TRENDnet TV-IP311PI is a popular dome IP camera. Today I will review it and see if it offers good value for the money. I will also mention the other models that the company released and the differences between them.
TV-IP311PI Video Quality
First of all – it is important to mention that this camera is available in few models : TV-IP321PI (1.3MP) , TV-IP311PI (3MP – I will focus on this model in this review) and TV-IP315PI (4MP). TRENDnet TV-IP311PI records in Full HD (1080P) and the video quality is good. It works pretty well even if their isn’t too much light outside, thanks to the built-in IR LEDs. They are very powerful. There are some IP cameras online that have “night vision” (without any IR LEDS) but in most cases they are in a different price category.
I recommend checking out the TV-IP315PI (Amazon link) model as well. It has a better sensor (4MP) and offers better video quality overall. I do want to make it clear – all 3 models are good, but the one with the 4MP sensor offers the best video quality. For most people the model with the 3MP sensor (the one I am reviewing) is perfect, but some prefer buying “the best IP camera”.
This IP camera supports remote viewing of course. There are many Android and iOS apps that work with it. Many of these apps are free. There also PC and MAC software you can install for free and will steam the video smoothly.
TRENDnet TV-IP311PI can be places indoors as well as outdoors. It is IP66 weather-proof (not waterproof -so keep that in mind) . It’s fairly easy to setup this camera, should not take more than 15-20 minutes. Years ago, the setup of an IP camera was a really hard tasks. But that is really not the case with IP camera released in the last years. The company also releases firmware updates from time to time. This actually surprised me because most IP cameras made by “generic”companies don’t get any updates. It seems like TRENDnet really care about their customers !
Value For Money
In my opinion the TRENDnet TV-IP311PI IP cmaera (as well as the other models) offers really great value for your money. This camera works really well without any problems. There are many other IP cameras you can find online in the same price range, but honestly – I think this IP camera is really worth buying. It really offers everything you can only think of.
Similar IP Cameras
The Hikvision DS-2CD3132 is a very similar IP camera. It too offers very good video quality. The sensor is 3MP.
I hope that this TRENDnet TV-IP311PI review was helpful. If you have any questions about this dome IP camera – comment below. If you are not sure this is the perfect IP camera for your needs – check out IP cameras we reviewed on our website. For example – if you need a smaller IP camera – check out the Funlux IP camera. It is very easy to use and pretty popular.