Smanos IP6 HD


TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -

WITH SOME SAVVY on­line shop­ping, the Smanos IP6 HD can be bought for around $110, but other­wise costs up to $200. The camera uses Sony 1/3-inch CMOS sen­sor, with a nor­mal 1,280 x 720p res­o­lu­tion, a 110° FOV and the abil­ity to record at 30fps. It con­nects via 802.11n Wi-Fi (with no wired op­tion) but can also save footage to a mi­croSD card (not in­cluded). It also records au­dio, and has a speaker for two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tions. The camera comes with an ad­justable stand, for easy mount­ing. Con­trol is via a free An­droid or iOS app, though we found the setup process some­what fid­dly.

Frus­trat­ingly, the IP6 does not have built-in mo­tion de­tec­tion, and in­stead re­lies on be­ing part of a larger Smanos se­cu­rity sys­tem. That means for stand­alone use, that record­ing has to be trig­gered man­u­ally. Still, the camera has some of the best im­age qual­ity of the mod­els tested. Low-light per­for­mance is par­tic­u­larly good, and it has IR il­lu­mi­na­tion for use in to­tal dark­ness.




1,280 x 720p res­o­lu­tion; 802.11n Wi-Fi; night vi­sion; ad­justable stand; lo­cal record­ing only

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