Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested

By Ethan Ace, Published Feb 21, 2017, 10:39am EST (Research)

************, ********** **, ***** *******, **** HD, ***** ******:$**.

**** ** *** ***** ** **************'* *** **** *** ****. *** *** **** **** ****** price, ***** **** ******* ****** ** cameras, *** ** ****** *******?

** ****** *** ****** **** *** cloud ****** ** *** *** **** ************ worked **** *** ******* ***** ******* and *********.

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*** ***** **** *** **** ********* well ** *** *****, **** ******** autotracking, * ******* *** ***** ** the **** ******** ** ********** ****, as **** ** ***** *** *** night ***** ******* *********** **** ***** low **** ***** ******.

*** **** *** ****' ************ ******** ******** throughout ***** ** ****** ***** ***** without ******, *** *** *****. ******* there *** *** *** ************ ***********:

  • ******** **** **** *** ****** (******* the ******** ** *** *****) *** those ****** ******* (**** **** ** run) **** *** ******** *******.
  • ************, *** **** *** **** **** ***** motion ********* ****, ** ******* ******** a **** ******** *** ********* *** camera ** ****** **** *** ** detected ** ******* ***** ******** *** camera's ***** ** ****.

******* ** ***** ***********, ****** ********* is ***. *** **** *** **** should ** ****** ** *** **** from ******* ******** ***** ** ******** to ******** ***** ******, ** ******* relative ****** **** *** ***** ***** make ******** **** ********.

VMS *********** *** *********

**** **** *** ***** **** **** 360 **** *** ********* **** *** VMS ** ***, ****** ******* *** be ****** ** *********'* ****-**** ******* app. *** **** **** *** ** not ***** **********, *** ** **** been ****** ** ****** * ****** RTSP ****** (****** **** *** ** open). 

Compared ** ***** *****

*** **** *** **** ******* *********** to ******** *****, ***** **** ***** ***° ******* and ********* ********. ******* ***** *** two *** *********** ******* *** ***:

  • ***** ******** *** ****/***** ****** ****:*** *****'* "********" *** ***** ** *** ****** detection. ******** ** *** ********* ****** the ****** ** ****** *** **** an ***** ** *** ****** ****, but ** *** *** ************ ***** objects ** **** *****, ****** *** Mini **** ***. ************, *** *****'* panning ***** *** ** **** ********* even ****** ******* ***** *** *********.
  • ***** "****" ****** ******/***** **** ***:******* ** **** * ***° ***, *** Pivot *** "***" ****** ******, **** from ***** *** ******'* **** ** aimed. *** **** **** *** *** only ***** ******* ***** ***** *** field ** ****.

*****'* **** ***** *** "****" ******-******** make *** ***** ****** * ****** choice *** ***** ******* *** ******, functional ************ ** **** * ****** pan/tilt *****.

CNET ** *****

** ***** ****** ** *** ***** 360 ****, **** **** ** *** ****** ****:

*************, *** **** *** **** ****'* particularly **** ** ********* ****** ******** -- *** ** *** **** ********. I'd **** ******* ** *** $******** ***** *** * **** *** *** **** tracks ******** ******* *********.

***** ** *** *****, *** ******** is ****. *** **** *** **** offered **** ************, ******* ** ****** simply ********** * ***° *** ** the ***** (*** ******** ***** **** ******). ** ******* ** ***** ************* videos **** **** ****** ****** ******** only ** **** ***** *********, ***** was ******* ** *****. *******, ****** placement *** ****** ****** ** ********* these ******, ** ***** ** *** tests.

*******

*** **** *** **** ***** ***$** ****** **** ******* ****** ******* **** ** ******, Sam's ****, *******, ***. **** ******* ** lower **** ******* ******** ** **** cloud *******, **** ** **** (~$***) or **** *****'* *** **** **** (~$100).

***** ****** ** **** ***** *** SD **** ********** ** ****, **** cloud ******* ***** ******** ** $* per ****** *** * ****' *******.

Physical ********

*** **** **** *** ** *********, with *** *** **** ** *** sphere ********** *** **** *** ***/**** mechanism. *** ****** **** ******** *** camera's **********/*******, ** ****, *****, *** Ethernet (** ***) ***********. 


Privacy ****

***** *** *** *** ****** ** privacy ****, ***** ****** *** ****** to **** *** **** ******** ** (**** if ******* *******) ***** ** ** covered ** * ******, ****** ** see ********. ******* **** *** ** set ******** *** ****** ***. ***** also ********** **** ******** **** ********** ****** **** ********* ******* (***/****** of ***** ******, ****/**** **** ** thermostat) ** ********** *** **** ** used ** ****** ******* ****.

******* **** ** ***** ****:

Pan/Tilt ************ 

**** *** **** *** ****' ************ mode ** *******, *** ****** ******** to ************* ****** ******** ** **** move ******* *** ***. **** **** this ** * ***/**** ******** ****, as *** ****** **** * ***** 90° ****.

*******, **** ******** ****** ********. *** example, *** ******* *** ******* ** he ******* *** **** *** ***** throughout ****:

*** **** *** **** ** *****, due ** *** ******'* ***** ** IR ************.

*******, ***** *** *** *** *********** to **** ***** ****** ***** *** camera ****** ** *******, ******** *****.

Close ******* *** *******

**** ******** **** *** ***** ** the ******, ~*' ** ****, *** camera *** ****** ** ***** ********. Since *** ******* ** ** ***** at ***** *********, *** ***** ***** *** FOV ** *** ******, ****** ** more ********* ** ********* ****** ********.

**** ******* ***** *** **** ***** at *****, **** ** **. *** camera ***** ** *** ***** ** the ****** ****** *** *****, *** fails ** ***** ** *** ******* moves ** *** ****. 

Fast ****** ******* *** *******

******, **** ****** ******* *** **** reliably *******. ** ****** ***** (~**', about ******* ******* *** ********** **** test *****), ******* ******* ******* ****** to ***** ***** **% ** *** time, **** ****** ******* **** ****** tracked. **** **** ***** ******* ******** *** possible ** ***********/***** ******** ******** ***** cameras *** ******** ***, *** ****** of ********* *** ***** ******** **** make ******* **** ******.

** ****** ******, **** **** ******* subjects **** ******* ********, ***** ** this *******:

Image *******

***** ******* ** *** **** *** Plus ** ******* ** *** **** ***** models (**** ** *********, ******, *****, etc) ** **** ** ***** ***** cameras, **** ******, **** ***** ******* ** **** lit ******, *** ******* ******* ** night. 

 

*** **** **** ***'* ***** ** IR ************ **** ********** ** ********** *** camera's ****** ***** ** ****, **** here:

 

EZVIZ ***** *******

*** ***** **********, ***** *********** ******** ***** connectivity (** **** ********** ********) *** live *** ******** ***** ** **** as *************. ********* ******* *** ********* via ****** *** (***** ***/** ***-*******), as **** ** **** ******* *** mobile **** (****-**** *** ****). 

*** *******, ***** ****-**** *** *******, users ****** *** ** ***** ***** cloud ***********, *** ******* *** ********* for **** ******* *** ********.

****** ***** ** ******, ** ****, requiring ***** ** **** * ** code ***** *** ****** ***, ** scan *** *******/***** * ****** ****** via *** ***** *** *********, ***** here:

*** * **** ** ***** ******** of *** ********* ** *****'* ***** features, *** *********, *** ****, ***** should *** *** ********* ***** ******* ****.

Comments (7)

Did the camera have any type of web interface or an accessible IP address?

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No. Ports 554 and 8000 are open, but no web interface.

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Very cool! Low cost & ingenuity, now thats even more harder to beat.

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Cool, but I'm thinking that hearing the PTZ whir to life when I'm opening the fridge for "just one more" libation will seem somewhat accusatory.

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It's actually pretty quiet. In a very quiet room it might be audible, but I don't hear it over normal conversations in our office here.

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Who is that Dude in the Video? LOL

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How it perform at the condition of 2 persons walking in the opposite direction

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