Dashboard cameras are available online from Amazon.com and Best Buy, as of 2015. There are a number of options available on both sites, with prices starting at less than $15.
The highest-rated dashboard camera from Best Buy is the Garmin Dash Cam 20 with 4.5 stars out of five stars, priced at about $218. This dashboard camera features a 2.3 inch LCD display, a snapshot feature, integrated microphone and automatic incident detection. It has a frame rate of 30 frames per second and stores up to one hour of footage thanks to a 4 gigabyte microSD card.
The highest rated dashboard camera on Amazon.com is the KDLINKS X1 with 4.8 out of five stars. The camera costs about $170. Some of the features of the X1 include full high-definition video at 30 frames per second and an endless looping mode. This camera has night vision and a built-in GPS module that helps to check the location, route and speed of the vehicle on Google Maps. Other features include an accident detection feature, an emergency lock button and a high-tech lithium-polymer battery that can withstand both high and low temperatures. Used versions of this battery are available that are a bit more affordable.