Digital cameras are getting cheaper and easier to buy and use, and now the Amazon Digital Camera Kit makes a return.
The kit has all the features and functionality you need for the Amazon Alexa DVR, including remote controls, a built-in camera, and even a microSD card slot for storing your favorite photos and videos.
We’ve seen the Echo Dvr before, and we’ve been hooked.
The Echo DRL offers a lot of the same features and options you get from the Amazon digital camera kit including a dedicated remote control, a dedicated camera, an HDMI output, and an HDMI audio output.
But with a few notable tweaks, you can stream your video to your Echo DTV, a feature that Amazon has not yet enabled on its own devices.
The best part is that it’s also compatible with the Alexa camera and Alexa DTV app, so you can make sure you always have a working, live-streaming camera with you when you need it.
Let’s take a look at some of the differences you’ll find in this Amazon Digital Cam DVR kit.
Features and design The Amazon DigitalCam DVR comes in three flavors: Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Dot 2.
Amazon says these are the cheapest, most basic versions of the Amazon cameras, and that the Dot is the “premium” version, which will cost you $50 more.
The most affordable, and arguably best, version of the Alexa digital camera, the Echo Dot 1, is priced at $100, and the Echo Spot is $50 less.
All three are compatible with Amazon’s Alexa software, but the Dot will have Alexa support only if you purchase the Echo Camera Kit.
We tested both the Dot and Spot, and both were great.
The Dot offers a 1080p, 2K, and 4K recording capability for $80, and you can use a MicroSD card to store all of your recordings.
The Spot is a bit more limited in its video recording capabilities.
It has a 1,920×1,080 resolution for $40, but it doesn’t support 4K, or any of the other popular 4K resolutions that are available on the Alexa Camera Kit (and that’s not a bad thing for a $40 camera).
The Dot 1 has a 1080P, 1,280×1 “Retina” resolution for a price of $50, and it supports all of the popular 4:2:0 resolutions that you can find on the Echo Cameras, including 4K and 4:3:4.
If you want to record at a higher resolution, you’ll have to buy the Dot 2 for $100.
Amazon is also offering a $99 Echo Camera Bundle, which includes the Echo camera and the Alexa Dtv app for $129.
The Alexa Dcam also comes with the Echo Nest, a camera and microphone bundle, the Amazon App, and a digital camera with 4K support for $79.
These add-ons aren’t just for the Dot, but also the Spot, Dot 2, and Spot 2.
The Amazon Echo Camera and the Amazon app work together with the Dot to record video, but they don’t record audio.
Amazon also offers an Alexa Dtvo camera with an HDMI port for $29.
Amazon has included an Alexa speaker with this kit, and while it’s not included in the price, it’s a good value.
The audio quality of these digital cameras are great, but we were surprised to see that the Echo cameras do not offer any sort of Dolby Digital Plus or DTS-HD Master Audio features.
The only Dolby sound option is through the Echo app, and they’re also limited to just Dolby Pro Logic II audio tracks.
The microphone and audio quality are decent, but both the Echo and Dot cameras have a small amount of noise, and some people may prefer having a little extra volume.
If that’s your cup of tea, you might want to go with the Amazon Dot 2 instead.
For $30 less, you get the Alexa App for $59.
It’s not as powerful as the Alexa app, but you’ll get some other benefits like an external microphone and Alexa speaker, as well as Amazon’s free, ad-free Alexa Voice Service, which is available in more than 100 languages.
You can also record up to six simultaneous videos at once with the Spot 2 and two simultaneous videos with the two Dot cameras.
If all that wasn’t enough, you also get a built in speaker with Dolby at a low volume that can also be used for remote controls.
This is the best price we’ve seen for a single digital camera in a smart speaker package.
Amazon claims the Dot can record 4K video at 30 frames per second, but in our testing, we found the footage was generally too blurry to capture.
The camera also doesn’t record 4k video in Dolby format.
The cameras can also capture 1080p video in 2K and up to