What is the difference between the three Arlo Essential wire-free cameras?

There are three Arlo Essential wire-free cameras: the Essential XL Spotlight Camera (VMC2032), Essential Spotlight Camera (VMC2030), and Essential Camera (VMC2020). Continue reading this article for details about each camera.

  • Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera (VMC2032). Take advantage of extra battery length, along with all the same features as the VMC2030 Essential Spotlight Camera.
    • Maximum video resolution: 1080p Full HD
    • Integrated spotlight: Yes
    • Night vision: Yes; color night vision or IR night vision in black and white
    • Battery: Integrated XL rechargeable battery with one year of battery life
    • Mounting: Uses the screw mount hole on the back or the screw mount hole on the bottom
  • Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera (VMC2030). Capture clear details in full high definition, and see in color at night with the integrated spotlight.
    • Maximum video resolution: 1080p Full HD
    • Integrated spotlight: Yes
    • Night vision: Yes; color night vision or IR night vision in black and white
    • Battery: Integrated rechargeable battery with six months of battery life
    • Mounting: Uses the screw mount hole on the back
  • Arlo Essential Camera (VMC2020). Mount your camera indoors or outdoors with flexibility and ease of use.
    • Maximum video resolution: 1080p Full HD
    • Integrated spotlight: No
    • Night vision: Yes; IR night vision in black and white
    • Battery: Integrated rechargeable battery with six months of battery life
    • Mounting: Uses the screw mount hole on the back