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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price as at August 2018
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 29 and 787
If the camera is completely wire-free (powered by batteries).
Where applicable, whether the battery can be removed from the camera for charging.
Kit or camera only
Whether the camera comes as part of a kit or as a stand-alone camera only. Note that some cameras can be bought stand-alone or in a kit, whilst others only come as part of a kit.
Ease of use score
Ease of use score includes installation (30%) plus recording and motion (70%) features. Recording and motion takes into account image and video capture ability, cloud storage and remote access, as well as alerts and notifications.
enter value/s in increments of i between 30 and 96
Image quality score
Image quality score takes into account normal light (50%) and low light (50%) conditions.
enter value/s in increments of i between 25 and 80
Whether the camera can take memory cards that hold video and image recordings.
High speed internet required
Very few cameras require a high speed Internet connection, usually when they don't have a way to reduce the image quality so need a good upload speed.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Image quality score
- Ease of use score
- Motion detection actions triggered
- Motion area selection
- Home and away setting
- Noise detection
- Ongoing costs (Cloud storage, remote access)
- Google Home integration
- Good points
- Bad points
- Kit or camera only
- Kit required
- Kit inclusions
- Camera type
- Power supply (B = batteries; M = mains)
- Rechargeable battery
- Number of batteries
- Removable battery
- Claimed battery life (months)
- Solar panel accessory available
- Weatherproof rating
- Maximum resolution
- Field of view (H/V or diagonal, degrees)
- Frame rate (fps)
- Video format
- High speed internet required
- Image settings in app
- Night vision
- Night vision range (metres)
- 802.11n Wi-Fi band (GHz)
- Stand or wall mount
- Email alert
- Motion detection
- Motion detection scheduler
- Local storage
- FTP storage
- Cloud storage
- Remote access
- Remote access via Android and iOS apps
- Remote access via web browser
- Warranty (years)