Here’s our latest ~$100 dash camera recommendations for 2017. This is an update to the video we released in May.
UPDATE: May 25, 2017
We no longer recommend the Lexar 633X SD Card. There’s a global memory card shortage which has raised prices. A combination of increased failures and unchanged card pricing with the Lexar 633X leads us to believe that the NAND quality may have been reduced. We’ll be back soon with an alternative.
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• Our SD Card Recommendations: https://youtu.be/3QAF2flNsVc
• Guide to parking mode cameras and hardwiring:
• Top 3 Premium Cameras: https://youtu.be/zn6Sd2PXtmQ
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OUR PICKS & FULL REVIEWS
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#1 Viofo A119 – $100
Best value camera for most drivers. Stealth, video quality, good reliability. Our review: https://youtu.be/amjcsoExAQU
Update: Version 2 has been released which improves the power connection between the camera and GPS mount, adds foam pads to reduce vibrations.
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2jYcoTy
Amazon CAN: http://amzn.to/2s03Tbg
eBay: http://ebay.to/2ejINTA (estore009, great seller, China)
New V2 stock + Black 3M VHB
eBay USA – Clearance on the V1 model. $70 + $9 shipping: http://bit.ly/A119_V1_Clearance
The does not have better video quality in most situations but is likely to improve. Not a bad buy, your choice. Read my Reddit post for more details: http://bit.ly/A119S_Compare
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2jssOCy (OCDTronic, great customer service)
Amazon CAN: http://amzn.to/2gAk5KK
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2qJstyV (Sold by estore009 under the name “WonVon”. China based seller. Use coupon code “7INJC8U4” for the non GPS version and “FMPKA4ZW” with GPS for a £5 discount)
#2 A118-C – $50
The original version purchased overseas is still the cheapest for $50. We think this is the cheapest camera you should purchase. There are counterfeits, you want the Viofo model. Our Review: http://youtu.be/BpAwLSuWReo
Orignal A118 from eBay: https://bit.ly/A118CeBay
Updated A118C2 model – $80
Right now it’s overpriced and the A119 is better but if you’re looking to get it, here’s a few links:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2iuVk7C (OCDTronic)
#3 – Yi Dash Cam – $60 USD
The cheapest WiFi, rotating camera we recommend. Good reliability but it has a lithium ion battery so don’t use it in hot environments. Our Review: https://youtu.be/SRycas4M4DY
Amazon USA : http://amzn.to/2fNyNwq
Amazon CAN: http://amzn.to/2gAqzti
#4 Transcend 200 – $100 – For drivers in hot and humid environments who are on a budget and want a camera which has been proven to be reliable. If you don’t need that, look at the Yi or the A119 instead for better performance. Our Review: http://youtu.be/h9BYFZN7wX4
Tape Version Recommended
Amazon USA – http://amzn.to/2gIdnWc
Amazon CAN – http://amzn.to/2gn40dT
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2gMZMcz
#5 Goluk T3 – $100
Slim, stylish performance. Wifi, capacitor design, automatic parking mode. Should be available in Canada and UK in the future. You can also order directly from Goluk.
As a nerdy comment they are using Shopify as their eCommerce platform which is very secure and not typically used by Chinese companies. Good on them.
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2pS6bsJ
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For our premium camera recommendations see our video: https://youtu.be/zn6Sd2PXtmQ
SD CARD RECOMMENDATIONS
The constant rewriting done by dash cameras wears down SD cards. Some cards are more durable than others. We tell you why and what we recommend you get.
Full video: https://youtu.be/3QAF2flNsVc
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We received the Viofo A119 from the manufacturer and the A118C and G1W from Spy-Tec for free. The following cameras we purchased at a discount: A118C2 from estore009. These cameras we bought full price: Goluk T3, Transcend 200, Yi Dash Cam, DDpai Mini2, Aukey DR01, Rexing V1.
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-Andrew & Team