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I bought two of these via Amazon from this vendor. The cameras I received lack the HikVision marking, packaging, and associated software. I noticed that the firmware was several versions older than the versions reported by users of this HikVision camera. I called HikVision USA, and learned that they will not provide… see more I bought two of these via Amazon from this vendor. The cameras I received lack the HikVision marking, packaging, and associated software. I noticed that the firmware was several versions older than the versions reported by users of this HikVision camera. I called HikVision USA, and learned that they will not provide access to firmware, documentation, warranty, or support of any nature for this camera.
I returned the cameras to Amazon for refund (with some argument from Amazon). I reported to Amazon that these are unsupported by HikVision. Amazon still lists these as HikVision. They are NOT. In my opinion, Amazon has and continues to mislead customers regarding this item. see less
I bought two of these via Amazon from this vendor. The cameras I received lack the HikVision marking, packaging, and associated software. I noticed that the firmware was several versions older than the versions reported by users of this HikVision camera. I called HikVision USA, and learned that they will not provide access to firmware, documentation, warranty, or support of any nature for this camera.
I returned the cameras to Amazon for refund (with some argument from Amazon). I reported to Amazon that these are unsupported by HikVision. Amazon still lists these as HikVision. They are NOT. In my opinion, Amazon has and continues to mislead customers regarding this item.

By Plain Mike on January 11, 2014
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Yes. You have to set it up as a PSIA or ONVIF device, but it functions fine. If you want to use motion detection on the camera to save CPU cycles on te Synology, then use PSIA.
By Tyler Collier on June 23, 2014
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Unless you are using just one camera, a POE switch is nice. It provides camera power through the network cable. I'm using http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-8-Port-100Mbps-Switch-TPE-S44/dp/B000QYEN1W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389139282&sr=8-1&keywords=trendnet+poe+switch The advantages of a POE switch are less wire cl… see more Unless you are using just one camera, a POE switch is nice. It provides camera power through the network cable. I'm using http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-8-Port-100Mbps-Switch-TPE-S44/dp/B000QYEN1W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389139282&sr=8-1&keywords=trendnet+poe+switch The advantages of a POE switch are less wire clutter, and less traffic on your "Normal" home network. (4) 3.0MP cameras can generate a lot of traffic. By running the cameras to the POE switch, then my PC running Blue Iris to the switch I don't bog down my home wireless router with all the traffic. see less Unless you are using just one camera, a POE switch is nice. It provides camera power through the network cable. I'm using http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-8-Port-100Mbps-Switch-TPE-S44/dp/B000QYEN1W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389139282&sr=8-1&keywords=trendnet+poe+switch The advantages of a POE switch are less wire clutter, and less traffic on your "Normal" home network. (4) 3.0MP cameras can generate a lot of traffic. By running the cameras to the POE switch, then my PC running Blue Iris to the switch I don't bog down my home wireless router with all the traffic.
By Tolerable on January 8, 2014
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I use it with Blue Iris and it works great. Camera has some great features and I'll be buying more at some point.
By nutt on April 1, 2014
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No. The cable is fixed to the camera. Keep in mind that is not an actual cable but a female RJ45 (Ethernet cable) plug. You will need a hole of at least 3/4" diameter to run the plug.
By E. Bordas on April 14, 2014
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It does.
By GHinTX on April 9, 2015
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There are three versions of this camera. It is important to know what you are getting. It can be confusing. Let me try to explain. Here are the versions:
1. A true international version with language options. This will will have "CCWR" instead of "CCCH" in the serial number. It will work with English and most importan… see more
There are three versions of this camera. It is important to know what you are getting. It can be confusing. Let me try to explain. Here are the versions:
1. A true international version with language options. This will will have "CCWR" instead of "CCCH" in the serial number. It will work with English and most importantly, you can upgrade the firmware and it will still work in English.
2. A Chinese version that has been adapted (hacked) one-time to have English menus. This will have "CCCH" in the serial number. It will work now in English but if you try to update the firmware, you will need to do so with a Chinese language version which means it will revert to Chinese. (There are ways to hack around this but they are complex.) There are a lot of these variants floating around. The warranties are void in the US.
3. A Chinese camera with original firmware, in Chinese only. Will have CCCH in the serial number. Can be hacked to present English menus but it is complex to do so. And, if you update firmware you will probably have to hack it again to get it back to English.
So when you read that a camera is an "English" camera it could be version #1 above (all is good) or version #2 above (it will work until you try to update firmware.) If you read that the camera has "English firmware" then it could be version #1 or a hacked version of #2.
So what I would do is buy a camera that you believe is a true International version and if upon receipt you see it has CCCH in the serial number you should send it back immediately for a refund. see less
There are three versions of this camera. It is important to know what you are getting. It can be confusing. Let me try to explain. Here are the versions:
1. A true international version with language options. This will will have "CCWR" instead of "CCCH" in the serial number. It will work with English and most importantly, you can upgrade the firmware and it will still work in English.
2. A Chinese version that has been adapted (hacked) one-time to have English menus. This will have "CCCH" in the serial number. It will work now in English but if you try to update the firmware, you will need to do so with a Chinese language version which means it will revert to Chinese. (There are ways to hack around this but they are complex.) There are a lot of these variants floating around. The warranties are void in the US.
3. A Chinese camera with original firmware, in Chinese only. Will have CCCH in the serial number. Can be hacked to present English menus but it is complex to do so. And, if you update firmware you will probably have to hack it again to get it back to English.
So when you read that a camera is an "English" camera it could be version #1 above (all is good) or version #2 above (it will work until you try to update firmware.) If you read that the camera has "English firmware" then it could be version #1 or a hacked version of #2.
So what I would do is buy a camera that you believe is a true International version and if upon receipt you see it has CCCH in the serial number you should send it back immediately for a refund.

By MJB on April 7, 2015
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There is an international version but it differs from the Chinese version only in the serial number and the firmware it is shipped with. The manufacturer (HikVision) provides the international market with a camera with installed firmware that has a language selection option on the setup page. The version provided for t… see more There is an international version but it differs from the Chinese version only in the serial number and the firmware it is shipped with. The manufacturer (HikVision) provides the international market with a camera with installed firmware that has a language selection option on the setup page. The version provided for the Chinese market ships with firmware in Chinese only and is available at a lower price than the international version. Some industrious Chinese resellers are buying the Chinese version, hacking the f/w to show the language selection option and selling them on the international market at a big profit. These hacked cameras work fine but you won't get any support from HikVision and if you try to update the f/w with the English language update you'll get an error of 'language mismatch'. You can upgrade using the Chinese version of the f/w but then the menus will all be in Chinese.
It is the serial number of the camera that is critical. The Chinese version has 'CH' embedded in it where the international version has 'WR'.
Of course you can't see the camera serial number until you receive the camera. I'm not sure there is any way to ensure that the camera you get is the international one before you buy it. Be sure to read the comments in the seller rating section to see if anyone has complained about problems with HikVision cameras they ship. I think a price far lower than what others are selling it for is probably a tip off that it isn't the international version but I can't say that for sure. see less
There is an international version but it differs from the Chinese version only in the serial number and the firmware it is shipped with. The manufacturer (HikVision) provides the international market with a camera with installed firmware that has a language selection option on the setup page. The version provided for the Chinese market ships with firmware in Chinese only and is available at a lower price than the international version. Some industrious Chinese resellers are buying the Chinese version, hacking the f/w to show the language selection option and selling them on the international market at a big profit. These hacked cameras work fine but you won't get any support from HikVision and if you try to update the f/w with the English language update you'll get an error of 'language mismatch'. You can upgrade using the Chinese version of the f/w but then the menus will all be in Chinese.
It is the serial number of the camera that is critical. The Chinese version has 'CH' embedded in it where the international version has 'WR'.
Of course you can't see the camera serial number until you receive the camera. I'm not sure there is any way to ensure that the camera you get is the international one before you buy it. Be sure to read the comments in the seller rating section to see if anyone has complained about problems with HikVision cameras they ship. I think a price far lower than what others are selling it for is probably a tip off that it isn't the international version but I can't say that for sure.

By M. Schauer on November 10, 2014
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Yes.
By TMEZON-Security KING SELLER on May 23, 2015
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Per the spec sheet: Power Supply: 12 V DC ± 10%; PoE (802.3af), Power Consumption: Max. 5W (7W with ICR on).
By motorbikematt on August 11, 2015