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Thinkware Dash Cam Comparison

For over two decades in the global car surveillance scene, Thinkware has been a trusted brand due to the impressive design and quality of their dash cams. Today, Thinkware provides a range of products based on the most advanced technologies for every user’s security and convenience, including 4K dash cams, Energy-Saving Parking Surveillance and the Thinkware Cloud features.

Thinkware Dash Cam Buyer's Guide

F200 PRO - Best Budget-Friendly Full-Featured Dash Cam

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly dash cam built by Thinkware, then this is the one for you. The Thinkware F200 PRO Dual-Channel captures from the front and rear in 1080p Full HD at a wide 140Β° angle, offering Super Night Vision and Time Lapse Parking Mode for reliable surveillance both day and night. It is also equipped with a Safety Warning System to ensure your safe drive!

Free Thinkware Hardwiring Kit included with F200 PRO Dual-Channel

F200 PRO 1-CH

βœ“ Entry-level Front-only
βœ“ 1080p Full HD recording @ 30FPS
βœ“ 140Β° distortion-free, wide view angle
βœ“ Good parking mode coverage
βœ“ Safety Camera Alerts (requires GPS antenna)
βœ“ Built-in WiFi
βœ“ Free mobile app

Ideal for: if you are looking for a reliable entry-level front-only dash cam, or a budget-friendly secondary camera in a multi-camera setup.

F200 PRO 2-CH

βœ“ Entry-level Front and Rear recording
βœ“ 1080p Full HD recording @ 30FPS
βœ“ 140Β° distortion-free, wide view angle
βœ“ Good parking mode coverage
βœ“ Safety Camera Alerts (requires GPS antenna)
βœ“ Built-in WiFi
βœ“ Free mobile app

Ideal for: if you are looking for a budget-friendly entry-level dash cam for all around protection with front and rear recording.

X1000 - Super Night Vision with Ultra Low Parking Mode

What makes the X1000 stand out from the rest is its Super Night Vision 3.0, Ultra Low Power Parking Mode and QHD Lens Technology. With industry-best night time footage quality and up to 576 hours of parking mode coverage, the Thinkware X1000 guarantees satisfaction in any light condition, while keeping your car secure for an even longer duration.

X100

βœ“ 2K QHD for Front and Rear
βœ“ 156Β° distortion-free, wide view angle
βœ“ Super Night Vision 3.0
βœ“ Radar Motion Detection
Parking Mode
βœ“ Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
βœ“ Built-in WiFi, External GPS
βœ“ Thinkware Cloud-Ready

Ideal for: if you are looking for a 2K QHD Dual Channel and Cloud-ready dash cam with reliable parking mode recording.

Q1000 - 2K QHD with Dual-Band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0

Connection, Convenience, and Cinematic Coverage - experience them at their best with the Thinkware Q1000. With cutting-edge video technology, built-in Bluetooth 5.0 and the Thinkware Connected app, the Thinkware Q1000 captures the road ahead with crisp 2K QHD, and lets you stay on top of everything on the road and parked.

Free Thinkware Hardwiring Kit included with Q1000 Dual Channel

Q1000 1-CH Β 

βœ“ 2K QHD recording @ 30FPS
βœ“ 156Β° distortion-free, wide view angle
βœ“ Good parking mode coverage
βœ“ Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
βœ“ Built-in WiFi, built-in Bluetooth
βœ“ Thinkware Cloud-Ready

Ideal for: if you are looking for Cloud-ready dash cam that offers 2K QHD video recording and reliable parking mode recording.

Q1000 2-CH

βœ“ Front and Rear camera
βœ“ 2K QHD recording front and Full HD rear
βœ“ 156Β° distortion-free, wide view angle
βœ“ Good parking mode coverage
βœ“ Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
βœ“ Built-in WiFi, built-in Bluetooth
βœ“ Thinkware Cloud-Ready

Ideal for: if you are looking for Cloud-ready 2-Channel dash cam that offers 2K QHD video recording and parking mode.

U1000 - 4K UHD with Energy Saving Parking Mode

The U1000 is Thinkware's top-of-the-line 2 channel dash cam that records in pristine 4K UHD in the front camera and 2K QHD in the rear-facing camera. The video resolution can also be downgraded from 4K at 30fps down to 2K at 60fps for smoother videos and making licence plate reading a breeze. The U1000 also comes with a comprehensive driver assistance warning system to help keep drivers safe on the road and Energy Saving Parking Mode 2.0 that extends the length of your parking surveillance.

Free Thinkware Hardwiring Kit and CPL Filter included in Dual-Channel Bundle

U1000 4K UHD Dual-Channel Dash Cam

βœ“ 4K UHD Front and 2K QHD Rear
βœ“ Excellent parking mode coverage
βœ“ Built-in WiFi, built-in GPS
βœ“ H.265 HEVC video codec
βœ“ Advance Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
βœ“ Free mobile app with Thinkware Cloud

Ideal for: if you are looking for a 4K UHD dash cam system with the most comprehensive parking capabilities and Cloud features with the highest-resolution front and rear coverage available on the market.

Thinkware Accessories Buying Guide

Feeling a little overwhelmed with the selection of accessories you can pair with your Thinkware dash cam? Here are the available accessories available:

Hardwiring Options

Thinkware Hardwiring Kit

By installing your vehicle using a Hardwiring Kit, you will gain access to new vehicle features including parking mode. The hardwiring kit comes with optional Add-a-Fuse Kits and Fuse Taps.

OBD Cable

The OBD Cable is a great option for those looking for a simpler alternative to the traditional hardwire method - it connects the dash cam to the vehicle battery via the vehicle's OBD port.

External Battery Pack

A dash cam battery pack is a highly recommended power supply for those who value parking-mode recording and want the greatest protection for their vehicles.

Other Optional Add-Ons

Thinkware CPL Filter

Eliminate these issues caused from moments of extreme brightness by easily installing Thinkware’s Circular Polarizing (CPL) Filter.

Compatible with all Thinkware dash cams.

*CPL Filter is included in the Thinkware U1000 Dual Channel bundle.

Thinkware GPS

Required if you want to unlock the Safety Camera Alerts on your Thinkware dash cam and/or add speed stamps and location data on your footage clips.

Compatible with Thinkware F200 Pro and X1000.

*U1000, Q1000 and Q800PRO already have built-in GPS.

Thinkware U1000 RADAR Module

The Thinkware RADAR is an optional radar motion detection module designed to enhance the dash cam’s Energy Saving Parking Mode 2.0 with ultra-high frequency radar motion detection and buffered recording.

Compatible with the Thinkware U1000, Q1000 and X1000..