Among the Reolink cameras in this review, the Argus 3 Pro has the widest field of view at 122º, so it can see more of a given space. This goes well with the camera’s 1440p (2K) video to produce top-tier video quality. We wish the field of view was a bit wider, as most wireless cameras average around 130 º, and many go even wider (160 º on the Arlo Pro 4), but that’s good enough for most.
You won’t find too many advanced features (like motion zones) on the Reolink Argus 3 Pro, even though it supports smart motion detection (person and vehicle). Still, it comes with a great time-lapse feature if you insert a microSD card. This allows you to record videos over a long period of time, resulting in a movie effect. Time-lapse is not very practical for security, but shows that the Argus 3 Pro has an artistic side.
This camera comes with weather resistance and a built-in rechargeable battery so you can use it indoors and outdoors as long as it is within range of a Wi-Fi network. You can not remove the battery, which means that the camera will not be as useful as the battery gets older and loses capacity. But you can buy a $ 25 Reolink solar panel to fill it outdoors. This solar panel is about half the price of similar accessories for Arlo and Ring outdoor cameras.
All in all, we had a good experience of testing the Reolink Argus 3 Pro and think it competes well with the Arlo Pro 4 and Ring Stick Up Cam. We recommend it over these brands if you do not mind reduced smart home functionality, fewer advanced video settings and a battery that you can not replace.