The Best Black Friday Dash Cam Deals

A dash cam is a great holiday gift if you have someone on your list who frequently travels for work or pleasure. It’s one of those items that just about every electronics retailer will have some special on. And if you’re looking for a good deal on a dash cam, Black Friday 2023 will be a perfect time to score a great deal on a top model.

Our entire family has dashcams in their vehicles, and I’ve recommended that everyone I know buy a dashcam. Why? I have had two accidents where my dashcam helped me settle claims in my favor. You can’t argue with video evidence, and it’s the best evidence to have when an accident occurs. In most states, operating a dash cam in your car is allowed.

There are over 17,000 car accidents that occur each day, with a large majority of them settled by one driver’s word versus another. If you or someone you care about is in the car a lot of their day, a dash cam can provide real peace of mind. You can find our picks for the best Black Friday dash cam deals below.

Black Friday Dash Cam Deals

We still have time before Black Friday and Cyber Monday arrive, but we’ve looked through Amazon and other retailers to find early deals on top-rated dash cams.

First we’ve noted two Rove models, the R2 and R3, are both on sale. For most, the R2 is more than enough, and $70 cheaper through Sunday. Also, there’s a well reviewed Viofo model on sale as well.

ROVE R2-4K PRO Dash Cam
$159.99 $129.99
  • 4K at 30fps, 2.5K at 60fps / 2.5K @60FPS
  • Dual band 5G & 2.4GHz WiFi, GPS built in
  • Supports up to 512 Micro SD card
  • One year warranty
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ROVE R3 Dash Cam
  • 3 channel touch screen dash camera
  • 3 Inch IPS Touch Screen
  • 5GHz and 2.4GHz WiFi and GPS Built-In GPS for live speed
  • 24 hours parking monitor, G-Sensor, proprietary
  • distortion correction algorithm
  • Supports up to 512GB Micro SD cards
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VIOFO Dash Cam
$189.99 $169.99
  • 2K 60fps front, 1080P 30fps rear
  • HDR & Super Night Vision
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & GPS
  • Optional Bluetooth remote
  • Supports up to 256GB Micro SD cards
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01/28/2024 10:35 am GMT
Save $150 through Cyber Monday
Vantrue E3 3 Channel Dash Cam
$359.99 $299.99
  • Three-channel dash cam, two-channel record
  • STARVIS Infrared Night Vision
  • WI-Fi and GPS built-in
  • Voice control


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The biggest savings are on the Vantrue E3 3 Channel Dash Cam at $209.99, a $150 savings. This dash cam offers two-channel recording, showing the road ahead, inside the cabin, and the rear view simultaneously. You can record two of these channels for later viewing, either the front and cabin or front and rear cameras. The high-definition 2.7K front, rear, and cabin cameras deliver excellent clarity. The E3’s infrared night vision is perfect for low-light environments, ensuring you never miss a detail, day or night.

Save $116 through Cyber Monday
Vantrue E2 Dash Cam
$219.99 $153.99
  • 2.7K front and rear dashcam with 160-degree field of view
  • Hands-free voice control
  • Faster 5GHz Wi-Fi & Built-in GPS
  • 4 Parking Modes for 24/7 Protection
  • Enhanced night vision
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We’d recommend the E3 to rideshare drivers for obvious reasons, but if you don’t need the cabin camera, stepping down to the E2 can save you money. For Amazon’s Black Friday sale, it’s still a $116 savings.

Save $50 through Cyber Monday
Vantrue E1 2.7K WiFi Mini Dash Cam
$149.99
  • 2.7K front and rear dashcam with 160-degree field of view
  • Hands-free voice control
  • 2.4GHz Wi-Fi & Built-in GPS
  • Enhanced night vision


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If you’re just concerned with quality front-camera video, the E1 is also on sale for Black Friday. In addition to losing the rear camera, there is no 5GHz Wi-Fi. But it’s also significantly cheaper than either the E2 or E3, so if the price is a big deal, this is one of the better dashcams under $100 for Black Friday in our opinion.

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What features should I look for in dash cam deals on Black Friday?

While we don’t know specifics of which dash cams will be on sale on Black Friday (it’s way too early), we can provide some ideas on what to look for. If you want quality video out of your dash cam, 1080p is the minimum resolution you should choose. Most modern dash cams record video in 1080p, so this shouldn’t be an issue.

A few dash cam models record in resolutions of 2K, 2.5K, or 4K, offering progressively better video quality, but you will pay more. These also require more storage space, so they often can’t store as much video footage as a 1080p dash cam could.

Lens quality and image sensor quality are also important factors to consider. You’ll find many of these cameras using lenses and sensors from companies such as Sony and Zeiss. Both are respected brands in the camera industry, and these dashcams will typically offer better picture quality.

This is not to say there aren’t good cheap dash cams. There are, but you’re compromising somewhere, and typically it’s in these two vital components, which can mean the difference between getting a license plate off your video and not.

Night vision capabilities will be very important. If you’re a rideshare or delivery driver, you’ll want a dual dash camera that records what’s happening inside the vehicle. We recommend looking through real-world footage when doing your research, a simple google search with the dash cam model name and “video” should pull up some footage to look at (you can see sample footage from Nexar Beam here and the Vantrue N2 Pro here).

Another nice feature to have is motion detection. This allows the dash cam to turn on when motion is detected in its field of view or if it detects movement. Those living in the city know how often we get bumped when people park: now you’ll know who did it.

Dash cams with a wide-angle lens are preferable, even if it results in a little image distortion (called the “fisheye” effect). It will see more to your right and left, which can be useful in accident situations.

Other features like Wi-Fi and voice control are nice but are less necessary in our opinion than some of the other features we’ve discussed. We also are big fans of free cloud storage, which does come with both the Nexar Beam and Nexar Pro GPS dash cams.

Wrapping Up

We will update this page throughout the holiday season as more deals show up as the Holiday shopping season draws closer. But there are already some great deals to be had, so we don’t blame you if you begin your shopping a bit early this year 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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Ed Oswald

Ed Oswald has nearly two decades of experience in technology and science journalism, and specializes in weather stations and smart home technology. He's written for Digital Trends, PC World, and TechHive. His work has also appeared in the New York Times. When he isn't writing about gadgets, he enjoys chasing severe weather and winter storms.