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Transcend DrivePro 220 Car Video Recorder Review

VIDEO SAMPLES

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.

Transcend DrivePro 220 Still Camera Sample

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.

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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.

Corvette Z06 with 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!

Transcend DrivePro 220 Camera in Car

FINAL THOUGHTS

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!

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It takes a quick look on YouTube to realize the popularity of vehicle cameras these days.  As much as this surging interest holds great entertainment value, mandating dash cams has been a hot topic in legislative discussions, as well as questioning how they can reduce costs of vehicle insurance. Simply put, a car camera can provide an accurate representation of events that cuts subsequent legal costs and court time significantly. Today’s dash cam is so much more than that though, HD video being the norm and some even containing safety features that aren’t standard in many cars just yet. Our…

Transcend DrivePro 220 Review

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The Transcend 220 Car Video Camera is one of the most complete in-car cameras we have seen with GPS, Wi-Fi, vehicle safety features to include lane recognition and front collision avoidance...and it come with a 2 year warranty!

User Rating: 4.43 ( 2 votes)
  • Norman Hendrickson

    So it is cheaper than a GoPro with more features? What’s not to like about THAT! I wonder if there are insurance adjustments made down here in the USA, or are only Canadian insurance companies on the ball regarding this?

    • The difference between this and the GoPro are a bit moire than negligable of course, unless of course you are looking for a GoPro solely to sit on the dash of your car. I stick mine all over the outside of our car but would never attempt that with the DrivePro. Similarly, the GoPro res is now 4K+ whereas this is only 1080p, but this does have a wealth of additional features the GoPro doesn’t…including that the end file is already MPG4 and compressed, unlike the GoPro.

  • renosablast

    The night video looks like it was a Corvette rally, lol!

  • pmR32

    Great review, thanks guys.