Summary: I purchased 11 of these cameras for a client in Boca Raton, FL (UPS Stores). Very easy to setup and easy to configure. This camera records both to a SD card that is installed on the camera (I use the SD for motion during the night) and IP recording to a remote location. Make sure that the location of the cameras have high speed internet. If not and you have ADSL then expect your internet to be very slow.
Summary: Let me start by stating that I had to return this IP camera. The major reason is that it does not have exposure compensation and it has a manual focus. It is configured for indoor ambient light settings. Not too bright and not too dim. I also realized that the camera/CCD chip does not have a sufficient dynamic range to capure a scene with both bright and dard areas. If this is a requirement, then this camera will not perform for you.
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: 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 fixed this problem since we didn't find anything that suggested it but thanks to that we didn't have to return it or use it only indoor).
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.
Eh... wish i would have spent a bit more on a better camera
25 April 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.
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: 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.
25 April 2011
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.
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.