Here are a few videos that demonstrate the picture quality of the DrivePro 220.
DAYTIME VIDEO SAMPLE
This sample has been posted, as shot, in its full 3 minute length and the sound was turned off.
NIGHT VIDEO SAMPLE
In this sample, the sound is on as we approach Dundas Square in Toronto. The front window is a bit dusted from the drive and can be noticed at times with the street lights. Also, please excuse the drone of the car exhaust as the Corvette has a very loud exhaust system.
STILL PICTURE SAMPLE
This still picture sample was taken in my home town of Pelham and shows, not only the quality of the shot but also, the GPS coordinates, date, time and speed on the bottom of the picture. This can be turned off as demonstrated in the above videos.
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
If I have to be completely honest, this camera sat on my desk for weeks as I hesitated to take on a project that seemed like it just might be over-whelming; my apologies to Leslie at Transcend. The truth is that, after looking at the large complement of features the DrivePro 220 contained, I envisioned this as difficult to set up and very time-consuming to find just the storyline for this report. Was I wrong… The Transcend DrivePro 220 was incredibly simple to get up and running and provides absolutely amazing video and audio of your driving history. I would even go so far as to say that, inside the car, this camera betters the GoPro.
Perhaps a bit disappointing is the fact that our test vehicles, a 2015 Corvette Z06 with an internal Performance Data Recorder (in-car camera), and a new 2016 Jeep Cherokee with Forward Collision Avoidance, Lane Departure and Speed Warning Systems, could have teamed up and taken a bit of advise from Transcend as these components pale in comparison to the Transcend DrivePro 220.
I am quite frankly embarrassed to include the in-car video from the Z06, touted as GM’s top manufactured car to date. Gotta admit, that camera looks good in there though!
I always consider the be-all and end-all of a products review to balance on whether I would use it or not after the report. My peers would all agree that they cherish certain hardware and that hardware travels with them on a day-to-day basis. The Transcend DrivePro 220 is just that and, where there wouldn’t have been any chance whatsoever of my using a dash cam in the Corvette a few days back, I am now tucking wires away in this car and even going so far as to seek out another DrivePro 220 for the Cherokee. It is just that good. Editor’s Choice!