QVIS P400 Product Review

QVIS P400 Product Review

Our Verdict – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The QVIS P400 CCTV Camera is a budget CCTV camera that can really help to bolster an already fairly robust CCTV system.

This also works as a standalone CCTV camera for those interested in starting off their system, with it being fairly easy to install and having an attractive price tag however, you can only expect so much. 

The QVIS P400 is an excellent camera for the price. The image clarity and resolution are superb, and the night vision capability is impressive.

There are many different features that make this camera a cut above the rest, so I encourage you to read on if you’re considering purchasing one!

Specifications and Features

  • 1080P Video Output
  • Day & Night
  • Digital Wide Dynamic Range
  • 3D Dynamic Noise Reduction
  • Motion Detection
  • Privacy Masking
  • 1/2.9” 2.4Megapixel sensor
  • 2.8-12mm Varifocal Lens
  • IR Leds: 48pcs
  • IR Range: 40-50m
  • Power supply: 12VDC
  • Resolution: 2.4MP/1080P
  • IP rating: IP66 Dust and Waterproof
  • Model: Q-P400-VG

The p400 QVIS is an outdoor surveillance camera that can record at night thanks to infrared lights around the lens, making it perfect for anybody who needs security footage of their premises after dark.

This smart-looking unit comes with a 4mm metal casing and a vandal-proof design, meaning it will be able to take a few blows from vandals trying to take it down without the risk of internal components being damaged or broken.

The included mount makes positioning easy and you won’t have any problems fixing this into place using standard tools, making installation quick and simple!

In addition, if you were ever in a situation where your device was stolen, there’s no need to worry as the product doesn’t house the recordings on the camera itself but instead, on the DVR you connect it to.

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Resolution

The resolution of this camera is a standard 1080p at 2.4mp, which is fairly common in this price range. This does mean you can watch your recorded footage on a large screen TV or monitor without it looking pixilated or blurry though which is a bonus.

The image quality is very good as well, with the ability to see objects clearly from far distances. Sometimes when the night vision effect increases too much, the picture becomes grainy and hard to distinguish lines and shapes near the end of the night vision range (in my experience).

That wasn’t a massive issue with this camera and I could make out details and colours fairly accurately. I had my doubts about the infrared night vision because I thought it would be rubbish, but it actually produced very clear footage.

 

Motion Sensor

The camera is quick at picking up movement. You can have this set to start recording when an object moves inside its field of view, or you can have the camera set to begin recording when it notices a change in lighting in that area which is great for saving memory.

Unfortunately, there’s no option for choosing what type of motion will trigger the recording so if something small like a fly goes wandering past, you might end up with it being recorded. This is only a problem though if you are using the ‘motion detected’ mode instead of ‘schedule’.

 

Lens

The camera does have a 2.8-12mm Varifocal lens which means it can record at a wider angle or zoom in to see more detail.

This is really helpful for getting the right recording without having to worry about the lens being fixed with only one setting. It has an IR range of 50 meters, which makes it possible for you to view an area with this camera even in low light conditions, but if your goal is seeing things clearly then I recommend using this during the day or perhaps bringing some additional lights closer so that you’ll be able to pick up more details at night.

 

Summary

When you set up your camera you will be able to see it with an app on your smartphone. The QVIS camera is not WiFi enabled so you will need to use the cable in order to connect it,  however, if you are using this outside then this might not be possible. You can however turn off the recording function when you want to detach the camera, making it easy for you to take down whenever needed.

The camera’s main objective is security and not motion detection, so what I found works best is setting up a schedule instead of motion detection since there isn’t really any customization available for the latter option. This way you wouldn’t waste battery power by recording things that aren’t necessary or send unnecessary alerts for objects that don’t need your direct attention. Just be careful where you point the camera as you can be liable to data protection laws if you are capturing footage of people or property you don’t have explicit consent from

If you’ve been considering a CCTV camera for your home or business, we would recommend the QVIS P400. It offers great features and is very versatile which means that it will be useful in most situations. The price point is also competitive with other similar models on the market so it won’t break the bank to purchase one of these cameras. Let me know if you have any experience with this model or other brands!

Review for: QVIS P400 CCTV Camera

Use: Outdoor surveillance in harsh weather conditions

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Ease of use

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The camera has a really easy setup process which makes getting into it very convenient

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Price

⭐⭐⭐⭐

The price is very reasonable considering what you are getting for it

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Features

⭐⭐⭐

Somewhat lacking but useful as an addition to your CCTV system

We liked

Varifocal Lens

Easy setup

Quality material

We didn’t like

🚩 No WiFi

🚩 Lack of features

Summary

If you’ve been considering a CCTV camera for your home or business, we would recommend the QVIS P400. It offers great features and is very versatile which means that it will be useful in most situations. The price point is also competitive with other similar models on the market so it won’t break the bank to purchase one of these cameras.