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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Price in April 2022 for currently available models.
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Image quality score
Image quality score takes into account normal light (50%) and low light (50%) conditions.
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Where the camera is intended to be positioned, whether indoors or outdoors or either.
Whether the battery can be removed from the camera for charging.
Ease of use score
Ease of use score includes installation (30%) plus recording and motion (70%). Recording and motion takes into account image and video capture ability, cloud storage and remote access, as well as alerts and notifications.
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If the camera can store pictures and video footage locally (rather than in the cloud) and where this is located, whether in built-in internal memory or on memory card and whether in the camera or the hub (where applicable).
Motion detection registers movement either within the entire field of view, or a user-specified area.
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
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Image quality score
- Ease of use score
- Ongoing costs (cloud storage, remote access)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Tester comments
- Kit inclusions
- Power supply
- 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
- Image settings in app
- Night vision (m)
- 802.11n Wi-Fi band (GHz)
- Stand or wall mount
- Email alert
- Motion detection
- Motion detection scheduler
- Motion area selection
- Home and away setting
- Noise detection
- Local storage
- FTP storage
- Cloud storage
- Remote access
- Google Home integration
- Warranty (years)