Nightshot works very well in low light. However it does make the camera very instable. If you start to move around and you're recording too? Nightshot will certainly crash your camera. Only taking of the power will reset it which is a big problem if you wanted to keep an eye on your house while being on holiday. The hardware of this camera is pretty good. It has a microphone which is not always the case with IPcams in this segment. The picture is quite clear but I would have liked a slightly wider angle. The robotics are great fun to play with.
The camera is quite easy to set up if you have some knowledge of networks. It can be reached from the www but if your working in an office environment then don't bet on it. The internal webpage uses java scripts and active X which often conflicts with security settings.
What I don't like:
1 no ftp
2 internet webpage layout or text cannot be changed
3 motion detection cannot be set to different sensitivities depending on the time of day so settings which work at night will motion detect at every passing cloud during the day
4 firmware is not stable and FULL of bugs
5 NO NEW FIRMWARE available, NO RELEASE DATE KNOWN
6 SMC support actually told me I'd better return the camera!
7 lots of spelling errors in the firmware/internal webpage
8. Motion detect email cannot send jpegs, only avi's! Even though jpeg is selected!
9 If an other user records to their pc then normal recording stops permanently.
10 not stable
11 The waiting page which is supposed to be shown after you reboot the camera points at the internal ip address even when you reboot from the www so you'll loose your connection with the camera permanently until you take the power of.
Shame on SMC! No quality control whatsoever! It could have easily been a great camera would the firmware be of better quality.
What I like:
1 good nightshot
2 fun to play with (robocam!)
3 fairly good image quality
4 strong and good looking design
5 wall mount
6 mirror and vertical flip of immage possible
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