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8 Best Pet Cameras of 2023 [Tested and Reviewed]

8 Best Pet Cameras of 2023 [Tested and Reviewed]

Leaving the house can be a constant challenge if you have pets—including those with health conditions or separation anxiety. Pet cameras provide a live video feed to monitor your pet from your phone. But choosing a model with the right features for you without sacrificing video quality can be challenging.

We rigorously tested 8 bestselling pet cameras to recommend the best for you. At mybest, we think the ideal pet camera is one that accurately captures your pet and allows you to check on them easilyWe ranked the top-performing models, and we'll tell you how to choose in our buying guide.

Last updated 12/21/2023
Sheri Rydyznski
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Sheri Rydyznski

Sheri Rydyznski is a professional pet care service provider who operates Fetch.Sit.Stay. Cincinnati. LLC. When she’s not busy providing care for clients, she is an avid audiophile, curious traveler, entertaining raconteur and content creator for @fetch_sit_stay. She lives in the Greater Cincinnati, OH area with her husband and spirited tortie, Mischief.

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After graduating from university and working for a video production company, Kohei Otsuru joined mybest in 2020. After comparing and verifying white goods, such as refrigerators and microwaves, he became the manager of black goods, such as televisions and headphones, utilizing my experience in video and audio. As a person in charge of comparison content, he tackled tasks such as wireless earphone sound quality measurement using dummy heads and tuneless TV image quality measurement using calibration software. In addition, he also handled gadget products such as mobile batteries and smartwatches. He was involved in more than 100 types of products. We aim to spread convenient gadgets that make daily life comfortable. We value first-hand information that can only be understood by actually using them in our content production.

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How We Tested the Products

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We gathered the 8 bestselling Pet Cameras and put them through rigorous testing.
  1. Video Quality

    1
    Video Quality

    You want to see your pets at their best, so we looked for cameras that produced a sharp image in both dark and well-lit areas with minimal blurring and natural coloration

  2. Field of View

    2
    Field of View

    We looked for products that can capture the entire room and have few blind spots, making it easy to keep your pet in view.

  3. Ease of Use of App

    3
    Ease of Use of App

    We looked for products with an app that is stress-free to use, so you can check on your pet easily while you're at work or running errands.

  4. Monitoring Features

    4
    Monitoring Features

    Our testers checked for products with a variety of features to effectively monitor pets.

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Table of Contents

Why a Pet Camera?

Pet cameras optimize the way you monitor your pet while away from home. However, many may wonder what features make it worth the purchase over other camera types.

It's More Than Just a Camera

It's More Than Just a Camera

Pet cameras show you a live feed of your home, but that’s not all they can do. Some products can send a notification to your phone when your pet whines or it detects something is wrong. Many products record videos, so you can look back at what your pet was doing during the day.


Some products go even further with specialized features for your pet. Treat tossers to play with your pet, and 24/7 chat access to veterinarians make these cameras stand out from others on the market. A pet camera with these features might further your peace of mind when a pet sitter is unavailable.

Kohei Otsuru
mybest Home Electronics Team ManagerKohei Otsuru

Some brands tout their pet cameras as lightweight models (weighing 3 to 7 ounces). These may tip over if your pet bumps into them, so we recommend placing them high on a shelf or securing them with tape.

How to Choose a Pet Camera

Here are the points to keep in mind when choosing the best Pet Cameras.

1

High Resolution Is a Given

If you’re buying a pet camera, it’s important to make sure that you can see your pet clearly. We tested each camera by recording a stuffed dog in motion and asked five pet-loving testers to evaluate the image quality.

Avoid Low-Resolution Models

Avoid Low-Resolution Models

Pet cameras don't compare to a high-definition TV, but choosing a model that displays a clear image lets you check on your pet with ease. Low resolution is not just disappointing from a quality perspective, but it also prevents you from seeing your pet’s expression or movements due to excessive motion blurring. Since we consider video quality crucial for pet cameras, we put it at the forefront of our testing.

Resolution Specs Are Unreliable

Resolution Specs Are Unreliable

In our tests, results between products varied considerably. This difference in results carried over even between products of the same resolution. Other than the resolution displayed by the maker, there isn't another spec to tell how good the video quality will be. However, through our tests, we found the pet cameras that lived up to the resolution they claimed to be.

Best for Resolution: eufy and Wyze

Best for Resolution: eufy and Wyze

The eufy Pet Dog Camera and Wyze Cam v3 check the box for video quality. In particular, the eufy Pet Dog Camera was able to capture the contours and fur of the dog even in dark areas, whereas other products struggled to produce more than a vague silhouette. It also displays colors naturally to help you get an accurate idea of what’s happening. If you are sometimes away from home in the afternoon and at night, this model is your best bet.


While the Wyze Cam v3 isn’t built for capturing dark areas, it excels in well-lit rooms. Its top-class resolution lets you see your pet down to its individual hairs. It also isn’t prone to motion blur, which makes it a great choice if your pet is highly active and moves around a lot. If you plan to use your pet camera in a well-lit room most of the time, this model may be worth it.

2

Don't Lose Sight of Your Pet With Wide-Angle Lens and Swivel Range

Not all pet cameras can capture an entire room. Cameras with a wide-angle lens and wide swivel range will keep your pet in view most of the time by reducing blind spots.

The Wider the Angle, the More You Can View

The Wider the Angle, the More You Can View

Some of us have energetic pets that will move to every corner of a room. A wide-angle lens captures a whole room to keep your active pets on screen. We found that, among the products we tested, angle width varied greatly, so choosing a model that gives you the widest angle is important.

Eliminate Blind Spots With Swiveling

Pets who huddle up in the corners of a room can be tricky to monitor. Finding a pet camera that can swivel will increase your range of view for a room. Pet cameras with this feature, in addition to a wide-angle lens, will eliminate blind spots and save you from worrying about what your pet is up to.

Best for Field of View: eufy

Best for Field of View: eufy

The eufy Pet Dog Camera D605 was the only product we tested with a wide-angle lens and the ability to swivel. While many products we looked at have a lens angle of less than 100 degrees, eufy's camera can capture about 120 degrees. Additionally, it can rotate 270 degrees, so there’s almost no part of the room it can’t see. Your pet will have a tough time hiding from you with this camera's expansive field of view.

3

Stay Updated with Spot Registration

You may be worried that your pet isn’t eating or relieving themselves while you are away from home. The spot registration feature solves this problem and is especially helpful if you’re taking care of a young pet or one that has health issues.

Notifications and Recordings Straight to Your Phone

Notifications and Recordings Straight to Your Phone

Spot registration allows you to designate a specific area, and when your pet enters the area, the camera can send a notification to your phone or start recording automatically. If you set it up to monitor their food bowl or potty mat, you can get a good idea of when they eat or use the bathroom.

4

Treat Tossers Are Great for Playful Pets

Food-motivated pets won't be sad to see you go if they can expect a treat while you're away. Pet cameras with treat dispensers are a great way to keep pets on their paws when home alone.

It's Just For Snacks

It's Just For Snacks

While treat tossers sound convenient for dispensing food while away from home, it is only meant for small treats. It can hold treats about 0.2 to 0.8 inches in size and can store about one to five pieces. While this can't serve a dog or cat a whole bowl of food, it works well for pets who are used to treats throughout the day. Check out automatic pet feeders if you're interested in feeding your pet while away from home.

Entertainment for You and Your Pet

While treat tossers can’t take the place of automatic feeders, it does let you play with your pet by offering a reward. When you get a break from working, you can connect with your pet via the camera, which for us pet owners, will brighten our day. If you love taking pictures of your pet, you'll be pleased to find out that you can get adorable close-ups of your friend.


Treat tossers can be a new experience for both you and your pet. We recommend practicing using it at home with your pet so they won't be startled by it while you're away.

Sheri Rydyznski
Pet Care Service ProviderSheri Rydyznski

Some models include a voice function that projects your voice from the cameras when you speak into your smartphone. As with any new pet toy or equipment, without proper introduction and acclimation, the pets may be startled when things are activated.

 
If you see that your pet is in distress (via the camera function), it's time to pull back on usage and take time to introduce them to the item and functions. Continued practice with the camera is necessary to get the pet comfortable with it.

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8 Best Pet Cameras Ranking

Here are the best Pet Cameras we found after testing them. We ranked them after weighting each of our testing specs.
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Ranking spec
Details
Video Quality (Daytime)
Video Quality (Nighttime)
Field of View
Ease of Use of App
Monitoring Features
Swivel Range (Vertical)
Swivel Range (Horizontal)
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)
Width
Depth
Height
Recording Function
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
Speaker
Multi-camera Support
Spot Registration Function
Temperature Sensor
Treat Dispenser
Wide-Angle Lens
App OS Type
Auto Capture
Subscription
Video Storage
Size of Food
1

Anker

Eufy Pet Dog Camera D605

Anker Eufy Pet Dog Camera D605 1枚目
4.30

mybest’s Top Choice: Check on Your Pet From Anywhere

4.06
3.87
4.40
4.69
4.84

about 110 degrees

5.67 in.

5.67 in.

9.96 in.

iOS, Android

Internal storage

0.24 - 0.6 in.

2

Anker

Eufy Indoor Cam E220

Anker Eufy Indoor Cam E220 1枚目
4.08

Perfect For Checking on Your Pet Through the Day

4.22
3.75
3.70
4.46
4.73

96 degrees

360 degrees

about 90 degrees

2.97 in.

2.97 in.

4.21 in.

unknown

iOS, Android

unknown

SD Card, Cloud storage

3

Petcube

Petcube Bites 2 Lite

Petcube Petcube Bites 2 Lite 1枚目
4.04

Great For Monitoring Your Pet's Health

3.86
3.69
4.29
4.41
4.29

N/A

N/A

about 120 degrees

5.7 in.

3 in.

10.60 in.

(option)

(option)

unknown

unknown

iOS, Android

Cloud storage

1 in.

4

Blink

Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera

Blink Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera 1枚目
3.85

Usable for Monitoring, but Lacks Features

3.90
3.77
3.41
4.11
4.47

125 degrees

350 degrees

about 80 degrees

2.60 in.

2.60 in.

3.90 in.

(option)

unknown

iOS, Android

(option)

Cloud storage

5

Furbo

360° Dog Camera

Furbo 360° Dog Camera 1枚目
3.84

Treat Launcher Is Attractive Despite Losing Points for Resolution

3.82
3.92
3.93
4.29
3.66

N/A

360 degrees

about 100 degrees

4.92 in.

4.92 in.

8.77 in.

(option)

iOS, Android

Cloud storage

0.4 in.

6

Wyze

Wyze Cam v3

Wyze Wyze Cam v3 1枚目
3.76

Excellent Image Quality, but Has Many Blind Spots

4.34
3.75
3.00
4.00
4.65

below 80 degrees

2.24 in.

2.51 in.

3.93 in.

unknown

iOS, Android

SD Card, Cloud storage

7

Gped

Baby Monitor, 360° Wireless 5G Nanny Cam with Safety Alerts

Gped Baby Monitor, 360° Wireless 5G Nanny Cam with Safety Alerts 1枚目
3.57

Rough Image Quality Makes It Hard to Check on Your Pet

3.48
3.30
3.07
4.57
4.89

355 degree

110 degree

below 80 degrees

2.44 in.

2.44 in.

4.13 in.

unknown

unknown

iOS, Android

unknown

SD Card, Cloud storage

8

Blink

Blink Mini

Blink Blink Mini 1枚目
3.56

Blind Spots and Flat Image Quality Set This Camera Back

3.92
3.95
3.00
3.15
3.93

about 80 degrees

1.90 in.

1.40 in.

2.00 in.

(option)

unknown

iOS, Android

(option)

Cloud storage

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No.1
Top Choice Pet Cameras
No.1 in Field of View
No.1 in Ease of Use of App

AnkerEufy Pet Dog Camera D605

mybest Score
4.30
Video Quality (Daytime)
4.06
|
Video Quality (Nighttime)
3.87
|
Field of View
4.40
|
Ease of Use of App
4.69
|
Monitoring Features
4.84
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Lowest price
$199.99
Swivel Range (Vertical)
Swivel Range (Horizontal)
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)about 110 degrees
Spot Registration Function
Treat Dispenser
Recording Function
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
App OS Type
iOS, Android
Subscription
Video Storage
Internal storage

mybest’s Top Choice: Check on Your Pet From Anywhere

What we loved:
  • Great resolution in any lighting
  • User-friendly app
  • Playful treat tosser
  • Wide field of view

What we didn't:

  • Doesn't swivel vertically

The eufy Pet Dog Camera D605 has great resolution, a user-friendly app, and plenty of features to monitor and interact with your pet. You can save the videos and screenshots you take on the 16GB internal storage of the camera. This camera will show your pet clearly in both well-lit and dark spaces, making it a great fit for pet owners who are out in both the afternoon and evening. Motion blur and blind spots are not a concern for this camera. It has an outstanding 110-degree field of view and can swivel 270 degrees horizontally.


eufy's camera also makes it easy to monitor your pet's habits throughout the day visually—with spot registration and audibly—with sound detection for barking or whining. The camera also provides interactive features like treat dispensing to keep both you and your pet entertained. It's as easy as tapping an icon and then pulling down on the screen to launch a treat. This pet camera is designed to enhance the experience of monitoring your pet which makes it a solid choice for pet owners.

Width5.67 in.
Depth5.67 in.
Height9.96 in.
Speaker
Multi-camera Support
Temperature Sensor
Wide-Angle Lens
Auto Capture
Size of Food0.24 - 0.6 in.
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No.2

AnkerEufy Indoor Cam E220

mybest Score
4.08
Video Quality (Daytime)
4.22
|
Video Quality (Nighttime)
3.75
|
Field of View
3.70
|
Ease of Use of App
4.46
|
Monitoring Features
4.73
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Eufy Indoor Cam E220 Image 1
Lowest price
$49.99
Swivel Range (Vertical)96 degrees
Swivel Range (Horizontal)360 degrees
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)about 90 degrees
Spot Registration Function
Treat Dispenser
Recording Function
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
App OS Type
iOS, Android
Subscription
unknown
Video Storage
SD Card, Cloud storage

Perfect For Checking on Your Pet Through the Day

What we loved:
  • High-quality images in well-lit rooms
  • Impressive colors
  • Can synchronize activity zone and motion detection


What we didn't:
  • Poor image quality and motion blur in dark spaces
  • No treat tosser or noise detection

The eufy S220 Indoor Cam delivers a high-quality video feed straight to your phone. For owners who are out during the day, this camera will give you a detailed image of your pet during the day. In well-lit areas, you can see a cat or dog's fur and facial expressions clearly. Our testers noted that the video feed looks a little dark, which makes it hard to use in darker spaces. We like that this camera allows for horizontal and vertical swiveling, but it takes some time to get the perfect angle.


This camera doesn't come with pet-specific features like eufy's Pet Dog Camera D605. It does come with security features like an alarm button you can press in the app. Our testers liked that you could synchronize an activity zone that detects motion so you can check on your pet's eating and potty habits with ease. The app also allows you to toggle the microphone and speaker. You can save any recordings on an SD card up to 128GB or on cloud storage which comes at an additional cost.

Width2.97 in.
Depth2.97 in.
Height4.21 in.
Speaker
Multi-camera Support
Temperature Sensor
Wide-Angle Lensunknown
Auto Capture
Size of Food
View all
No.3

PetcubePetcube Bites 2 Lite

mybest Score
4.04
Video Quality (Daytime)
3.86
|
Video Quality (Nighttime)
3.69
|
Field of View
4.29
|
Ease of Use of App
4.41
|
Monitoring Features
4.29
Lowest price
$109.95
Swivel Range (Vertical)N/A
Swivel Range (Horizontal)N/A
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)about 120 degrees
Spot Registration Functionunknown
Treat Dispenser
Recording Function
(option)
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
(option)
App OS Type
iOS, Android
Subscription
Video Storage
Cloud storage

Great For Monitoring Your Pet's Health

What we loved:
  • Wide field of view
  • 24-hour available chat with a veterinarian
  • Treat tosser

What we didn't:

  • Colors are a little dull and unnatural
  • Subjects appear smaller due to the wide field of view


The Petcube Bites 2 Lite takes a pet owner's interest to heart with clear image quality and great features for monitoring your pet. Testers noted that the video feed gave a detailed image of the subject and was even good enough to use in dark spaces. The one concern they had about visual quality was the colors being a little dull and unnatural. The field of view is impressive at 120 degrees, which makes up for the inability to swivel the camera direction. 


This pet camera comes with an interactive app that our testers rated positively. It notably can connect users to a veterinarian for 24/7 chat access through a subscription. Along with this subscription, you also have the ability to set up automatic recording triggered by motion or noise detection. Recordings and daily videos can be saved to a premium cloud service. The built-in treat tosser that is usable via the app is interactive for both the pet and owner alike. If you're okay with signing up for the subscription, this camera is great for keeping up with your pet.

Width5.7 in.
Depth3 in.
Height10.60 in.
Speaker
Multi-camera Support
Temperature Sensorunknown
Wide-Angle Lens
Auto Capture
Size of Food1 in.
View all
No.4

BlinkBlink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera

mybest Score
3.85
Video Quality (Daytime)
3.90
|
Video Quality (Nighttime)
3.77
|
Field of View
3.41
|
Ease of Use of App
4.11
|
Monitoring Features
4.47
Lowest price
$59.96
Swivel Range (Vertical)125 degrees
Swivel Range (Horizontal)350 degrees
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)about 80 degrees
Spot Registration Function
Treat Dispenser
Recording Function
(option)
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
App OS Type
iOS, Android
Subscription
Video Storage
Cloud storage

Usable for Monitoring, but Lacks Features

What we loved:
  • Spot registration to monitor pet
  • App makes it easy to monitor your pet
  • Wide swivel range

What we didn't:
  • Low-tier image quality
  • Narrow field of view
  • No specialized features for pets

The Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera is designed to operate as a security camera or baby monitor. However, it is popularly used as a pet camera, according to reviews on Amazon. Our testers noted that the video feed made it hard to see a pet's details and expressions. One tester said, "The colors were a bit subdued, which made the entire image appear dull." Since this camera isn't optimized to view pets, we think its image falls flat. We were impressed with its ability to swivel 350 degrees horizontally and 110 degrees vertically.


Blink's camera doesn't come with the bells and whistles like pet cameras, but it's enough to check on your pet. You can register an activity zone through the app to monitor your pet at specified places. The app allows you to record, toggle the microphone, and adjust the camera position. All recordings can be saved with the paid subscription service, or you can use a separate storage module to save videos. While this camera lacks interactive features, it isn't a bad choice for anyone looking to check on their pet from time to time.

Width2.60 in.
Depth2.60 in.
Height3.90 in.
Speaker
Multi-camera Supportunknown
Temperature Sensor
Wide-Angle Lens
Auto Capture(option)
Size of Food
View all
No.5

Furbo360° Dog Camera

mybest Score
3.84
Video Quality (Daytime)
3.82
|
Video Quality (Nighttime)
3.92
|
Field of View
3.93
|
Ease of Use of App
4.29
|
Monitoring Features
3.66
Lowest price
$210.00
Swivel Range (Vertical)N/A
Swivel Range (Horizontal)360 degrees
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)about 100 degrees
Spot Registration Function
Treat Dispenser
Recording Function
(option)
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
App OS Type
iOS, Android
Subscription
Video Storage
Cloud storage

Treat Launcher Is Attractive Despite Losing Points for Resolution

What we loved:
  • Usable in dark rooms
  • Rotates 360 degrees horizontally
  • Playful treat launcher

What we didn't:
  • Unnatural video color
  • Hard to see subjects at a distance
  • Has blind spots since it can't swivel vertically

The 360° Dog Camera from Furbo comes with pet-specific features but falls short in terms of resolution. Most of our testers reported that the image quality of the video feed wasn't suited for larger rooms as subjects at a distance didn't appear clear. Additionally, the color is somewhat dark and unnatural, but blurring isn't an issue. If you plan to use this camera in a small room, it should be okay as it has a wide field of view at 100 degrees and can swivel 360 degrees horizontally.


In terms of features, this camera has noise detection and will send phone notifications. This is great if you are concerned about how loud your pet is while you're gone. It doesn't have motion detection or activity zone registration, so this model may not be the best choice if you are looking to better monitor your pet. You can save videos if you subscribe to the premium cloud service through the app. Furbo's camera also comes with a built-in treat launcher which our testers said they enjoyed using.

Width4.92 in.
Depth4.92 in.
Height8.77 in.
Speaker
Multi-camera Support
Temperature Sensor
Wide-Angle Lens
Auto Capture
Size of Food0.4 in.
View all
No.6
No.1 in Video Quality (Daytime)

WyzeWyze Cam v3

mybest Score
3.76
Video Quality (Daytime)
4.34
|
Video Quality (Nighttime)
3.75
|
Field of View
3.00
|
Ease of Use of App
4.00
|
Monitoring Features
4.65
Lowest price
$32.25
Swivel Range (Vertical)
Swivel Range (Horizontal)
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)below 80 degrees
Spot Registration Function
Treat Dispenser
Recording Function
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
App OS Type
iOS, Android
Subscription
Video Storage
SD Card, Cloud storage

Excellent Image Quality, but Has Many Blind Spots

What we loved:
  • Great image quality in well-lit rooms
  • Motion and sound detection sensitivity can be adjusted

What we didn't:
  • Has a narrow field of view and can't swivel
  • Poor image quality in dark rooms
  • Lacks features

The Wyze Cam v3 has impressive image quality but lacks in other areas. According to our testers, it displayed the stuffed dog we used in clear detail, even at a distance. However, not much could be seen in a dark room. With a narrow field of view of only 90 degrees and no swiveling function, the camera has many blind spots. If you frequently leave home at night or need to monitor larger rooms, this camera may not be the best choice for you.


While Wyze's camera lacks pet-specific features, it does have noise and motion detection. If you want to monitor a small space of a room, you can set up an activity zone. The app is also easy to navigate, with an intuitive layout where you can take screenshots, record videos, and control the microphone. Any videos you record can be either stored on an SD card or through the premium cloud storage service.

Width2.24 in.
Depth2.51 in.
Height3.93 in.
Speaker
Multi-camera Supportunknown
Temperature Sensor
Wide-Angle Lens
Auto Capture
Size of Food
View all
No.7
No.1 in Monitoring Features

GpedBaby Monitor, 360° Wireless 5G Nanny Cam with Safety Alerts

mybest Score
3.57
Video Quality (Daytime)
3.48
|
Video Quality (Nighttime)
3.30
|
Field of View
3.07
|
Ease of Use of App
4.57
|
Monitoring Features
4.89
Lowest price
$21.99
Swivel Range (Vertical)355 degree
Swivel Range (Horizontal)110 degree
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)below 80 degrees
Spot Registration Functionunknown
Treat Dispenser
Recording Function
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
App OS Type
iOS, Android
Subscription
unknown
Video Storage
SD Card, Cloud storage

Rough Image Quality Makes It Hard to Check on Your Pet

What we loved:
  • User-friendly app

What we didn't:
  • Overexposure in dark rooms
  • Narrow field of view
  • Lacks pet-specific features

Gped's Baby Monitor 360° Wireless 5G Nanny Cam didn't perform well in our image quality tests. Testers said the video feed had low quality in both well-lit and dark rooms. We did appreciate that the camera can swivel both horizontally and vertically (355 degrees and 110 degrees, respectively). However, the lens' 80-degree field of view means you will have to adjust the camera frequently if you have a large room or an active pet. 


Since it was designed as a security camera and baby monitor, it doesn't have pet-specific features for treats or pet sound detection. It does support activity zone registration to monitor your pet's eating and bathroom habits. With the app, you can take videos, snap screenshots, and adjust the image settings while viewing the feed in the app. The illustrated icons in the app's layout make it easy to navigate.

Width2.44 in.
Depth2.44 in.
Height4.13 in.
Speaker
Multi-camera Supportunknown
Temperature Sensor
Wide-Angle Lens
Auto Capture
Size of Food
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No.8
No.1 in Video Quality (Nighttime)

BlinkBlink Mini

mybest Score
3.56
Video Quality (Daytime)
3.92
|
Video Quality (Nighttime)
3.95
|
Field of View
3.00
|
Ease of Use of App
3.15
|
Monitoring Features
3.93
Lowest price
$34.99
Swivel Range (Vertical)
Swivel Range (Horizontal)
Horizontal Angle of View (Measured)about 80 degrees
Spot Registration Function
Treat Dispenser
Recording Function
(option)
Auto Tracking Feature
Motion Sensor
App OS Type
iOS, Android
Subscription
Video Storage
Cloud storage

Blind Spots and Flat Image Quality Set This Camera Back

What we loved:
  • No motion blur
  • User-friendly app

What we didn't:
  • Produces flat images
  • Narrow field of view
  • Lacks pet-specific features

The Blink Mini isn't optimized for monitoring pets, but it's enough to check up on your cat or dog. The image quality is flat overall, even in well-lit rooms. In dark rooms, you can only make out a pet's silhouette due to overexposure. The narrow 80-degree field of view and not being able to swivel also set this camera back behind other models.


Blink's camera lacks a lot of the features most pet cameras have, but it can register activity zones to monitor your pet's habits. Our testers noted that the app is simple and easy to use since it doesn't have many features. To store videos, you can use an internal storage module or subscribe to a premium cloud service.

Width1.90 in.
Depth1.40 in.
Height2.00 in.
Speaker
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Temperature Sensor
Wide-Angle Lens
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How We Tested the Pet Cameras

Pet Cameras Evaluation

Here at mybest, we define the ideal pet camera as one that accurately captures your pet and allows you to check on them easily.


We tested 8 top-selling products from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and other sites with the following in mind.
  • Video Quality
  • Field of View
  • Ease of Use of App
  • Monitoring Features

Products we tested

  1. AnkerEufy Pet Dog Camera D605
  2. AnkerEufy Indoor Cam E220
  3. BlinkBlink Mini
  4. BlinkBlink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera
  5. Furbo360° Dog Camera
  6. GpedBaby Monitor, 360° Wireless 5G Nanny Cam with Safety Alerts
  7. PetcubePetcube Bites 2 Lite
  8. WyzeWyze Cam v3
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Video Quality

Video Quality

You want to see your pets at their best, so we looked for cameras that produced a sharp image in both dark and well-lit areas with minimal blurring and natural coloration

Evaluation Method

We had our testers check videos produced by each pet camera and evaluate the image quality.

Test Criteria

  • Testers: Five people between the ages of 20-49
  • Video content: A stuffed dog attached to a plastic rail moving at a constant speed. The video was captured of the dog moving forward, backward, left, and right in both well-lit and dark environments.
  • Blackout curtains were used to block out the sun, and the lights were turned on for the well-lit test while they were turned off for the dark room evaluation
  • Resolution settings were set to the maximum for each product.

What We Checked

In well-lit rooms:
  • How high the resolution is (whether or not the image is sharp)
  • How much blurring there is
  • How natural the colors appear


In dark rooms:
  • How high the resolution is (whether or not the image is sharp)
  • How much blurring there is
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Field of View

Field of View

We looked for products that can capture the entire room and have few blind spots, making it easy to keep your pet in view.

Evaluation Method

We set up each product in a designated location and checked how much of the room was visible. We scored each product based on how wide the field of view was, how many blind spots it had, and how easy it made it to check on your pet wherever they are. Products with a field of view over 120 degrees and the ability to change the position of the lens were rated highly.

Test Criteria

  • Video setup: The camera was set up 5 feet away from a wall 16 feet and 5 inches long, with a mark placed every 4 inches.
  • The video was filmed in a room with sunlight-blocking curtains with the light turned on.
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Ease of Use of App

Ease of Use of App

We looked for products with an app that is stress-free to use, so you can check on your pet easily while you're at work or running errands.

Evaluation Method

We had our testers try out each product and score them on several criteria, rating how likely they were to recommend the product to others.

What We Checked

  • Easy-to-understand icons and text
  • The number of features you can use on the main screen
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Monitoring Features

Monitoring Features

Our testers checked for products with a variety of features to effectively monitor pets.

Evaluation Method

We had our testers check each product and score it based on what they thought about the variety of features the cameras had to monitor and interact with pets.

What We Checked

  • Motion detection 
  • Sound detection 
  • Calling functionality
  • Automatic tracking functionality
  • Multi-camera management
  • Recording functionality
  • Spot registration functions
  • Treat dispenser

Top 5 Pet Cameras

No. 1: AnkerEufy Pet Dog Camera D605

No. 2: AnkerEufy Indoor Cam E220

No. 3: PetcubePetcube Bites 2 Lite

No. 4: BlinkBlink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera

No. 5: Furbo360° Dog Camera

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