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Y-cam named Best Buy IP Camera by Computer Shopper

Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2008 by James

Computer Shopper Magazine has named our amazing Y-cam IP camera this issues "Best Buy". CS Labs put the Y-cam camera up against others such manufactured by Linksys, Panasonic, Trendnet, D-Link and many more – with the Y-cam Black on review receiving a 5 out of 5 rating.

Heres what they had to say :

The Y-cam Black is one of only two cameras here with infrared night vision, the other being Trendnet’s far more expensive TV-IP301W. It records MPEG4 video in 640×480 resolution at up to 30fps, and audio via a built-in microphone.

Setting up the camera is effortless, as is accessing its image and settings over the web. Dynamic DNS and UPnP are supported, and an RTSP server will stream images directly to a mobile phone. You can configure four motion-detection areas for automatic capture, and the camera records smooth video. Image quality is excellent, with almost no noise. Colours have a pinkish cast under artificial light, but in darkness, the 30 IR LEDs do an excellent job of picking out detail. The fixed lens uses a fish-eye effect, which gives it a huge field of vision at the expense of some image distortion.

The Y-cam’s black casing is understated, but its IR LEDs, plus the network activity LED, make it conspicuous in the dark. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as it may scare intruders away. There’s even a weatherproof shell available for outdoor mounting. Overall, it’s superbly versatile and a Best Buy.

Rating : 5 out of 5

Best Buy IP Camera Reviews

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