Review of Merkury Innovations Smart Wi-Fi camera 720 p.
This camera is about 4.5 inches high.
IMPORTANT: This is required to be plugged into an outlet for power. The power cord reaches about 3.5 feet. This has a "flexible stem" so that when you mount the base of it, you can bend the actual camera part whatever angle you need it to be. (This comes with a 3M mounting adhesive.)
It was very easy to download the app and get this camera up and running in just a few steps. So I will give it five stars for the ease-of-use feature alone. The video quality on this is clear. On the video screen it has an indicator of signal strength (i.e. 98% or whatever).
This automatically detected the correct date and time/time zone upon setup, without me having to set it up myself. So the timestamp on the video is correct.
This will hold a microSD chip. I have included a picture of FAQs from the instruction manual that gives a detailed explanation of memory card use versus using his camera without an extra memory card (not included).
This does have night vision feature. The video quality at night is as good as the day quality.
Please note that the blue indicator light on this camera stays on all the time. At night a red indicator light also comes on. (Edit: You can turn off the blue indicator light by going under the "basic feature settings". The only way to turn off the red indicator light for night vision is to turn the night vision feature itself off, which of course would mean you will not be able to see anything in the dark.)
This has the option to turn "motion alert" on or off. If you turn this feature on, and motion is detected by the camera, you get a notification sent to your home.
It is great to be able to access a home security camera live from my smartphone anywhere anytime. The description also says that you can have a two-way conversation over the camera, but I have not had a chance to try out that feature yet.
I am pleased with this product.