Transcend DrivePro 200
We have been supplied with a Transcend DrivePro 200 Car Video Recorder to do some first-hand testing with the product. Read the below to find out what we think of this popular dash cam.
First Drive Thoughts
This is the first time I have ever handled or used a dash cam and, being honest, part of me found it exciting to use. Using the dash cam on the car and taking my first drive was interesting. When driving around I was all of a sudden struck by how often collisions happen on the road. I guess we are just used to seeing them as we pass by. But with the dash cam in place I guess I was just thinking more in-depth about people’s movements on the road and looking for what might happen next.
Also, just using a dash cam just seems like a generally good idea. When using one I felt like I have a bit more confidence on the road, not that I was any safer from collision statistically, but just that I would have evidence if anyone on the road was to cause a collision and try to wrongly blame me.
Unboxing And Setup
This process couldn’t be easier. The Transcend DrivePro 200 comes very nicely packaged in a brilliant display box. Unpackaging it is easy and once you have everything out, the setup process is dead simple. Put the 32gb micro SD card into the side of the car recorder. Attach the windscreen arm to the recorder, remove the 3M seal and stick to your car front windscreen and then run your power cable from the 12v lighter socket to the side of the camera.
The next steps are simply powering on your camera and setting the date and time and then you are rolling.
How Does It Work?
The dash cam will collect video footage of everything that is going on in front of the car. But of course, there is a lot more than this going on. Every time you power on your car, typically the cigarette lighter will power on with the ignition, automatically powering the camera on and will also turn off the camera when you arrive in your destination. The camera will record clips of footage from your journey 1080p at 30fps. The clips will be broken down into smaller bits of footage. I set the camera to record 5 minutes at a time then save the file and instantly start another 5 minute clip. This will continue until the 32gb card is filled and then it will start to overwrite the oldest file. Smart, no faff.
If there is a collision of any sort the G-sensor in the camera automatically protects the footage so it can’t be overwritten, this is great functionality that will keep the data secure for either police or insurance purposes.
Benefits Of The Transcend DrivePro 200
The Transcend DrivePro 200 is one of the most popular car recorders you can buy and there are great reasons for that. In short, this is because it is a reasonable price and the functionality is great.
The DrivePro 200 includes a 32gb card as default keeping the hidden costs down. The camera features great 1080p footage at 30fps which is perfect for reviewing anything that happens on the road. The last piece of icing on the cake is the viewing angle of the camera is 160 degrees which works really well and gives a great perspective on the roads.
Other great extensions to the camera is the above mention G-sensor protection and also the wifi functionality that allows you to sync the video footage with your phone, removing the need for a computer to use the device.
Transcend DrivePro 200 Test Footage
To give you an idea of just how good the footage actually is in all environments, take a look at clips from various trips I have made in both night and day. The footage is completely raw and shot on a DrivePro 200.
Supplied by: Transcend