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Transcend DrivePro 100 Camcorder

£74.98
3MP 1/1.8 72.6g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Two industry awards
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
26 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writer at websites Megaobzor.com/ endorse this Transcend camcorder and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Ua.gecid.com gave this video camera a "Quality Award".

Excellent Owner Reviews

DrivePro 100 owners on average rated this video camera as brilliant. 13 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

We checked 1,003 owner and expert reviews (including 35 verified purchases) for Transcend video cameras and found that on average Transcend has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Transcend has excellent reviews specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras. 88% of those that bought a Transcend camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Four owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good value for money. Zenstudiesalot wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “People who buy from online shopping sites are all too familiar with cheap products from vendors with poor grammar.) I was able to stick the units on the windshields”. Bazza999 mentioned “Excellent Value” in their review of this camcorder. Mrs Sandra Downes wrote on expert review site Amazon “All in all good value for money”.


Design

Easy to Use

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago website Bhphotovideo.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this camcorder “Easy to Use”. Ronwilk mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The ease of use is considerably better”. They also said “Overall, so far I am very pleased with this camera and its ease of use” in their review.

Five people who bought the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Chucky1965 said “Easy to set up plug and play” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Bazza999 wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “Easy to set up, after putting in the SD card (supplied) it can work straight from the box after formatting the card in the device” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Simple to set up and use” in their review.

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Good Quality

Seven owners reckoned that the product was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “Quality Construction” . Ronwilk mentioned “Quality of build is average for dash cams.” in their review of this camcorder. Mickey wrote in his review of this camcorder “This camera produces very high quality HD video”.

Nice Design

Two people concluded that the Transcend DrivePro 100 was good looking. Two years ago Who Knows gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Quality seems pretty good” in their review of this camcorder. James said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “It seems to shoot really good looking video, & has proven to be more valuable than I originally thought” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Robust

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the Transcend DrivePro 100 was well made.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Ronwilk mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The instruction manual is much better than the previous dash cam I had” and rated it 4 stars out of 5. Two years ago Zenstudiesalot gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this camcorder “The instructions were simple”. Bazza999 gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in the same month “A full instruction manual can also be downloaded (in excellent English) Recommended !”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Transcend released the DrivePro 100 in July 2013.


Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 0.5 hours, the Transcend DrivePro 100 has one of the shorter battery life (max) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The battery life (max) of small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera range from 0.083h to 150h, and the average battery life (max) is 13h.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The DrivePro 100 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Rollei S-30 (£78.99), the Aiptek GS 200 (£79.90), or the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£84.99) which all of have better reviews.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 2.9". At only 2.4015761 inches, the Transcend DrivePro 100 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

There are a number of other 2.4015761" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£84.99) which has better reviews.

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Image Sensor

Only 1.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/1.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3 megapixels sensor camcorder.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3MP sensor video cameras currently available including the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£84.99) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to look at the Aiptek GS 200 (£79.90) (3.5MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Viewfinder

Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 2.4015761 inches, the DrivePro 100 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The smallest viewfinder screen size of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 0.24" and the largest is 2.8".

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The DrivePro 100 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Night Mode

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a night mode. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a night mode currently available that you might want to look at including the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£84.99) which has better reviews.

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Features Photo Mode

The DrivePro 100 features photo mode, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Lens System

Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

Small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.5. With a maximum aperture number of only 1.8, the DrivePro 100 has one of the lowest maximum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm. The DrivePro 100 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 3.21 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this spec and age range from 2.3mm to 110mm. At only 3.21 millimeters, the DrivePro 100 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

The weight of the DrivePro 100 of only 72.6 grams is one of the lightest amongst video cameras of this age and type. The average weight of video cameras of this spec and age is 450g, and the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg.

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Focusing

Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

The DrivePro 100 has a fairly big closest focusing distance (0.75 meters) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera. The smallest closest focusing distance of video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.78m.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers transcend ts16gdp100a, transcend ts16gdp100m, code trnts16gdp100m, transcend 9y2nza00, transcend 9y2nzs00, code ts16gdp100m
Barcodes 00012233195439, 00760557830795, 00760557830801

Transcend DrivePro 100 Review Sources

To prepare this Transcend DrivePro 100 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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