Reolink RLC-422 PoE Dome Camera Review
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We first met Reolink when they presented their RLC410 in 2016, since then they have joined the wireless movement with Argus, Argus Pro and Argus 2. True to wired solutions, today we have their latest solution PoE internally, the RLC422.
The RLC422 is a horizontal dome camera with an impressive set of features. Starting from the top, this solution is designed as a 5MP; SuperHD 2560×1920 camera. This offers 2.5 times the resolution of FullHD cameras with a 90-degree viewing angle. In addition to the features, the RLC422 has a 4x motorized optical zoom, 24 IR LEDs and a 100ft night vision capability in addition to being IK10 vandal resistant and IP66 waterproof. The Reolink RLC422 can be configured as a standalone solution with microSD recording using the ReoLink app or configured with a ReoLink NVR.
Compatibility includes Windows and macOS as well as iOS and Android for the app. The RLC-422’s MSRP is $ 104.99 with a two-year warranty.
The packaging offers a camera image centered with the model and description to the left.
The back goes into more detail with the features listed.
The delivery includes an Ethernet cable, mounting material and reading material.
Connectivity includes the fast Ethernet RJ45, a power input for those who don’t use PoE, and a reset button.
As you can see above, the camera has an impressive number of IR LEDs surrounding the lens. The lens is sealed against the vandal resistant dome with a foam gasket.
Upon opening the dome, you will find the microSD slot just to the right of the lens assembly.
Above we have the app download on iOS. This is the same application used for Argus in previous reviews.
Starting the setup, we create a password for the camera, followed by the location and time setup.
Once the setup is complete, the camera will automatically display and initiate the stream in a top window. At the bottom we have controls for recording and snapshots as well as switching from smooth video to high resolution video. At the very bottom, the play button will allow you to browse past recordings.
In the settings you have the option to change the display settings while below it the app offers to save, email and receive push notifications for events triggered by motion.
In the display options, you can change the mirror settings, add the camera name and date or a watermark. At the bottom we have a row of advanced options to adjust the image quality.
I’ve certainly had my fair share of cameras over the years, and I’m always excited when the market increases resolution. For a very long time 1080p was the norm, even for your basic indoor camera, you really don’t want to buy anything less than FullHD.
With the RLC422 this is my first time getting my hands on a SuperHD or 1920p unit and although we have seen a 4K kit arrive, I am still quite amazed at the clarity and vibrant colors of this 422. Like you. can see from the pictures above we managed to capture a spring day with the 422 and as you can see it produces a great picture and while the camera is connected to the network with a PoE injector. My iPhone works with a wireless connection, so although there is a reduction in quality, the first image shows that we are still running at 8464 kbps.
In addition to all the hardware, the RLC422 and the entire Reolink line really shine thanks to the app. It truly is one of the best on the market in terms of ease of use and overall features giving you access to all quality settings, one touch recording and playback on one screen. , so you do not need to access a menu when setting. image quality or take a snapshot. In addition to this additional functionality, the RLC422 is ONVIF capable allowing third party access to this camera.
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