It is probably one of the most hotly contested and competitive price points for car tech - the best dash cams under £100. It's the kind of bracket which attracts a wide range of interest due to the wide range of equipment available and the £50-£100 price range is where the fiercest competition in the dash cam battle takes place.
This is the price range where most of us look. It's also the price range where ideologies clash. Dependable simplicity versus the feature-rich. For three-figure dash cams, it's all about features; for dash cams under £50, it's all about simplicity. Thus, at either end, you don't get as diverse a range of options. But in the £50 to £100, that's a mixing pot indeed.
Below are the current starts in this highly contested arena. Further below, you will also find some useful dash cam buying advice.
The best dash cams under £100 at a glance:
Editor's choice: Nextbase 222 Dash Cam - Buy now from Amazon UK
Best value dashcam: Navitel R5 Front Dash Cam - Buy now from Amazon UK
Best dashcam for features: Ring Automotive RSDC4000 Ultra Slim Compact Smart Dash Camera - Buy nowfrom Amazon UK
The best dash cams under £100
Among the CAR Products team, we tend to lean towards dependable simplicity over the volume of
- Crisp and clean image
- Best dash cam mount
- Not compatible with Nextbase rear cam module
While features beyond Full HD recording, G-sensor, and loop recording aren't absolutely necessary
- 1440p resolution
- Discreet shape
- 60fps would be better
- An app is necessary
Best dual dash cam
The Ring Automotive RSDC4000 is a great option for those wanting a high-quality dash cam with a
- Front and rear recording
- No GPS as standard
Best mini dash cam with winter mode
Road Angel has packed a fair old bit into the Halo Go. There's a 1080-pixel camera with a 130°
- Good value
- Very compact
- App instructions could be better
What to look for in a mid-range dash cam
At this price range, you should accept that Full HD or 1440p at most are the resolutions you'll get. There are 4K dash cams available for under £100, but they aren't worth your time. Full HD and 1440p provide great image quality, so you don't need to feel cheated.
Dash cams that have apps need to be considered carefully. An app can be very useful for accessing footage and other things but are only useful if they work properly. The best dash cam apps come from Garmin, Nextbase, Ring Automotive, and a small collection of other brands that have properly developed them.
In addition to recording footage, matched speed is a very helpful resource. Some mid-range dash cams have GPS as standard, and you can certainly get it if you want it. Just remember to consider the other important factors of dash cams too.
The smallest dash cams, such as the Garmin Mini 2, are about the size of a garlic bulb. They hide very well behind a rear-view mirror but, if not engineered well, can be annoying to use. A dash cam with a screen size of two to three inches will be bigger but generally easier to use (Garmin Mini 2 notwithstanding).
Chris Williams is an Automotive Content Writer for Parkers and CAR Magazine, but he also contributes to Live For The Outdoors and What's The Best. He trained as an automotive journalist in New Zealand, prior to which he studied International Relations and History.