Just wanted to give a quick update (and thanks!) - I am up and running now
It's quite sad that the camera requires
IE in order to make any settings changes... UGH.
For about $130 I scored 3 Empire cameras from their clearance sale. I have an existing ESC-3300, which is really awesome, and these new cameras are... OK. One fixed 1080p camera is working great - very nice image quality. Then two varifocal cameras, one which maxes at 720p, another that gets 1280x960. They were all listed as 2MP, but I guess not. One varifocal was in very rough shape. The internal lens mount had broken off, the knobs didn't align with the gears, and changing the gears would just wobble the lens around, and the whole thing had clearly been disassembled by someone who was not qualified to repair the damage. Luckily I was able to use some JB Weld to fix the mount so that the picture comes in clearly and the zoom & focus can be moved. The IR LEDs don't power on, and the camera doesn't automatically switch between color/b&w via the sensor (related?). Neither are a big deal to me, since I can use an external IR source.