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EufyCam 2 Pro vs. EufyCam 2: Which should you buy?

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EufyCam 2 Pro

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The EufyCam 2 Pro takes everything that was great about the EufyCam 2 and improves the resolution without significantly increasing the price. Despite the increased resolution, the EufyCam 2 Pro still works with the same Home Base Station as other EufyCams and is totally wireless.

EufyCam 2 Pro

Clarity in security

2K resolution video
On-board people detection
Local storage
1-year battery life
No subscription fees
Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit
Non-removable battery
2FA isn't available in all countries

EufyCam 2

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The EufyCam 2 has been a winning choice since it's 2019 debut, offering quality 1080p video, local storage, on-device people detection, and no subscription fees. It's totally wireless and a cinch to install, too.

EufyCam 2

Slightly cheaper, same features

On-board people detection
Local storage
1-year battery life
No subscription fees
Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and HomeKit
Only 1080p video
Non-removable battery
2FA isn't available in all countries

The EufyCam 2 Pro's 2020 launch is right on time. People are spending more time home than ever but still need great security systems for monitoring the front door or for when things go wrong during the night. Being that the EufyCam 2 launched in 2019, it makes sense that a 2020 upgrade would include a higher resolution camera sensor if nothing else. That's it! That's the only difference between these two cameras! Here's what that means for you.

EufyCam 2 Pro: New year, new resolution

While the difference won't necessarily blow your mind (2048x1080 vs. 1920x1080 doesn't exactly sound like a big upgrade), the image quality difference is far greater than the numbers let on.

When compared to the EufyCam 2, the EufyCam 2 Pro sports a much clearer picture, including finer details, better light balance, and even greater color accuracy. This higher quality video isn't just for sheer looks though; it also serves a real purpose. Aside from being able to zoom in and get better distance detail, the increased clarity also helps with accuracy when using the people identification feature.

EufyCam 2 ProEufyCam 2
Price$150 per camera, $350 for 2 cameras + base station$140 per camera, $299 for 2 cameras + base station
Video resolution2K (2048 x 1080)1080P (1920 x 1080)
Camera angle140-degrees140-degrees
PowerBuilt-in rechargeable batteryBuilt-in rechargeable battery
Rated battery life1 year1 year
Weather ratingIP67IP67
Motion detectionYesYes
Person detectionOn-device Human DetectionOn-device Human Detection
Night visionBlack & White InfraredBlack & White Infrared
Two-way audioYesYes
Alarm/Anti-theftYes, siren on camera and base stationYes, siren on camera and base station
Storage optionsLocal or cloudLocal or cloud
Virtual assistant supportGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKitGoogle Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit

While you'll be getting enhanced video quality from the EufyCam 2 Pro, you'll also be getting the amazing year-long battery life and totally wireless connectivity from it, as well. That means, despite Eufy enhancing the quality by a noticeable amount, you won't have to settle for worse battery life or the need to wire the cameras up to provide better bandwidth. You also won't need a new HomeBase, as the EufyCam 2 Pro works with the existing HomeBase 2 that the entire EufyCam 2 family of devices supports. That means you can easily pick up EufyCam 2 Pro's and add them to your existing system without needing to make changes.

Keep it local, keep it safe

EufyCam 2

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One of Eufy's biggest strengths is the fact that you don't need a subscription to view any of your videos. It's one of the best security cameras with local storage on the market. While local video recording can sometimes be a pain, the Eufy Security app makes it simple to get connected to and view your recorded videos from anywhere in the world. You can even configure your own network-attached storage (NAS) device to store videos for a longer period of time, all from within the Eufy Security app.

Pairing your cameras (or any other Eufy device) to the Eufy HomeBase is super secure. All you need to do is log into the app and physically press a button on the camera to pair with the base station. This ensures no rogue devices can hijack your feed if someone is trying to connect locally to your network. Eufy has also begun its rollout of two-factor authentication (2FA) in several countries throughout the world; an important staple of modern security that ensures no one else can view your camera feeds.

Should you get EufyCam 2 Pro or EufyCam 2?

While the EufyCam 2 still provides an incredible value in every area, the extra $10 cost of the EufyCam 2 Pro is completely worth the price. Even if you get the EufyCam 2 (opens in new tab) or EufyCam 2 Pro bundle (opens in new tab), you won't see a huge price difference. The only thing that extra cash gets you is a camera with noticeably better quality video in every way without sacrificing the best features of the EufyCam 2, including year-long battery life and totally wireless setup.

Nicholas Sutrich
Nicholas Sutrich
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu