The complete guide for Infant Optics DXR-5 2.4 GHz Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision

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Infant Optics
Version:
DXR-5

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On February 19, 2015
Last modified : October 27, 2016

Summary:

It’s a value for price gadget. It may cheap to some people for its look. To be fair although it’s a light weighted but compact in design. It can perform its job flawlessly. The Infant Optics’s DXR-5 is such a wonderful gadget that every parents want to have.

Infant Optics DXR-5 2.4 GHz Digital Video Baby Monitor is one of the best video baby monitor in its class. It has been a bestselling digital video baby monitor on amazon. It is very popular amongst parents because of its simplicity in design & easy to use features. It is as cheap as $100 and comes with exactly as many options as you would like to have in your baby monitor.

Infant Optics DXR-5

Infant Optics DXR-5 2.4 GHz Digital Video Baby Monitor :

It consists of two parts –

1. Camera:

Infant Optics DXR-5 Camera Unit

Infant Optics DXR-5 Camera Unit

 

2. Parent Monitor:

Infant Optics DXR-5 Parent monitor unit

Infant Optics DXR-5 Parent monitor unit

Switches:

There are 4 Switches on Monitor

  1. Power – Switches on and off the device.
  2. Pairing – Uses to pair with camera unit(s).
  3. Volume + and – – 10 steps increment can be done.
  4. Brightness + and – – 6 steps increment can be done.

There are 2 Switches on Camera

  1. Power – Switches on and off the device.
  2. Pairing – Uses to pair with Monitor

LED Status Indicator:

There are Three LEDs on Monitor

  1. Power LED – It lights green when power turns ON. Flashes green light when battery low.
  2. Signal LED – it lights Blue, when signal is strong and flashing blue when signal coverage is poor.
  3. Charging LED – It lights Red while charging.

There is only One LED on Camera

  1. Power LED – it lights green when power turns ON.

Clear Video Image Quality:

The video quality of 2.4” TFT LCD screen is worth of every buck you spent. It displays full color image with a 320X240 resolution at the rate of 30 frames per second, which enable you notice every details of little one.

Night Vision – The smart infrared sensor could sense the differences between bright & dark and activates night vision mode automatically. It works very well up to 15 feet in absolute darkness. It displays black and white images at night, although overall quality of image drops but still it pretty clear to notice your baby without any difficulty. Also, the IR light is so invisible it does not scare your baby.
Good Sound Quality: Two Lovable Features:

White Noise Eliminator – The sound system is good, its not loud but clear. You will not miss your child’s cry or mutter. The `White Noise Eliminator’ eliminates all static sound when noise level is below certain decibel (65 dB) for ten seconds. So, you will not be annoyed when your kid asleep which is a big problem with analog audio monitor. You can toggle off or on this features by pressing ‘+’ Volume button and ‘-‘ Brightness button.

VOX Standby Mode – Another interesting feature is VOX standby mode or Voice Activated Power Save Mode. If your camera does not pick any movement for 180 seconds the monitor turns off but still alert. While in standby mode it still can detect sound and turns back monitor on automatically. Thus conserves battery life and electricity. Thumps up for energy worried parents. This feature is optional; you can toggle on or off by pressing ‘+’ Volume button and ‘+’ Brightness button simultaneously.

Infant Optics DXR-5

Long Reception Range and Secured Data Transmission through FHSS:

You will get smooth video and audio streaming up to 800 feet in open area. Whereas, the transmission range is reduced to 150 feet when the frequency obstructed with thick wall or ceiling. The signal LED (Blue) flashes when reception is poor and goes off when there is no signal reception.

Encrypted video and audio data, using FHSS technology, transmits to parent unit from each of the camera units securely. It operates at 2.4 GHz frequency as all of the wireless devices and has interference problem when moved too close to such a device.

Pairing with Four Cameras Simultaneously:

 It pairs up to 4 camera units simultaneously simply with the help of the Pair button in camera and monitor unit. No software installation is required. You can switch through the cameras by only pressing ‘P ‘button on Monitor unit.

Long Battery Life Makes Your Life Easy:

You may have seen those TV commercials where people plug their chargers to use cell phones. Well, fortunately that is not the case here. It equipped with high performance rechargeable lithium battery and could last for 12 long hour battery life with one charge.

Please make note that it can be used all over the world without having to worry about recharging factor (compatible with 110-240 V Input)

Mounting Options:

Camera – Camera could be placed on table or on upright stand or could be mounted on wall. You can decide the mounting option as per your child’s age and view required. Wall mounted camera can give you wide angle view. The camera can be tilted +/- 90 degree vertically and +/- 15 degree laterally.

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Monitor – Monitor can be placed on its stand or can be clipped through belt.

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Infant Optics DXR – 5 is Worth of its Price Gadget:

It’s a value for price gadget. It may cheap to some people for its look. To be fair although it’s a light weighed but compact in design. It can perform its job flawlessly. The Infant Optics’s DXR-5 is such a wonderful gadget that every parents want to have.

The Good:

  • Light weighted, portable and compact in design.
  • Affordable Price.
  • Crystal clear video feed.
  • Built-noise elimination.
  • Super long battery life.

The Bad:

  • Sound is not loud enough.
  • It may feel cheap to some people.
Specification:

A quick look at the specifications of DXR-5 baby monitor –

Parent Monitor:

TypeDescription
Display2.4" TFT color display at 320x240 resolution
Audio1 W
Frequency2400 - 2483 MHz (auto-tuned by FHSS)
PairingSupports up to 4 Camera Units simultaneously
SwitchesPower, Pairing, Volume +/- (10 steps increment),
Brightness +/- (6 steps increment)
LED Status indicatorPower (green), low battery (flashing green), signal coverage (blue),poor reception (flashing blue), battery charging (red)
ActivationManual OR voice triggered (VOX)
OSDBrightness, volume, pairing selection
BatteryRechargeable high performance lithium battery
A/X Power6V 1A DC adaptor, 110V-240V input (compatible to be used in ALL countries)
Mounting OptionSelf-standing OR waist clip

Camera:

TypeDescription
CMOS Sensor1/6″ VGA, 640×480
LensF/No 1.8, EFL 2.95mm, BFL 2.488mm
Night vision8x IR LED
LEDPower
Vertical angle0 – 90°
Lateral angle+/- 15°
MicrophoneBuilt-in high sensitivity gain microphone
A/C power6V 1A DC adaptor, 110V-240V input (compatible to be used in ALL countries)
Mounting optionsTable top OR wall mounted OR upright-stand mounted

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It’s a value for price gadget. It may cheap to some people for its look. To be fair although it’s a light weighted but compact in design. It can perform its job flawlessly. The Infant Optics’s DXR-5 is such a wonderful gadget that every parents want to have.

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