Here’s our brief, straight-forward comparison between eufyCam vs. eufyCam 2. If you have more questions about the products feel free to ask them in the comments section below. We’ll be more than happy to help you make the right choice for your home.
Without further ado let’s jump straight into the chart.
eufyCam vs. eufyCam 2 — Comparison Chart
|eufyCam 1||eufyCam 2|
|Improved Sony Sensor||No||Yes|
|Field of View||140-degree||140-degree|
|Motion Zones||No (only adjustable sensitivity)||Yes|
|Battery Life||365 days||365 days|
|Homebase Storage||16GB Micro SD Card||16GB EMMC, USB port (future feature)|
|Storage Expansion||Up to 128GB SD Card||USB storage expansion* *coming soon|
|Homebase Battery Backup||Yes||No|
|Camera Mounts||Magnet and outdoor mounts||Magnet and outdoor mounts|
|HomeKit Secure Video||No||Yes|
|Works with Amazon Alexa||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions||5.14″L x 2.7″W x 5.05″H||4.2″L x 2.24″W x 2.24″H|
eufyCam vs. eufyCam 2 — Differences Explained
Differences #1: Improved Sony Sensor – If you’re looking for better night vision, then eufyCam 2 is the one to pick since it comes with improved sensor for night time. Unfortunately, the original eufyCam has a standard sensor which actually does a pretty good job recording at night.
Differences #2: Motion Zones – With motion zones, you can create certain areas where you want the camera to monitor activity. They especially come in handy if you have a lot of side movements, like leaves on a tree, or passer-bys.
With the eufyCam 2, you can create motion zones, whereas with the original eufyCam you can only adjust the sensitivity, which sometimes is not enough.
Differences #3: Storage – Both cameras offer local storage so no need to worry about subscription plans. However, there’s a difference in a way they provide this storage: the original eufyCam uses a 16GB Micro SD Card whereas the eufyCam 2 uses 16GB eMMC which can store up to 3 months of recordings.
In addition, if you want to upgrade your storage you can use a bigger capacity SD card for the eufyCam 1 (up to 128GB) whereas the eufyCam 2 offers USB storage expansion. It’s worth noting that the USB storage expansion is not there yet, but support for it is coming soon.
Differences #4: Repeater Mode – eufy cameras need a homebase to work, and in the case with the eufyCam 2, the homebase works as a Wi-Fi repeater which boosts signal to your eufy cameras. Unfortunately, it only works as a repeater for eufy cameras, so for the rest of your tech, you might want to take a look at Wi-Fi mesh network systems.
Differences #5: HomeKit – A convenient way to keep all your smart appliances in one app. So if you’re a Siri fan, then the eufyCam 2 is the way to go since the camera supports Homekit with HomeKit Secure Video.
Unfortunately, the original eufyCam doesn’t support HomeKit.
Which eufyCam is Perfect For My House?
you don’t care about HomeKit and plan to install the camera in a place where there’s not much movement happening, so that it only notifies you about the movement that matters.
you’re a HomeKit fan and plan to install the camera in a place where there might be minor movements. Thanks to eufyCam’s 2 motion zones feature you’ll avoid false notifications.
For more information about eufy cameras, check out our detailed comparisons:
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- eufyCam 2 vs. 2C
- eufyCam 2 vs. eufyCam 2 Pro
- eufyCam E vs. 2C
- eufyCam E vs. Arlo Pro 2
Last update on 2021-01-21 at 12:19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API