7 Best Dash Cam in Malaysia, Cheap & Durable

best dash cam in malaysia

Malaysians are no strangers to road accidents and road bullies. To protect both you and your car, it is wise to install a dash cam or car camera in the car.

If you happen to be involved in a car accident, or worse, a hit-and-run accident, you will be glad that the car dash cam recorded the whole incident.

What are the best dash cams in Malaysia?

The best dash cam for most Malaysians is 70mai A500S because of its high resolution 1944p video recording and great low-light image quality.

The best capacitor dash cam is DDPai Z40 which uses a supercapacitor that is more durable than a lithium battery dash cam. It is ideal for people who need to frequently park their cars under the hot sun.

Generally, a good dash cam should record video that is clear and able to see the car licence plate, clear night recording, impact sensing, and wide field of view.

Check out the full list of top 7 dash cam in Malaysia:

  1. Best Overall Dash Cam: 70mai A500S
  2. Best Super Capacitor Dash Cam: DDPai Z40 
  3. Best 4K Dash Cam: 70mai A800S
  4. Best Budget Dash Cam: 70mai A400
  5. Best Cheap Dash Cam: 70mai M300
  6. Best 3 Channel Dash Cam: SIPII SP400
  7. Best Motorcycle Dash Cam: Blueskysea DV988

1. 70mai A500S

Best Overall Dash Cam

Best Overall Dash Cam

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70mai A500s also known as 70mai Dash Cam Pro Plus+ is the best dual channel dash cam for most Malaysians.

70mai A500s specifications:

  • Video resolution: 2592 x 1944
  • Field of view: 140 degrees
  • Display screen: 2”
  • Image sensor: Sony IMX 335
  • Battery: Li-ion 500mAh
  • Others: Parking mode, built-in GPS, ADAS, 3D DNR

The 70mai A500s is a dual-channel dashcam that can be used together with a rear camera, the 70mai RC6. The RC06 is the same rear camera used for 70mai A800s, 70mai A400

Both front and back recording is available, so you can drive with peace of mind knowing any accidents will be captured.

The 70mai A500S uses a front camera with an NT96580 processor and Sony IMX 335 CMOS sensor. It can record 1944p video at 30fps with a very good daytime video quality.

The camera can capture clear images of car license plates, road signs and other important details on the road. 

At the same time, the Sony IMX 335 is also known for its great performance for nighttime recording. In addition, 70mai A500S uses 3D Dynamic Noise Reduction and wide dynamic range technology to improve video recording in low-light conditions.

70mai A500S uses 3D DNR + WDR
Image source: 70mai.com

You can see that it is able to capture a lot of details at night. And the image colour at night will appear to be more vibrant than non-processed images.

Besides that, 70mai A500S has many extra safety features such as 24-hours parking surveillance, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), and built-in GPS.

Another thing I like about the 70mai dash cam is its app control. Since 70mai is part of the Xiaomi ecosystem company, 70mai app sports a design language that resembles the Mi Home App. And it is very user-friendly and easy to connect to your smartphones.

The main disadvantage with 70mai A500S (and other 70mai dash cams) is the use of a Li-ion battery instead of a supercapacitor. Li-ion batteries have a generally lower life span in comparison to supercapacitors when exposed to extreme temperatures.

And the rear camera video quality is not the best either. Well, this is typical for most dual-channel dash cams because the priority is on the front camera.

Overall, the 70mai A500S is a feature-packed dash cam with an affordable price, impressive video quality. The regular firmware updates are a great added bonus too.


2. DDPai Z40 

Best Capacitor Dash Cam

Best Capacitor Dash Cam

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DDPai Z40 is the best super capacitor dash cam with dual-channel recording in Malaysia. It is being sold for only RM339, which is really a good deal considering that other super capacitor dash cams, like Thinkware, Blackvue, are selling for around RM500 to RM1000.

DDPai Z40 specifications:

  • Video resolution: 2592 x 1944
  • Field of view: 140 degrees
  • Display screen: 2”
  • Image sensor: Sony IMX 335
  • Battery: Super capacitor
  • Others: Realcube Image Technology, D²save storage, GPS, parking surveillance, loop recording

When you look at the features of the DDPai Z40, you can see that this dash cam is a direct competitor to the 70mai A500s. Both are selling for the same price, have the same video resolution of 1944p, and have the same Sony IMX 335 sensor.

In terms of video recording quality, there’s little difference between DDPai Z40 and 70mai A500S. DDPai Z40 uses its proprietary Realcube Image Technology to enhance the image’s colour accuracy and brightness.

But if you look further and deeper, you will discover that 70mai has a few features that stand out and are better than 70mai A500S.

First thing, it uses a super capacitor instead of a lithium-ion battery. The advantage of super capacitor is it can last and work in extreme weather conditions, regardless of it’s hot or cold. It can operate from -20ºC to 70ºC.

But its disadvantage is it will immediately cut off and stop recording when you stop your car engine. You must hardwire the dash cam to a power supply in order to use the 24 hours parking surveillance mode. The power supply will provide the required electricity for the dash cam.

Another unique feature of DDPai Z40 is the D²save storage technology. In the event that the microSD card fails, it can save the recorded footage temporarily to its built-in NAND flash drive. 

DDPai Z40 has D²save storage technology

There’s one issue with the DDPai Z40 dash cam which is its ADAS feature is not yet available. I don’t think this is a deal-breaker because the ADAS feature on the dashcam is never accurate nor reliable enough.

In conclusion, I think DDPai Z40 is a better dash cam for those who want the most durable dashcam. And it gives you peace of mind with its D²save storage technology.

On the other hand, 70mai A500S is a more complete package with better-optimized software/firmware. It also has a 500mAh battery which allows it to work for a short period even after the car is shut down.


3. 70mai A800S

Best 4K Dash Cam

Best 4K Dash Cam

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70mai A800S is the best 4K dashcam in Malaysia. It features a very high definition 4K video recording and a 3” display screen.

70mai A800s specifications:

  • Video resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Field of view: 140 degrees
  • Display screen: 3”
  • Image sensor: Sony IMX415
  • Battery: Li-ion 500mAh
  • Others: Parking mode, built-in GPS, ADAS, 3D DNR

Specifications of 70mai A800S and A500S dash cam are totally similar except that A800S has a bigger 3” display and a Sony IMX415 sensor.

Before you get your hands on a 4K dashcam, you must ask yourself do you really need 4K video recording quality? Personally, I don’t think it is necessary, not like this is a 4K monitor or something. 

A 4K recording requires significantly more storage than a 1080p or 2K recording. You would exhaust your SD card at a faster rate than an FHD or 2K dash cam. 

And the 2K resolution on 70mai A500s should be sufficient in most situations.

The 70mai A800S uses a Sony IMX415 sensor which has a slightly poorer performance under low-light conditions. Under an extreme low-light environment, the image on 70mai A800S will be slightly darker while 70mai A500S will still be able to capture plenty of details.

Nevertheless, the 70mai A800s performs exceptionally well for daytime recording. The image recorded during daytime with 4K resolution is evidently sharper and crisper.

So, if your priority is daytime video recording quality and clear image distance, then you should buy the 70mai A800S. Otherwise, 70mai A500s are better valued for your money and capture great video at night.


4. 70mai A400

Best Budget Dash Cam

Best Budget Dash Cam

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70mai A400 is the best budget dash cam in Malaysia. It is currently sold for only RM211. It has over 4,000 reviews and is rated 5 out of 5.

70mai A400 specifications:

  • Video resolution: 2560 x 1440
  • Field of view: 145 degrees
  • Display screen: 2”
  • Image sensor: GC4653
  • Battery: Li-ion 500mAh
  • Others: Parking mode, 3D DNR

The 70mai A400 is a mid-tier dashcam priced between 70mai M300 and 70mai A500s. Although it is a budget dashcam, it supports dual-channel, front and rear video recording.

70mai A400 uses a 3.6-megapixel camera with an aperture of 2.0.

Its video recording resolution is 1440p.  And it has the widest field of view among all 70mai dash cams, as much as  145 degrees. 

This car camera can cover at least three lanes of traffic and can capture any incident that occurs in front of your vehicle.

The 70mai A400 uses a different image sensor than other 70mai dash cams. It uses the Galaxy Core GC4653 sensor. 

Although this sensor is less popular than the Sony IMX sensor, it still records great day and night video quality. And it has better performance than 70mai M300 and 70mai 1S.

70mai A400 supports 3D DNR and parking mode. But it lacks built-in GPS and ADAS. Honestly, I think GPS and ADAS features are good-to-have but not a critical feature.

As with all 70mai dash cams, the 70mai A400 uses a 500mAh lithium battery but not the supercapacitor. The battery may be less durable in hot regions like Malaysia.

Despite the various small downsides,  the 70mai A400 is still the best budget dashcam to buy in Malaysia right now given its fair price and crispy video recording quality.


5. 70mai M300

Best Cheap Dash Cam

Best Cheap Dash Cam

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70mai M300 is the best cheap dash cam in Malaysia. It is the most popular and best-selling dash cam on Shopee because of its affordable price at only RM165.

70mai M300 specifications:

  • Video resolution: 2304 x 1296
  • Field of view: 140 degrees
  • Display screen: No screen
  • Image sensor: SC3335
  • Battery: Li-ion 240mAh
  • Others: Parking mode, 3D DNR, loop recording

The 70mai M300 looks similar to the 70mai 1S, but it has been upgraded considerably.

The first difference is that it captures video in a higher resolution than the 70mai 1S: 1296p vs 1080p. It also now has a wider field of view of 140 degrees.

It also supports various additional features that are absent in 70mai 1S, such as:

  • 3D noise reduction in low light environment and night recording
  • Parking surveillance
  • Time-lapse recording

The discreet size of the 70mai M300 will definitely appeal to those who do not like bulky dash cams. This stick-shaped car camera is small and barely noticeable on your windscreen.

The biggest drawback you will notice on 70mai M300 is its poorer night recording. Night video recording appears to be a bit noisier than that of a more expensive 70mai dash cams.

If you have a small budget, then the 70mai M300 is a great choice. You shouldn’t buy the 70mai 1S as it lacks many new features of the 70mai M300 and the price difference is only RM15.


6. SIPII SP400

Best 3 Channel Dash Cam

Best 3 Channel Dash Cam

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SIPII SP400 is the best 3 channel dash cam that is able to record front, rear and cabin views at the same time.

SIPII SP400 specifications:

  • Video resolution: 3840 x 2160P
  • Field of view: 140 degrees
  • Display screen: 2.45”
  • Image sensor: Sony Stravis IMX335 
  • Battery: Super capacitor
  • Others: Collision alert, motion detection, auto recording, loop recording, 

The SIPII SP400 has received 135 ratings and has been rated 5 stars out of 5, which is incredible!

I would like to start by mentioning the main disadvantage of the SIPII SP400 dashcam. Due to the lack of WiFi support, you cannot use a smartphone to view the recorded video or retrieve the recordings

To transfer the video, you will have to remove the microSD card from the dash cam and transfer it to your PC/laptop.

If you’re fine with this issue, then the SIPII SP400 is a great dash cam that truly gives you all-round protection. It records crystal clear video for the front, rear and cabin simultaneously.

The video quality is 3830 x 2160p for the front camera and 1080p FHD for the cabin and rear camera. The cabin camera comes with infrared night vision that can capture black and white video when there’s no light.

It also uses a super capacitor instead of a lithium-ion battery.

The seller offers a 15 months warranty with 1 to 1 exchange for the SIPII SP400 so you can buy with confidence.

With its 3-channel video recording feature, the SIPII SP400 is the best dash cam for Grab Car drivers wanting the best protection for themselves and their passengers.


7. Blueskysea DV988

Best Motorcycle Dash Cam

Best Motorcycle Dash Cam

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Blueskysea DV988 is the best motorcycle dash cam for Malaysian riders. One of the main differences between a motorcycle dash cam and a car dash cam is that the motorcycle dash cam is waterproof.

Blueskysea DV988 specifications:

  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Field of view: 140 degrees
  • Display screen: 4”
  • Image sensor: GC2053
  • Battery: Super capacitor
  • Others: WiFi 2.4gHz, GPS, loop recording, collision detection, smart parking monitoring, safe driving mode.

The Blueskysea DV988 comes with many parts including a touch screen host recorder (IP66), front and rear camera (IP67) and remote control (fully waterproof).

Both the front and rear camera captures video in 1080p at 30fps. And it supports microSD cards up to 256GB.

The camera automatically starts recording when the motorcycle is turned on. In the event of a collision, the recorded footage will be automatically locked so that it cannot be overwritten.

The Blueskysea DV988 also has a safety riding reminder function. If you exceed the preset running speed, it will send out reminders to prompt users to ride slower.

In parking mode, it will automatically turn on and record 25 seconds of video when a collision is detected. However, parking monitoring could drain your battery too low to start your bike.

Therefore, if you need this feature, you should set it to automatically shut off parking surveillance when it detects the battery voltage falls below a preset limit.

The Blueskysea DV988 is a must-have motorcycle dash cam in Malaysia. Motorcyclists in Malaysia always hold much higher risk than car drivers. A motorcycle dash cam will protect you against false accident accusations and protect your motor when you are away.


Previous Pick

Blueskysea B1W review

Blueskysea B1W is the previous pick for best budget dash cam. However, I no longer recommend getting it as the price of 70mai and DDPai dash cam are getting more affordable.

The performance and durability of 70mai and DDPai dash cam are also satisfactory for most people. 

And there are very few sellers for this model. So, it is better to buy a 70mai or DDPai dash cam.

Mini 0906 review

Similarly, the Mini 0906 is no longer a recommended dual-camera dash cam because it only records 1080p video. But it is selling at the range of RM450 to RM550. It also lacks WiFi support.

It is outdated and certainly isn’t the best value anymore.

Vantrue N2 Pro review

Vantrue N2 Pro was previously recommended as the best interior-facing dash cam. But the SIPII SP400 is cheaper than Vantrue and features a three-channel, all-around video recording solution.

Thus, Vantrue N2 Pro is no longer recommended.


Competitions

Thinkware F800 Pro/F200 Pro/Q800 Pro Review (vs 70mai A800S)

Thinkware dash cam is one of the most widely endorsed and recommended dash cam brands. Their build quality is top notch and the video recording quality is great too. 

But Thinkware dash cams normally cost 2 to 4 times if compared to affordable dash cam brands like 70mai and DDPai. And its dual-channel dash cam can easily exceed a few thousand Ringgit Malaysia.

Viofo A129 Plus Duo Dash Cam Review (vs 70mai A500S)

Viofo A129 Plus Duo is a great dual-channel dash cam with a reasonable price. If you don’t mind using a slightly outdated image sensor of Sony IMX317 on Viofo A129, then you can consider this dash cam. 

The video recording quality is great but will be slightly poorer than dash cams that use IMX415 and IMX335.

The pros of Viofo dash cam is they continuously update their firmware to keep the dash cam up-to-date..

BLACKVUE DR900X-2CH Review (vs 70mai A800S)

BLACKVUE DR900X-2CH has a price tag of RM2,699. It is one of the most feature-packed and sophisticated 4K car cameras in the market.

You won’t notice any significant difference in video quality between BLACKVUE DR900X-2CH vs 70mai A800S.

I don’t find those added features of BLACKVUE DR900X-2CH worth spending over RM2,000 on it.

GoPro Review

If you already own a GoPro and it is way under-utilised, then GoPro is a great alternative to dash cam.

Otherwise, it is not good to use a GoPro as a dashcam, as it doesn’t turn on automatically when you start the car. It also doesn’t automatically lock the recorded footage when detected impact/collision.

Continuously running the GoPro could greatly shorten its battery life. Excessive temperatures can also cause it to malfunction. 


Dash Cam FAQ

Which dash cam brand is the best in Malaysia?

The best dash cam brand for most Malaysians are 70mai for its affordable pricing and great video recording quality. And if you prefer a dash cam with better durability, then you can choose the DDPai dash cam that uses a super capacitor.

Should you buy a dash cam?

Yes, everyone should buy a dash cam, especially in Malaysia where many drivers and riders are ruthless and irresponsible. It can safeguard your interest during a car accident and protect you from road bullies.

How do you buy a good dash cam?

For average users, we recommend getting at least 1440p dash cam, WiFi connectivity, 140 degrees field of view and good low-light video recording quality. You can read further in our u003ca href=u0022https://techrakyat.com/guides/how-to-choose-dash-cam-malaysia/u0022u003eMalaysiau003c/au003e u003ca href=u0022https://techrakyat.com/guides/how-to-choose-dash-cam-malaysia/u0022 data-type=u0022postu0022 data-id=u002219928u0022u003edash cam buying guide u003c/au003e.

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Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.
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Aaron
2 years ago

Hi! Can I install Blueskysea as rear camera instead?
Thank you in advance!

Zalikha
3 years ago

Hi Kai. Thank you for the write up. I have a question to ask. I’m a noob in tech. Do we need internet to connect to Wifi in Blueskysea B1W.? Or do Wifi in Blueskysea B1W need internet connection?

Zalikha
3 years ago
Reply to  Kai

Yay, that’s what I thought so. Thank you so much Kai for your explanation. It is much appreciated. ????????????

Jeremy Wong
3 years ago

Hi Kai. Great write up.

But regarding the F800 Pro, it has the most accurate FCWS & LDWS to all the dashcams I have ever reviewed. Another thing getting a premium Korean dashcam is for the true parking mode. China dashcams’ parking mode is not there yet but can see that the parking mode on Viofo A129 is getting closer to Korean dashcam.

I’m using the F800 Pro in my City 2014 as due to the above and FVDW (one of my favorite feature). And now the Safety Camera Alert works in Malaysia.

I remember seeing a Ferrari using a Yi dashcam. So nothing about using premium dashcam on luxury car. More on the package on the whole. You’ll be surprise to see some Perodua using Thinkware dashcams or other Korean dashcams instead of China dashcams.

Regards,
Jeremy from jwtechreviews.com

Jeremy Wong
3 years ago

Nice review 🙂

azam
3 years ago

how do you rate yi mirror dashcam? (rear is 720p only though)

Edward Lye
1 year ago
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I frequently park under the hot sun and I notice that the temperature under the dashboard is reasonably cool. If the camera has a detachable battery compartment, you could stash the Li battery there. I know enough to directly wire low current fuses to the car battery, run a cable through the bulkhead and have a car cigarette lighter socket mounted there. Then one of those car cigarette lighter USB adapters and a USB thin cable to the dash-cam. This way you {almost} never have to worry about power. The main concern then will be the memory capacity. Thanks for the hard work on this article. I appreciate it. I am currently using the 2017 Nokia 3310 with a 32GB microsd card mounted on the dashboard. I used a clip-on lens to extend the field of view but stopped because of the distortion, {Once cheap second hand smartphones flood the market, an App that can turn this into a dedicated dash-cam may one day become a reality.} With a USB cable and a power-bank or cigarette lighter adapter{this is a 30-year old car has no USB port}, it can record the entire journey from Cheras to Ayer Keroh via Federal route 1 that passes through Mantin and Tampin. I note that once it rains{it rains a lot here and many accidents happen then}, all dash-cams are useless. Would you know of any that have overcome this shortcoming by using a spinning or ultrasonic driven lens shield or maybe a rain activated compressed air raindrop dispersing blower? Some videos on Youtube feature a 360 field of view “dash”cam. Any thoughts about those?