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I have the WiFi doorbell camera on pre-order and while waiting, I am watching reviews on it, an issue was pointed out on the wide horizontal field of view but not vertical which packages left near the door wouldn't be in the view of the camera. I was thinking if mounting the doorbell camera horizontal, that this would have a larger view up and down where you could see more near the door, with that said, if there isn't already, adding a flip 90 degrees view in the app to look up right would give someone the option to be able to see their packages over a wide view if that is more important.
@agentsmith76_635086997131340 It depends how wide is your entrance. I do not have an issue with the FOV provided by the doorbell. You may wish to watch some videos on YouTube to have a better idea of its FOV. One should note that this is the first generation of the video doorbell and we shall have more features coming up. Customers are requesting to have the doorbell calling their smartphone and they also want to maintain the existing chimes.
It looks like the Reolink doorbell cam will be a good one at a good price. But as others have pointed out its field of view likely won't show packages below. Maybe in the future a 2nd gen. will. Others have also suggested being able to turn the view 90 degrees in the app, that would be a nice feature, don't know if they'll do it. Turning the cam 90 degrees may work fine. I have a Reolink 811A above my front door pointing down which shows all packages. I can see peoples faces as they're coming to the door but close to the door just the top of their heads. Other brands I'm aware of that can show packages are way more expensive and/or require monthly subscription to work. For the money the Reolink doorbell cam is a great value IMO.
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