Low Cost IP Camera

Our team is looking for a low cost IP camera. We are aware of the Axis camera, but would like a lower cost alternative. Is there another option that other teams like?

USB cameras will not work for our application.


Would a USB camera hooked up to a Raspberry Pi running mjpg-streamer do it?

Try d-link 930 or 933L

Stop by our pits at Seven Rivers and I’ll tell you why Raspberry Pi 3 + CSI (ribbon cable) camera + gstreamer using H.264 is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

A USB camera through the RPi3 also works well.

You can use gstreamer to wrap the H.264 stream in HTTP to get something that’s almost a drop-in replacement for an Axis, but I haven’t figured out how to do that without adding significant latency vs a gstreamer pipeline or application code on the DS side.

Have a look at https://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1750188#post1750188