Transcend DrivePro 200 Review

Transcend DrivePro 200

What this camera lacks in features is made up for in simplicity and fantastic video quality, particularly in low light situations. If all you need is a simple to use and reliable camera, the Transcend DrivePro 200 ticks all the boxes. It’s no surprise this dash cam won the Auto Express Best Dash Cam Award in 2015.

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Features

• 2.4 inch screen size
• Full HD 1080p 30fps
• 160 degrees wide angle lens
• Night Vision
• G sensor
• Wifi

Click here to see the full specifications for the Transcend DrivePro 200

 

As soon as you turn on the ignition the camera will power up, and after inputting some first time settings it will begin recording. The internal battery is only used to store date and time settings, so the dash cam will automatically switch off with the engine. In the event of an accident, the G-Sensor will detect an impact and activate Emergency recording mode. This will protect the current recording and the vital seconds leading up to the accident from being overwritten. There is also an easily accessible button to manually activate emergency recording, in case there is an important event to capture.

The lens is highly adaptive, meaning you will have a clear and crisp recording in bright sunlight as well as at night. Even when moving in and out of the shade, the camera handles this with no problems. The daytime video quality is great, as you would expect from a camera of this price. However, the night time footage is where this camera really shines. Out of all the cameras we have tested so far, the night time quality of the Transcend DrivePro 200 is by far the best. Day or night, the captured footage is more than good enough to rely on as evidence if needed.

After being recorded, the videos can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet using the built in Wifi. The Transcend DrivePro 200 will create a Wifi hotspot, and when connecting through the free app, videos can be streamed live or downloaded from the memory card. Although this is a handy feature, the download speed is very slow so we recommend putting the memory card in your computed to transfer files instead. This dashcam comes with a free microSDHC card which will record a few hours of video, more than enough to get you started. 

The G-Sensor can be a bit too sensitive, even on the lowest setting. If you find the camera stores files as you drive over speed bumps or potholes, consider turning the G-Sensor off to stop the memory card filling up. If you do this, just remember you will need to manually record in the event of a collision.

Finally, the time and date can reset if the camera isn’t used at least every 4 days. This is because the Transcend DrivePro 200 uses a capacitor rather than a battery, so the camera will need to be used often to maintain charge.

 

The Good

• Fantastic video quality – Great during the day, and fantastic night time recording
• 2 Year Warranty from the seller
• Very easy to set up and navigate the menus
• 16GB microSD card included
• Built in Wifi

 

The Bad

• Wifi can be slow when downloading
• No battery so will need to be used often to maintain time and date settings
• No USB to Micro USB included

 

Footage

This video demonstrates both day and night driving with the Transcend DrivePro 200. When looking at examples of video footage you should always value a buyer’s video over one created by the supplier

 

Here is the video created by Transcend

 

 

Our Rating

9.5/10 – If you value simplicity and video quality over fancy features, this is the camera for you. This is one of the easiest dash cams to navigate and set up. The Transcend DrivePro 200 is also ideal for night time drivers, as this is where the camera stands out above the competition.

 

Amazon Rating

4.4/5 – 1500 Reviews – This is one of the top selling and most reviewed dash cams on Amazon UK. 

 

Price

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Transcend DrivePro 200
Transcend DrivePro 200

Package Accessories

• 1 x Transcend Drivepro 200 Dash Cam
• 1 x Car Mounting Bracket
• 1 x Car Adapter
• 1 x 16GB microSD card

• 1 x Warranty Guide
• 1 x Quick Start Guide

 

 Useful Information

• VLC media player can be used to playback the video files if Windows Media Player is having issues
• The red button is used to manually trigger emergency recording
• The recorded audio can be very quiet

 

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