Summary: Before purchasing this camera, I did read other reviews elsewhere and there were complaints that the video quality is bad while others stated it was fine. I took a chance and can definitely say the video quality is bad and this is a HD camera. Faces are relatively clear when they are about 6 to 8 feet away (about 2 to 3 metres) and well lit otherwise it's poor. The algorithm the camera uses for motion detection is poor.
Pros: - has Power over Ethernet so there is no need to use the included AC adapter if you have a PoE switch or injector, - decent amount of settings that can be configured in the Web configuration utility, - relatively small footprint than some IP cameras
Cons: - poor picture/video even after adjusting the focus ring, - focus ring seems to adjust past infinity even though user guide states focus depth is 20 cm to infinity so picture can be out of focus if not adjusting using live view, - this poor quality causes motion detection to trigger too easily when there isn't any, - user management is not as good compared to other IP cameras such as Foscam, - free Trendnet IP camera viewer (for mobile phones) is too basic compared to...
Summary: I purchased this camera with intention of running it offline and recording to a MicroSD card; I would say that setting it up offline is pretty difficult if you're not computer savvy (I gave up because I couldn't quite remember how to deal with hooking up a camera to a laptop directly and giving each a static IP to have it on the same "network" to talk to each other, in theory it sounds like it should work, ...anyway, not the point).
Wanting More From the TRENDnet TV-IP572WI wireless camera
Donna Gin, Amazon
24 April 2014
Summary: This wireless camera from TRENDnet has so many things going for it but yet it falls short on a few crucial levels. First the positives: + Good overall video quality; night video gets grainy but that's to be expected for a small sensor camera. + Good wireless range. Mine is communicating with my Netgear N600 wireless router from one end of the house to another over 2 floors in a 3000 sq ft home. + TRENDnet DVR program works relatively well and is FREE.
Summary: Shipped on time, the camera was in good shape when delivered. The camera worked well for the first year and then weeks after the return period window had expired the camera would no longer connect to a network. Tried resetting, using a regular power cord instead of PoE, it powers on but no network connectivity. We need products that last more than a year.
Summary: I bought one of these TV-IP572PI cameras. So far I am not impressed. For one thing, the motion detection feature does not work. I cannot enable it, The configuration page has a little black box where you draw the detection region with the mouse and then enable detection by checking a box. None of that works, not in any browser, not FF, Chrome, or IE. Also, no SD card works in my camera either.
Summary: I was looking for a nicer camera than your average 640x480 resolution camera, and this is not it. It's picture during bright light has a fair amount of noise and really doesn't look any better than quarter megapixel cameras. Low light performance is terrible with a lot of thermal noise, especially on the right side of the picture. The thermal noise tends to falsely trip motion detection quite a bit.
Summary: Been trying to get the motion detection to work over the past couple of hours and still can't get it to work. Even if you think you have it figured out there is no indicator anywhere telling you that the motion event was triggered and that the event is being recorded. Granted there is a lot of "stuff" that can be configured, but would be helpful to click on a few setting to initially get it to work and then go back on fine tune everything.