EZViz Cameras Reviewed

We compared the EZViz camera collection and read hundreds of reviews to bring you our top picks.
Best indoor camera
EZVIZ C6CN Indoor Pan/Tilt Wifi Security Camera
EZViz C6CN
4 out of 5 stars
3.95
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    Wi-Fi and Ethernet
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    1080p at 22 fps
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    Two-way talk
Best for budgets
EZVIZ C1C 1080p Security Camera
EZViz C1C
4 out of 5 stars
3.95
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    Wi-Fi only
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    1080p at 20 fps
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    Two-way talk
Best outdoor security camera
EZVIZ C8C Outdoor Pan/Tilt Security Camera
EZViz C8C
4 out of 5 stars
3.95
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    Wi-Fi and Ethernet
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    1080p at 30 fps
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    No two-way talk
Best doorbell camera
EZVIZ DB1 Doorbell Camera
EZViz DB1
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.85
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    Wi-Fi only
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    1536p at 30 fps
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    Two-way talk

*Amazon.com price as of 07/29/2021 at 7:00 a.m. (MT). Read full disclaimer

The EZViz camera line-up includes indoor and outdoor security cameras, floodlight cameras, and a video doorbell. We like pan-and-tilt C6CN and C8C best. Other camera brands are more affordable in terms of up-front costs, but EZViz cams offer some unique features:

  • microSD card slots on all cameras
  • Ethernet ports on some models
  • Free mobile app

The only hidden fee is the cloud subscription cost, which is totally optional.

EZViz cameras pros and cons

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Pros
Pro Bullet Local storage options
Pro Bullet Good night vision
Pro Bullet Two-way talk
Pro Bullet Free mobile app
Pro Bullet Works with IFTTT
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Cons
Con Bullet Expensive cloud storage
Con Bullet Wi-Fi connectivity an ongoing issue
Con Bullet Ethernet port on specific models only


Compare EZViz Cameras

Product
Price
Max. resolution
Smart home compatibility
Max. local storage
Learn more
Best indoor camera
EZVIZ C6CN Indoor Pan/Tilt Wifi Security CameraC6CN
1080pIFTTT
Alexa
Google Assistant
256 GB
Best for budgets
EZVIZ C1C 1080p Security CameraC1C
1080pIFTTT
Alexa
Google Assistant
256 GB
Best outdoor camera
EZVIZ C8C Outdoor Pan/Tilt Security CameraC8C
1080pIFTTT
Alexa
Google Assistant
256 GB
Best doorbell camera
ezviz-camera-db1DB1
1536pIFTTT128 GB

*Amazon.com price as of 07/29/2021 at 7:00 a.m. (MT). Read full disclaimer

What to expect with EZViz cameras

EZViz cameras shine in these circumstances:

  • You want local video storage vs. cloud storage. 
  • You have an unreliable Wi-Fi connection and prefer to use an ethernet cable.
  • You don’t want to pay a monthly fee just to use the camera’s app.

EZViz cameras also have good picture quality in all light conditions thanks to infrared night vision and digital noise reduction (DNR). Most retail for under $100 and can be used without a monthly subscription plan

You’ll need to subscribe to the standard plan ($5.99 per month) or premium plan ($8.99 per month) to get cloud storage, but that’s totally optional thanks to microSD card slot on each camera. You can also store data on an NVR or DVR.

What you’ll need

All EZViz cameras work with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. A 2 Mbps uploading speed is recommended. You can choose to use an Ethernet cable with some models, like the C6CN or C8C, if your Wi-Fi signal is weak or spotty. 

Other than that, you’ll need a wall outlet to plug in the power adapter, which is included with each camera. You may also need a screwdriver to mount the cameras to a wall. The mounting hardware is included in the box. 

You’ll also need an Android or iOS device so you can download the EZViz app to your mobile device for remote control or to check the live view. We were happy to see that the app was highly rated in both the Apple App Store and Google Play store. 

EZViz camera reviews

EZViz C6CN: Best indoor camera

Best indoor camera
EZVIZ C6CN Indoor Pan/Tilt Wifi Security Camera
C6CN
Our Rating
4 out of 5 stars
3.95
$58.99*
Pro Bullet Pan and tilt cam
Pro Bullet 360° coverage
Pro Bullet Privacy shutter

*Amazon.com price as of 07/29/2021 at 7:00 a.m. (MT). Read full disclaimer

The EZViz C6CN is a pan-and-tilt indoor camera that rotates 340° horizontally and tilts 105° up and 15° down. When you view the live footage, you can control the rotation and tilt to see a complete view of the room. 

This camera will also start recording when it detects movement, and it pans or tilts to track that movement around the room. 

We like that the C6CN sits on a table or mounts to a wall or ceiling. We’re also fans of the C6CN’s privacy shutter, which lets you cover the lens and make sure no one peeks in through the app. It’s a nice feature for families who share app access. 

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EZViz vs. Wyze

The EZViz C6CN’s closest competitor is the Wyze Cam Pan. It retails for around the same price but offers a free cloud storage package.

C6CN vs. C6TC Mini 360 Plus

EZViz also sells the C6TC Mini 360 Plus indoor cam for about $30 more than the C6CN. Usually, a higher price means more features. In this case, we actually found less impressive specs on the Mini 360 Plus. 

You get a better tilt angle on the C6CN, ultra HD recording, and an optional Ethernet port. The other specs are virtually the same. We recommend the C6CN.

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EZViz vs. Reolink cameras

The Reolink E1 Zoom is also a pan-and-tilt camera, but it records at a higher frames-per-second rate than the EZViz C6CN, so footage looks smoother.

EZViz C1C: Best for budgets

Best for budgets
EZVIZ C1C 1080p Security Camera
C1C
Our Rating
4 out of 5 stars
3.95
$34.99*
Pro Bullet Magnetic clamp mount
Pro Bullet Supports 256 GB microSD card
Pro Bullet 8x zoom via app

*Amazon.com price as of 07/29/2021 at 7:00 a.m. (MT). Read full disclaimer

The C1C is an affordable (around $35) indoor camera that securely mounts to any shelf via a magnet or clamp. Just make sure it’s about 10 feet away from a plug, since that’s the length of the USB cord/power adapter that’s included in the box.

A new 1080p version replaces the old 720p model. The 1080p C1C boasts a wider viewing angle (130°) and records in 20 fps. You can set up activity zones so that the camera only starts recording when movement is detected in a specific location, such as near a toy box or doggy door. 

Wi-Fi connection is required and tricky

We read multiple reviews mentioning difficulty in setting up the C1C’s Wi-Fi connection. Restarting the camera and/or router may help. 

Unfortunately, if you can’t get this camera to connect to Wi-Fi, there’s no Ethernet port to use as a Plan B. You might have to call customer service and cross your fingers for an easy fix.

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Compare EZViz to other cheap security cameras

Check out our selection of the best cheap security cameras under $50 to learn about EZViz C1C’s closest competitors.

EZViz C8C: Best outdoor security camera

Best outdoor security camera
EZVIZ C8C Outdoor Pan/Tilt Security Camera
EZViz C8C Outdoor Pan-and-Tilt Camera
Our Rating
4 out of 5 stars
3.95
$99.00*
Pro Bullet 360° coverage
Pro Bullet Siren
Pro Bullet Two spotlights

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EZViz offers several outdoor security cameras, but we like the new C8C best because it includes two spotlights and records at 30 fps for smoother footage. 

And who doesn’t love pan-and-tilt technology for full coverage? The lens rotates 95° vertically and 352° horizontally. 

The C8C also comes with an L-shaped mounting bracket for wall or ceiling installation. The camera is weather-resistant and can withstand temperatures from -20°F to 140°F.

Smart features for robust security

The C8C also offers these features:

  • Optional color night vision
  • Person detection
  • Noise-canceling microphone
  • Ethernet port
  • microSD card slot (up to 256 GB)
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EZViz vs. Ring

The C8C’s closest competitor is the Ring Spotlight Cam. C8C is the more affordable option in this case. Read our full Ring Spotlight Cam review to learn more.

EZViz DB1: Best doorbell camera

Best doorbell camera
EZVIZ DB1 Doorbell Camera
DB1 Video Doorbell
Our Rating
3.9 out of 5 stars
3.85
$109.00*
Pro Bullet Accommodates microSD card
Pro Bullet 180° vertical field of view
Pro Bullet Two-way talk

*Amazon.com price as of 07/29/2021 at 7:00 a.m. (MT). Read full disclaimer

The DB1 EZViz video doorbell includes a microSD slot for local storage—a rare feature among doorbell cameras. You can also access clips on the cloud for free within three hours of the recording. If you want to store clips on the cloud for longer periods of time (which is helpful if anything occurs while you’re asleep, for example), you’ll need to pay a monthly fee. 

Smart features

The DB1 has a 180° vertical field of view that allows you to see people from head to toe, even if they stand close to the door. But this wide angle distorts the image slightly. Its horizontal field of view is 105°.

Like other EZViz cameras, the DB1 video doorbell has a very sensitive motion sensor. Reviewers have noted that insects may trigger false alarms.  

Other features include two-way talk and night vision that illuminates activity up to 16 feet away.

Included accessories

We like that the DB1 comes with white, black, and brown faceplates to help it blend in with your door trim, plus flat and angled mounting brackets so you can get the best view possible. You’ll also unpack wiring components, mounting screws, and a quick start guide to help with installation. 

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Compare EZViz to other video doorbells

The DB1 is one of the cheapest doorbell cameras on the market. Check out the competition on our video doorbell roundup.

Other EZViz cameras we considered

Product
Price
Type
Max. resolution
Max. local storage
Learn more
ezviz-camera-c3xC3X
Outdoor camera1080p
256 GB
C6TC Mini 360 Plus
Indoor pan-and-tilt camera1080p
128 GB
ezviz-camera-ctq2cCTQ2C
Indoor camera1080p
256 GB
ezviz-camera-lc1cLC1C
Outdoor camera1080p
256 GB
DB1C
Doorbell camera1536p
256 GB

*Amazon.com price as of 07/29/2021 at 7:00 a.m. (MT). Read full disclaimer

  • C3X: It’s a powerful outdoor surveillance camera (but only if you can get the Wi-Fi to work). 
  • C6TC Mini 360 Plus: This indoor camera doesn’t offer an Ethernet port or support more than 128 GB of local storage. We like the more affordable C6CN better.
  • CTQ2C: We don’t see many differences between this model and the C1C apart from design. The C1C is the newer model.
  • LC1C: This is the bulkier version of the C8C. It doesn’t pan or tilt, but it does include two-way talk and a siren. 
  • DB1C: It’s more affordable than the DB1, but it records at only 15 fps and has a smaller viewing angle. 

Final word

EZViz cameras balance quality and affordability, but many users reported issues connecting to Wi-Fi. We strongly recommend choosing the Ethernet-compatible models if you know you have a spotty Wi-Fi connection.

We think the following models are the best that EZViz has to offer:

C6CN: a pan-and-tilt indoor camera with an Ethernet port

C1C: an indoor Wi-Fi camera that retails for under $40

C8C: affordable outdoor security camera with pan-and-tilt movement and motion detection, and two floodlights

DB1: a relatively affordable Wi-Fi doorbell camera that supports a microSD card

How we reviewed EZViz cameras

To review EZViz cameras, we read hundreds of customer reviews, watched user-generated footage recorded with these cameras, and compared each camera’s specs to the competition. You can read more about our process on our in-depth methodology page.

FAQ

The EZViz brand is owned by Hikvision.

Yes, you can use EZViz without cloud storage. You can save videos to local storage (microSD cards sold separately), DVR, or NVR instead.

Yes, you can use EZViz without a subscription. A subscription is only required if you want cloud storage.

Yes, you can use EZViz without Wi-Fi if the camera includes an Ethernet port, such as the C6CN or C8C.

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Cathy Habas
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With over seven years of experience as a content writer, Cathy has a knack for untangling complex information. Her natural curiosity and ability to empathize help Cathy offer insightful, friendly advice. She believes in empowering readers who may not feel confident about a purchase, project, or topic. Cathy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University Southeast and began her professional writing career immediately after graduation. She has contributed to sites like Safety.com, Reviews.com, Hunker, and Thumbtack. Cathy’s pride and joy is her Appaloosa “Chacos.” She also likes to crochet while watching stand-up comedy specials on Netflix.

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