Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor Review – A Detailed Guide

Infant Optics DXR-8 is one of the top high-selling model in video baby monitors, so we write a brief review of this product which can use in every house.

A baby monitor is a primary need if you have a double or tripled portion house and you need to do house chores while your baby is sleeping. If you live in a small apartment or home, you don’t need a baby monitor.

A baby monitor is pretty useful when your infant is having independent playtime while doing your work. This article will get to know about Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby Monitor. 

Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby Monitor Overview

This baby monitor is considered unique as it comes with an additional zoom lens. This Infant Optics DXR-8 baby monitor is relatively easy for parental use as it gets paired automatically with other devices and has long battery life. 

Unfortunately, this baby monitor doesn’t show us the clearer picture needed as the visuals are not evident in daylight. At night, the baby’s face is not shown in most photos.

This baby monitor’s range is only four walls that are not good. The Infant Optics need to work on it for a more extensive range as they must make this for big houses or mentions. 

Infant Optics begins its journey of making baby monitors in 2011, and they do innovations in their products according to the need of the users. This monitor by Infant Optics is the only one that has a changeable lens. 

Specifications of Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby Monitor

Model: DXR-8

Brand: Infant Optics

Screen Size:3.5 inches

Display Type: LCD

Item Dimensions: 19.3 x 13.4 x 6.5 inches

Maximum Range: 700 ft

Power Source: Rechargeable battery

Features of Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby Monitor

Here are some salient features of this baby monitor;

  • Easy-to-Use
  • Secure Transmission
  • Portable
  • Alarm System
  • Two-Way Talk
  • Interchangeable Lens
  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Quick Set-Up
  • Durable Battery Life
  • Night Vision
  • Silent Mode with LED light indications

Interchangeable Lens:

This Infant Optics DXR-8 Baby monitor is the world’s first baby monitor with an interchangeable lens option.

As with the zoom-in lens, you can check your baby’s face expressions or body placement, like you don’t have to go there with intervals to check that he is acceptable or not.

A wide-angle lens indeed becomes a need when your child starts crawling and playing; for instance, you want to stuck your eye on his or her activity. 


Infant Optics DXR-8 baby monitor has a range of an average indoor working around four walls and sixty-five feet.

This baby monitor can range around six hundred feet in open area test and starts tearing apart while coming at 650 feet, and all the signals were lost at 750 feet. 

Audio and Visual:

When we talk about its competitors, this monitor has the best audio quality as we didn’t get any distortion in its audio. The maximum decibel level is 86 decibels, with good clarity in the sound.

There is no such echo and breaking of sounds found during the testing, but there is no sound activation or sensitivity adjustment. You by yourself need to adjust the volume at set 1 or 2 just to cut out the background noise. 

Now let’s talk about the video quality; this baby monitor by Infant optics has below average rate as daytime pictures are slightly better than night pictures.

Due to the darkness, the face of the baby gets vanished. The night fission is a little fuzzy from the edges and a bit darker than usual. 


The Infant Optics has the best-dedicated monitors and is easy to use along with Wi-Fi options, but this monitor has no Wi-Fi. The game is all about, as easy as just plug-N-play, i.e., the camera itself gets paired up with the parenting unit.

You don’t have much to do with it. With its pretty simple and straightforward buttons, you can easily navigate. This monitor also comes with short-cut buttons for volume and brightness. 

Battery Life:

The run time is around 11 and a half hours which means this baby monitor has earned 8 out of 10 points for its battery life.

There comes an extra rechargeable Li-ion battery that Infant Optics says will work for around ten hours on the standby mode and 6 and a half hours with on-screen. 

Alarm System:

As on this baby monitor, you can set the alarm or a schedule for your baby’s feeding time.

Other than you can put other alarms for diet schedules or pamper changing, this feature can help you in many ways. 

Remote Pan-Tilt-Zoom:

There are in total three zoom-in lenses; a pan camera lens that moves horizontal, a tilt camera lens that moves vertical, and a zoom camera lens for changing the focal length of any lens.

As the best part of this feature is that you don’t have to go again and again in the room. 


For indeed, baby monitors are the best-invented gadget for parents as they are pretty helpful for those who live alone and have to do a lot of work and keep an eye on their babies.

Along with every invention, it has pros and cons; this baby monitor also does it’s a bit costly and doesn’t have a high-definition screen resolution. 

As for this product, it’s pretty user-friendly as you don’t have to preset the settings; go with a plug-and-play feature. In some situations, the alarm’s quality is quite handy, that you can set the feeding alarms on it. 

The moveable tilt-pan and zoom features allow you to relax without any hassle, as there is no need to check your baby again and again. This baby monitor is more practical with no such difficulties and fewer features.