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The Pros and Cons of the Best Buy Dropcam Pro
Best Buy is one of the leading retail stores in the United States and Canada, so when they released the new camera, Dropcam Pro, I knew it was a great camera. However, there are some caveats to the new Dropcam Pro.
First of all, the idea behind the Dropcam Pro is to be the top camera. If that means cutting costs on manufacturing, then so be it. But if you are in the market for a top camera, this is not it.
It does have some features that may appeal to those looking for more. The most important is the fact that it has two SD card slots. These will let you store more video, audio, and photos.
I like this feature because you can attach an external hard drive to the Dropcam Pro and watch any video or photo on the SD card and save them to your computer. Also, the camera has a high quality lens. The lens is well clear and sharp. However, if you want to use a zoom lens, you’ll need to buy an external lens adaptor.
You can store more than one terabyte of data on the Dropcam Pro. The software uses the built in capacity of the card. So if you store more than one terabyte of data, you will only need to buy the expandable card.
You can get the Dropcam Pro for as little as $150. I’m not sure if it has any room for more memory, but if you do, it could be a better value if you upgrade later.
If you are worried about space and don’t care about saving data, then the best thing to do is avoid the USB cord. You can find a USB cable for under $20. But if you are worried about space, then you should get the USB cord.
Another negative for the Dropcam Pro is that it lacks some advanced features. For example, it does not have a microphone so you can’t make video calls.
But many people are watching their video and photo stuff anyway, so what are you going to do? That’s why I say that this camera is useful for use in an office.
But the Dropcam Pro is great for the home. It has a few drawbacks, but it does allow you to connect more than one camera to it. Of course, the more cameras you connect to the Dropcam Pro, the more expensive it will be.
You can also add more storage to the Dropcam Pro by getting a second hard drive. There are still only two slots available on the camera, so if you have more than one camera, you’ll have to buy the third slot. But if you do, you will get better resolution video and photo viewing.