Dash cams market are rapidly growing in recent years. As dash cams get to gain prominence, they tend to have a better resolution, more features, and more reasonable price tags. It seems that almost all dash cams today have G-sensor, motion sensor, and loop recording. Let’s focus on other features and compare the popular dash cams. Here are the best dash cams on Amazon in 2019.
Apeman C450 ($59.99) is a single channel (front only) dash cam. It has a 170-degree wide-angle lens and a 3.0-inch display. An included suction mount allows a dash cam to spin 360 degrees so you can face toward the inside of your car and record happy time with your friends and family. Again, it’s a single-channel dash cam, and there is no interface for a rear camera. So, there is no way to add a rear camera. Of course, you can directly mount it on the rear window as a dedicated read camera. It may be good for big SUVs because you don’t need to an extra long cable to connect the front and rear camera of dual channel dash cam.
Crosstour CR300 ($37.99) is almost identical with Apeman C450 in design and features. It has a 170-degree wide-angle lens and a 3.0-inch display. The mounting device also spins freely so you can face toward the inside of the car to record the interior. Crosstour CR300 is also a single channel, and there is no interface to connect to the rear camera.
Apeman C420 ($49.99) is a single channel dash cam. It has a 170-degree wide-angle lens. It has almost the same features as Apeman C450, except for the overall size is smaller, and so is the display. The size of display is 2-inch. It’s more discreet and also less noticeable from the inside. The mount can spin freely so it can face toward the inside of the car. You can’t add a rear camera to Apeman C420.
Rove R2-4K ($99.97) is a single dash cam. It has a 150-degree wide-angle lens and features 4K UHD video recording. If you want a dash cam for security and legal purpose in case of an accident or something like, it doesn’t have to be that high resolution. But, if you want to record a scenic road or a happy time with your friend and family inside the car, 4K would be great. It supports up to 128 GB SD card. However, 128 GB is not really great for dash cam featuring 4K. It has a built-in GPS to record location, speed, and route along with videos. It also has built-in WiFi. You can connect with your smartphone via WiFi and manage your videos with a companion app wirelessly. So, you don’t have to pull and put back the SD card anymore. And, the firmware of the dash cam can be updated easily with your smartphone app. It also has features of time-lapse recording and voice guidance.
Rexing V1 ($99.99) is a single channel dash cam. It has a 170-degree wide-angle camera and a 2.4-inch display. And, built-in WiFi allows you to manage the videos wirelessly with your smartphone and a companion app. You have an option to add a GPS device so you can record the information such as location, speed, and the route along with videos. Most Rexing brand dash cams come with an adhesive mount. An adhesive mount sticks on the windshield, and a dash cam mounts on it directly. So, dash cam itself won’t move after mounting on the windshield. The camera lens can move certain angle up and down, but not sideways.
|Product||Apeman C450||Crosstour CR300||Apeman C420||Rove R2-4K||Rexing V1|
|Field of View||170°||170°||170°||150°||170°|
|Max SD card support||32GB||32GB||32GB||128GB||256GB|
|Compatible hardwire kit||B0791BHYBW||B07FXJD8W1||B0791BHYBW||B07FXJD8W1||B01LXC2329|
About hardwire kit for parking recording
All dash cams in this post are capable of parking recording. However, they all need a constant power supply for parking recording. For most recent cars, cigar lighter sockets have no power when a car turns off. Thus you need a hardwire kit to power the dash cam all the time. Please note that they work under the same principle, but there is compatibility with each dash cam. Make sure of compatibility with your dash cam when you purchase a hardwire kit.
Apeman C860 ($99.99) is a dual channel dash cam. The front camera has a 150-degree wide-angle lens and a 2.7-inch display. The rear camera isn’t waterproof, so you need to mount it on the rear window from inside. It supports up to 128 GB micro SD card so you need to format SD card less frequently. Please note that although many dash cams have the feature of loop recording, the recordings triggered by sensors such as parking recordings are not subject to loop recording. Once the portion of SD card for parking recording gets full, it won’t record the new one until you erase some of them or formal SD card to erase all at once along with other recordings. So, a larger capacity SD card support is a good feature.
Apeman C420D ($59.99) is a dual channel dash cam. Both front and rear cameras have a 170-degree wide-angle lens. The front camera has a 2.0-inch display. It’s almost identical to C420 (single channel), but there is a slight difference in the interface. Thus I don’t think they are interchangeable. The rear camera is waterproof. I don’t know the exact rating, but you can mount the rear camera both interior and exterior.
CHORTAU B-T13 ($47.98) is a dual channel dash cam. The front camera has a 170-degree wide-angle lens and a 3.0-inch display. The rear camera is waterproof so you can mount it both interior and exterior. The front mount is not only spin around but also swivel. You can easily level after putting the mount on the windshield.
Crosstour CR900 ($99.99) is a dual channel dash cam. Both cameras have a 170-degree wide-angle lens. And the front camera has a 3-inch display. Both front and rear cameras use an adhesive mount. The front camera can adjust the angle up and down and left and right at a certain degree. And, the rear also turns up and down. You have an option to add a GPS device to record the location, speed, route along with videos. The rear is not waterproof. So, you need to mount on the inside of a rear window.
Rexing V1P ($129.98) is a dual channel dash cam. The front camera has a 170-degree wide-angle lens and a 2.4-inch display. It has a built-in WiFi to connect your smartphone and manage videos wirelessly with the app. You have an option to add a GPS device to record the location, speed, route along with videos. The rear camera is not waterproof. You need to mount inside of the rear window. It comes with an adhesive mount. Simply, stick the mount on a windshield and attach a dash cam to it. it supports up to 256 GB SD card.
|Product||Apeman C860||Apeman C420D||CHORTAU B-T13||Crosstour CR900||Rexing V1P|
|Field of View|
|Waterproof (Rear Camera)||N||Y||Y||N||N|
|Max SD card support||128GB||32GB||32GB||32GB||256GB|
|Compatible hardwire kit||B0791BHYBW||B0791BHYBW||B07FXJD8W1||B07FXJD8W1||B01LXC2329|
Crosstour CR750 ($79.99) has two cameras on a single device. It’s also known as a taxi cam. Each camera is on the front and back. The front camera faces the road and the back faces the inside of the car. So you have a recording of the road and interior at the same time. It’s good for taxi drivers as a security camera. But, it’s also good for those who travel and want to record both a scenic road and you and your friends and family of happy times. It also has a built-in GPS. It can record location, route, and speed along with the videos. An included suction mount can spin freely, but it’s not much use for taxi cam.
Pruveeo C2 ($89.99) has two cameras on a single device. It’s also known as a taxi cam. Two cameras are located on the bottom of the device, and both of them can rotate 180 degrees. It has a 2.7″ display. The display is considered as a standard size for a dash cam. However, all buttons are located on either side of the display that makes the overall size of the device huge. Besides, it’s a taxi cam, which you can’t completely hide it behind a rearview mirror for the inside camera. While clear presence of dash cam may deter criminal activity by passengers of Uber, Lyft, and Taxi, it’s not good for those who want it to be discreet.
Vantrue N2 Pro
Vantrue N2 Pro ($199.99) is a dash cam that has two lenses, also known as a taxi cam. The front camera has a 170-degree wide-angle lens and the interior camera has 140 degrees. The interior camera sits on the right end of the device and it can turn up and down so you can adjust the angle without affecting the angle of the front camera. It supports up to 256 GB SD card. The mount with a swivel joint allows you to level the camera easily after putting on the windshield. It has a 1.5-inch display. Due to the design especially the inside camera location, you can’t put behind a rearview mirror to hide from a driver’s sight completely. The best position is probably below or next to the rearview mirror on the passenger side. If it’s too close, it blocks the view of the inside camera. You have an option to add a GPS device for recording route, location, speed, etc. The GPS device doubles as a mounting bracket. So, all you need is to switch the mounting brackets. It costs around $20. It’s not expensive, but the dash cam is so expensive that it should include the GPS mount. It’s a drawback.
|Product||Crosstour CR750||Pruveeo C2||Vantrue N2 Pro|
|Field of View|
|Max SD card support||32GB||128GB||256GB|
|Compatible hardwire kit||B0791BHYBW||B0765683WG||B07G9WTWB9|