Top 10: Dash cams under £50 2019

As can be seen elsewhere on Honest John Kit, you can spend anything from £7.50 to £600 on a dash cam - which means plenty of choice and varying quality. Here are ten dash cams that are inexpensive rather than budget, costing between £20 and £50.


Suaoki R800 dash cam

The R800 doesn't feel the best quality product when you get it out of the box; it's light and feels a bit cheap, but it's solid enough and the buttons all work well. As for the footage during the day, the Suaoki camera is impressive with crisp and sharp footage that makes it easy to read number plates. It's not so good at night though, as you can see in the video in our full review.

This is the case with the majority of dash cams, though, and the Suaoki is no worse than any other dash cam when it comes to recording in the dark. The Suaoki represents good value for money. As a no-nonsense and simple to use dash cam, the R800 ticks all the boxes, with impressive footage to boot. However, we still think the YI Smart is a better unit all around for similar money, plus it has WiFi which the Suaoki lacks.

>> Read our full review here

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SUAOKI Dash Cam 1080p FHD Support 32GB, Sony Sensor, 6 Elements Lens, 170° Wide Angle View, G-Sensor and Night Vision


TOGUARD Mini CE680 Dash Cam

TOGUARD's CE680 dash cam offers a 120 degree lens, 1080P HD recording and a 1.5-inch LCD screen. The compact design makes it perfect for hiding behind your mirror, so it doesn't take up much space or cause an obstruction while driving. The dash cam comes with a suction cup mount and a car charger so it's easy to move between vehicles.

TOGUARD offer a 30-day money back and 12 months warranty. The CE680 is currently rated as 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon from over 1920 reviews.

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TOGUARD Mini Dash Cam Full HD 1080P Car Dash Cams DVR Dashboard Camera built in G-Sensor Motion Detection Loop Recording(SD Card is NOT Included)


Yi Smart Dash Cam

Yi's Smart dash cam records in Full HD 1080P at 60fps or 1296P at 30fps. It also registers an impressive 4.5 stars from the 318 reviewers on Amazon, suggesting a good chance of satisfaction for your hard-earned cash.

The 2.7-inch dash camera has a G-sensor to automatically save those heavy braking incidents, night vision and 165-degree wide angle camera to record three lanes of traffic in one go.

>> Read our review

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YI Dash Cam 1080p 60fps, 165° Wide Angle Car DVR Dashboard Camera Night Vision Video Recorder with WDR, G-sensor, Loop Recording and Motion Detection


APEMAN Mini dash cam

The APEMAN Mini dash cam can record in 1080P at 30 fps video and capture 12MP photos. Features include a G-sensor, motion detection and parking monitoring, while the camera itself is designed to look a bit sleeker than traditional boxy dash cameras.

You can get a suction mount and 3M sticker mount - so you can choose how to adhere the camera to your windscreen - and 12 months warranty. It's recommended to use a Micro SD card class 10, no more than 32GB (not included). This dash cam is rated 4 out of 5 stars from almost 500 reviews on Amazon.

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APEMAN Mini Dash Cam 1080P FHD Car DVR Driving Video Recorder with Super Night Vision, 650NM Lens, WDR, G-Sensor, Parking Monitoring, Motion Detection, Loop Recording


Lanka Blue dash cam

The Lanka is about as cheap a dash camera as you can buy, as you can pick one up for around £20 online. Despite the relatively low price, you get a high level of specification. The Lanka comes with a 2.31-inch LCD screen, a G-sensor, 1080p full HD recording capability and a 140-degree wide angle lens.

There are some teething problems, but the Lanka performs relatively well out of the box. The number of settings might make it seem complicated, but if you are spending £20 on a dash cam then you probably aren’t going to be fussed by all the different things it can claim to do.

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Dash Cam by Lanka Full HD 1080P 170 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera, Easy to Install Car Dvr Built In G-Sensor Loop Recorder Motion Detection, Blue


Ring RBGDC50 dash cam

Ring have been around for over 40 years as a car accessories brand but have recently branched out into dashcams. The RBGDC50 is its mid-level offering, and amongst the usual features you'd expect to see it has motion detection and a G sensor for automatic footage capture, with 1080p recording via a wide-angle lens.

The RBGDC50 is of a decent quality, easy to use and produces usable footage. If you’re looking for a straightforward, serviceable unit from a known brand, this should do the job.

>> Read our review here

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RING RBGDC50 Compact HD 2.7in Dash Camera


Accfly Dash Cam

Accfly offer several dash cams including cheaper options, but the key here is that this example comes with a rear-facing lens too. The 2.7-inch screen stretches across most of the rear of the camera and claims that it can capture good nighttime footage thanks to its six-layered lens.

A 360-degree adjustable clamp means that it should be easy to get it set up at the appropriate angle, while a 140-degree wide angle lens means it should be able to see across the width of the road and beyond. Better yet, the reviews look strong with an average of four stars from almost 400 buyers.

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Accfly 2.7-inch Screen 1080P HD Video Recorder DVR Dual Lens Car Dash Camera


Pruveeo F5 dash cam

The Pruveeo F5 doesn’t look like other dash cams, thanks to its long, thin body, which attaches to the windscreen via a series of stickers. There is a small dial on the side for adjusting the lens angle, but it is a lot less flexible than a simple sucker clamp.

The F5 claims to come with a wifi connection, which is a feature not normally seen on cameras of this price. It has a 170-degree wide lens angle too, and can be paired with a rear-facing camera for an extra cost.

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Pruveeo F5 Dash Cam with WiFi, Discreet Design Dash Camera for Cars, Car Driving Recorder DVR


OldShark 1080P Full HD Car Camera

With 170 wide angle lenses, the dash cam is able to capture a wide view of the road at 1080P @ 30fps, which is pretty standard on budget dash cameras. Functions include a G-sensor to trigger an emergency recording in a collision and parking monitor using motion detection. Footage is also time stamped, which is handy if you need to use the video as evidence in an insurance claim.

While it isn't the most feature packed cameras, it's easy to set up and offers an 3.0-inch LCD display for ease of instant playback and menu selection. The OldShark dash cam has 4.3 out of 5 stars from over 635 reviews on Amazon.

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Dash Cam, OldShark 1080P Full HD Car Camera 3.0" Metal Shell Driving Video Recorder 170 Wide Angle Dashboard DVR Camcorder Built in Loop Recording Night Vision G-Sensor Parking Guard


SuperEye RJ0060 Dash Cam

The SuperEye RJ006 records in 1080P using a Sony sensor, which offers better quality video recording at night and is impressive for a budget dash camera. The lens also captures 170-wide-angle angle footage for better video coverage of the road.

The diminutive dash cam comes with a 3M adhesive sticker and suction mount so you can choose how to attach it to your windscreen (we opt for suction mounts so we can move the camera to different cars easily). The dash cam also comes with a 60-day money back guarantee and 24 months warranty to cover any hardware issues. The SuperEye dash cam is rated 4 out of 5 stars from over 485 reviews on Amazon.

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SuperEye Dash Cam Car Cameras with Recorder 1080P Dashboard Cameras for Cars with Sony Sensor, Super Night Vision,170 Wide Angle Lens, WDR, Loop Recording, Parking Monitor


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