YI Dome Camera Review

The YI Dome Camera is one of the most practical and user-friendly security cameras around. Combining a compact size with advanced features, this camera is perfect for anyone seeking a quality camera experience without needing to spend a fortune. It even comes with its own carrying case!

A few days ago we were gifted with the opportunity to try out the YI Dome Camera and see how it stacks up against the rest of the market. As expected, we were immediately won over by its sleek and compact design. We were also impressed with the fact that this particular camera comes with a built-in speaker allowing you to monitor and communicate with visitors even when the camera is recording. Not only that, but the audio quality of the built-in speaker is quite good for a device of its size.

Key Features

The main attraction of this particular security camera is its size and portability. It doesn’t weigh much at all and can easily be transported from room to room. Its small size, in fact, makes it ideal for use in small places like homes and offices where you don’t want to overburden yourself by toting around a large and heavy-duty security camera.

That being said, this camera is not designed for use in police stations or large corporate buildings. It may not be the strongest camera in the world, but the fact that its weight is so low makes it easy to transport. In case you do happen to drop it or it gets damaged in transit, YI offers a 24-hour emergency hotline with a representative  who will help you set up a new one as soon as possible.

Quality Of Production

While we were incredibly impressed with the size and portability of the YI Dome Camera, it wasn’t all sunny weather when we tested it out. For a small security camera, there were definitely some quality issues that need to be addressed. To begin with, the plastic used for the casing is of low quality and feels a bit sticky when touched. Also, there is some pixelation noticeable when viewing the video feed from the camera. These are, however, minor quibbles considering the overall low price-point of the camera.

Control Panel

If the thought of having to dig into a stack of paperwork to figure out the settings of your security camera makes you wary, then the YI Dome Camera is not for you. This particular camera is entirely controlled using a free iOS app that comes with it. Using this app, you can easily monitor and adjust the settings of your camera from anywhere with an internet connection. You don’t need to be physically present to do this, either.

Display

The display on the YI Dome Camera isn’t the best we’ve seen for a security camera, but it’s perfectly adequate for the type of application it serves. Packing a 460k pixel display, the video feed from the camera is quite crisp and clear even in broad daylight. When viewing images in low-light conditions, however, things get a little blurry and details are slightly diminished. Nonetheless, this is still a very respectable display for a security camera.

Storage

The YI Dome Camera doesn’t include any type of storage, which means it will only capture images as soon as it is plugged into a power source. If you’re looking for a camera that you can bring with you anywhere and store in the absence of electricity, then this is not the one for you. The good thing is that YI offers a USB charging port on the back of the device, so you don’t have to worry about running out of battery power anytime soon.

A Closer Look

Even though the YI Dome Camera is small in size, it does pack a few sophisticated features into its casing. One of these features is the pan-and-tilt mechanism, which allows you to remotely move the camera around in any direction. The other feature is the night vision capability, which enhances images in low light conditions. These two features make the YI Dome Camera a good choice for any security seeker.

Not only that, but the low price tag of this particular security camera makes it an even better option. For a beginner, it might be a bit pricey to buy several of these devices and integrate them into your home security setup. However, for the cost of one smart security camera with a 24-hour monitoring capability, you can get a basic YI Dome Camera and add an alarm to it. This is a much better choice for anyone looking for a quality security camera that doesn’t break the bank.

If you’re seeking a device that you can use to keep an eye on your home or office without having to pay a high monitoring fee, then the YI Dome Camera is an excellent choice. Its size and portability will appeal to anyone and its sleek and modern design will look excellent paired with any home or office décor.

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