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Axis 206 Network Camera

Axis 206 Network Camera
alaScore 74

22 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Axis 206 Network Camera is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

1 expert reviews

User Reviews  

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Axis is on top

 

Get one! Included free software lets you set up motion detection alarms to send you an email or text message to your cell phone! Software buffer captures the scene 10 seconds leading up to the motion.

Loaded with features. Excellent in low-level light. Five times greater resolution (640x480) compared to Linksys network cams (320x240). Twice the shutter speed at 30 fps. This camera is molded plastic, smaller than similar models. Camera designed in...

A little expensive

Consumer review by:

Okay

 

I've rebooted this unit probably a good 10 times just to get it to recognize the IP. It doens't want to see it in the windows s/w only the web browser. No support, only through web site. Not ready for prime-time. Camera needs to have firmware upgraded...

Clear image, but you have to adjust it for each room manually which is a pain.

Camera lacks FTP. Cannot FTP images to your web server from this. Many options to choose from, not for the novice, but also time consuming for the expert. Expect a lot of reboots!

Expert review by:

Axis 206W wireless network camera

 

All the benefits of a network surveillance camera with the added twist of wireless access too. But is it powerful enough for serious use?

Before you buy this class of product ask yourself whether you really need something more sophisticated. Most will want the ability to use and manage multiple cameras (provided in the case of the 206W) as well as being able to pan, zoom (not provided)...

Product Specifications

AXIS 206 Surveillance Kit consists of four AXIS 206 Network Cameras and one AXIS Camera Station software with licenses for 4 network cameras/video servers. The AXIS 206 Network Camera offers a cost-effective, indoor camera solution for remote monitoring and security surveillance over a local area network or the Internet. The camera is ideal for use in small and mid-sized businesses and homes. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the AXIS 206 delivers crisp and clear images using progressive scan CMOS image sensors and advanced signal processing techniques. The AXIS 206 provides Motion JPEG images at up to 30 frames per second in all resolutions up to VGA 640x480 pixels. It can operate in light conditions as low as 4 lux. AXIS Camera Station is an IP-Surveillance software that works with Axis network cameras and video servers to provide video monitoring, recording and event management functions. With the AXIS Camera Station installed on your Windows PC, you can monitor your cameras, and at the same time, record high quality, digital video either continuously or on schedule, alarm and/or motion detection. The AXIS Camera Station offers easy ways to search for recorded events. In addition, the software has a multi-view playback feature that enables a user to view simultaneous recordings from different cameras to get a comprehensive picture of an event.

CCTV

Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Equipment Category:CCTV cameras
Max Digital Video Resolution:640 x 480
Network Interface:Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/IEEE 802.11b

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in/6.1in
Height:3.3in/4.1in
Weight:0.4lbs/3lbs/6.2oz/7.1oz
Width:2.2in/6.1in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix/PC
Country Kits:Japan
Manufacturer:Axis Communications/Chatsworth Products/Phonetics
Model:206/206 Network Camera/206 Surveillance Kit/206/207 Vandal-Resistant Housing/206W
Packaged Quantity:1/4
Product Line:Axis/AXIS Network Camera

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Camera accessories
Product Type:Camera indoor ruggedized dome

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:300,000 pixels

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / UNIX/Apple MacOS / Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP / UNIX/Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / UNIX/Apple MacOS X / Linux / Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / UNIX/Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP

Video Input

Camera Type:Network camera
Digital Video Format:MJPEG
Still Image Capture Resolution:160 x 120 / 320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Still Image Format:JPEG