Summary: Comments about Axis Communications Axis Communications M1011-W Mpeg-4 30 Fps Small Size Indoor Network Camera: I replaced my cheap Chinese camera with this and the image quality, usability and features make this huge leap forward for me. Frankly I was surprise that an Axis camera in this price range performed so well.
Summary: just plug her into your router with cat5, connect to it's IP address from your web browser to configure it if needed, or at minimum just enter your wifi password so you can unplug it from the Ethernet and set it up in any room of your house fed via wifi and powered by a small power plug. 640 x 480 max resolution. Video quality is great for 640. I want an HD camera next.
Summary: I own a lot of video camera as I use them on websites. I have owned Toshiba, DLink, Cisco, IBM, Phillips and more, but Axis is the best brand by far! I like the quality, ease of use, programability and setup of the camera I have bought form them. I own 4 Axis cameras currently (3 were sold off when I bought new models) and I JUST ordered a 2nd of this one on Amazon and hope to have it soon!
Summary: I purchased this camera for basic home surveillance. I was very impressed with the camera. Quality of the images is great for 640X480 and the sensor is better on movement and other cameras such as (hoo-too $70 cams). You can make out movement fairly good under normal light conditions. Low light conditions might be problematic if you need to pick up movement and unfortunately this camera doesn't have PIR (infrared sensor).
Summary: This camera is OK for the price. At a distance of 25 feet, I can recognize someone if I know them real well but you'd never be able to pick someone out of a lineup based on the grainy result. I actually have two M1011-Ws, one wired and one wireless. The wired may work slightly better, but they both seem to do OK. The one problem I am having lots of issues with is dropouts.
Summary: I have an iMac, and I wanted to find a quality camera that would play nice with my Mac. I spent - a lot - of time online looking at different cameras before I bought this. First thing: The CD that comes with the camera is for PCs. Okay, so, if you have a Mac, look at the manual that comes with the camera. Then, unless you are a wizard at networking, call the support line at axis. They are very, very helpful.