First look at the TP-Link Tapo C200 WiFi camera

Our first impressions with the TP-Link Tapo C200 WiFi camera - unboxing, product features and specifications

TP-Link Tapo C200
TP-Link Tapo C200 Full HD WiFi security camera

We received the TP-Link Tapo C200 WiFi camera in our office couple of days ago and still haven't tested for more than 10 minutes.

The Tapo C200 is basically security WiFi camera with pan and tilt which you can control through your smartphone. There is also a built-in microphone and speaker so you can communicate directly through the device, though the quality of this feature was not very good during our short initial test.

P-Link Tapo C200 box     P-Link Tapo C200 unboxing

One of the good features of this camera is the fact that it is a Full HD camera and the video quality pretty good, especially considering the fact that it is positioned as a budget oriented cam.

TP-Link Tapo C200 main features

  • High-Definition Video: Records every image in crystal-clear 1080p definition
  • Pan and Tilt: 360º horizontal and 114º vertical range
  • Advanced Night Vision: Provides a visual distance of up to 30 ft
  • Motion Detection and Notifications: Notifies you when the camera detects movement
  • Sound and Light Alarm: Trigger light and sound effects to frighten away unwanted visitors.
  • Two-Way Audio: Enables communication through a built-in microphone and speaker
  • Safe Storage: Locally stores up to 128 GB on a microSD card, equal to 384 hours (16 days) of footage. (Based on laboratory conditions)
  • Voice Control: Free Up Your Hands with Voice Control: Works with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. (Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are not available in all languages and countries)

TP-Link Tapo C200 WiFi camera test
Our first test of the TP-Link Tapo C200 WiFi camera

 TP-Link Tapo C200 WiFi camera - product specifications 

Network settings
Security128 bit AES encryption with SSL/TLS
Wireless Rate11Mbps(802.11b)
Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless SecurityWPA/WPA2-PSK
Notifications and activity
Input TriggerMotion detection
Output NotificationPush notification
Hardware specs
ButtonReset button
Indicator LEDSystem LED
Adapter Input100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 0.3A
Adapter Output9.0V/0.6A
Dimensions (W x D x H)3.4 x 3.3 x 4.6 in. (86.6 x 85 x 117.7 mm)
Image Sensor1/2.9“
Resolution1080p Full HD
LensF/NO: 2.4; Focal Length: 4mm
View Range360° horizontal, 114° vertical
Night Vision850 nm IR LED up to 30 ft
Audio Communication2-way audio
Audio Input & Output:Built-in microphone and speaker
Video settings
Video CompressionH.264
Frame Rate15fps
Video Streaming1080p
System settings
Regulatory CertificationFCC, IC, CE, NCC
System RequirementsiOS 9+, Android 4.4+
Operating Temperature0°C~40°C (32°F~104°F)
Storage Temperature-40°C~70°C (-40°F~158°F)
Operating Humidity10%~90%RH non-condensing
Storage Humidity5%~90%RH non-condensing
In the box
Package ContentsTapo Pan/Tilt Home Security Wi-Fi Camera
Power Adapter
Quick Start Guide
Mounting Screws
Mounting Plate
Camera Base

TP-Link Tapo C200 product tour - video

TP-Link Tapo C200  - product price

We bought the TP-Link Tapo C200  for $40 but it was on sale (coupon deal). On the UK market we've seen this product for £45. At the rest of Europe ot would be something like 40-50 Euro (summer of 2020).

So, our first impressions with the TP-Link Tapo C200 are quite positive. It is fully packed with features and the stock app used to control the camera is also quite advanced, efficient and totally adequate for a product in this price range.

We will definitely share more feedback after we use it for some time and make an in-depth review of the Tapo C200. We are very excite it to test in real-world conditions and also check if the night-vision mode is as good as they claim.

Meanwhile we would recommend you to check couple more quality products from the same manufacturer:
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