As we examine the camera from the front, we see the wide-angle 130 degree glass lens that is capable of 720p or 1080p video at 30 frames per second, as well as a built-in microphone/speaker below left of the lens. This camera is capable of recording vehicle interior audio and this can be turned off in the menu, if so desired. The camera is constructed of a very durable high gloss black plastic finish.
Looking at the left side of the DrivePro 220 (side closest to driver), we see the slot for the micro-SD card as well as the Emergency Record button. Transcend recommends Class 10 UHS-1 SD cards up to 64GB and they are inserted or removed by way of a spring in the SD card slot.
The right side contains the input for the power adapter, a similar adapter also being available to plug into a computer.
Looking from the top, we can see how the camera mount simply slides in place and locks.
This closeup of the vehicle mount assists in understanding how it simply slides in place. This suction mount came standard with our review sample, however, the adhesive backed mount is also available from Transcend:
The back of the Transcend DrivePro 220 has a 2.4” color LCD screen which remains on while you drive. There are also 4 buttons below the display which are used for power, video review and erase, menu and the last is for still shots; simply press it at any time for a picture.
DRIVEPRO 220 SET UP AND USE
Considering that the DrivePro 220 contains so many features, one might think it rather complicated to set up and operate. It’s not. Simply insert the SD card, position the camera in a beneficial position on your windshield, plug it in and you are off.
It is that easy. Transcend has configured this camera so that it fits most needs right from the get-go, and such that anyone could easily operate it.