Reolink C2 Pro review: This 5-megapixel pan/tilt security camera delivers crystal-clear video
Reolink’s latest home security camera isn’t really a new model, but more of an upgrade of an older one. The Reolink C2 Pro retains the same body as the the C1 Pro, but improves its image quality with a five-megapixel camera that delivers 1920p resolution.
According to Reolink, this results in videos that are 1.3-times clearer and sharper than 4MP cameras like the C1 Pro, and 2.4-times clearer than competitors that deliver 1080p resolution. The C2 Pro retains its sharpness even when you use its 3X optical zoom.
Many of the other features of the C1 Pro are still here: A ring of eight infrared LEDs around the camera’s lens provides up to 40 feet of night vision. The camera also includes an integrated microphone and a speaker for two-way communication, and it supports motion detection with push notifications. It can rotate 355 degrees horizontally and 105 degrees vertically, and supports dual band Wi-Fi for stronger network signals.
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You can save motion-detected video clips locally to microSD card (cards with up to 64GB of capacity are supported), or you can upload them to an FTP server. You can also enable 24/7 continuous recording by connecting the camera to Reolink’s 8- or 16-channel NVR, sold separately for $230 and $330 respectively.