Transcend DrivePro 200 – Summary
The Transcend DrivePro 200 is an affordable dash cam with some really great features and functions. Despite a few small flaws in the design The DrivePro 200 is a great dash camera for the price with a very impressive 1080p resolution and a good level of clarity even during the night.
Transcend DrivePro 200 – Features
- Full HD 1080p recording at 30fps – Max resolution 1960×1080.
- 160°viewing angle for an extra wide perspective.
- 2.4 inch LCD viewing screen.
- Motion G- Sensor to detect impact events and auto protect the recording.
- Free 16gb memory card (32gb supported) – 16gigs will give you over 400 mins of footage before it loops over.
- Time and Date stamp on the footage.
- WiFi support with app for smartphone connectivity to let you stream, download, and share videos.
- Audio recording – pretty basic audio quality, certainly not in-line with the video quality.
The Transcend DrivePro 200 has a ton of really impressive features and the video quality even at night is exceptionally clear and smooth. Definitely as good or possibly even better than dash cams costing twice as much. The DrivePro 200, when activated will continuously record footage and store them in seamless cuts at intervals of 1 minute or more. There is also a red button on the side to activate an emergency mode, which will then protect the footage in a separate folder. This feature is also automatically started if the dash cam detects an impact.
Here is one of the best video dash cam reviews I have come across so far, featuring the Transcend DrivePro 200. The video review goes into great detail about all the features and you can see actual recorded footage at 7:40mins and onwards.
Transcend DrivePro 200 – Design (flaws)
Let’s jump straight into the flaws, which are predominantly due to the design of the product. Firstly it’s size (67mm x 72mm x 35mm). Not the biggest dash cam I’ve seen, but certainly not the most compact either. It’s smaller than most Sat Navs, so it’s not really an issue when it comes to obscuring your view, but it’s visibility when left in the car is more obvious.
This brings me to appearance of the Transcend DrivePro 200. The body of the dash cam is a nice matt black texture which is great, but for some reason I cannot understand, they have used a bright chrome finish around the bezel. This unnecessary shiny finish, the WiFi logo and the 1080p text around the lens stands outs like a sore thumb. It’s sure to catch the eye of any potential thief looking to make some quick cash.
If you are the type of person who always removes tech from your car when parked, I guess this wouldn’t really be an issue. For a lazy person like me, however, I’d certainly opt for a less visible product. The Transcend DrivePro 200 may attract too much unwanted attention.
Perhaps people are less likely to buy a product that looks cheap, but in the case of a dash cam I think the cheaper it looks, the better. It would be fairly easy to disguise these features with insulation tape or a black marker pen, but for some this might not be a desirable option.
Transcend DrivePro 200 – Summary
Despite my reservations regarding the appearance of the Transcend DrivePro 200, it is a very solid performing dash cam and most definitely worth its price tag. The DrivePro 200 is currently the UK’s most popular dash camera on Amazon with over a thousand 5 star customer reviews!