The affordable EZVIZ smart camera line is always one that I have enjoyed reviewing. I have looked at a couple of these cameras and have always been impressed. Aside from a couple of small details this one is no different.
The EZVIZ C3W Pro camera specifically specializes in outdoor areas and has a very helpful night mode that can help you pick up on anything and everything, without a problem.
This camera has just about everything you need for it to function properly while outdoors, including IP67 waterproofing, 1080p resolution with color night vision, AI person detection, two-way talk, motion alerts, and a microSD card slot.
A lot of these features are fairly standard for an EZVIZ camera; the main extra thing you’re getting with this specific model is the 1080p with color night vision. And we should place an emphasis on the color night vision part.
The setup is pretty self explanatory and very easy to do. My primary complaint is that it requires a physical plug for power in order to be operational. I feel in this day in age we would be past this and leaning more toward rechargeable batteries. For starters, it would make it easy to place the camera where you most need it rather than near an outlet.
The mounting capability and design of the camera is great as always except for the antennas. They don’t seem like they would get in the way at first but they usually don’t move exactly as you imagine or hope they might. This doesn’t necessarily affect any aspect of recording what happens outside your place of residence. And really, it’s just a small detail and not a true nuisance but something to consider when placing the camera. Aside from those two things, this camera is great.
The camera connects via Wi-Fi or via an ethernet port and, as mentioned, with a power outlet. After setup, there is an app that accompanies the device. I have always been happy with the way the EZVIZ app functions with its cameras and this is no exception. A brief walkthrough of all the features is in place and after that you are able to set up the camera to your liking.
The image quality is great, and is on par with expectations in a 1080p camera. The motion alerts are very good and timely. There were occasionally times when it would prompt me only to be movement from some plants swaying, but I would rather be safe than sorry. Moreover, if it’s capturing it for me and not alerting, I can sleep well knowing it’s doing its job.
As with all the EZVIZ products I am happy with the outcome of the C3W Pro. I felt my home was able to be properly monitored at all times and I could rest easy knowing that I was safe. It’s a fairly full-featured camera for the money with a decent app to support. Sitting at $89.99, this camera could be just what you’re looking for, especially if you’re just getting started with home security.