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I found this to have a fairly standard set of features for a pan/tilt ip camera. Once you figure the operation everything worked great and I can't wait to find a place for this in my house. As many commenters have pointed there are some things missing in the documentation and no support to help you with them, I've included a bunch of helpful information I found on my own at the bottom of this review.
Build- The camera itself is the standard size of any other pan/tilt ip camera: more than you'd want to hold in your hand but light enough that the included small wall-mount bracket can hold it without issues. It is made entirely of plastic but nothing about it is flimsy. Around the lens are 10 infrared LEDs that really light up the room, a light sensor, and a status LED that CAN be turned off. Also included is a power adapter and Ethernet cable.
Function- If you just want to get this going fast the instructions give you the direct route to use it with your phone. A quick app install and plugging the camera in to both power and your router should be good to go. Remember that you need to get into the settings and configure the wifi information before the camera can work wirelessly. The app allows you to control where the camera is pointing with swipes but I find arrows are just easier. Night vision works great and with the help of the infrared LEDs can see across a large room in complete darkness. It switches to that mode automatically once the light is to low and switches back once there is enough light.
Once you get past the lack of documentation this really is a nice camera. Pan and tilt functions are great and the night vision works so well I may have it watching my yard. Sometimes you pay upward of $100 for these features so I consider this a bargain. I received this product free in exchange for nothing more than my honest opinion. --- --- Important setup information -If the App can't find your camera even with it powered and connected to the router, you may need to go into the router settings and make sure a setting called upnp is on. It can't find it without that.
-Wifi will not work until you get in the settings and set it up using the wired connection
-I like to get my home automation system working with things and there certainly was a lot of documentation missing. After hitting the camera with Nmap I found port 81 was open on this camera. If you put your camera's ip address in your browser followed by :81 this will take you to the web interface(example 192.168.1.101:81). There are a couple options here but I chose the video stream mode. From here you can find the tools menu at the bottom which opens up many more settings than can be found in the app.
-You can turn the status LED off in the PTZ settings
-You can change the time settings in here but it doesn't account for daylight savings so it will be one hour off half the year unless you switch the timezone manually
-If you just want a plain video stream use this URL: <camera ip>:81/videostream.cgi?loginuse=admin&loginpas= or the snapshot here: <camera ip>:81/snapshot.cgi?loginuse=admin&loginpas=
I still haven't figured out the telnet login to the camera so if you find it drop me a comment.
For our use case as a baby monitor this doesn't work. Seems much more suited for security purposes. I need something that is on all the time and keeping my phone on is a pain as I have to leave the monitor to use my phone for other things. Also, I have woken up a couple times already within a week and found that the view to the monitor had closed on my phone. Likely due to a temporary connectivity issue, but that still means the second half of the night I wouldn't have heard my kid crying. Going back to a traditional video monitor with a dedicated parent device.
Also, there are two username and password fields in the setup, one for a user and one for an admin. I found that if I set a password on the admin, I could then no longer edit settings on the device. I found no mention of this second set of credentials in the documentation. This falls in line with many people's frustration over the setup process and lack of documentation.
I read the reviews to this monitor before purchasing. The reviews were mixed, but I took a gamble.
The instructions are pretty simple and straightforward. I set up the camera (turn on power, connect via router) and downloaded the app. After adding the camera to the devices list in the app, the instructions say to click a tool logo in order to set up the wifi. Well I hit that logo a hundred times and it just kept saying "no operation permissions." I couldn't even access the screen in order to set up the wifi. The instructions booklet includes a FAQ section. The section suggested that I do a systems reboot and explains how to do it. I did the systems reboot. And still, the same problem.
I'm also irritated that the product description does not mention the router. I initially thought it was wireless. In addition to the power cord that must be connected at all times, it's too many cords for my liking.
Overall, I'm really annoyed that I wasted my time with this purchase and that I have to waste more time to return it. Please spare yourself the trouble and do not buy this. Initially, I was drawn by the price and I wanted to believe the glowing reviews. But there are enough negative reviews, all stating similar issues, that it's just not worth it. Spend a little more money for a good camera with solid reviews.