TRANSCEND DrivePro 200 Dash Cam £68.80 with code @ Currys
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TRANSCEND DrivePro 200 Dash Cam £68.80 with code @ Currys

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Found 31st Aug 2015
DrivePro 200 this is the 2nd one I have ordered from Currys now (ordered one at same promo price about 1 month ago)

Very impressed with it.

Listed at £86
code : 20%DASH (20% off)
Makes it £68.80 with free delivery

Valid only until 03/09/15

Example of some **** takeing 25% of my lane, no audio as I was erm....swearing and beeping
youtube.com/wat…HSA

RAW File
drive.google.com/fil…ing

Good idea of quality though
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seems like its a quality product and good discount too but still a bit pricey anyone suggest better value?
Would you recommend this dashcam then with owning two of them.

Looking for one for when I change cars in 6 weeks bit if I got one now it would also be used in my current car.

I've noticed in the description that it says you can download footage from the camera to your phone via a app. Have you done this and is the quality good?

Looking for a camera that gives me that option rather than downloading footage to a pc to view as much easier if the footage is sent to your phone
These are ok but stand out like a bitch and you'll end up just not bothering to put in and wire up for a short drive. I went for a Eprance Mini which is mounted right up behind the rear view mirror with a wire tucked through the headlining to a rear charger. This way it's running all the time.
Is there anyway for me to pay for this online to get the discount but collect it today? Found somewhere with one in stock but cant pay for it online
I prefer the Sjcam,
had to make a small cable because i wanted it mounted behind the rearview mirror and the cable hidden but that was personal preference.
these are massive to big to keep in car !
Thanks, missed out on the Amazon deal last time.
i have one its a great camera and whilst i could do without the silver ring bit on the front it hardly has flashing neon signs pointing to it so most wouldnt even notice it. mine rarely gets hidden away but if it does it is literally a 10 second job to put it back in place. having tried cheaper cams would highly recommend it.
oh and download to phone is dead simple it uses wireless connection that it creates to do so
Just looked at a few YouTube videos and the size of it looks massive compared to some camera as the idea of having one that's out of the way and not noticeable rather than being quite big and noticeable once fitted in the car as the last thing I'd want is somone putting my car window through thinking it was an expensive piece of kit and trying to take it while the car was parked.

Think I'll hold off for one a bit smaller that also has the feature to transfer footage to my phone rather than uploading to a pc.

Good price though for a dashcam
Edited by: "NFS" 31st Aug 2015
NFS

Would you recommend this dashcam then with owning two of them.Looking for … Would you recommend this dashcam then with owning two of them.Looking for one for when I change cars in 6 weeks bit if I got one now it would also be used in my current car.I've noticed in the description that it says you can download footage from the camera to your phone via a app. Have you done this and is the quality good?Looking for a camera that gives me that option rather than downloading footage to a pc to view as much easier if the footage is sent to your phone



Being an android dev myself the app is pretty pants, but works as it should... quality is good for a cam and FOV/Angle is nice...see attached vid, if that car had hit me, evidence is pretty good...as it was, they missed by about an inch
NFS

Just looked at a few YouTube videos and the size of it looks massive … Just looked at a few YouTube videos and the size of it looks massive compared to some camera as the idea of having one that's out of the way and not noticeable rather than being quite big and noticeable once fitted in the car as the last thing I'd want is somone putting my car window through thinking it was an expensive piece of kit and trying to take it while the car was parked.Think I'll hold off for one a bit smaller



Well the 1st we put in my G/F car, a little Toyota IQ and it sits nice behind (or infront) of the Read View Mirror, so not a big deal at all.
NFS

Just looked at a few YouTube videos and the size of it looks massive … Just looked at a few YouTube videos and the size of it looks massive compared to some camera as the idea of having one that's out of the way and not noticeable rather than being quite big and noticeable once fitted in the car as the last thing I'd want is somone putting my car window through thinking it was an expensive piece of kit and trying to take it while the car was parked.Think I'll hold off for one a bit smaller that also has the feature to transfer footage to my phone rather than uploading to a pc.Good price though for a dashcam



There are loads out there m8, the wifi ones link to an android phone to view, save etc usually have a microsd slot and a screen of some sort , its normally the screen that makes the things so big.
There are smaller ones like the 808 style dashcams or mobius but they dont have wifi or screens but are a bit bigger than a standard car key.
I have a matt black one attached to the back of the rearview, its set to start recording when the car starts but you would have to look to see it, someone glancing would notice it at all.
scousethief

There are loads out there m8, the wifi ones link to an android phone to … There are loads out there m8, the wifi ones link to an android phone to view, save etc usually have a microsd slot and a screen of some sort , its normally the screen that makes the things so big. There are smaller ones like the 808 style dashcams or mobius but they dont have wifi or screens but are a bit bigger than a standard car key.I have a matt black one attached to the back of the rearview, its set to start recording when the car starts but you would have to look to see it, someone glancing would notice it at all.



Thanks mate
My main feature is for me to be able to send the footage directly from the camera to my phone and for the dash cam to be a decent resolution so it works well in day and night.

I was collecting some camping gear in halfords the other week when it was on offer and asked about all the dash cams they have and the staff member said none of the dash cameras that they stock can send the footage to your phone and needed to be connected to a laptop.

My brother has one which is like a tube and not very noticeable due to the size and doesn't have a screen but they are about £190
I have the Sj400 wifi ( not plugging it lol there are many others/better/cheaper/more expensive blah blah ) it will link to your phone via wifi and allow you to change the gazillion settings including whether it starts with the car or not, you can view the videos on the small inbuilt screen or on your phone and it has a micro hdmi for linking to a tv
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae2piPSoBWU

Motorbike night ride , forward to about 3mins or so
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FhDQODfyqE

A quick comparison video
I've had mine for a bout a year now and had no issues , considering its one of those evil cheaper chinese take over the world brands :P
I got mine from Banggood for about 55 quid but you can buy it from their UK warehouse for about 65 and delivery is 3 days ish.

Ill have a look in a minute m8 see if i can find something that does the phone/wifi etc for cheaper or something smaller that might fit what youre looking for.
Edited by: "scousethief" 31st Aug 2015
I have this and I love it as it is extremely user friendly and it has already paid for itself as someone reversed into the front of my car. I also have a mini 0806 in my wife's car and although it is more discrete it requires a good read of the manual. Both are easy to take the sd card out to transfer files.
NFS

Thanks mateMy main feature is for me to be able to send the footage … Thanks mateMy main feature is for me to be able to send the footage directly from the camera to my phone and for the dash cam to be a decent resolution so it works well in day and night.I was collecting some camping gear in halfords the other week when it was on offer and asked about all the dash cams they have and the staff member said none of the dash cameras that they stock can send the footage to your phone and needed to be connected to a laptop.My brother has one which is like a tube and not very noticeable due to the size and doesn't have a screen but they are about £190




Xiaomi YI which is around 60-80 depending on where you get it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw5HVv8FrsE

The famous Gopro Hero , the price looks to be around £200 but im sure you can buy it cheaper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFkAQtQbK64

Dazzne P2 ( this is supposed to be very good ) about £60
youtube.com/wat…wUI
Blinding deal.

I bought mine nearly 1 year ago at £80 off Amazon and that was a good deal back then.

Amazing video quality even in night as does not have to rely of infra red.

Only thing that let's it down is the audio quality, but who needs to hear the swearing when someone pulls out in front of you.
The silver ring found the lens is easily sorted out with a black marker pen or some black electricians tape like I have done.
Might be tempted by one and I suppose I can always in hook the camera if leaving the car in any shady areas but then if it gets bumped it won't record lol.

I did notice on amazon that they do a sucker attachment to attach to the windscreen so it can be removed and used in a different vehicle as looks like the one that comes with the pack is permantly stuck to the windscreen.

In regards to windscreen placement for anyone that owns this camera does it sit just below your mirror or is it depending on the car and preference of how you place it
cruisecars

these are massive to big to keep in car !


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Got one, impressed with it.
Not too keen on the sample footage, it makes reading the number plate or getting a visual description of the driver very hard, even at slow speed.
I have had this for the last week so heres my thoughts, this was my first dash cam , I went for it due to the reliability and it being a good make with 2 years warranty also it having no battery and it using a capacitor also it being 1080p with the wide lense, in my fiesta it goes behind the rear view mirror but sticks out the bottom a few inches, I have it hard wired using a add a fuse to the fuse box to come on with ignition, I used electrical tape to cover the chrome ring and writing yes its still noticeable from outside but not as much as its the size you notice its not huge but not small.

I have a 32gb card in it which records 4hrs 10mins, the android app is a bit buggy but works it needs inprovement.
I am pleased with the camera just wished it was a bit smaller, I have now ordered a mobius for a rear camera a lot more discreet.
Edited by: "Ellis456" 31st Aug 2015
kev1986

Not too keen on the sample footage, it makes reading the number plate or … Not too keen on the sample footage, it makes reading the number plate or getting a visual description of the driver very hard, even at slow speed.



You can see lots... youtube.com/wat…HSA sun glare a bit of a problem in that vid, but not seen any significantly better quality or stops in luminance from competing or lesser cams ... reg of the d**k very clear
kev1986

Not too keen on the sample footage, it makes reading the number plate or … Not too keen on the sample footage, it makes reading the number plate or getting a visual description of the driver very hard, even at slow speed.



For some reason the footage when transfered to pc is great yet when uploaded doesnt look as good.
Ellis456

For some reason the footage when transfered to pc is great yet when … For some reason the footage when transfered to pc is great yet when uploaded doesnt look as good.


Youtube downgrades the video so I wouldn't worry too much.
How to get this deal:

Step 1) Be Russian
Make sure you are watching the footage in 1080p on you tube. Click the cog and adjust it very clear then
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For anyone looking to buy a dashcam I recommend watching Techmoan's excellent reviews on Youtube youtube.com/pla…328 - especially the "Beginners Guide to Dashcams". After a lot of research I decided:

1. I wanted a very small camera that would not be too noticeable from outside. If you have to keep removing it when you leave the car you'll not use it.
2. Park mode is probably not as useful as you would think and can drain your car battery.
3. Dashcam batteries may not last long due to the constant charging & recharging and exposure to excess heat in the car. A dashcam with a super capacitor instead of a battery is a much better idea.
4. Wifi on a dashcam is a useless gimmick.

I eventually decided on a Mobius C2 available at banggood.com. The camera, super capacitor, charger/cable and bracket ended up costing just over 50 quid all in. Most of the accessories were sourced from ebay for a couple of pounds each. The camera itself is tiny, only slightly bigger than a Tictac box. http://www.hobbyrc.co.uk/content/images/thumbs/0002825_mobius-actioncam-v3-1080p-fpv-video-camera-w-extra-wide-angle-lens-type-c2_300.jpeg

The dashcamtalk forum is a source of excellent advice forum.dashcamtalk.com/for…38/
Edited by: "dwl99" 1st Sep 2015
sowotsdis

seems like its a quality product and good discount too but still a bit … seems like its a quality product and good discount too but still a bit pricey anyone suggest better value?


A cheaper alternative can be found by searching "g1w" either on Amazon or YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo76bkytA3o

I bought mine through E-prance on Amazon, but you can buy slightly more frugally on eBay etc. Do bare in mind that the G1W is one of the most "copied" carcams out! (Because it's really good!) Only a total numpty would break into a car to steal an unbranded or E-Prance branded £35 plastic camera, but a big Trancend £80 one.....

Another alternative which has been mentioned is the E-Prance mini 0806. The latest (3rd) generation quite possibly beats the G1W although I haven't compared footage; it is more expensive than the G1W though.

Important things to look out for in a dashcam
-True 1080p+ you need those pixels to have a chance of reading plates, and some cameras might output a lot of pixels, but they are a pi$$ poor kind of upscaling or look identical to a QVGA output.
-Something other than pointless IR LEDs for night vision. The G1W has "WDR" which somehow combines a normal exposure and an overexposure of the same image cleverly to produce decent nightime recordings.
-h264 encoding so that the files are not huge. The G1W manages just under 500MB for 5minutes. My old dashcam managed 300MB per 5 minutes, but that was only SD (a fifth the number of pixels)
-The G1W overlaps the start and end 1 second of each file. Recording the overlap twice, so nothing is missed between videos. My old one lost about a second while it finalised one recording and initialised the next. Would rather not have that happen during an incident!
-Continuous recording (I doubt you can't buy this feature on a dashcam, but it prevents your card filling up and the recorder stopping)
-WiFi - Why would it be inconvenient to pull the card out and stick it in laptop or tablet? Pointless feature.
-GPS - By all accounts it doesn't really work, and it is easy to see where you are anyway?! Pointless feature, but widely adopted.

The problem of all carcams as I see it:

I find that in reality (when you actually try to identify a licence plate following a near-miss, unless you are +/- 5mph of a car or the lighting conditions are excellent, or a car is within a narrow triangle of you (a car width to the side extending 3or4 car lengths in front of you; there will be no way of accurately identifying a licence plate. Too much blurriness (due to motorway speed and how far the car moves in 1/30th second), so this is what I am on the lookout for in the future:

-Higher than 30 frames per second (but not at the expense of pixels i.e. Not 720p60) to reduce blurriness.
-4K - More pixels will always be good
-Optical zoom - Whilst this would reduce the field of view, most of the time I find I am staring hard at the centre of my screen wishing I could get a little closer. (More pixels helps in this respect also.)
-last on the wish list is h265 encoding - A long way off being widely available in a cheap product, but it would be nice to have 700MB 5minute videos, although one could just buy a cheaper, bigger (micro)SD card. I use a 64GB card which is good for 10 hours and could easily deal with 4k - not that you need anywhere near half that (capacity) really! If there is a crash, you stop the recording and the last 10 minutes is all you really need.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 31st Aug 2015
sowotsdis

seems like its a quality product and good discount too but still a bit … seems like its a quality product and good discount too but still a bit pricey anyone suggest better value?



SJ3/4000
RunCam
Mobius
friar_chris

A cheaper alternative can be found by searching "g1w" either on Amazon or … A cheaper alternative can be found by searching "g1w" either on Amazon or YouTube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo76bkytA3oI bought mine through E-prance on Amazon, but you can buy slightly more frugally on eBay etc. Do bare in mind that the G1W is one of the most "copied" carcams out! (Because it's really good!)Only a total numpty would break into a car to steal an unbranded or E-Prance branded £35 plastic camera, but a big Trancend £80 one.....Another alternative which has been mentioned is the E-Prance mini 0806. The latest (3rd) generation quite possibly beats the G1W although I haven't compared footage, although it is more expensive than the G1W.Important things to look out for in a dashcam-True 1080p+ you need those pixels to have a chance of reading plates, and some cameras might output a lot of pixels, but they are a pi$$ poor kind of upscaling.-Something other than pointless IR LEDs for night vision. The G1W has "WDR" which somehow combines a normal exposure and an overexposure of the same image cleverly to produce decent nightime recordings.-h264 encoding so that the files are not huge. The G1W manages just under 500MB for 5minutes. My old dashcam managed 300MB per 5 minutes, but that was SD (a quarter the number of pixels)-Continuous recording (I doubt you can't buy this feature on a dashcam, but it prevents your card filling up and the recorder stopping)-The G1W records the start and end 1 second of each file twice, so there is no gap between the recordings. My old one lost about a second while it finalised one recording and initialised the next. Would rather not have that happen during an incident!The problem of all carcams as I see it:I find that in reality (when you actually try to identify a licence plate following a near-miss, unless you are +/- 5mph of a car or the lighting conditions are excellent, or a car is within a narrow triangle of you (a car width to the side extending 3or4 car lengths in front of you; there will be no way of accurately identifying a licence plate. Too much blurriness (due to motorway speed and how far the car moves in 1/30th second), so this is what I am on the lookout for in the future:-Higher than 30 frames per second (but not at the expense of pixels i.e. 720p) to reduce blurriness.-4K - More pixels will always be good-Optical zoom - Whilst this would reduce the field of view, most of the time I find I am staring hard at the centre of my screen wishing I could get a little closer. (More pixels helps in this respect also.)-last on the wish list is h265 encoding - A long way off being widely available in a cheap product, but it would be nice to have 700MB 5minute videos, although one could just buy a cheaper, bigger (micro)SD card. I use a 64GB card which is good for 10 hours and could easily deal with 4k - not that you need anywhere near half that (capacity) really! If there is a crash, you stop the recording and the last 10 minutes is all you really need.



I've got the gw1 and The quality looks ways better than this camera.plus you need wide angle lens which this doesn't seem to have mine cost 30 quid from amazon. Would not touch this cam at this price
chiccosanchez

I've got the gw1 and The quality looks ways better than this camera.plus … I've got the gw1 and The quality looks ways better than this camera.plus you need wide angle lens which this doesn't seem to have mine cost 30 quid from amazon. Would not touch this cam at this price



​seriously post raw footage and I will link the same... would be interesting to see...as besides having 2 drive pro 200s I may want a few more.
RAW File from DrivePro 200 drive.google.com/fil…ing
Anyone wanting to post anything better from a sub 70 wifi enabled cam please do... I do actually want 2 more cams for family so open to options
Personally I would never use this camera in my car.
#1 You forget to remove it from the windscreen and some scrote smashes your windscreen and nicks it.
#2 You remember to remove it from your windscreen but next time your only driving round the corner and can't be arsed fitting it and bam some Muppet cuts in front and causes a crash.
I have used a dashcam for over a year now but have a Mobius camera as in the above post #31 that is more or less invisible from the outside of the car because its tiny and to be honest I forget about it as its basically integrated into my car and starts automatically when I'm driving and switches of when I turn the engine off.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 31st Aug 2015
timbotambo

These are ok but stand out like a bitch and you'll end up just not … These are ok but stand out like a bitch and you'll end up just not bothering to put in and wire up for a short drive. I went for a Eprance Mini which is mounted right up behind the rear view mirror with a wire tucked through the headlining to a rear charger. This way it's running all the time.


I have one - it's tucked up behind the rear view mirror - it's running all the time!

Has won Autoexpress comparisons at least twice. You need to buy the suction mount extra though, otherwise it's a stick on job.
Looks a good deal.
paulandpam1

Personally I would never use this camera in my car. #1 You forget to … Personally I would never use this camera in my car. #1 You forget to remove it from the windscreen and some scrote smashes your windscreen and nicks it. #2 You remember to remove it from your windscreen but next time your only driving round the corner and can't be arsed fitting it and bam some Muppet cuts in front and causes a crash. I have used a dashcam for over a year now but have a Mobius camera as in the above post #31 that is more or less invisible from the outside of the car because its tiny and to be honest I forget about it as its basically integrated into my car and starts automatically when I'm driving and switches of when I turn the engine off.


Agreed. Same reason I went for the Mobius but went step further for stealthing it completely by housing it in my rear view mirror housing.
http://www.ryanopie.com/ihost/images/2015/07/09/outside.jpg
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