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It is important to keep your baby’s nursery safe, but oftentimes baby monitors don’t give you a clear picture of what’s happening in the room. That’s where camera monitors come in handy. With the right camera monitor, you can not only hear your baby but also keep an eye on them to make sure they are always safe without having to run in at every little sound.
Let’s take a look at some of the best camera monitors available on the market right now.
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1. Infant Optics DXR-8
This is a highly recommended video monitoring system; it consistently receives positive reviews from baby bloggers and on baby supply websites. You will be hard pressed to find another monitor with such outstanding reviews.
The camera has an interchangeable lens that provides additional 1X zoom without distorting quality. From the parent unit, you also have control over the tilt and pan angles of the camera so you can get a good view of the whole room.
The parent unit has a 3.5” display with retractable antenna and kickstand, making it easy to take around the house with up to a 700-foot range. There are also two power saving modes that will allow you to hear your baby while keeping the camera off.
- Remote camera adjustment
- Sound and temperature gauges on a monitor
- 100% digital privacy
- Support up to 4 cameras
- Power-saving mode
- Small display
- Only includes one camera
- Long charge time
- Alarms can be irritating
2. CasaCam BM200
This monitor is great for the parent that may need a slightly larger screen and/or full remote camera control. It is a little less expensive than the Infant Optics, but still a bit on the expensive side if you are trying to stick to a limited budget.
The parent unit gives you full control over the tilt, pan, and up to 2X zoom of the camera. With a large 5” touchscreen and HD image, you can see your little one clearly regardless of the time of day.
There are two power saving modes for the battery that allow you to turn the video off completely or have it activated by sound. The battery itself still only lasts for about 2 hours, so you will need to keep it charged regularly.
- Large screen
- Automatic night vision
- Full remote camera control
- Built-in nightlight, thermometer, and lullabies
- HD image
- Short battery life
- Very sensitive touchscreen
If you are looking for something with a reasonable price point and with great features, this monitor may be the right choice for you.
The camera quality and the sound is great, especially when you use the zoom feature from the parent unit, and the display is 3.5”.
You have up to a 960-foot range between the camera and parent unit, which will allow you free roam of your house and perhaps even a cup of tea on the front porch. There is also an automatic night vision so you can see your little one at all hours of the day.
- Nightlight on monitor
- Room Temperature alerts
- Two-way talk
- lullabies included (4)
- Alerts for low battery or if no signal
- No Wifi or internet connection required
- Good sound and picture quality
- Manual camera adjustments
4. Video Monitor by ANMEATE
This monitor may be very simple, but it is secure, which is what you want most in a baby monitor. The last thing you want is a monitor that can be easily hacked, allowing outsiders to see and hear what is happening in your home.
The screen display is tiny – only 2.4” – but the picture quality is decent in both day and night vision modes. You will also be alerted on the parent unit if you are out of range, the battery is dying, and the temperature is too high or low.
ECO mode on the monitor can save quite a bit of battery life, allowing it to last up to 8 hours between charges. You will still have access to video and sound monitoring, but the screen display will turn off if there is no sound detected.
- Long battery life
- Up to 960-foot range
- High-quality picture
- ECO mode battery saver
- Easy setup
- Small screen
- Manual camera adjustment
- Doesn’t hold up well to wear
Even if your monitor has a so-called long range, it’s sometimes just not long enough. This monitor connects to your phone via mobile app giving you a longer range and allowing you to take a peek at your little one if they are left with a babysitter or family member.
The monitoring features on this product are state of the art. It not only alerts you when your baby is already crying but also lets you know if their breathing has changed or if they are beginning to wake.
You still have all the controls from your phone that you would from a traditional monitor including two-way talk and camera control (tilt, pan, and zoom).
- Connects to phone
- Monitors breathing and movement
- Longer range
- Free app
- Instant alerts via mobile app
- HD quality image
- Zoom in
- Connects over the internet
- App has a few glitches
Overall, I would say that I like CasaCam monitor camera the best. The large 5” display is a great feature and you have full control over the camera so you can always see your baby no matter the time of day or night.