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Best dash cam deals: Protect your ride from just $39

While driving is generally safe, there is always the possibility that you might get into an accident, regardless of how minor, and that’s always something that can be a bit scary. That’s where dash cams can offer you a little bit of extra peace of mind, as they will help provide photographic or video evidence of whatever happened, which is especially helpful if you aren’t at fault. Even better, you don’t need to get one of the best dash cams to get yourself fancier features like parked collision detection, so don’t worry about having to spend a ton of money on a dash cam, especially with these deals that we’ve collected below.

Also, if you’re worried about things like theft when you’re at home, you may want to consider grabbing one of these security camera deals to get a little bit more overview of your driveway and car.

70mai Smart Dash Cam 1S — $32, was $40

The 70mai Smart Dash Cam 1S and its mobile app.
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The 70mai Smart Dash Cam 1S is the cheapest option in this list, but it doesn’t feel like it because it’s packed with features. The dash cam, which supports microSD memory cards of up to 64GB, records footage at 1080p Full HD resolution with night vision capabilities thanks to its Sony IMX307 image processor and f/2.2 aperture. With its built-in G sensor, the dash cam will detect an accident and lock footage to prevent overwrites. You can use voice commands to ask the dash cam to take photos or to start recording videos, and you can use its accompanying app to watch real-time footage and to download files to your phone.

Rove R2-4K —  $90, was $160

ROVE R2-4K
Rove

If you want something with a bit higher resolution, then the Rove R2-4k is perfect since it can run 2160P at 30fps, which is a pretty high resolution for this price; plus, you also get a massive 2.4-inch IPS screen on the back. It also has a substantial 150-degree field of view, and for those who want parking protection, it also has a 24-hour parking mode that you can switch on. Of course, like most modern dash cams, you can connect to it through 5Ghz Wi-Fi and you can fit a MicroSD card of up to 512GB, which is nice.

Redtiger Dash Cam 4K —  $120, was $199

A manufacturer image displaying both of the cams provided with the REDTIGER 4K Dual Dash Cam as well as a peek at what the app looks like when in use.
Redtiger

While most camera options so far have been a front cam online, this option gives you both a front and rear camera so you can get full coverage of any potential issues. You get 4k resolution on the front camera and 1080p on the rear camera, both of which are very solid, and of course, they come with some solid night vision as well. The Redtiger Dash Cam 4K also comes with crash detection, which automatically saves any video, even if the MicroSD card is full, and it even comes with a GPS and route map that you can follow instead of using your phone.

Nexar Beam GPS Dash Cam — $140, was $209

The Nexar Beam GPS Dash Cam and its mobile app.
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The Nexar Beam GPS Dash Cam is a compact device that can easily be hidden behind your vehicle’s rearview mirror, where it will record videos with a 135-degree angle and 1080p Full HD quality. When the dash cam detects a collision or a sudden brake, it saves the recorded footage on the Nexar app, with the clips automatically backed up on your free and unlimited Nexar cloud account. The dash cam can also sense impact when your car is parked, and will seamless stream live footage to the app whenever you drive. If you ever find yourself in an accident, the Nexar app can create a report that includes video footage, driving speed, and location, which you can use for insurance claims.

Thinkware F200 Pro Front and Rear Dash Cam — $150, was $200

Front and rear Thinkware dash cameras and a GPS connector.
Amazon

This is another quality Thinkware product. What sets it apart is its ability to detect contact to your car while you’re parked. You need to attach the optional hardware (and they recommend you have a professional do it). If a bad parallel parker hits you, or something does a smash and grab on your window, the camera will immediately start recording with both the front and rear cameras. It also has a GPS feature that will record where you are and how fast you’re going, then integrate that into the camera footage.

Thinkware X800 Front and Rear Dash Cam — $190, was $250

The Thinkware X800 dash cam against a white background.
Thinkware

Thinkware is a fantastic dash cam company, as you’ll see later in our list. This is one of their more budget-minded options. It has a front and rear camera so you can record what you’re seeing and also grab video if you get rear ended at a stop light. It has a fantastic night vision mode. After all, it’s estimated that nearly a third of car accidents happen after dark. If your camera only grabs really grainy footage at night, or nothing at all, it’s practically useless. You can control the dash cam with a small LCD touch screen, so it’s easy to control in brief moments while you’re driving.

Thinkware Q1000 — $250, was $350

Thinkware Q1000
Thinkware

The Thinkware Q1000 is unique in that both the front and the rear camera have a 2k resolution, which means you’re going to get excellent video quality of any recording you want to watch, and it even comes with true HDR for extra contrast. Even better, you can connect to the camera remotely and get alerted about any impacts or issues on the spot, and the collision sensor means you get parking protection and low-energy modes as well. Finally, thee Thinkware Q1000 even comes with some basic driver assistance in the form of alerts for lane departures, which is a neat feature.

Thinkware U1000 4K Dash Cam with Rear Camera Kit — $450, was $500

Thinkware U1000 4k dashcam and rear camera kit
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Even with the advent of 4K quality displays, content, and just a general push towards higher-resolution experiences, you don’t generally see ultra-HD dashcams, let alone systems that come with a rear camera solution too. But this Thinkware system does, plus it’s equipped with an 8.42-megapixel Sony Starvis image sensor and has a wide 150-degree viewing angle. It can also capture pre-event or pre-ride footage in parking surveillance mode, which is helpful if you have to leave your vehicle parked somewhere remote for an extended period. Built-in WiFi and GPS offer convenient connectivity and tracking options, with advanced driver assistance from lane departure and front collision warnings. It will help you stay safe on the road or parked, and that’s impressive enough.

Other dash cam deals we like

Looking for an alternative? Check these out:

  • Rexing V1P Plus 4K UHD Front and Rear Dash Cam —
  • Cobra SC 2000 —
  • Nextbase 522GW Dash Cam —
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