Original Xiaomi xiaofang Smart 1080P WiFi IP Camera  - WHITE £15.91 @ Gearbest
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Original Xiaomi xiaofang Smart 1080P WiFi IP Camera - WHITE £15.91 @ Gearbest

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Found 13th JunMade hot 13th Jun
I have been setting these up for use at home for friends and family. Very pleasantly surprised by the image and device quality (in keeping with other Xiaomi products I have).
Set up has proven straightforward following the instructions (to follow).
May be cheaper if paying in $ with an appropriate CC or app.
Remember TCB or Quidco.

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Note: It only can be used in non-European and American region right now.

is this right says it twice in description

And won't deliver to UK.

So will brexit help if I buy one to use in the uk?oO
Edited by: "urbanbushwacker" 13th Jun

I recently went for 2 of these and pleasantly surprised how good they were. m.gearbest.com/ip-…tml
USB powered and for a little bit more you can buy a longer lead. Also paid a few pence for faster delivery and received them after 5 working days. Micro SD card slot for recording.

so can you have this shipped to the UK and use it here or not?

qball101

so can you have this shipped to the UK and use it here or not?



​so when I try to buy I get this message...

Sorry, the selected product cannot ship to United Kingdom.
Product: Original Xiaomi xiaofang Smart 1080P WiFi IP Camera

Hardly a 'hot UK deal'. Why are people voting hot on this?
Edited by: "qball101" 13th Jun

vjpower

cheaper at light in the box and better customer support than gearbest


Agree. Avoid gearbest.

Yep 80p cheaper at Light in the box and they'll deliver it to the UK... cold, cold, cold!​

qball101

Yep 80p cheaper at Light in the box and they'll deliver it to the UK... … Yep 80p cheaper at Light in the box and they'll deliver it to the UK... cold, cold, cold!​



Are they any good?

migavupe

Agree. Avoid gearbest.



Is it just camera or does take videos too?

Can you view this via an android app?

Tempted to try one

Interesting

gsj87

Can you view this via an android app?


Yes MiHome app
Edited by: "ian30" 14th Jun

Tried to order and gearbest site says unable to deliver to your location ?
Edited by: "ian30" 14th Jun

can't be shipped to UK. cold

urbanbushwacker

So will brexit help if I buy one to use in the uk?oO



​it is still EUROPE! EUROPE and European union aren't same thing...omg. England will be ALWAYS in EUROPE. unless you will take this bloody island to America coast.

geekbuying.com/ite…tml
£16.08 Free shipping

geekbuying.com/cus…672


Pros:

Image quality it is great, it has a wide lens, motion detection works okay, night vision very good.
Packaging - impeccable!
Body - plastic, good quality.

Cons:

MiHome application it is only partial translated to English. However by watching a demo on youtube it was easy to setup the camera. The camera IT is warm (not hot!) - probably because of the small size the ventilation it is not as good as it should be.

Overall:

At this price is hard to find something better.
Only 4 stars for this product because the MiHome application it is partial translated to English. IMO the effort to translate it properly will benefit the company by making their product more accessible for non - Chinese people.

Edited by: "dparr59" 14th Jun

Does this still not work with iOS?

Anyone buying one should at least be aware of this site - github.com/sam…cks - replacement firmware which can disable all the phoning home and give you a straight RTSP stream

For anyone who knows about this sort of thing a quick question...

Would this or a similar priced alternative allow me to be alerted to movement (ideally send me an image via an app or email) and let me view a live stream via my mobile whilst I am not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. I will be either on my phone network or on another Wi-Fi network. (Abroad if that makes any diffence.)

Thanks in advance .

tattertatter3 h, 2 m ago

For anyone who knows about this sort of thing a quick question... Would …For anyone who knows about this sort of thing a quick question... Would this or a similar priced alternative allow me to be alerted to movement (ideally send me an image via an app or email) and let me view a live stream via my mobile whilst I am not connected to the same Wi-Fi network. I will be either on my phone network or on another Wi-Fi network. (Abroad if that makes any diffence.) Thanks in advance .


Although I've not tried it, comments like this imply that it should work with Open Source Windows software iSpyConnect
Edited by: "djgibbon" 14th Jun

Ordered hope it's easy to set up

Got mine from lightinthebox when it was on offer and it arrived in just under 5 weeks.

The firmware version it came with was 3.0.3.56 and there is an article here that talks you through the steps of how to get back to it, if you have updated to a firmware that doesn't work with the hack.

I used the latest Mi Home app version off APK Mirror (v.4.1.42) to setup the camera.

The cheapo Android phone I used refused to let the Mi Home app lookup the WiFi networks (error: couldn't find any available Wi-Fi network) when trying to do the inital setup of the camera via the app. Once I used my old Nexus 7 tablet instead the setup of the camera with the app/wifi network worked instantly.

Next my ancient 2GB MicroSD card appears to have been incompatible or something. I got the 2 pong noises after inserting it and was able to get to the camera's web server, but it listed none of the scripts under manage scripts. Also Fing only showed services on port 80 for the camera.
After an hour or two of mucking around with the image writing tool and even trying to create partitions manually I finally replaced the generic card with a 16GB Sandisk and all started to work as intended.

The camera is now working with VLC and even my Synology Surveilance Station. Bargain at £15, but I would not pay £30 for it. Image saturation and frame rate are a bit meh and the camera gets quite hot.

The video bitrate that the Xiaufang works at is insane. Acording to VLC my cheap £40 1080p/2MP Zxtech TROPOX II CCTV cameras do 2 - 4Mbit/sec (dependant on how busy the image is). The Xiaufang is doing 6 - 9Mbit/sec all day long, yet its image looks much much worse than that of my Tropox cameras.
Edited by: "SUMMONER" 23rd Jul
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