Kenwood DRV-A601W dash cam review

The Kenwood DRV-A601W is a well-featured 4K dash cam - but you pay a premium for it

Kenwood DRV-A601W review
(Image: © Amy Davies/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A well-performing dash cam which has a lot of appealing features. Being able to capture 4K video is a great option for maximum detail, but it’s the ability to plug in an additional rear-view camera which might be the most enticing thing to many. Easy to set up and use, there’s just one niggle in the fact that the camera can fall off from the mount if you’re not careful. There’s also the fact that this camera is quite expensive, and might therefore be overkill for anybody who would be satisfied with a simpler setup.


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    4K video recording

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    Can add optional rear camera

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    Integrated screen


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    High price

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    Can easily fall off

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These days, dash cams are extremely popular. They’re both useful for capturing the action as you make your way through somewhere particularly scenic or memorable, as well as providing peace of mind should you need anything for an insurance claim or similar. 

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Amy Davies

Amy Davies has been writing about photography since 2009, and used to be a colleague on Digital Camera magazine and She now works as a freelance journalist writing for nclude Amateur Photographer, Stuff, Wired, T3, Digital Photographer, Digital Camera World, TechRadar, Trusted Reviews, ePhotozine and Photography Blog. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism, both from Cardiff Journalism School.