The 10 Best Mirror Dash Cams
This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in April of 2020. Dash cams and parking cameras are now commonplace in the automotive industry, and rearview mirror dash cameras not only combine these two items, but the reverse-mounted lens also eliminates blind spots and views of the vehicle’s interior. In addition, they incorporate a range of useful features, which can include GPS, parking guides, lane-change detectors and vehicle surveillance while stationary. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 21, 2020:
Even though they are a fairly recent addition to the world of auto-accessories, the mirror-mounted dashcams in this ranking include a number of features that many drivers would find invaluable, both on a practical level, and from a vehicular safety and security perspective.
Their practical uses include on-screen displays for speed, time and date, function controls, and notifications. Some, such as the Karsuite M9 and Auto-Vox V5, feature an integral GPS, and their information can be transferred to a smartphone or computer and viewed on free-to-download software (this is especially useful following an incident on the road). The cameras themselves may include night-vision, ultra-high-definition recording, and wide-angle lenses that capture large areas of the vehicle's front quarters in their footage, as featured on the Akaso DL12 and Lttrbx L100.
The safety and security attributes common in rearview mirror dash cameras include sensor technology, which detects collisions and locks the footage to avoid deletion, as displayed on the VanTop H610 and Crosstour Dual Mirror models. Some, such as the Acumen Digital also have lane departure detection, which sounds an alarm, should you accidentally drift across the road. Others, including the Toguard CE60 and the NikoMaku Wide Angle have integrated parking monitors, which automatically record for a number of seconds every time they are triggered by vibrations that could be attributed to break-ins or hit and run situations.
Most of the functions of these useful dash cams are controlled via their capacitive touchscreens, which are intuitive to use and keep each unit free of the clutter of physical buttons. Sockets for storage cards and connectivity are usually located on the reverse, away from the driver’s field of vision, leaving only the large uninterrupted screen when in use. All the devices function as a regular rearview mirror when switched off.