Top 3 Budget Front & Back Dash Cameras (Dual Channel Cams): Mini 0906, Blackvue DR490, Pruveeo F5

We found the best budget front and back dash cameras (dual channel) after a lot of research and testing for 2018. If you’re looking for better protection on the road, check out our recommendations.

UPDATES – Sept 12th, 2019
The Viofo A129 is still our top budget dual channel camera. It replaces and significantly improves upon the Mini 0906. Watch our review here:

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Our article which has additional information and comparisons on the cameras we reviewed:

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Guide to parking mode cameras and hardwiring:

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Update Jan 15, 2019. The Viofo A129 is now our top choice and replaces the Mini 0906. See the review here: You can also see the camera on Amazon:

Mini 0906 – $120
The Mini was originally our only top pick for its exceptional video quality, increased reliability from its capacitor build, built-in GPS and wireless remote.

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Pruveeo F5 – $60
The cheapest camera we could recommend. Sold around the world, reliable. OK video quality on the front, terrible on the rear. Less heat resistant as it uses lithium-ion batteries. Only buy if you can’t get the MIni 0906

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Blackvue DR490
Our choice for parked recording under $300. Higher operational temperature vs the Mini 0906 at 70°C\158°F. Available in more locations worldwide.

BlackBoxMyCar is our recommended retailer especially if you are hardwiring your vehicle as they are quite knowledgeable about the process. Important if you drive a luxury vehicle.

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