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Transcend DrivePro 100 Camcorder

$82.45
$74.95 $7.50 cheaper than 4 days ago
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
megaobzor.com/ Recommended ua.gecid.com Quality Award
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Transcend camcorder received a "Recommended" award from websites Megaobzor.com/ who thought that this video camera was good.

One additional expert review site thought that this small total megapixels camcorder was good. This Transcend video camera received a "Quality Award" from Ua.gecid.com.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 18 owner reviews the average owner rating of this video camera is exceptional. Over 72% of 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.

Transcend Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

We checked 1,002 user and expert reviews (including 38 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 within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 88% of those that bought a Transcend camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Five customers reckoned that the Transcend DrivePro 100 was easy to use. Ronwilk said on Bhphotovideo.com “The ease of use is considerably better”. Ronwilk also mentioned “Overall, so far I am very pleased with this camera and its ease of use” in their review. Mickey mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The on camera menue is very easy to use and set up only takes a minute” in his Transcend DrivePro 100 review and rated it 9 stars.

Four customers who purchased this camcorder concluded that it was easy to setup. Chucky1965 wrote in April last year “Easy to set up plug and play”. Bazza999 mentioned “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”. Bazza999 also wrote “Simple to set up and use” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Six Transcend DrivePro 100 owners concluded that it was good quality. Ronwilk mentioned “Quality of build is average for dash cams.”. Mickey scored this camcorder 10 stars and he said on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera produces very high quality HD video”. Who Knows said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Quality seems pretty good” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of 7 stars.

Nice Design

Two people who reviewed the Transcend DrivePro 100 mentioned that it was good looking. James said in his Transcend DrivePro 100 review “It seems to shoot really good looking video, & has proven to be more valuable than I originally thought”.

One Transcend DrivePro 100 owner who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it was neat. Chucky1965 said on Amazon “Fits neatly and securely to my windscreen”.

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Robust

One Transcend DrivePro 100 owner who reviewed the product thought it was well made.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer reckoned that the Transcend DrivePro 100 was compact. Bazza999 gave the product a score of 8 stars and wrote on Amazon “Mount very compact” in their review of this camcorder.

Light

At only 72.6 grams, the DrivePro 100 is very light compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. Similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three customers who purchased it agreed that it had good technical guidance. Ronwilk scored it 7 stars and wrote in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 100 two years ago “The instruction manual is much better than the previous dash cam I had”. In the same month Zenstudiesalot mentioned in their review of this camcorder “The instructions were simple” and scored the product 7 stars. Bazza999 mentioned in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 100 “A full instruction manual can also be downloaded (in excellent English) Recommended !”.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The DrivePro 100 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Rollei S-30, the Aiptek GS 200, and the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.99) is also worth considering.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Transcend DrivePro 100 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has a Night Mode

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a night mode, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

Other camcorders with a night mode currently available that you might also want to look at include the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.99) which has better reviews.

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Features Photo Mode

The DrivePro 100 features photo mode. Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also feature photo mode.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera is 0.24" and the largest is 2.8". With a viewfinder screen size of 2.4015761 inches, the Transcend DrivePro 100 has one of the larger viewfinder screen sizes amongst camcorders of this age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Lens System

Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 3.21 millimeters, the DrivePro 100 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other camcorders of this type and age, the maximum aperture number of the DrivePro 100 of only 1.8 is one of the lowest. The average maximum aperture number of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder is 4.6, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 3.21 millimeters, the Transcend DrivePro 100 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 12h. With a battery life (max) of only 0.5 hours, the Transcend DrivePro 100 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Image Sensor

Only 1.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/1.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The DrivePro 100 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.4015761 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. The average display diagonal of small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera is 2.9".

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.4015761" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.99).

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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 camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera. The smallest closest focusing distance of small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 0.0005m and the biggest is 20m.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Transcend released the DrivePro 100 in April 2017.

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