Unfortunately, it looks like for the alarm images, it assumes being mounted upside down.
Of course, it is easy enough to rotate those images. It looks like for the alarm settings (like motion detection), it only records jpeg images, not video. Due to this, I'll knock down my review from 5 stars to 4 stars unless I am missing something here.
I believe this is a serious hardware issue for security.
Lack of color quality (or accuracy of color) is because the camera's infrared sensitivity. With the pictures from this camera one would not be able to obtain a conviction in court.-- Poor low light sensitivity with color falsing.
The camera has adjustable frame rate and quality settings which make no difference.
In addition to my prior first impression here is the final. Repeated testing using different configurations, computers and setups shows hardware defective design and manufacture which cannot be repaired through software updates. Indiscriminate buyers might be happy with bad focus, bad peripheral focus, false colors (green is not rendered properly and comes out at violet), poorly designed and executed user interface, frequent lockup, falsely claimed speed of 30 frames per second - on 5Mb (up and down) Internet connection the camera on the smallest resolution is not able to deliver 10 fps, when more than one person is watching it gets even worst, the Active X is very bad choice for interface and could not be utilized on anything but Windows Internet Explorer, false claims that the camera sends MPEG4 to Windows systems - it does not and Cisco does not provide any drivers to make it possible.
The fact that it has its own web server was crucial, but the 22X optical zoom is what sold me on this camera. My IT department bought one to monitor some production equipment, and about two YEARS later we bought a second one.
I was able to read a telephone list from 20 feet away. We were up and running within 30 minutes of receiving the camera. There are some great features that newer models don't have. As others have pointed out, your options for talking to the camera are limited, and it's not exactly cheap. I use this camera as a live nature feed to one of my websites.
I bought this camera to use in the laboratory to allow remote viewing of samples by customers and experts from other laboratory sites around the world.
Some times, there is just no substitute for a visual inspection by the expert or to get the customer to show you what they need analyzed. Am learning with trial and error but wish Toshiba would offer an upgrade that 's easier to use.
Still impressive considering this product is at least 5 years old.