The Chinese manufacturer also has a portfolio of cameras intended for household monitoring Xiaomi. The currently cheapest representative is a 360-degree Full HD camera Xiaomi Imilab C30 IP. The latter with its good workmanship and very low price, will definitely rank among the popular smart home products.
Imilab C30 IP Plastic construction
The Imilab C30 IP measures 108 x 76 x 76 mm, weighs 182 grams, and is made of matt white plastic, while its optics are covered with protective glass. The camera head can be rotated to the sides, but also vertically, the control is electronic via a mobile application. When the optics are in their highest position, they reveal a microSD card slot of up to 64 GB for saving the record and a “reset” button. There is also an LED next to the sensor, which signals the recording. The bottom side contains a system for wall mounting and the backside has a charging connector or speaker. The processing as such is really high quality, the camera is very strong and the plastic design does not really interfere with the fulfillment of its functionality. The manufacturer definitely deserves praise for its minimalist design and quality of workmanship.
Imilab C30 IP is Easy To Setup In Three Steps
As the enclosed manual says, setup is quick and has three steps. The first is to connect the camera to the socket via the cable in the package. The camera turns on, prompts the user to insert a microSD card, and maps the room by quickly rotating it in all directions. In some cases, it is necessary to “reset” the camera with the appropriate button before use. The last step is to connect to the famous Mi Home application. Once connected, the camera will request a Wi-Fi connection and download the firmware update. The camera can also be used without a memory card, in which case it will be recorded via the application to the appropriate smartphone.
The Functionality Is Extended By the Mi Home Mobile Application
The mentioned Mi Home application is easy to use, the connection is fast using Wi-Fi and in our case, we chose the setting of the Chinese region. Enjoy the ability to adjust the image and night mode of the camera.
There are software updates and other options for customizing home monitoring and sleep mode. An interesting feature is the Voice Call, with which you can contact the room in which the camera is located. The application also offers a “pop-up” window when watching a recording on a smartphone. Therefore, a relatively cheap camera definitely does not save functions. Its 1080p lens will also offer an image with recording to a standard microSD memory card, NAS storage, or cloud. There is no lack of manual control or loop and there is also monitoring of baby crying or AI function. These include, for example, the recognition and recording of persons, and their subsequent overview on the timeline in the application. Enjoy automation and sharing.
The Image Quality is Good
During the day, the quality of the Full HD image is at a good level, objects indoors or outdoors are visible and the camera can handle changes in light. It’s not about the quality that today’s smartphones with their sensors offer, but that’s not even the goal of this camera.
- High-quality FullHD image
- Sensor with an angle of view of up to 110 degrees
- 360-degree camera rotation
- AI functions, recognition of people or baby crying
- Possibility of two-way "telephony"
- Low price
- Older micro USB power connector
- Absence of increased resistance to dust and water
- Lower quality details when shooting at night
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