I love this camera save for the fact that it only tilts 60 degrees in either direction, not 90. The camera operates in both hot and cold weather (lowest temp my camera has experienced is probably 13 degrees Fahrenheit highest is 114). The motorized lense zoom gets excellent clarity, the IR works well, and when the camera is set to SD video there is no skipping or lag. The HD video doesnt always run seamlessly when the camera is rotating, tilting, or zooming, but this seems reasonable as there is more data moving in a live feed in both directions. Quite honestly the biggest drawback is the inability to rotate up to a 90 degree point from straight down. The other problem I've run into is there is a plastic lip that surrounds the mother board which needs to be filed down with a drimmel tool so as to access the Micro SD port, but this wasn't that much of a problem. Also, you probably want what's called a "hobby box" to store all the wires and connections which come out of the back of the camera mount. Once again the drimmel tool came in handy when making holes to put the wires through. I feel like the designers really missed the opportunity to make a great camera, but the lack of 90 degrees of movement really limits the camera's capabilities. Probably not worth the $200 it costs, but it definitely works well within the parameters it operates.
And the customer service is missing in action. You can dial their number and the phone will ring... and ring and ring. Not even a foreign customer help line, just ringing. I like to imagine that there is an empty office in a ghost city somewhere in inner china where there's a phone on a desk that's just ringing. Oh well, I'm just glad it doesn't break easily and fail in extreme weather. If you're picky about any of the above mentioned then do not get this camera. If you don't want to pull out a personal loan for reliable, clear-feed security cameras that tilt and zoom (this is a motorized lense moving zoom, not digital zoom camera) then this one should serve its purpose.
- Product Dimensions: 23.7 x 13.2 x 24.5 cm ; 1.13 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 4.1 Kg
- Item Model Number: S610W-2
- ASIN: B017R75CCY
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 10 May 2017
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