Updated 24 Aug 2016

Panasonic

KX-HNC200

Snapshot: This indoor wireless IP camera can be bought individually. It detects motion and can be remotely accessed on iOS and Android devices. But how good is the picture?

KX-HNC200
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$180

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Test results

Overall score
55
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK to use.
  • Can send smartphone notifications.
  • Remote access via iOS and Android.
  • Motion detection.
  • Can be used with motion and door/window sensors in Panasonic's ecosystem.

But

  • Just OK image quality.
  • No cloud storage.
  • Camera isn't HD quality.
  • Doesn’t have WiFi connectivity.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (60%), Ease of use (40%)

Image quality
When assessing how well an IP camera performs we look at its image quality in daylight and low-light conditions. We look at the clarity of the images, the contrast at close range (2m) and a moderate distance (4m). We look at how well they show a person, objects and graphics/text for reading any signage on vehicles or name badges.

Ease of use
Assesses the set-up and use of the camera, including installation, ease of recording and motion detection. We also look at how easy it is to receive alerts when motion is detected. A camera scored higher if it sent an email with a screenshot, but any email or push notification to a mobile was considered good. We also scored cameras on how easy it is to automatically and manually take photos or recordings, irrespective of whether a notification was sent, and how easy it is to store footage to cloud storage.

Full specs

Model

Avg price
$180

Specifications

Kit or camera only
Camera only
Kit required
Model or kit description
Indoor IP camera
Camera type
Indoor
Resolution
640 x 480
Wireless connection or WiFi band (GHz)
DECT

Features

Weatherproof rating
n/a
Night vision
Yes, 6m
Pan
No
Tilt
No
Zoom
No
Microphone
Speaker
Motion detection
Yes
Motion detection scheduler
Notification method
Smartphone notification
Email alert with picture attached
×
Local storage
MicroSD on hub included in kit
FTP storage
×
Cloud storage
No
Remote access
Automatic
Remote access via Android app
Remote access via iOS app
Remote access via web browser
×
Ethernet
×

More info

Notes

Camera can be bought separately, but needs to be connected to a kit to operate.