Thinkware Q1000 review

The Thinkware Q1000 is a feature-packed dash cam with 2K resolution front and rear

Thinkware Q1000 dash cam review
(Image: © Alistair Charlton / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Thinkware Q1000 is a dual-camera dash cam system that records in 2K resolution to the front and rear. It also boasts superior nighttime recording, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for smartphone connectivity, GPS for speed logging and driver assistance systems, and a design that makes it looks like a factory-fit option.


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    Excellent low-light recording

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    Compact, distraction-free design

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    Integrated GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth


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    More expensive than the equivalent Garmin

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    Lacks integrated GPS

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    No Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or smartphone app (for those who want them)

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Thinkware’s Q1000 dash cam sits above the company’s mid-range X-series and entry-level F-series products, while slotting in just ahead of the similarly-styled Q800 Pro, but below the flagship Thinkware U1000.

At the time of writing, in October 2022, Thinkware has the Q1000 and U1000 both priced at $330/£249. The latter benefits from 4K video for its front-facing camera, but the Q1000 reviewed here has Thinkware’s new, third-generation of Super Night Vision, so promises to produce high-quality low-light footage, albeit at the lower 2K (1440p) resolution.

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Alistair Charlton

Alistair has been a journalist since 2011 and used to be Deputy Technology Editor at IBTimes  in London. His specialist tech subjects include smart home gadgets, phones, wearables, tablets and dashcams. He is the host of  The AutoChat Podcast.