Samsung Outdoor SmartCam Tested

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Jun 09, 2015

The #1 missing feature for Google / Nest / Dropcam has been no outdoor model, inspiring a slew of DIY and unauthorized commercial add-on housings.

Seeing this gap, Samsung is aiming to win some of these users over with a new outdoor model of their 1080p SmartCam.

We bought a Samsung 'SmartCam' outdoor model to see how it works. Below is one of the many videos we recorded evaluating the unit:

Inside, we dig deep into the new Samsung model comparing it to the Dropcam Pro, specifically evaluating:

  • Comparative day time image quality
  • Comparative night time image quality and integrated IR performance
  • Differences in coverage area / FoV of Samsung and Dropcam
  • Usability problems
  • Installation issues

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