Dropcam HD

74
Global
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Summary

The Dropcam HD is "the easiest Internet camera we’ve ever set up," according to Maximum PC: "We mean it. To set up the Dropcam HD, you just plug the camera into your PC via USB." Despite that ease, the camera has some downsides. As Slashgear puts it: "Unfortunately video quality is only average, suffering particularly in low-light, though it’s reasonably smooth thanks to the 30fps refresh rate." The Dropcam HD also requires a service plan; a free plan gives access to realtime video, but access to recorded footage starts at $9.99 a month, something Laptopmag says "gives us pause," though the site concludes that it's still "a relatively inexpensive way to monitor your home or business from your smartphone or PC."

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Breakdown

Design and form factor
7.0
Sound quality
7.5
Video quality
7.8
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Specs

HD

Type
Network camera
Resolution (video)
1280, 720
Zoom
Digital
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Specs

HD

Type
Network camera
Resolution (video)
1280, 720
Zoom
Digital
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