I just put it away when I'm parked outside overnight. I recommend this one:

u/Teh_Compass · 14 pointsr/videos

Russian dashcams are why I bought one. Hopefully we can spread awareness so we start seeing more pop up.

This is the one I got. Note that this is the capacitor version. The normal one has a battery. I got this one because it gets really hot here and that would damage the battery. Battery version is slightly cheaper. Overall good for the price. It's the one that I see recommended most.

u/KevlarGorilla · 14 pointsr/funny

I only have a front cam, but use a Roav by Anker and swear by it.

Got it for about $50, currently for $70, totally worth it.

u/BeltPress · 13 pointsr/halifax

Viofo A119 v2 is less than $120 on Amazon. A few members of the Sub have one and I bought it on recommendation.

One of the few that actually does 60 frames per second and also one of the few with a capacitor, not batteries, which is better in hot and cold environments. The one I linked comes with the additional GPS module. There are good user videos on YT as well.

u/thekdude · 13 pointsr/ucf

I purchased a dash cam a few months ago and it has given me great peace of mind. I got this dash cam and I have liked it so far. I would suggest probably also getting a rear cam as well, which I have yet to do. Also, just a heads up if you do get a dash cam, some sd cards may need to be formatted before they can be used on the dash cam, but this particular dash cam model (and probably most others) can do the formatting for you in the settings.

u/alterbyme · 13 pointsr/Roadcam

It's the Anker Roav A1 Dashcam that I had replace my old Mobius action camera due to a sun-damaged lens.

u/BlakDrgn · 12 pointsr/videos

I'm a trucker and use one of these.

u/Swiss__Cheese · 12 pointsr/cars

If you can scrape up a few more bucks, I highly recommend the G1W-C. It's the best "bang for your buck" affordable dash cam. Depending on the power source for the cigarette lighter (always on vs. on just when the car is on), it will automatically turn on and start recording when the car turns on. And when the memory card in the camera gets full, it will automatically free up space by deleting the oldest video file.

u/iloggedintosay · 12 pointsr/GoodValue

Make sure you get one with a capacitor. Regular batteries will fail in the excessive heat that builds in the car sitting in the sun (or extreme cold).

Personally I've had this one for 3 years and love it.

A118-C 1080p HD Car Dash Camera Capacitor G-Sensor 1.5" HD Screen 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens Records at 60 FPS Loop Recording

u/dotMJEG · 12 pointsr/subaru

Went with this, Rexing V1P. Did a good amount of research, this had the best amount of good reviews and good customer service response, as well as solid features. I will be hardwiring it into my car as well with their hardwire kit.

u/fam0usm0rtimer · 12 pointsr/Columbus

This is why I'm glad I just picked up a dashcam.. Columbus idiots out in full force this morning...

Edit.. because some asked.. It's a VIOFO A119S with a Transcend 32gb card. Mounted to windshield.

u/VforVilliam · 12 pointsr/LosAngeles

Buy a decent dashcam and you can maybe catch a plate if you're ever in another hit-and-run. They're also great for when the other driver decides to lie about the details of the accident. That's happened to me, and I really wish I had a dashcam then.

Here's a good one for $50. The sidebar on /r/Dashcam also has good recommendations, including some for dual cameras, which record both front and rear.

u/SoberIRL · 11 pointsr/houston

If anyone is interested in doing their part, I've been using this one for about six months. Works great, footage is clean and clear, and I never have to mess with it.

Got my first holy shit near-miss with a fuckwit this morning, and of course the armchair driving specialists of /r/houston are tearing it up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

u/docnotsopc · 11 pointsr/vancouver

I highly recommend this camera. Sometimes it goes on sale as low as the $30s. Grab a microSD card too and you're set.

Disclaimer it's by no means the best, but it's consistently ranked one of the best value dash cams online. You can spend more and get better night vision or a backward dash though but you're getting into the $130-250 range. Some dashcams will turn on via motion sensor if your car gets bumped while parked.

Logistically if you're wondering, it plugs into USB which I have plugged into the cigarette lighter output via a small adapter. Camera turns on when car starts and off a few mins after you park your car. Footage wise it eventually just loops and tapes over the oldest footage

u/jellysandwich · 11 pointsr/personalfinance

Any recommendations? I got this Black Box G1W Original Dashboard Dash Cam a while back but it died after a couple of months. Kinda disappointed by this "#1 best seller"

u/rijnzael · 11 pointsr/Denver

This is the dashcam:

And I got this SD card per the recommendations I got from the reviews:

The camera is pretty awesome. It's motion detecting, so it begins recording automatically once I start driving, but it will turn the display off after a little bit to help prevent distractions. It also comes with a 12V socket adapter, which I use.

u/ctyt · 11 pointsr/Miami

It's a G1W-C. Your comment made me go on Amazon and I discovered that the Xiaomi Yi, which is nicer in some respects, is a lightning deal right now. I'm going to put that in the front and put the G1W-C in the rear.

u/UsmcFatManBear · 11 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

I am glad it is since I live out here.

Thankfully they finally banned distracted driving now down here so no more people on their phones or doing shit when they are driving. We have enough of an issue with elderly or illegals driving around getting into accidents. But now we can cut down on the accidents once they start enforcing the distracted driving.

I noticed the driving out here is much more dangerous than in other places of the country. I had to invest in a dashcam system for my POV to protect myself.

For anyone curious to a good dashcam. It has survived the AZ heat which is awesome.

u/captaincrunch00 · 11 pointsr/preppers

There's a whole sub dedicated to Dashcams. /r/dashcam

There is a sidebar link that is slightly old, but gives "buy this if you want the cheapest or buy this one for quality"

That one !(or the newer generation of it) is what I use. It's great.

u/mylifeisahighway · 11 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

AUKey DR01. Got it on an amazon deal day a few weeks ago. First clip I've saved. Was cheap, great 'first dashcam' option for me. Found a power kit that I tapped into the cigarette lighter wiring, ran cable around the windshield to hide. Wish I could do a rear camera easily, but it's a convertible and I'm not about to go crazy with my 2-month old Benz. Maybe when my debt ratio decreases.

u/WNW3 · 11 pointsr/ToyotaTacoma's all the stuff I bought on my Amazon list lately. Does that help?

AUKEY 1080p Dash Cam

Black Off Road Scene Easy Fit Mud Guard

Car Travel Inflatable Mattress

Xprite Amber 240 LED Roof Top Mini Flashing Strobe Light

Smoke Tint Slim Wind Deflector

Pet Dog Seat Belt Leash

30 Ft. Polyester Tow Strap

Hood tie-Down Loops

Seat Cover for Pets

Silicone Wedding Ring For Men (For the radio knobs)

Toyota Tacoma Center Console Tray

Toyota Tacoma Center Console Organizer

Front Car Seat Covers

Husky Liners Front Floor Liners

Annnnnnnnnnd I'm just now seeing you were talking about the 2nd Gen...

u/drivinganindievan · 11 pointsr/vegaslocals

I have a dash cam by AUKEY. My car is always parked outside, ranging from a semi-covered spot at work to open parking lots at Downtown Summerlin or Town Square. It works pretty well, it's not specifically rated for heat but I haven't had any issues with overheating, the pad for sticking it to my windshield has held up, and reviews seem to indicate the same in regards to reliability in heat. Amazon link here. It's pretty inexpensive (only $70) so it's budget conscious, but there are better options that are officially rated for high temperature and higher resolution (the AUKEY shoots in 1080p) if you have the money to spend.

u/mojomartini · 11 pointsr/NewOrleans

I have a Vantrue N2 Pro that I think is great. It records in high quality both inside and outside of the vehicle, however, you might not find too many cameras (if any) that will do a full 360. The front facing camera will get all of the front, but the one facing inside will get the entire cabin of the vehicle and maybe through the windows. It has a "parking mode" which will activate when it detects movement while you are away.

Personally, I think a better idea involves parking near where she knows there are working and accessible security cameras. Once the dashcam is spotted, you've spent money for nothing.

u/Securitybob · 10 pointsr/gifs

its cheap, and its good. it took 4 weeks to get to me though.

u/bigbabysurfer · 10 pointsr/tulsa


There's no excuse anymore. People are freaking CRAZY. And, god forbid, if something like this happens and it's your word vs. theirs, it's nice to have video backing your story up.

They're CHEAP. They last. You can hook them up to either be on all the time or when the vehicle is running.

From Amazon:

  1. SpyTec Dash Cam - comes with an internal capacitor, rather than a battery; that way you don't have a battery exploding in the Tulsa heat. $63

  2. Hard wire/fuse kit for dash cam - the cam comes with a cigarette cord and a USB cord, but if you want to hard-wire it into your vehicle (like I did), you'll need this kit. Want it on all the time? Find a constant hot fuse. Just when your're traveling? Find a fuse that turns on when the vehicle is on. $13

  3. 32GB mini SD card - gotta save those road rage videos onto something, don't we? $24

    A mere $100 brings a lot of peace of mind. I know it makes me feel a little safer. Plus, I tend to drive safer, because I know it's there, and, if something happens, I don't want to be the one at fault.

    EDIT - added hyperlinks to Amazon for the cam, wiring, and SD card. No need to PM me. I don't mind if you do, was like I was hoarding the info to myself...and I thought it seemed kind of weird.
u/mpressive36 · 10 pointsr/ft86

Definately invest in a dashcam so you essentially have the absolute truth. None of this your story / their story. A dashcam costs ~130 dollars that has front / rear cameras and another ~40 dollars for a fuse tap kit you can hook up to the car's fuse by the drivers side. Having a cam just saves you the headache of going back and forth with the insurance for them to find out who is at fault.

Although the BRZ / FRS does have a hidden cigarette lighter in the glove box so you do not need the fuse tap kit. You can also do it in such a way where you will see minimal wires by tucking wires into the A pilar, etc.

5 days after installing a dashcam in my fiance's BRZ she gets in an accident that proved was not her fault.

u/PandaK00sh · 10 pointsr/IdiotsFightingThings

Here's how you protect yourself with little cost:

Dash cam from Amazon

I just got one. Really nice piece of mind.

u/countrytime · 10 pointsr/houston

I've read a lot of great reviews on the A119 from SpyTec.

Also more advice over at /r/Dashcam

u/Qlanger · 10 pointsr/nova

You can buy them at amazon, eBay, and many other places.

Check out dashcamtalk

The Yi dashcame is cheap and good...

The A119 is a higher rated one and has GPS...

Just add a 32gb memory card and you are good to go.

u/mandudebreh · 10 pointsr/dashcams

A119 is probably the king on Reddit for quality budget dashcams. It’s a capacitor based cam which is much longer lasting than battery and better for the heat. I am not sure how the app works but the cam interface is easy enough.

That’s the main advantage over the Roav, which is battery powered.

u/bgrass · 10 pointsr/Dashcam

I just bought mine from here Amazon Prime Link

u/Troggie42 · 10 pointsr/maryland

I found it in the OP's thread that this is crossposted from, he said it was one of these:

u/3vduds · 10 pointsr/instantkarma

It’s a Roav c1.
Roav by Anker Dash Cam C1, Car Recorder with Sony Sensor, 1080P FHD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, Built-in WiFi with APP, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recordin

u/CaptainPreposterous · 10 pointsr/vandwellers

That is a bummer. Hasn't happened to me, but I am too paranoid to rest easy on a street like that. Ever considered a dashcam? I'm pretty happy with mine. It automatically records if the van is bumped.

u/clocks212 · 10 pointsr/grandrapids

I know this is totally unhelpful after the fact, and honestly probably wouldn’t read a license plate at night, but a $50 dash cam is a great investment. I can vouch for this one:

AUKEY Dash Cam, 1080P Dashboard Camera Recorder, 6-Lane 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens, Supercapacitor, G-Sensor and Clear Nighttime Recording

u/PoopyMcDickles · 10 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

I have a Viofo A119 I’ve had for a few years now that I’ve had good luck with. There are a few different A119 variants but they all seem to do well. Here is a link to something similar to what I have.

There is a newer model that’s even cheaper.

u/77ticktock · 10 pointsr/Dashcam

OP's Camera: Aukey DR02 D

Says it in the lower left text overlay.

u/Termignoni · 9 pointsr/chicago

Looks to be the same one I have set up on my truck

I could be wrong though. Looks like same timestamp and font, etc.

I highly recommend it, has saved my ass multiple times

u/RifterSC2 · 9 pointsr/toronto
u/TurboTertle · 9 pointsr/Roadcam

You can get a decent dash cam for about $50, but honestly you're better off spending at least $100. I bought this one:

The reviews were somewhat mixed. It seemed like you had a 50/50 chance of receiving a good one or a bad one. Luckily I got a good one, but even so the menu is SUPER difficult to use, the light will randomly turn on at nighttime, out of every 100 times I start my car it won't turn on so I have to unplug it and replug it in. The video and audio it records is great, but I wish I had just spent an additional $20-$50 and had something 3 times as nice.

I don't know much about dashcams, but I just wanted to share my experience with you. Since you're pretty much going to spend at least $50 to get any kind of dashcam it just makes sense to save up a little more and get way more bang for your buck. With that said if you can only afford a cheap one you will still be better off than not having one at all.

u/POTUS · 9 pointsr/videos

I have the G1WH. It's not fancy, but it records 1080p video on a loop to a MicroSD and it's only $50. I suggest the rear view mirror stem mount, the suction cup mount that comes with it is slightly shitty.

u/skyraiderofreddit · 9 pointsr/Dallas

This won't help you in your current situation but I highly suggest that EVERYONE get a dashcam for their vehicle... specifically this one. It's $60 and is designed for high temperature environments. I made a post just like yours back in May and someone suggested I get a dashcam... so I did. Luckily I haven't had any incidents since then but the peace of mind is well worth the $$$. Good luck getting this sorted out!

u/shiner_bock · 9 pointsr/videos

There's dash-cams like this one that you can tuck up right by (or behind) your rear-view mirror, and are pretty inconspicuous.

u/theproftw · 9 pointsr/Roadcam

Mod of /r/dashcam here,

> Should I opt for a capacitor version and hardwire it if I'm planning on leaving it in my car? On that note, do you leave it in your vehicles almost 24/7, or do you remove and reattach it every time you get back in and if you do leave it in your car, have you had any issues doing this (theft, hardware...)?

Always get capacitor over battery unless you're willing to get another cam within the year of ownership, batteries used in dashcams are not the best out there and thus tend to wear out rather quickly, especially on very hot or cold weather, plus if you were thinking of using the dashcam entirely on battery, you'd get 10 minutes tops.

Hardwiring is entirely your choice, I personally don't do it, but it's relatively easy to do.

> Is there an advantage over the "wedge" style ones that are stuck right to the glass vs the ones that hang from a mount like a GPS does?

It's night and day, I had a G1WH and now I have a Street Guardian SG9665GC, which has a wedge design. G1WH you could easily see, but the SG doesn't look like a camera at all, one could even think it looks like a sensor of sorts, and unless you're looking for it, you won't see it.

> Makes and models you've owned with pros and cons maybe?

G1WH and the Street Guardian mentioned before,

G1WH has a battery, so I wouldn't recommend, and the one on it barely lasts 20-30 seconds now from fully charged after 7 months of usage. The shutdown delay is 10 seconds, so you can see where I'm going, there's a high chance I'll get corrupt clips when turning off the engine in a year. The battery used to last about 10 minutes.

It has good daytime video, decent non-saturated audio with high volume, but it does have a bit of background noise from the charger when the car is silent. Night video is ok, not mind-blowing but I think it does its job right.

Street Guardian has better audio and night video, and the daytime video is sharper than the G1WH's, that one has a capacitor so I don't need to worry about that.

> Any advice, input, and answers will be greatly appreciated, also any suggestions of what camera would awesome as well.

What I'd suggest for you, since you're worried about theft, get an A118C. It's pretty much like the G1WH in terms of auido/video quality, but it has the discreetness of the Street Guardian, and since it has the same mount as the SG, it's super easy to remove, you just slide the camera and it comes out. It also has a capacitor instead of a battery, so that won't be an issue.

Edit: Thanks for the gold!! :)

u/arcanition · 9 pointsr/Dallas
u/lbeat21 · 9 pointsr/houston

I leave it in and it's hooked up to the 12V socket. Most are designed to be pretty hard to notice, and it's only powered on when the power is turned on.

I have a B40C and an A119C.

They're easy to remove if you choose to take them out of your car when you leave it, usually just snapping onto the mount. Depending on the model, some need to be re-hooked up, but some are wired to a GPS mount and the camera itself can just snap in and out easily.

Get one!

u/PETEJOZ · 9 pointsr/toronto

The Yi dash cam is the cheapest I'd go. Any cheaper and the video quality will be too poor to read license plates and the. quality will be poor.

You should also consider a Viofo a119 for a step up.

However, if you need to be absolutley sure your camera will capture license plates (a really important thing) day OR night, you're looking to spend over $200. Plus you get things like recording while parking and easier video retrieval.

But for basic recording the two I mentioned are perfect. Just don't forget to say the license plate in case of a hit and run so that your camera will record you saying it.

u/terp2010 · 9 pointsr/nova
u/sirernestshackleton · 9 pointsr/nova

I use this:

Tucked away behind my rear view mirror and automatically turns on when electronics turn on in my car. I have it plugged into USB though I might plug it into a fuse. I never think about it until I want to grab a video off of it.

/r/dashcam has good suggestions.

u/qovneob · 9 pointsr/ToyotaTacoma

I've had this Roav since June that I'm happy with. Its small enough that it fits right behind the rearview so its not blocking my vision. The cable is long enough to tuck behind the trim all the way down to the plug. Feature-wise I wasnt looking for a lot, its got parked mode and motion detection and good quality, even at night. The phone app is a little clunky but works, though its not really any faster than just plugging it into a laptop to copy videos off. It occasionally drops down to like $50, but I think its a good buy at $70

Whatever you choose, I definitely say go with that Roav style form-factor over the suction cup ones. My last one had a cup and it was the worst part.

u/ElbowDeepInElmo · 9 pointsr/burlington

I'd highly recommend the ROAV A1. It's only $50 right now with a coupon and it's a great cam.

If you're looking for something a bit higher-end with GPS capabilities, better video quality, and an interior-facing camera, I'd highly recommend the AKASO Trace 1 Pro. That's $110 right now with a coupon. This is my current cam right now and it's awesome.

u/chrgrsrt8 · 9 pointsr/teslamotors

This is what I have:

And there is a 15% coupon. It is solid, has good enough quality and performs well at night.

Oh yeah, main reason I bought mine is because I got into an accident, the person that hit me admits to it to myself, others involved and police. Then gives his insurance a different story which made the process even longer. He eventually was determined at fault but it would of saved so much time.

u/poppinwheelies · 8 pointsr/bigfoot

These are awesome and way cheaper Black Box G1W Original Dashboard Dash Cam - Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Camera Video Recorder with G-Sensor Night Vision Motion Detection WDR 140° Wide Angle 4X Zoom - Authentic NT96550 + AR0330

u/rivalarrival · 8 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Cheap, generic china cam that has worked well for me:

There's better ones out there, but this one works just fine for my purposes.

u/JoffreyDiesS04E02 · 8 pointsr/ImageStabilization

I got myself a dash cam for situations like these. Nothing has happened to me yet but when it does I'll be glad I have a dash cam.

This is the one I bought: It records crystal clear and super smooth 1080p video, and turns on and off with the car.

u/nullthegrey · 8 pointsr/LifeProTips

I got this one and it's been really great.

u/CaptFuckflaps · 8 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

A119 is a great deal, <$100. I disagree with the "wouldn't spend less than $150" comment.

Fitting them is fairly easy. Power is the tricky part. If you have a lighter socket that switches on/off with ignition you can route the cable to it. The better, but more bother, alternative is a hard wiring kit to the fusebox.

Edit: is a good source of information.

u/hiscout · 8 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

The new recommended one at /r/dashcam is the A119 I think. I bought the Black Box G1W-C before the A119 came out, and it was only $40 on Amazon, and runs perfectly. Only downside, is it's made by a Chinese company, and although the menu is in english, it's about as intuitive of a menu as you can expect from a Chinese company.

Link to the A119

Honestly, I almost have enough saved clips to make a video of stupid shit. So I'll post that eventually.

Edit: Also, it has been suggested, that if you get into an accident, and the other person starts lying to the cops, let them. Then pull out the footage and show them, get them caught in a lie, and bam, case closed.

u/strangetimes2 · 8 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Get a dashcam, turn it to you, and mention it if you're ever asked to leave your car (for approx. 10 minutes after turning off the engine). It records full audio.

It can at least calm your fears.

u/juaquin · 8 pointsr/GolfGTI

I like the A118-C (aka the B40 Capacitor) because of the wedge shape. It hides really well. It's not amazing quality and doesn't have a ton of features, but it does the job, is unobtrusive, and doesn't break the bank.

u/UXAndrew · 8 pointsr/Dallas

Really critical piece here -- The reason you have to use the USB instead of the battery powered down here in Texas is that the batteries are bad news in the heat. You have to get something with a capacitor. It took me about 20min. to set up mine.

I have this one --

It's been really solid. After a while I just totally forget that it's there. Right now I'm teaching my wife to drive and it's great to review some things she sees on the road to help teach her :-) That's been the best use of it so far.

It took me about 20min. to install. The cable is super long and the dashcam sticks with 3M tape. So you stick it where you want it (for me it's behind the mirror so I don't see it when I drive but it gets the perfect view) and then you just tuck the cable in along the top area where the windshield is and then I went around the passenger side and then under the floor mat and up to the cigarette lighter.

Hope that helps.

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy to answer.

u/wicket20519 · 8 pointsr/Roadcam

I currently use a Spy Tec A118 ( that looks pretty good during the day but the nighttime quality is not that great. When I have the funds I'll be upgrading to the Street Guardian SG9965GC ( as it's the same exact form factor as the A118 but has much better internals, which in turns results in better nighttime footage.

Here's a great detailed report of the SG9965GC: One of my friends just installed this dashcam and it's definitely worth the upgrade.

u/Spacewall · 8 pointsr/houston
Here is my front dashcam setup. I don't have a picture of the back right now.

u/Btsx51 · 8 pointsr/volt

I used an add a fuse to a DC USB converter. I've had mine in for about a year now with no issues. I went through the horn fuse. I set one up to the right of the TPMS sensor and one in the back in the small glass panel underneath the rear window.
Edit: here is what it looks like,




u/cydonian-monk · 8 pointsr/houston

Didn’t see your pile-up as I was already at work. Sorry.

As for dashcams, I’ve been using an A119c (with a capacitor) for a little over a year now. This one specifically: There might be other listings now with a better price, be sure to search around. Just make sure you get the one with a capacitor and not a battery.

I’ve had no issue with the dashcam itself, though some important bits of the GPS mount melted when I was somewhere deep in the Mojave this past August. Air temperature was close to 120 °F and I was on top of a big black lava dome in direct sunlight, so it’s hard to tell how hot the GPS mount was when it failed. Thankfully Houston doesn’t get that warm.

The GPS in the mount continued to work, by the way, even in its deformed state. The camera can backfeed power into it, which I’ve found to be more reliable anyway. I eventually replaced the GPS mount after my windshield caught a rock and cracked, just to be safe.

u/DoctorWhiskey · 8 pointsr/nashville

Can confirm. Bought one a few years back for this very reason. You can connect to them wirelessly to download the video now, too. So, it's stupid easy to get HD quality video and have quick access to it in these kinds of events.

Here's the one I have: Anker Roav

u/ohhwerd · 8 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

Love my roav

Anker Roav DashCam A1, Dash Cam for Car, Driving Recorder, 1080p FHD LCD Screen, Nighthawk Vision, Wide Angle Lens, Wi-Fi, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Night Mode, Motion Detection, Dedicated App

u/CoraxTechnica · 8 pointsr/WRX

I know it's not exactly WRX related but it will save you thousands one day if you get into a wreck

This Anker Roav cam was $65.Hell of a lot cheaper than a new Hawkeye WRX Wagon

Now on sale for $56

u/johnnywahl · 8 pointsr/dashcams

Dashcam is a cheap way to have an extra peace of mind. Definitely recommend it. Also they are low maintenance. I don’t ever notice mine because it sits in front in rear view mirror.

Regarding the price, I say go for a mid range. The cheapo ones can be unreliable and low build quality. The expensive ones tend to be too much and more than what most people need. A good mid range dual cam is the A129. Make sure to get a good SD card too, one that is optimized for video. Fortunately they are pretty cheap.

Installation is easy if you just plug it to your cigarette lighter. Then you just run the cable in your trim, which is super easy to tuck into at the edge.

The next level is hardwiring it to your fuse box. That takes about an hour and can be done with a YouTube video instructional. Or take it into a car audio shop and they can probably do it for $150 or so.

Hope this helps!

u/WorldsWorstTroll · 7 pointsr/Columbus

Black Box G1W -

No real complaints. I hardwired it so it turns on when I turn my car on, turns off when I turn the car off, and records what I need.

u/thinkintoomuch · 7 pointsr/Austin

For the interested, the G1W is a good entry level, affordable dashcam. I've had mine for a couple of months and have no complaints.

u/ptmd · 7 pointsr/boulder

FWIW, I bought this one when it was on sale, and its doing right by me so far.

Video from it looks alright - have never needed to use it, thankfully.

u/DFWPhotoguy · 7 pointsr/Dallas

There is no affiliate ID on this link, but this is exactly what I have running and I love it.

32 gig micro sd and 1080p crystal clear video. I love it.

u/bitties · 7 pointsr/raleigh

Mine is the Spy Tec A119 V2 + GPS Logger 1440p Car Dash Camera, I got it on newegg on a black Friday sale. It looks pretty great, no complaints. Before this, I had the G1W which is a good starter dashcam if you don't want to pay too much.

u/AtlUtdGold · 7 pointsr/Atlanta

I used the G1W-H($54.99) to take this video of a meteor I made a thread about over ago now. Basically the most recommended camera in the price range at the time and I've been happy with it. I did buy a different mount that I could cling it to my rear view mirror.

u/Wagnel · 7 pointsr/Austin

I know this won't help for your current situation, but consider getting a dash cam. Here's a reasonable one for ~$60.

u/Airazz · 7 pointsr/Dashcam

G1W-C has good quality, full HD and you can read licence plates. In daylight you could read ones of the cars going the opposite way at city speeds. At night it's obviously a bit trickier due to headlights of other cars blinding the camera. Reading number plates of cars going the same way is not too hard.

It also has a capacitor instead of a battery, so no dangers of overheating.
The downside is that the capacitor has just enough charge to save the last file and shut down properly, so just a few seconds.

Amazon link is just an example, there are lots of stores selling this camera. I got mine from China via Ebay, paid $45 in total.

u/KorbenDallas11 · 7 pointsr/Dashcam

I have hardwired Mini0801 and Mini0805 cams in my vehicle. Can't run them without A/C during the summer where I live, but they run 24/7 during the cooler months. I have an AUX fuse block in the engine bay, so I just ran them off that and connected to them via the proper USB converter. A converter like this would work well if you go my route.

As for letting the other guy know how much his parking job sucks, I use the Parking Turtle. I keep a couple copies behind the seat in a pocket. Yeah, it is petty, but someone needs to call some of these assholes out. I doubt they'll "see the light" and park correctly, but oh well...

u/Fulmario · 7 pointsr/Dashcam

I had the same issue and discovered it was the hardwire kit and not the camera after I dug through reviews and bought a different brand kit.

I originally bought the Spytec one.
Worked fine for two days and then would reboot constantly when it got cold.

I replaced it with this EDO Tech one and have had no problems in since. Note, the USB side of the cable on the EDO Tech is a bit shorter than the Spytec. Measure your length needed to make sure it fits okay.

u/OSU_CSM · 7 pointsr/videos

The same camera but with a cap just has"C" added to the end of its model - G1W-C

Downside is that it needs to be getting constant juice from the car to run, or it will quickly die. So the other one you could actually take out of the car and still operate as a normal camera (not that I think people would really need to or anything).

u/Trump_Up_Your_Life · 7 pointsr/CCW

Get two, one for each windshield.

u/redditcats · 7 pointsr/cars

My Dashcam turns off when I turn off my car. So it wouldn't have been on anyway. But having a dashcam is essential. You should get one.

-edit- My dashcam has those same functions and I bought the hardwire kit but it is connected to 12v switched so it doesn't drain my battery.

u/simmonsg · 7 pointsr/houston is still going strong since my purchase on August 14, 2014.

u/login_local · 7 pointsr/nova

Sorry to hear about your hit and run. Dashcam or any witnesses?

If you don't already have a dashcam, one of the relatively inexpensive and popular models SpyTec A119 is currently $71.96 on Amazon w/ Prime. You sacrifice a cigarette lighter port for peace of mind and possible evidence for police/insurance!

Even having a dashcam makes you a safer driver, because you subconsciously know that your driving is being recorded so you're less likely to speed or make aggressive lane changes.

u/Jenkins26 · 7 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

I like the A119 clones. The picture quality is decent and it doesn’t have a battery inside. It has a capacitor to gracefully shut the camera off when you turn the car off. Batteries can fail in extreme cold or hot weather.

I got mine on Amazon:

u/maxgeek · 7 pointsr/Dashcam

Get a remote lense camera. The camera is very small and the base unit can be hidden some where discrete.

Or get a wedge shaped camera, they also look stealthy. Cover any logo's or led's with black tape.

u/flextrek_whipsnake · 7 pointsr/bullcity

It's not the cheapest, but I have this one and I have no complaints:

u/Tomes2789 · 7 pointsr/cars

SpyTec A119.

That was easy.

Also come over to /r/Dashcam!

u/socalm · 7 pointsr/Calgary

I just purchased a Viofo A119 V2. It had good reviews and a decent price. Just arrived yesterday so I still have to hook it up and see how it looks.

u/0biwan_Shinobi · 7 pointsr/gadgets

The Viofo A119 is usually favorably reviewed and they recently released a new version called Pro.

Try checking out r/dashcam

u/aiu_killer_tofu · 7 pointsr/cars

I have one of these wired to come on with the ignition. I've only had it in for a couple of months. Works great so far. I probably should have a rear facing camera too, but I figure front facing context is better than nothing at all.

Check out /r/dashcam for conversation about cameras and /r/roadcam for footage.

u/Bowflex_Freddy · 7 pointsr/ft86

Probably possible. Not sure if it would be worth it. A dash cam with motion detection and an additional battery might be enough to ease you worries. I had one installed and it makes me feel a little better.

These were taken from

Best cam recommendations

Best value:

u/faxlombardi · 7 pointsr/lyftdrivers

You buy this, and a 128GB micro sd card, and it has every feature you're looking for.

u/ChantingMonk · 7 pointsr/MGTOW

I would check out /r/dashcam for some cheap but effective one. Personally, look no further than this beast It's got dual camera - front and rear, decent night vision and my personal favorite, it has a swivel so incase you get pulled over, you can move it to face your window. Double check with your recording laws with law enforcement.

u/XJadynX · 7 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Dash cam

Rubber gloves, Paper towels, cleaning spray, disinfectant spray, Car freshener ( I like the vent clip type ) Hand Vac, Seat covers if you have Cloth Seats otherwise you can skip them, Heavy Rubber Mats. I would also suggest face masks for cleaning the bad messes should they ever happen.. like someone shits. St. Patty's day is coming up.

Optional. Car Chargers for Phones ( Mini usb, USB 3 ( or whatever the Samsung 8 takes ) and iphone. Aux cord if you have the option to. I just upgraded my headlights from standard Halos to Bright whites. Do NOT get Xenons. Reason being they are ultra bright sure.. but to be that bright they sacrifice life time and live for about 6 months. Get 1 step down. Do the same for Fog lights if you have them. Snow brush if you are going to drive in storms, cause it can build up on your car.

Finally.. a SUPER must.. Call your insurance agency and ask about ride share insurance. I recently swapped from Geico to Allstate because not only was it cheaper, but Geico didn't offer it. Yes it can make a difference. Where as you ARE covered by Lyft when you are driving app on... You can still run into trouble / complications ( including your insurance getting canceled ) if you don't bump it up to ride share.

u/Sarstan · 7 pointsr/cedarrapids

Speaking of dash cam, I highly recommend this one! I've had it two years now and it works great, hot summer days and blistering cold winters. The quality is 1080p, front AND back at 30fps. But don't skimp on the memory card. I got this beauty and haven't had a complaint since my last card, which was cheaper, went out on it. The only issue is it will hold 10 hours of footage. But you see everything in these recordings!

u/cbusdavid · 7 pointsr/Columbus
u/Shiner_Black · 6 pointsr/Anarcho_Capitalism

This video from Flex your Rights is pretty good. I used tips from the first section of it to get out of two speeding tickets.

The second section covers how to deal with police when they interact with you on the street and the third covers when they come to your home. Flex Your Rights has other good videos with more example situations.

It's also a good idea to invest in a dashcam, so conversations during a traffic stop can be recorded. A cop's word will trump a private citizen's, but it won't trump an audio recording. I have a Rexing V1, but have heard good things about the G1W, which is much cheaper.

I hope that helped.

u/Shadow14l · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/RapideGT · 6 pointsr/Cartalk

I just hooked up this dashcam in my car. Took awhile to arrive but I was in no hurry. It's definitely cheap ($50, free shipping), and you can tell, but I see no reason for it to malfunction since there are no moving parts and it just sits on your window. Reviews for it are really positive, that's why I bought it.

I can't review it at all for you since I installed it last night, so here's a video review.

u/Al_Tilly_the_Bum · 6 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

I guess installed is a strong word for "attached to my windshield with a suction cup." I got this camera which is pretty cheap and the video is good quality. There are some minor issues as noted in some reviews but it is a great deal IMO

u/Peylix · 6 pointsr/Roadcam
u/URSUSAMERICAN · 6 pointsr/cars

G1W dash cam. The one with the capacitor so the battery doesn't blow up.


Amazon link

u/redikulous · 6 pointsr/news - down to $58. I bought it over a year ago so I would do some research and get a better one possibly. Don't get me wrong though, this one is perfectly fine.

u/delbin · 6 pointsr/personalfinance

I got this one. So far it has been working well, though the suction cup takes several tries to stay stuck. It's usually the one recommended if you want a playback screen.

u/theyrestillnorth · 6 pointsr/Seattle

Yep. I got nailed by a guy who backed into me as I sat in a drive-thru this morning. His tone totally changed when I pointed to the dash cam. Totally trashed the rear bumper of his sedan, but only put a little scuff on the bumper of my rig.
Edit: my camera. Does the job.

u/Falldog · 6 pointsr/CCW

I have this one, can share photos/video if requested. If I had to buy a new one it would probably be this one.

u/derpcity · 6 pointsr/longisland

Check out the SG9665GC V3, it's right in your ballpark.

u/sweatercontact · 6 pointsr/Roadcam

What kind of cam is this? I am looking at getting one for my girlfriend's car ASAP.

Here is the model I have looked at in the past.

u/PapaGomez · 6 pointsr/Wrangler

I personally use a Viofo/SpyTec A119 and the people over at r/dashcam highly recommend the A119.

It's about $90 on Amazon and is by far the most bang for your buck in terms of dash cameras. It can record up to 1440p at 30fps which is great for picking up small details, it has a wide angle, and great in low light conditions.

EDIT: Fixed link to Amazon

u/I_Love_McRibs · 6 pointsr/indianapolis

It's a Viofo A119S. It records 60fps @ 1080p. If you choose this model, make sure you get Version 2. The version 1 had problems with getting sufficient power from USB, causing GPS to not work and spontaneous reboots.

u/itskzeh · 6 pointsr/JusticeServed

AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Full HD 1080P, 6-Lane 170° Wide Angle Lens, 2" LCD and Night Vision

That is the one I got. I honestly don't remember exactly why I picked this over everything. But it works perfectly as expected. Videos overlap by like 2 seconds so nothing is ever missed. It is sleek enough that people won't notice it. The only argument against it is that it doesn't have a rear view camera, but I doubt that's really important. As long as you can prove you did not do anything dumb to cause the accident, you're in the clear.

I hope that helps. Ask if you have any more questions!

u/jfuentes86 · 6 pointsr/sanantonio

Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam Infrared Night Vision Dual 1920x1080P Front and Cabin Dash Camera (2.5K 2560x1440P Single Front) 1.5" 310° Car Camera w/Sony Sensor, Parking Mode, Support 256GB max

Its a dual cam, it record cabin and front, I love it. Only thing i did not like from it it's the mount it came loose after a couple of months but I was able to fix it for cheap.

u/Interstates · 6 pointsr/cars

Dual channels are better. What happens in the back of your car is also important. I recommend the Aukey DR02 D. It's the best budget dual setup that is reliable, good in any weather, has a stealthy look, and has good customer service support and a long 2-yr warranty. One thing to consider is that this device does not really support parking mode. I'd watch this and this review of the camera if you're really interested. To iterate the importance of a rear camera, here's a really stupid crash that I captured just a few days ago.

E: formatting

u/johnathanjacobs · 6 pointsr/Columbus

Weather was clear when the accident happened.

We use the Viofo A129 seen here which has a front and back camera. We haven't had to use it (thankfully), but the images are clear enough for me. I do need to move the rear dash cam down more as it's above the defrost lines.

I would highly recommend it as a sub-$200 dash cam.

u/NB_FF · 5 pointsr/Roadcam

I'm a personal fan of the Vico-Marcus 3, but I've heard good things about the A119, and the G1W (or the G1WC)

Get something in your price range, and make sure it has the features you want. Do you want GPS? Ultra-high-res/FPS? Amazing night-time sensors? Automatic crash detection with saving?

Take a look at for more info about pretty much any dashcam you want.

u/AJLobo · 5 pointsr/Albuquerque

I have this one. Been going strong for 4 years now. Really good quality video and audio.

u/leopor · 5 pointsr/JusticePorn

This one is also pretty cheap and gets great reviews. It's the G1W.

u/Vectorbug · 5 pointsr/Seattle

Somewhat related: After having witnessed many buses in Seattle running red lights (which doesn't seem to be the case with this story) I started a (admittedly super boring) YouTube channel "Cars Running Reds" with dashcam footage from my car. My second video shows a bus blatantly running a red light, downtown followed by a taxi. A completely common occurrence here.

I use a pretty cheap Blackbox G1W purchased from Amazon. Really easy to install. When the memory card gets full, it overwrites the oldest files. I bought it for peace of mind having purchased a new car last year and also been the victim of a hit and run here in Seattle.

u/Antiorp · 5 pointsr/Seattle

I have one of these in my car, works great:

Records at a nice clear 1080p and I can identify plates for sure during the day and mostly at night. Really easy to install, I just leave mine plugged into the cig lighter and it includes a tool to help tuck the cable out of the way along the headliner and a-pilar.

u/TESTICLE_KEBABS · 5 pointsr/LGBTeens

Oh god I've done that before. I have a dashcam so I guess I could look back at it if I wanted to.

Edit: Link to a really good starter Dashcam. I use a different one though.

u/M_Sliver_Surfer · 5 pointsr/houston

I actually just ordered 2 dash cams for my car and my wifes car. I posted a link on another comment of mine here but I can post again.
Black Bo G1W. $50 free shipping with prime. Easy to setup. I've been running with it all week and I'm surprised at how clear the video is.

u/drdrdrdrdr_and_dr · 5 pointsr/triangle

I have the Black Box dashcam that I got off Amazon. Got a 32gig microUSB for it and I plug it into the cig lighter (also plugs into USB). It turns on/off with ignition, but you could probably hardwire it into your map lights or right to the battery if you wanted.

u/shootamcg · 5 pointsr/Edmonton

This one is really great for the price. There is also a black version without the chrome ring around the lense that is a little less eye catchy (FWIW I just leave the chrome one setup in both vehicles full time).

I would recommend the mirror mount but it does come with a suction cup mount. Just need to toss in a micro SD card. It's easy to hide the USB cable and run it to your 12v socket.

u/CptJango · 5 pointsr/Dashcam

This is the hardwire kit and this is the add a fuse

The add fuse will vary depending on the fuses your car uses.

u/BostonGraver · 5 pointsr/phoenix

I've had this one for 2 years now, no problems. This is a slightly newer version that has no chrome

If you're going to get one somewhere other than amazon, just make sure you're getting the G1W-C/G1W-CB. The C means it has a capacitor instead of a battery; it does better in the heat, but only is powered when your car is running (unless you wire it in to an always-on fuse).

NB: I only park out in the sun when I'm not at home or work. I have had covered parking at home and at work the entire two years I've had the camera.

u/Beardless_Northerner · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

I picked up one of these G1W-C models over 2 years ago. Paired it with a $10 32GB micro SD card and it's still running great to this day. It's put up with some solid heat and ice cold weather over that time. I check it once a month to make sure it's still recording without issue. Can't recommend it enough.

u/Powersynth_Vice · 5 pointsr/Dallas

They're cheap, and then you'd have a way to get the fuckhead who had an unsecured load in his truck.

u/anewaccount41 · 5 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

this is the dash cam I purchased for myself. It does not have a battery, so it only works when it is plugged in. I live in a place with really hot summers so this is the best choice for me. If you live in a place with moderate temperatures, grab the battery version!

The video quality is honestly better than what I paid for, although I did have to replace the charger after about 6 months I would recommend it to anyone, and even buy it again. All in all, it is a great investment that fortunately has only needed to give me peace of mind so far.

u/TellThemIHateThem · 5 pointsr/Columbus

How'd you hardwire it, into the rearview mirror? I thought about doing that but haven't gotten around to it.

I have the Black Box capacitor model just because it can withstand better heat supposedly. Had it for a year now and it's held up great.

u/dazzleduck · 5 pointsr/Dashcam

Here is a link! I needed one on a budget that would stand up to the AZ summer heat. This was suggested several times but the front panel covering the display has fallen off (I think the glue melted) and it is already slightly warped where it hangs from the window. I've had just for about 2 months. Otherwise so far so good but we haven't gotten into real summer yet.

u/kilgoresparrot · 5 pointsr/Dashcam
u/NotYourAutomaton · 5 pointsr/cars

HERE is the same page, but without the sneaky referral link inserted.

u/069921d632187c9f78af · 5 pointsr/Austin

in texas you'll want one with a capacitor instead of a battery (the battery degrades rapidly in the heat).

I've been using one of these for a while and love it:

u/Sheilamainbattletank · 5 pointsr/dashcams

What if you went with the Rexing V1p 2nd gen? It's on a huge sale cause of the Prime sale.

Either the Viofo or Rexing will be good. Viofo generally has better customer support but they aren't too different.

u/whaaatanasshole · 5 pointsr/orangecounty
u/Bananapepper89 · 5 pointsr/Roadcam

Spy Tec A119 is what I use. Had it about 6 months now and really like it. Daytime quality is excellent, night time I would say is a little above average, and I love how discreet it is.

u/hungariantoast · 5 pointsr/houston

Can't go wrong with a SpyTec A119

u/DormantVain · 5 pointsr/Atlanta

The video actually doesn't do the quality justice since its so heavily compressed! But if you're ever in the market for a dashcam, be sure to consider it :) A119

u/link293 · 5 pointsr/boston

This is the one I got directly after being on a jury where hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars would have been saved if the defendant had a dash cam:

u/thewrights11 · 5 pointsr/LifeProTips

This is what I have, it has saved me on 2 occasions. The company is great about pushing out updates and the GPS makes your speed and time/date easy to determine. It also works great at night unlike a lot of other dashcams that are out that only work ok during the day.

u/reapocalypse909 · 5 pointsr/teslamotors

Everyone should have a dashcam. Here is a cheap quality one with wifi:

You can get cheaper if you don't want wifi:

Wifi is nice, but not necessary, it is still slow even dual band. Takes a few minutes to transfer a 1 minute clip. VIOFO also has a premade easy to use permanent wiring kit for parking mode or just permanently wiring to the fuse box so it doesn't use a cigarette lighter plug or usb ports for power. If you can change a fuse in the fuse box, you can easily install it yourself in a few minutes.

You aren't going to get a dash cam that is any better than one of these unless you move up to something like a blackvue that is 4k30.

u/Breezewayloop · 5 pointsr/Dashcam
u/Fogest · 5 pointsr/kitchener

It's the Anker Roav C1. Or for the more precision description and link:

Anker Roav Dash Cam C1, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Sensor, 2.4" LCD, 1080P FHD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, Built-In WiFi, G-Sensor, W

u/FlyingPhotog · 5 pointsr/santarosa

AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Full HD 1080P, 6-Lane 170° Wide Angle Lens, Supercapacitor, G-Sensor and Clear Nighttime Recording

u/pepperman7 · 5 pointsr/lyftdrivers

My personal recomendations:

Vantru N2 Pro Dual Dashcam - $199 (there are good youtube videos that show you how to conceal the cord quite well, no special tools required.)

SanDisc Ultra 64GB - $16.75 (this is the max size the N2 pro can handle. I suggest getting several of them. They hold 6 hours of footage and will loop over. I swap it out when I'm done driving for the night or if I take a break on a full day.) You will want to get a 256GB SD card which will work with a Firmware upgrade found here. thanks to /u/radiowhatsit for the info.

Water resistant / anti shock memory card case - $7.99 (Nifty little protective case, holds up to 12 SD cards)

~$300 and you get peace of mind from most problems we can encounter.

u/tv_junkie_75 · 5 pointsr/lyftdrivers

I'm not sure what your definition of "affordable" is, but I spent about $200 and got a VanTrue N2 Pro.
I love it.
You may also want a hard drive to archive on. I delete the boring stuff after a week. (Lyft is only doing feedback once a week now, so I don't want to loose anything that may save my bacon.) The not boring...? I'm working on a compilation and laughing my ass off.

Vantrue N2 Pro

*Edited for pretty

u/enigmamonkey · 5 pointsr/Roadcam

Specifically this one (that page only shows the one camera and the amazon link doesn't work for me):

u/DogeCatBear · 5 pointsr/Toyota

This one is a but more expensive but it has a second camera to mount on the rear windshield as well. Might come in handy for getting rear ended and it might even capture cell phone use and stuff like that

u/quasimoomoo · 5 pointsr/Dashcam

That is a lot of money, but the magnetic removal looks good and Costco has a good return policy.

My first cam was a Garmin for a bit more than that Cobra and it's still the main cam in my DD. It's got speed/gps built in which I love.

For price though, we bought an Anker one for like $50 and it works great. It has a good and sensitive away mode that triggers if the car gets bumped which my Garmin doesn't have. Honestly, if you go with a name brand you'll be fine, or a not so known brand with good LEGIT reviews. Just gotta get that cam rolling to protect you from shitty people, and to entertain us :)

Roav DashCam A1, this one's in my wife's car, got two for front and back. $55

u/BoughtHaven · 5 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

This one

But haven’t tried it yet so cannot vouch for it.

u/Ezzwardo · 4 pointsr/videos

Here is the one I am going to get. Not too expensive and pretty much every feature you would need.

u/Sir_Jerry · 4 pointsr/houston

I have this one:

It's about $70. Automatically comes on when the power comes on. Requires an SD card. READ the comments. The newer faster memory cards don't work. The older slower speed cards do. That saves you money. Just make sure you get the right card.

I may have bought it from a different vendor. But it's the same camera.

One tip: Never do a factory reset. The default language is not English. Otherwise you have to figure out how to change languages back.

u/dcux · 4 pointsr/washingtondc

The G1W with a 16gb card. I'd probably opt for the 32gb in the future, but if it's just for accidents only and not youtube posting, 8gb should be fine.


I'd probably get the G1WH if I were buying today (wider angle, black bezel, tho I painted the bezels on mine with matte black paint):

u/redditman12345432212 · 4 pointsr/AmazonTopRated

For first time buyers of dashcam, start looking at the D1W. Then compare against others. The D1W is the standard.

u/Smaskifa · 4 pointsr/Seattle
u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/videos

I have a G1W. It's a basic cheap model, but I've had it for a year and it works fine (I checked it this week). I was surprised by the high video quality, for the price I thought it would be bad. I bought 2 more for my sisters around the time I picked up mine.

$50 for dashcam + $15 for a good quality micro SD card

/r/Dashcam for info about buying, etc

/r/Roadcam for dashcam footage

u/swaggity_swiggity · 4 pointsr/cars

The highly rated cheap one is known as a G1W.

u/blackpony · 4 pointsr/chicago

This is suppose to be a good inexpensive one, i have seen it mentioned a few times in other threads. i dont own one yet but will be getting one in the future.

u/Pepper-Fox · 4 pointsr/WTF

i got this one after i saw a video of a redditor in an accident with it. just make sure you get a class 4 card or itll crash.

u/AFlockofTurtles · 4 pointsr/Atlanta

We have 4 of these and 2 friends also got them without issues.

G1W Original*


Mount for Rearview Mirror

*the reason I put the asterisk is due to it actually being an original one. I've ordered from sites like Aliexpress and their original was not actually one. The G1W is a pretty great budget dashcam and the quality is overall great when you are buying the original. Hope this helps!

u/kehfunah · 4 pointsr/vancouver

I have the g1w-c

Cheap. Very good quality. IF you're not happy with it too, easy to return with amazon but this has been the best dash cam I've owned. Can see plates easily.

u/iRainMak3r · 4 pointsr/Seattle

I have this one right here:

I've had it for a few months and it's worked without any problems. You set it up and it just works. Turns on when you turn your car on, off when it's off, loops in 5 minute pieces and deletes the oldest one as it records more.

u/Masterleon · 4 pointsr/cars

You can hardwire it so it's always on. I'm using this kit on my G1W and if you tap it to an always hot fuse it'll stay on 24/7 without draining the battery.

u/tickertinkler · 4 pointsr/subaru

The wiring kit and the add a fuse tap. Get whichever tap for your size fuse in your interior fuse box. Run the wires in the headliner and down the a pillar.

I recommend the a118c dash cam.

I copied this from a response I got when I was researching this.

u/hellojerb · 4 pointsr/Dashcam

You need a hardwire kit. There's tons out there. Check ebay. I got one for $8. It will have a step down transformer and ideally, an inline fuse. It will have a red power wire and a black ground wire.

Hook the ground wire to some bare metal. Most likely there is an easy bolt near the fuse box under the dash.

Hook the power wire to a key-on/switched power source - as in, the circuit is only powered when the key is in the ignition, that way the cam doesn't run when you're not in the car.

One way to do this is with an add-a-fuse to an existing fuse in the fuse box. Insert red wire into blue butt connector, crimp with pliers. Replace existing fuse with addafuse (addafuse takes two fuses- old + new). Be sure to size the new fuse correctly. Should be 1.5-2 amps.

Run the wires up the A-pillar and under the roof liner for a concealed, factory look.

Something like this is perfect:

u/LaGrrrande · 4 pointsr/Dashcam

I used one of these and one of these

u/daKEEBLERelf · 4 pointsr/gifs

Black box. I like mine a lot. Fortunately havent had to use it. It turns on and off with the car

u/R1CHARDCRANIUM · 4 pointsr/news

I have this but I cannot recommend it. I got a capacitor model because of our extreme temp swings here. This one is hardwired to my vehicle as well to be on when the vehicle is on.

Being a capacitor model, that means it has to be plugged in to review the footage. The controls are not intuitive either so it is really difficult to stand on the side of the road and show a cop your footage. Also, for some reason, the power port seems to be loose so it does not always turn on with the truck anymore. If I notice it hasn't turned on, I have to shut the car off and turn it back on (always works), or fiddle with the cable (which only works sometimes)

We got this for my wife's car and it works flawlessly. It has endured -33F temps and 100F heat. No issues with this one. The software is pretty nice too.

I'd recommend one. Even if for nothing more than peace of mind. My wife was backed into at a light and the other driver tried to tell the cop he was rear-ended and needed and ambulance. We'd have been on the hook if it wasn't for the footage. The officer really had no reason to believe us over him without the camera.

u/Apotropaic_Sphinx · 4 pointsr/CherokeeXJ

Yes I do! It's a G1W.

It's mounted in front of the rear view mirror, with the USB cable run down the A-pillar and hard-wired into the dash. I actually glued the mount to the rear view mirror, but you can also buy a special mount.

I really like it. Only $60 and it's Go-Pro quality footage with great nighttime performance. Only cons are no GPS and the "G-sensor" is too sensitive and clogs up the memory card with random clips. So it has to be turned off.

EDIT: Here's some raw footage I happened to have on my hard drive.

u/skuo · 4 pointsr/vancouver

I have this one. $100 plus a spare SD card.

No fanciness like GPS (not like its speed reading is accurate anyways) or internal battery to monitor your parked cars, but it is also tiny and cheap. Stick it on the windshield behind your rear view mirror and you don't even see it at all.

The adapter it bundles with kind of sucks, but you can decide for yourself or just get a 15' USB to USB-mini cable if your car already has a spare USB power out port.

u/masamunecyrus · 4 pointsr/AmazonTopRated

I believe the high-quality, "name brand" version, by Street Guardian, is located here:

In addition, the Street Guardian one uses supercapacitors instead of lithium ion batteries. If you live somewhere where it can ever get above 100F (or 140F in your car in the sunlight), you'll want the supercapacitor version, not the battery version.

u/beth6han · 4 pointsr/Dashcam

The Viofo A119 is a very good dashcam that is enjoying a wave of popularity, especially because of the video image quality that it produces, but since you have set aside a little more for your budget, I would recommend you get the Street Guardian SG96655GC instead.

The SG9665GC has a world-wide reputation as one of the best dashcams available because of the stunning video image quality it produces thanks to the Novatek NT 96655 processor, the Sony Exmor IMX322 CMOS sensor, the 7 element metal body all glass lens and its superior build quality. The latest edition is Version 3 and is bundled with a 32GB memory card, OTG memory card reader, GPS and CPL.

This is a small, window-hugging dashcam that once installed, especially if you use the supplied 'cable hider' is a stealth installation dream, resulting in the SG9665GC looking like a OEM factory installed device that does not stand out.

You need not worry about whether or not you can use your 128GB memory card in this dashcam, it will take up to 256GB for many, many hours of recording. In addition, it has super capacitors inside rather that batteries and will be more reliable in climate extremes.

It is available here:

u/funbob · 4 pointsr/Albuquerque

I use a Thinkware F750 with rear camera attachment. Quite pleased with it. You can get front camera and rear attachment here in town at Best Buy or on Amazon. Has on board GPS plus other nifty features like lane departure and forward collision warnings. It also has a speed camera database. We got rid of our cameras years ago, but I got to watch the feature in action when I was in Phoenix a few weeks ago, and it works very well, with an audible distance callout.

If that's too rich for your blood, the Rexing V1 is an excellent alternative.

I very highly recommend front AND rear facing cameras.

Mine has already come in quite useful. It captured this carwash mishap.

I have not been in any actual accidents yet, but the sheer amount of stupidity on the roads is staggering.

u/dankivorasauradactyl · 4 pointsr/LosAngeles

You get what you pay for. You really gotta invest some decent coin, but again look at all of the dumb shit I've been involved in. It's worth it.

The go to for bang-for-buck performance seems to be the Rexing V1P. It has dual cam capability and GPS which allows speed readings, as well as GPS, for any liability purposes in a car accident.

Like anything else, the secondary accessories are just as important. Maximizing your micro SD card, and having a backup or two are very crucial. This summer has killed 2 quality SanDisks from baking in the sun through the windshield. A standalone wiring kit going straight to the battery also allows for 24/7 running time, and a more solid connection when you hit bumps or get into fender benders. Cigarette lighter adapters are always going to be flimsy.

edit: another word of advice is when looking at best sellers on Amazon, avoid cameras that only have 30ish reviews and has only been on the market for a few months. The China paid reviewer squads have seriously gamed a lot. If it's got over 200 4+ star reviews, it's probably been on the market long enough to be considered durable and of value.

u/iliketurtlz · 4 pointsr/videos

It's a Rexing V1P. I've read 1 complaint on reddit somewhere, where a guy had left his in the car during a hot day and it got so hot it damaged the electronic on it. However, mine hasn't left the car so far and was in most of the summer. (I live in Oregon though, it doesn't get all that hot.) I'm not concerned because he mentioned the company didn't have an issue replacing it when he contacted them.

u/Tangent_ · 4 pointsr/cars

The 2 biggest considerations are price and if you want a single cam or 2 to cover front and rear.

If you're looking for one around $100, the A119 is a popular choice. If you want one with more features like front and rear cams, I have the Blackvue DR650GW-2CH ($360) that I'm really happy with.

For whichever cam you get I highly recommend hardwiring it and using a Power Magic Pro

Audio is personal preference but I read a good point that somebody made about it that you can use that to record the license plate of somebody that hits you just in case the cam doesn't capture it and they take off. Just read it out loud to capture it.

u/Eschmacher · 4 pointsr/nova

I currently have an A119. I would recommend the a118, a119, and a119s, the main difference between them being resolution. If you end up with of those and get the gps unit, do yourself a favor and power the main unit not the gps unit. Mine had issues when I powered it through the gps, and it corrupted my videos because it kept boot looping. Moved the cable to the camera itself, and no more bootloop.

Also be sure to pick up a "high endurance" micro sd, they really are better than a regular micro sd for this purpose.

Edit: Camera sample footage. The audio was lost from corruption, but I've fixed that problem now.

u/heynineclicks · 4 pointsr/SLO

My current dashcam that I am pretty happy with.

u/RobbieHodge · 4 pointsr/Charlotte

A not so expensive Aukey -

Came with a great permanent 3m mount. Keeps it ultra stable and has never fallen off even in my lifted Jeep.

u/Cy001020 · 4 pointsr/dubai

Always better to use amazon. Com more options better prices. Slightly longer shipping time

Option 1 (newer model, capacitor based, no battery)

Option 2 (this is the older capacitor based model and what I use)

The suction cup mount is useless and total junk. Stick to 3m tape mount option or find a rear view mirror mount.

u/oldsock · 4 pointsr/IdiotsInCars
u/meoowww · 4 pointsr/Roadcam

I have the Anker C1 dash cam. I can connect to it via WiFi on the app.

ROAV by Anker Dash Cam C1, Car Recorder with Sony Sensor, 1080P FHD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, Built-in WiFi with APP, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Night Mode, Parking Mode [Upgraded Version]

u/SilverlightPony · 4 pointsr/uberdrivers

The one I found the most recommendations for is the Vantrue N2 Pro. I got one and it's very good. Front-only at up to 1440p or front + interior at up to 1080p each. Loop recording in 1, 2, or 3-minute increments. Infrared LED for night-vision on the interior camera. Configurable sensitivity for the G-force sensor.

Example clip from the front cam on mine:

u/OVOYorge · 4 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

Sorry this happened to you but am happy to hear you and your kids ended up ok from the experience, but hopefully you can get rid of the nerves from the experience.

I have 2 dash cams. On my daily, I have the Van True N2 Pro. Highly recommend it. It can record outside and also can record inside the cabin of the car. Really high quality cam and easy to use too. Here is the link to this dash cam

For my BMW I bought a more discrete cam. It is a dual channel cam so front and back of car are recording. It was a tad more expensive but I was looking for a discrete cam with a screen and it does the job well so far. The quality is really good but I think the Van True quality is better. Here is the link to the Street Guardian Cam I bought

u/JoeyJoeC · 4 pointsr/Dashcam

I really suggest going for a Aukey DR02 (

Doesn't use a battery so no swelling, also any dashcam with a battery will typically become unstable when the battery fails. Front and rear 1080p 30FPS. Takes up to 128GB Micro SD.

This would be my 6th dashcam after endless problems with other brands. This has been brilliant.

u/onecovfefeplease · 4 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

I'd be uncomfortable. Drop $100 on a motion sense camera to put in your vehicle and install it at a friend's house if you're worried about being approached while working on it in the garage. You'll feel better about it being there and it might even act as a deterrent if the person has less than good intentions.

This is the one I have and it's pretty good. Works as designed and the picture quality is awesome, but sometimes it restarts itself while I'm driving. It's not perfect, but I didn't want to pay more for perfect, either. Footage is easy to review on a laptop.

Can do just the front camera for $70 but I forked out for front and rear. Took me about 15mins to install. The second link is how to make it a motion-sense camera that turns on even if the vehicle is parked and off.

AUKEY Dual Dash Cam HD 1080P Front and Rear Camera

AUKEY Dash Cam Hardwire Kit with Motion Detection Sensor

u/Mesoholics · 4 pointsr/halifax

I recommend this one for two channel if you want front and rear cams, if you want to record in-car I am sure /r/dashcam could give you ideas. I have an A119 that records only the front view but I love it.

u/AnonymousWeb · 3 pointsr/Lexus

Absolutely! I can't stop recommending a dash cam in everyone's car. Having one has saved me twice in previous cars, where it's my word against theirs in a accident. I show the police officer the video and it's case closed.

I have used a few in different vehicles and my new favorite is the [Rexing V1] (, I love that it uses a mounting plate instead of a suction cup. The [BlackBox G1W] ( is half the price and uses a suction cup, smaller screen, slightly cumbersome interface, but is still a reliable cam that I still use in two other vehicles. Be sure to buy the [Hardwire Kit] ( so you can hide the wire and not use a 12V outlet.

I tapped into 12V ignition power from the sunroof controls, others have used mirror power to feed cams. Also, be sure to only use a "Class 10" SD card to avoid file errors. You can use T-taps (see album link above for example) for a simple connection, I would only recommend using T-taps for very low power consuming devices, otherwise use butt splices (source: 10 year industrial power & controls technician)

[Here are a few photos of where I mounted the Rexing cam in my 2017 IS] (

u/plki76 · 3 pointsr/gaming

I have bought two of these. First one lasted like 2 years. Second one is still going. They're cheap and they will break, but they only cost like $50 and they do exactly what I want. Ring buffer, automatic on when car starts, video quality is good.

u/yuv9 · 3 pointsr/houston

General question : What are some good dashcams out there? I already have for one car, I'm debating getting more for the family or going with a different model.

u/generik777 · 3 pointsr/videos

Try searching "dash cam"

This one is pretty decent and fairly cheap. It's the one i use.

u/Wonder1and · 3 pointsr/CCW

Checkout the sidebar at /r/Dashcam

I would go with whatever has 1080p, 32+GB capable microSD card slot, and a good amazon rating.

I wouldn't do GPS with speed in case you got into an accident as the cops could use it against you.

FWIW I use this one with a 32GB card for 1 week of daily commute recording time:

u/desktop_version_bot · 3 pointsr/Atlanta
u/Ruxinator · 3 pointsr/Roadcam

It is one of the best purchases I've made. Here is the camera I bought:

Full 1080p HD video recorded to a MicroSD. I mounted mine with a suction cup mount to the right of my rear view mirror, and used a bicycle tire lever (can also use a flat head screw driver with electrical tape over the end) to hide the wire in my headliner, down the A-pillar, and into my fuse box so that it comes on and off automatically when I start my truck. This is an advanced method, as most people just use the supplied adapter that plugs into your cigarette lighter.

There are tons of resources online that can answer any question you have better than I possibly could. DashCamTalk and DashCamStore are both awesome resources.

u/rolfraikou · 3 pointsr/Roadcam

I have a dashcam for this reason.

EDIT: Actually, what am I doing?

If I'm going to suggest people get one, I'll tell you what I got, and why I got it.

Despite it's mixed reviews, I've had an outstanding experience with my Black Box G1W <--- this link seems to always sell legit units. I got mine Here <--- a decent number of people get fakes on here.

It's incredibly cheap. It takes microSD, up to 32GB. You can choose different resolutions, but even at the highest, it takes a while before the first video gets deleted.

And that is correct, it records in increments of a few minutes (I set mine to 3) and when it fills up, it just deletes the oldest video first, and will continue to do so.

Video quality is great in daytime, and ok at night. It will pick up a license plate that your headlights shine on, anyway. I wouldn't expect much better unless you get a very expensive dashcam though.

It is powered via USB. I went ahead and purchased this to facilitate all my cellphone charging and dashcam needs.

I've been using it for half-a-year now. I've taken it home and had fun watching some random drives I've done. It can pick up sound, but if you are like me, and have your windows down a lot, I will tell you, you will mostly just hear wind/static or your music sounding way louder than everything else.

Might be worth leaving on if someone shouts at you from another car, but for the most part, not great audio pickup.

The quality control seems low, as you can see people get DOA units. But the price is so low. The next best thing is $200. You could buy three, and still have saved money. I've had no issues with mine yet, and the added comfort I get from knowing what is happening around me is being documented is entirely worth the price. I'm even thinking of setting one up for the back window too.

I hope this advice helps someone. If you have any questions, I'll try to answer them.

u/identifytarget · 3 pointsr/cars

Out of curiosity, what's your monthly auto premium?

Oh and P.S. buy a fucking dash cam

u/The_Golden_Image · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

I bought this one but /r/dashcam recommends this one

u/toolish22 · 3 pointsr/subaru

The G1W it's one of the cheapest cams but I've had it for almost two years with no problems running off a power magic pro.

u/Bensawsome · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

This won't help with your current situation but if there is a lot of accident fraud that occurs in your area get a dashcam. Below is a link for a nice cheap one that takes good 1080p video. I used the G1W for a long time until I bought myself a better one with GPS. If you need any help with it feel free to message me.

u/coredumperror · 3 pointsr/videos

I bought the Black Box G1W-C dash cam, and put this MicroSD card into it. If you don't live in a climate where it ever gets very hot (like Southern California, where I live), you can get the regular G1W version, which is cheaper since it uses a battery rather than a capacitor (capacitors are more heat-resistant). Both versions need to stay plugged in to your lighter socket at all times, though, since even the battery version only lasts 5-10 minutes without external power.

It's too large to fit behind the rear view mirror on my Prius C, so I put it in the upper-right corner of my windshield, and aim is slightly to the left so it catches my entire front view. The suction cup that attaches it to the glass is very sturdy.

I've been pretty happy with the overall recording quality (license plates are clearly legible in the day, though you need to be pretty close at night), and it acts as a MicroSD card reader when you plug it into the USB on your computer, so I didn't need to buy a reader to be able to export the videos. And you can directly play back the videos on the device itself.

u/nohassles · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Standard electronics disclaimer, but that one gets mentioned most every time the topic comes up. There was a video up of a guy reviewing it which I found pretty impressive, maybe YouTube it.

u/dichotomies · 3 pointsr/pics

Just switch off motion sensor and infared. Get a 32 gb microsd card (4 or 10 series). I set it up for 720p and I think 60 fps. Set it so that it dumps files every 5 or 10 mins. It turns on whenever the car starts up and shuts down whenever the car does. After a while you forget it's there. For the price, it's a worthwhile investment. My barber told me a story of being a victim of an insurance scam. That's what got me started down this road. Hopefully I'll never need it. Best case, I can use it to help someone else. Oh, and the video clips overlap each other, so there is no loss of video.

u/6packvern · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

I use this and I purchased a 32gb micro sd card. It records on 3, 5, or 10 min cycles until the card is full, then starts writing over the oldest bits. Stores roughly the last 5 hours of driving. I use it plugged into a 12volt that comes on when I start the car and the camera comes on and starts recording and stops about 30 sec after the key is off. Takes a great video, with or without sound. No issues at all.

u/daysidream · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Black Box G1W - $65.95 I have mine mounted underneath my rear view mirror and I can't see it while I am driving.

You have to be careful with the SD card though, this is the one I am currently using

u/rickwaller · 3 pointsr/sydney

Hmm looks like mine, is it this one? Surprised it actually has a battery, mine can't even stay on for the few seconds between sitting with the ignition on to engine on. I have to start the engine immediately for it to stay on.
Do you think it was due to it being in direct sunlight?

u/verbthatnoun · 3 pointsr/cars

gotta be kinda careful, but even some of the cheap amazon ones are fine, this is what inspired my purchase.


Camera in Question

u/56ksatan · 3 pointsr/houston

This one:

It's cheap but does the trick.

u/blueshiftlabs · 3 pointsr/news

G1W-H, or if you're in a place that gets really hot and you don't want to deal with batteries exploding, G1W-C.

u/Jack_Attak · 3 pointsr/kansascity

Weird. I've bought four G1W-H cameras and all of them work perfectly with no gaps between files. Are you sure that you got a legitimate camera? There are a lot of knock-offs.

u/kraze1994 · 3 pointsr/videos

G1W-H is a great starting point in dash cams.

u/Daenks · 3 pointsr/houston

For a recommendation, I bought two of these last year after someone intentionally rammed my vehicle several times on the gulf freeway because I would not let him cut me off. they have proved invaluable since. i wish there was a way i could submit dash cam footage with a police report easily.

I had my mechanic run the usb power to the car's battery so when i start the car the cameras start (cost me $30 to have this done). I have one in the front and one in the back. They are wide angle lenses so they capture quite a bit; and they have accelerometers that will write-lock a section of footage when an "incident" occurs.

my only qualm is that the quality could be better; but license plates and faces come out just fine.

u/raabco · 3 pointsr/Roadcam

YouTube compression even crushed some of the quality. It's a G1W-H, bought from here, took less than 2 weeks for delivery. I'd highly recommend it for the price.

u/Mitch_from_Boston · 3 pointsr/boston

I used to use a GoPro but it gets too hot and has too short a recording time. And you have to manually turn it on and off. Not to mention the theft factor since they're so popular.

Get a G1W-C on Amazon from SpyTec. Video quality is superior to GoPro, IMO, though audio is worse. You turn your car on, it turns on, turn your car off, it turns off. Automatic overwriting. Set it and forget it. You can even hard wire it for 24/7 recording.

u/Jellybeanmonkey · 3 pointsr/Winnipeg
u/BoothHall · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

Here's one from a known reputable seller.
This model has the capacitor which is generally preferred over battery.

u/botheyes · 3 pointsr/AmIFreeToGo

I have a [Spy Tec STI_G1W-C Full HD 1080P Capacitor Edition Dashcam] ( and it takes just a quick twist to point it at the drivers or passenger window. It will rotate 360°, the power doesn't run through the swivel fitting, it plugs directly into the camera body. On one of my cars the glass is more "steep" and you have to tilt it a bit to turn a 90° but it's good enough.

u/Triks1 · 3 pointsr/Miata

Most people suggest this one here I am using this but the capacitor version is always suggested over the battery. I haven't run into any issues so far. I can only see the corner of it poking out of my mirror so it doesn't obstruct my view.

I was able to hard wire it with these:

Power adaptor

Fuse add-a-curcuit

u/fmtriple · 3 pointsr/Porsche

I followed this video for my install:
I used this hardwire kit for my A119 dashcam:

u/ike44 · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

$58 on amazon. This one is usually regarded as the best bang for your buck. I think I got mine for $42 from a sale on some site (gearbest i think it was). Just do some research on how to identify fakes (there are some fakes going around).

u/revamp11 · 3 pointsr/CasualConversation


u/strixtle · 3 pointsr/orangecounty

I've got this one:

Works well, videos are quite clear, menus are a bit confusing, but once you have it up and running, it just works.

Here's a sample video. I've since turned off audio recording since I guess that could technically get a video thrown out in court if it ever came to that if you catch, say, the person you hit on audio, since CA is a 2-party consent state, because they didn't consent to having their audio recorded, it could get tossed.
This is at the 720 setting, I think it can record 1080, but don't see the need.

u/vypurr · 3 pointsr/FJCruiser

I recommend a G1W-CB

Black Box G1W-CB "Black Bezel" Capacitor Model Dash Camera - Heat Resistant - Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Video Recorder - WDR 140° Wide Angle 4x Zoom Motion Detection Night Vision G-Sensor

It's inexpensive and mine is real reliable. I've had it running for 3 years now.

Add a wiring kit so you can hide the wire in the headliner and it will go on/off when you start the car automatically.

u/mastrkief · 3 pointsr/Atlanta

This is the one I have. The C means capacitor instead of battery since it gets too hot in Atlanta to have a device with a battery sitting on your dash all day and the B means the lens is black so it's less conspicuous.

I got This SD card. The camera supports up to 32gb. Don't buy SanDisk with this camera, they don't play well.

And I got this attachment which is way better than the suction cup option.

Lastly, make sure if you buy this camera it records in .mov files. There some cheap knock offs that record in .avi that aren't 1080p.

Hope this helps.

u/theonetruesexmachine · 3 pointsr/Miata

I use this guy, which I'd say is the best value for $80. Sample video 1, sample video 2. The first is in semi-low light, the second in full daylight. And yeah I got the guy's plate in the second one (plates are easy to read in daylight, in low light / at night only really readable if the car is right in front of you).

u/pienocake · 3 pointsr/Edmonton

If you are new and overwhelmed you should check out and look at their recommended devices. I have the A118C ("C" means it has a capacitor rather than a battery - I wouldn't bother with battery ones as they have lifespan issues) as it is a lot less conspicuous. Recommendation depends on your budget, but my budget preference is the A118C, you can get it off foxoffer on eBay for a bit cheaper than Other sellers may give you a different build which has some audio issues. All versions should be able to take the firmware updates that are listed on dashcamtalk.

u/nixtamal · 3 pointsr/vegas

FWIW I highly recommend Make sure you buy from Spy Tec as there are fakes out there and Spy Tec is 100% legit. I used to use a "black box" camera, but they are hit and miss with bunches of fakes.

u/justin_144 · 3 pointsr/Dallas

Reposting an old comment that I had made a while back about the dashcam I have. It's less than half the price ad the one OP linked, and is a lot less obnoxious. I highly recommend it.

I have this Spytec 118-C and am extremely happy with it.

  • Video quality is 100% awesome in day and night.
  • You just leave it plugged into the cigarette lighter and it starts recording automatically when your car starts. Never have to mess with it. They make a hard wire kit you can purchase as well, if you want a cleaner install.
  • It records to a micro SD card and continuously overwrites video (except for any saved video). There is a little a button on it that you can press and it will save the last few minutes so it doesn't overwrite it.
  • It auto-detects if you get in a collision and saves the video for you.

    The SD card I use is a 32 GB Class 10 one. I tried using a lower class, but it had issues because the card wasn't fast enough.

    The "C" version of this camera (the one I linked to) has a capacitor instead of a battery so you don't need to worry about it getting too hot and exploding or whatever if it gets super hot in your car. I think places where it's cold should get the other one? Do some research.
u/tinselsnips · 3 pointsr/Roadcam

I left my A118 plugged in for ten days in January in Canada while I was on vacation - car started fine when I got back.

u/Mythopoetic · 3 pointsr/phoenix

This one is only front facing, but I've had zero troubles with it:

Just make sure it's capacitor based and it should hold up to the heat fine.

u/thenetkraken · 3 pointsr/subaru

Dash Cam Here

Also has a polarizing filter.

u/L_xo · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

I got the Street Guardian SG9665GC for this very reason (among many others) as it has a supercapacitor and where I live temps outdoors reach 115F in the summer and I have not had any problems.

u/dick_wool · 3 pointsr/SouthJersey

its a dash cam I got installed for car insurance purposes.

u/cycobiz · 3 pointsr/Trucks

I have a Street Guardian SG9665GC v3 which sticks directly to the windshield. If you have a tinted strip at the top of your windshield then it's basically invisible.

It's powered by a standard USB cable, so I just tucked the cable into the headliner, then pulled the driver's side door seal and tucked the cable into the A-pillar. Ran the cable down to the fuse panel and plugged one of these 12v to 5v USB adapters into an add-a-circuit that has key-on-power.

As for the rear cam, I got a B40 camera (same form factor as the Street Guardian, with cheaper components inside) and ran a second usb cable tucked under along the edge of the carpet, up the C-pillar, across the rear headliner, and down to the back window.

u/Matanishu · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

I have this one. It's a bit on the expensive side, but the video quality is excellent.

But that being said, I've been spending too much time on r/roadcam and am starting to think I need one with a rear-camera too!

u/mangledeye · 3 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

This is the one I have. It's great. Supports up to 128g

u/rastaveer · 3 pointsr/confession

I have this one in my pickup. You can see in the reviews some people have posted video footage. The LCD screen on the unit itself does suck but the videos themselves are great.

Rexing V1P 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dual Channel Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam with Rear Camera, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording

u/mavenista · 3 pointsr/Glitch_in_the_Matrix

ok since it is happening repeatedly you need to get a dashcam and a rear dash cam (might as well get 2 side dashcams as well). you need to video every second of you driving and if/when this happens again you have the evidence to post.

order 2 of these:

u/wabbit983 · 3 pointsr/houston

Spy Tec A119 1440p Car Dash Camera

This was recommended by /r/dashcam

u/Fauropitotto · 3 pointsr/watchpeopledie

What are you waiting for?

I have the A118C installed, and it's more than adequate for protecting my ass in situations like this. More than that, it's discrete, so a person walking by is unlikely to spot it at first glance.

u/Redraider1994 · 3 pointsr/Roadcam

It looks like a Spytech A119 dashcam. I looked at the number on the bottom right. Video records at 1440p.

u/ixloc · 3 pointsr/JeepRenegade

I bought this one for my Renegade I got the recommendation from r/dashcam hope this helps some!

u/Bobololo · 3 pointsr/Atlanta

There are some with a wedge shape that fits up toward the top of the windshield. Really hard to spot without looking for it if your windshield has those black dots are darker area up there.

I use a Viofo A119 from SpyTec. Has the wedge shape and some great features for $99 with GPS mount (would recommend getting this for better wiring direction and easier removal if need be) and $89 for regular mount.
Two reviews for ya.

u/mrhelton · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

It's the A119, this is the one I got

I'm pretty thrilled with it. I'm running it 1080/60 but am thinking of switching to 1440/30 because I hear plates are easier to read and it's slightly brighter at night. Gonna play around with it at least.

Also need to mute the beep when I press buttons as you probably noticed!

u/NoonsReport · 3 pointsr/PeoriaIL

VIOFO/SpyTec A119 (not A119S). It's one of the most recommend dashcams under $100.

Here's the
Amazon Link I bought it from.

u/toxicomano · 3 pointsr/Denver

I bought a spy tec a119 and you can barely see the thing even when you're looking for it. Put it behind your rear view mirror and you're golden.

u/nightauthor · 3 pointsr/sanantonio

I dont know what your financial situation is, but this one(~$50) is the cheapest one recommended by DashCamTalk.

The one I have is a mini 0803 which has been updated to the mini 0805 (~$80).

If you can find an affordable option that has capacitors instead of a battery, go that route as the battery will fail after a few months of hot weather and leave you without accurate time/date stamps on your videos, and you'll lose any other settings, but the device will still continue to work.

I currently have a SpyTec A119 on the way, but there are so many different features you may be interested in, take a look at that DashCamTalk site, or at least that BestOf page.

When it comes to driving, having a camera is always nice, I wish I had bought a nicer one sooner. There has been footage that was useless due to the poor video quality of my current cam. Unreadable license plates, or SAPD car numbers like in this video. I had a video of a guy turning in front of me, he had a snake around his neck, but upon reviewing the video you cannot make out the snake.

If you can afford it, definitely get one.

u/KlueBat · 3 pointsr/Detroit

$90. Boom. I have one in both of my vehicles. It's a great dashcam.

u/JustThall · 3 pointsr/Dashcam
u/BigBlackPenis · 3 pointsr/changemyview

>What if you live in a no-fault insurance jurisdiction?

Really interesting point, but I think it might be too complicated to invalidate dashcams altogether.

>What if you live in a high-crime area and the dash cam would be an attractive smash and grab target?

There are more "stealthy" models that look like black wedges. For example:

>What if the cost of the dash cam outweighs the savings it brings you? For example, if you like in an area where these types of scams are uncommon, you may only need the camera once every ten or twenty years.

You're paying the dashcam once. The dashcam and maybe a microSD card and maybe extra accessories. It's not an ongoing cost. I don't see how your counterargument is different from arguing against fire extinguishers. EDIT I would hope I never have to need a dashcam's footage or need to use a fire extinguisher.

u/Heliosvector · 3 pointsr/personalfinance

[A119] ( I have this one. its a 78% increase in resolution and great night mode.

u/cyclo · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

Viofo A119 v2 on I have been using this camera for 3 months now... No problems at all. Excellent video quality (quad HD 2560x1440p) both day and night. Easy to operate... Check the reviews on Youtube.

u/gueriLLaPunK · 3 pointsr/Sacramento

VIOFO Compact A119 V2 (New A119G 2018 Stock) + EVA Foam, 1440p DashCam (V2 GPS Mount Included! Quick Eject) Optional A11CPL (CPL) not Included. (OCD Tronic Certified)

I got it with the polarized CFL lens

u/NAS89 · 3 pointsr/Bakersfield

I’d go with this one over the one OP posted. link here

It’s similar form factor but full 60FPS at a higher resolution for negligible cost. I’ve had mine six months and I’ve already turned the video into evidence twice (once for a hit and run and once for some teens robbing and assaulting a homeless guy).

u/Morkcheese · 3 pointsr/AskMen

r/dashcam has a good list

i have a viofo A119 v2, it was the best option for me when i bought it a year or so ago and has worked fine for me since i bought it

u/Qgsr · 3 pointsr/chile

Compré la más popular en /r/Dashcam – VIOFO A119 v2 más la lente polarizada para no grabar la reflexión del interior de auto y microSD de alta resistencia (por las temperaturas dentro del auto). La uso en el modo 1080p 30fps y la calidad de videos es super buena durante el día – puedo ver todos los números en las placas de otros autos.

u/tsteele999 · 3 pointsr/askaustin

I got this one on the recommendation of a coworker who drove across country with it, I have had it for a few months now and it seems perfect.

I had The Dashcam Store in Austin TX hard wire install it, they needed a special wiring kit and $100. It looks much better than the wire running around the car.

u/ColorsByVest · 3 pointsr/IdiotsInCars
u/protocol114 · 3 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

I have this one and I like it. Good FOV, good quality, decent in night time. Software seems pretty sane too, with hit detection, lots of configurable options.

u/blueScubie · 3 pointsr/subaru

I just looked it up and I've got [this camera](, which I got on sale for about $45. I don't really worry about it getting stolen. Cameras are getting more and more common now. It sounds like you don't have one based on your questions.


I'd say when you're looking for one take a good look at the reviews and reliability for them from lots of people. You don't have to spend a lot (some you can get for $30 or less!) but it's mainly features and reliability. Some have shock sensors that will automatically record/save when it detects sudden, big movement (like a collision/knock), even when the car is off. Some have GPS with the ability to record speed, but I've read that it's smart to turn that off just in case it can be used against you.


My biggest learning moments were resolution and video failure/reliability. For resolution I mean how much detail you can make out in the video. For obvious reasons you may want to be able to get license plate details from your recordings. The quality in my gif is crap but the original is 1080p and I CANNOT read plates with it. So I got into the habit of audibly reading plates out loud so it can be captured by the audio in the video.


Video reliability: I don't always pull the memory card to grab a video file (like this incident) but twice now when I have the video was missing or damaged. It was frustrating because who knows how many other times it has happened but I never needed the video so I didn't know. And those incidents where I lost the videos or couldn't get them were small annoyances like the OP. If it was a serious incident and I found out after the fact that the cam had stopped recording or the file was corrupt or whatever else I'd be really upset. They could have been complete flukes but who knows. For that reason you may want to get a cam considered widely reliable by many and lessen that risk.



But bottom line is that I think everyone should get a dashcam. It is nice to know you've got proof of an incident if something happens and also makes you a little more cognizant of what you're doing behind the wheel. I'm not a super expert at these things but I believe is THE place to go to learn and get answers/suggestions!

u/GameShowKid · 3 pointsr/couriersofreddit

I've used this one for a year and a half and I've been very happy with it.

u/BBQRulesRunsReds · 3 pointsr/kansascity

Sorry for the late response.

I got it a little cheaper, maybe $50. Make sure you buy the correct SD card. Needs to be at least a Class 10 and U1 is better. I need to get a polarizing filter for it. Only frustration so far is actually with the car. Because of the radar cruise control I can only mount it in the corners of the windshield, but I currently think it's in a decent spot.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

u/homegrowncountryboy · 3 pointsr/JusticeServed

Make sure you get a dash cam with GPS attached to it or built into the camera, I have this one and whats great about a GPS dash camera is it will have your speed but it also will always have the correct date and time since it always gets updated by the GPS.

u/_Keo_ · 3 pointsr/Roadcam

Viofo A119s. It says at the bottom of the video ;)

I got this particular version as I think it has a Sony sensor which is better at night. It's done pretty well so far but the detail drops of pretty quick. You can only read plates up to about 2 car lengths. Still damn good for $100.

u/FortunateHominid · 3 pointsr/preppers

A119S. I did a lot of research when I purchased mine a few months back. IMO it's the best bang for the buck. Capacitor works better than batteries in the heat as well, which is a bonus in hot climates. You can plug into USB or purchase a hard wire kit which plugs into your fuse box (takes 10-20 minutes to install).

The GPS is worth it as well if you wish to verify location and speed. Can also be easily disabled if for some reason you don't want it showing, same with the mic.

Make sure to get a good micro SD card as well.

u/coopdude · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

Viofo A119S V2. I had the V1 and used my credit card's extended return policy benefit on it due to issues with the GPS mount that were only fixed in the V2 (V1 pinout inconsistent/gets stuck, lead to movement in mount [movement of cam while driving] and power loss). I also have a CPL filter on it.

u/wolfrno · 3 pointsr/teslamotors
u/cspjohn · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

Sure, just search for Viofo A119V2. But here:

I would go with eBay though (but I am not from the US) as you get one of the best warranties out there. Literally any issues? Full refund or a brand new one shipped. But I am biased, I had very good eBay experiences and Amazon service was always a bit more cumbersome.

Then again, that's just my experience. Good luck!
You will also need a "high endurance microsd card". I would go with 64gigs minimum, and just Google "high endurance microsd" and pick a brand you prefer. I went with Sandisk High Endurance. Basically cams write data all the time and normal SD cards die way too fast under them. Don't sweat, the price diff between high endurance and regular is pretty small.

u/BrokenMethFarts · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

Houston here. Two years strong with the ROAV C1

It never leaves my windshield

u/jcynavarro · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

This is the dashcam I bought: Roav by Anker DashCam C1, Car Recorder with Sony Sensor, 1080P FHD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, Built-in WiFi with APP, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Night Mode, Parking Mode [Upgraded Version]

u/TrucyWright · 3 pointsr/SanJose

They're called dashcams. I have this one but the glue holding the touch screen pretty much melted off during the summer. It starts recording when it senses your car shaking. Still works, but uploading my videos to my phone is a total bitch to do. Wouldn't recommend this one. Try checking out /r/dashcam for some good recs.

u/anotherred · 3 pointsr/CX5
u/SlothSpeed · 3 pointsr/Atlanta

I installed this one off Amazon into my wife's car about a year ago. It's got a capacsitor instead of a battery. They're better at handling the heat. It stays in the car full time and haven't had a problem yet. Really easy to self install and looks good.

u/bsk99 · 3 pointsr/CCW

I have a Rexing V1 that works pretty well (there are some newer, fancier models as well). 1080p video and 170 degree field of view with file lengths of 3, 5, or 10 minutes. Auto locks video file if impact is detected and has a button that you can push to manually save a file. Once the card is out of space, it will overwrite the oldest files. If you look in my post history you'll see a question I had about a mounting issue, but it was easily resolved and is working fine now, so I have no complaints.

I have a friend with an AUKEY. The AUKEY camera has a motion detection feature that can activate the camera when the vehicle is off which could be a benefit if someone approached you at a gas station while filling up or when you're walking up to your car from a building. r/dashcams is a good resource for reviews/opinions and features of different ones.

u/thebabaghanoush · 3 pointsr/Denver

I got this one:

This is one of the recommended models on /r/Dashcam

u/HarryBagpipe · 3 pointsr/ucf

Not a dash cam expert but this seems like a pretty good deal. About 3 1/2 hrs left on it.

u/Sonadel · 3 pointsr/Lyft

It’s on newegg too, Amazon is just more accessible on my phone. This is the one I have. Only criticism is that the ball bering that lets you adjust the angle loosens over time. There are fixes online though. Here’s what I use:

u/binkyshin · 3 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Yea definitely going to get a dash cam. Do you have a specific rec? I was looking at this one:
Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam Dual

u/Malyki · 3 pointsr/uberdrivers

You will qualify everything for up to your size. Uber XL and UberX -- You will know the type of ride it is and you can choose to accept it or not.


" Otherwise I plan to be pretty laid back and take song/music suggestions, offer complimentary bottled water, wifi, charging cables, bring/get their morning coffee, ie. I want my riders to have the best experience possible! "


That wont last long at all. We've all been there and will be gone within a week. Everyone will suggest to keep it simple. A charging cable and Aux is more than enough.


You can do as you please as you wait for a ride. You can hang out in McDonald's, sit on your couch at the beginning of shift waiting for the first ride. You are the boss. Do what you want when you want.


DashCam? Yes Yes Yes! Here is the most recommended dashcam here on this sub.


u/Godly1n · 3 pointsr/Miata

I was running the [Vantrue] ( but it's in my daughter's car now and I'm about to order the Viofo A129 Duo to try out.

u/RabidBlackSquirrel · 3 pointsr/Portland

Vantrue N2 Pro, been solid in the year and a half I've had it. I got this mirror clamp mount to use instead of the usual suction cup thing, $9 well spent (if a little annoying to get situated at first). I tuck the power cable through the headliner, down the door seal, and to the 12v outlet. Came out really clean.

u/KingdaToro · 3 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Records both inside and outside simultaneously at 1080p, and has infrared lights for the inside camera so you can see what's going on at night.

u/FuRiouSOne · 3 pointsr/UberEATS

Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam Infrared Night Vision Dual 1920x1080P Front and Inside Dash Camera (2.5K 2560x1440P Single Front) 1.5" 310° Car Camera, Parking Mode, Support 256GB max, Sony Sensor

Heard they might not take footage but well worth the investment as it's got a great interior night vision.

u/spinnyd · 3 pointsr/Dashcam

I just put this in my Tundra a few months ago.

AUKEY Dual Dash Cam, 1080P HD Front and Rear Camera, 6-Lane 170° Wide-Angle Lens, Night Vision, G-Sensor, Dual-Port Car Charger

Works great, clear video. Puts front and rear videos in the same folder, front videos end with A rear videos end with B. I used a suction cup mount but they come with a sticker mount. Plenty of cable to reach the back (I ran mine behind the headliner). Doesn’t block bison as bad as my old G1W.

u/bob- · 3 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

Get the one that OP has and I have as well

I've had it for a year now no issues whatsoever, also on the plus side it's FRONT and BACK

u/SoulOfCyber · 3 pointsr/Omaha

I highly recommend the AUKEY DR02 D
It has front and rear, and is reasonably priced. Great quality as well.

u/riverwestein · 3 pointsr/milwaukee

I got a dashcam a few months ago, and while I hadn't bought it with his kind of scenario in mind, this would be ideal for such a scenario, in validating your story, the time you parked, etc.

Here's the cam I got it; there's a camera for the front and back:

There's an additional system to have it hardwired to take periodic photos while the car is off, but I've found that the outlet I have it plugged into in my car provides power even if the car is off, and to my pleasant surprise, after leaving it plugged in mistakenly overnight multiple times, I can say that the drain on the battery is small enough, even while recording constantly all night, that I've had no problems with starting it the next day. I've even had it plugged in and running for two consecutive nights without issue.

u/ExiledLife · 3 pointsr/Denver

I personally use this one:

u/Superpickle18 · 3 pointsr/Chattanooga

I personally use this one

You get a forward and rear 1080p cams.

u/buttpincher · 3 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

No offense to OP but this is a better product for the same price. Anker makes great stuff

Roav DashCam A1, by Anker, Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder, 1080P FHD, Nighthawk Vision, Wide-Angle View, WiFi, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, and

u/prashant_sh · 3 pointsr/driving

I am currently using this one . Video quality is pretty good and you can see the footage on its mobile app. It's by Anker.

I would also recommend getting an endurance card rather than normal sd card. Like this one.

u/ezcry4t3d · 3 pointsr/BoltEV

I second the Roav nomination. I have THREE Roav A1in my Bolt, Front, Rear, and Charge Port.

I've had them about a year and have had zero issues. I've pulled numerous incidents off the cameras and posted them online for my friends.

I paid about $43 each for them from Amazon.

Also, be sure you get good SD cards. Bad cards lead to no video when you really need it. I have these Samsung Evo Selects and have not had one fail yet.

u/-TheDangerZone · 3 pointsr/Golf_R

Thanks! Getting more and more accustomed to it every day. Coming from an 02' WRX, performance cars have come a long way.

The dash cam is this one here, picked it up over the holidays for $50 on an Amazon lightning deal. Looks like it's a few bucks cheaper now. No complaints so far and has all the basic features. Bought my wife an Anker Roav that seems a bit higher quality in terms of fit and finish.

Did the install myself, pretty easy to run the cord under the plastic trim and siding so it's completely hidden up until it drops down from the windshield.

u/cantevendeal · 3 pointsr/Roadcam

It’s actually a VIOFO A129. I drive a Nissan Murano but also have another car I haven’t wired up yet since buying this car so it’s just a custom watermark!

u/GlitchedGamer14 · 3 pointsr/Edmonton

If you're looking to upgrade, I have the Viofo A129 Duo. It comes with a front and rear camera, and they're both 1080p!

u/Enemyboatspotted · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

This happened a few days ago. I've had the Black Box G1W since around 2014 and it works pretty well. Only issue I've come across is that the date and time reset randomly.

u/vednar · 2 pointsr/videos

Last time I saw a video on Reddit they posted this camera.

Finally bit the bullet and picked it up. Exactly as advertised. Bought a nice 32GB micro SD card popped it in, and wow, does it take great video!

u/llDemonll · 2 pointsr/cars

For the money, it's one of the best ones you can buy

u/sourmilksmell · 2 pointsr/StPetersburgFL

dashcams are getting cheaper, I grabbed one of these a few weeks back:

u/C-C-X-V-I · 2 pointsr/Mustang

Get this one.

u/TNLongrange · 2 pointsr/CCW

Wicked Video G1W dashcam. As I say, I bought the 32 Gig SD card with it so for everything I think I spent around $80.

u/jaysunh · 2 pointsr/videos

Sure can. I've been through several of them for varying reasons. I've been using the G1W for the last couple years, though. I love it. It just works. (you may be able to find it somewhere cheaper. That link was just to the first result when I googled).

The only advice I have, though, is this... There are two different types of cars in the world. Ones that cut power to the cigarette lighter when the car is off and ones that keep power going when the car is off. If yours cuts power when you turn off the ignition, you never have to think about the cam again. If you're like me, and the power keeps going when the engine is off, you have to remember to turn the cam on and off when needed. And if you forget to turn it off in the summer heat, the camera will melt. I've ruined several cams that way.

My GF, on the other hand, has a car that cuts power when off. She never has to worry about it.

u/phqu88 · 2 pointsr/carcrash

Really? My $50 dashcam from Amazon has a 1080p 30fps and a 720p 60fps shooting mode all with wide angled lens. My GoPro hero 3 has the same exact shooting ability.

u/Beiti · 2 pointsr/MINI

I currently use the Black Box G1W. It's a pretty decent cam for $50.

u/JoyfulDeath · 2 pointsr/childfree

Well... I can say what I pick for myself. But... I really recommend you to do a bit of researching yourself. I bought my dashcam about a year and half ago and that specific one had been around for some time.

Mine do work, but... It do have its own downside such as it is not easy to navigate or adjust things to your needs, and all that. Plus it doesn't start when I start the jeep or turn off when I turn the jeep off. So I have to do it manually and even then it doesn't always turn off on its own.

But it do work good and have good graphic and all that. On other hand... I think it could be better. Or it could just be that mine have some issue...

Sorry for long post. I just don't want to make an recommend on something that I am not 100 confident on. But... Here is newer version of what I have:

u/numberthreepencil · 2 pointsr/Roadcam

Been using this one for over three years with no issues

Black Box G1W Original Dashboard Dash Cam - Full HD 1080P

u/berlin-calling · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I have seen multiple recommendations across reddit in different threads for this one. Only $50 vs $150.

u/RepostisRepostRepost · 2 pointsr/houston

I'm an idiot, I just went to good old google and found this. Ive heard it has great performance, but I distinctly remember it costing about $35-42 before s/h. Maybe its from a different supplier than amazon though

u/SpiralCutLamb · 2 pointsr/LosAngeles

It's this one, I've been meaning to buy it for my commute on La Cienega

u/TheEllimist · 2 pointsr/Albany

It's a G1W off Amazon, but I'm actually switching it out for this one because I'm not too happy with video quality or the menu system on the old one.

u/7oby · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

I got one that I wouldn't really recommend but it was on woot for $80. It's a top dawg (lol) with a front and back camera, the back is on a 30 foot line. The video quality is meh, I can only make out plates when I'm pretty close to them. The one that reddit seems to like is the G1W though:

u/ethos101 · 2 pointsr/ft86

I mounted one of these. Plugged it into the glovebox and ran the cable under the trim. I don't even know it's there. I should pull the sd card and check the video quality one of these days.

u/CarlaWasThePromQueen · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

This exact one

I just use a 32gb card, and it records 24/7 - Doesn't drain the battery in my vehicle. I once went probably 4 days without starting my car and it still started. I get about 12 hours of recording with a 32gb. The internal battery lasts no more than a minute, but that's long enough to process the file and close out the video incase you are in an accident where the power no longer works in your vehicle.

This is not the video of my incident, but it's the YouTube video that made me decide to go with this one.

u/Black-Kirito · 2 pointsr/amazon

My buddy has been using it for about two years. No issues at all. It's a bit pricey but the ones that are cheaper really suck.

u/dexikiix · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Screenshot ^

Files save as .mov, quality seems nice, hdmi ports there.

Here's where I got it: Long ass amazon link

Edit: And tbh there are some 1 star reviews that are saying it has a NT96620FG. (I got this as a gift so I didn't see these ahead of time) Double edit: some of those say they are from other sellers, so.... asd;kfjha'

u/fredricksen · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

I got mine off Amazon, it was a G1W. It's now $54, this link is exactly what I ordered last February. It's not the nicest dash cam, but I haven't had any issues with it whatsoever.

u/81c537 · 2 pointsr/Austin

Despite the attractive price, don't get this one.

It was my first dash cam, and it worked fine for a while. I'm not sure when it stopped working, but once I crashed and went to recover the video, I found it had been skipping video recording at random intervals. One of those times it decided not to record was when I got into a crash.

u/BlueShellOP · 2 pointsr/bayarea

I use this one - $50 and it has an auto-on feature (when it gets power it turns on...yeah so fancy). It'll record in 5 minute chunks, and then delete the oldest chunk when the MicroSD gets full. Doesn't record audio, tho.

Mine came with a finicky power thing, so I bought a generic USB car charger and used that - no issues since, and it's been 3/4 months.

u/B5_S4 · 2 pointsr/Audi

So I installed my dashcam today, its a Blackbox G1W and it works pretty well. It auto-starts/stops and has plenty of options for recording. This video is 30FPS at 1080P. I'm not affiliated with the company, just figured you guys might like to see what they can do if you're thinking about buying one.

u/dougmc · 2 pointsr/Austin

I'm not the OP but I've got one of these, though the price seems to have gone up -- I paid about $50. I'll bet it's $50 again within a few weeks -- prices fluctuate.

In any event ... his seems to have slightly higher image quality, and the GPS features are nice as well, but mine works quite nicely for 1/3rd to 1/4th the price. Mine works decently at night as well.

u/Cegrocks · 2 pointsr/ThatPeelingFeeling

Not /u/LaurentPointCa, but I did get a dashcam off of Amazon. Here is the link. I got it for about 55, not 65 though, I guess the price fluctuates a bit. Anyway, I love it. It's a great camera that records about 5 hours on a full card, however it has autoloop so it will do 5 minute loops and then fill the card with the loops, then when the card gets full it will delete the old ones and loop over them.

But yeah, the quality is great I find, although ofcourse nighttime has some problems (depending on the height of your vehicle due to incoming traffic headlights).

u/snugglewitme · 2 pointsr/videos

I bought this exact one

u/Werewolfdad · 2 pointsr/Accounting

I use this one.

It turns off if there's no power. I've had no problems so far. I drive 35k miles a year.

u/RokBo67 · 2 pointsr/uberdrivers

Not bad advice at all, but there's definitely cheaper options than GoPro. $60 for audio and video with this product, plus many great reviews:

u/Churchless · 2 pointsr/subaru
u/brownck · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I JUST bought this one from amazon. I'll let you know how it goes after I try it next week.

u/bluuk · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

It's a GW1 that I purchased from Amazon.

The day time video quality is great but the night time quality is only ok. It works great for a $70 dash cam though.

It takes up to a 32 GB micro sd. Make sure you get a class 4 or 6 card or you might run into issues.

u/CurtleTock · 2 pointsr/Roadcam

I think OP has the same camera as I do.

I read around this subreddit before buying a dashcam, and this was considered to be the best cheap entry level dashcam. So far it's working well for me, but I did read some reviews saying it got hot and melted in hotter climates.

u/VSFX · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Amazon: Black Box

I was able to review my day when I got home from work so I just estimated 9 hours. Some reviewers say they get more around 5-6 hours at 1080 so that makes me think I might have it on 720 by accident..

u/yummykhaos · 2 pointsr/triangle

This is the one I bought. It's my first one, but it has great quality video. I was nervous when I bought it because it comes from China and takes about a week to ship. But the quality is great and I've been using it for a year without any issues.

u/oshio_kusanagi · 2 pointsr/quityourbullshit

Yes, 75. Had a few near miss here and there from people coming in and out of the HOV lane. As for the dashcam it's a Black Box G1W Though I recommend getting front and back cams.

u/isionous · 2 pointsr/Anarcho_Capitalism

Dash cams make sooo much sense. I highly recommend them, and with this crowd, that recommendation might not fall on deaf ears. They are such a cheap protection. No longer do you have to worry about a he-said-she-said situation after an automobile collision, or several other types of situations. They are no hassle; with the auto-looping and auto-power-on/off, you don't have to even touch the dash cam at all unless you want to download videos off of it. Also, I think it's neat, like if you want to analyze your driving route, re-listen to a conversation, or just check out something you passed by earlier.

Dash cams are very popular in places like Russia, and I think the biggest thing holding back dash cam popularity in places like USA is...they aren't already popular. Lots of people don't even know that dash cams are actually a thing. Also, people think "well, no one else seems to have one".

I have both a $63 DVR-207GS (which is a slightly newer version of the DVR-027) and a $47 G1W. I like the G1W better. I think the G1W has better video quality, wider visual angle, better audio, a far better mount, better interface, is more discreet, and other small stuff. The G1W is just awesome and it's less than $50. It's ridiculous that dash cams aren't more popular.

Note: The G1W uses a car-lighter-to-mini-usb cable and that crapped out on me after a few months, but I bought a car-lighter-to-dual-usb adapter and a usb-to-mini-usb cable, and everything was great again. Still cheaper in total than the DVR-207GS I bought.

The $239 Lukas LK-7900 ACE is rated highly for high temperature survival, has GPS features, and seems like a really nice camera in many other respects as well. I think if my two cheapo dash cams can't survive the upcoming summer, I'm going to buy a Lukas LK-7900 ACE or maybe something with dual cameras (like the Lukas LK-5900 HD Duo). Or heck, I might upgrade even if the cheapos do fine during the summer.

I feel much safer with my dash cam, and that's a great feeling.

u/hal1300-1 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Or get one like a regular dash cam and mod the mount or a epic like . Probably not as good quality as gopro, but at least it is something.

u/BrianPurkiss · 2 pointsr/CCW

Black Box G1W-H Hidden Dashboard Dash Cam - WDR 160° Wide Angle 4X ZOOM - Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Video Recorder - Night Vision Motion Detection G-Sensor - NT96650 + AR0330

Well that was quite the word vomit from the Amazon app.

Seriously though. I have it. Got it based on recommendations from other users here.

u/wireke · 2 pointsr/belgium Best dashcam under 100 euro. You can order it at

u/Shadowhawk109 · 2 pointsr/CFB

My buddy has this and recommends it.

Says that there's lots of counterfeits, and to check /r/dashcam for sellers.

Of course there's a subreddit for that.

u/bapsteks · 2 pointsr/CarTalkUK

A lot of people I know are using this one

It's £25 and is packed full of features :)

u/Ragoczy · 2 pointsr/uberdrivers

I second the dashcam -- a decent one is less than $50 ( Get two SD cards and swap them after anything hinky or questionable happens so you don't lose the record. It'll also give you some protection if you're in an accident and not at fault. No he-said/she-said about the color the light was if you have video.

u/basketcase77 · 2 pointsr/subaru

I bought one a couple months ago and I love it. I've actually recorded one accident at an intersection already (luckily not my own) and was able to offer the footage to those involved and the police if they needed it. After doing some research I heard a lot of good things about the G1W. There are knockoffs, but the one I got from "Black Box" on amazon appears to be legit. I got the "stealth" one as well for less glare from it. Here's the links to everything you need it you want to pick up a good one for a good price:

If you've got prime (which you should because it's fuckin awesome. Seriously get it or find a friend with it and get on theirs) then this whole setup almost exactly a hundred bucks and you're all set to go.

PS, great car, how long have you had her? Sorry to see the damage.

u/sandmyth · 2 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

You know you want to video all the idiots on the road... it's cheap:

u/tomgabriele · 2 pointsr/videos

Last updated Sept 28, 2015. The Wirecutter "best of" articles seem to be very well researched and very thorough. They select the G1W as the best, with the reminder to be careful not to buy a fake.

u/fsv · 2 pointsr/LegalAdviceUK

I'd recommend looking at /r/dashcam for advice. I have this one but there are probably better, newer models available now.

u/redls1bird · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Good ones can be had for less. Its hard to beat the G1w-c.

u/lvsniper · 2 pointsr/Bad_Cop_No_Donut

Paid around $70, decent IMO wish it recorded speed and other GPS info

u/boom10ful · 2 pointsr/MechanicAdvice

I can answer the dashcam wiring for you. Best way that I have found is to use a fuse tap like this.

You will also need the appropriate fuse for that particular dashcam. And you will need a 12V to 5V converter for the dashcam. Like this.

PS: Best part about this one is that you can install an inline fuse, which is much easier to find an appropriate rated fuse than it is with the automotive fuses.

u/nagokart · 2 pointsr/GolfGTI

Very easy. The hardest part was putting the damned A-pillar back in. You will need the add-a-fuse and a hardwire kit like this. The red wire will connect to the add-a-fuse wire and the black wire goes to ground (there's a bolt just above the fuse box that you could use as the ground). The add-a-fuse is pretty much making a single fuse slot be able to have two fuses on there; one for the original fuse and one for the dash cam fuse. And then the mini usb end obviously goes to the dash cam.

The A-pillar comes off pretty easily. Take caution though as there are air bags in there. You'll need to pry out the airbag logo clip thing and undo the T-20 screw behind it. Next, you just pull the pillar towards you and it should pop off. I zip tied the wires to some existing wires behind the a-pillar and away from the air bags. Then I just stuffed the wires under the front of the headliner and to the rear view mirror area.

u/downhillcarver · 2 pointsr/MyLittleMotorhead

No problem! I feel like there was another con or something else I wanted to say about it, but I can't remember....

Biggest complaint is that cigarette lighter power plug. It's huge, it's ugly, and if you bump it slightly it stops making contact and your camera turns off.

Im gonna install another fuses circuit into my fuse box and run this to it. I just haven't gotten around to it because I've never installed a new fuse circuit before and it sounds like kinda a scary task, haha.

u/joevsyou · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

finally pulled the trigger, it been a long time since i wanted one. The only thing that kept me from doing it was that i wanted it hardwire not freaking wires going to my cig lighter port. Well after spending 5 minutes on youtube it's not really hard at all... So i went out to my car to see what would to be done and doubt it will take me no more than 10 minutes to set up.

Just in case anyone want to know what i ordered for their selves

SpyTec A119 + GPS Logger 1440p Car Dash Camera

Spy Tec Dash Camera Vehicle Hard Wire Kit

fuse tap

Lexar High-Performance microSDHC 633x 32GB

u/RubberReptile · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

There's no difference between the two cams in your cart.

Why not grab this hard wire kit? It's a bit cheaper. These things are pretty generic and should work for any camera.

u/RockPaperShredder · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Just searched through my old orders and coincidentally - or not - that is the exact one I purchased that wouldn't work in the cold (but in the UK);

So a good chance its the cause of your problem imho. I replaced it with a Nextbase kit which has performed faultlessly since (but I can't see them on;

u/kramer-tron · 2 pointsr/Dashcam
u/brianm71 · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Bought this:

and tapped into the wiring for the overhead "room lights" using Scotchloks. As far as "good" goes, I just had to replace this as the last one for my A118 only last two years.

u/McDouble57 · 2 pointsr/subaru

Do you use the above power cord for constant power? I actually have this model in my amazon cart.

u/expload · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Instead of a battery it has a capacitor. Heard it handles heat better.

u/Consolol · 2 pointsr/cars

G1W-C, $53.

There's also a variant that has a battery instead of a capacitor.

u/potrg801 · 2 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

This is the one that I bought for my friend and plan on buying for myself. here is a video review of it as well, this guy reviews a lot of dash cams and he recommends this very highly

u/I_AM_GRUMPY · 2 pointsr/phoenix

Black Box G1W-C Capacitor Model Dash Cam – Heat Resistant – Full HD 1080P H.264 2.7" LCD Car DVR Video Recorder – WDR 140° Wide Angle 4x Zoom Motion Detection Night Vision G-Sensor

I'm not sure if I have exactly that one because mine was a gift a year and a half or more ago and there are a lot of clones. It's a G1W-C style dashcam or something similar. Good budget cam but some people aren't too lucky it seems .

The -C on the end is for capacitor meaning the battery is super short but better to withstand heat vs batteries

u/nefrina · 2 pointsr/cars

i bought a bunch of G1W dashcam's for my family this past chrismtas from amazon, they are about ~$60/ea. just mount and plug into your cigarette lighter for power (or hard-wire it elsewhere).

oh forgot to mention, you will need to buy a memory card for it too.

u/ObiWontchaBlowMe · 2 pointsr/nashville

Dash cams are pretty nifty for these kind of things. Here's the one I use

u/KCagle91 · 2 pointsr/houston
u/a_park_bench · 2 pointsr/Denver

I can recommend this one. Fairly cheap, just buy an extra SD card for it. The video it gives looks like this. There's some music at the beginning then silence. The camera records audio and YouTube was going to put ads on my video because of the radio playing, so I used a custom song then muted it.

Though I don't know if there's better now, this was a really good one for the money when I bought it about a year and a half ago.

u/nsgiad · 2 pointsr/Roadcam

The seller seems legit and it's fulfilled by amazon.

Is there a quick way to see if it's a fake or not? I thought all these cameras were from china to begin with?

u/The-Rev · 2 pointsr/tampa

A decent one is only like 75 bucks, worth it if you ever get into an accident.

Edit: link to the one that I use:

u/Polaris2246 · 2 pointsr/subaru

The G1W-C model uses a capacitor instead of a tiny battery since batteries are subject to damage from temperature, capacitors aren't.

I bought this one over a year ago and its been solid every day. I have a 32 gig microsd card in it. The only part I see in my WRX is the wire going up to the headliner that I ran to my center console for 12V power, it hides beautifully behind the rear view mirror. I will eventually wire it to my fuse box but for now its working fine and I never use my 12V plug in my center console anyways.

u/TheeSlore · 2 pointsr/Austin

Not sure where the tire came from but reviewing the footage it looks like it still has a sticker as if it was a new tire. But I have never seen a brand new tired with the stock rim.

The dash cam is

u/mcpicklejar · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

This is the one I have. I've had it for 3.5 years and the only issue I've had with it didn't start until a week ago. The date and time keep resetting so I have to set that up every time. It's kind of annoying but it only takes 30 seconds. I'll keep it until it dies fully.

You'll also need to get an SD card for it.

u/flyingwolf · 2 pointsr/cincinnati

I know this doesn't help in the least bit now.

But for any future possible issues I highly suggest getting a nice always on recording dashcam.

This is the one I currently use.

It stays in my truck and is always recording, I have a 64 gig SD card and it will record for around 12 hours before starting to overwrite the oldest file, any knock or hit or sudden stop will lock a file from deletion and prevent it from being overwritten.

It has paid for itself 100 times over easily.

u/grayaii · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Here is a link to amazon my_search. I'm thinking of getting it myself. Reading up on this subreddit, this model seems like a good bang-for-your-buck buy.

u/iyak · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

We have the Eyesite too, and it works fine. I mounted my dashcam on the bottom of the rear view mirror. It came with a windshield mount too. Here is the one I have in all my vehicles:

u/UsuallyJustLurking · 2 pointsr/mazda

After quite a bit of research I went with the G1W-C because it has a capacitor built to withstand high heat, and I live in FL. For the price, it's awesome. Super easy to use and does its job perfectly.

u/McDuble · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Personally I think that resolution is way too low. for a bit more you could get 720p + 720p from the blackvue dr430-2ch at $170 USD or 1080p + 720p from the blackvue dr470-2ch at $200 USD.

for the price of that finevu, I think you are way better off getting two cheaper single channel cameras like maybe the A118C for $70 USD each :

it will have way better video quality, the only real downside is it has no parking mode. Do you care about parking mode or not? With parking mode, if you have the camera hard wired, it can run off your cars battery and it will sit in an idle state waiting for motion and/or a g shock to "bump" it and make it start recording. this protects against stuff like parking lot hit and runs when you aren't at your car. the hardwire kits typically are designed to cut power off to the camera tho if the car battery is getting too low.

if you don't care about parking mode there are a lot of good cheap 1080p single channel cams you can double on on like the a118c.

u/hahaimontheinternet · 2 pointsr/Dallas

I've used this one for over a year now, it's been great. I like it because it's pretty much invisible in the window. It's caught DART busses trying to bully me, red light runners, and other things that if I didn't pay attention would have been hard to prove without it.

In daylight its clear enough to pull plates and faces. At night, it'll capture clear enough but only plates of cars directly in your headlights. Most will be the same way.

It's the same as a G1W-C, just in a different form factor. I didn't want a suction cup thing.

u/Knight-of-Black · 2 pointsr/Trucks

This is what I got a month ago.

Spy Tec A118-C Capacitor Edition Full 1080P HD Video Car Dashboard Camera

Does everything you need a dash cam to do and its at a fair price.

You can mount it up high above and behind your mirror and it records great quality video.

Also pretty discreet too.

No complaints whatsoever about this dash cam.

u/memphisraines · 2 pointsr/cars

Spy Tec A118C. Its worked pretty well for me so far. A 32GB micro SD holds about 5 hours at the highest quality.

u/mkosmo · 2 pointsr/Trucks

Hell no! Not for that price! I purchased this one, which is the same exact thing (same parts, even) for a fraction of the price! Sorry :\

u/dono18 · 2 pointsr/WTF

I have it and its great, very discrete. Not the best for nighttime recording though.

EDIT: This is the one i actually have

They both have good reviews though so either or should be good. There are a lot to choose from on, some are cheeper than those ones.

u/No_Chest_Hair · 2 pointsr/Roadcam

I’ve had this one for about 9 months.

u/PieAndBacon · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

thx for the reply, from what i've been reading thats what a lot of people sugges for this price range is there any difference between this and this

u/dcs619 · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

/r/Iagos_shadow fwiw, the G1W-C is an updated version that doesn't require a battery replacement after a few years. It keeps enough charge in the capacitor to finish recording when you turn off the engine (if you don't hardwire it).

I personally have an A118-C (Amazon) because the form factor is so much smaller than the G1W series. Not worried about theft since the A118-C is barely noticeable from outside

u/alitterbox · 2 pointsr/dashcams

Currently unavailable but I’ve had this one for a couple years now and it does just what you ask.

I should have bought two because I’m now looking around for a rear facing one.

u/DyeInTheBabysHead · 2 pointsr/legaladvice

The one I have for my front is Z-Edge & for the back I use my older A118-C.

Hope this helps!

u/zildjian · 2 pointsr/Wrangler

I'm currently running the Spy Tec A118-C which I found on /r/dashcam's sidebar. It handles the Wrangler's high windshield angle just fine.

Regardless of which cam you end up going with, you might want to turn off the "G Force Sensor" (or whatever your particular model calls it). On mine, the sensor is activated by sudden G forces (bumps). When it's activated, it saves the current video to a "don't erase me, bro" area of the card. In theory, this is so that if you have an accident, that relevant video doesn't get erased when your card fills up. In practice, however, it just means your card gets filled with video since you drive a Wrangler and every road is a bumpy road.

u/a1blank · 2 pointsr/Portland

I got a SpyTec A118-C also on the recommendation of dashcamtalk. Both are great cams. In either case, be sure to get a -C model which uses a capacitor rather than a battery. They handle the winter and summer much better.

I also got this so that I could wire it more descretely than having a usb cable feed up to the cam. I have the cable hidden under the trim. I use the 2nd usb outlet for my GPS.

u/Arodehc · 2 pointsr/mazda3

I use this dashcam and I like it a lot - picture quality is pretty good even at night - and it's definitely the better of the two I've owned in the past few years. That said I don't actually know a whole lot about dashcams so someone else might be better recommending one.

Whatever dashcam you get, I'd recommend getting one of these and plugging it into a USB port instead of the standard car charger because the car charger continues to power it when the car is off, while the USB ports turn off with the car. Otherwise you'd have to unplug it every time you turn the car off or leave it running 24/7.

u/Shappie · 2 pointsr/Austin

This is the one I'm looking at getting soon. For anyone else here looking for a dashcam, make sure you get one with a supercapacitor instead of a battery. Batteries will fail in extreme heat (every summer) while supercapacitors will not.

u/akcoder · 2 pointsr/sonata

I have the older model of the Street Guardian SG9665GC v3 2017 edition.

Buy the 12v to 5v adapter in the “frequently bought together” list. You will need the “add a circuit” too, but you need the micro blade one.

I have had to use my dash cam footage in a parking lot MVC (other party backed into me doing $5,500 in damage). It was really helpful to send the insurance company the footage.

u/lomlslomls · 2 pointsr/VEDC

+1 on the dash cam. I use two Contour ROAM3 cameras. 1080P and wireless; when the battery on one dies I swap it out on the go. They have helped me out a few times when I've been in accidents that were not my fault.

I also just had a Street Guardian installed in my daughter's car.

u/TyGreeny · 2 pointsr/Trucks

I have a Street Guardian hard wired in my 2012 F150. Haven't needed it so far but I'm very satisfied.

Join us over in /r/dashcam

u/Captain_Phil · 2 pointsr/Spokane

This is the model I got:

I got the 64 gig one with out the CPL.

u/stu8319 · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

This is what I use. It supports up to 256GB.

u/legom7 · 2 pointsr/leaf

I use this one:

Two important things to know: 1) If you use a different car adapter than the one included ( like if you want to power other things at the same time) you have to make sure you are supplying at least 2 amps. 2) It is supposed to be self erasing, but every couple of weeks it tells me the card is full, and I have to format it myself to start using it again.

Over all, I do recommend it.

u/CarbsB4Bed · 2 pointsr/phoenix

comes with 32 gig card. lots of wire to property go around the windshield. Adhesive mounting bracket (suction cups fail out here in the heat, the 3M adhesive should hold up better)

The big plus is it runs off a capacitor and not a battery. Heat kills batteries and this model does without. It doesn't say the 140 degrees on the amazon page but it is in the manual. I bought an extra 3 years protection plan for ~10 bucks and never looked back.

u/Bundesraketenliga · 2 pointsr/PrimeDay

I use the front-dashcam-only version of this one. Got it during last year's Prime Day (about the only good thing I got that day lol) and have been very pleased with it. Drivers in my city are complete morons so it's caught some interesting moments...

u/2nips · 2 pointsr/Cleveland

I use this Reving dashcam with a 64GB SD card I got for ~10 off of Amazon too. I've had it for about a few months now, and it's already paid for itself. I didn't get into an accident, but a lady ahead of me did where a man did an illegal uturn and she t-boned him with no chance to fully stop. I don't know if it was insurance fraud or what the guy thought he was doing, but I was able to present my footage afterwards and very quickly help the police determine fault. If I had to get another dashcam, I would get one with a rearview monitor / face monitor on it as well as one with motion sensing like this one. Check out r/roadcam for more dashcam action too.

u/kateorader · 2 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

I know you’ve gotten a few suggestions, but I use this guy:

It’s front and back and I really like it. I haven’t had to use any of the footage (thankfully) but it’s a good picture. Front quality is a bit better than back but it’s still good. Only real negative I have come across is with the rear camera at night, it can’t pick up much if there are too many headlights behind me. Day it’s perfect though. Don’t have that problem with the front camera with lights. It operates on looped footage so it will overwrite the oldest. You can do it in 3,5 and 10 minute increments (I think). It also saves any footage if it detects a collision so you don’t have to worry about that getting overwritten

u/LubbockDashcamGuy · 2 pointsr/Roadcam

I have a Rexing V1P which appears to be lower end compared to yours. The rear camera is just standard def, which is better than no rear camera at all, but high def would be nice.

I may have to upgrade sometime...would the rear camera on yours be mountable on a vertical surface? E.g. the rear window of a truck?

u/888-23-9912 · 2 pointsr/Dashcam
u/El_Pepe_369 · 2 pointsr/ft86

Rexing V1P 2.4" LCD FHD 1080p 170 Degree Wide Angle Dual Channel Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam with Rear Camera, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording

u/sfgiantsfan3 · 2 pointsr/grandrapids

This model has worked great! A bit of cheddar up front but I think it's worth it long-term.

u/Nishnig_Jones · 2 pointsr/Tucson

This one has worked for me. Decent quality night video, I bought it last may and it still works fine. The suction cup mount I bought falls off every once in a while so I think I'm going to go through the trouble of thoroughly cleaning the inside of the windshield and stick on the permanent mounting adhesive pads.

u/random_driver_guy · 2 pointsr/TalesFromThePizzaGuy

A119 w/o GPS

That unit has the best imaging sensor for night you can get under $100. There are lots of units that will work well enough during the day, but at night, they pretty much become a useless potato camera. GPS model is only $10 more, but if you frequently drive above the speed limit, maybe that is not the best idea.

I've had mine since mid July when it first became available. So far, so good, despite many thousands of on / off cycles, and a subwoofer that is often shaking it a bit. That sorta ruined my last cam in less than a year...but bass, I guess.

You'll also need a microSD card ($10 for 32GB, $20 for 64GB), and if you don't want a power wire dangling somewhere, a hardwire kit to power it from your fusebox.

u/xProlesx · 2 pointsr/Dashcam
u/Shorshack · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

A119 says it supports up to 64gb. Wonder if the card size is the problem?
> MicroSD Card Slot Storage Up to 64GB MicroSD Card - Product Description

u/Gravey9 · 2 pointsr/halifax

This is the one I have:

SpyTec A119 1440p Car Dash Camera

Was highly recommend on reddit when I bought it in 2017. Image is really good as well including in low light situations. You may be able to find it under $100, but it's worth the cost and is very easy to install.

u/uplink1 · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

I'm using the SpyTec A119. Decent quality for the price. Would probably use the same in the rear.

u/pelucula · 2 pointsr/Dallas

thanks! currently sold out in amazon. will keep an eye out for it.

u/ohlookahipster · 2 pointsr/bayarea

This one is pretty popular over at /r/cars:

u/ChefJoe98136 · 2 pointsr/SeattleWA

It seems like swerving to either the left lane or the right breakdown lane would have been a better choice, but maybe they've been meaning to try/training for an e-brake maneuver for a long time. I always imagined that I'd try to do something like that and the e-brake cables would snap.

Is it this camera ? How do you like it ?

u/TexasWhiskey_ · 2 pointsr/CFB

This one. It's not the fanciest, but it's got a solid camera for both day and night and it's 1440 resolution.

Front facing only. I figured if I get rear ended, or side swiped from the back, simply having the video that shows my direction/speed/etc is enough to cover me.

My wife had a guy who scraped into her car as he merged into her lane. His was ending in a turn-only, and I guess didn't look. He reported to the cops & insurance that she turned into him. As a result, they had to share fault for the accident. Had she had a dashcam at the time (she did a week later) it wouldn't have been a question of who caused the contact, even if the car isn't in view.

u/muldoonaz · 2 pointsr/phoenix

Some quick googling led me to this:

u/krebstar_2000 · 2 pointsr/Roadcam

Street Guardian or the best bang for the buck option A119

u/x_____________ · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

I would get 2 A119 for front and rear.

Buying the A119 V2 from Spytec on Amazon is a good option. Spytec ships from the US and has good customer service

Hardwiring a dash cam in your car insn't permanent, all you're doing is putting a wire in the fuse slot and unscrewing a screw that's in metal and putting the ground wire in

u/texwake · 2 pointsr/houston

I bought a Spy Tech A119. They are supposed to be the best bang for your buck if you want a discreet 1 camera system.

u/blakrazor · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

I have the A119 which is has been easy to use and works great. I also highly recommend it since it's only maybe $20 more than A118 but still less than $100.

u/L1ght3d_ · 2 pointsr/rit

> If you're paranoid like me get a dash cam.

This 1440p dashcam will do you well also.

u/SneakyRoo · 2 pointsr/CCW

this is the camera I have, I have caught a couple of near misses with it. It is a super easy install and always automatically starts has a snapshot button and does well in the heat.

u/_th3good1 · 2 pointsr/subaru

I just bought this works very well...hard wired it in with an add a fuse.

u/GreystarOrg · 2 pointsr/volt

I have this one and it's been very good and has gotten very good reviews.

There's also a version that only does 1080P, the A118.

u/RitzBitzN · 2 pointsr/cars


The GPS-included model is actually $90 right now on Amazon:

Nice so far.

u/_Franks_Fluids_ · 2 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

These are pricier but are very nice.

u/Lusankya · 2 pointsr/halifax

This is cold comfort after the fact, but hopefully it helps someone else:

A great dashcam (like this Viofo A119 V2 that I personally use) costs less than a quarter of your insurance deductible. If the cops catch whoever hit you, you'll likely get your deductible back, since your insurance will have someone they can sue to cover your repairs.

Dashcams are cheap, simple to install, and pay for themselves at least four times over on their first use. There's no good reason not to get one.

u/pizzabaconator · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Heat definitely maters. I too live in California and was given a YI dashcam for Christmas. Good quality video, ok plastic housing and was fairly cheap, only $50. But about 8 months in the battery bulged and pretty much ruined the camera. YI sent me a new one since it was under warranty, but I still wouldn’t recommend it. Now one that I can say is good is the A119 V2 .

u/DaBIGmeow888 · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Cheapest: B1W ($47-55 USD)

Best value:

u/jaymzx0 · 2 pointsr/news

I use two A119 cameras instead of an expensive two-camera system. It just means two memory cards to replace over time but they're getting cheap.

u/Ranger207 · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

I'm using this A119 as recommended by /r/dashcam

u/ElonMesk · 2 pointsr/dashcams

That’s a decent budget cam. Definitely worth it if that’s what your looking for. The other one in this category is the Aukey dashcam, but either one is good. Not sure if they have parking mode though. For that you’re looking at the A119.

u/itzthanh24 · 2 pointsr/CaliforniaTicketHelp

Btw, forgot to mention this, but the dash cam is: AUKEY Dash Cam

u/phi303 · 2 pointsr/Denver

This is the camera that's on my dash

u/duckssayquackquack · 2 pointsr/tulsa

This is the one I bought recently. I'm on my 3rd in about 4 years. So far, no complaints except sometimes in warmer weather, the suction fails and it falls off my windshield. I should probably just take it down every day - but I'm too lazy to put it up and take it down every day.

u/GT3Racer · 2 pointsr/GrandCherokee

I've been using this one for a few months now. I really like, it's been pretty good. I recorded a crash on it within 2 weeks of having it lol

u/blcfla · 2 pointsr/orlando

Comes with USB power adapter with spare port for phone charger, also comes with two different mounts and mounting clips to run the wire around the top/side of windshield down to the front console for power.

Had it a few weeks or better no issues yet...

u/Woddeh · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

When it comes to long wires, I come up broke. But the A119s is both discreet and has fantastic recording capabilities. However, you do pay a bit of a premium.

The Thinkware F50 again, is a premium camera. However you can rest assured that the video quality is going to be solid, the audio will be... acceptable (however this is typical of dash cams, they're all equipped with poor microphones) and it's relatively discreet.

The XiaoYi is a little cheaper still and offers what the other two contenders do, albeit sacrificing a little video quality.

Are these still too expensive? Then you need to look at a cheaper brand, such as Rexing or Vantrue. These products typically offer good protection, but the reliability, quality and customer support is typically not as great as the other three brands.

u/dannymb87 · 2 pointsr/phoenix

I have this one:

It's been through 1 summer and have had no issues.

u/2pt5RS · 2 pointsr/Atlanta

This is one of the ones I've been looking at upgrading to:

Which one do you have?

u/chucklestheclwn · 2 pointsr/Miata

I bought one about a month ago. This specifically:

u/c00ller · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

$105 on Amazon right now, I've seen price fluctuate $95-105

u/mouse1010 · 2 pointsr/Miata

I have one of these in both of my cars and they are great but make sure that you get the second version. The earlier version had problems with the gps mount loosing contact with the camera and caused it to power cycle.

u/CrispyNip · 2 pointsr/vancouver

This one :

Just look up A119 and you will get a ton of info.

It was pretty affordable.

I did my research on sd cards too, make sure you get one that works for dashcams.

u/kalmah · 2 pointsr/Edmonton

Haha no way I got the A119S too with the gps module that records your location and speed. It records audio very well too.
I bought it last August, worked fine in the winter when it was super cold out because it doesn't use a battery.

For storage I got a Transcend 32GB High Endurance microSD card. From the little research I did they cost a little more than a normal SD card but are better for dash cams and such.

I'm satisfied with the purchase myself for $158 total it was a very fair price and the quality is good enough at 1080 60fps, wide enough to see drivers next to you, catches enough light at night or during snow/rainstorms to see license plates I have no complaints. Would be nice to have one facing out the back now though in case someone rear ends you or something.

u/ken579 · 2 pointsr/Hawaii

They have smaller ones now that tuck out of sight pretty well. Check out the Anker Roav, it goes on sale for $50 from time to time. No personal experience, but heard it's good and the form factor is nice.

u/PlNKERTON · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

How about the cheaper 1080p one for $60?

Up to 128 GB micro sd card. Option to record on impact. Shows speed, records audio. Seems to have all the bells and whistles. It records 1080p, not 4k or 2k, but I would think that'd be good enough.

u/mr_dogalina · 2 pointsr/blogsnark

Sure! It's this one.

We got it last June, according to Amazon, so there may be newer, fancier ones out there. But the video quality is really good, day or night. And the camera itself is unobtrusive.

u/PCHardware101 · 2 pointsr/mazda3

It uses one hell of a heavy-duty 3M adhesive pad that I've yet to hear that it melted or anything of the like. You can slide the cam out of the pad to connect it to a computer or bring it inside or something, but it sure is really durable since it'll be in an accident (I assume that's why it's difficult to come out).

Here's a link to the Amazon page: Link

I'm really digging it so far, but make sure to get a microSD card that's at least 32GB and labeled as "High Endurance" as most cards aren't built to handle constant reading and writing like those in dash cams. I got a SanDisk 32GGB "High Endurance Video Monitoring Card." Apparently, it's temperature proof, shock proof, and water proof. The important thing for me is really the "temperature proof" since the inside of the car gets REALLY hot in the summer in southern California. Plus, it's getting beat on by the sun for hours at a time while still recording and such.

u/5kyl3r · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

This one: Anker Roav Dash Cam C1, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Sony Exmor Sensor, 2.4" LCD, 1080P FHD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, Built-In WiFi, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Night Mode, 2-Port USB Charger

u/thenameisbam · 2 pointsr/subaru Its not half bad, but the "parking" sensor is super sensitive even on the least sensitive setting. Half the time i close my door it thinks someone has bumped my car.

u/tgiokdi · 2 pointsr/Tallahassee

I have a ROAV by Anker Dash Cam C1 it's pretty nice and is pretty cheap, I've seen them as low as $50 without the sd card

u/mcmanus7 · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

This is a better deal:

I have the dual cam version installed in one of my vehicles and it works great.

u/rauree · 2 pointsr/Tacomaworld

This one was on sale a couple of weeks ago...

AUKEY Dash Cam, 1080P Dashboard Camera Recorder, 6-Lane 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens, Supercapacitor, G-sensor and Clear Nighttime Recording

I also got the power adapter.

Here’s what the quality looks like

u/CaffeineAndHate_ · 2 pointsr/CCW

I've been using this for a year. It's solid and affordable.

u/oznobninja · 2 pointsr/Denver

+1 on this. I have one I love for $70. Installed in my windshield behind the rearview mirror and hardly remember it's there, blends in well.

AUKEY Dash Cam, 1080P Dashboard Camera Recorder, 6-Lane 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens, Supercapacitor, G-sensor and Clear Nighttime Recording

u/erocko · 2 pointsr/Hawaii

I have capacitor dash cams in both of our cars, so you don't have to worry about the heat and rechargeable batteries. That, as well as format reminders, or automatic periodic formats are things to look for. Since these are endlessly writing to the SD card, you should format it, monthly. I had one card get messed up, in the past.

AUKEY Dash Cam, Dashboard Camera Recorder with Full HD 1080P, 6-Lane 170° Wide Angle Lens, Supercapacitor, G-Sensor and Clear Nighttime Recording

u/amplifiedrain · 2 pointsr/mazda3

This is actually the one I use - I just got it a few months ago. I'm not sure exactly what you're looking for, but this is small enough to hide and it has a long-ass cord and it comes with cable clips so you hide that cord. You can choose to record in 3, 5, or 10 minute intervals and when it's out of space, it'll just rewrite over unless you choose certain recordings to lock down and save.

u/carsandgrammar · 2 pointsr/cars

I bought this, I can't speak to how good it is relative to the competition but the reviews are good and the price was I think $120.

Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam Infrared Night Vision Dual 1920x1080P Front and Inside Dash Camera, 2.5K 2560x1440P Single Front, 310 Degree Car Camera, Parking Mode, Support 256GB max, Sony Sensor

u/Trailman80 · 2 pointsr/mazda3

Here you go TC get this it has a active Front for the road and in the cabin.

Also get an Alarm system with a warning keyfob.

Here are some of the best car alarm systems on 2017, do not cheap out on this you really do get what you pay for when you use a car alarm.

u/nutrop · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

How's this:

It does state that it must be hardwired for 24 hour recording function or use external battery (which is?).

u/Prodigy195 · 2 pointsr/chicago

I don't personally have this one but have heard good things.

Vantrue N2 Pro:

Biggest thing my friend likes is that it's removable and is front/rear view.. The one I have is great but it's not easily removable (but it's half the price). It's also only front view.

I'll probably upgrade it at some point but for now I'm good with mine.

u/DrPsyc · 2 pointsr/Lyft


Make sure that when recording you are in compliance with all laws. and keep the footage for forever if you can. 6 months down the road a pax can say you did something and without the vid is word vs word.

u/tom_strange · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Venture N2 Pro

Here it is on Amazon

u/Damean1 · 2 pointsr/uberdrivers

Vantrue N2 Pro. Slightly pricy, but worth every penny.

u/KenMixtape · 2 pointsr/lyftdrivers

Happy with my Vantrue N2 Pro . It's just unobtrusive enough not to cover a lot of your windshield view, doesn't have a big distracting display.
Make sure that whatever you get, reformat the SD card once a week.

u/GaloCegodaMadrugada · 2 pointsr/uberdrivers

I've tried many, the best is Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam Dual 1920x1080P Infrared Night Vision Front and Inside Dash Camera, 2.5K 2560x1440P Single Front, 310° Car Camera, 24hr Parking Mode, Motion Sensor, Support 256GB max

u/A_Stan · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

You need one of these:

  • A dash camera with parking mode
  • A surveillance camera that you can leave somewhere in the parking lot unnoticed or at work, pointed to the parking lot

    Unfortunately you have two limitations here, one being the night time recording and another is powering up the camera.
    I'm not too savvy with surveillance cameras, so I'll only go over the features you're looking for in a dash cam:

  • You definitely need a dual (front and back) camera system.
  • Superior night time recording. I'm thinking that perhaps having infrared feature would be the best for you, even though it's inadvisable while driving (hard to adjust for change in lighting, like the headlights of the oncoming traffic)
  • How long is your commute? I don't think it's a good idea to hardwire to your car battery directly, so a battery backup like "Cellink B" would be your best friend. Unfortunately it might not re-charge while you drive if you have a short commute.

    Dash cameras I'd suggest: Vantrue N2 for $200, this $50 Hisili cam seems to be popular, you could put 1 in the front and 1 in the back, $400 Thinkware F800 will be your higher end camera that is new and getting very popular right now. Doesn't have IR, but seems to be doing great in dark anyway.
u/jde1126 · 2 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

My Dashcam

It’s updated version

I actually only record @720p front camera only to save space.


Also, a $40 Dashcam would be just as good, I like mine for the night vision.

u/Lukeyy19 · 2 pointsr/Roadcam

I have this one - and it seems to perform very well, I can't compare it to the F770 though as I haven't used it, but you can see some footage from the linked one from other buyers and judge the quality for yourself.

u/Ashtonmore · 2 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

Aukey makes a quality one that is fairly inexpensive

AUKEY Dual Dash Cam, 1080P HD Front and Rear Camera, 6-Lane 170° Wide-Angle Lens, Night Vision, G-Sensor, Dual-Port Car Charger

u/cowsareverywhere · 2 pointsr/IdiotsInCars
u/habitual_viking · 2 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

We just installed this one: after review by techmoan. It's way more expensive, but it's a very nice dual cam.

u/FleshlightModel · 2 pointsr/holdmyfeedingtube

Someone on reddit recommended the next base 422gw and his video was spectacular. I don't know shit about this kind of tech so I blindly bought it. Haven't "needed" it yet which is a good thing IMO. I like that it has higher resolution and a higher frame rate than some of the ones on amazon with higher ratings or more ratings. I think the viewing angle is a cunt hair lower than the highest rated cams on amazon (aukey dual dash cam, link below). I'll gladly have higher resolution and frame rate over view angle, but maybe I'm a renob for thinking that, idk...

Nextbase amazon link:

Aukey amazon link:

u/Knollex · 2 pointsr/GolfGTI

AUKEY Dual Dash Cam HD 1080P Front and Rear Camera Car Camera Supercapacitor 6-Lane 170 Degrees Wide-Angle Lens Dashcam with Night Vision, Loop, G-Sensor, Motion Detection and Dual-Port Car Charger

Been using this awhile now. Quality is great. Well worth it.

u/adderal · 2 pointsr/indianapolis

The wiring is easy, (can tap a fuse for switchable current, use cig lighter, or tap a dimmable /powered mirror that has current for garage door switches, etc) and I've not gone wireless so to speak on my choices.. Best bang for buck currently out is the Aukey 2 channel system. It sells out quickly and the capacitor based cameras (can take more heat and cold ie last longer than battery internal based ones) w the sony sensors give a very good quality feed. They make huge advances in this tech realm about every year or so.. But I'm using the same wiring I had in place for 4 years now. I just change the cameras and SD cards (they have a limited amount of use, overwrites and there are cards meant for these types of dash cameras believe it or not).

AUKEY Dual Dash Cam, 1080P HD Front and Rear Camera, 6-Lane 170° Wide-Angle Lens, Night Vision, G-Sensor, Dual-Port Car Charger

And the High Endurance card..i shop around and don't always go the Amazon route. Fuck taxes lol.. Getting around them online will be a thing of the distant past here verrrry soon.

u/NobodyWhatsoever · 2 pointsr/IdiotsInCars

I bought this one. I like it a lot. Plus, it uses a capacitor in stead of a battery, so you won't have to worry about a swelling, possibly bursting, lithium battery: