Dropcam Pro Review-Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera
The Dropcam Pro outshines not only its predecessor but also its top opponents as well. Dropcam Pro offers twice the digital zoom power of 8x of the original 4x zoom power—in general nothing to boast about, however newly improved visual quality makes it superior than the pan/tilt/zoom on automatic cameras of the same price similar to the Compro Cloud Network Camera TN600W.
Design and Setup
One take a look at the packaging for the new Dropcam Pro and its clear that the company is channeling Apple’s product presentation. Yet the box is a beauty, including the complete negligible paperwork to get up as well as running- a postcard sized fast start guide.
Dropcam Pro Features
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.2 x 3.2 inches ;
- Weight: 5.4 ounces
- New optics with updated image sensor provide 2x sharper video.
- 60 Second Setup
- 130 degrees diagonal, plus Zoom with Night Vision
- Intelligent Alerts, Scheduling in Mobile and Web apps.
- Cloud Video Recording (CVR)
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
- Supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi networks
The outlook of the Dropcam Pro is the same to the Dropcam . The stand of the camera rotates as required in the base you fix to wall or ceiling, as a result you can observe any area of a room. With the stand, Dropcam Pro measures 4.5 / 3.15 / 3.15 inches (HWD). Without the stand, the small shaped camera is hard to place, although not impossible. It’s pleasant that the Pro’s stand is currently black to match the camera, but it’s a disgrace that the 10-foot long USB-power cord as well as wall adapter are still white, therefore they don’t precisely match.
Dropcam Pro cameras lack an Ethernet port. Inside the camera it has not only Wi-Fi, but also dual-band 802.11n, thus you can connect via 2.4GHz or 5GHz. Dropcam Pro is the only close watch camera on the market along with dual-band.
Plug the Dropcam Pro into power then open up the free Dropcam app on any iOS device or Android 4.3 device then create or log in to a Dropcam account, and finally let it find the camera. provide the camera your Wi-Fi network login recommendation, provide it a unique name, and you’re done. Then you can use Dropcam Pro. Dropcam Pro also combines Bluetooth LE, the same Bluetooth existing on the latest iPhones or Android devices.
Features and Performance
The broad field of view on the Dropcam Pro is about 130 degrees, upgraded from the original’s 107 degrees. The sensor size is twice—Dropcam pronounces it is even better than the camera sensor in the iPhone 5s. It brings an outstanding video stream at 1,920 by1,080 full motion—without a hesitation, the finest video I have viewed on a home surveillance camera.
By mobile apps you can utilize a two finger pinch/spread to digitally zoom in or zome out on the video. The similar effect can be duplicated by the mouse scroll wheel in the browser edge at Dropcam.com. Digital zoom isn’t generally a big big and sometimes looks terrible, however the sensor size, video quality, along with well-designed apps make it simple to pan or tilt around the high-definition image. An improved view oversamples a zoomed-in area of the stream-points the magic stick icon to get a sharper zoom than you’d dream possible. Dropcam pro performs most excellent in very bright light conditions. The Dropcam Pro interface is Flash-based, hence it works with every desktop Web browser exist at present.
The audio potentiality on the Pro are improved. You’ll able to hear more as of the mic sensitivity, and the two-way audio was better than most other cameras, equally louder and clearer.
You can also utilize the buffered online video to produce video clips of any duration: Download it as an MP4 file, or share the clip using email, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Beside this You can make your stream public if you desire.
You can list times for when alerts can sent. iPhone users acquire a pleasant little extra—Location Scheduling. Tell the Dropcam Pro service to switch on notifications when you leave a location, based completely on where you phone is.
The night vision on the Dropcam Pro is extraordinary; particularly considering it uses eight infrared LEDs. That’s less than most—yet the earlier Dropcam had 12. The bulky sensor size makes up for it; it takes in a lot light, it needs a cavern-dark room for the night vision to even kick on.
- Simple to setup.
- Extremely high-quality, full HD video.
- Dual-band Wi-Fi.
- Motion as well as audio detection.
- Outstanding night vision.
- Mobile apps have complete camera options.
- 7 or 30 day buffer by Cloud Video Recording (CVR) service.
- CVR monthly costs can get expensive.
- No local video storage available.
Dropcam Pro shows just how great a camera similar to this can obtain with quality optics. The CVR service is expensive, but value it when you capture something significant with your baby or your dogs or your family. The shortage of on-board storage may appear like a burden, but Dropcam Pro would fight the set-it-and forget cloud storage saves you yet more hassle, and I would agree.$199.99 is a reasonable price for the image and overall performance quality Dropcam Pro camera offers.