16 best dashboard manufacturers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The number of cars on the roads of our country is constantly growing. The risk of getting into an accident is becoming more and more, this applies to both beginners and professional drivers. The video recorder becomes an independent witness to any incident on the road. In addition, with the help of this device, many advanced motorists turn into YouTube stars. A wide range of imported and domestic video recorders is presented on the Russian market. They differ in cost and functionality. The recommendations of our experts will help you choose the most suitable device.

Recommendations for choosing a DVR

Shooting quality. The most important parameter of the DVR is the picture quality. Only a clear video can become solid evidence in the proceedings with the traffic police officers. Models working in HD and Full HD formats provide maximum image clarity. The matrix resolution must be at least 1280×720 pixels, and the shooting speed must be from 30 frames per second.

Screen. To view the recording at the scene of the incident, a screen is a useful option. It also simplifies the setup of the DVR itself. Each motorist chooses the size of the monitor according to his requirements. It is important to understand that with an increase in the diagonal, the visibility of the traffic situation worsens. Therefore, an optimal balance must be found.

Lens. When choosing optics, you should be guided by two criteria.

  1. First of all, it is important to know the viewing angle, the best option would be a range of 140-170 degrees. If this indicator is less than 140 degrees, then the curb or adjacent lanes do not fall into the frame. Exceeding the 170 degree mark will negatively affect the image quality, as the fish-eye effect appears.
  2. The lens is most often made of glass or plastic. Glass optics transmit light better, therefore, in poor visibility conditions, it has an advantage over plastic models. In addition, plastic can turn yellow over time, which can degrade image quality.

Fastening. The DVR must be securely held in any condition of the road surface. There are several mounting options.

  1. The suction cup is the most common and universal type of attachment. The device is quickly and easily mounted on the windshield. But when the temperature changes or under the influence of sunlight, the sucker weakens. In case of sudden braking or collision, the DVR will most likely fly off the glass.
  2. Fixing the device to the rear-view mirror is considered a more reliable and safer way of fixing. In addition, the DVR does not impair the view, it does not catch the eye of car thieves. The disadvantages include the high price and small shooting area.

Loop recording. A useful option when there is no space left on the memory card is loop recording. The instrument automatically deletes the oldest files while recording the latest data. The recording cycle is from 2 to 15 minutes. Experts advise installing flash drives with a capacity of 32 GB, which can record about 4-5 hours of video with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

We have selected the 16 best manufacturers of DVRs for our review. All of them are actively selling their products on the Russian market. When compiling the rating, the opinion of the expert community and consumer reviews were taken into account.

Rating of the best DVR firms

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best DVR firms 1 BlackVue 5.0
2 NEOLINE 4.9
3 Garmin 4.8
4 Mio 4.7
5 KARKAM 4.6
6 DOD 4.5
7 Xiaomi 4.4
8 Street storm 4.3
9 ParkCity 4.2
10 Sho-Me 4.1
11 DATAKAM 4.1
12 NAVITEL 4.1
13 Artway 4.0
14 AdvoCam 3.9
15 Inspector 3.8
16 TrendVision 3.7

BlackVue

Rating: 5.0

BlackVue

BlackVue, a South Korean dash cam manufacturer, specializes in premium products. The experts appreciated the wide functionality, the use of quality materials, a clear picture at any time of the day. Due to these properties, Korean DVRs have become popular in various countries. The brand's calling card is currently the BlackVue DR650S-1CH model, which motorists love for its stylish design and easy-to-use controls. BlackVue becomes the winner of our ranking.

Russian car owners speak flatteringly about Korean DVRs. On the plus side, they include a clear image, versatility and reliability. Of the minuses, only the high price is noted.

Advantages

  • quality materials;
  • high image detail;
  • stylish design;
  • wide functionality.

disadvantages

  • high price.

NEOLINE

Rating: 4.9

NEOLINE

Another manufacturer of video recorders from South Korea made it to the pedestal of our rating. NEOLINE focuses on high-quality manufacturing, affordable prices and ease of use. Most models have such important features for the car owner as automatic recording in case of a collision or emergency braking and the presence of a rear view camera. Experts highly appreciated the capabilities of the Neoline G-tech X23 video recorder, which has two cameras. They provide a wide viewing angle, video recording is carried out through two channels.

Users praise NEOLINE DVRs for the best price-performance ratio. They are compact, so they do not interfere with the driver while driving. The brand's products also have drawbacks, but they are not systemic.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • good quality;
  • many useful options;
  • simple controls.

disadvantages

  • picture deterioration at night.

Garmin

Rating: 4.8

Garmin

Taiwanese GPS navigators, fish finders and Garmin dash cameras are considered the most reliable devices. They work flawlessly in the toughest conditions. Experts note such advantages as stable operation in a wide temperature range, no freezes, reliable fastening. The Garmin Dash Cam 55 video recorder is very popular among Russian motorists. It pleases the owners with a beautiful appearance, video quality (Full HD), a radar detector, and a G-sensor. The brand becomes the bronze medalist in our rating.

Domestic users are satisfied with the functionality and reliability of Garmin DVRs. Among the disadvantages is the small capacity of the batteries.

Advantages

  • reliability;
  • stable work in difficult conditions;
  • high-quality video;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • there is not enough battery capacity.

Mio

Rating: 4.7

Mio

Since its inception (2002), the Taiwanese company Mio Technology has relied on the production of high-tech products. The company is considered one of the fastest growing electronics manufacturers; the brand is rapidly conquering the European and Russian markets. These features did not go unnoticed by our experts, which allowed the brand to take its rightful place in the rating. An example of excellent workmanship, a large viewing angle and a clear picture is the Mio MiVue 678 video recorder. You can view the captured video through a smartphone or tablet.

The products of the Mio brand have earned praise from Russian motorists for their affordable price and high-quality image at any time of the day. The disadvantages include cheap plastic in the mount.

Advantages

  • simple control;
  • affordable prices;
  • good picture quality;
  • clear interface.

disadvantages

  • fragile plastic.

KARKAM

Rating: 4.6

KARKAM

The Russian company KARKAM provides a worthy competition to Asian producers. The brand's DVRs are well known by motorists not only in our country, but also in neighboring countries. The manufacturer boasts a large number of service centers, so consumers have no problems with servicing. In addition, due to strict control in production, DVRs rarely fail. Russian motorists are especially interested in the CARCAM COMBO 5S model. It has a built-in radar detector, GPS informer, rear camera.

For multifunctionality, high quality shooting, reasonable prices, the domestic manufacturer is included in our rating. Of the shortcomings, the complexity of installation and connection is noted.

Advantages

  • good quality of shooting;
  • multifunctionality;
  • independent development;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes;
  • the complexity of the connection.

DOD

Rating: 4.5

DOD

The undisputed world leader in digital technology is the Taiwanese company DOD. The manufacturer pays a lot of attention to research work, so new models of DVRs appear every year. Experts point out such strengths of the brand as high quality workmanship and stylish design. An innovative development was the LXP-7300 microprocessor, which is found in video recorders and video cameras. Being in the top six in our ranking, the brand was assured of usability, security and wireless connectivity.

Car enthusiasts in the reviews praise DOD DVRs for good picture quality day and night, wide viewing angle, compact size. The disadvantages include the high cost and unreliable fastening.

Advantages

  • research activity;
  • new developments;
  • compact size;
  • ease of use.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • unreliable fastening.

Xiaomi

Rating: 4.4

Xiaomi

In recent years, the products of the Chinese company Xiaomi have become a hit in our country. Among smartphones and smartwatches, there is also a place for DVRs. First of all, the manufacturer attracts with an affordable price. At the same time, experts note the decent quality of digital products. In addition, DVRs have a wide range of functionality. The current device is the model Xiaomi 70mai Dash Cam Pro Midrive D02. This compact gadget is capable of recording video materials with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. The brand deservedly gets into our rating.

Users like the affordable price, stylish design, compact size. The weak points of DVRs Xiaomi are night shooting and GPS module.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • wide functionality;
  • high definition video;
  • compactness.

disadvantages

  • fuzzy picture at night;
  • useless GPS module.

Street storm

Rating: 4.4

Street storm

A wide line of video recorders is offered by the Russian company Street Storm. The attention of experts was attracted by the quality certificates, which confirm the good quality of the products. The enterprise has established a multi-stage control, inspectors carefully check the components arriving for assembly. The warranty period for products is 1 year. For the constant updating of the assortment and affordable prices, the brand gets into our rating.

On thematic forums, users express a lot of flattering words about the quality of Street Storm products and affordable prices. DVRs have a modern look and wide functionality. Of the minuses, it should be noted that there are frequent failures in the settings, as well as the unstable operation of the GPS module.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • universality of application;
  • quality certificates;
  • modern design.

disadvantages

  • settings failures;
  • the GPS receiver does not work stably.

ParkCity

Rating: 4.2

ParkCity

ParkCity company started its activity in 2001 with the production of parking radars. The successful start pushed the creators to expand the range. Experts attribute the popularity of DVRs to a wide range of models. There are many budget models in the catalog with a basic set of options. Products of the middle segment are distinguished by panoramic shooting and ergonomics. The most modern DVRs are characterized by low power consumption, rich functions, and the ability to customize recording parameters.

The ParkCity DVR HD series turned out to be successful, Russian motorists fell in love with it for its good resolution, viewing angle, affordable prices and functionality. The low place in the rating is explained by the inconvenient mounting and low capacity of the built-in batteries.

Advantages

  • wide range of models;
  • good resolution;
  • rich functionality;
  • reasonable prices.

disadvantages

  • small battery capacity;
  • inconvenient fastening.

Sho-Me

Rating: 4.1

Sho-Me

The South Korean company Sho-Me relies on the high quality of the DVRs. All production sites are subject to strict technological control. The products withstand tests according to international standards with dignity. Experts pay attention to the relentless renewal of technology, development and implementation of innovations. The desire to constantly expand the range allowed the brand to get into the TOP-10 of our rating. One of the most successful models, users consider Combo # 1.

Domestic motorists consider the combination of ease of control and versatility to be the main advantage of Sho-Me DVRs. Some models are equipped with a short network cable, not all memory cards are compatible with the device.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • high definition video;
  • wide viewing angle;
  • simple controls.

disadvantages

  • short power cord;
  • not all memory cards are suitable.

DATAKAM

Rating: 4.1

DATAKAM

The full cycle of production of video recorders is established in the Russian company DATAKAM. Engineers and designers develop new models, and experienced technical staff bring new products to life. The experts liked the wide assortment, decent build quality, rich functional content. The manufacturer focused on premium products. The DATAKAM G5 video recorder has become a popular model in our country. Users like it for its compact size, convenient mount, good viewing angle, and a large number of functions.

The brand failed to rise higher in our rating due to some comments from motorists. First of all, many are scared off by the high price, there are complaints about the sound quality and fixed angles of rotation.

Advantages

  • high-quality manufacturing;
  • clear picture;
  • compact size;
  • convenient mount.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • loud noise when playing back the recording.

Rating: 4.1

NAVITEL

The fame of the Russian company NAVITEL was ensured by excellent navigation systems. Experts and DVRs of this brand consider no less high quality. First of all, praise deserves the video quality (HD format), a clear picture at any time of the day. The manufacturer does not save on optics by installing glass lenses in their products. A place in our rating for the brand was provided by large-format matrices and a durable case. All these properties are available in the NAVITEL RE900 DVR. The device is equipped with a dual-core microchip, thanks to which it is possible to simultaneously record video and use navigation.

Domestic motorists are impressed by the brand's pricing policy, attractive appearance and reliability. The disadvantages include the fear of negative temperatures.

Advantages

  • high-quality picture;
  • presentable appearance;
  • acceptable prices;
  • reliability.

disadvantages

  • fear of freezing temperatures.

Artway

Rating: 4.0

Artway

The products of the Chinese company Artway are widely represented on the Russian market. 65 service centers of the brand have been opened in 46 cities of our country. Video recorders are easy to use, user-friendly interface, and reliable. The experts took into account the affordable price of the products and included the Chinese manufacturer in our rating.

Many models have managed to win the trust of Russian users. Good reviews come to the MD-100, MD-161 and MD-910 DVRs. They combine reasonable price and rich feature set. Motorists are especially pleased with such functions as Wi-Fi, GPS module, G-sensor. As for the shortcomings, it is most often mentioned about the weak mount and low battery capacity.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • developed network of service centers;
  • ease of use;
  • multifunctionality.

disadvantages

  • weak fastening;
  • low battery capacity.

AdvoCam

Rating: 3.9

AdvoCam

Video recorders from AdvoCam are in steady demand in the domestic market. A team of specialists with 20 years of experience manages to create new models that meet the needs of a wide range of motorists. Experts appreciated the good quality of the products, service provision in all regions of the country. The optimal balance of price and functionality allowed the brand to get into our rating.

One of the successful models is the AdvoCam FD Black-II mini autoreg, which supports HD format. It is equipped with the SPEEDCAM option, thanks to which the driver receives a timely notification of approaching mobile and stationary radars and cameras. AdvoCam products have been criticized for their small viewing angle and unreliable mount.

Advantages

  • high quality shooting;
  • a wide range of;
  • affordable prices;
  • good functional content.

disadvantages

  • small viewing angle;
  • unreliable fastening.

Inspector

Rating: 3.8

Inspector

The Russian-Korean company Inspector was founded in 2000. The development and production of video recorders is carried out in South Korea, and our specialists are engaged in the adaptation of models to the Russian market. The brand's products have been actively sold in the retail network since 2010. The manufacturer offers models of the middle price segment, which in terms of equipment are not inferior to premium devices. Experts included the young brand in our rating for long-term support (3-5 years). The manufacturer regularly updates the software, offers up-to-date databases for the GPS informer.

Users praise the Russian-Korean DVRs for the picture quality, wide viewing angle. The disadvantages are low battery capacity and strong heating of devices.

Advantages

  • wide functionality;
  • long term support;
  • high-quality shooting;
  • ease of use.

disadvantages

  • small battery capacity;
  • no spare parts.

TrendVision

Rating: 3.7

TrendVision

TrendVision started its activity by adapting imported video recorders to the Russian market. In 2012, it was decided to start production of its own developments. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of designers and engineers, new models of DVRs appear. Strict control is organized at production, which allows us to make quality products. Experts note the compliance of the DVRs with the requirements of Russian motorists. The TrendVision TDR-719S Ultimate is compact, easy to use and laconic.

Users found a number of flaws that prevented the brand from ranking higher. This is a high price and the need to format the flash drive frequently.

Advantages

  • good quality of shooting;
  • compactness;
  • high quality plastic;
  • wide viewing angle.

disadvantages

  • difficult to update firmware;
  • fuzzy night shooting.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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