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. The only thing I will complain about, and is the complaint I have about most of these IP cams, is in this form factor is the lense they put on these things has a very tight viewing angle.
Great camera, interchangable lenses and terrific low light sensitivity.
9 November 2013
Summary: I have several security cameras and these are the only one that will give a very clear image at night with my security lights for illumination. It has a night time setting to slow the shutter speed to accomplish the low light sensitivity. I bought a 4mm lens for mine for about ten dollars to give the camera a wider field of view. I just bought my third one of these and a 2mm fish eye but have yet to install it to try it out.
Eh... wish i would have spent a bit more on a better camera
7 September 2011
Summary: The good: Easy to set up, works with standard POE switches. Mounts on top and bottom, comes with a right angle bracket. Web interface is nice and easy to use. Works with Zoneminder. JPG's upload to an FTP server just fine. The bad: Focus is a manual focus. I knew this going in, but i didn't realize how annoying it would be. My biggest gripe and the main reason for the low rating is that you can't browse the SD card through the camera interface.
Does not integrate well with other systems (even TRENDnet's).
George Hogge, Amazon
5 September 2011
Summary: Does not integrate well with other systems (even TRENDnet's). Couldn't get the motion detection to record properly. Other than that, it works pretty well with the software that comes with it. But I bought a different TRENDnet PTZ camera and it came with it's own software. Neither camera works with the other's software. I found that to be very aggravating. Also, I use LuxRIOT VMS and found the cameras do not integrate well with that system either.
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 mount, which means I can replace the lens with something more powerful.
Summary: Originally I purchased the TV-IP512P to use outside with an enclosure. It wasn't until AFTER I received it that the documentation states it's for indoor use. Indoors, it works great, though I use it to monitor remotely and picture quality isn't a big issue. I mounted the camera outside in the enclosure and as a few reviews have stated, the picture is blown out with outdoor light levels.
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. The 4x zoom does cause the picture to get grainy (as expected), but I don't have much use for the zoom as I am looking for an overall view of the area.
Summary: Now have four of these installed running on the enclosed software. They certainly get the job done in good light. A little hard to see in dim light, worthless in dark (to be expected at this price). Easy set-up - recording to an external network drive. Does take a hearty CPU to run more than one camera on the software. Software takes a little research, but trendnet sight is good place to start.
Summary: This camera is inexpensive as far as PoE cameras go. Do not buy if you're looking for high resolution. I'm using it for monitoring a vehicle gate. The camera is about 50 yards from the gate. Something the size of a vehicle is about the minimum size for clarity. Picture is pixelated even at the highest resolution. BUTTT.. if you want something better, you're going to pay alot more and because of that fact, I recommend it.