The $68 SD PTZ we tested disappointed, due primarily to poor image quality and high bandwidth consumption.
A member suggested we test a newer HD version that cost $40 more - the Foscam FI9821W, so we bought one from Amazon for $127 to put this to the test.
This model claimed 3 major improvements over the original one we tested:
- 720p HD instead of SD
H.264 instead of MJPEG only
- ONVIF conformance
So we put the new model to the test against the old one and two fixed HD cameras from Dahua and ACTi.