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TRENDnet TV-IP512P
5.9 out of 10

TRENDnet TV-IP512P

The PoE Internet Camera Server with 2-Way Audio transmits Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent low-cost bird-feeder camera

Keflex, Amazon
17 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this camera to train out a kitchen window box on a set of seed feeders in our back yard. It has the two features I absolutely required: Power Over Ethernet (POE)--which means I can power it using the same cable that sends and receives networking information (less clutter)--and a CS lens...
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Overall 6
6.0

Two-way audio is not exactly straightforward

Steven I., Newegg
22 July 2012
  • Summary: It's hard to justify the price for some of the higher end cameras, but there is really a difference. These "consumer grade" cameras have a few features, but they really end up lacking in a variety of surveillance applications.
  • Pros: Price.
  • Cons: Image resolution is typical of this level of camera. Storage to SD limits various trigger (or event) capabilities. Lack of schedule granularity.
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Overall 6
6.0

Does not work outdoors

John S., Newegg
3 May 2012
  • Summary: Had to send this back because I needed a camera to set up a beach cam and although this one was easy to set up without a lot of DVRs and wires, it does not work correctly for bright outdoors shots. Microphone worked fine. Seemed to be a good buy for what I got.
  • Pros: Easy to install, software worked
  • Cons: Does not work as an outside camera - only indoors. Tried using software to change brightness/contrast but no luck. Indoor only.
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Overall 10
10

Over two dozen installed

Joseph A., Newegg
25 April 2012
  • Summary: I typically trust newegg reviews, but this is one instance where I would have missed out on a great *super inexpensive* POE camera had I not already purchased so many of them.
  • Pros: AWESOME FOR THE MONEY!!!!!!! I have over two dozen of these installed, mostly connected to Synology Surveillance Stations. What do you people want for $100. IP Camera with POE and sound. the thing is a STEAL. Add their weather proof housing for another $60 and now you have stolen a weatherproof v...
  • Cons: Price is too low, so cheap ignorant people buy them and give poor reviews.
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Overall 10
10

Works fine

Jay B., Newegg
31 January 2012
  • Summary: I will buy a few more of these cameras at some point.
  • Pros: Easy setup (Win 7 x64 for me) out of the box, either wired or wireless n. Good resolution, even in lower light. Also supports RTSP (TCP video streaming) via port 554. The Trendnet smartphone free apps are simple, but do the job. Does have motion sensing and audio. The camera has various I/O ports...
  • Cons: Manual focus. No optical zoom. No pan and tilt. The software will do 16x digital zoom though, but so can most software media players. The camera has a microphone, but no external speaker (It has an audio "line out" port). The provided PC software is nothing special. Not for use in below freezing ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Software issues

Sherri H., Newegg
6 October 2011
  • Pros: Cameras work as described Software is easy to set up
  • Cons: Software shuts itself down at midnight every night TrendNet Help Desk has yet to respond (1 month and counting) Looking at buying working software, so we can USE the cameras 24X7
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Overall 8
8.0

Great IP PoE Indoor Camera

Christopher G., Newegg
25 July 2011
  • Pros: This is a great Indoor IP PoE camera. I picked it up during a special promo for less than $80. I have it running off of a Cisco SG300-28P (802.3af) switch and using BlueIris software to capture the video. The lens it came with (6mm) was too narrow of a view for my purpose but luckily it can be ch...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Great POE Cameras

Rafael Nieves, Amazon
28 June 2011
  • Summary: I bought over 50 of these about 2 year ago. Only had one die on me after about 20 months of constant use. I have used them in enclosures outside in the blaring Texas summer heat and through super cold winter nights and they have not let me down.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice Camera

Franklin Rolando Orellana, Amazon
26 June 2011
  • Summary: The quality of this camera is what you would expect for the price, regular. The default settings are not ok for use outdoor, and you can't change that unless you update the firmware of the device, which is what we did and after that i worked ok indoor and outdoor (we didn't knew that the firmware...
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Overall 10
10

Great basic camera!

Bill, Amazon
24 June 2011
  • Summary: I have the 4x zoom model and it is easy to set up and use. I mounted mine in an outdoor camera housing to monitor the outside of my home. I have no trouble connecting to it from work and the picture is clear.
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