6 Cheap Dash Cams
6 Cheap Dash Cams That Don’t Suck
May 04, 2016
Dash cams can cost $200 or more, but you don’t need to spend anywhere near that much for a decent-quality unit.
Here are six cheap dash cams that you can buy for less than $100, with features and attributes found in more expensive cameras.
Dash cams don’t come much cheaper than the YKS 8000L, which sells for less than $20. Video quality isn’t up to what you’ll find in a more expensive cam, and some owners complain that the instructions are confusing and the mounting pieces are easy to break—but for 20 bucks, how much can you complain? This camera gives you basic functionality and acceptable video for an incredibly low price.
Another super-cheap dashcam, the $35 Bluepupil X08 (seriously, who names these things?) has a small footprint and records decent video. It will automatically start (and stop) with your car’s engine when plugged into a power port that is switched with the ignition. Video quality is not as good as more expensive cameras, but that’s to be expected at such a low price.
The G1W (which can be purchased under several brand names) sells for $35-$50. It’s recommended by DashCamTalk.com and Popular Mechanics for its low price and good video quality, particularly under daylight conditions. It has a built-in screen that allows the viewing angle to be easily adjusted, and while it isn’t the smallest dashcam you can buy, it will fit behind the rear view mirror of many vehicles.
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