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TP-Link NC200

TP-Link NC200
alaScore 88

188 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of TP-Link NC200. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the TP-Link NC200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for TP-Link NC200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of TP-Link NC200 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and reliability are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TP-LINK NC200 WiFi Cloud Security Camera/Range Extender/Home Monitor Indoor (Easily install, configure and view with tpCamera App on iOS or Android deTP-LINK NC200 WiFi Cloud Security Camera/Range Extender/Home Monitor Indoor (Easily install, configure and view with tpCamera App on iOS or Android de

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

This may fit your needs perfectly, the price is right, the software is excellent, it's easy to setup and won't break the bank

 

Web based amazingly works a lot better than mobile. The refresh rate is faster. And when browsing online you can adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation and everything else. This adjusts the actual camera not your viewpoint so if you are looking...

I rarely give out five starts, but this deserves it, if it was $50 I wouldn’t, but at $30 this is an outrageously awesome little camera that ***may*** fit your needs perfectly: If you just want a little camera, you don’t need HD res, and your wifi is...

As of Spring 2016, the web based app doesn’t work in Chrome Or Edge. I find this laughable, but it is what it is. It does work in IE if you install a plugin. And the phone always works. Again I can't knock the video res or sound quality at this price....

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Bad camera for all but basic users.

 

I bought two of these cameras at the Black Friday price. They functioned acceptably up to now (noting the price and the above drawbacks) but I have fought for the last two days to reconnect them through a bridge router rather than direct to my RG. This...

Image resolution and light compensation is great at this price.

You get what you pay for. Others have listed the main drawbacks: IE video access ONLY NO direct http function access (all functions are addressed by CSS from 'index.html') rendering all monitoring software useless except TP-LINK's sorry interface. Very...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Ok camera but has some negatives

 

Overall I think this camera is ok but I personally would look for a higher end model. But if the price is low enough the camera is ok and not quite as bad as some reviews make it out to be. The lack of night vision is kind of a big negative to me....

+Inexpensive – as long as this is priced lower than any other cameras. +Good length on the power cord. It comes with two cords, and they can be connected together to make a longer or shorter cord. One cord is 5ft in length, and the extension power cord...

-No night vision – Make sure you know this before buying this. TP-Link has another model which does have night vision, and I would pay a little extra for that. I can see it in a dark room but there needs to be some kind of light turned on, otherwise it...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It does the job OK

 

Overall, I think this camera dips a bit below the standard of quality I have come to expect from TP-Link. I have used a number of their networking products over the years and have usually been very satisfied. This one just didn't quite bring the same...

The first benefit I see is the price and size. The application I see this camera succeeding the most in is monitoring a remote location. Reason being is that if this camera is stolen or vandalized, you aren't out much. Also, I just don't feel like I...

Number one, biggest pet peeve about this camera is that it does not stream video to Chrome, Edge or mobile browsers. Chrome is the most popular browser currently in use and it can only be used to configure the device, not stream. I had to go download...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Inexpensive, yet fully featured... but definitely not perfect

 

-I've reviewed a Trendnet V-IP751WIC Day/Night camera with the same resolution. This camera is less grainy and seems to have clearer pictures -Your options for using this camera are: phone app, browser plugin, desktop software -This is good for a...

-Motion detection -Fully featured for being so inexpensive -Configurable display – add timestamps, frames per second to the camera picture viewer -Web interface is well done – settings are laid out well and easy to find. -TP link product page website...

-Resolution and FPS are low -Only works in the day – the Day/Night version is only $10 more… -As many others have pointed out- the microphone on this is almost useless… with no sound in the room it sounds like a kid is riding around on a bicycle with a...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

little cam that can

 

If you have an extra cellphone lying around with a sd slot, you could record the footage onto the phone when you were away. That would be the best and most cost effective security system.

I actually like this camera. Many of the reviewers seemed to expect the miracle of life from this stick and mounter, but it is what it is what it is, a basic starter cam, easy to set up. Easy to move around and mount, trying different locations. Sound...

none.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Cheap in all senses of the word

 

Unfortunately the TP-Link NC200 is a case of if it sounds too good to be true... TP-Link did many small things right. The power cord is long enough to allow placement nearly anywhere, the base is easily adjustable, etc. The integrated cloud capability...

To start, the price is attractive. The camera itself is compact, setup was easy - as long as you use Internet Explorer - and daylight image quality is OK. The NC200 advertises motion sensing and alert capability. I found this to work when coupled to...

The main drawback is that in anything but very bright lighting the NC200 produces blurry, dark video with the focus continually hunting. Unless you set up a screen capture there is no option to save video to a file. The included microphone is a cruel...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not worth the money.

 

I think the target user for this camera would be someone who wants a simple and cheap way to monitor a sleeping baby or keep an eye on kids in the other room without having to get up. It makes most sense if you have a tablet you can leave plugged in or...

I’ll try to be as subjective as possible with this camera, though I must say this device really isn’t for me. I’ll explain below. The camera looks pretty sleek. Its small and very light – so light that the stiffness of the power cord almost requires...

Unfortunately, for me, the cons greatly outweigh the pros for this camera. I mentioned that in a well lit room it has a good picture; anything less and its useless. No night vision (though they offer a similar model that comes equipped), no ability to...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not Bad, but Unfortunately Not Good Either

 

This would be a great inexpensive solution if you just want a camera setup in case you need to have audio and video recorded in a room or just want to be notified when someone is at your door. (Great way to know when packages arrive if you order online...

Before I even begin this review let me possibly save you some time with one simple question: Are you looking for a security camera to “automatically” capture and record motion to an external destination? If yes, don't even bother reading the rest of...

What I'm not knocking an egg for: - Lack of being able to automatically capture and record when motion is detected. This should be a standard on ANY product being labeled as a “security camera”. However this was by design and I can't deduct for that....

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not bad but you pay for what you get

 

It's just your basic cloud camera. Nothing super special. I did like the app. I thought it was simple and laid out well. My biggest complaint is that it is not POE. Having to power your camera via a power outlet is annoying and really limits where you...

- Easy to use app - Simple setup - Cloud based so you can see what's going on from anywhere - Built in microphone - Good packaging - Mountable - Acceptable video quality - Price

- Feels cheaply made (cheap plastics) - No POE - Cannot record to the cloud, as far as I could tell. Recordings are stored on your phone. - No way to talk back through the mic, but this is a minor detail especially for a camera this inexpensive.

Feb, 2016