EZVIZ camera C6CN pan-and-tilt review:
The EZVIZ Camera C6CN Internet PT is an indoor pan-and-tilt security camera that can lock on to an intruder and follow their movements, potentially capturing more complete footage of a crime.
The 1080p EZVIZ camera delivers fantastic video quality with comprehensive room coverage at an attractive price, but its most notable feature feels a little too shaky to trust completely in the event of an actual break-in. Its bounty of other security features, however, are rock solid.
Design of ezviz camera c6cn:
The EZVIZ camera C6CN body is slightly bigger than a baseball and rotates 340 degrees on its base. The camera itself tilts within this enclosure 120 degrees.
You can control its pan-and-tilt feature from the app or set it to automatically track motion. That, paired with the camera’s 94-degree viewing angle, should provide full coverage without blind spots in just about any room.
The EZVIZ camera C6CN offers multiple storage options for captured video: You can save clips locally to a microSD card (up to 256GB, but you’ll need to provide the card), or to the EZVIZ NVR (network video recorder, sold separately).
Encrypted cloud storage is also available: A seven-day storage plan costs $6 per month or $60 annually, while 30 days of storage costs $11 per month or $110 annually.
Setup and usage
The camera’s base lets it sit freely on any flat surface, but hardware and a mounting template are also included if you want to attach it to a wall or ceiling.
Once you’ve positioned the camera and plugged it in, the bulk of the setup takes place in the EZVIZ app. After scanning a QR code on the camera, the app has you login to your Wi-Fi network and a voice assistant confirms each step of the connection process. (The camera also has an ethernet port if you’d prefer to wire it to your router.)
The camera connected to my Wi-Fi without any hiccups and within a few moments, a screenshot of my living room appeared on the app’s device page. Tapping the image opened the C6CN’s live stream.
The layout here mirrors that for other EZVIZ cameras, with basic camera controls, a video-history timeline, and deeper settings all easily accessible.
The is fleshed out with a few smart-home capabilities. If you have an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant smart display, you can use voice commands to display the camera’s live feed on that device.
You can also activate a few IFTTT applets, available in the app, that will enable automations such as putting the camera into privacy mode when you arrive home and turning on your WeMo switch when the camera detects motion.
Motion tracking is a fairly premium security feature, so the fact that you can get it at such an affordable price makes the EZIVZ C6CN worth considering. It is not, however, the only budget-friendly option out there.
About this item
- Full HD 1080p Video with 360° Coverage and Night Vision – Enjoy industry leading video clarity and complete panoramic coverage of the area around your camera. C6CN will automatically switch from Day to Night mode when the lights go out so that you never miss a beat.
- Auto Motion Tracking & Notifications – When it detects a moving object, the C6CN is smart enough to automatically track and follow its motion while alerting you with an image in real-time.
- Panoramic Photo Navigation – Activate simple one-touch navigation by taking a full 360° photo around the camera. Use your finger to tap where you would like to see and the C6CN will quickly turn to that location.