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Edimax IC 3030
6.6 out of 10

Edimax IC 3030

Supports H.264, MPEG4 and M-JPEG Triple mode video streaming * Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

piece of junk

Gary S., Newegg
12 February 2013
  • Pros: I can't think of any. It barely works.
  • Cons: Poor image quality. Security is lacking; anyone can access main web page and see video, even though user and admin passwords are set. After a firmware upgrade, the IP address changes to it's default (192.168.2.3), which is not simple to fix if that doesn't work on your subnet. Their PC admin tool...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Camera

Robert P., Newegg
9 November 2012
  • Summary: Overall a good buy if you are using your camera to keep watch remotely over your home or kids. If you're looking for a camera which will save, or one for continuous recording suggest looking elsewhere. In fact you should purchase a DVR system for that. I will continue to buy edimax.
  • Pros: High-res camera. More accurate colors than your standard ipCam. I've own the Foscam FI8918W, Two Zmodo CM-I11123BKs, one Cisco Linksys WVC210. This camera is the best of the 4 that I use. The image is very sharp, and the camera is always up. I use dyndns services and the camera is always reachabl...
  • Cons: No night vision, but I knew that when I purchased it. The SC card slot and saving functions should just be written out. It flat out wouldn't work, no matter what I tried. Luckily I did not purchase the camera for this purpose.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good daytime camera with caveats

Brad S., Newegg
21 September 2012
  • Summary: Abandoned the wireless, went with wired connection. If you plan to record at night you'll need extreme illumination.
  • Pros: Very good daylight images.
  • Cons: Terrible low-light images. Frequent dropped and not recovered wireless signal. User interface will intimidate non-techies but it gets the job done.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wishy Washy

Ron J., Newegg
13 August 2012
  • Summary: Does not work with Windows 8 explorer.
  • Pros: Compact, wireless, night vision
  • Cons: looses wireless connection at random and has to be powered down and back on to function. not good to use for security camera because it is unreliable. LED lamps on the front are annoying, especially if used close to a window because they reflect back to camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

Datasheet

Dave J., Newegg
26 June 2012
  • Summary: ...only 10-15fps at full res.
  • Pros: Chapter V: Appendix 5.1 Specification Sensor: 1.3Mega pixels 1/4" color CMOS sensor Automatic Exposure Automatic White Balance 24-bit Color Frame rate: 10-15fps@SXGA, XGA, 30fps@QVGA, 20fps@VGA High speed hardware based compression Supports pre-recording + post-recording for the triggered event S...
  • Cons: manual from edimax website .../images/Image/manual/Wireless/IC-3030/IC-3030_Series_Manual.zip
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Overall 2
2.0

Deceptive Claims

Sean O., Newegg
30 May 2012
  • Summary: Mobile devices have hardware decoders for h264. They can handle 720p/30 smoothly without straining the battery. But feed it MJPEG and you're lucky to get 5fps for low res as its CPU maxes out and drains power. So its mobile apps are worthless.
  • Pros: Price. No WiFi issues.
  • Cons: The manual is terrible with broken English. The software design is awful. It forces you to use Internet Explorer. You can't turn off the audio. UPnP doesn't even work. h264 is limited to IE and won't work with iOS/Android apps. And get this - motion detection and the scheduler can't trigger norma...
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Overall 10
10

wireless ip cam

Jerome F., Newegg
3 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this one for use where I did not wish to run cable, and to determine how well it works. I will be buying more Edimax cameras (different model with PoE) in part because phone support was very impressive.
  • Pros: Much better image than the 480 or even the 640 line "kit" cameras I've tried. At less than 100 on sale, great value for price. Edimax support was needed, but phone support (twice) was awesome. In the end, a very respectable image available via the internet.
  • Cons: I did not find it the simplest item to set up, but that was mostly my confusion over configuring two routers. No, the image is not as good as my HD camcorder.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wireless Cam

Ron J., Newegg
2 April 2012
  • Summary: This is my first experience with a WiFi camera. The WiFi both wireless and wired work fine, but quality of the camera is poor. The power, wireless, and wired network lamps should be on the rear so that they do not reflect on a window glass when using camera to monitor through a window because they...
  • Pros: Reasonably priced, WiFi or wired, small footprint, adjustable mounting bracket, night vision, sound.
  • Cons: Even with an adjustable lens, not a really sharp image. Would be difficult to recognize a person more than 6 foot from camera. Full features only work in Internet Explorer - no camera adjustments in Firefox or Chrome. Will not work with Internet Explorer in Windows 8. Power, wifi, network lamps i...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not what I expected

Eric C., Newegg
11 March 2012
  • Summary: I am slowly migrating from analog cameras (16 of them) to the ip-based approach. I now have 5 different IP cameras, each with their own pluses/minuses. Bang for the buck, this is not a bad purchase, and thus I've only dinged it one egg.
  • Pros: - PoE - Powerful IR (casts shadows) - Ability to turn off all indicator LEDs (bright blue is on by default) - Convenient reset button (no pin required) - though I've not had to use it yet. - Works perfectly with IPCamViewer (android app) - BlueIris DVR software has this listed in their configurat...
  • Cons: - BIGGEST CON: 5mm lens - which is too zoomed in for most small-room indoor applications. - Web interface only works 100% with IE (though IE tab in Chrome does work as an alternative). - Frame rate at highest resolution on any format is only 15 FPS (clearly stated in description). - Manual focus ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great picture, if you have enough light

Andrea F., Newegg
28 February 2012
  • Summary: Works great with Zoneminder, but be careful. The following paragraph applies to ZM users, or anyone that wants to use this with a 3rd-party app. One 1280x1024 camera equals 4.3 640x480 cameras in pixel count.
  • Pros: 1) Going from 640x480 to 1280x1024 with in a surveillance camera is a revelation. 2) Firmware features at this price are amazing. 3) One of few 802.3af compliant PoE cameras in this price range. 4) Though not small, still not very obvious once mounted. 5) Flexible design for mounting base. You'll...
  • Cons: 1) The 5mm lens @ f/2.8 is poor in low light. 2) Cheaper Trendnet and D-Link cameras have an angle of view of about 35 degrees vertical, 45 degrees horizontal, and 57 degrees in the hypotenuse. This camera is similar, but this camera is 1280x1024, so the aspect ratio is 5:4 instead of 4:3 (640x48...
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