[********] Sricam SP012 720p P2P IP Camera with Motion $21 USD
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- $21 USD
I just got one of these cameras and noticed it's now on sale for $21 USD (I paid regular price of $30).
They have a flash sale at the moment, but only 43 pieces at time of writing :-
My thoughts - works well, picture quality is reasonable, motion controls and two way audio work great.
There is however a but.... As it's a P2P camera it maintains a constant connection to some IP's based in China and Hong Kong. This sketched me out a little, so I blocked access to the internet for the cameras IP on my routers firewall so that I can only connect to it internally. Some people may not be concerned but I personally didn't feel comfortable with it. So, for access externally I now have to connect via VPN to my internal network and then connect to the camera. The downside to this is the official app doesn't work via this route since it's probably still trying to get via an external route (though it does still work fine internally) and I now have to use tinycam app which doesn't have full support for the cameras functions (I did email the developer though to see if he can add support).
So the short version is - a decent camera for very very cheap, but comes with some caveats that may concern some people (myself included). Still, a decent deal that I'd thought I'd share in case anyone else was willing to live with the gotchas for the price.
I know some people have an issue with ********, but personally I've not had a problem and ordered many items from them. My favourite tip is to add the $1.99 for Royal Mail shipping - this means you'll get it much faster - less than 3 weeks in my case.