Top 10 baby monitor cameras
Continued from the first part of Top 10 baby monitor cameras.
In the first 5 products we have discussed Infant Optic DXR-8; Motorola MBP26; Motorola MBP41; Motorola MBP43 and VTech VM321 baby video cameras. The following 5 products are the last 5 baby monitor cameras that are popular in the market following the first 5 models we have discussed in the first article.
Infant Optics DXR-5
The small version of Infant Optic DXR-8 is the DXR-5 which is also popular due to its compact design and lightweight video baby monitor. Compared with DXR-8, this unit doesn’t support Pan-Tilt and zoom feature, no interchangeable optic lens and the screen is also smaller in size.
- Includes one camera and 2.4 inch TFT monitor, can up to four cameras
- Comes with built-in microphone
- Designed with 2.4GHz frequency band with static free, transmission up to 800 ft line of sight and up to 150 ft in enclosed area
- Jump between different channels in 2.4GHz band with secure encryption using FHSS technology
- Automatic IR night vision,
- Power saving mode is set automatically when parent unit doesn’t detect noise in 3 minutes
You cannot split the monitor view into multiple camera like you can do with VTech VM321. The absence of PTZ feature with this unit makes you need to adjust the placement of the camera in a good position covering the baby.
The price for this Infant Optic DXR-5 video baby monitor is around $98.47, half the price of the DXR-8 model which comes with larger screen and PTZ feature. However this is one of best baby monitor cameras in the market for under one year baby and currently the average rating is 3.9 out of 5 star customer ratings.
Probably you might think that PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) feature of baby video monitors is very essential for flexible view of baby monitoring, this Foscam FBM3501 with economical price is yours. Forget a small size monitor, you can find large 3.5 inch full color LCD monitor with rechargeable long life battery. Bring the monitor with you within the house as far as 500 ft away from the camera it can still connect to the camera wirelessly.
- Comes with 3.5 inch full color LCD monitor with rechargeable battery to last up to 4 hours
- Connect up to four camera each of parent unit
- Wireless connectivity using FHSS interference-free 2.4GHz frequency
- You can perform remote Pan-Tilt and zoom from your monitor
- Comes with built-in mic and speaker for two way communication
- Auto-power off, voice command to wake up with VOX voice activation
- Non-visible IR night vision with automatic sensor
- Room temperature, feeding timer and time on monitor
Foscam supplies any types of IP security camera as general, but this product is not an IP camera. Foscam FBM3501 doesn’t connect to your existing wireless network. However, the same 2.4GHz frequency band might disrupt your wifi environment in small degree.
Foscam FBM3501 video baby monitor is worth to purchase, more economical than other products in its class. The price is only $99.00 in Amazon with average rating 3.7 out of 5 star customer ratings.
Levana Jena 32111
Another cute video baby monitor products you may consider for your baby is Levana Jena 32111, compact and cute with one camera and parent unit. Same as other products, you can add up to four cameras for each of Monitor / parent unit.
- Monitor with rechargeable lithium battery lasting for up to 8 hours monitor ON and up to 12 hours in save mode (PEEP mode)
- Private secure wifi signal with ClearVu technology
- Night vision to capture object up to 15 ft
- Two way baby intercom
- Nursery temperature monitoring
- Little light with Nightlight you can control from parent unit
- 5 Lullabies controlled remotely
- Append up to four cameras
A cute model and the addition of little light in the camera is a plus for nursery so not too dark without light at all, safe for baby and the price is $78 in some retail shops. The drawback with this product is the absence of PTZ feature that can be controlled from the monitor / parent unit. However, Levana Jena 32111is one of baby monitor cameras with affordable price and currently the average customer rating in Amazon is 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Another model from Levana is 32006 video baby monitor which also comes with cute model, and unlike the Levana 32111 model, this one is equipped with the smooth Pan-Tilt-Zoom feature controllable from the parent unit / monitor. The rechargeable battery can last much longer up to 48 hours in save mode and up to 10 hours with monitor ON all the time.
- Comes with 3.5 inch full color LCD monitor, voice activated and power saving mode (PEEP)
- Controllable PTZ feature from the monitor smoothly and silently
- Two way audio intercom communication
- Wifi range up to 750 ft with ClearVu wifi technology
- Long life battery up to 48 hours in Save mode, and up to 10 hours screen always ON
- Automatic night vision up to 12 ft with invisible LED
- Can support up to four cameras
- Comes with 3-remote control lullabies
With the addition of PTZ feature and long life battery, this becomes one of most popular baby video monitors in the market. The price is higher ($150) than the first Levana 32111 model, and the average customer rating is 3.9 out of 5 star, good enough in this class.
Easy@Home Wireless Digital Video Baby Monitor
Another video baby monitor product you may also consider with economical price under $100 is Easy@Home EHB256 one of baby video monitors with larger monitor screen, infra red night vision and Pan-Tilt feature.
- Comes with full color LCD screen 3.5” TFT
- Infrared Night vision up to the distance of 25 ft
- Wifi coverage of up to 650 ft with secure encryption 2.4GHz low interference band
- Featuring two way intercom communication
- Voice activation for save mode
- Controllable Pan-Tilt and Zoom from parent unit
- Easy to setup and install
With the monitor you can adjust the voice, brightness and control the camera unit for panning, tilting and zooming control remotely, and it includes the rechargeable NiMH green batteries. With affordable price ($95.5), this is one of baby monitor cameras with good customer ratings of 4.2 out of 5 star in Amazon.
You may also consider Amcrest 841 and Vimtag, these products are not specifically designed for baby monitoring. It is home security system that can be viewed remotely with your mobile devices.
Cheers, Ki Grinsing