2018 BlackVue Buyer’s Guide

BlackVue's top-of-the-line quality, ever-increasing technological advances, and growing popularity in the dash cam community make it a top manufacturer at The Dashcam Store. Whether you're researching the BlackVue brand for the first time, you're looking to upgrade your current in-car security system to a BlackVue, or you're comparing and contrasting BlackVue models to decide which one is the best option for your specific driving needs, you've come to the right place.

This comprehensive buyer's guide will go over the details of the current, new, and soon to be released BlackVue dash cams and dash cam accessories. We'll cover the history of the BlackVue brand, list the specs and features of all BlackVue dash cams, discuss the specific features and applications of each model one by one, and go over all OEM BlackVue accessories and non-OEM accessories that we recommend for BlackVue dash cam owners.

Our goal is to help you find all the BlackVue information you need to help you see if BlackVue is the best dash cam brand for you, and if so, which model is the best one for your car, truck or fleet. If you're researching dashcams for your business/fleet vehicles, please also see our fleet dashcam buyer's guide.

History of The BlackVue Brand

A pioneer in mobile imaging since 2007, BlackVue's parent company Pittasoft has been the industry leader when it comes to new product development and advancements in the dash cam market. Based in South Korea (home to world-renowned technology firms such as Samsung and LG), BlackVue stands above the typical line of dashcams. Beginning years ago with the BlackVue DR300 dashcam, Pittasoft has continually improved both the feature set, quality, and reliability of their systems (for example: extending operating temperature ranges and product lifespans through the use of temperature-tolerant super capacitors instead of lithium batteries).

We've seen an evolution through the years from the BlackVue DR300, to the DR350, DR400G-HD, DR500GW, DR550GW-2CH, DR600GW-HD, DR650GW-1/2CH, and DR650S-1/2CH. We feel the latest BlackVue models, such as the DR590-1/2CH and DR750S-1/2CH, are some of the best dash cams available on the market today. There are a wide range of models to choose from depending on your budget and your specific application.

BlackVue Model Comparison Chart

# Channels (Lenses) Model Name Resolution & Frame Rate Screen WiFi GPS Cloud Capable Common Use
1 DR750S-1CH 1080p 60fps No Yes Yes Yes High Quality & High Tech Front-Only Recording, WiFi, GPS, Cloud-Capable
2 DR750S-2CH 1080p 60fps,
1080p 30fps
No Yes Yes Yes High Quality & High Tech Front and Rear Recording, WiFi, GPS, Cloud-Capable
2 DR650S-2CH-IR 1080p 60fps,
1080p 30fps
No Yes Yes Yes High Quality & High Tech Front and Rear Recording, WiFi, GPS, Cloud-Capable
2 DR650S-2CH-TRUCK 1080p 30fps,
720p 30fps
No Yes Yes Yes Front and Rear (Commercial Vehicles, Bus, Van, RV, etc) Waterproof External Rear Cam
1 DR590W-1CH 1080p 60fps No Yes Optional No Mid-Range Front-Only or as Secondary Camera in a Multi-Camera Setup, with Local WiFi
2 DR590W-2CH 1080p 30fps,
1080p 30fps
No Yes Optional No Mid-Range Front and Rear Recording, with Local WiFi
1 DR590-1CH 1080p 60fps No No Optional No Low Cost Front-Only or as Secondary Camera in a Multi-Camera Setup
2 DR590-2CH 1080p 30fps,
1080p 30fps
No No Optional No Low Cost Front and Rear Recording
2 DR490L-2CH 1080p 30fps,
1080p 30fps
Yes No Optional No Front and Rear Recording, with 3.5" Touchscreen

Standard BlackVue Features

Before we review the tech specs of each BlackVue dash cam one by one, here are all the features that come standard in every BlackVue dash cam.

Automatic recording.
There is no need to remember to press "on" or "record". Just turn your car on, and you're good to go!

Records both video and audio.
Audio recording can easily be turned off if you choose.

Loop-recording.
This means that video files are continuously written and overwritten on the memory card, starting with the oldest files first. With loop-recording, you'll never run out of space on your memory card and you'll be able to access your most recent video files easily.

Memory card.
All BlackVue dash cams come with your choice of a BlackVue 16, 32, 64, or 128gb industrial-grade Class 10 microSD memory card. For best performance, reliability, and warranty coverage, we strongly recommend only using BlackVue memory cards in BlackVue dash cams.

Built-in G-sensor.
This G-sensor will detect a wide range of impacts; from a nudge to a collision.

Voice alerts/guidance.
Audio notifications (for example: "starting normal recording") confirm proper operation and keep you updated without distracting you while you drive. These voice alerts can be turned off if you choose.

No lithium batteries.
Every BlackVue dash cam uses heat, cold, and vibration-tolerant super-capacitators to improve the dash cam's lifespan and reliability.

Free software for playback on both PC and Mac.
BlackVue provides free software for watching and/or exporting recorded videos and viewing GPS log data.

No proprietary file formats.
Video files stored on the memory card can easily be played back with common software players like Windows Media Player or VLC.

Parking mode monitoring.
When connected to a power source such as your car battery (via the Power Magic Pro) or the B-112 battery pack, your BlackVue dash cam can keep a watch over your vehicle 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When your vehicle is stationary, the dash cam will automatically enter parking mode, where only movement in front of the lens or an impact to the vehicle of any kind will be recorded to the memory card. No more wondering who was so kind as to leave you that nice dent in your door while you were away from your car.

Free lifetime firmware updates.
Constant updates are released to improve performance and address any potential issues.

1 year manufacturer warranty.
The Dashcam Store™ offers sales, service and support of your equipment in Austin, Texas. Extended warranties are available.

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Don't take a risk with an unknown vendor when spending your hard-earned money; with us you know you'll be getting what you paid for, and that we'll be your point of contact for any support or warranty issues that may arise during setup or use. We're located in sunny Austin, Texas, and all of our sales, order fulfillment, and support takes place right here in the heart of the USA.

BlackVue Dashcams

With so many models to choose from, it may seem overwhelming to figure out which BlackVue dash cam model is the best option for you. BlackVue has a dash cam solution for just about every application, from teen driver to commercial big-rig truck operator and everything in between. Let's discuss the currently available 2018 BlackVue models, breaking down the features and specifications for each model so you can decide which BlackVue dashboard camera is the best fit for your driving needs.

DR750S-1CH

If you’re looking for the latest high-quality WiFi capable, forward-facing dash cam, the DR750S-1CH is the one for you. This new one channel model boasts the same specs as the DR750S-2CH dash cam, like Sony STARVIS™ image sensors, 60FPS, and more.

BlackVue DR750S-1CH Dash Cam | Featuring Full HD 1080p 60fps Video, GPS, WiFi & Cloud Functionality
It’s a total upgrade from the tried and true DR650S-1CH.

The DR750S-1CH, launched in September 2017, is the next generation of high-quality cloud-capable dash cams by BlackVue. This model is an upgrade from the customer-favorite DR650S-1CH, which was released in Fall 2016. What does the 750S have that the 650S doesn’t? Take advantage of event file overwrite protection, adaptive format-free file management, scheduled reboots, a faster processor, improved video encoding, higher heat tolerance, and more. Check out our complete list of 15 improvements that the DR750S has over the DR650S here.

Full HD 1080p Sony STARVIS™ Image Sensor.

The DR750S-1CH is the first BlackVue dashcam to have Sony STARVIS imaging sensors in the front cameras. STARVIS sensors are the new benchmark in mobile video clarity, especially in low light driving conditions. The extra clarity provided by the STARVIS sensors ensures that your DR750S-1CH dash cam will capture critical details whether you are driving to work or letting the 750S monitor your vehicle while parked.

60FPS from the front camera.

The camera lens of the DR750S-1CH has a new "Sport Mode" where the framerate is set to 60 frames per second, keeping all details sharp even in moments of fast action. What’s the advantage of 60fps for dash cam footage? Motion blur is significantly reduced compared to the industry standard 30fps. That means your BlackVue can better capture important details of an event, such as license plate numbers.

With double the frames per second comes twice as much information, which means double the file size. It is likely there will be an increase in the time necessary to transfer video files over WiFi when your DR7501-2CH is recording in 60FPS. However, remote Live View using BlackVue Over-the-Cloud is not affected by the new image quality and framerate settings.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 1
Camera Coverage Front Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Specifications 1080p @ 60fps with 139° viewing angle
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi Local Wifi & Cloud Capable (Learn more about BlackVue Over the Cloud here)
GPS Built-In
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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BlackVue DR750S-2CH Dashcam Installed in 2014 Ford F-150 Raptor Truck

Customer Reviews

"With luck I'll never have to use the video's created by this dashcam but just knowing they are available in case of an accident is reassuring. The video's are amazingly clear and it's fun to see at home where I've been during he day just by moving the microSD card from the camera to my laptop.”

- Richard B.
"The video quality is fantastic, and the GPS logging and speed are also great."

- Michael E.

DR750S-2CH

If you’re looking for the latest high-quality WiFi capable, two channel dashcam, the DR750S-2CH is the one for you. This new model boasts Sony STARVIS™ image sensors in both front and rear lenses, 60FPS from the front camera, and more.

DR750S-2CH BlackVue Dual-Lens Dual 1080p Dash cam | Front and Rear Recording
It’s a total upgrade from the tried and true DR650S-2CH.

The DR750S-2CH, launched in September 2017, is the next generation of high-quality cloud-capable dash cams by BlackVue. This model is an upgrade from the customer-favorite DR650S-2CH, which was released in Fall 2016. What does the 750S have that the 650S doesn’t? Take advantage of event file overwrite protection, adaptive format-free file management, scheduled reboots, a faster processer, improved video encoding, higher heat tolerance, and more. Check out our complete list of 15 improvements that the DR750S has over the DR650S here.

Full HD 1080p Sony STARVIS™ sensors in both front and rear cameras.

The DR750S-2CH is the first BlackVue dashcam to have Sony STARVIS imaging sensors in both the front and rear cameras. STARVIS sensors are the new benchmark in mobile video clarity, especially in low light driving conditions. The extra clarity provided by the STARVIS sensors ensures that your DR750S-2CH dash cam will capture critical details whether you are driving to work or letting the 750S monitor your vehicle while parked.

60FPS from the front camera.

The front camera lens of the DR750S-2CH has a new "Sport Mode" where the framerate is set to 60 frames per second, keeping all details sharp even in moments of fast action. What’s the advantage of 60fps for dash cam footage? Motion blur is significantly reduced compared to the industry standard 30fps. That means your BlackVue can better capture important details of an event, such as license plate numbers.

With double the frames per second comes twice as much information, which means double the file size. It is likely there will be an increase in the time necessary to transfer video files over WiFi when your DR750S-2CH is recording in 60FPS. However, remote Live View using BlackVue Over-the-Cloud is not affected by the image quality and framerate settings.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 2
Camera Coverage Front and Rear Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Specifications 1080p @ 60fps with 139° viewing angle
Rear Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with 139° viewing angle
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi Local Wifi & Cloud Capable (Learn more about BlackVue Over the Cloud here)
GPS Built-In
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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BlackVue DR750S-2CH Dashcam Installed in 2014 Ford F-150 Raptor Truck

Customer Reviews

“The clarity on the new Blackvue DR750S-2CH Dual-Lens is incredible.”

- David S.
“This is my 3rd dash cam and it is the best yet. Easy to install and works great.”

- Michael E.
“The new Sony STARVIS sensor does a great job in dark.”

- Bob W.

DR650S-2CH-IR

If you’re a fleet manager, taxi driver, or rideshare driver who wants to record both outside and inside your vehicle, even at night, the DR650S-2CH-IR is your best option.

BlackVue DR650S-2CH-IR front + inside recording dashcam
The IR (Infrared) Lens is Perfect for Rideshare Drivers, Taxi Drivers, Fleet Managers, and Parents.

The DR650S-2CH-IR is the best solution for taxi drivers, rideshare drivers (Lyft, Uber, Wingz, etc.), parents, and fleet managers. Why? Because this dual-lens dash cam includes one lens that faces out the front windshield and one lens that faces inside your vehicle to record the driver. The lens that faces inside the vehicle is infrared (IR), so even if you’re driving at night or in low light the camera lens will still be able to capture everything. Parents can check in on what’s happening inside the car of their new teen driver, Fleet Managers can confirm their fleet of truck drivers aren’t driving distracted, and taxi drivers and rideshare drivers can record each ride in case of an incident or dispute.

It’s Cloud Capable.

Just like the rest of the dashcams in the BlackVue 650S Series, this two-channel IR dashcam is compatible with BlackVue Over-the-Cloud.

Watch live video (including real-time speed and location), download videos, or make configuration changes on your smart phone via the BlackVue app or on your desktop. All you’ll need is a mobile hotspot device from your phone carrier (Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, etc.) or a built-in WiFi hotspot signal in your vehicle such as GM’s OnStar 4G-LTE.

See Live Video from Both Lenses with Parking Mode.

If you depend on your car for your full-time job or for your side-hustle, you’ll want to protect your livelihood 24/7. The DR650S-2CH-IR includes a parking mode, which will constantly “watch” our vehicle from both the front lens and the interior lens and save video to its memory card if it detects an impact with the built-in G-sensors or senses motion. You’ll need to connect your DR650S-2CH to a constant power source in order to use the parking mode feature. A Power Magic Pro is an easy way to do that without draining your battery.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 2
Camera Coverage Front and Interior Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with a 129° viewing angle
Interior (IR) Camera Specifications 720 @ 30fps with a 129° viewing angle
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi Local Wifi & Cloud Capable (Learn more about BlackVue Over the Cloud here)
GPS Built-In
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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BlackVue DR650S-2CH-IR dash cam installed in Nissan GTR GT-R

Customer Reviews

Looks nice. Works great. Infrared is way cool inside the car. The only sort-of complaint is that the infrared doesn't work outside of the car in parking mode at night so you can't see who is screwing with the car.

- Cheri C.
Great product. It does everything as I expected. My lense cover ring broke and I commented that my coaxial cord was way too long for what I needed. The Dashcam Store called me personally to tell me they were rushing me out a new lense cover and shorter coaxial cable. Great company and product.

- Frank I.
After using Blackvue models in my other vehicles, I am sure that this one will work great as well. Because of my past experiences with them, I could not go with a lesser brand.

- Mark F.

DR650S-2CH-TRUCK

If you’re looking for a front and rear dash cam with the tech specs that the BlackVue 650S Series offers but you need to mount the rear camera on the outside of your vehicle, the DR650S-2CH-TRUCK is the best option for you.

BlackVue DR650S-2CH-Truck Hero Image
It’s the Best Dual-Lens Dashcam Solution for Box Trucks and RVs.

The feature that makes the DR650S-2CH-TRUCK the best two-channel dashcam specifically for trucks is that the rear dashcam is mounted on the outside of the vehicle. This waterproof camera is the best option for box trucks and RVs that can’t mount or install a rear dashcam inside their rear windshield.

This two-channel dash cam solution will simultaneously capture video from two lenses, most commonly out the front windshield and out the back windshield, and will record the footage onto one memory card. There are plenty of installation options to give you the level of security and protection that you need! We have customers who have installed two DR650S-2CH-TRUCK systems in one truck in order to have front, rear, left side, and right side coverage.

Its Cloud Capabilities Makes it a Great Option for Fleet Managers.

Like all BlackVue dash cams in the 650S Series, the DR650S-2CH-TRUCK includes BlackVue-Over-the-Cloud. To start checking in with your vehicle from your smart phone via the BlackVue app or on your desktop, use a mobile hotspot device from a phone carrier or a built-in WiFi hotspot signal in your vehicle. Then you’ll be able to watch live video footage (including real-time speed and location), download videos, and make configuration changes!

See Live Video from Both Lenses with Parking Mode.

If you rely on your truck for your livelihood, you want to protect your investment 24/7, right? Like the DR650S-2CH, this two-channel truck dash cam includes a parking mode. Parking mode will constantly “watch” from both the front lens and the rear lens and save video files if it senses an impact with the built-in G-sensors or detects motion while your vehicle is parked. All you’ll need is a constant source of power, such as with the help of a Power Magic Pro.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 2
Camera Coverage Front and Exterior Rear Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Video Specification 1080p @ 30fps with a 129° viewing angle
Rear Camera Video Specification 720p @ 30fps with a 129° viewing angle
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi Local Wifi & Cloud Capable (Learn more about BlackVue Over the Cloud here)
GPS Built-In
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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BlackVue DR650S-2CH-Truck dash cam installed in Ford F-350 work truck

Customer Reviews

“I use this in a commercial truck and having access to the videos without pulling the SD card is amazing.”

- Douglas W.

DR590W-1CH

If you’re a looking for mid-range, WiFi enabled, discreet forward-facing dashcam, the DR590W-1CH is for you. The new one channel DR590W-1CH dashboard camera features Full HD 1080p resolution, a Sony STARVIS image sensor, 60 frames per second recording, and more.

DR590W-1CH BlackVue Single-Lens Dash cam with local WiFi
Good All-Around One-Channel Setup.

The DR590W-1CH is a mid-range dash cam for drivers who want protection from front-facing audio and video recording. This single-channel dash cam system will capture video from one camera lens, most commonly mounted on the front windshield, and will save the footage onto the removeable memory card.

High-Quality Single Lens and a Good Feature Set.

The DR590W-1CH comes in as affordable front dashcam option from BlackVue. This single channel solution is a good option for someone concerned about quality construction from a dependable brand name, but doesn’t need a dashcam solution with the latest and greatest features and specs. We want to be clear that the friendly price point of the DR590W-1CH doesn’t mean low quality, but it does mean that it has some basic specs compared to some of the other BlackVue models you’ll see in this guide. At the end of the day, the DR590W-1CH can still record in 1080p @ 60fps, which is double the framerate of most other 1080p dashcams.

The DR590W-1CH does not include cloud capabilities, however, you can still use the BlackVue smartphone app to connect directly over WiFi, for video downloads and camera settings management. Although GPS position and speed logging are not included by default in the DR590W-1CH, this data can be captured by plugging in an optional BlackVue external GPS antenna.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 1
Camera Coverage Front Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Specifications 1080p @ 60fps with a 139° viewing angle
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi Local Wifi
GPS Optional with External Antenna
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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DR590W-2CH

If you’re a first-time dash cam owner looking for an affordable, discreet front and rear-facing model, the DR590W-2CH may be for you. This new dashboard camera features Full HD 1080p resolution from both lenses, Sony STARVIS image sensors, and more.

DR590W-2CH BlackVue Dual-Lens Dual 1080p Dash cam with WiFi
Good All-Around Two-Channel Setup.

The DR590W-2CH is an mid-range dash cam for drivers who want all around protection with both front and rear recording. This two-channel dash cam system will simultaneously capture video from two dashcam lenses, most commonly mounted on the front windshield and on the back windshield, and will record the footage onto one memory card.

High-Quality Dual Lens and a Good Feature Set.

The DR590W-2CH comes in as an affordable front and rear dashcam option from BlackVue. This two-channel solution is a good option for someone concerned about quality construction from a dependable brand name, but doesn’t need a two-channel solution with the latest and greatest features and specs. We want to be clear that the affordability of the DR590W-2CH doesn’t necessarily mean low quality, but it does mean that it has some basic specs compared to some of the other BlackVue models you’ll see in this guide. At the end of the day, the DR590W-2CH records in 1080p 30fps from both lenses, and offers the ability to connect directly to the camera over WiFi, using your smartphone and the free BlackVue app.

The DR590W-2CH does not include cloud capabilities, but it does offer the local direct-WiFi connection. Although GPS position and speed logging are not included by default in the DR590W-2CH, this data can be collected by plugging in an optional BlackVue external GPS antenna.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 2
Camera Coverage Front and Rear Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with a 139° viewing angle
Rear Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with a 139° viewing angle
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi Local Wifi
GPS Optional with External Antenna
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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DR590-1CH

If you’re a first-time dash cam owner looking for an affordable, discreet forward facing option, the DR590-1CH may be for you. This new one channel version of the DR590-2CH dashboard camera features Full HD 1080p resolution, Sony STARVIS image sensors, and more.

DR590-1CH BlackVue Single-Lens 1080p 60fps Dash cam | Front-facing Camera
Good Introduction to a One-Channel Setup.

The DR590-1CH is an entry-level dash cam for drivers who want all the protection of a front-facing dashcam. This model is nearly identical to the DR590W-1CH, except the DR590-1CH does not offer WiFi connectivity. So, if you're comfortable removing the memory card when you need to retrieve a video file, save some money and opt for the reliable and simple DR590-1CH.

High-Quality Single Lens at an Affordable Price.

The DR590-1CH comes in as the most affordable front dashcam option from BlackVue. This one-channel solution is a good option for someone concerned about quality construction from a dependable brand name, but doesn’t need a solution with the latest and greatest features and specs. We want to be clear that the affordability of the DR590-1CH doesn’t necessarily mean low quality, but it does mean that it has some basic specs compared to some of the other BlackVue models you’ll see in this guide. At the end of the day, the DR590-1CH still records in 1080p at 60fps.

The DR590-1CH does not include WiFi or cloud capabilities. Although GPS position and speed logging are not included by default in the DR590-1CH, this data can be recorded by plugging in an optional BlackVue external GPS antenna.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 1
Camera Coverage Front and Rear Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with a 139° viewing angle
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi No
GPS Optional with External Antenna
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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Customer Reviews

“I am a huge fan of the blackvue DR-590! it sits right behind the rearview mirror so it is out of site. The camera announces the when it starts and stop recording. The video quality is really good. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the market for a budget camera.”

- Josh M.
“The DR590-1ch provides good quality day and nighttime footage, as well as a wide angle view. I like how the camera states that recording has started right after you have turned on your car, and it has also told me when I needed to check out the SD card because it had been inserted incorrectly.”

- Yunuen C.

DR590-2CH

If you’re a first-time dash cam owner looking for an affordable, discreet forward and rear-facing model, the DR590-2CH is for you. This new model features Full HD 1080p resolution from both lenses, Sony STARVIS image sensors, and more.

DR590-2CH BlackVue Dual-Lens Dual 1080p Dash cam | Front and Rear Camera
Good Introduction to a Two-Channel Setup.

The DR590-2CH is an entry-level dash cam for drivers who want all around protection with both front and rear recording. This two-channel dash cam system will simultaneously capture video from two dashcam lenses, most commonly mounted on the front windshield and on the back windshield, and will record the footage onto one memory card. The DR590-2CH is nearly identical to the DR590W-2CH, except the DR590-2CH does not have the direct WiFi interface.

High-Quality Dual Lens at an Affordable Price.

The DR590-2CH comes in as the most affordable front and rear dashcam option from BlackVue. This two-channel solution is a good option for someone concerned about quality construction from a dependable brand name, but doesn’t need a two-channel solution with the latest and greatest features and specs. We want to be clear that the affordability of the DR590-2CH doesn’t necessarily mean low quality, but it does mean that it has some basic specs compared to some of the other BlackVue models you’ll see in this guide. At the end of the day, the DR590-2CH records in 1080p 30fps from both lenses.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 2
Camera Coverage Front and Rear Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with a 139° viewing angle
Rear Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with a 139° viewing angle
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi No
GPS Optional with External Antenna
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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BlackVue DR590-2CH dash cam installed in Toyota Tacoma

Customer Reviews

“Worth every penny for the peace of mind. Yet again another great product sold by the Dashcam store. This is my 2nd order from them with another top quality product.”

- Mike L.

DR490L-2CH

If you’re looking for a dual-lens car blackbox that records in 1080p with both the front and rear lenses and just so happens to have a touchscreen, look no further than the new DR490L-2CH.

DR490L-2CH hero image
Dual-Channel with a Touchscreen.

This two-channel BlackVue dash cam will simultaneously capture video from two lenses, most commonly mounted to face out the front and back windshields, and will record the video footage onto one micro SD memory card.

Do you want a dual-lens dash cam with a touch display screen? The DR490L-2CH, released in April 2017, provides just that! This two-channel dash cam setup includes a 3.5” built-in touchscreen display so you can easily play back video and adjust your settings directly from your front dash cam. That means you don't need to plug the dash cam's memory card into your computer.

Quality Construction at a Fair Price.

Although the DR490L-2CH records in 1080p, we want to mention that this two-channel dashcam does not include WiFi or cloud capabilities like the BlackVue 650S series dashcams. If you’re not concerned about these features, then don’t pay for them!

High-Quality 1080p Resolution for Both Front and Rear.

If dual 1080p recording is a make or break factor in your two-channel dashcam, the DR490L-2CH is the best BlackVue dash cam setup for you! The DR490L-2CH was the first BlackVue dash cam solution to record in 1080p from both the front and rear lens, setting the bar for subsequent models like the 750S and the 590.

The recording quality of the DR490L-2CH is on par with more feature-packed BlackVue dashcams, like the DR750S-2CH or the DR650S-2CH. Both lenses of the DR490L-2CH record in stunning Full HD 1080p and 30fps, which will easily capture details like road signs and license plate numbers.

Technical Specifications

# Channels (Lenses) 2
Camera Coverage Front and Rear Facing (View Coverage Diagram)
Front Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with a 130° viewing angle
Rear Camera Specifications 1080p @ 30fps with a 139° viewing angle
Touchscreen Yes
Audio Recording Yes
Low Light Yes
WiFi No
GPS Optional with External Antenna
Memory Card Options 16, 32, 64, 128gb

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Customer Reviews

“Best Camera Ever. It was worth every penny, guy tried to claim it was my fault till he viewed the video. Thank you.”

- Teddy B.
"I got the new DR490L-2CH and love it so far. I highly recommend it and the Dashcam Store. Record quality is great! The added feature that it will go into low power mode for parking mode recording and cut off automatically if the attery gets too low is nice."

- Phillip W.
"The Blackvue product so far has worked great, excellent video resolution front and back. The video detail is just great at super 1080p, plates can be read easily."

- N S.

BlackVue Accessories

BlackVue doesn’t just provide some of the world's best dash cams, they also manufacture a complete set of matching dash cam accessories.

BlackVue Power Magic Pro

BlackVue Power Magic Pro
All BlackVue dash cams will come with a power cord that plugs into the cigarette lighter power outlet in your car. That is all you need to power up and start using your dash cam! However, if you want to have a "hidden" installation where all the dash cam cords and wires are tucked out of sight, then you should consider adding a Power Magic Pro to your cart.

The Power Magic Pro is a small control box that ties in safely and easily with your car's electrical system. This discreet power accessory is out of view underneath the dashboard and provides a new dedicated outlet for you to plug in the dash cam. The Power Magic Pro enables the parking mode feature where the dash cam keeps watch over your parked car. While in parking mode, the dash cam draws a very tiny amount of power from the car’s battery. With a Power Magic Pro, you don't need to worry about coming back to find your car unable to start due to a dead battery. This smart battery discharge prevention module is constantly monitoring the car battery and will turn off the dash cam should the battery level fall below the specific threshold that you set.

Power Magic Pro Highlights

  • Easily integrates your BlackVue dash cam with the vehicle's electrical system
  • Enables your dash cam to stay running while car is parked and engine off ("parking mode")
  • Includes built-in toggle switch to turn camera off if parking mode is not needed (such as vehicle at home in garage)
  • Protects your car battery from draining too low with built-in adjustable low-voltage cutoff limits

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Customer Reviews

“Recently purchased and permanently installed the DR650S camera […] the car was broken into 5 days after installation. The "parking" feature of the camera captured the thieves walking in front of the car before they smashed the window out. The picture is clear enough to easily identify the thieves! Great Job!”

- Teddy B.
"This compact module is unobtrusive in my glove compartment and apparently does a great job, as I have noticed no battery drain from the BlackVue in park mode."

- Carrell G.

BlackVue B-112 Battery Pack

BlackVue B-112 Battery Pack
If you want your BlackVue to record video through the parking mode feature but you would rather not connect a power accessory to your car battery, the B-112 may be a better option. The B-112 is a standalone battery pack that keep your dash cam running for up to 12 hours. As long as you drive your car for about 1 hour per day, the B-112 will always have a full charge of reserved battery when your car is parked.

While the B-112 is somewhat limited compared to the Power Magic Pro (using your car's battery, the Power Magic Pro can power the dash cam for days on end without affecting a healthy car battery, versus a maximum of about 12 hours for the B-112), it is still a nice plug-and-play solution for those weary of connecting devices to their vehicle's electrical system. Installation is easy (just plug the B-112 in to your cigarette lighter power outlet, and then your dash cam in to the B-112 power outlet), and you're all set.

B-112 Battery Pack Highlights

  • Quickly and easily adds a separate battery pack to your car to power your dash cam while your car is in park
  • Charges from cigarette lighter while you drive
  • Supplies up to 12hrs of power to the dash cam, reaches full charge in about one hour
  • Can supply power to other devices via USB power outlets
  • Does not use car battery while in park

Customer Reviews

"If you have a dashcam with park mode, you must buy this product. It's very useful."

- Ismail
"Easy Set up, everything worked as promised, and outstanding service from The Dashcam Store, was originally going to buy product from another source, but for the same price, I decided to buy from a USA company, no regret."

- David N.

BlackVue Tamper-Proof Covers

BlackVue Tamper-Proof Cover
Prevent unauthorized access to your memory card and prevent anyone from unplugging your BlackVue DR550, DR650, and DR750 series dash cam.

This BlackVue original accessory fits securely on top of any DR550, DR650, or DR750 1 or 2-channel (front) dash cam, and is designed to physically block access to the microSD memory card slot, power cable, and coaxial cable (in the case of 2-channel BlackVue models). This will prevent anyone other than the vehicle owner or fleet manager from gaining access to the video files saved on the memory card and will prevent anyone from disabling the front or rear cameras by unplugging the cable. Furthermore, BlackVue's tamper-proof case prevents the camera from being rotated away from the forward direction so your in-car video camera lens is always recording your drives.

Tamper-Proof Cover Highlights

  • Slips over any DR550, DR650S, or DR750S 1 or 2-channel (front) dash cam
  • Blocks access to memory card, power cable, and coaxial video cable (on 2CH models)
  • Two versions available, depending on angle of your vehicle's windshield
  • Not compatible with DR430, 450, 470, or 590 models

Customer Reviews

"When allowing others to drive the vehicle and when having it serviced, this is the perfect add-on. Fits perfectly and can be secured with the key provided in the package. Also looks OEM installed once attached."

- Herbie M.
"This device keeps your camera securely attached to your window."

- Steve F.

BlackVue Memory Cards

BlackVue memory card
A BlackVue OEM (Original Equipment) microSD memory card is included with each BlackVue dash cam purchase. While the memory card is removeable and the card slot will accept other brands of memory cards, we strongly suggest the use of only BlackVue memory cards in BlackVue dash cams. The BlackVue OEM memory cards are industrial-grade and are designed to withstand the extreme high and low temperatures of being inside of hot and cold vehicles day in and day out, and they are also designed to cope with the constant read/write cycles of a high-quality dash cam.

Memory Cards Highlights

  • Industrial-grade: a cut above consumer-grade brands like SanDisk or Samsung
  • Class 10 speed rated
  • Includes case and free microSD to SD adapter
  • 6-month warranty

Customer Reviews

"I have a 16GB memory that came with the purchase of my DR650GW-1CH camera. Over a year of using the camera I am happy with my purchase but the 16GB memory card certainly not enough to hold the footage so I purchased this 64GB memory. This card hold 4 days of my footage and I'm very satisfy."

- Marco Y.
"Excellent installation instructions. Very good support in solving an ordering mistake I made."

- Frank C.

Other Accessories Compatible with BlackVue Dashcams

The following accessories are compatible with BlackVue dash cams and were designed, for example, to enhance the quality of your daytime dash cam video recordings or to make dash cam installation process easier. Please note that the polarizing filters and mounting solutions listed below are not original equipment manufactured by the BlackVue brand. With that said, The Dashcam Store has quality tested each of these BlackVue-compatible accessories.

Polarizing Filters for BlackVue Dashcams

CPL Filter for BlackVue Dashcam
Using a polarizing filter with your BlackVue dash cam during your day drives yields the highest possible video quality. These slip on top of your in-car camera’s lens and maximizes your dash cam's image sensor by reducing glare and reflections on the windshield. Polarizing filters can increase color depth and quality, making your videos look richer.

These filters work their best when lighting conditions are at their worst. For example, these polarizing filters make a huge difference in image clarity when the sun is high overhead and causes reflections of your dashboard on the inside of your windshield and cuts down on solar flares and sun bursts when facing directly into the sun.

Polarizing filters are available for the front and rear dash cam lenses of the BlackVue DR750S, DR650S, DR590, and DR400 series dashcams.

Polarizing Filters Highlights

  • Quick slip-on fit, stays snugly in place once installed
  • Pre-calibrated, no need for adjustments
  • Reduce glare and enhance colors
  • Designed by Moovika and imported from France

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Customer Reviews

"The reflection of my dash onto the windshield is gone thanks to this polarizing filter. It was easy to install and works as advertised. Thanks TDCS!"

Shane K.
"This filter is great. It slips right on, is unnoticeable once installed and cuts a nice amount of glare."

– Joshua W.
"The filter has greatly improved cutting down reflections off of my dash."

– John T.

IR Camera Offset Mounting Bracket

IR Camera Offset Mounting Bracket
When The Dashcam Store team saw an opportunity to improve the viewing angle of the BlackVue interior-facing dashcam, they designed a custom mounting solution. After multiple prototypes and rounds of testing, we released the Offset Bracket for the BlackVue DR750S-2CH-IR dash cam system.

This offset bracket improves the view inside your car by increasing the distance between the inside-facing camera lens and the windshield, which results in more video footage of inside your vehicle instead of your headliner. The top of the offset bracket has an angled surface, which makes it adaptable to numerous angles of windshields and endless mounting locations.

Each bracket comes with a pre-installed adhesive pad that is designed to affix the bracket to your windshield. Use the adhesive pad that is included with your BlackVue DR750S-2CH-IR and attach it to the top of the mounting bracket to stick the IR camera mount to the offset bracket.

The Offset mounting bracket for BlackVue infrared interior lenses is patent pending.

Offset Mounting Bracket Highlights

  • Custom designed by The Dashcam Store in Austin, Texas
  • Offset Height: 1.75"
  • Available in Black or Clear
  • Material: sturdy UV-resistant ABS (black) or Acrylic (clear)
  • Patent Pending

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Customer Reviews

"I did not want to pay for a install. This mount did what I needed."

- Robert O.

Custom Metal Mounting Brackets

Custom Dashcam Mounting Brackets by The Dashcam Store
The custom mounting brackets by The Dashcam Store are designed to slip over the top of your plastic interior body panels, such as your A-pillar or B-pillar, or to the edge of your headliner. This increases the mounting options for your secondary dash cam inside your vehicle, especially if your car or truck’s rear windshield rolls down. Each folded stainless-steel bracket features two formed lances (or “teeth”) to secure the mounting bracket in place over your interior panel or headliner.

Custom mounting brackets designed by The Dashcam Store are compatible with interior-facing dash cam lenses like the BlackVue DR650S-2CH-IR as well as secondary lenses for rear recording like the BlackVue DR750S-2CH or DR590-2CH.

Custom Mounting Bracket Highlights

  • Custom designed by The Dashcam Store™ in Austin, Texas
  • Mounting Surface Diameter: 1.50"
  • Material: Stainless Steel (painted)
  • Made in the USA
  • Patent Pending

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BlendMount Brackets for BlackVue Dashcams

BlendMount BlackVue Dashcam Mirror Stem Mount | Made in the USA
BlendMount brackets are perfect if you do not wish to use the standard adhesive-based mount that comes with your BlackVue 400 series, 500 series, 650GW/S series or DR750S series dashcam. Instead of using the adhesive mounting pad to attach the front camera to your front windshield directly, the BlendMounts attach securely to your rear-view mirror stem. With a BlendMount, your BlackVue dashcam will tuck nicely in with your rear view mirror, and nothing will touch your front windshield glass.

BlendMount Bracket Highlights

  • Standard version and Specialty version available
  • Custom designed by J28 Designs™ in California
  • Material: Billet Aircraft Aluminum (anodized)
  • Made in the USA
  • Patented

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