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Transcend DrivePro 200 Camcorder

£87.99
3MP 1/2 84g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Five industry awards
Good quality
Reasonably priced
922 Reviews + 5 Awards
technews.lt Worth Considering in4.pl Best Buy tweaktown.com Best Features Award chip.com.my Recommended
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Reasonably Priced

Eighty-six people reckoned that this camcorder was good value for money. Mr. A. Prole wrote last year “An excellent dash-cam and the best in its price band” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Mr. Andrew Booth said in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review two years ago “Considering you can get two of the DP100 for £140 (front and rear) thats really good value”. Mr. A. Prole also mentioned “Build quality 10/10, ease of use 10/10, value for money 10/10, picture quality 10/10, what's included in the box 7/10” in their review.

Thirteen people who reviewed the product thought it was expensive. Mr. A. J. Hollis said “The rear-facing one will probably not be the same make/model, I want to try a less expensive option” in their review of this camcorder. Last year Oscar Wilde wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “That is the only negative I can think of TBH? You will not be disappointed and it works perfectly without spending a fortune” in his review of this camcorder and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Wilky 356 said “This is more expensive.”.

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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This video camera is one of the most highly awarded of all the video cameras of this age and spec.

Two expert review sites both thought that this Transcend video camera was good. This small total megapixels video camera received a "Recommended" award from website Chip.com.my, confirming their endorsement and the author at website In4.pl wrote that it was good and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all concluded that this camcorder was good. Tweaktown.com gave this video camera a "Best Features Award", it received a "HIT" award from Megaobzor.com/ and Technews.lt gave it a "Worth Considering" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, 01net.com, tweaktown.com and videotesty.pl this camcorder has an overall expert rating of 71 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 979 user reviews the average user rating of this small total megapixels video camera is 88 out of 100. 633 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Excellent Brand

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

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Design

Good Quality

Two hundred and thirty-five customers wrote in their reviews that the Transcend DrivePro 200 was good quality. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Video quality”. They also mentioned “Quality Construction” in their review. Mr. N. S. Whitaker said on expert website Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Quality is excellent - this is no upscaled lowres”.

Easy to Understand User Interface

One hundred and thirteen people agreed that the product was easy to use. In April last year expert website Chip.com.my said in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200 “With accidents a constant in Malaysia, having a dashboard camera can be handy”. Mr. N. S. Whitaker scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The large clear screen makes it very easy to use” in their review of this camcorder. Mrs C Whyman said in her review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon.co.uk “A must have for any driver! Easy to use ( just basically fix it up”.

Sixty-six people who bought this camcorder said that it was easy to setup. Mr. M. P. Lloyd said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “I got this as birthday present from my daughter and I reckon it is a brilliant bit of kit, easy to set up and use” and scored the product 5 stars out of 5. Two years ago Mr. Robert Lewis wrote “Easy to set up, good range of vision, also improved my own driving by having it” in his review of this camcorder. Mr Michael P Lambden said in his review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Very easy to set up and excellent in use”.

Sixteen people who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. N. S. Whitaker gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned two years ago “Set up is very simple - the menu system is very clear”. Martin Stevenson wrote also two years ago “The quality of the picture is superb, easy to set up with a good menu, freeze frame shows number plates clearly in almost any light” in his review of this camcorder and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Tone mentioned “The menu is easy to understand”.

Three customers thought this camcorder had a good interface. Website Thetechnoclast.com said last year “Easy to understand user interface”. Drew a Sargent mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Interface is easy” in his review of this camcorder. Two years ago Ian Trueman said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Camera works really well with a good interface on the computer” in his review of this camcorder.

Three people who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. David Bagley rated it 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “I feel more comfortable from a security point of view with it obscured”. Two years ago Kwok Yiu scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “I feel more comfortable to have it with me on the road, too many crazy drivers out there these days” in their review of this camcorder. Jon wrote in his review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon.co.uk in April last year “This model has a capacitor rather than a battery other models have which is supposed to hold charge for around 4 days for date” however despite that he only gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5.

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Solid Build Tactile Button Feel

Thirty-five people said in their reviews that it was well made. Last year website Thetechnoclast.com said “Solid build tactile button feel”. P. Suchi wrote “It's very well made and very easy to configure the camera via assorted menus, Picture quality is excellent, both day”. Two years ago Nick Carter said in his review of this camcorder “Easy to download footage via built in WIFI onto your tablet or mobile device”.

Fifteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was reliable. In April last year expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “This is a dependable dash cam which should provide the evidence you need if you're ever involved in an incident while driving” in their review of this camcorder and gave this camcorder a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert website Chip.com.my said “It's a reliable dashboard camera that's easy to use.(previously published in issue October 2016” . P J Wraith wrote in their review of this camcorder “I have had this a while now and it has been totally reliable, unlike some other (admittedly cheaper) cameras” .

Seven customers who reviewed the Transcend DrivePro 200 considered that it was strong and durable. Marcus wrote in his review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Also, this huge cable is tough to conceal”. Lien Tran rated it 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned “The camera is very nice, sturdy and works flawlessly”. Biker Chris said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Great Dash cam, very good quality HD video and mounts on a nice sturdy bracket” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Capacitor Design is Good for Hot Climates

Twenty-one owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Ms. M. K. Noble scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Connectivity to the pc is pretty c**p”. In the same month Marcus mentioned “Downloadable app and Wifi options were pretty good, although limited” in his review of this camcorder. Tone scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “I can drive with the confidence that events in front of me will be recorded should l need them! Nice looking unit, well built”.

Fourteen customers considered that it was neat. Two years ago Ms Kathleen J Young mentioned “Wish there was a tidy way of running the cable around (there is more than enough of it”. Mr. M. P. Lloyd said “It is a nice neat little device and very unobtrusive even when mounted beside the rear view mirror”. Nicholas Allbutt mentioned in his review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Neat and very easy to fit and set up”.

Seven owners who purchased the product considered that it was well designed. In April last year website Thetechnoclast.com rated it 73 out of 100 and said “Capacitor design is good for hot climates”. Tqrnr mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The reason it looses a star is the design, which is not *bad* per-se.”. Amazon Customer said in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Design, fits perfectly on my windscreen with no trouble” but in spite of that they scored it 60 out of 100.

Four people who bought the product mentioned that it was rough. Mr. N. S. Whitaker mentioned “I certainly would feel a bit wary about leaving the unit in the car in certain rough areas, when really a dashcam should be small, unobtrusive” in their review of this camcorder. Last year Jason wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “I'm also glad I bought the suction cup model as well, I drive some pretty rough roads and it has never once let go” in his review of this camcorder.

Two people who bought it reckoned that it was smooth. Steve mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The video, is high res as per spec, smooth and clean”. In April last year Duncan wrote “Don't get me wrong it's a good camera, good smooth recording with good features such as lane”.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Nine people wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had good technical guidance. Mr. David L. mentioned “Quick start instruction manual could be improved greatly as could the online instructions”. Mr W. said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Good quality images from this camera, with very easy to understand instructions” in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review. Mr a Brady scored it 80 out of 100 and he wrote “The instructions were clear and easy to understand” in his review of this camcorder.


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Best Seller

The DrivePro 200 is a popular choice amongst people who bought video cameras in the last 3 months.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since July 2013.


Features

Good Technical Features

Eighteen owners mentioned that it had good features. Mrs Nj Steel-Bryan gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and she said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “One of the best features for me is you can turn the screen off while your driving” in her review of this camcorder. Marcus mentioned in his review of the Transcend DrivePro 200 on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The features were good enough.” but in spite of that he scored this camcorder 3 stars out of 5. Mannub7 wrote in their review of this camcorder “Features are really interesting” but they rated it 60 out of 100.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers who bought it wrote that it was noisy. Two years ago Mr. N. S. Whitaker said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The audio isn't very loud”. Mike Smith wrote on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Followed by very noisy crackling audio” in his review of this camcorder. Reza said “Not all the video files could be opened and the files that were able to be opened, had loud static noise every few seconds”.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was quiet.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DrivePro 200 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Transcend DrivePro 200 is Full HD, as are most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of video cameras of this age and type range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". At only 2.4015761 inches, the DrivePro 200 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Fourteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Mark F wrote “As it is I would certainly avoid and go for something more compact”. Michael mentioned “Its good to have something just for piece of mind, there are plenty of bad drivers out there.I would recommend this, small compact” in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review. Two years ago Littlem wrote on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Nice and compact, not been using very long so cannot comment on reliability”.

Six customers mentioned that it was thick. Nicolas Jouravlev mentioned “Car changer is huge with very thick and long cable”. Marcus wrote two years ago “The cable for power (cigarette lighter) is thicker than you may anticipate”. In the same month Chris I mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The cable is problematic because it is so thick, so I couldn't get it to run under the lining along the upper edge of my windscreen” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Five customers who bought this camcorder agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Nicolas Jouravlev said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Huge, bulky and heavy” in his review of this camcorder. Two years ago Howard mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Wish I had it before when I was sideswiped in heavy traffic” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. The Vinyl Lp Lives!!. said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “Great for London where we get potential Organ Donor Lycra bike Riders, who clearly have NOT a CLUE how to ride in heavy traffic at all” in their review of this camcorder and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Three people who bought it agreed that it was lightweight. Marco wrote “It's lightweight and not intrusive”. Two years ago Watchman077 mentioned “I will have to buy a new lightweight cable assembly to save hassle”. Tomasz Jama scored it 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Very small and lightweight”.

Two people said in their reviews that it was a good size. N Tapley wrote “The camera is a nice size”. A. Oakley-Abrahams gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this camcorder “Easy to use, good size screen, I am very pleased with it”.

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Light

The DrivePro 200 is one of the lightest comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera (only 84 grams) amongst camcorders of this age. Similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 450g.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

With a viewfinder screen size of 2.4015761 inches, the DrivePro 200 has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera. The viewfinder screen sizes of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 0.24" to 2.8".

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Other Features

Has a Wireless Connection

The DrivePro 200 has a wireless connection. Most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a wireless connection.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Transcend DrivePro 200 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Has a Night Mode

The DrivePro 200 has a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also have a night mode.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The DrivePro 200 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Lens System

Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this video camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm. At only 2.36 millimeters, the DrivePro 200 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22. The Transcend DrivePro 200 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers (only 2) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

The DrivePro 200 has a fairly high minimum aperture number (2) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average minimum aperture number of small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.8.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this age and type range from 2.3mm to 110mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the DrivePro 200 of only 2.36 millimeters is one of the shortest amongst small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Transcend DrivePro 200 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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3 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 3 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Focusing

Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera is 0.78m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m. With a closest focusing distance of 0.8 meters, the DrivePro 200 has one of the bigger closest focusing distances amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Good Quality Lens

Eleven people wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good lens. Lobowolrus mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It has a wide angle lens so you have a good view of both sides of your car, this is a very good product I'm very happy with it” in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200. Marco said “Chrome ring around the lens makes it very noticeable” in his review of this camcorder but he only gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5. Last year Florida Woods mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The bright logos and chrome lens ring are flashy signs saying "steal me”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Fifteen people who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had a good screen. Two years ago Nictry wrote in their Transcend DrivePro 200 review on expert website Amazon.co.uk “The video on the screen always looked good”. Paulie gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Used it for the first time today and the display is pin sharp” in their review of this camcorder. Two years ago Tony1044 mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “Here is a screen shot (I redacted the GPS co-ordinates, for fairly obvious reasons) seeing as there seemed to be some doubt” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Fifteen owners who bought the product thought it had gps. Mr. Andrew Booth scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote “The GPS is great for mapping out your journey” in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review. Two years ago Nigel Shannon said on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “My other car has Next Base with GPS so for that reason I would give Transcend 8 out of 10” in his review of this camcorder and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Ms. M. K. Noble wrote “It has no cool features such as gps positioning, real time upload of data, speed etc.”.

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Thebloater mentioned on expert website Amazon.co.uk “It has all the features - full 1080HD, wi-fi connectivity”. Flybeezer said in their review of this camcorder “The Wifi connectivity is also great as you can quickly view the videos without having to disconnect”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Seventeen customers who reviewed this camcorder considered that it had a good battery life. Mr. D. Holdsworth mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The 220 now has an internal battery which alleviates the problems of he time/date resetting which was an issue on the previous models” but in spite of that they only gave this camcorder a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Meirul Manning wrote two years ago “I was disappointed and have now sold it on ebay and purchased a more up to date mobile dash cam which has an external battery so need for wiring” but despite that they gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5. Lien Tran mentioned on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “I love the fact that it has built-in battery so that you can take it out” and gave the Transcend DrivePro 200 a rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Transcend DrivePro 200 Review Sources

To prepare this Transcend DrivePro 200 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 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 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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