13 Best Dash Cams Malaysia 2020: From Budget To Premium (Reviews & Prices)

Keen to know what the best dash cams in Malaysia 2020 have in common?

Dashboard cameras or car camera recorders have firmly found a place as safety devices for cars! Aiding drivers to see what’s ahead or behind! Including those pesky blind spots!

Their ability to record and store footage comes in useful in unexpected situations! Like for claiming insurance!

Choose and install the right dash cam for your car from this list!

What Is A Dash Cam?

You might have seen one of these little cameras in someone else’s car, at the front windshield. Or at the back of their car.

The term dash cam is short for dashboard camera!

Why Do I Need Dash Cam?

Dash cams are a form of self-protection as they record other cars around you. So if there is an accident, you can play back the footage!

And determine how the accident happened. Resolving messy confrontations before they get ugly!

Types Of Dashboard Camera

1. Basic Dash Cams

These won’t cost much. And are capable of the bare minimum when it comes to features.

They are limited to front and external views.

Which is still better than having nothing!

2. Advanced Dash Cams

Additional features like GPS tracking, audio recording and sensors will jack up the price. But provide valuable information in a pinch!

Like pinpointing the exact location of your vehicle in an incident! You can even tell if there was any change in the speed!

3. Interior/Exterior Dash Cams

What basic dash cams and advanced dash cams can’t do is see the interior of your car!

This is especially important when you have children in the car. Or when you are teaching your kid how to drive!

Another scenario where an interior dash cam will prove useful in:

When you have to keep an eye on your backseat passengers (i.e. taxi service or e-hailing service).

Basic Features Of A Dash Cam

  • Auto-Start & Auto-Recording – This eliminates any chance of forgetting to turn on the dash cam before you start driving!
  • Loop Recording – To save on memory space, dash cams record on a loop. Deleting old data to make room for new footage. Saving you the trouble of emptying out the memory manually.
  • Memory Capacity – Dash cams typically use microSD cards and they will have a maximum memory size they can support. For reference, ~128GB is about 12-35 hours of footage).
  • Secure Attachment – Obviously, you don’t want the dash cam to fall down during an accident or collision!  Go for adhesive mounts instead of suction cups!
  • Field-of-View – This is how much the dash cam can “see”. An angle of 125° to 165° is optimum.
  • Audio Recording – Yes, your own conversations will also be recorded. But in case of an argument, you have evidence of what both parties said!

Features Of An Advanced Dash Cam

  • 4K UHD / 1080P FHD Recording – Sharp footage leaves no room for multiple interpretation in an argument!
  • High Heat Battery Durability – Avoid battery-operated dash cams if possible. Capacitors are less prone to overheating!
  • Parking Mode – What if something happens to your car when it’s stationary and you’re not around? That’s where the parking mode comes in handy!

Other Features An Advanced Dash Cam Might Have:

  • G-force/ G-sensor – To detect acceleration
  • WiFi connectivity – So you can send videos to your phone
  • Integrated GPS
  • Night Vision
  • WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) – The camera can work in bright and dimly lit conditions (i.e. adjust its exposure accordingly); There may be built-in software to improve the image quality too

How To Choose A Dash Cam For Your Car

1. Budget

If you can afford to, buy a higher quality dash cam that will be reliable in the long run!

Low-cost dash cams fall in the range of RM50-200. And dash cams capable of parking mode can cost a cool RM400-800.

Then, there are dual dash cams that start from RM180 up till ~RM2,800!

2. Reliability

You should be looking up reviews and the respective brand before buying a dash cam!

This will help you check for any potential problems the particular dash cam might have in the future.

We have already done these checks on the dash cams in our list! But you’re welcome to do your own research too!

3. Camera Size

Since it’s going to be at the front, it’s important that the dash cam is not too large that it restricts your line of sight! Smaller is better, in that regard!

Take into account whatever else you happen to have that’s already hanging at your dash board (e.g. air fresheners, charms, keychains, etc)

4. Must-have Features

  • Video Resolution (Quality) – Try to get a dash cam with at least HD 720p resolution.
  • Storage Capacity (Memory Card Storage) – 64GB minimum. Bigger if your video resolution is higher (i.e. 1080p or 2K)
  • Viewing Angle – A wide viewing angle will clearly show what’s happening outside (or inside) of your car!
  • Night Vision – Those that drive at night often should look for this feature
  • Automatic On/Off – Don’t assume that every dash cam has this!
  • Loop Recording – Because deleting footage manually is tedious!

5. Optional Features

  • Recording Capability – There are dash cams with 1 or 2 channels. At the very least, aim for a camera that can record both the front and rear of your car!
  • Impact Sensor – Some dash cams will automatically switch on when the sensor detects impact!
  • G-force (or G sensor)  – detects change in speed
  • WiFi – Transfer footage directly with your Smartphone!
  • Integrated GPS
  • Parking Mode

13 Best Dash Cam Malaysia 2020

Best Budget Dash Cam

1. GOQ D208 Front & Back Dual Lens Dash Cam

For the price, the GOQ D208 Front & Back Dual Lens Dash Cam seems like a good deal!

It has a wide viewing range, night vision, HD 1080p (front), 720p (rear) and a G-sensor among other desirable functions!

GOQ D208 Front & Back Dual Lens Dash Cam
  • Vision Range: 170° Wide
  • Angle (Front); 120° (Rear)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD (Front); 640 x 480 VGA (Rear)
  • Display Screen: 4.3″ LCD Screen
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Mirror Dimensions: 300 x 83 mm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 32GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, App
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Motion Detection, Automatically On/ Off, WDR
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price From: RM55 – 65

2. Xiaomi 70MAI Smart Dash Cam 1S

Xiaomi’s 70MAI Smart Dash Cam 1S uses a SONY IMX323 image sensor with high resolution night vision! Voice control and emergency recordings further contribute to the 70MAI’s appeal!

There is no screen but you can connect the camera to the 70MAI dedicated app to view the recordings on your phone!

The app is easy to use and lets you do a lot. You can upload videos to watch on your Smart TV or adjust the sensitivity of the G sensor.

Xiaomi 70MAI Smart Dash Cam 1S
  • Vision Range: 130° Wide Angle
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: SONY IMX323
  • Dimensions: 91 x 52 x 31.5 cm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 64GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, App & Voice Control
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, WDR
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price From: RM119

3. Xiaomi Xiaoyi Yi Dash Cam

Like the Xiaomi 70MAI, the Xiaoyi Yi Dash Cam has 130° field of view and 1080p resolution (with 30 frames per second).

But this time, there is a display screen and a larger memory capacity.

Xiaomi Xiaoyi Yi Dash Cam

It’ll hang just below your front mirror via a 3M tape mount. And starts up in just a couple of seconds!

Xiaoyi Yi Dash Cam
  • Vision Range: 130° Wide Angle
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • Display Screen: 2.7″ LCD Screen
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Dimensions: 74 x 19.4 x 52.4 mm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 128GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, App
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Automatically On/ Off, Date Stamp, Record Audio
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price From: RM129

4. WOSHITU XH904-TP Full HD Rearview Mirror Dash Cam

It’ll take a while to setup the durable 10-inch long HD screen, front and rear cameras but when you do:

You’ll be able to see clearly (Including license plates) in the day or night at a wide angle of 170°.  And reverse parking will be easier on you too!

WOSHITU XH904-TP Full HD Rearview Mirror Dash Cam
  • Vision Range: 170° Wide Angle (Front); 140° (Rear)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080P Full HD 30FPS (Front); VGA (Rear)
  • Display Screen: 10″ Touch Screen
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: OV matt night vision sensor
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 128GB
  • Connectivity: n/a
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Automatically On/ Off, Parking Mode Monitor, Visible Reversing, Anti-glare Screen, WDR
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price From: RM156

Best Dash Cam With Parking Mode

5. Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Lite

Forgoing extra features like voice control and a built-in GPS, the Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Lite still records in full HD with clear night vision. Courtesy of the same SONY IMX307 image sensor!

Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Lite

Externally, it has its own screen and looks just like the Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Pro that is next up on this list!

Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Lite (Front View)
  • Vision Range: 130° Wide Angle
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: SONY IMX307
  • Dimensions: 82 x 58.2 x 40.5 mm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro
  • SD Card support up to 64GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, App
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Automatically On/ Off, Parking Mode Monitor (24hours), WDR
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price From: RM169

6. Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Pro

Just slightly over the RM200 mark, the Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Pro sports a sensitive 5MP SONY IMX335 sensor for crisp 2.7K resolution!

Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Pro

And the more powerful dual-core HiSilicon processor (Hi3556 V100)! You can operate it via voice (English only) or app control.

Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Pro (Front View)
  • Vision Range: 140° Wide Angle
  • Resolution: 2592 x 1944 Full HD 2.7K Resolution & 5-megapixel Camera
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: SONY IMX335
  • Dimensions: 87.5 × 53 × 18 mm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 64GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, App & Voice Control (Only English Version)
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Automatically On/ Off, Parking Mode Monitor, Advanced Driver Assistant System, Defog, WDR
  • Warranty: 18 months
  • Price From: RM215

7. VIOFO A119 v3 QHD 2K Dash Cam

Here’s a dash cam that uses a capacitor instead of a battery! The VIOFO A119 v3 QHD 2K Dash Cam has the same sensor that the Xiaomi 70MAI Dash Cam Pro has! Albeit with a wider aperture (F1.6).

VIOFO A119 v3 QHD 2K Dash Cam

And to store all that juicy high resolution, the camera can support high memory storage!

VIOFO A119 v3 QHD 2K Dash Cam (Side View)
  • Vision Range: 140° Wide Angle
  • Resolution: Max 2560 x 1600P Quad HD 30FPS (2K Video)
  • Display Screen: 2″
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: Sony Starvis IMX335 5MP CMOS Sensor
  • Dimensions: 88 x 52 x 36 mm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 256GB
  • Connectivity: n/a
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Automatically On/ Off, Parking Mode Monitor
  • Optional Features: Support CPL & GPS Logger
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price From: RM429

8. Garmin Dash Cam 46

Other than voice control and non-stop recording, the Garmin Dash Cam 46 will even alert you if there are potential forward collisions and lane departures in front of you!

Up to 4 of these cameras can all be synced up through the app for complete coverage!

Share road trip adventures with your friends and family with the nifty Travelapse feature!

Garmin Dash Cam 46
  • Vision Range: 140° Wide Angle
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080P Full HD 30FPS
  • Display Screen: 2″ QVGA color TFT LCD
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: n/a
    Dimensions: 56.2 x 40.5 x 21.4 mm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 128GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, App
  • Other Features: Motion Detection, Automatically On/ Off, Voice Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning
  • Optional Features: Parking Mode Monitoring (Requires Parking Mode Cable)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price From: RM750

Best Dual Dash Cam Malaysia

Also known as 2-channel dash cams:

9. EKLEVA Dual Dash Cam With HD Front And Rear

The front camera covers 170° at 1080p (Sony Exmor IMX323 sensor) while the rear camera sees up to 120° at 480p. With guidelines to help you reverse!

EKLEVA Dual Dash Cam With HD Front And Rear

Its lowlight performance can capture license plates in motion too! And you can see the footage from the 4-inch LCD screen. It will flip to the rear camera automatically if your car is in reverse!

EKLEVA Dual Dash Cam With HD Front And Rear (Front View)
  • Vision Range: 170° Wide Angle (Front); 120° (Rear)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080P Full HD 30FPS (Front); VGA or 480P (Rear)
  • Display Screen: 4″ TFT LCD Display
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: Sony Exmor IMX323
  • Dimensions: 113.7 x 61.81 x 32.98 mm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 128GB
  • Connectivity: n/a
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Motion Detection, Automatically On/ Off, Parking Mode Monitor (24 hours), WDR, Infrared, Audio Recording
  • Warranty: 6 months
  • Price From: RM173

10. Xiaomi 70MAI Rearview Dash Cam

Together with the optional 70MAI Night Vision Backup Camera/Rear Camera*, there’s real-time feedback as you reverse.  And when driving at night, the camera* will not pick up glare from cars behind!

Furthermore, the 9.35 inch screen automatically gets brighter at night. But most importantly, you won’t have blind spots!

Xiaomi 70MAI Rearview Dash Cam

Rearview Dash Cam

  • Vision Range: 130° Wide Angle
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • Display Screen: 9.35″ Full HD Screen
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: GC2053
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 64GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, App
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Automatically On/ Off
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM249

The optional 70MAI Night Vision Backup Camera/Rear Camera can be used in place of a side mirror. As it is waterproof (rated IP67)!

Perfect Rear Vision In Harsh Weather With IP67 Waterproofing 70MAI Backup Camera

Extra Features With The Rear Camera:

Wide Vision Covers All Blind Zones, Perfect Rear Vision in Harsh Weather, Anti-Glare at Night, Real-time Reversing View without Blind Spot.

Xiaomi 70MAI Rearview Dash Cam With Night Vision Backup Camera

70MAI Night Vision Backup Camera/Rear Camera (Optional)

  • Vision Range: 135° Wide Angle
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: SONY IMX307
  • Dimensions: n/a
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Automatically On/ Off, IP67 Waterproofing
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price: RM369 (With 70mai Night Vision Backup Camera/Rear Camera)

11. GOQ GT2 Duo Dash Cam With Clear Night Vision

GOQ GT2 Duo Dash Cam With Clear Night Vision uses a powerful processor (HiSilicon 3556V200) for image corrections (i.e. noise reduction), WDR, etc.

And instead of a Lithium-ion battery, it uses a super capacitor so the camera can operate safely in high temperatures!

GOQ GT2 Duo Dash Cam With Clear Night Vision
  • Vision Range: 170° Wide Angle (Front); 120° (Rear)
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1440P 2K 30FPS (Front); 1920 x 1080P Full HD 30FPS (Rear)
  • Display Screen: 3″ HD Screen Display
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: n/a
  • Dimensions: 85 x 35 x 50 mm
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 32GB
  • Connectivity: n/a
  • Other Features: G-Sensor, Motion Detection, Automatically On/ Off, Reversed Parking System, Parking Protection (24 hours), WDR, Infrared Night Vision
  • Warranty: 3 months
  • Price From: RM295

12. VIOFO A129 Duo Dash Cam With GPS

Along with the Novatek NT96663Video Processor, the VIOFO A129 Duo Dash Cam (With GPS) has an impressive image sensor (Sony STARVIS IMX291 CMOS Sensor) for both its front and rear cameras!

VIOFO A129 Duo Dash Cam With GPS
  • Vision Range: 140° Wide Angle (Front & Rear)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080P Full HD 30FPS (Front & Rear)
  • Display Screen: 2″ HD LCD Display
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Image Sensor: Sony STARVIS IMX291 CMOS Sensor (Front & Rear)
  • Dimensions: 84 × 55 × 40 mm (Front); 53 x 31 x 50 mm (Rear)
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 256GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Other Features: Built-in Microphone & Speaker, GPS Logger Included, G-Sensor & Motion Detection, Automatically On/ Off, Parking Mode Supported
  • Optional Features: Circular Polarizing Lens Filter, Bluetooth Emergency Remote
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price From: RM769

13. Blackvue DR900S-2CH 4K UHD Front Full HD Rear Dashcam

At RM2,799, you’ll be wondering what’s so good about this camera by leading dash cam manufacturer, Pittasoft!

The answer becomes obvious with the presence of a 4K Ultra High Definition front camera and CMOS sensors.

Blackvue DR900S-2CH 4K UHD Front Full HD Rear Dashcam (Back View)

Perhaps not as obvious is the efficient image compression technology and dual-band 2.4-5GHz WiFi capability (for fast uploads to your phone where you can use the BlackVue App).

Blackvue DR900S-2CH 4K UHD Front Full HD Rear Dashcam With Power Magic Pro
  • Vision Range: 162° Wide Angle (Front); 136° (Rear)
  • Front Camera: 8 megapixels sensor / 4K Ultra High Definition (3840×2160 @30FPS)
  • Rear Camera: 2.1 megapixels STARVIS™ sensor / Full HD (1920×1080 @30FPS)
  • Loop Recording: Yes
  • Night Vision: Yes
  • Dimensions: 118.5 x 36 mm (Front); 67.4 mm x 25 mm (Rear)
  • Storage Capacity: Micro SD Card support up to 128GB (Free 128GB Memory Card)
  • Connectivity: WiFi, App
  • Other Features: Built-in Impact & Motion detection, Built-in GPS, Microphone, Speaker, Automatically On/ Off
  • Optional Features: Parking Mode Monitoring (Parking Mode Kits or Batteries Is Required)
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Price From: RM2,799 or RM2,949 With Power Magic Pro

Conclusion

Drive and park safely and with ease when you have one the best dash cams in Malaysia! A basic camera will suffice for most. But for frequent drivers, an advance dash cam will do its job more reliably!

Reduce your risk of accidents because of a blind spot! And you will not have to waste your time arguing with strangers over who is at fault anymore!