Dropcam HD

Verge Review

Simple home surveillance is an appealing idea — who doesn't want to be able to check on their kids while at work or make sure the house is still standing while on vacation? But unfortunately, none of the solutions have actually been very appealing — the options have either been too expensive or captured low quality footage. Dropcam aims to find a middle ground with the new $149 Dropcam HD, one of the more powerful gadgets to hit the do-it-yourself home surveillance market. It lets you set...

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Camera type Other

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Hardware

Camera type Other
Color Black / Silver

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Video capture Yes
Max. resolution 720p

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Video out Yes

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  • 5.0
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    Reviewed by conradusa (Currently owns)

    Image Quality is good at 15 frames per second so the motion will not be smooth
    There are no controls other than the initial wi-fi setup.

    Internet controls and settings are done through an on-line CMS

    No features

    During our week long test, we were never able to get the Dropcam HD to create accurate color.
    Black and Green appeared Pink and Magenta. Don't expect accurate color. DropCam's response was candid and I applaud them for that.

    "the color inaccuracy that you are noticing with your Dropcam HD's video is actually a side effect of the IR filter over your camera's lens. This filter is required in order for the night vision feature to function.

    Unfortunately, this means that in certain lighting conditions with a lot of UV present, the colors will seem a little bit off. This is especially prevalent in sunny outdoor scenes."

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    • Lens ecosystem 5
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