Difficult to Set Up (I could not) and Poor Support and Documentation
Ed Baughan, Amazon
26 August 2014
Summary: Bad experience using Macintosh. Difficult to set up because you first must boot up in Windows with their CD to get ip address, then log in on Macintosh platform. The pan feature when used with Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on the Mac caused the camera to rotate erratically in both tilt and pan.
Summary: I've bought more than a dozen IP cameras in the past five years, and I've never been this excited about one before. It's worth far more than it costs, and I can't say that about any of the others. Haven't used the SD card slot or the included software and probably won't. I use Blue Iris, the best low-cost security camera software in the world.
Pros: I don't know where to start. It's like having a high-quality video camera that you can control over the internet just as well as if you had it in your hands. Everything about this camera is amazing, including: * Fast, flawless auto-focus, from less than four inches to infinity, in daylight, near darkness or IR illumination; I can't find any situation in which the auto-focus fails except total darkness, when there's no image to focus on anyway. I can zoom in on a spot ...
Cons: None, unless 704x480 isn't enough resolution for you - but remember the 10x optical zoom lens, and the license plate at 500 feet. I'll take that optical zoom over a multi-megapixel sensor with digital zoom any day.
Summary: I forgot to write the review when I got this camera three years ago. More's the better. I stuck this guy outside (it's not an outside camera) next to my porch light. It is out of the rain & snow, but not the brutal heat and cold and bugs. Sure, I was initially impressed by the zoom, and all the other whiz-bangs.
Summary: I really liked this camera before I bought it. Will just skip to the good and bads. Good: -High quality materials with the exception of the sensor -Nice 10x zoom although not so good due to sensor -Silent camera Bad: -Bad sensor. There is no visible difference between this camera and a cheapo Foscam 640x480. Because of this the image is not so clear at all zooms. -Low resolution sensor -No support for free ddns (only supports dyndns).
Summary: I just ordered this cam and was told by the manufacturer's tech support that the two-way audio was active for any user logged on to the cam remotely (up to 20), not just the Admin user. If this turns out not to be true, the cam will be returned.
Pros: Easy to use. Easy to set up. Excellent image quality. Can be se for very fast pan speeds. PoE is a great feature. The optical zoom is very nice as is the viewing angle. This unit costs more, but you get a very nice unit when compared to some of the other offerings for a few $100 less.
Cons: Fairly large unit. Doesn't play well with 32GB flash cards. Sometimes a little laggy when zooming.
Summary: Possibly I was expecting too much, but for the price this should have been a high quality unit. Ended up returning it. The disappointments were: Poor low-light performance. Rated at .01 lux. It switched to B&W mode, but still the night vision was not as expected. Probably as a result of communication/processing lag, but the tilt/pan/zoom actions were not smooth, but jerky. The biggest disappointment of all was two hot pixels when viewing at night.
Summary: I am writing this review because of the other less than flattering review. I have three of these cameras and have found them to be very reliable and they were very easy to set up. As far as security settings, I prefer MAC address filtering, so I had no problem in communicating with them once the modem was configured. I use motion triggering to upload pictures to a remote FTP server.
Summary: This product look's good,but it's not what was presented by manufactory.It's just will not work with your computer in regular setting,you have to discard your security,call,spend the time for help on the phone not count the cost and it's still will not work properly.If you wany just to spend your time and money - go ahead and buy!