DVRs allow you to document everything that happens on the road. Recording will help resolve many controversial situations, and the device itself is inexpensive. Therefore, we believe that this useful gadget should be in every car. What is the best DVR to buy? We have collected in one article 10 models with good reviews from real users and worthy characteristics. They were divided into two groups: costing up to 5 and up to 10 thousand rubles.
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Video recorders up to 5,000 rubles
- Blackview R8 Dual
- 70mai Dash Cam 1S Midrive D06
- Navitel R33
- Sunwind SD-311
- Mio Mivue C430
If you just want to try for yourself what a dash cam is and why you need it, there is no need to buy an expensive device. But it’s also not worth saving a lot, so that later you will be disappointed for your own money. The choice of an accessory worth up to 5,000 rubles will be optimal, which will allow you to get acquainted with such equipment and decide whether you need a more advanced option or a budget solution will be enough.
Blackview R8 Dual
One of the best models in its price segment. The registrar is equipped with two cameras at once (the second, however, only facilitates parking), has a shock sensor, a motion detector in the frame and a special parking mode that will protect the car in any situation. In cases of emergencies, recording automatically starts in a protected memory area, which is difficult to overestimate in a stressful moment.
70mai Dash Cam 1S Midrive D06
Not new, but very popular model from the 70mai brand. It costs less than 3000 rubles. – largely due to the lack of a screen. At the same time, the recording quality is quite decent due to the use of the SONY IMX307 sensor.
The DVR is very compact, does not take up much space on the glass and does not attract extraneous attention. Thanks to the 240 mAh battery, you can also shoot outside the car. The resolution is standard for this class, 1920×1080. Of the shortcomings, perhaps a small viewing angle of 130 °. Despite this, we would include this model in the ranking of the best dash cams of 2023.
The brand is associated primarily with navigation programs, but now there are also video recorders under the Navitel brand. The compact model is devoid of a screen, but the presence of Wi-Fi eliminates this problem – you can view the captured videos directly from your smartphone. In terms of its capabilities, the device does not stand out in anything special, but the advantages, in addition to the previously mentioned wireless connection, include the compact size of the accessory and its laconic design.
A very inexpensive accessory, which is devoid of expensive device functions and was created in order to cope only with immediate duties – to record the situation in front of the car on video. If you do not need more, pay attention to this model. Moreover, experimenting with this gadget will not require serious financial costs from you.
Mio Mivue C430
We have repeatedly tested gadgets from Mio (for example, a slightly more expensive Mio MiVue C530). Mivue C430 is one of the basic options, however, it provides good recording quality. Unlike many competitors for the same price, this Mio model has a GPS module and bases with stationary control camera posts. So the device can not only record video, but also warn about approaching such cameras. Bases, naturally, updated.
Otherwise, everything is quite typical. There is a G-sensor for accident detection and write protection, a battery for shooting outside the car. The gadget itself is compact, made of high quality materials and has a simple interface.
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Video recorders up to 10,000 rubles
- Artway AV-705
- AVS VR-802SHD
- Kazer Flash GPS
- Neoline G-Tech X71
- 70mai A400
In the price range from 5 to 10 thousand rubles, the names of the manufacturers are already louder, and the range is wider, and such DVRs have more opportunities. So, when looking for a reliable and functional accessory for every day and with an eye on long-term operation, we recommend that you look closely at the gadgets of this market category.
A model that is quite compact in its dimensions, which will definitely not be an eyesore to you while driving, but equipped with a screen, albeit small. The features of the accessory include Wi-Fi support and some kind of Super Night Vision night vision system – it will improve the quality of the video in poor lighting conditions.
A compact DVR that, with its dimensions, is capable of shooting videos in Super HD quality, which, in combination with the WDR function, allows you to get an acceptable image quality with a difference in light levels and a lack of light. It is possible to take 12 megapixel photos and even support for connecting an external drive via USB, whatever that means.
Kazer Flash GPS
The manufacturer itself positions the accessory as an ideal device “for taxis, commercial vehicles and driving schools”, since the DVR has a second camera aimed at the passenger compartment – this lens is equipped with infrared illumination to improve video quality at night. Like the previous model, an external drive via USB is announced, but additional attention is also focused on the HDMI output.
Neoline G-Tech X71
G-Tech X71 is also not the first year on the market, but still remains relevant. One of its features is a magnetic mount. Due to it, the device is convenient to remove and hang back before the trip – in case you do not want to leave it under glass in the parking lot. Another “trick”: the DVR can recognize road signs, analyze speed and issue a warning about exceeding. A useful feature if you often drive on unfamiliar roads.
The resolution is typical, there is a night mode that is activated automatically. In addition, the programmable Hot Key button is very convenient, on which you can “hang” one of the most important functions.
The 70mai A400 DVR has two cameras that support QHD resolution recording, WDR technology automatically adjusts the exposure balance when recording in low light or high contrast, and F2.0 aperture allows more light to capture quality dark scenes. As a result, we get a functional device that supports Wi-Fi from a well-known manufacturer.
In case you decide to choose a DVR yourself, first study the material with our recommendations for choosing such an accessory. And do not forget to read the guide on choosing the right memory card for DVRs, problems with which will spoil your entire experience of using the gadget.