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.
|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|
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.