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TRENDnet TV-IP201
5.9 out of 10

TRENDnet TV-IP201

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Overall 6
6.0

OK image, but stable

Mark B., Newegg
8 May 2010
  • Summary: Bottom line...good stable camera, the image is sharp and has good color, but is a little grainy. Trendnet TV-IP100 & 410 have much better image quality. I bought these cameras on sale at $70 and at that price I think it is an excellent product, no complaints..
  • Pros: Works with ZoneMinder Admin Interface accessible through IE and Firefox
  • Cons: Image is grainy Comes Stock with narrow angle lens, but I guess some people might like that
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Overall 2
2.0

overpriced, not very high quality

Jonathan J., Newegg
20 August 2009
  • Summary: Got 2 of these over a year ago and wanted to monitor the pool. Can't remember a time they worked reliably. They never were even worth mounting.
  • Pros: Lots of features on the box.
  • Cons: Software uses a lot of processing power for motion detection. The entire system is buggy and unreliable. waste of money. I DO NOT recommend these.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor image

Nghia N., Newegg
7 August 2009
  • Summary: I changed out the lense to 2.8mm wide angle lense and the picture quality didn't change.
  • Pros: good price, with audio.
  • Cons: poor image quality, really rainy, compare to the tv-ip100 and ip100N.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera

Travis R., Newegg
6 August 2009
  • Summary: Much better than the wireless cameras I bought from a certain popular networking product brand that starts with D. I will be buying more of these.
  • Pros: Smooth motion, easy setup if you know beginner networking. Good free software, reliable connection.
  • Cons: grainy picture
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Overall 10
10

Great Intro Camera

Anonymous, Newegg
26 May 2009
  • Summary: This is a perfect camera for surveillance so long as you don't need night vision. We really like having a PoE switch and just running one cable to these. I find the power cable that comes with them to be sufficiently long for many uses, but if you don't have a plug nearby, it probably won't be that...
  • Pros: They work fast, they require little configuration, and it integrates into Zoneminder very easily. For the cost, they are a great feature-rich camera, and the sound input is an added bonus.
  • Cons: No night vision. It doesn't advertize as such, just don't want anyone expecting this to be an overnight security camera in dark areas. It picks up what light is there very well, but it doesn't work at all in very dark scenes.
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Overall 10
10

What's Not To Like?

Andrew L., Newegg
5 May 2009
  • Summary: I set this thing up as a bird-feeder cam for my Web site, as a replacement for an Intellinet 550710, which was fine but didn't include WiFi. Overall, the TrendNet cam is a noticeable improvement, with a slightly better feature set and picture quality for less money.
  • Pros: Ethernet and 802.11b/g connectivity with WPA encryption (it really does support WPA, even though none of the product literature says so), perfectly acceptable picture quality, interchangeable CS-mount lens capability, decent low-light capability, nice feature set via Web admin, Java as well as Ac...
  • Cons: None, really
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Overall 10
10

Great Camera

Daniel G., Newegg
28 March 2009
  • Summary: If you plan on buying these cameras bulk for commercial installations give ASI a call. they are a main distributor for trendnet and occasionally have a better price on this camera.
  • Pros: CS Lens Changeable POE IP Camera, compared to similair Axis cameras org anyone for that matter you cant get better bang for the buck, it integrates great into go1984 NVR software, and they are extremely reliable. I have installed hundreds of these cameras since purchasing this one, though now my ...
  • Cons: After 6 months to a year some of the 201 cameras, if mounted from the top, will split in half. the plastic clips and the plastic around the screws inside the unit occasionally dry rot and the whole thing falls apart out of nowhere. I have super glued 10 to 15 cameras so far but that is really my ...
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Overall 8
8.0

No Showstoppers

Melanie P., Newegg
17 March 2009
  • Summary: I am running 5 of these on a Cisco 3560 POE switch. I am using a home built "server" using a Q9650, 4GB RAM, Gigabyte GA-EG41MF-S2H mainboard, and a Samsung 1TB HDD. The system is running Server 2003 R2 and has not had a single hang or crash.
  • Pros: Very good quality video and very easy configuration. These cameras are well worth the money if you use them w/ POE.
  • Cons: Narrow field of view better for hallways than larger rooms, bundled software is powerful BUT has sever limitations. Video clips are save in 50 MB files (can't go bigger) which only = 1 min at HQ settings. The software has to be MANUALLY set to schedule record. If your server crashes, the schedule...
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome Wireless IP Camera

Michael R., Newegg
28 February 2009
  • Summary: This is my first purchase with NewEgg.Com, and wow... The shipping was incredibly fast! As for the camera, it's exactly what I wanted. If you'd care to see what this camera can do in a real, live application, I have it running at nepa309.com. Click on "camera three" - that's the TV-IP201W.
  • Pros: The onboard operating system (Debian, I believe) is the main reason to buy an IP camera. The mount is beyond sturdy, the lens is replaceable, and the firmware is very easy to use - with little or no explanations needed. The daytime picture is magnificent, and contrary to other reviews, the wirele...
  • Cons: The fault of a picture occasionally freezing up, I think, is an outdated CVCS Java Applet (time to code up a new one, TRENDnet). Also, yes - the night time picture is grainy, but more than acceptable for a camera in this price range. It outperforms its discontinued sister cameras, the TV-IP100 an...
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Overall 2
2.0

Looking for IP Camera? Keep Looking

Raymond T., Newegg
7 February 2009
  • Summary: The camera may be inexpensive, especially for one rated for outdoor use, but it is not worth the patience needed to get it going. Save your sanity and spend more money on another brand.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: The camera kept dropping off the network within minutes after start-up. Finally got the camera to stay on and started the Firmware upgrade recommended by other reviews. The Firmware ran for over 17 hours only to say it timed out. Tried to upgrade again and it still did not work. Thankfully NewEgg...
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