This article is about the Soliom S600 Wireless Solar Camera Review.
The model is an outdoor wireless camera powered by its internal battery. It can stream a video feed directly to a mobile phone App.
I've been testing this solar camera for some time, and now I want to share my opinion about the product to help you decide if it's right for you. So keep reading...
The picture below shows the camera installed outdoors for testing.
This model is ideal for situations where it's hard to bring power to the camera.
It's designed to work outdoors and and handle different light conditions and a litle bit of weather variations.
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Soliom Wireless Solar Camera Overview
The Soliom S600 is an outdoor wireless Pan/Til security camera powered by batteries. A solar panel can charge it to work 24/7.
It moves its head horizontally (320º) and vertically (90º) to monitor everything around the premises, and it's capable of capturing audio with an internal microphone.
With 1080p Full resolution, the camera captures clear images during the day and turns its spotlights or infrared LEDs at nighttime.
A PIR motion sensor allows the camera to detect motion caused by humans and animals to trigger the recording, which is done in a local micro SD card or into the cloud. (paid services)
Let's take a look at the camera details.
My first impression of the S600
I decided to review the Soliom Solar camera because I had a good first impression of it and now you will have the chance to check yourself the pros and cons.
Yes, it has pros and cons; after reading this article, you can decide if this product is good enough to meet your needs.
If you are in a budget, I recommend also read the Soliom S100 review, which is a more afordable version of the product.
What is on the box
The Soliom S600 comes with everything necessary for the installation.
The box brings the camera, the solar panel with its battery box, plastic anchors, installation screws, a USB cable, a user's quick guide, and an installation template, which the manufacturer calls "Position Paper" 🙂
The Soliom S600 Camera details
The camera has a beautiful design, and it's pretty elegant.
In the front part, there's a lens, a microphone, an ambient light sensor, a spotlight, an IR LED to illuminate dark areas, and a PIR sensor to detect motion.
The solar panel has an ON/OFF button and a charging port for the batteries.
In the back part of the camera there's a cover for the SD card and reset button.
The back part
In the camera's back, there's a reset button and a micro SD card slot.
The backport has a regular Philips screw that is easy to remove.
The camera features
This camera some interesting features.
Let's take a look at them...
The Soliom S600 captures images with 1080presolution, which means you can set up the camera to record videos with 1920 x1080 pixels.
It has excellent quality, as you can see in the picture below.
This picture is a representation of the number of pixels the camera can capture.
This Soliom S600 camera works well at nighttime.
The camera has white and IR LEDs to work during the night.
You can choose which one you want to use to illuminate dark areas.
The White LEDs illuminate the area with visible light, which is very useful to scare people who approach your premises, while the IR LEDs work with a spectrum of light that is not visible to the naked eye, so only the camera can see in the dark.
The Soliom S600 is weatherproof to install outdoor and won't have any problem with rain. It's IP65 rated (which means it complies with the international standard).
The camera Spotlight
With the camera spotlight, it's possible to illuminate a dark area and still have color images, which is interesting to capture details such as the color of a car or t-shirt.
It's possible to turn the IR LED or the white lights using the buttons available in the Soliom app as shown in the pictures below.
Bi-directional (two-way) audio
The Soliom camera has a microphone and a speaker to allow bi-directional audio communication, so it's possible to hear the sounds around the camera and speak to someone close to it.
The camera can send push notifications to the Soliom app
See below an example of the alert that I got in my smartphone.
The PIR sensor detects motion and triggers the notification.
SD Card Recording
You can use a micro SD card to record the videos.
The picture below shows the micro SD card information in the Soliom App.
I recommend you to buy a class 10 micro SD card to avoid problems.
Stick the card into the camera and use the web interface to turn on the recording
The camera allows you to record in the micro SD card and also in the cloud.
If something happens to your camera, you will have the footage in the cloud.
You can retrieve the video via the Soliom mobile app
There's a 30-day Free Trial version of the cloud service and also the paid plan for 30, 180 or 360 day as shown in the following picture.
Two years warranty
The camera comes with a 2-year warranty.
You just need to register the product in the Soliom website.
The Pros and Cons of Soliom S600 camera
OK, it's time to talk about the pros and cons of the Soliom S600 camera.
Based on the tests I've done for this review, here are the results...
The Soliom S600 is an excellent camera.
If you want a solar powered wireless camera, I suggest going for this one...
I hope this review can help you make up your mind and make the right decision.
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I'm not an Soliom employee, neither the company representative.
I received the product from Soliom to evaluate and write a review about it, but I don't have any obligations to enforce the product advantages.
My opinion about the camera quality is based on my tests and analysis of the features, and I'm just giving the final verdict accordingly.
I do receive a small affiliate commission when people buy this product using the buttons available on this article, but there's no extra cost at all to the buyer.
Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 19+ years of experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems. He is currently working for Axis Communications as a Technical Services Engineer and living in the United States with his family.