Talk:IP camera

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Potentially incorrect data in article?[edit]

Under: it states:

  • Technical barrier. Installation for IP Camera required a series of complicated network setting including IP address, DDNS, router setting and port forwarding. This is very difficult for most users to do alone, without help from an IT technician. Ref: Technical Barrier for IP-based Video Products by StarVedia, April 10, 2009
  • Lower dynamic range - i.e. reduced ability to cope with low light and high contrast scenes.

point 1: "complicated" is a matter of opinion, and also look at the reference - is this really a Wikipedia quality reference?

point 2: I can think of no reason why an IP camera would have a lower dynamic range and a "normal" digital camera - and there is also no reference for this claim as well --pc (talk) 16:53, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Addressed blatant Wiki violations[edit]

I've made edits today to address several violations of Wikipedia policies and guidelines in this article, most prominently POV and boosterish tone, uncited product-specification lists, citations comprised of company press releases making self-interested claims, etc. --Tenebrae (talk) 18:36, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Intellinet Network Solutions NSC11-WN Home Network IP Camera.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

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Regarding Changing IP Camera Photo[edit]

Per the section above, I have an IP Camera at home and can help change the photo to meet the standards as needed. So I can take a photo of it, then go to and "license" my photo as free to use, then replace this tagged for deletion photo with my new photo that has an open license, correct? Hope I got it right! MarcoPolo419 (talk) 10:17, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Requested move 25 November 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. (closed by page mover)  Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  16:30, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

IP cameraNetwork camera – More generic name; doesn't need to reference the protocol; used by Axis communications Bungle (talkcontribs) 19:35, 25 November 2017 (UTC) --Relisting. Sam Sailor 23:14, 2 December 2017 (UTC) --Relisted.  Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  02:14, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

  • Relist comment. Upon second relist, the following WikiProjects have been notified – Mass surveillance (Espionage), Computing/Networking and Internet – in an attempt to garner consensus. Paine Ellsworth  put'r there  02:14, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Rationale: Currently, Network camera is a redirect to this article, so the name itself is already associated with this article. The usage of "IP" is more to do with the protocol used for the cameras, rather than what they can be more formally described as. Axis (who made the first cameras) call them network cameras on one of their guides, with the "IP camera" term given an "also known as.." mention. There is not going to be any separate type of network camera that could be an entirely distinct entity to what this article currently refers to, and I propose we simply call the article "Network camera" and have "IP camera" as the redirect. Other less desirable options may be IP network camera or Network IP camera, but I think keeping it simple is better. Bungle (talkcontribs) 19:35, 25 November 2017 (UTC)


Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with * '''Support''' or * '''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.
  • Oppose Searching by 'IP Camera' returns high quality results better than 'Network Camera'. Besides the redirect seems to be in place already. RenZut 04:54, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose – "Network camera" is ambiguous, with "IP camera" as more descriptive of the article. It is about cameras using internet protocol, not just a computer network. The redirect is in place and working. CookieMonster755 𝚨-𝛀 14:41, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The fact that one manufacturer prefers a different terminology is not good enough justification for making this change. Renzut and CookieMonster755 have shown there are reasons for leaving the title as it is. ~Kvng (talk) 15:26, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.