As we continue our series of IP Camera reviews, we’re taking 2 popular cameras – the Dlink 942L and Trendnet IP572W – and pitting them against one another.
People purchase security cameras for a variety of reasons, including keeping an eye out for intruders at home, the baby in the other room, or monitoring your pet while you’re not at home.
IP cameras offer more flexibility than regular webcams because they tend to use the cloud to monitor and record video. This allows you to monitor from anywhere, including your smartphone.
We’re going to take a look at a multitude of categories including resolution, audio, and OS compatibility.
As you can see, both models have a lot of similarities. The Trendnet beats the D-Link in resolution, but it lacks night vision. It really depends on what you’re looking for in a camera. If you’re still unsure who the winner is, take a look at our past reviews for a more in-depth look.
Our Conclusion for the D-Link DCS-942L:
“Overall it does exactly as I want. The live view is perfect, the recordings of motion are great. I hate that I can only get a 10 second recording but that is not a limitation of D-Link. Every IP camera that I know limits this seemingly because of the size of the video might get too big. That’s unfortunate as Camcloud IP camera cloud storage will take any size we throw at it and in some cases I wish it kept recording.” – Alen Zukich
For more details, read our D-Link DCS-942L Review page.
And here’s our conclusion for the Trendnet TV-IP572W:
“…this camera does what I expect. I find the camera to be a bit dark and fuzzy at times but there are probably some settings for that. While I would prefer the video clip action to transmit longer videos over FTP, the TRENDnet shares a 10-second maximum length with the D-Link and other cameras. I’m guessing this is to keep the size of the video down to something reasonable for email or ftp. Overall this camera is brilliant.” – Alen Zukich
For the full review, check out our Trendnet TV-IP572W review page.
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