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A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.

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SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for dashcams...here's some.

 

VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

            

 
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Sunday
Dec062015

Dashcam Review: Transcend DrivePro 220 with GPS & WiFi

The Transcend Drivepro 220 is a fully featured dashcam at a sensible price from a recognisable brand with a two year warranty. What's not to like? Watch the video below to find out all about this camera.

Purchasing

If you want to buy this camera, it is available online at Amazon UK or Amazon US (click the links to see the current price) There are also some good deals on ebay that may work out cheaper than Amazon (Click your country below to see the current prices available to you). 

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Sample Clips

If you want to download some sample clips from this camera Click Here.

You can find out more about the Drivepro range of dashcams on the Transcend Website

 

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Reader Comments (33)

We've got firmware 1.07. Do Transcend say what fixes they've put in each later release of firmware? Have they done anything about making the G sensor less sensitive so it doesn't make emregency recordings at almost every pothole or speed hump? We filled up our 15 emergency recordings within about 10 miles of driving on typical B roads round here, and some of them I never even felt a bump that triggered it. That's on lowest sensitivity. I've had to turn off the G sensor to avoid getting error messages. Shame the number of emergency recordings is limited to a smaller number that what will fit on the card.

September 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

@Martin ... After receiving my DrivePro220, I used the suction cup mount for about a week before switching over to the more permanent adhesive mount.

I did this because I wanted to make sure that I was actually going to keep the DrivePro, and because I wanted to have the flexibility of making sure that I had mounted it in the optimum location.

During this time, I also had my fair share of "false" emergency recordings. I just figured I'd live with them... as it was no big deal since I could always deleted them as I needed, and because the 15 recordings will age-out and rotate anyway.

THE GOOD NEWS: When I switched from the "bouncy" and "spongy" suction-cup mount to the more rigid adhesive mount, the false emergency recordings stopped. I'll still get the odd pothole that will trigger the unit, but not nearly as often as before.

Good luck!

September 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllen W.

Hello I decided to go for the Drivepro 220 and found that the Use of a CPL filter vastly improves the picture quality. I ordered a 22mm Magnetci CPL filter on Ebay and it fits the camera perfectly. The magnetic adhesive ring fits exactly over the shiny silver ring on the camera lens. For those interested in obtaining a magnetic CPL filter here is the ebay link to the item -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400983168272?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

October 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Flack

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