Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 21, 2017

Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80.

That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this rock bottom price, below even typical budget IP cameras, can it really deliver?

We bought and tested this new cloud camera to see how well autotracking worked plus its overall video quality and usability.

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