Vstarcam/Foscam H6837i Wireless CCTV Camera with SD/TF
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10 January 2012
There are now many of these cameras appearing for sale on eBay in all different guises but underneath they are all the same. I found the camera quite hard to setup with many of the instructions in very broken English much of it to do with the Chinese/English translation. Once setup the camera appears to perform fairly, bear in mind the price that you are paying, you are getting a lot for your money so don't expect major miracles! They appear very good for daytime viewing but as I have mine pointing out of the window at home looking at our cars in the street the motion detection on them appears very hit and miss and at nightime viewing is highly restricted owing to the fact that the IR is very useless if pointed at a glass window as much of it gets reflected back so I have disabled the IR function and all it appears to show are pictures from car lights travelling up and down the street which I can accept.
My major annoyance with these camera is the support offered by Vstarcam who manufacture the cameras, you can never seem to get hold of anyone and emails are generally not returned, a support forum was available but this now appears to have vanished, so please bear all of this in mind whilst buying. Would I buy one of these again I hear you ask, well yes I probably would as once you iron out the annoyances all in all they are a great budget camera just don't expect miracles as you will be very dissappointed.
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