Edimax is one of the few budget-oriented manufacturers of smart devices for your home. Its products focus more on affordable prices and useful features and less on high-end specs or premium materials. Today we take a look at one of their newest network cameras, the IC-7113W Smart HD Wi-Fi Pan/Tilt Network Camera with Temperature & Humidity Sensor. Apparently Edimax likes to put as many specs as possible in the product name. With an impressive list of features, including night vision, two-way communication, motion and sound detection, the camera seems suited for a large range of indoor applications. Let’s see if it delivers, in this review:
Unboxing the Edimax IC-7113W Smart Network Camera
The product box is filled with specs and images. One of the first things that catches the eye is that the camera is compatible with Android and Apple devices, using the “EdiView II” app.
The product and the accessories are carefully packed, with each component placed separately and protected with its own plastic bag.
The package contains the camera, a quick installation guide, a CD-ROM with utility software and user manual, a power adapter, an ethernet cable and a mounting kit. Also, printed on a semi-transparent paper you will find two QR codes which, when scanned with the appropriate device (Android or Apple), will open Google Play or App Store, respectively, in order to download the EdiView II application.
Construction and hardware specifications
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The Edimax IC-7113W Smart Network Camera weighs 8.85 ounces (251grams) and its dimensions are 5.03 (L) x 4.41 (W) x 4.56 inches (H) (128mm x 112mm x 116mm). The camera has a 720P HD CMOS sensor with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 8 megabytes of flash memory for storing its firmware and 128 megabytes of internal memory. Local storage is possible with a MicroSD /SDHC card of up to 32 GB. The camera has eight infrared LEDs for night vision, a separate light sensor, a microphone, a speaker, two Wi-Fi antennas (one external and one internal), a temperature and humidity sensor and an RJ45 Ethernet port.
The wireless connection uses the 802.11b/g/n standards and provides sufficient bandwidth for streaming.
The Edimax IC-7113W Smart Network Camera can pan 355 degrees and tilt 120 degrees. The focus can only be adjusted manually, with the aid of a ring placed around the lens.
The camera has no On/Off button; the only button is on the back and is used for WPS access (when pressed for 2-5 seconds) or resetting the camera (when pressed longer than 5 seconds).
Next to the button is a status LED which can tell you at a glance the connection status of the camera.
You can find more detailed specifications on the product’s page: Edimax IC-7113W. Go to the next page of this review to learn about the experience of using this camera.