EZVIZ C8W Pro: a security camera that looks the right way?

The EZVIZ C8W Pro is an outdoor pan-tilt "PTZ" smart home camera for less money than many immobile ones

EZVIZ C8W Pro review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Evzis C8W Pro is a value for money camera with a sting in the tail in the form of Ezviz’s cloud service subscription. On the plus side there is a MicroSD card slot so you can sidestep that and, though it could be easier to navigate, the app is not short of features.


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    Wide coverage from a single location

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    Person & vehicle tracking with on-device AI

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    Accessibly priced

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    Built in light for color night vision

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    Alexa, Google & IFTTT functions

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    Installation screws and extension cable supplied


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    App can be confusing

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    Ezviz’s storage plans are not cheap

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    No face or parcel recognition

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    Lacks a sentry mode

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    No official ingress protection

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Protecting your home with a smart home camera which affords you remote access has grown in popularity, but most cameras are fixed in a single direction. The Ezviz C8W Pro can pan and tilt to a direction of choice, or follow subjects using on board AI. That’s a nice option for someone who doesn’t want to install too many devices but likes to check over a wider area, since the image isn’t overly distorted like a very wide angle lens.

The C8W Pro is not Ezviz’s first pan-and-tilt camera; this model actually addresses some issues with its cheaper predecessor the C8C. As well as boosted resolution, this version builds the antenna inside the body which looks better, and includes a MicroSD card slot for those keen to side-step the cost of cloud subscription, and an LED for color night vision. 

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook