The Best Dash Cams 2016

As price plays a large role in the quality of a dash cam, we believe it is unfair to compare high end products with budget dash cams, particularly on resolution and features. For this reason we recommend you click on one of the images below to see our favorites in each tier of dash cam, depending on your budget.

Our Top 5 Dash Cams 2016

Rexing V1 Dash CamRexing V1 Dash Cam

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

£49.99 

Rexing V1 Dash Cam (Read Review Here) - The Rexing V1 is at the top end of the budget price bracket, but this has a large impact on the quality. This dash cam can record at 1080p Full HD, with a 170° Viewing Angle. Unlike other cheap cameras, the Rexing V1 comes with 2 Self Adhesive pads, allowing you to permanently fix the mount to the windscreen. This results in very stable recordings, and allows you to clip the camera on or off the mount with ease. We found this camera the easiest to set up, and preferred the quality of the footage over the cheaper cameras. It handles low light recording very well in comparison to other cameras of this price.

Key Features: Easy Installation / 1080p Full HD / Discreet Design / 2.4 Inch LCD Screen/ G-Sensor / 12 Month Warranty

Pros:

  • 1080p Full HD resolution looks great
  • 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens picks up plenty of the surrounding area
  • Discreet design, and very easy to install
  • The adhesive mounts increase stability of the recordings

Cons:

  • No suction mount option, so setting the dash cam up is permanent
  • No microSD card included

Click Here To Read Our Rexing V1 Dash Cam Review

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MAISI Smart Dash CamMAISI SMART Dash Cam

4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

£69.99 

MAISI Smart Dash Cam (Read Review Here) - The MAISI Smart is our favorite dash cam in the Mid-Range price bracket. The video quality and features can outshine car cams double the price, while the customer support is second to none. This dash cam can record at Super HD 1296p (greater than Full HD 1080p) with a fantastic 170 degree wide angle lens, providing excellent footage day or night. With it's fantastic video quality and GPS feature, we give this camera the number 1 position.

Key Features: GPS / Smart Speed / Deviation Warning / 3.0 Inch LED Display / G-Sensor / Super Full HD Ambarella A7 Chipset / 12 Month Warranty

Pros:

  • Superior 1296p HD resolution looks fantastic
  • 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens picks up plenty of the surrounding area
  • GPS dongle included to track speed and location data
  • 12 Month Warranty from the seller and unbeatable customer support
  • Option of either suction mount of self adhesive mounts to increase stability of the recordings

Cons:

  • Speed warning set to Kilometres Per Hour only
  • No microSD card included

Click Here To Read Our Maisi Dash Cam Review

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Goluk T1 Smart Dash Cam
Goluk T1 Dash Cam

4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)

£79.99 

Goluk T1 Dash Cam (Read Review Here) - The Goluk T1 features a very unique and interesting design compared to the other cameras in this price bracket. This slick style isn't instantly recognized as a dash cam, so it is less likely to attract potential thieves. A wireless remote is included, allowing the driver to save some of the recorded footage at the press of a button. Unfortunately the Goluk T1 doesn't have a screen, so videos have to be transferred to the PC before viewing. With 1080p Full HD resolution and 3 year warranty from the seller, this is certainly worth having a look at if it's in your price range.

Key Features: Wireless Remote / G-Sensor / 1080p Full HD / 360° Rotatable Structure / 3 Year Warranty

Click Here To Read Our Goluk T1 Dash Cam Review

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MAISI 4MP Full HD
MAISI Full HD Dash Cam 4 Mega Pixel Car Recorder

4.8 Stars (4.8 / 5)

£64.99 

4 Mega-Pixel Car Recorder from MAISI (Read Review Here) - This MAISI Full HD dash cam should be your number 1 consideration if you are looking for a top quality, no nonsense dash cam. What this camera lacks in features is more than made up for in ease of use, reliablilty, video quality, and unbeatable customer support from MAISI. The Ambarella A7 chipset allows recordings in Super HD 1296p (better than Full HD 1080p), while the Wide Dynamic Range performs well even in the darkest of conditions. It is no surprise this is the Number 1 Best Selling dash cam on Amazon UK (for its category).

Key Features: 150° Wide Angle Lens / 2.7 Inch LED Display / G-Sensor / Super Full HD Ambarella A7 Chipset / 12 Month Warranty

Click Here To Read Our MAISI Full HD Dash Cam Review

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Transcend DrivePro 200Transcend DrivePro 200 Dash Cam

4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

£89.99 

Transcend DrivePro 200 Dash Cam (Read Review Here) - The Transcend DP200 uses a built-in Wifi feature to stream or transfer video to a smartphone or tablet. The dash cam can record in 1080p with its 160 degree wide angle lens, and has a nice discreet design. Unlike the DrivePro 220, this camera doesn't include a GPS function, but will offer fantastic video quality. A free 32GB microSD Card is included with the Transcend DrivePro 200 when purchasing through Amazon. If the Wifi feature isn't useful for you, take a look at the cheaper Transcend DrivePro 100 for better value for money. For a little more money, the DrivePro 220 provides superior quality.

Key Features: 7 Glass Lenses / FREE 32GB microSD Card/ 2.4 Inch LCD Display / G-Sensor / Built In Wifi / 160 Degree Wide Angle / 1080p Full HD

Click Here To Read Our Transcend DrivePro 200 Review

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The Best Dash Cams 2016

This table should be a good indicator of what features you can expect from each price range.

Image Model Resolution Angle GPS WIFI Advanced Systems
MAISI SMART dash cam Maisi Smart Dash Cam 1296p 170° Yes No Yes
MAISI Full HD Dash Cam 4 Mega Pixel Car Recorder Maisi Full HD 1296p 150° No No No
Rexing V1 Rexing V1 1080p 170° No No No
Vantrue R2 Car Dash Cam Vantrue R2 1296p 170° No No No
Nextbase 101 Nextbase 101 720p 120° No No No
Nextbase 402G Professional Dash Cam Nextbase 402G 1080p 140° Yes No No
Nextbase 512G Dash Cam Nextbase 512G 1080p 140° Yes No No
Transcend DrivePro 200 Dash Cam Transcend DrivePro 200 1080p 160° No Yes No
Transcend DrivePro 220 Dash Cam Car Recorder Transcend DrivePro 220 1080p 130° Yes Yes Yes
Goluk T1 Dash Cam Goluk T1 1080p 152° No No No