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Hi, can you guys recommend me a decent cheap IP Camera around $50-60. The cheaper the better as I could buy maybe 2 if you find them for around $40 bucks.

The reason I want one is because a few weeks ago my wife's nissan quest had a scratch in one of the sides about 6 feet long. I'm not sure if someone did it at her job or when it was parked outside the garage. I don't think someone accidently did a 6 feet line so I want to see if it happened infront of the garage since my brothers Xterra now has a 3 inch scratch too that was done a few days ago.

I've looked amazon and saw quite a few cameras for around $50, but they got 2-3 stars so I don't know how good they are.

Also I'm hoping camers around that price will have a recording software of some sort.
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Have owned both the edimax IC-1500 and IC-1500wg good enough quality for daytime, nighttime forget it.

Here is a time lapse vid i made when i took it down from all the jpg files it had sent to my ftp. Gives a good idea of quality.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXwnRzdtbK0[/ame]
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wired or wierless? How far from you cpu are u mounting this? Ae u mounting Indoors outdoors?
    
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If you have a webcam already you could use something like Dorgem to save motion, etc.

At that price point you really aren't going to get anything phenomenal..
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This one works great: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Foscam-FI8904W-Outdoor-Wireless-Viewing/dp/B00426FEL8/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_c"]Amazon.com: Foscam FI8904W Outdoor Wireless/Wired IP Camera with 15-20 Meter Night Vision and 3.6mm Lens (67° Viewing Angle) - Silver: Electronics[/ame]
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Originally Posted by Gen. Gustav Zenlav;12778250 
wired or wierless? How far from you cpu are u mounting this? Ae u mounting Indoors outdoors?

I'm hoping for wireless, I thought all IP cameras were wireless.

I could manage to put it 15~ feet from a computer/router.
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sorry for double post...
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Originally Posted by beers;12778351 
If you have a webcam already you could use something like Dorgem to save motion, etc.

At that price point you really aren't going to get anything phenomenal..

Yeah, I was thinking of being too cheap with my price range. It might be worth it to wait and try to sell some more stuff I have laying around.

Last web cam I had my wife sent it to her sisters in Mexico frown.gif (that's the third one).

Nightvision uhmm $30 dollars more than my current budget. Maybe it's worth waiting like I said.

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Originally Posted by Chairless;12778245 
Have owned both the edimax IC-1500 and IC-1500wg good enough quality for daytime, nighttime forget it.

Here is a time lapse vid i made when i took it down from all the jpg files it had sent to my ftp. Gives a good idea of quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXwnRzdtbK0

Looks very nice in the video, but I only found them on sale at Amazon UK and were sold out. Also they have horrible reviews for failing within weeks. However, it looks great in your video.
Edited by Sodalink - 3/18/11 at 9:40am
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Ooops, I missed that part of the OP. redface.gif We were looking for a wireless network camera and that was the best we could find for the price. Have a look at this page for some more info on some other cameras: http://wireless-camera-review.toptenreviews.com/ Most of those are not outdoors, however, if you have a window they would probably work.
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH;12778641 
Ooops, I missed that part of the OP. redface.gif We were looking for a wireless network camera and that was the best we could find for the price. Have a look at this page for some more info on some other cameras: http://wireless-camera-review.toptenreviews.com/ Most of those are not outdoors, however, if you have a window they would probably work.

Great page!

Maybe some kind of Dome would work instead of putting it behind the window?

putting it behind a window won't really work for me since the only bedrooms I could put them in are in the second floor and they won't record the parking infront of the garage.

However it would record the USPS leaving my packages in the side walk!
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I can vouch for foscam's, I use one for watching my parrot when I'm away. The night vision's awesome on it for such a small thing.
I have a PTZ one though.
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