Trendnet ProView Megapixel PoE Internet Camera Review

trendnet proview internet cameraAre you paranoid about people stealing your stuff or just need a way to keep a check on your small business? Well then getting an internet camera may be the way to go. Nowadays they are becoming cheaper and people are using them for security or just to check up on their home while they are away the later being more and more common. Today we will be looking at the Trendnet ProView Megapixel PoE Internet Camera to see what it can offer for all your big brother needs.


Provided by: Trendnet
Price: $433.29

Closer Look:


Features and Specifications:
•    IEEE 802.3af PoE compliant device
•    1x 10/100Mbps RJ-45  Power over Ethernet (PoE) port
•    1x removable 4mm, F1.4, CS mount lens
•    Input/Output ports to network alarm systems and other devices
•    2-way audio: built-in microphone, jack for additional 3rd party microphone, and speaker jack for 3rd party speaker (sold separately)
•    Manual Iris adjustor dial
•    Up to 16x digital zoom
•    Megapixel resolution up to 4VGA: 1280 x 960 pixels
•    High quality H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG video recording at up to 30 frames per second
•    Manage up to 4 video profiles
•    Stream Internet camera video to a 3GPP compatible wireless device
•    Included wall and ceiling mounting hardware
•    Top and bottom camera mounting points
•    Hear and talk to people in your camera’s viewing field through your computer
•    Supports TCP/IP networking, Email, HTTP, Samba and other Internet protocols
•    Built-in SD card slot allows you to store still images or video directly onto a SD memory card*
•    Set camera to day, night, indoor, outdoor, or automatic viewing mode
•    Record streaming video to your computer, SD card, or network storage device
•    Adjustable motion detection fields
•    Recording type: event based (motion detection and digital input trigger), continuous, and scheduled
•    Motion detection recording, email alert, output trigger, and image upload via FTP
•    Quick Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) installation
•    Complimentary IPView Pro 2.0 software: manage up to 32 cameras **
•    3-year limited warranty
*SD memory card sold separately
**Monitoring multiple cameras may require a high performance CPU

Camera General
Sensor: 1/2.5” color CMOS image sensor
Sensor Resolution: 2592(H) x 1944 (V)
Lens: 1/2” CS-Mount, replaceable
Focal Length: 4mm
F/No: F1.4
Sensor Sensitivity: 1.4V/lux-sec (550nm)
Minimum illumination: 0.5 lux@F1.4
Focus depth: 70cm ~ infinity
View angle:
    55.70 degree (1280×960 mode)
43.21 degree (1280×720 mode)
55.70 degree (640×480 mode)
    70.30 degree (1280×960 mode)
70.29 degree (1280×720 mode)
70.30 degree (640×480 mode)
    82.70 degree (1280×960 mode)
77.90 degree (1280×720 mode)
82.70 degree (640×480 mode)
Audio Built-in omni-directional microphone
Sensitivity: -40dB +/- 3dB (5 meters max.)
Frequency: 100~10000Hz
S/N: >60dB
External speaker output (speaker sold separately)
Two-way audio with echo canceling
Codec: ARM/PCM Image & Video Compression: simultaneous H.264 / MPEG-4 / MJPEG
Profiles: up to 4 profiles simultaneously
Exposure/white balance control: automatic
Resolution: 4VGA (1280×960) up to 15fps, HDTV (1280×720) up to 15fps, VGA (640×480) up to 30fps
Built-in ICR I/O Connector 12V DC output (pin 1/2)
Input: 2 sets (pin 3/4, pin 5/6)
Output: 1 set (pin 7/8)
RS-485: 1 set (pin 9/10) SD slot Secure Digital card (up to 16G) Hardware Network IEEE 802.3u 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
IEEE 802.3af PoE LED Power (green), Link (green) Reset Button Reset settings Power Consumption PoE input: 9 Watts (max.)
DC input: 8 Watts (max.) Power 12V, 1.5A external power adapter Dimension 200 x 65 x 55 mm (7.9 x 2.6 x 2.2 in.) Stand Dimension 128 mm (4.7 in.) Weight Camera: 455g (1 lb.)
Stand: 116g (4.1 oz.) Temperature Operating: 0°C ~ 45°C (32°F ~ 113°F)
Storage: -20°C ~ 70°C (-4°F ~ 158°F) Certifications CE, FCC Requirement To View Camera Internet Explorer 6.0 or above To Run Software Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), XP (32/64-bit) IPView Pro 2.0 Channel: supports up to 32 cameras
Record/Playback/Motion Detection/Audio Network Protocols IPv4, ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP
DHCP Client, NTP Client, DNS Client, DDNS Client, SMTP Client, FTP Client
Samba Client
RTP (Real Time Protocol)
RTCP (Real Time Control Protocol)
RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) Management Account Up to 20 user accounts Remote Remote management supported Backup / Restore Save/retrieve configuration files Log System log up to 500 entries Settings Image Brightness, contrast, noise reduction, saturation, sharpness, white balance, flip, mirror (horizontal/vertical), black/white, day, night, indoor, outdoor mode Video Sensor Output: 4VGA mode
•    Encoding type: JPEG / MPEG-4 / H.264
•    Resolution: 1280 x 960, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
•    Max frame rate: 15fps
•    JPEG Quality: Low, Fair, Standard, Good, Excellent
Sensor Output: HDTV mode
•    Encoding type: JPEG / MPEG4 / H.264
•    Resolution: 1280 x 720, 640 x 352, 320 x 176
•    Max frame rate: 15fps
•    JPEG Quality: Low, Fair, Standard, Good, Excellent
Sensor Output: VGA mode
•    Encoding type: JPEG / MPEG4 / H.264
•    Resolution: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120
•    Max frame rate: 30fps
•    JPEG Quality: Low, Fair, Standard, Good, Excellent
Recording Resolutions: multiple profiles
Required storage: 32MB (minimum)
Recording type: event based (motion detection and digital input trigger), continuous, and scheduled
Snapshot     Trigger event: motion detection or digital input signal
Action: send alert email and/or upload to FTP Port Settings HTTP port: 80 (default)
RTSP port: 554 (default) Digital Zoom 16x Dynamic DNS Yes Time Synchronize with NTP server or set time/date manually

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I was very happy with the Trendnet ProView Megapixel PoE Internet Camera’s performance. It proved to be a reliable and well made camera. The contrast was pretty sharp and crisp. The included software was easy to use and stable. Something small that I like about it was the power through Ethernet option since it cuts down on wires and makes setup that little bit easier since I didn’t have to find a unused outlet. I also found that the email alerts and motion detection recording was a nice touch making it very automated.
I would recommend this product, especially for those who want some relatively cheap security or a way to check up on your home while away.


  • PoE Option
  • Motion detecting recording
  • Good resolution
  • Great Build Design
  • Easy to use software
  • Wide Viewing angle


  • None so far


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