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Learn about differences between Dropcam and Dropcam Pro

Dropcam (previously known as Dropcam HD) allows you to have a simple, intuitive and affordable way to keep an eye on the things you care about. Dropcam Pro keeps that simplicity while also providing a premium experience. This article will help you understand which camera you have, and what the differences are between the models.

The most visible difference between the two
Dropcams is that Dropcam Pro has a black stand,
while Dropcam has a grey one. Because of slight
differences in the size of the two cameras, the stands can't be swapped. The table below outlines other key differences between the two.
Dropcam vs Dropcam Pro
  Dropcam Dropcam Pro
Setup Mac or PC Bluetooth LE enabled iPhone, iPad and
iPod Touch as well as Mac or PC
Maximum video resolution 720p HD 720p HD
Field of view 107° 130°
Image sensor 1/4", 1 megapixel 1/3", 3 megapixel
Depth of zoom 4x 8x
Network frequencies 2.4 GHz 2.4 and 5 GHz
Number of infrared LEDs 6 (Late model); 12 (Early model) 8
Lens Composite Glass
Color Grey Black

More about Dropcam and Dropcam Pro

While both Dropcams offer a beautiful HD image, Dropcam Pro's all-glass lens and larger image sensor provide a sharper picture, with richer colors. This also allows for clearer close-ups when zooming in.

Both cameras can connect to 802.11 b, g, and n 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. Dropcam Pro also connects to 802.11n 5 GHz networks.

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