If you are looking for a hybrid-power outdoor PTZ camera secutity camera that won’t fail you, you should put the Soliom S600 in your purchasing plans. This device gets its power from batteries and the sun, meaning you don’t have to depend on electricity, which can become a problem in power outages. It is a solid competitor in the PTZ camera space, with panning and tilting angles that will leave you nodding in satisfaction.
Although this camera doesn’t have the motion tracking feature you can expect from higher-priced products, it makes up for that by detecting the movement with a PIR sensor, activating a bright spotlight and a siren. You can rest well with the device stationed outside your porch, even at night. Since it is connected to your device, you will stay updated with whatever happens outside.
And if you are worried about the durability of the Soliom S600 solar camera, you should know that the designers were one step ahead. They made the top cover and base bracket out of metal zinc alloy. And for extra protection from the rain, they placed the solar panel ahead to act as a roof that deflects raindrops from the camera.
With all these features, I had to test this device to know if it was worth the hype. The rest of this article will summarize my findings.
This Soliom S600 impresses right out the gate by recording in full HD. This high resolution ensured that I could tell the forms and even appearances of subjects moving outside. Even in the dark, the LED lights helped illuminate the view 32 feet away, while the camera’s day and night switching reduced graining.
When it comes to how much detail I could see at once without panning, the 90-degree field of view was adequate. So when I finally tested the tilt and pan feature, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed; the 90-degree tilt and 320-degree pan covered the breadth of my front yard.
The Soliom camera S600 did its best with its 3x digital zoom to magnify distant objects. But I wouldn’t have the highest expectations here if I were you; it’s only 3x, and digital zoom relies on the software too heavily. But since you can share the camera’s live stream with nine other people, the device redeems some points in the surveillance department.
With this minor niggle and the bare-minimum 15FPS plaguing video playback, I had to drop the video production rating to 7/10.
Since the unit is wireless, it connects to your device via your home network. I rate the connectivity a solid 10/10 because of its simplicity. A 2.4Ghz 802.11 b/g/n network is enough to get it working. Keep the WiFi range within 30 feet and guarantee 2Mbps upload speeds.
Most users reading Soliom S600 reviews expect to be briefed on the setup. My experience wasn’t challenging, which is excellent news. After reading the Soliom S600 manual, I downloaded the Soliom+ app, signed up, and used the QR scanning option to scan the code on the body of my camera.
I turned my camera on by pressing the button on it until a blue LED light appeared. The app recognized my unit and took me to the setup screen. I then put my WiFi password, and the Soliom S600 app added the camera to the network.
Afterward, I got access to the camera’s settings, pan, tilt, zoom controls, and live view. I could also set the camera to save videos to the cloud or its SD card. Because of the ease of pairing the camera to my phone, it gets a 10/10 in my books.
This Soliom S600 review has clarified what you can expect from the camera. This device has fantastic features, including its night surveillance options, hybrid power, wireless setup, and sharp video quality. If you don’t mind a bang-average video playback, there’s no reason not to buy this camera. I rate it 9/10 overall.