Looking for a second pair of eyes to help you on the road? Now is the perfect time to buy a dash cam for peace of mind. Amazon’s next sale event, Prime Early Access Sale, will run from October 11-12. What many people are calling “October Prime Day” is expected to include great deals on everything from front and rear 4K sets to mini cameras and more.
The deals have already started, and we’ve curated the best-selling dash cams leading up to Amazon’s latest Prime Day event. You’ll need to be a Prime member to take advantage of these deep discounts. If you’re not already a member, check out our guide on how to get Amazon Prime for free.
While Amazon has plenty of dash cam deals, other retailers are also getting in on the Prime Day action with their own sales. With so many choices, there will be plenty of opportunities to find the right camera for your needs.
We’ve tested countless dash cams and we’ll highlight the best deals from trusted brands like Garmin, Vantrue, Nextbase, and more. So if you’re looking for the latest 4K UHD camera or just something to discreetly clip onto your rearview mirror, we’ve got a deal for you.
Best Dash Cam Deals Prime Early Access Sale
Since there are a ton of dash cams on sale before the first day of October, we have done our best to only include dash cams that offer great value for money.
Our list includes some great premium options like the Nextbase 622GW, which is one of our favorite dash cams, on sale for 20% off at BestBuy right now. There’s also the Vantrue S1, which offers 4K resolutions and a wide field of view, currently 37% off on Amazon. But if you’re on a budget, we’ve also found some great options for you to check out, such as the Orskey 1080p Dash Cam (37% off at Amazon).
- Thinkware X700, 1080p front and rear/2.7 inch LCD touchscreen, $109.99 (27% off Adorama)
- Viofo A119 V3, 1440p front view / 140 degree field of view / 2 inch LCD, $99.90 (17% off at Amazon)
- Nextbase 622GW4K front view / 140 degree field of view / 3 inch LCD touch screen, $319.99 (20% off BestBuy)
- Byakov Dash Cam, 1080p front view / 170 degree field of view / 2 inch LCD screen, $39.99 (33% off at Amazon)
- Nextbase 322GW1080p front view / 140 degree field of view / 2.5 inch LCD touch screen, $169.99 (15% off BestBuy)
- RedTiger F7N, 4K front view / 2.5K rear view / 170 degree field of view / 3.16 inch LCD, $139.99 (30% off at Amazon)
- Thinkware Q800 Pro1440p front view / 140 degree field of view, $199.99 (30% off BestBuy)
- Orskey dash cam, 1080p front view / 170 degree field of view / 3 inch LCD screen, $49.99 (17% off at Amazon)
- Vantrue S1, 4K front view / 1080p rear view / 170 degree field of view / 2 inch LCD, $179.99 (22% off at Amazon)
- Vantrue N2S, 1440p front and inside view / 155 degree field of view / 2 inch LCD, $219.99 (24% off at Amazon)
What to look for when buying a dash cam
When buying a dash cam you will want to focus on a few important features such as video capabilities, recording options, and other useful features. Video capabilities will be the most important aspect of your decision. You will want to determine if you need a front and back view or just a front view. Also check the resolution – we recommend at least 1080p, but premium 4K resolution dash cams really make a difference if you can vary the extra cost. Additionally, you’ll want to take a look at the field of view. The sweet spot seems to be between 120 and 140 degrees of field of view, as anything less can miss important things and anything more can cause fish-eye distortion in recordings.
Next, you’ll need to decide which recording options you need. Things like continuous loop recording which automatically overwrites older recordings at specified intervals (unless they are backed up) to minimize storage requirements or incident recording which uses motion detection and impact detection triggered to record possible accidents. When it comes to storage options, you’ll typically find that there are two options to choose from: cloud storage and microSD card storage. Cloud storage isn’t as common, but it can be nice to have if you’re worried about losing a physical memory card. Otherwise, a microSD card will be the most common option.
Finally, you should consider any other convenient features that a particular dash cam might provide. These include GPS navigation, phone connectivity, parking monitoring, night vision and speed detection. This will all come down to personal preference, but should be considered before purchase.