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Top 5 Budget Dash Cameras - 2017 Edition - PakTune.pk
Published: 11 months ago By: Car Cam Central

By: Car Cam CentralPublished: 11 months ago

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Here are our latest ~$100 dash camera recommendations for 2017. This is an update to the video we released in May.

Update Aug 18, 2017
A118C has been replaced by the Viofo G1W-S camera. The G1W-S is cheaper and has better video quality. See the "Our Picks" section for details.

Lexar has stopped producing consumer microSD cards. We now recommend Transcend and Sandisk High Endurance cards. See our SD card recommendations for details.

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• Our SD Card Recommendations: http://www.paktune.pk/watch/3QAF2flNsVc

• Guide to parking mode cameras and hardwiring:

• Top 3 Premium Cameras: http://www.paktune.pk/watch/zn6Sd2PXtmQ

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Please note, we earn a commission from the retailers we link below. Since Jan 2017 we have purchased all dash cameras we review and we do not have paid relationships with manufacturers. We only recommend products after hours of research, hands-on testing and analysis.

#1 Viofo A119 - $100
Best value camera for most drivers. Stealthy, video quality, good reliability. Our review: http://www.paktune.pk/watch/amjcsoExAQU

Update - Aug 30th:
Viofo released the A119 V2 which improves upon the original A119 we reviewed a year ago. See a summary of the changes here: https://www.carcamcentral.com/review/viofo-a119-review#a119v2updates

Get it:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2yd10Hp
Amazon CAN: http://amzn.to/2kRiu9y (Sold by BlackBoxMyCar - great service, it is the V2 version even though it's not stated)
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2sRULrK

eBay: http://ebay.to/2yNeRI5 (estore009, great seller, China)

We still do not see a significant difference versus the A119V2 as of Aug 20, 2017. Still your call on what to buy. Read my Reddit post for more details: http://bit.ly/A119S_Compare

Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2trKPY3 (OCDTronic, great customer service)
Amazon CAN: http://amzn.to/2tlAKuY
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2ujvbtC

#2 Viofo G1W-S
The A118C is no longer recommended. We now recommend the Viofo G1W-S instead for most people. See our Viofo G1W-S review for more details. http://www.paktune.pk/watch/l_tI3A-yWAk See below for A118C links.

Get the Viofo G1W-S from:
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2hyX3p0 (SpyTec, Great Seller)
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2hKqKaD

Amazon CANADA:
http://amzn.to/2fRppxt (USA Seller, Cheaper)
http://amzn.to/2wXsDUp (Canadian Seller, More Expensive)

eBay: http://ebay.to/2whg0WP (estore009, great seller)

See a full list of Viofo authorized retailers here: http://www.viofo.com/car-dash-cam/38-g1w-s-car-dash-camera.html

A118C2 - $60
If you are looking for the A118C, we recommend the updated A118C2 which has better video quality and has dropped in price.

Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2uE9YOw (OCDTronic)
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2AQW3EK
eBay USA: http://ebay.to/2ygAGMF (estore009)

#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: http://www.paktune.pk/watch/SRycas4M4DY

Get it:
Amazon USA : http://amzn.to/2sRHgs3
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2sRRCZ6

#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://www.paktune.pk/watch/h9BYFZN7wX4

Tape Version Recommended
Amazon USA - http://amzn.to/2ujshVV
Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/2gMZMcz
Amazon CAN - http://amzn.to/2t1OLv0
Staples CAN - http://bit.ly/2t4OfhO


#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.

Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/2vnMPAI
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2tZxKSz

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For our premium camera recommendations see our video: http://www.paktune.pk/watch/zn6Sd2PXtmQ

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: http://www.paktune.pk/watch/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.

As always trust with our audience is the #1 currency.

Thank you for your support!
-Andrew & Team

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