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Transcend DrivePro 520 Dashcam - 32GB Dual Camera Wifi + GPS - £85.39 @ Amazon UK
Transcend DrivePro 520 Dashcam - 32GB Dual Camera Wifi + GPS - £85.39 @ Amazon UK

Transcend DrivePro 520 Dashcam - 32GB Dual Camera Wifi + GPS - £85.39 @ Amazon UK

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Top of the range Dashcam from Transcend. I've had one since it was released and it has captured umpteen funny incidents and some not so funny near misses.

Having seen a friend suffer the frustrations of a crash for cash scam, one of these would have saved him years of grief and additional expense.

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Is there a 2016 version coming out

thought you get two cameras one for the rear and one for the front, anyone know any cheap dual front and rear cameras?

How long do these last

I mean do you have to manually switch on all the time and what if someone steals the device you would have no way of having the video right ?

Original Poster

wakkaday

How long do these last


If by that you mean how long does the battery charge last, I think about 25-30mins. It is worth my mentioning that the supplied cable USB to mini-USB cable is quite chunky and the cigarette light adapter ridiculously large. I swapped it out for a spare, small skinner 5m cable I had lying about in the loft and a Griffin Dual Twin Port USB 12v for £1.65.

~edit~
Just seen your second post. If the 12v supply is cut (e.g. ignition turned off, as it does in my car) then the camera automatically powers off after 30seconds. I think that setting can be changed but don't know off the top of my head. If the cigarette lighter is permanently 12v then the camera will stay on until you unplug it.

And yes, if stolen and you haven't downloaded the video to your device (as I sometimes do) then yes, it is lost. Most thieves I would imagine would just steer clear of a camera with wi-fi written on it, just in case it is uploading somewhere. Mine has been in the windscreen for 6months and hasn't bee stolen yet. {Touches wood}.

That is one thing, I really wish they would make these slightly more discreet. The silver ring around the lens is totally unnecessary, though when an idiot cut me up and I pressed the emergency record button, he did start driving properly after that...


Edited by: "WBRacing" 12th Jun 2016

cikki100

thought you get two cameras one for the rear and one for the front, … thought you get two cameras one for the rear and one for the front, anyone know any cheap dual front and rear cameras?


You get 2 cameras in one. One pointing outward, one pointing inward. This is ideal for a cabbie.

The inward lens does 720p with night vision. The forward cam does 1080p with normal vision.

TECHMOAN REVIEW

Not sure having gps built in is a good idea?

Billythebubble

Not sure having gps built in is a good idea?



Is there an option to turn this off?

I have Transcend 200 and on a hot day it will not operate only peeps once cool it will work faultlessly
A bit black tape disguises the silver ring

Original Poster

sprite127594

Is there an option to turn this off?


I have turned the screen overlay for this off as it also displayed speed....

WBRacing

I have turned the screen overlay for this off as it also displayed … I have turned the screen overlay for this off as it also displayed speed....



​and with a name like WBRacing I can guess why

nietenteges

https://youtu.be/elZ2Wq1ezFo


Already posted

Is this supposed to stay in the car or is it easily removable?

Wouldn't want the car broken into for the camera

Great camera for recording people using their phone while driving by pointing the second camera out the passenger side window.

Or Taxi or car vlogger.

too big me thinks. What is the best dash cam recommended thats discreet ?

artnada

You get 2 cameras in one. One pointing outward, one pointing inward. This … You get 2 cameras in one. One pointing outward, one pointing inward. This is ideal for a cabbie. The inward lens does 720p with night vision. The forward cam does 1080p with normal vision.TECHMOAN REVIEW



​Great review from what sounds like a local brummy. Thanks

Available used good with only damage to original box. although avoid the one with missing memory card.

Be aware this is the adhesive mount version not the suction cup one.

Original Poster

alexjameshaines

​and with a name like WBRacing I can guess why


hehe, only on the track now. Roads I drive are too congested and in in poor shape, the sort of speeds that are appropriate to the conditions are almost always below the legal limit. Things really were a lot more fun 20years ago! That and I was probably considerably more stupid...

alexjameshaines

Be aware this is the adhesive mount version not the suction cup one.


Good point. I bought the suction cup mount to use and to answer a previous question, it takes 2 hands but about 5 seconds to remove/attach, leaving the mount behind. The clip initially is quite stiff.


Edited by: "WBRacing" 12th Jun 2016

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Original Poster

GAVINLEWISHUKD

Great camera for recording people using their phone while driving by … Great camera for recording people using their phone while driving by pointing the second camera out the passenger side window. :)Or Taxi or car vlogger.


You do see a decent amount out the rear window with the camera, including a motorcycle that was filtering through slow traffic like a total tit and got necessarily close to my wing-mirror as I was on the motorway. Had I caught him it would 100% have been claimed to of been my fault but the rear facing footage clearly showed him riding like an idiot.

pan1100

I have Transcend 200 and on a hot day it will not operate only peeps once … I have Transcend 200 and on a hot day it will not operate only peeps once cool it will work faultlessly A bit black tape disguises the silver ring



Lucky you live in the UK then!

cikki100

thought you get two cameras one for the rear and one for the front, … thought you get two cameras one for the rear and one for the front, anyone know any cheap dual front and rear cameras?


I have 2 fixed cameras. G1W's. I've seen either 2 camera's in one device......(but the rear footage is essentially useless [unless you are a cabbie].... little of the frame shows what is happening out the rear and contrast is determined by the light inside the vehicle rather than outside.) or camera units which come with 2 separate cameras; The rear is wired to the front. Again the footage from the rear isn't normally as good as either a G1W or the front camera.

I suspect the reason for this is the bandwidth the processor can deal with. You get a similar variation in 'quality' when you change between 1080p60, 1080p30, 720p60 and 720p30 (in other camera).

I have 2 G1W's through a trip-cigarette lighter and mod'ed the plug to my car's cigarette lighter with a switched one (although if your ignition controls the cigarette sockets power you wouldn't even need to have this) I got from eBay. (It's a case of soldering 2 pairs of wires together and wrapping a little insulated tape.

ebay.co.uk/itm…045?hash=item41a506e645:g:p5sAAOSwyQtVqbGc

and

ebay.co.uk/itm…545?hash=item25834737a1:g:LyUAAOSwa-dWoJTp

although this one is a lot cheaper. (Having wire already attached saves you having to take anything apart)

ebay.co.uk/itm…981?hash=item4ae8cfcf15:g:BuAAAOSwBLlVN1zv

Edited by: "friar_chris" 12th Jun 2016

Is this a good price then and somewhat future proof or best waiting for newer versio

Great price. Thanks Op. Heated and Ordered.

Bought this for £105 last week, Amazon refusing to refund the difference. Not very happy.

dbox

Is this supposed to stay in the car or is it easily removable?Wouldn't … Is this supposed to stay in the car or is it easily removable?Wouldn't want the car broken into for the camera



It's easily removable, there is a switch on the adhesive cradle.

vinsona85

It's easily removable, there is a switch on the adhesive cradle.


Apologies for my probably unneccessary uncertainty, but if it is adhesive rather than suction cup, would this mean the cradle would be permanently stuck to your windscreen? So I wanted to sell my car in a few months it would either need removing and cleaning or sell with the car?

friar_chris

I have 2 fixed cameras. G1W's. I've seen either 2 camera's in one … I have 2 fixed cameras. G1W's. I've seen either 2 camera's in one device......(but the rear footage is essentially useless [unless you are a cabbie].... little of the frame shows what is happening out the rear and contrast is determined by the light inside the vehicle rather than outside.) or camera units which come with 2 separate cameras; The rear is wired to the front. Again the footage from the rear isn't normally as good as either a G1W or the front camera.I suspect the reason for this is the bandwidth the processor can deal with. You get a similar variation in 'quality' when you change between 1080p60, 1080p30, 720p60 and 720p30 (in other camera).I have 2 G1W's through a trip-cigarette lighter and mod'ed the plug to my car's cigarette lighter with a switched one (although if your ignition controls the cigarette sockets power you wouldn't even need to have this) I got from eBay. (It's a case of soldering 2 pairs of wires together and wrapping a little insulated tape.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-3-Way-Car-Cigarette-Lighter-Power-Socket-Charger-Adapter-USB-Port-Charger-/281941567045?hash=item41a506e645:g:p5sAAOSwyQtVqbGcandhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-Universal-Cigarette-Lighter-Socket-Power-Repair-LED-Switch-ON-OFF-Lead-Wire-/161116272545?hash=item25834737a1:g:LyUAAOSwa-dWoJTpalthough this one is a lot cheaper. (Having wire already attached saves you having to take anything apart)http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-24V-Male-Car-Cigarette-Lighter-Socket-Plug-Connector-On-Off-Switch-1-5m-MM-/321733512981?hash=item4ae8cfcf15:g:BuAAAOSwBLlVN1zv


Hi, I'm quite keen to learn more about your setup but the links you've posted have been removed from eBay? Any chance you have an up to date one for the easier option you mentioned?

Also, how do the wires look in your car? Don't suppose you could share a pic?

JusticeForThe96

Apologies for my probably unneccessary uncertainty, but if it is adhesive … Apologies for my probably unneccessary uncertainty, but if it is adhesive rather than suction cup, would this mean the cradle would be permanently stuck to your windscreen? So I wanted to sell my car in a few months it would either need removing and cleaning or sell with the car?



No probs and Yes you would, I need to do this now as I've just blagged free returns on the one I bought. Got my mum to re buy this at this price.

Billythebubble

Not sure having gps built in is a good idea?


Why not?

vinsona85

Bought this for £105 last week, Amazon refusing to refund the difference. … Bought this for £105 last week, Amazon refusing to refund the difference. Not very happy.



just buy another one at lower price and ask for refund for original purchase

Is the rear camera actually useful? I can't imagine it seeing very much

JusticeForThe96

Hi, I'm quite keen to learn more about your setup but the links you've … Hi, I'm quite keen to learn more about your setup but the links you've posted have been removed from eBay? Any chance you have an up to date one for the easier option you mentioned?Also, how do the wires look in your car? Don't suppose you could share a pic?


Uploading now. You see the cameras, but they look cheap especially after I used a marker pen and some white stickers to cover the camera brand logo and the "metalic" plastic round the lens. No one has tried to nick them. The wires can be tucked under the plastic interiors, hocked under the glovebox (it's amazing what you will find) and left under seats and foot mats. They are not a trip risk and do not look that obvious. The cameras are obvious and therefore you look for the cables and therefore you find them. It's pretty minimal though.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8xHPRw-hP_cTVdVVHFabmtfOWM&usp=sharing

E-Bay searches:
"3-way adapter cigarette"
"Car Cigarette Lighter Socket LED On Off Switch Plug Connector 12v Male Power"

Youtube search:
"g1w techmoan" and I'd buy E-Prance branded ones from amazon only.

friar_chris

Uploading now. You see the cameras, but they look cheap especially after … Uploading now. You see the cameras, but they look cheap especially after I used a marker pen and some white stickers to cover the camera brand logo and the "metalic" plastic round the lens. No one has tried to nick them. The wires can be tucked under the plastic interiors, hocked under the glovebox (it's amazing what you will find) and left under seats and foot mats. They are not a trip risk and do not look that obvious. The cameras are obvious and therefore you look for the cables and therefore you find them. It's pretty minimal though.https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8xHPRw-hP_cTVdVVHFabmtfOWM&usp=sharingE-Bay searches:"3-way adapter cigarette""Car Cigarette Lighter Socket LED On Off Switch Plug Connector 12v Male Power"Youtube search:"g1w techmoan" and I'd buy E-Prance branded ones from amazon only.


Cheers mate, great stuff.

Too expensive, one of these and this for less than £11 will easily equal the transcend video wise.
Edited by: "Ricky302" 12th Jun 2016

getharoon

just buy another one at lower price and ask for refund for original … just buy another one at lower price and ask for refund for original purchase



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