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Transcend DrivePro 200 Camcorder

$99.99
3MP 1/2 84g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Five industry awards
Good quality
Reasonably priced
923 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This Transcend video camera has received five awards from experts.

Two expert review sites both liked this small total megapixels camcorder. The editor of website Chip.com.my conluded that they would endorse this Transcend video camera and gave it a "Recommended" award and the editor of review site In4.pl wrote that it was good and gave it a "Best Buy" award.

The experts at three additional expert review sites all thought that this video camera was good. Tweaktown.com gave this camcorder 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

Five experts from sites including 01net.com, tweaktown.com, videotesty.pl and thetechnoclast.com have rated this Transcend video camera on average 71%.

Good Owner Reviews

This video camera has an average owner rating of 89 out of 100 based on 979 owner reviews. 636 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 81% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Transcend Video Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 1,002 expert and user reviews (including 38 verified purchases) for Transcend camcorders and found that on average Transcend has excellent ratings. We also found that Transcend has excellent ratings 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.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

At only 84 grams, the DrivePro 200 is very light compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g.

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Good Size

Fourteen owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was compact. Two years ago Michael he said on Amazon.co.uk “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 review of this camcorder. Littlem gave it a score of 7 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk “Nice and compact, not been using very long so cannot comment on reliability”. Mark F said on Amazon.co.uk “As it is I would certainly avoid and go for something more compact” in his review of the Transcend DrivePro 200.

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Nicolas Jouravlev wrote “Huge, bulky and heavy” in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review. Howard wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Wish I had it before when I was sideswiped in heavy traffic”. The Vinyl Lp Lives!!. said “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”.

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was thick. Nicolas Jouravlev rated it 6 stars and he said in his review of this camcorder “Car changer is huge with very thick and long cable”. Chris I wrote “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” in his review of this camcorder. Chris I also said “It is at least long enough (which is probably why it is thick to avoid voltage drop” in his review.

Three people who bought it thought it was lightweight. Marco mentioned “It's lightweight and not intrusive”. Watchman077 wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I will have to buy a new lightweight cable assembly to save hassle” in their review of this camcorder. Two years ago Tomasz Jama gave this camcorder a rating of 8 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “Very small and lightweight”.

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was a good size. N Tapley said on Amazon.co.uk “The camera is a nice size”. Two years ago A. Oakley-Abrahams wrote “Easy to use, good size screen, I am very pleased with it” and scored it 8 stars.

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Focusing

Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.8 meters, the DrivePro 200 has a quite big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. Across all the video cameras of this age and type the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.78m.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". With a display diagonal of only 2.4015761 inches, the DrivePro 200 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Seventeen people said in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Mr. D. Holdsworth wrote in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200 on Amazon.co.uk “The 220 now has an internal battery which alleviates the problems of he time/date resetting which was an issue on the previous models” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Meirul Manning mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “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 in spite of that they gave it a rating of 67.375942899623 out of 100. Marcelli gave it a rating of 8 stars and mentioned “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”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Fifteen people who purchased the Transcend DrivePro 200 agreed that it had gps. Ms. M. K. Noble mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It has no cool features such as gps positioning, real time upload of data, speed etc.”. Mr. Andrew Booth rated it 7 stars and he wrote in his review of this camcorder “The GPS is great for mapping out your journey”. Nigel Shannon said on 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 Transcend DrivePro 200 review.

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

One owner wrote in their reviews that it had email functionality. Rich-Kid said on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “So easy to download straight to your iPhone and attach to an email, I love it” and gave it a rating of 9 stars.

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Wide Angle Lens

Eleven people who bought it agreed that it had a good lens. Chip.com.my said “Wide angle lens” in their review of this camcorder but despite that they gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. N. Wilkinson said on Amazon.co.uk “The angle of the lens is nice and wide” in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200 and rated it 5 stars. Marco said on Amazon.co.uk “Chrome ring around the lens makes it very noticeable” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good autofocus. Andy Ball mentioned “Crystal clear image - You have two options of recording, 1080p and 720p both at 30fps, very sharp focus and good range” in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review and rated it 8 stars.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Eighteen people said in their reviews that this camcorder had a good screen. Two years ago Mr. N. S. Whitaker wrote in their review of this camcorder “The large clear screen makes it very easy to use”. Paulie mentioned in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200 on Amazon.co.uk “Used it for the first time today and the display is pin sharp”. Nictry rated it 6 stars and said in their review of this camcorder “The video on the screen always looked good”.


Lens System

Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 2.3mm and the longest is 44mm. The DrivePro 200 has a very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 2.36 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2.36 millimeters, the DrivePro 200 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,000mm.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

At only 2, the DrivePro 200 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder. Camcorders of this age and type have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.6.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 2, the DrivePro 200 has a quite high minimum aperture number compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder. Video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 3.1.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The DrivePro 200 features wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera also feature wi-Fi.

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Design

WiFi is a Handy Feature

One hundred and fifteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Thetechnoclast.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder last year “WiFi is a handy feature”. Expert website Chip.com.my said in their review of this camcorder “With accidents a constant in Malaysia, having a dashboard camera can be handy”. Mrs C Whyman rated the product 8 stars and she said “A must have for any driver! Easy to use ( just basically fix it up”.

Sixty-six owners agreed that the product was easy to setup. N Tapley said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “Install Flash Player  Amazingly easy to set up and operate”. Mr. Robert Lewis said “Easy to set up, good range of vision, also improved my own driving by having it” . Two years ago Mr. M. P. Lloyd mentioned in their Transcend DrivePro 200 review “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”.

Nineteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. N. S. Whitaker said in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200 on Amazon.co.uk “Set up is very simple - the menu system is very clear”. Philip Laskey mentioned on Amazon.co.uk last year “Well made, easy to operate, clear menu system.” in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review. Martin Stevenson gave the product a rating of 8 stars and he wrote on Amazon.co.uk 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 Transcend DrivePro 200 review.

Three customers who bought it considered that it had a good interface. Thetechnoclast.com said “Easy to understand user interface” in their review of this camcorder. Drew a Sargent wrote “Interface is easy”. Ian Trueman mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Camera works really well with a good interface on the computer” .

Three people who reviewed the product considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago David Bagley wrote in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review “I feel more comfortable from a security point of view with it obscured” and scored it 7 stars. In April last year Jon he said “This model has a capacitor rather than a battery other models have which is supposed to hold charge for around 4 days for date”. Kwok Yiu mentioned in their review of this camcorder two years ago “I feel more comfortable to have it with me on the road, too many crazy drivers out there these days” .

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Solid Build Tactile Button Feel

Thirty-seven owners thought the Transcend DrivePro 200 was well made. Thetechnoclast.com wrote “Solid build tactile button feel” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Mr. A. Prole mentioned last year “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 of this camcorder. P. Suchi mentioned in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200 “It's very well made and very easy to configure the camera via assorted menus, Picture quality is excellent, both day”.

Fifteen people who bought it said that it was reliable. Expert website Chip.com.my wrote “It's a reliable dashboard camera that's easy to use.(previously published in issue October 2016” . P J Wraith gave this camcorder a score of 8 stars and wrote “I have had this a while now and it has been totally reliable, unlike some other (admittedly cheaper) cameras”. Two years ago Paul Whyte wrote on Amazon.co.uk “I have had previous experience of using Transcend products and I have never had any issues with them so I find them to be very reliable” and gave the product a score of 8 stars.

Six customers who purchased this camcorder wrote that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Biker Chris wrote in their review of this camcorder “Great Dash cam, very good quality HD video and mounts on a nice sturdy bracket”. Duncan mentioned in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review on Amazon.co.uk in April last year “The sticky mount that comes with it seems sturdy enough, intact I'd ordered the suction mount with it”. Adam Palethorpe said “Mounting point is very sturdy and keeps bulk down”.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Kyle Davies gave it a rating of 7 stars and he said on Amazon.co.uk “I plugged it back in and apart from a few scratches on the silver plastic” in his review of the Transcend DrivePro 200.

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Good Quality

Two hundred and thirty-two customers who bought the product mentioned that it was good quality. Amazon.co.uk wrote “High quality video” in their review of this camcorder however they rated this camcorder 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Quality Construction” in their review. Mrs Nj Steel-Bryan wrote on Amazon.co.uk “The app works well to download footage and manage the settings and the video quality is excellent” in her review of this camcorder.

Capacitor Design is Good for Hot Climates

Twenty-two people who bought the product wrote that it was good looking. Ms. M. K. Noble wrote two years ago “Connectivity to the pc is pretty c**p” in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200. Tone gave it a rating of 6 stars and said in their Transcend DrivePro 200 review “I can drive with the confidence that events in front of me will be recorded should l need them! Nice looking unit, well built”. Yogini Star wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “And is pretty discreet”.

Fourteen owners agreed that it was neat. Ms Kathleen J Young said “Wish there was a tidy way of running the cable around (there is more than enough of it” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Mr. M. P. Lloyd mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “It is a nice neat little device and very unobtrusive even when mounted beside the rear view mirror” and rated it 7 stars. Nicholas Allbutt mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Neat and very easy to fit and set up” and scored the product 7 stars.

Eight people concluded that it was well designed. Last year Thetechnoclast.com mentioned “Capacitor design is good for hot climates” in their review of the Transcend DrivePro 200 but even so they scored the product 18.38 out of 100. Tqrnr wrote in their review of this camcorder “The reason it looses a star is the design, which is not *bad* per-se.”. Andrew Lam scored it 8 stars and he wrote “Well designed menu & navigation-Helpful WiFi connection to transfer”.

Four customers who bought the product thought it was rough. Mr. N. S. Whitaker rated it 7 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “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”. Jason wrote “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”.

Two customers agreed that this camcorder was smooth. Steve he wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “The video, is high res as per spec, smooth and clean”. Duncan mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Don't get me wrong it's a good camera, good smooth recording with good features such as lane” in his review of this camcorder.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.24" and 2.8". At 2.4015761 inches, the DrivePro 200 has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other Features

Has a Wireless Connection

The Transcend DrivePro 200 has a wireless connection, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Features USB Connectivity

The DrivePro 200 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Night Mode

The DrivePro 200 has a night mode, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Transcend DrivePro 200 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Sixteen customers who bought it said that it had good features. Two years ago Mrs Nj Steel-Bryan wrote on Amazon.co.uk “One of the best features for me is you can turn the screen off while your driving”. Mannub7 mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Features are really interesting” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Mr Biggles wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “Good quality video with useful features”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Nineteen customers reckoned that the product had good technical guidance. Mr. David L. said on Amazon.co.uk “Quick start instruction manual could be improved greatly as could the online instructions” in his Transcend DrivePro 200 review. Philip Laskey mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “You have to download the full manual from Transcend's site” and rated the product 7 stars. Philip Laskey also wrote “The provided manual is only a "quick start" in ten different languages” in his review.

One person who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had good customer support. Kaboobi said on Amazon.co.uk “I contacted Transcend in the U.K and was provided excellent customer support and a firmware upgrade to1.06” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy. Mr. N. S. Whitaker mentioned “The audio isn't very loud” in their review of this camcorder. Two years ago Mike Smith said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon.co.uk “Followed by very noisy crackling audio”. Reza scored this camcorder 5 stars and mentioned “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 who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it 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 video cameras of this age and type.

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Other

Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the DrivePro 200 is one the best selling video camera currently available for purchase.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Transcend released the DrivePro 200.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The DrivePro 200 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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