Welcome to Dash Cam Reviews, finding a cheap dash cam that still has some great features an excellent image quality can be quite the task, we’ve picked what we think are the best cheap dash cams under £50.
Best Cheap Dash Cam
Owning a dash cam that doesn’t cost as much as the higher end product line shouldn’t mean you have to settle for less, we’ve picked up the best of the best in this price range and I’m sure you’ll find something that fits what you need.
|Dash Cam Name||Weight||Our Rating|
|SmarTure T200A||340 Grams||9.5||Check Prices|
|Conbrov T90||249 Grams||9.0||Check Prices|
|ELEPHAS ET-650||558 Grams||8.0||Check Prices|
|UVIA C10S||N/A||8.0||Check Prices|
|Accfly NT96220||272 Grams||7.0||Check Prices|
- Good resolution
- Parking Protection Mode
- Motion Detection
- Strong Battery
- Excellent night vision
- No SD Card included with the purchase
- No GPS
Smarture is a well established manufacturer. The name is a combination of the words – Smart and Future. They make decent, versatile, high quality cameras, and this time it’s no different.
The package is a small and durable black box that can be opened and closed again, for perhaps safekeeping some of the components you are not using. It contains the camera, the power cable for your cigarette socket, user manual, a micro USB cable (short), and a suction cup mount bracket.
All of the components are in black colour.
The camera’s design is classic and compact, but plastic. Some people may not like this. The buttons especially are toy like and do not promise durability.
The large 2.4’’ display screen is however a nice addition. The options are pretty clear, easy to understand and set up.
The parking mode is one of its more impressive features. The motion detection feature starts the recording as soon as the sensor picks up movement near your car.
The G-sensor detects impacts and protects your current loop recording from being overwritten.
The camera has a loop recording feature, WDR (wide dynamic range), various language options, and some nice accessories.
The picture quality is pretty decent and performance is good. This cam does justify its ‘budget’ adjective, and can easily be a good choice, if you’re looking for something affordable with wide selection of features.
You can read our full review on this dash cam here.
2) Conbrov T90
- Excellent video and sound quality
- Easy instalment
- Motion Detection
- Wide Angle Lens
In at number 2, the Conbrov T90
It has one of the nicest designs and colour palettes seen so far. It looks like a small photo camera, with a metallic black and brown front side. The rim is in silver colour, and the back side is mostly taken up by the screen.
The standard purchase package contains the camera, a suction cup mount bracket with a decent motion range, a power cord for your car’s cigarette socket, and a user manual.
The power cable length is sufficient enough so that you can hide it around your dashboard. The best and basic place to stick the mount bracket is behind the rear view mirror.
The recording starts automatically when you turn your car on. It is done in loops, the length of which you can set in options. Once the memory is full, the system automatically overwrites the oldest loop, provided it is not locked.
The camera has motion detection system that starts recording when it detects movement near your car, even when you’re parked.
The video quality is excellent and the wide 170° angle is really nice. This camera performs really well and is good enough to be considered to meet anyone’s standard needs.
To read our full review on the Conbrov T90 click here.
- Clear details
- High resolution
- Excellent night vision
- High quality lens
- Modest design and style
- No SD Card as standard
The Elephas ET-650 is one of several Elephas models in the market. It has some impressive specifications at first glance and is affordable, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
The purchase box contains the usual: the camera, a cigarette socket power cord, a mini USB cable, a suction cup mount bracket, and the user’s guide. All components are in black colour.
The camera is designed like a classic photo camera, with a big focusing lens on the front side. A large 2.7 inch display screen on the back side and the buttons are right next to it.
Now, the buttons are all designed to be used by your right thumb, which means you can drive and operate this cam at the same time, though, of course, this is not recommended.
The large 6 glass lens is responsible for the high 170° viewing angle.
Thisdash cam has a Novatek 96650 chipset, which means it has high tech hardware and good image processing.
The recording image is clear and high in detail. You can make out license plates on other cars, or street signs.
The options are simple and quite accessible. The camera has a G-sensor that detects impacts and locks the loop being recorded at the time, not to be overwritten.
It also has motion detection that protects your car while parked and turned off. As soon as there is motion near it, the camera will turn on and start recording, provided it has power.
You can read our full Elephas ET-650 Review here.
4) UVIA C10S
- Can rotate 360 degrees
- Modern technical design
- No SD card as standard
- USB Cable is short
At number 4 we have the UVIA C10S, a model that stands out due to its original and futuristic design. The camera looks like something from a sci-fi movie.
The package comes with the camera itself, a power cord for your car’s cigarette socket, a mini USB cable (short), cable clips, and the instructions. The cam and all of the components are in black colour.
The lens is at the bottom of the camera, and it’s supposed to be highly movable, but when you turn it you hear a cracking sound, and the turning is hard. It does rotate 360°, so that provides a lot of versatility. The AR0330 6G lens itself has a 170° viewing angle, which is also high.
The screen is 2.0 inch big, on the right side are the buttons. Now, the buttons feel durable, but their positioning is kind of bad. If you place this camera behind your rear view mirror (from the driver’s point of view), you won’t be able to press them without moving your rear view mirror every time. The same goes for rotating the lens. This can be an annoyance.
The rest of the features are pretty decent. The recording quality is excellent, both day and night vision.
The camera has a Novatek NT96650 chipset, which is pretty high tech.
It also has a G-sensor, that detects impacts and protects the loop being recorded at the time from being overwritten by the loop recording feature.
You can read our full review here.
- Easy positioning
- Simple options
- Not many special features
Accfly is specialized in production of surveillance products, like CCTV, spy cameras, wireless cams, etc.
The camera comes in a package together with a suction cup mounting bracket, a power cable for your cigarette socket, a mini USB cable (short), and a user’s guide. The camera has a very nice shade of metallic blue, and the rest of the components are black.
The front of the camera has a big 6G lens that provides a 170° view angle, which is really cool. The back side holds a large 2.5 inch display screen, and the buttons are right under it. The buttons are a bit toy like and do not promise durability.
This camera has some standard options and nice features.
The G-sensor is there to detect impacts and protect your current recording from being overwritten. The system otherwise overwrites the oldest loops, once it is filled with data. This feature is called loop recording.
You can buy an additional micro SD memory card for it, up to 32GB of space.
You can take 5 mega pixels photos with it, and the video quality is great.
The Accfly NT96220 performs great and does its brand’s reputation justice.
Read our full review on it here.
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