Levana Stella 4.3″ PTZ Digital Baby Video Monitor – Reviews, Questions & Answers

Levana Stella 4.3

features

  • 4.3″ Screen
  • Remote controlled pan/tilt/zoom camera
  • 36 hours battery life in PEEP mode
  • Invisible LEDs keep the nursery dark
  • Private, secure Clear Vu digital signal with 750 feet range


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Levana Stella 4.3
 

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The Levana Stella baby monitor is a winner when it compared to its sister product, The Levana Astra. The reason being the Levana Stella has well notable 4.3 inch parent unit screen. This is a kind of ‘big screen’ noticed by many people at first sight and also it’s somewhat bigger than many other baby monitors out there.


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Another great feature is that the Levana Stella captures clear high-resolution images that allows you to see exactly what your baby is up to. Pan and scan ability of this monitor gives you more control to follow your baby to every corner of the room. Zooming feature is also a handy feature when you want to see clearly what your kid is doing at any time during the day or night.

The Levana Stella has excellent 750 foot wireless transmission range. Which is outstanding compared to many other baby monitors in the market. This is very useful when you want to monitor your baby without having any issues from little bit distance areas such as the yard outside or from your garden.
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The rechargeable battery of this monitor has 36 hours of power on/off energy efficient picture mode and 8 hours of regular mode. This allows the Levana Stella to have more time to hold its power before recharge it again.

Another interactive feature that the Levana Stella baby monitor has is its two way talk feature. This feature alone is very useful when it comes to baby monitoring.

Two way talk feature allows you to talk to your baby or soothing your baby from the next room. This is surely more convenient for you

In case if you want to monitor more than one room in your house, you do not need to buy another complete baby monitor uint.

Instead you only need to buy an additional camera to the Levana Stella parent unit.

Its that easy.

You can add up to 4 camera units per one parent unit.

Isn’t this feature alone saves your money? Undoubtable it does.

This monitor would be much more valuable if it had room temperature sensor and a nightlight. Even Though without these two we can still say the Levana Stella is a good buy for its price.

Below is Levana Stella specifications for both monitor and camera,

Monitor unit specification

Monitor
Monitor Type TFT LCD
Screen Size 4.3
Resolution 480×272
Frame Rate 12 FPS
LCD Brightness Adjustable: 0,1,2,3,4
Frequency 2.4GHz
Private Signal Yes
Technology Digital FHSS
No. of hop/sec 300
No. of hopping channels 19
Channel bandwidth 3.375 MHz
Data Rate 3 Mbps
Transmission Range +19 dBm
Max Transmission Range 750ft
Optimum Transmission Range 200ft
Expandable Up to 4 Cameras
Zoom 2x
Quad Screen No
Scan View Yes, 8 seconds/camera
Speaker Yes
Microphone Yes
Talk to Baby Yes
Lullabies Yes
Battery Type Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 1800 mAH
Battery Connection Charging Contact
Battery Life (video + audio on) 8 hours
Battery Life (LCD off) 10 hours
Battery Life (Power save) Up to 36 hours
Battery Low – Visual Warning Yes
Battery Low – Audible Warning Yes
Power Save Yes
Volume Indicator LED Yes
Key Lock Yes
Housing Material ABS Plastic
Power Adapter Input 100~240VAC
Power Adapter 5.9V 1A DC
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 Degree Celsius
Dimensions 6” x 3.5” x ¾”
Weight 0.5 lbs

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 Camera unit specification

Camera
Image sensor CMOS
Resolution 640 x 480
Viewing Angle 50 Degree
Focal Length 2.8mm
Optimal Focal Distance 2-10ft
PTZ Yes
Range of Motion – Horizontal 270°
Range of Motion – Vertical 90°
Frequency 2.4GHz
Private Signal Yes
Technology Digital FHSS
Max Transmission Range 750 ft
Optimum Transmission Range 200 ft
Number of IR LEDs 9
IR Wavelength 940nm
Night Vision Distance 12ft
Battery Operable No
Microphone Yes
Speaker Yes
Housing Material ABS Plastic
Wall Mountable Yes
Power Adapter Input 100~240VAC
Power Adapter 5.9V 1A DC
Operating Temperature 0 to 50 Degree Celsius
Dimensions 3.5” x 4 ¾” x 3.5”
Weight 0.65 lbs

Levana Stella 4.3

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Please click on a question to see its answers.

Q:Does the parent unit beep or sound an audible alarm when the camera is out of range??

A:

Yes it does. It also flashes a red “x” on the screen to give a visual warning as well

Q:Does it have static background noise, or is it silent unless the baby is making noise?

A:

With my son we had a summer monitor and it did have a small amount of continuous static. We bought the Levana monitor with my daughter. We Love this monitor. Completely silent background noise. I can even hear my daughter breathing if I turn it up. Another impressive feature to this monitor is the battery life. We can leave it on 2 or 3 days before having to charge it. I highly recommend this monitor.

Q:Has anyone been able to mount this camera on the wall? If yes, how did you do it?

A:

Yes, there are detailed instructions for wall mounting in the instructions manual, pages 13 & 14. Manual can be found online at the Levana website.

Q:Does monitor room temperature.

A:

No

Q:Is there an “image flip” option when you mount the camera to the ceiling? That way you don’t have to turn the monitor upside down?

A:

No

Q:Hi…Could someone please tell me if this is suppose to be a colored picture with this monitor? Mine appears to be black and white only.

A:

It is a color picture but only in direct lighting. When used at night or in low light, the picture will be in black and white. At least that’s what I’ve found with mine.

Q:While in Peep mode my daughter is making some noise, but it’s not picked up, its loud enough to hear in the hallway however. Anyone else?

A:

Sometimes it has to be an on going sound if I remember correctly. (It’s been a year since we used it)

Q:Will the monitor screen stay in all the time when not in PEEP mode?

A:

When in PEEP mode the screen goes off until a noise happens in baby’s room. You can push a button and the screen will turn on and stay on for like 2 minutes at a time.

Q:can I see the video on my computer?

A:

No

Q:Does the camera (not the monitor) have to be plugged in at all times to be able to use or is there a setting to use the camera wirelessly?

A:

it has to be plugged :(

 

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Q:Some monitors allow you to see multiple rooms/cameras at once. Does this monitor do that or do you have to switch back and forth between rooms?

A:

No

Q:is it two way audio communication?

A:

Yes

Q:If you play white noise in baby’s room, does it pick it up? We have put it on peek mode and turned it all down and still hear the white noise.

A:

No

Q:tvs with dvd portable player

A:

No.

Q:Does this ship in a brown cardboard box with no indication of what is inside? Just purchased it from elsewhere and hate to give a gift like this.

A:

No. It comes with Levana box. You probably got a refurbished item.

Q:How is the range on this monitor inside the house? How bad do walls and doors interfere with the signal?

A:

It should work fine in even a larger home. I use mine at 150 yards outside to view targets from the bench.

Q:Our battery does not charge. Anyone else have this problem.

A:

ours is ok

Q:Does this have the ability to automatically toggle back and forth between multiple cameras so you are able to get sound from 2 rooms during the night?

A:

it is not automatic. the receiver has a menu option that you can select to choose camera 1 or camera 2. it is a manual operation.

Q:Can I purchase two of these sets, and have access to both cameras (and talk mode) from both monitor units?

A:

You can access both cameras from one monitor unit in fact it supports being paired with up to four cameras. However, I am not sure if you will be able to use both monitors as you have to pair them and when you pair with the second monitor I think you will lose the pair with the first.

Q:When baby cries, does parent unit also beep or vibrate, or is there silent option so you’re only hearing the baby cry w/o additional beeping/vibrate?

A:

The unit doesn’t beep or vibrate. It is only the adjustable volume option.

 

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Q:Can you turn off the video and have audio only — for night time use?

A:

Yes you can. Hope that helps!

Q:How does peep mode work with multiple cameras?

A:

Wish I could answer your question Justin F. but I bought this as a gift. Will try to find out what I can for you.

Q:is the charger dual voltage or atleast 240v?

A:

Owners manual states “Power Adapter Input: 100-240VAC”

Q:Does it have a battery indicator to show when battery is low?

A:

Yes, has battery life like mobile phone. 4 bars to 3,2,1. When critically low it beeps loudly to warn you. Also FYI, after my review I found audio volume- it’s the right arrow on the round pad. Works well for us. Camera can’t point down so you have to get a bit creative with placement. Battery lasts a long time – maybe like six hours… and seems to charge fairly fast too.

Q:wifi

A:

No

Q:Does it interfere with wifi? What frequency does it use?

A:

no we haven’t had any wifi interference so far.

Q:Is the camera mountable

A:

Yes it is. It has two mounting holes on the bottom of the camera. I actually have mine mounted on the wall now. Hope this helps!

Q:Does this unit have the capability to have the sound on through the night while video is off?

A:

Yes, sound will stay on with screen turned off while in PEEP mode (power save mode). Screen will turn back on when sound or movement is detected.

Q:No manual included. PEEP mode?? Online manual shows 3 different levels of PEEP mode sensitivity selection. Mine has only ONE…on or off !

A:

Sorry, I don’t know the answer for your question because I bought it to give for my friend as a gift

Q:Can you turn off the video and have audio only — for night time use?

A:

Yes you can. Hope that helps!

Q:How does peep mode work with multiple cameras?

A:

Wish I could answer your question Justin F. but I bought this as a gift. Will try to find out what I can for you.

Q:is the charger dual voltage or atleast 240v?

A:

Owners manual states “Power Adapter Input: 100-240VAC”

Q:Does it have a battery indicator to show when battery is low?

A:

Yes, has battery life like mobile phone. 4 bars to 3,2,1. When critically low it beeps loudly to warn you. Also FYI, after my review I found audio volume- it’s the right arrow on the round pad. Works well for us. Camera can’t point down so you have to get a bit creative with placement. Battery lasts a long time – maybe like six hours… and seems to charge fairly fast too.

Q:wifi

A:

No

Q:Does it interfere with wifi? What frequency does it use?

A:

no we haven’t had any wifi interference so far.

Q:Is the camera mountable

A:

Yes it is. It has two mounting holes on the bottom of the camera. I actually have mine mounted on the wall now. Hope this helps!

Q:Does this unit have the capability to have the sound on through the night while video is off?

A:

Yes, sound will stay on with screen turned off while in PEEP mode (power save mode). Screen will turn back on when sound or movement is detected.

Q:No manual included. PEEP mode?? Online manual shows 3 different levels of PEEP mode sensitivity selection. Mine has only ONE…on or off !

A:

Sorry, I don’t know the answer for your question because I bought it to give for my friend as a gift

Q:Can you turn off the video and have audio only — for night time use?

A:

Yes you can. Hope that helps!

Q:How does peep mode work with multiple cameras?

A:

Wish I could answer your question Justin F. but I bought this as a gift. Will try to find out what I can for you.

Q:is the charger dual voltage or atleast 240v?

A:

Owners manual states “Power Adapter Input: 100-240VAC”

Q:Does it have a battery indicator to show when battery is low?

A:

Yes, has battery life like mobile phone. 4 bars to 3,2,1. When critically low it beeps loudly to warn you. Also FYI, after my review I found audio volume- it’s the right arrow on the round pad. Works well for us. Camera can’t point down so you have to get a bit creative with placement. Battery lasts a long time – maybe like six hours… and seems to charge fairly fast too.

Q:wifi

A:

No

Q:Does it interfere with wifi? What frequency does it use?

A:

no we haven’t had any wifi interference so far.

Q:Is the camera mountable

A:

Yes it is. It has two mounting holes on the bottom of the camera. I actually have mine mounted on the wall now. Hope this helps!

Q:Does this unit have the capability to have the sound on through the night while video is off?

A:

Yes, sound will stay on with screen turned off while in PEEP mode (power save mode). Screen will turn back on when sound or movement is detected.

Q:No manual included. PEEP mode?? Online manual shows 3 different levels of PEEP mode sensitivity selection. Mine has only ONE…on or off !

A:

Sorry, I don’t know the answer for your question because I bought it to give for my friend as a gift

Q:Can you turn off the video and have audio only — for night time use?

A:

Yes you can. Hope that helps!

Q:How does peep mode work with multiple cameras?

A:

Wish I could answer your question Justin F. but I bought this as a gift. Will try to find out what I can for you.

Q:is the charger dual voltage or atleast 240v?

A:

Owners manual states “Power Adapter Input: 100-240VAC”

Q:Does it have a battery indicator to show when battery is low?

A:

Yes, has battery life like mobile phone. 4 bars to 3,2,1. When critically low it beeps loudly to warn you. Also FYI, after my review I found audio volume- it’s the right arrow on the round pad. Works well for us. Camera can’t point down so you have to get a bit creative with placement. Battery lasts a long time – maybe like six hours… and seems to charge fairly fast too.

Q:wifi

A:

No

Q:Does it interfere with wifi? What frequency does it use?

A:

no we haven’t had any wifi interference so far.

Q:Is the camera mountable

A:

Yes it is. It has two mounting holes on the bottom of the camera. I actually have mine mounted on the wall now. Hope this helps!

Q:Does this unit have the capability to have the sound on through the night while video is off?

A:

Yes, sound will stay on with screen turned off while in PEEP mode (power save mode). Screen will turn back on when sound or movement is detected.

Q:No manual included. PEEP mode?? Online manual shows 3 different levels of PEEP mode sensitivity selection. Mine has only ONE…on or off !

A:

Sorry, I don’t know the answer for your question because I bought it to give for my friend as a gift

Q:Can you turn off the video and have audio only — for night time use?

A:

Yes you can. Hope that helps!

Q:How does peep mode work with multiple cameras?

A:

Wish I could answer your question Justin F. but I bought this as a gift. Will try to find out what I can for you.

Q:is the charger dual voltage or atleast 240v?

A:

Owners manual states “Power Adapter Input: 100-240VAC”

Q:Does it have a battery indicator to show when battery is low?

A:

Yes, has battery life like mobile phone. 4 bars to 3,2,1. When critically low it beeps loudly to warn you. Also FYI, after my review I found audio volume- it’s the right arrow on the round pad. Works well for us. Camera can’t point down so you have to get a bit creative with placement. Battery lasts a long time – maybe like six hours… and seems to charge fairly fast too.

Q:wifi

A:

No

Q:Does it interfere with wifi? What frequency does it use?

A:

no we haven’t had any wifi interference so far.

Q:Is the camera mountable

A:

Yes it is. It has two mounting holes on the bottom of the camera. I actually have mine mounted on the wall now. Hope this helps!

Q:Does this unit have the capability to have the sound on through the night while video is off?

A:

Yes, sound will stay on with screen turned off while in PEEP mode (power save mode). Screen will turn back on when sound or movement is detected.

Q:No manual included. PEEP mode?? Online manual shows 3 different levels of PEEP mode sensitivity selection. Mine has only ONE…on or off !

A:

Sorry, I don’t know the answer for your question because I bought it to give for my friend as a gift

Q:Can you turn off the video and have audio only — for night time use?

A:

Yes you can. Hope that helps!

Q:How does peep mode work with multiple cameras?

A:

Wish I could answer your question Justin F. but I bought this as a gift. Will try to find out what I can for you.

Q:is the charger dual voltage or atleast 240v?

A:

Owners manual states “Power Adapter Input: 100-240VAC”

Q:Does it have a battery indicator to show when battery is low?

A:

Yes, has battery life like mobile phone. 4 bars to 3,2,1. When critically low it beeps loudly to warn you. Also FYI, after my review I found audio volume- it’s the right arrow on the round pad. Works well for us. Camera can’t point down so you have to get a bit creative with placement. Battery lasts a long time – maybe like six hours… and seems to charge fairly fast too.

Q:wifi

A:

No

Q:Does it interfere with wifi? What frequency does it use?

A:

no we haven’t had any wifi interference so far.

Q:Is the camera mountable

A:

Yes it is. It has two mounting holes on the bottom of the camera. I actually have mine mounted on the wall now. Hope this helps!

Q:Does this unit have the capability to have the sound on through the night while video is off?

A:

Yes, sound will stay on with screen turned off while in PEEP mode (power save mode). Screen will turn back on when sound or movement is detected.

Q:No manual included. PEEP mode?? Online manual shows 3 different levels of PEEP mode sensitivity selection. Mine has only ONE…on or off !

A:

Sorry, I don’t know the answer for your question because I bought it to give for my friend as a gift


Levana Stella 4.3
 

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