amazon Vivotek FD8136 reviews
The Vivotek FD8136 compact IP camera, a 1-megapixel resolution sensor for crystal clear images, promises to be a powerful surveillance and protection tool for your office or home.
The Vivotek FD8136 is the world’s most compact and compact dome design (according to the manufacturer’s commitment) with a diameter of only about 90mm. The FD8136 is suitable for wall or ceiling mounting for indoor surveillance purposes. The camera uses a 1-megapixel CMOS sensor that supports up to 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, up to 30 frames per second. Vivotek FD8136 supports simultaneous video transmission over 2 channels in 3 formats H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4.
The lid with transparent plastic surround on top and black metal base of the camera can be easily opened by hand without using any tools.
The test lab at f / 2.0 has 3.6mm focal length lenses, which can be flipped up and down at a rotational angle of about 57 degrees with the screws on the side.
The Vivotek FD8136 is capable of connecting directly to a LAN via an RJ45 cable. In addition, the FD8136 does not have its own power port that is powered through the LAN port thanks to the PoE (Power over Ethernet) feature. The camera also comes with a MicroSD / MicroSDHC card slot that supports up to 16GB of storage space, which helps to back up photos and videos when the LAN connection is interrupted.
The Vivotek FD8136 comes with an adapter that provides power over the LAN port, eliminating the need for additional PoE investment.
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Vivotek provides the Installation Wizard 2 to automatically detect the IP address of its IP cameras on the LAN. This utility also allows to perform some basic configuration such as rename camera, change password, modify date, upgrade firmware etc. Users can also connect to camera FD8136 by web browser. (Support Internet Explorer 7 or above, Firefox 7 and above) and must install plugins to view images from the camera. From the HTML console with these two levels of basic and advanced, users can perform full functions to configure and manage the camera.
The IP Camera Vivotek FD8136 delivers crisp, clear image quality in both bright and low light environments. With normal light in the work room, when set to a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, the FD8136 delivers crisp, clear color images. In the test environment with no light, the light source is weak, the FD8136 still produces detailed images, clearly visible things and less noise. The Test Lab recognizes the ability to automatically focus as well as automatically adjust when the brightness level of the Vivotek FD8136 camera is working well.
The camera supports two-channel video transmission in H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4; Maximum resolution is 1280 x 800 pixels, highest frame rate is 30fps. However, the image obtained when testing in the LAN environment at the highest resolution is still subject to hysteresis.
The camera FD8136 also provides motion detection function that allows to set up three tracking areas, camera tampering detection, and event scenario programming.
The Vivotek FD8136 also has a digital pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) feature that allows users to rotate and zoom in the web interface with up to 400% digital zoom. Test Lab can be easily configured to remotely access Vivotek FD8136 through the 7 DDNS services Vivotek offers. If you do not want to use these services, you can also manually configure other services.
Test Lab can also use Vivotek’s ST7501 software package to control and monitor the camera. This software package (version 1.6) includes LiveClient utility for centralized IP camera management (supports up to 32 devices), scheduler recording and storage settings. In addition, the Playback Utility records recorded video clips (at the same time 16 channels), screen capture, fast 64X and 1/8X playback, and output video as EXE 3GP, AVI.
Overall, with its compact design, good image quality and software that comes with many useful features, the Vivotek FD8136 IP Camera will be an effective monitoring solution to choose.