Summary: When I first looked at this camera's image, it was almost fogged out. I adjusted the focus ring and it's good now. I've been able to record stills and video with this and the ptz Trendnet camera with linux motion. Nice pictures with time and date stamped on them.
Pros: Very nice picture for it's class. Got it on sale for $30.
Cons: none it does what it's supposed to do. Had to revert to firmware 1.05.04 to continue to use camera with Linux motion. But it works well. I discovered this after a firmware upgrade. Now working for a couple years since my original review.
Pros: I use these for monitoring my aquatic tanks when I am away from home. For the most part, I have had no issues from these cameras. They have only had to be power cycled once in the past year. The resolution is as expected for 640x480. I do like the night vision and it works well.
Cons: I own 2. The reset button is non-functional. Placing a paper clip in the hole touches air and goes strait-thru to the other side. If you take the back off, you may be able to press the reset button, but it is a small piece of metal that wares easily. None of this would be a problem BUT the passwo...
Summary: Save your money and by something else (and from a different company). There are so many better cameras out there at this price point. This was a total waste of money and time.
Pros: Cheap, Just O.K. low light, flexible mount
Cons: Poor picture quality, Washed out, Very narrow field of view for a 4mm lens in both the horizontal and vertical directions. Very disappointed with that as the angle of view is basically useless to me unless the camera is mounted a great distance away. Do that and the poor picture quality and grain...
Cons: 1. No white balance, in area where there are lots of sunshine, the image will be washed out to white. 2. Be aware when you are changing the default user name and password (you should do so), the camera might lock you out after you changed your password /username. Hard reset of camera does not wor...
Summary: I have actually installed surveillance cameras and DVRs for my employment, but we have not used IP cameras on any of our systems. I needed a camera to monitor a small portion of my property which has had several attempted break ins. Figured for $20 I'd try an IP camera.
Pros: Cheap ... got it on clearance for $20.00 and it hasn't set my home on fire (yet).
Cons: TECH SUPPORT: Camera had beautiful pic out of box, but even set to record motion ONLY, records 2 frames every 3 seconds. Called tech support to show me where I may have missed something in setting up camera. Their first solution was to update firmware. Ok, that along with the inconvenience of cli...
Summary: Don't waste you money on these. Even in ample lighting the video was bad. The main reason I bought this was to check in on the house during the day. The app worked on my phone fine while in the house but had no connectivity outside the house!
Pros: Setup was relatively easy.
Cons: Terrible video resolution and no connectivity outside of house