Transcend DrivePro 220 Car Video Recorder Review


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.

Transcend DrivePro 220 Camera

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.

Transcend DrivePro 220 Camera

The right side contains the input for the power adapter, a similar adapter also being available to plug into a computer.

Transcend DrivePro 220 Camera

Looking from the top, we can see how the camera mount simply slides in place and locks.

Transcend DrivePro 220 Camera

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:

Transcend DrivePro 220 Dashcam Suction Mount

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.

Transcend DrivePro 220 Camera


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.

Transcend DrivePro 220 Camera

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. 

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)


  1. 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.

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

  3. Great review, thanks guys.

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