Best Night Vision Dash Cam 2019 [Buyer’s Guide]

Security is important, especially in your vehicle, so making sure your dash cam is protecting you always should be a priority. Below are some comparisons of our favourite cams that deliver great protection – day and night.

Top 9 Dash Cams With Night Vision 2019 (Reviews and Comparison)

Its important to understand that your dash cam is more than just a GoPro that you keep in your car. Check out some of the more popular models below to give yourself driving peace of mind, night and day.

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Falcon Zero F170HD

The Falcon Zero F170 combines sleek design, reliability and is jam packed with an array of features to protect you and your vehicle. With an affordable price point this dash cam is popular worldwide, providing driving security that stands the test of time.

Recommended for: Commuters who want a reliable dash cam at an affordable price point.

Features

  • G-Sensor
  • GPS Enabled Dashcam
  • Motion Detector
  • Park Monitor
  • 170 Degree viewing angle

If you are looking for a second set of eyes when you drive, the Falcon Zero F170HD is integrates modern dash cam technology for driving peace of mind. This dash cam will automatically power on when you start the ignition and shut off when you stop driving.

This is a lightweight, durable and discrete dash camera that is easy to conceal, providing extreme discretion.

Incorporating modern dash cam technology, this dashboard camera has a large LCD screen (2.7 inches), quality high definition 1080p recording resolution at 30fps for clear, smooth footage.

F2.0 six glass lens and night vision and image quality enhanced by WDR provide excellent night footage. On demand still photos can be taken with the press of a button and audio can be recording with the built-in speaker.

GPS functionality to track past routes, speed and coordinates and sensitive G- Sensors react to jolts, vibrations and changes in acceleration to protect valuable camera footage for insurance or law enforcement. Parking mode and motion sensors will ensure the camera operates for protection while you are parked.

Pros

Cons

  • Great value for money with a 32GB microSD card and all cables included
  • Clear, sharp video footage
  • Discrete, sleek, ergonomic design
  • Motion sensor activates from 30 feet away
  • HD photos up to 12 megapixels
  • Low battery life, needs to stay plugged in
  • Lack of performance in extreme temperatures
  • LED is difficult to see at night

Goluk T1

This is a discrete dash cam, with a simple design and very few bells and whistles. The T1 includes the standard dash cam features as well as parking mode, magic key remote and built in Wi-Fi support. Minimalist design make operation of this cam very easy.

Recommended for: Smartphone users that share with Social Media

Features

  • Easy Wi-Fi Connect with iPhone or android device
  • Easy to use smartphone app to control the camera and settings
  • Remote control. With one click you can take a photo and short video
  • 152 degree viewing angle
  • Full HD 1080p video recording

Apart from the memory card, everything you need to get this cam installed is provided in the box. This camera is reliant on a smart phone app and it is difficult to record long videos without it. Versatile camera can be used to take recordings out of the car and delivers clear, quality imagery in day and low light.

Pros

Cons

  • Magic Key button to easily protect important files
  • Discrete attractive design does not obstruct drivers’ vision
  • 3 Year warranty
  • 360-degree rotation so you can easily switch to recording inside the vehicle
  • Pro #5
  • No built-in screen must be shared with a smart phone.
  • Setting up can be tricky and time consuming
  • Camera settings can only be changing using smartphone. Downloading the Goluk app is compulsory.
  • GPS not included

Rexing V1 Dash Cam

This is a good basic dash cam model that contains just the bare bone. A little larger than normal this model has a 2.4-inch display, big buttons and good ventilation to moderate heat.

Recommended for: Drivers in warmer climates

Features

  • 170-degree camera angle
  • 1080p video quality
  • Discreet design
  • Optimal recording with a 6-layer lens
  • Sony Exmor sensors for quality day and night videos

This is a durable and discrete model with loop recording so your older videos are automatically erased to make room for new ones with the option of choosing either 5 or 3 and a half minute blocks of recording.

G-Sensors keep your videos locked automatically after road incidents so there is absolutely no chance of them being overwritten. Adhesive mounting will mount your camera flush to your windshield and camera rotates vertically to match the horizon.

Pros

Cons

  • Good technical support available
  • Sony Exmor IMX323 imaging for good quality daytime and night-time capture
  • Watermark videos with your license plate number
  • Durable, sturdy chassis
  • Excellent value for money
  • GPS add on needs to be purchased separately
  • Does not include any memory, but supports SD cards up to 128GB
  • Only records up to 30fps

KDLinks X1 Full HD with GPS Dash Cam

This dash cam has a F1.6 six glass lens and uses WDR to adjust for an provide good day and night video footage. The built in GPS interfaces with Google Maps and model works well in extreme temperatures.

Recommended for: Extreme climates

Features

  • Full HD 1080p recording at 30fps with H.264 compression
  • 165-degree lens angle
  • GPS and G-Sensor
  • Suction cup windscreen mount
  • WDR & 6 glass F1.6 lens for good footage always

This highly rated camera is easy to use and powers up as soon as you start your vehicle. The built in GPS and KDLINKS Player Software provide precise data for you to view the location, speed and route using Google maps. This simple model comes with everything to need to plug and play and get excellent image quality any time of the day or night.

This unit is great value for money with a Micro SD port saving the need to use a Micro SD reader to offload videos to you PC. Can also double as a webcam.

Pros

Cons

  • Works well in extreme temperatures
  • Responsive customer support
  • Easy operation – all you need to do is power up and you can get going
  • Good GPS performance that interfaces with Google maps
  • 8GB memory card in the box
  • Time and date need to be set manually
  • Average build for the price
  • Large viewing angle can cause fisheye distortion

Vantrue N2 Pro Uber Dual Dash Cam

The Vantrue N2 Pro Uber is one of the most popular taxi cams due to its reliability.

Recommended for: UBER and Lyft drivers

Features

  • Dual Channel taxi cam
  • Internal microphone and speaker
  • Suction cup mount
  • Loop Recording and G-Sensor
  • 170-degree front camera and 140-degree back camera angles of view

Record everything going on inside and outside your car and provide evidence to protect yourself if you are rear-ended. The four infrared LED included around the rear facing lens deliver flawless footage of the passenger cabin in lowlight conditions. 

This cam can also be used in single lens mode with impressive video resolution and frame rates (2560 x 1440p at 30fps or 1920 x 1080p at 60fps). Post-sales support is excellent with guaranteed 24-hour email replies from vendor.

Pros

Cons

  • Works in extreme temperatures
  • Dual cameras both record HD 1080p resolution Pro #2
  • Time-lapse functionality to collate your driving history
  • Parking mode
  • Night vision with Sony sensor
  • Small size makes it difficult to handle.
  • Loose fit in the 12V cigarette lighter
  • Churns through memory fast – 64GB card required for 4-5 hours recording

YI 2.7K Ultra Dash Cam

This camera is known for its high resolution (2688 x 1520 pixels at 30fps) which can be customised to suit your needs. A 16GB MicroSD memory card is included in the box to get you started straight away. This Chinese camera caters well to the English market.

Recommended for: Drivers looking for quality video footage

Features

  • 2.7-inch LCD Screen
  • Built in Wi-Fi
  • Smartphone app
  • Voice control camera feature
  • 4Mpixel CMOS Sensor

The 2.7-inch LCD screen has an icon driven menu with four buttons along the bottom edge providing user friendly navigation. This camera picks up plenty of detail due to its high resolution but reading number plates can be difficult for fast moving cars.

This is a simple model without any advanced features. GPS is not built which means you are unable to use map coordinates to illustrate exactly where incidents have occurred.

Pros

Cons

  • Affordable price point
  • Loop recording so multiple SD Cards are not required
  • G Sensor automatically
  • Wide angle lens for undistorted footage
  • Quality night and low light footage
  • Overheats easily
  • License plates are not captured well
  • No built in GPS

OldShark 3" 1080P Camera with 32GB Card

This camera comes ready to go as a complete package and records quality 1080p video footage both day and night. With suction cup mounting, this durable camera is discretely sized and will automatically start recording when you switch on the ignition.

Recommended for: Highway and interstate driving

Features

  • 3-inch display panel
  • Ultra HD 1080p resolution
  • Parking guard with vibration and motion detectors
  • G-Sensor emergency lock
  • Loop recording with 3, 5- or 10-minute loop options

This compact dash cam is made from durable zinc alloy and can withstand extremes in temperature. It delivers crisp footage and eliminates glare, even on the sunniest days. The camera uses WDR technology to balance light and dark for the best quality footage day and night.

The G-sensor emergency lock has sensitivity that can be customised to suit your needs. Its parking guard offers ultimate protection with vibration sensors that also pick up voices.

Pros

Cons

  • Detailed recorded provided due to high resolution
  • Wide angle lens captures everything that is going on
  • Affordable price point
  • Good night vision
  • Good customer service
  • Difficult to set up – instructions are hard to understand
  • Sensors are not as powerful as other models
  • May stop charging after a few weeks

7 – Viofo A129 Duo

This is an affordable dual dash cam that delivers quality 1080p footage from both the front and rear facing cameras in a variety of light conditions. The other benefits of this camera are its inbuilt GPS and a supercapacitor to keep recording for a few seconds after power is disconnected.

Recommended for: Uber and taxi drivers

Features

  • IMX291 Sony STARVIS sensor on both cameras’ records 1080p resolution at 30fps
  • Dual Band Wi-Fi
  • 140-degree wide angle lens
  • Quick release mount
  • Supports MicroSD card up to 256GB

This camera is favoured for its discretion and is very hard to spot from the outside of the vehicle. Both the front and back cameras utilise Sony image sensors and provide great quality night and day footage. This affordable dual dash cam holds its own against some of its more expensive competitors.

Including Wi-Fi connectivity and an inbuilt GPS. The Viofo app allows you to easily connect to the cam and share your videos to social media using your smartphone.

Pros

Cons

  • Good front and rear video output
  • Affordable dual camera set up
  • Integrated GPS
  • Easy to use buttons and on-screen menus
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Thick, cumbersome cable to rear camera
  • AV output (no cable included)
  • Mounts flush to windshield – display screen can be hard to read as it is tilted away from the driver

Garmin Dash Cam 55

This is one of Garmin’s more popular cameras and packs a lot of features into its compact size. It has intuitive menu which is easy to use and provides quality HD resolution with frame rates up to 60fps.

Recommended for: Around town driving

Features

  • Okay Garmin voice commands
  • 3.7MP, 30-fps, 2560x1440 resolution
  • Time and date stamping
  • GPS
  • Loop recording, G-Sensor, Auto on/off

This is an extremely compact, good all-round camera which delivers quality video, accepts voice commands and has inbuilt GPS. The adhesive mount has magnetic coupling which makes it easy to remove from the vehicle and is great when you want to adjust the settings.

Its move it stupid alarm to ensures you don’t keep people waiting when the light goes green. Other smart features are lane departure, forward collision, red light warnings and speed camera alerts.

Pros

Cons

  • Added smart features including “Stoplight snoozing alert”
  • Compact
  • Convenient voice commands
  • Parking mode if hardwired into vehicle
  • Red light and speed camera alerts
  • Operating temperature runs quite hot
  • USB power cable is proprietary (you can’t use your existing cable)
  • No low voltage cut-out for parking mode

Final verdict we recommend KDLinks X1 Full HD with GPS Dash Cam.

It’s important to ensure that you have a camera that meets your personal driving needs. With so many different models on the market it can be difficult to work out the right one.

The KDLinks X1 provides all the important features most people will need with ease of use and good quality video output.