As its name suggests, the 2K Pan & Tilt camera films in 2K. The maximum definition reaches more exactly 2306 x 1296 px. Eufy allows to reduce the definition to 1920 x 1080 px for recordings. They will then take up less space on the memory card, but it might be more difficult to identify someone on them. Surprisingly, Eufy offers definitions of 1280 x 720 px and 640 x 360 px, for live this time. Again, it may be more difficult to identify someone by lowering the resolution, but the recordings remain in higher resolution. It is above all a question of maintaining correct direct access when the connection is of poor quality, but we can rely on automatic adjustment so as not to sacrifice image quality.
Of course, night vision is planned, but Eufy does not offer color adjustments or HDR mode, like Ezviz and its C6W. It is also to the latter that we decided to compare the 2K Pan & Tilt camera. Like her, the C6W is motorized and films in 2K, and it is also one of the best cameras of its kind that we have tested.
Eufy’s camera delivers very good image quality in daylight. If we do not quite find the level of detail captured by the C6W on our test scene, the difference is tenuous and the accentuation a little more advanced of the contours at Eufy makes it possible to better discern the features of the face. The two cameras also differ in their handling of exposure, but the 2K Pan & Tilt camera manages to avoid overexposure despite having clearer images.
Like most surveillance cameras, Eufy’s automatically switches to infrared vision in the dark. 3 s are necessary for it to analyze the conditions and carry out this changeover, against 6 s for the C6W. In addition to being operational faster, the infrared vision of the 2K Pan & Tilt camera allows for sharper images. We can distinguish more details on its images, even if its rival has the merit of avoiding any overexposure. The same cannot be said of Eufy’s camera, but the exposure remains very well controlled overall and we can notably notice that the main features of the three faces on the left remain visible.
We were able to confirm the good night image quality of the 2K Pan & Tilt camera with our “real use” test. Its infrared vision allowed us to identify a face at a little more than 3 m, just like that of the camera of Ezviz. That’s fine for an indoor security camera, and Eufy’s doesn’t disappoint with its motion detection either. If the camera struggles to distinguish a human beyond 6 m (which is still very good), motion detection is more effective when the artificial intelligence is deactivated: we were spotted at 9 m, either at the end of our lab. Perhaps she could have done even better without this limit.