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Transcend DrivePro 100

£99.49
(897 reviews)
Transcend DrivePro 100

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megaobzor.com/ Recommended ua.gecid.com Quality Award
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An award winning and affordable 3MP 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with good features and one of the lightest weights around
1x 72.6g 3MP 1920 X 1080 Pixels Jul 2013
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Transcend DrivePro 100 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Transcend DrivePro 100 number 4 in best selling camcorders and number 14 across all camcorders.
93
Reviews
897 Reviews + 2 Awards
95
Value for Money
Excellent
73
Features
Good Features
49
Age
5 Years Old
98
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. This camcorder has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Megaobzor.com/ and an industry award from Ua.gecid.com. Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However this Transcend camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, excellent product quality and that it is robust.
The DrivePro 100 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average optical sensor size
Very light
Very small total megapixels
Only 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution

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Transcend DrivePro 100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this camcorder. This was from Megaobzor.com/ who gave it an "Recommended".

The editor of one more expert review site thought that this video camera was very good. This was from Ua.gecid.com who gave it an "Quality Award".

Good Owner Reviews

On average, DrivePro 100 owners rated this video camera 88%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

55 owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was good value for money.

  • Camera was featured in a "What Car" magazine poll as being the best one on the market at an economical price to do the job of being a dash camera to assist car insurance claims…
    Paul Hayward - June 2015
  • Quality product which is easy to use and at a good price…
  • So for a basic no bells and whistles camera that records journeys the price is great and the quality superb…
    Ms. M. K. Noble - July 2015
  • It does feel a little bit cheap.
    N. Wilkinson - June 2015
  • Great value item delivered promptly…
    Rusty - March 2015
  • Checked out opposition & found this was a great price for a brilliant Dash Cam with lots of useful features…
    Richard Moore - May 2015
  • There are far more expensive competitors…
    Redgrouse - August 2015
  • The camera resolution is great for the price and records and plays back nicely…
    Ms. M. K. Noble - July 2015
  • Very good for price…
    MR D WILKINSON - January 2016
  • Great picture quality at a very reasonable price…

Users Report Superior Product Quality

143 customers thought the product was good quality.

  • The day quality is absolutely amazingly clear…
    Oscar wilde - March 2016
  • Outstanding quality!
    Oksana - September 2015
  • Good quality, easy to set up and use…
    Nigel - December 2015
  • It's very well made and very easy to configure the camera via assorted menus, Picture quality is excellent, both day…
    P. Suchi - February 2016
  • The video quality is excellent and can be reviewed easily via your phone; mine works fine with Android app…
    Perry Neyum - September 2015
  • Accepting that the microphone quality is poor as per many reviews (which worried me not one jot) this camera is highly recommended…
    Pedro Jose - June 2015
  • Quality product which is easy to use…
  • So for a basic no bells and whistles camera that records journeys the price is great and the quality superb…
    Ms. M. K. Noble - July 2015
  • Picture quality looks good…
    Nicholas Allbutt - December 2015
  • On the positive side it records at a constant with no problem at all with excellent picture quality…
    N. Wilkinson - June 2015

Customers Report That it is Robust

15 owners who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it was well made, 11 people wrote in their reviews that it was reliable and two owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was strong and durable.

  • It's very well made and very easy to configure the camera via assorted menus, Picture quality is excellent, both day…
    P. Suchi - February 2016
  • Been very reliable, would recommend…
    Ron Clayton - September 2015
  • Well made, easy to operate, clear menu system.
    Philip Laskey - January 2016
  • This equipment needs to be reliable and last…
    Mr david Parsons - July 2015
  • The 100 has a built in battery which powers the screen…
    May Canterbury - February 2015
  • Clear pictures and reliable system…
    G. H. Lloyd - October 2017
  • Quality of build is average for dash cams.
  • This makes for more reliable editing of the data…
    Ryme - February 2015
  • Used just over a week now, reliable camera, well priced shame about the app…
    Sharky - December 2015
  • Smart easy to fit also easy and reliable to use…
    Clive hallmark - April 2015

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

78 customers who purchased this camcorder reckoned that it was easy to use, 48 owners who bought it thought it was easy to setup and 14 people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. two owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had a good interface.

  • A handy snapshot feature…
  • Its so easy to use and very very user friendly…
    Oscar wilde - March 2016
  • Good quality, easy to set up and use…
    Nigel - December 2015
  • This is a brilliant bit of kit, extremely clear and easy to use!
    Nickey Redmond - April 2015
  • It's very well made and very easy to configure the camera via assorted menus, Picture quality is excellent, both day…
    P. Suchi - February 2016
  • Very easy to use and install in the car…
    Peter K - September 2015
  • Great and so simple to use…
    Pctechi - June 2015
  • Install Flash Player  Amazingly easy to set up and operate…
    N Tapley - June 2015
  • Quality product which is easy to use and at a good price…
  • Haven't tried connecting to the app yet and fortunately haven't needed to use any footage! It's fitted to my wife's car…
    Nicholas Allbutt - December 2015

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

14 people who bought this camcorder concluded that it had good features.

  • Checked out opposition & found this was a great price for a brilliant Dash Cam with lots of useful features…
    Richard Moore - May 2015
  • Camera has lots of features which are great…
    Mike Heathcote - February 2016
  • Good quality video with useful features…
    Mr Biggles - August 2015
  • One of the best features for me is you can turn the screen off while your driving…
    Mrs NJ Steel-Bryan - October 2015
  • Works well, all the features do what they say on the tin…
    Ghost - August 2016
  • Excellent car cam that has all the features and quality…
    Trevareva - August 2016
  • Good picture and many useful features…
    Starliner - August 2015
  • Don't get me wrong it's a good camera, good smooth recording with good features such as lane…
    Duncan - February 2016
  • Very good picture, with other reliable features besides…
    ED46 - August 2015
  • This unit has some fancy features…
    East London - August 2015

Very Good Brand

Based on 1,813 user and expert reviews (including 69 verified purchases), Transcend has very good ratings for its video cameras. 87% of those that bought a Transcend camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Nine people mentioned that the Transcend DrivePro 100 had good technical guidance.

  • The concise instructions make for simple set up…
    Pedro Jose - June 2015
  • The instructions were clear and easy to understand…
    MR A BRADY - December 2015
  • Quick start instruction manual could be improved greatly as could the online instructions…
    Mr. David L. - April 2015
  • Good quality images from this camera, with very easy to understand instructions…
    Mr W. - June 2015
  • The instructions were simple…
  • Better instruction and support would be key here…
    RJ - December 2014
  • Good build quality, easy to install and use, instructions very clear…
    Chris McIlveen - April 2015
  • Great easy to use and set up and instructions clear and to the point…
    John Gould - August 2015
  • Have to say the lane guidance is an added bonus as it the distance control…
    Godders - May 2015

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

10 people thought the product was compact, three people who reviewed the Transcend DrivePro 100 concluded that it was lightweight and two people who reviewed it agreed that it was thick.

  • The camera is a nice size…
    N Tapley - June 2015
  • A very nice compact unit and worth the price…
    Mr. M. J. Cliffe - March 2016
  • Very compact…
    Emmrecs - December 2014
  • Lightweight and compact for easy storage…
    Ryme - February 2015
  • Nice and compact…
    Tanny - May 2015
  • Very small and lightweight…
    Tomasz Jama - August 2015
  • Small, compact…
    DB. - August 2015
  • The charger is so bulky that it interferes with my gear stick…
    AJP - October 2015
  • The cable is quite thick…
    Adam Palethorpe - February 2016
  • Compact, easy to fit, excellent images…
    Amazon Customer - March 2015

Users Report Nice Design

10 customers mentioned in their reviews that it was neat, nine owners who reviewed the Transcend DrivePro 100 reckoned that it was good looking and two customers who purchased it considered that it was smooth. two people who reviewed the product agreed that it was well designed.

  • Connectivity to the pc is pretty c**p…
    Ms. M. K. Noble - July 2015
  • Plenty of cable which neatly tucks away around the screen…
    Nicholas Allbutt - December 2015
  • Neat and very easy to fit and set up…
    Nicholas Allbutt - December 2015
  • Super recorder small neat and works well all the family now have one…
    Mr david f bone - July 2015
  • It is a nice neat little device and very unobtrusive even when mounted beside the rear view mirror…
    Mr. M. P. Lloyd - August 2015
  • Wish there was a tidy way of running the cable around (there is more than enough of it…
  • My only minor gripe would be the audio is pretty low quality.
    Jim - January 2015
  • Fitting was also very easy in my case; the charging cable tucked underneath the trim around my windscreen very neatly…
    K. Webb - February 2015
  • The videos were very smooth…
    May Canterbury - February 2015
  • Unfortunately, problems started pretty soon…
    D. Mudd - December 2014

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

11 customers who bought this camcorder thought it had a good screen.

  • The large clear screen makes it very easy to use…
    Mr. N. S. Whitaker - August 2015
  • Screen on camera is decent…
    Richard D - December 2014
  • It does not have touch screen…
    Stephen - December 2017
  • Very clear screen to look at…
    Sh - April 2015
  • Nice the screen switches of after 30 seconds, so no distraction whilst driving, can playback using the on board screen if you wish, good clear wide pictures…
    Wilky 356 - August 2015
  • Very easy to mount solid fit to screen more adjustable than stick on one…
    Dulux - April 2015
  • The quality is OK, its not a high resolution screen…
    East London - August 2015
  • The screen is the perfect size…
    Adam Palethorpe - February 2016
  • The bracket fits to the top of the camera though the screen picture will correct its orientation if you want to mount it on the dashboard…
    Austen - April 2015
  • Display is clear…
    B. C. Webb - January 2016

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Six owners considered that this camcorder had a good lens.

  • The angle of the lens is nice and wide…
    N. Wilkinson - June 2015
  • Video footage is the best evidence sound recording is ok, video is very detailed and the wide angle lens works well…
    S. Brown - September 2015
  • A better lens would have been much better…
    Stephen A - August 2015
  • The fitter had not removed the plastic protector from the lens!) Its a bit annoying you have to pay extra for a suction mount.
    Amazon Customer - December 2015
  • It has no lens protector when not mounted, so be careful not to scratch it, maybe buy a case, or stuff it in an old sock, your call on that…
    A. Calver - March 2016
  • Chrome ring around the lens makes it very noticeable…
    Marco - December 2015
  • The lens shows a good wide angle…
    G. Jackson - April 2015
  • Huge chrome ring around the lens, bright white lettering on the body…
    J.Page - November 2015

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Five customers reckoned that this camcorder had a good battery life.

  • It will automatically start to record as soon as the ignition is on and you can set how long to record once engine off, BUT! This does not have an internal battery and will only stay on recording for a maximum of 20 seconds after power has been stopped…
    Oscar wilde - March 2016
  • The 100 has a built in battery which powers the screen…
    May Canterbury - February 2015
  • You do need the camera plugged in for it to work as the battery isn't used to power it…
    Steve Chappell - February 2016
  • As stated don't leave it switched on you will flatten you battery if the car is not used for a day or two!
    Trig60 - August 2015
  • For £80 it should have at least a half decent battery…
    Dion MacIntyre - August 2015
  • Also in direct sunlight the camera can get quite hot, please do not leave the camera mounted when its in the sun, its not good for the battery to get that hot…
    East London - August 2015
  • That it has a battery is one of the best features…
    Andrew - August 2015
  • Very good quality at night as well and it does have built in battery which will last for a minute or something for emergency recording…
    Marcelli - April 2015
  • A rechargeable battery solution would be ideal…
    Kramsnave - December 2015
  • The only small downside is if you don't use it for a couple of days you have to reset the date, time etc as it does not have an internal battery…
    LeEcHeR - November 2015

Value For Money

Superb Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £99.49 it is cheaper than 92% of camcorders.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Transcend released the DrivePro 100 in July 2013.

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Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The DrivePro 100's total megapixels of only 3MP is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 76% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Transcend DrivePro 100 of 0.556" is in the largest 11% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

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Very Light

The Transcend DrivePro 100's weight of only 72.6g is in the lightest 7% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 550g.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DrivePro 100 of only 1x is in the smallest 16% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Transcend DrivePro 100 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most other camcorders. 60% of video cameras have an image stabilizer.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The DrivePro 100's maximum battery life of only 0.5h is very short compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 98% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The shortest maximum battery life of camcorders is 0.16h, the longest is 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.5h.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the video cameras the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Transcend DrivePro 100 of only 2.4" is in the smallest 14% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Night Mode

The DrivePro 100 has a night mode, which is unusual. 94% of camcorders do not have a night mode.

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The Transcend DrivePro 100 is Full HD. 58% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Features Photo Mode

The DrivePro 100 features photo mode. 79% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Has a Built-in Microphone

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a built-in microphone, as do 50% of video cameras.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of all camcorders is 5, with the lowest being 1.6 and the highest being 38. The maximum aperture number of the DrivePro 100 of only 1.8 is very low compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 97% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the video cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.47m. The closest focusing distance of the DrivePro 100 of 0.75m is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 7% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Not Waterproof

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of video cameras are also not waterproof.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

transcend technologies int ts16gdp100m, transcend ts16gdp100m, transcend 100m

Barcodes:

00760557830801

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