Arlo Pro 3 review

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Which? verdict: High-quality camera, but at a high price

If you’re happy to pay the premium price, the Arlo Pro 3 is undoubtedly an impressive security camera. It’s easy to set up and use, and video quality is excellent. We retested this camera in 2021 and it remains a Best Buy. The Arlo Pro 4 is now available. It’s also a Best Buy and doesn’t need an additional wi-fi hub to get online, so do consider that model, too.

Pros
  • Simple to set up and use
  • Good-quality video
  • Excellent motion detection
  • Local video storage to an SD card
  • Useful security features
Cons
  • Need to subscribe for online video recording
  • No clarity on software updates

 

 

 

Eufy Indoor Cam 2K Pan & Tilt review

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Which? verdict: Pan-tastic

We loved the Eufy Indoor Cam 2K and made it a Best Buy, so it’s no surprise that the pan and tilt version has done well, too. We have temporarily taken down the standard Indoor Cam 2K review pending a retest. We will have the review back online as soon as possible. In the meantime, the Indoor Cam 2K Pan & Tilt is an equally good, if not arguably better, option for your home.

Pros
  • Good picture quality
  • Impressive pan and tilt options
  • Simple to set up
  • Straightforward to use
  • Reliable notifications
  • Local storage options
Cons
  • Sound quality could be better
  • No clarity on software updates

TP-Link Tapo C310 review

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Which? verdict: Excellent and wallet-friendly outdoor camera

You’ll love the picture quality and storage options with this outdoor security camera. We found a security issue during our testing and reported it to TP-Link. It has successfully implemented a fix and now this camera qualifies as a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Good video quality
  • Simple to use
  • Local storage via a microSD card
Cons
  • No clarity on software updates
  • Most likely will need professional installation

Ezviz C6W review

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74%

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Which? verdict: A fantastic and innovative indoor camera

Ezviz has done a fantastic job with this indoor security camera. The innovative 360-degree panning feature and the local storage option possibly gives it the edge over Best Buy rivals.

Pros
  • Excellent video quality
  • Clear sound
  • Local storage for video clips
  • 360-degree panning
Cons
  • Could be easier to use
  • No clarity on software updates

Ring Indoor Cam review

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Which? verdict: If you like it then put a Ring on it

Amazon’s Ring has done it again with another excellent all-round camera, this time for the inside of your home. The Ring Indoor Cam doesn’t have the best video quality we’ve tested but, overall, it’s an excellent lower-priced Best Buy for your home. As with all Ring products, though, it’s a shame you must pay extra for video storage.

Pros
  • Simple to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Well-designed app
  • Useful motion detection and alert messages
  • Cheaper to buy than others
Cons
  • Video storage requires a subscription

Ezviz LC3 review

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73%

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Which? verdict: Light, camera, Best Buy

Although the Ezviz app isn’t the best to use, this camera makes up for that with excellent picture quality, clear sound and some innovative functionality. It’s a great choice to provide extra security and safety at your home.

Pros
  • Good video quality
  • Built in security light
  • Local storage for video clips
  • Clear sound
Cons
  • Could be easier to use
  • No clarity on software update support

TP-Link Tapo C200 review

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Which? verdict: Fantastic and affordable wireless camera

The TP-Link Tapo C200 is an excellent budget camera that’s well worth considering for your home. After retesting it in 2021, it now qualifies as a Best Buy. Consider it alongside other cheap Best Buy cameras from Ring, Eufy and other brands.

Pros
  • Impressive day and night video quality
  • Local video storage (no additional subscription required)
  • Motorised pan and tilt
  • Simple to use
Cons
  • Mediocre sound quality
  • Notifications should have preview function
  • No clarity on software updates

Nest Cam Indoor review

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Which? verdict: Well worth taking home to your nest

When we originally tested the Nest Cam Indoor it impressed us, and it has done the same again under our new test programme. It’s one of the best indoor security cameras we’ve tested, although there are equally good Best Buys that cost less.

Pros
  • Decent daytime picture quality
  • Simple to set up
  • Straightforward to use
  • Reliable motion detection and notifications
Cons
  • Night-vision picture could be better
  • Sound quality has issues
  • Video storage requires a subscription

Eufy Eufycam 2 Pro review

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72%

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Which? verdict: Excellent security camera system

The Eufycam 2 Pro certainly isn’t cheap to buy, but it delivers on the quality. Alongside the Arlo Pro range, this is one of the best outdoor security cameras that you can buy.

Pros
  • Good overall video quality
  • Straightforward to install
  • Well designed app
  • Local storage for video clips
Cons
  • Expensive to buy
  • No clarity on software update support
  • Sound can be distorted

TP-Link Tapo C100 review

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Which? verdict: Excellent value for money

Picture quality is great, it’s simple to use and you can store video clips without needing an additional subscription. If you want a low-priced security camera, this could be for you. We found a security issue during our original testing and reported it to TP-Link. It successfully rolled out a fix, and so this camera now qualifies as a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Good video quality
  • Simple to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Local video recording (so no extra costs)
  • Reliable motion detection
Cons
  • Sound quality could be better
  • No clarity on software update support

Hive View review

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Which? verdict: Impressive and versatile

The Hive View is stylish, well built, and straightforward to use, with good image quality. After we retested it in 2021, this camera has been elevated to a Best Buy, and is now one of the best indoor security cameras available.

Pros
  • Good video quality in daytime
  • Simple to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Battery-powered mode
  • Stylish design
  • Free 24-hour cloud storage
  • Clear sound quality
Cons
  • Night-vision picture could be better
  • No clarity on software updates

Arlo Pro 4 review

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Which? verdict: Excellent security camera from Arlo

The Arlo Pro 4 joins the Arlo Pro 3 in being an excellent Best Buy. The fact you don’t need an additional hub to connect to wi-fi is a positive, but the slightly worse picture quality and removal of local storage does sour things a little.

Pros
  • Possible to install yourself
  • Excellent to use
  • Doesn’t require a wi-fi hub
  • Reliable motion detection
  • Discreet design
  • Built-in spotlight
Cons
  • Video quality could be better
  • Weak sound
  • No local storage
  • No clarity on software updates

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera review

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Which? verdict: Arlo indoor camera impresses

If you baulked at the high price of the Arlo Pro cameras, the Arlo Essential could appeal. It’s a good security camera, but there are comparable Best Buys that cost much less. So read all our reviews before you buy this model.

Pros
  • Simple to set up
  • Great to use
  • Reliable motion detection
  • Useful notifications
  • Good range of features and functions
Cons
  • Mediocre picture quality
  • No local storage
  • Unclear on software update support

Arlo Essential XL Spotlight review

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Which? verdict: XL doesn’t stand for excellent

Although there is a lot to like about the Arlo Essential Spotlight XL, such as 12-month battery life, it’s image quality could be better. Overall, it lags behind better – and cheaper – outdoor camera rivals.

Pros
  • Simple to install
  • Good to use
  • Useful features and functions
  • Decent low light picture
Cons
  • Mediocre image quality
  • Video storage requires a subscription
  • No clarity on software updates

Ezviz LC1C review

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Which? verdict: Innovative design, but not great to use

Although it’s an interesting outdoor security camera with the built-in floodlights, and the video quality is good, it just falls short of Best Buy level by how tricky it is to use.

Pros
  • Good picture quality
  • Local storage to an SD card slot
  • Twin spotlights built into the camera
Cons
  • Could be much easier to use
  • No clarity on software update support

Ring Stick Up Cam Battery Gen3 review

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Which? verdict: Ring camera falls behind the pack

When we previously tested this Ring camera, we made it a Best Buy. However, it hasn’t fared as well in our updated test. The score you see is based on its use as an indoor camera, but it would get a lower score (61%) rated purely as an outdoor model. It’s a shame, too, that you must sign up to a subscription to get the most out of it.

Pros
  • Excellent notifications
  • Good range of features
  • Simple to set up
  • Good to use
Cons
  • Video in direct sunlight could be better
  • Not great for use outdoors
  • Subscription required to record video

Arlo Essential Spotlight review

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69%

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Which? verdict: Decent but not essential camera

Although there is a lot to like about the Arlo Essential, it’s image quality could be better and overall, it lags behind better – and cheaper – outdoor camera rivals.

Pros
  • Simple to install
  • Good to use
  • Useful features and functions
Cons
  • Mediocre image quality
  • Video storage requires a subscription
  • No clarity on software updates

Canary Flex review

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Which? verdict: Worth considering

The Canary Flex is a versatile camera that’s one of the few designed for indoors or outdoors. It’s simple to set up, with an intuitive app, and is equipped with sensors for motion and night time. We did experience some stability issues with the app, though. This camera was reviewed under our old test programme. We are confident in the results, but scores and star ratings should not be directly compared with more recently models.

Pros
  • Suited for indoors and outdoors
  • Versatile mounting system
  • Built-in battery
  • Easy to set up
  • Intuitive mobile app
Cons
  • Maximum video resolution is 720p (HD)
  • Viewing angle is not as wide as rival cameras
  • No memory card slot
  • Some app instability

Ezviz C8C review

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Which? verdict: Interesting design, bland performance

Although it’s a serious piece of home security kit and picture quality isn’t too bad, this Ezviz camera is a pain to install and not great to use thereafter. Better options are available.

Pros
  • Full 360 pan and tilt on camera
  • Local storage for video clips
  • Affordable to buy
Cons
  • A pain to install
  • Not great to use
  • Mediocre picture quality
  • Weak sound

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight review

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Which? verdict: Shines a light on mediocre picture quality

The Arlo Pro 3 is a Best Buy and great piece of kit, but this floodlight version isn’t quite such a success. The picture quality isn’t as good as the standard camera, and so it falls short of the Best Buy level.

Pros
  • Simple to set up and use
  • Excellent motion detection
  • Useful security light
Cons
  • Mediocre picture quality
  • Need to subscribe for online video recording
  • No clarity on software updates