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1080p Full HD Wireless WiFi IP Security Camera. All-in-one home CCTV camera with built-in Cloud DVR. Quick setup, view Live and playback clips using our Free iPhone/iPad/Android apps. IR Night Vision, Motion Sensor with in-app alerts, 95 Degrees Wide Angle Image and more. UCam247i-1080HD.
1080p Full HD Wireless WiFi IP Security Camera. All-in-one home CCTV camera with built-in Cloud DVR. Quick setup, view Live and playback clips using our Free iPhone/iPad/Android apps. IR Night Vision, Motion Sensor with in-app alerts, 95 Degrees Wide Angle Image and more. UCam247i-1080HD.
Offered by EyeSpy247
Price: £219.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not send alerts to e-mail address, 30 April 2016
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Despite what is claimed and what has been said by Amazon reviewers, this camera is a nightmare to set up. I have 20+ years of IT experience,build my own PC's and troubleshoot problems for others, yet in 4 hours I could not coax this thing to send a JPG to any e-mail address, or record motion detection to an SD card. All I want is a camera that can do the above. I thought spending almost £100 would be enough to get that, but obviously not. Oh, and the App Store app for this is total crap. So, it's being returned for a full refund, and my search for a decent security camera continues.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 30, 2016 4:31 PM BST


IP Camera, Keekoon Wireless Baby Monitor/Wifi Indoor CCTV 1280x720p HD H.264 Support Pan/Tilt, 30 ft Night Vision, Two Way Audio, Motion detection, IOS/Android (KK002 Black)
IP Camera, Keekoon Wireless Baby Monitor/Wifi Indoor CCTV 1280x720p HD H.264 Support Pan/Tilt, 30 ft Night Vision, Two Way Audio, Motion detection, IOS/Android (KK002 Black)
Offered by GooDee
Price: £44.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Does not send e-mail or FTP, 10 Jan. 2016
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This camera has a very nice picture and is good as a baby monitor. It is totally useless if you expect it to send pictures of motion capture via e-mail or to an FTP location. I have many years of expertise in IT, and in conjunction with the techs at my ISP, Zen, have wasted hours trying to get this junk to do what it claims it can do. Use of a standard POP3 e-mail address almost always timed out,or 'still waitings' as the makers term it, and when it does register no image is ever sent to the recipient address. Try it with a G-Mail account, and Google flags the camera as insecure and won't even provide a way to take a chance with the settings.
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Sony ILCE5100L Compact System Camera - Black
Sony ILCE5100L Compact System Camera - Black

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bargain, at Amazon Warehouse prices, 25 Jun. 2015
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Buying this camera via an Amazon Warehouse deal solved a problem for me. Basically, I wanted to upgrade my NEX 5 and still use the same e-mount lenses, but didn't like the price Sony were asking. The deal I chose was listed as very good with no cosmetic imperfections and tested as being in full working order. This is one below the 'as new' category, which as far as I can tell means that the box it comes in is also perfect. The box didn't matter so much to me, so I took the chance, trusting that the 30 day returns Amazon backing would allow me to test the camera very well. Sure enough, it arrived in great condition and I took it on holiday to Madeira, a sub-tropical paradise with plenty of things to photograph in a variety of conditions.

Initially, I found the camera less familiar than I'd expected. But, quickly came to terms with the changes, most of which were for the better. The frustrating menu system of the Nex series has gone, replaced by something much more intuitive, although occasionally still difficult to find the odd item. The kit lens that comes with the model I bought (prospective buyers should take care that they are buying a model WITH the lens included) soon proved to be excellent in general use. Since returning home I've also tested it with a Sony E-Mount Macro lens, with spectacular results. The BIONZ processing engine combined with 24 megapixels and a superior-auto setting really helps an enthusiastic snapper produce better results almost without effort. And if you do put in the effort, using manually tweaked settings, this little camera can produce shots that easily rival those of the much more expensive Sony DSLR's, and in some respects out spec them. The camera is also really light, conformable in small to medium sized hands, and feels well made. Carrying it on a strap around my neck was no effort at all. So, there's lots to like here, and for those upgrading from the NEX series, this model is the best of the bunch IMHO. I say that because the A5000 model has lesser features and the A6000 model not that much more, yet at a huge difference in price. The A5100 models use the same basic tech spec as the A6000, but with auto settings left intact for those who, like me, prefer them under most circumstances. The one thing that may be a deciding issue for some is this model's lack of a viewfinder. But, if you're happy to take the rear screen settings off manual, so that you can see it well in bright sunlight, then this isn't really a big problem most of the time. For sure, paying out a lot more for a model with a viewfinder was not something I was willing to do.

There are a few negatives. Firstly, Sony has scrimped on value by not supplying a lens hood and external battery charger, as it did with the NEX 5 model. This means that unless you buy your own, as I did, you'll need to plug the camera in to a power source every time the battery runs out. Obviously, this is no use at all in the field. As for the lens hood, this is what I consider to be a design flaw, which Sony has expanded throughout its recent range. It used to be the case that a filter, such as a UV shield, could be attached to help and protect the lens, and the lens hood attached via a separate fixing, which could be reversed for storage. Now, on the A5100 and other models, the only way to attach a lens hood and a filter at the same time, is to screw the lens hood into the filter. What this does is you are not VERY careful, is accidentally over tighten the filter thread, making is almost impossible to remove with finger pressure alone. If this happens to you a way out is to reattach the lens hood, and putting slight pressure on it an an angle, use the leverage to begin unscrewing the filter. But do take care, as too much pressure could easily crack the filter and possibly damage the lens. Proceed at your own risk.

So, in summary this is an excellent buy for those upgrading from a NEX camera, or wishing to buy into Sony's A series mirrorless compact cameras for the first time. But, only at Amazon Warehouse prices. I paid just over £259 for this with the kit lens. I would not have paid the £400 plus that Sony want for a brand new model.


Hoya 40.5mm UV(C) Digital HMC Screw-in Filter
Hoya 40.5mm UV(C) Digital HMC Screw-in Filter
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Improves shots and protects the lens, 24 Jun. 2015
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As any photographer with even a tiny bit of experience knows, a UV filter helps produce better pictures, and doubles up as a lens guard. So if by some misfortune you turn too quickly and the camera hits something hard, it's the filter that cracks not your expensive lens.The price here is fair, and the quality of the filter good.


Neewer Lens Hood Kit for SONY A6000 and NEX Series Cameras with 16-50mm Lens and Samsung NX300 with 20-50mm Lens - Tulip Flower Lens Hood + Inner Pinch Lens Cap + Lens Adapter 40.5-52mm
Neewer Lens Hood Kit for SONY A6000 and NEX Series Cameras with 16-50mm Lens and Samsung NX300 with 20-50mm Lens - Tulip Flower Lens Hood + Inner Pinch Lens Cap + Lens Adapter 40.5-52mm
Offered by Ultra Sales Global
Price: £7.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, mostly., 24 Jun. 2015
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After discovering that Sony were too mean to include a lens hood with their A5100 camera (unlike the Nex 5 it replaced) I sourced this model. It does the job, screwing into the lens directly or into the thread of a filter. I came to regard this as a Sony design flaw, because it is oh so easy to over tighten the hood, thus making any filter attached below it very difficult to remove with finger pressure alone. If that happens to you, one option is to reattach the hood, and applying gentle pressure at an angle, twist carefully. The filter should then free up for removal/ cleaning. Proceed at your own risk, as too much pressure could crack the filter and possibly damage the lens. The hood itself does the job, but the supplied lens cap is way too big for a Sony A5100,and the supplied adapter is very easy to jam on the poorly made thread. I would've preferred a standard size lens cap, and better construction.


DSTE® 2x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery + DC107U Travel and Car Charger Adapter for Sony Alpha 7, a7, Alpha 7R, a7R, Alpha 7R II, Alpha a3000, a6000, NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, SLT-A33, SLT-A35, SLT-A37, SLT-A55V, Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Digital Camera
DSTE® 2x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery + DC107U Travel and Car Charger Adapter for Sony Alpha 7, a7, Alpha 7R, a7R, Alpha 7R II, Alpha a3000, a6000, NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-5, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, NEX-7, NEX-C3, NEX-F3, SLT-A33, SLT-A35, SLT-A37, SLT-A55V, Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Digital Camera
Offered by QiaoJL
Price: £17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Shoot for longer, 24 Jun. 2015
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Shoot for longer, with this double power-pack. I bought this after discovering that Sony are too mean to supply an external charger with their A5100 camera. Unlike the Nex 5 it replaced. So, it was either get my own charger or continually have to charge the battery in-camera, which is obviously not always convenient. The unit itself works well, charges reasonably quickly, and having several batteries means I am now very unlikely to find myself without shooting power at a vital moment. The price is pretty good value, too, for the whole package, hence the 5 star review.

The one problem I had was with delivery. Next day paid for, but didn't arrive until three days later, when I was out of the country. I originally submitted a review explaining the details of this, but Amazon policy appears to be that when something is messed up by a third party, reviewers don't get to tell other prospective customers exactly what happened. Quite why this is I can't quite fathom, as I tried to make it clear that Amazon did all they could.


BBC iPlayer
BBC iPlayer
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality app, 9 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: BBC iPlayer (App)
This is how other on-line TV services should be; the product works smoothly and efficiently. Recommended.


TuneIn Radio
TuneIn Radio
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Interweb radio at its best, 9 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: TuneIn Radio (App)
Tune-In, familiar to me via my iPad, is an excellent app, which does what it say on the virtual tin. Essential, for lovers of radio on the Interweb.


Vevo | Official Music Videos. Artists You Love.
Vevo | Official Music Videos. Artists You Love.
Price: £0.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Slow, and limited, 9 Jun. 2015
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This took an age to load, and then what was available free was incredibly poor. Deleted, and won't be back.


ITV Hub
ITV Hub
Price: £0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A phantom product!, 9 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: ITV Hub (App)
Does not even show up on my FireTV apps page. So presumably is as rubbish as others have said. Amazon and whatever third party maker is responsible really needs to do better. Okay, it;s all reasonably new territory, but apps for FireTv look like toy town when compared to the competition.


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