Usually any cheap dash camera that costs around $20 will not offer the video or build quality you will find in higher price models. Most reviewers recommend spending at least $40 to $50 for a decent budget dashboard camera that will provide good video quality, customer support if needed and provide reliable recording.
Spending a lot of money on a dash cam means that you will most likely end up with a high quality product that is loaded with the most useful features. Premium dash cams can also be expected to record high quality video in all lighting and driving conditions.
Cheap dash cams can be a hit or miss affair. Poor video recordings and low build quality are the top complaints buyers are most likely to report. The abundance of cheap dash board cameras on the market mean that there are a lot of low quality and inferior products out there. However if you are not up to spending hundreds of dollars on a new dash cam there is hope that a budget dash cam may fit your needs at a wallet friendly price tag.
We recommend spending at least $40 to $70 for a good budget dashboard cam. Anything cheaper and you most likely will end up disappointed with the quality and performance of the camera. Below are our picks for the 3 top cheap dash cams.
By spending some time researching budget dash cam models you can narrow down the choices to the best reviewed and rated models.
Caution, many reviews left by owners are by people who received the item for free or low cost in exchange for them posting a review about the item. Look for a disclaimer that is usually located at the end of the review that indicates that person received the dash cam in exchange for their review. If there are many of these type of reviews that are extremely positive combined with many negative reviews about the same product we would recommend not buying it.