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IP Camera Bitrate and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal

We often get asked why our cameras look so much better than other brands - even with "similar specs."

Slapping a 1080P image sensor in a camera that can't keep up with processing a series of 1080P images into video can still legally be called a 1080P camera, but the video (and even pictures from the video) will look terrible.


Let's Start with a Demonstration


This image is 1080P and was made by Arlo's 1080P camera, which has a processor rated at 512kbps (half of a megabyte per second).

This image is 1080P and was made by our Warrior 1080P camera, which has a processor rated at 4096kbps (4 megabytes per second).


Images cropped to fit but not zoomed or otherwise edited. Click images for full, uncropped versions.

Also, we didn't try to take a photo of the back of the subject head. The Arlo camera, which is battery powered and has to shift from sleep mode to take a photo, just would not take a picture fast enough to get a picture while they were still facing the camera. Please see this guide, for a break down on benefits and drawbacks to battery powered cameras, like delayed wake times.


Both companies say that these are 1080P cameras. Isn't that misleading?

Legally, if a camera has a 1080P image sensor, it is a 1080P camera.

Most people look at a 1080P or 4K camera and say that's the same quality as another 1080P or 4K camera. While that true with still photos, video is much more complicated. In addition to having a 1080P image sensor, you also need to have a processor powerful enough to perform the conversion of images into video, according to their image quality specs (4K / 1080P). The processor in this not-1080P-looking 1080P camera couldn't keep up with converting the individual 1080P images into video, at a fast enough rate to create great looking video footage from those still images.


Technical warning: Good quality 1080P video occurs when you take a series of 1080P photos and convert them into video at a compression rate of no lower than 5Mbps in bitrate (when encoded by H.264) or 2.5Mbps (at H.265).


Wait, what does that even mean?

What's a bit rate?

Bitrate is the network or processor consumption and transmission requirements to do something with a computer.

In this context, as it related to surveillance cameras, bitrate is the amount of processing power needed to record or playback video. The amount of processing power needed to encode (turning images into) and decode (playing back) video files is related to the quality of the images, how many images you are recording, and what sort of compression is used by the device.

Bitrate is a way of measuring whether or not your camera processor can keep up with the steady stream of images that an image sensor is delivering. This processing power determines if it can turn those series of images into a video stream that looks the same quality as a still image.


What about 4K Cameras?

This processor deficit is even more extreme with 4K cameras!

4K video needs 4X the processing power as 1080P video!


video compression

Did you know that a slow processor is the reason Arlo cut the top of his head clean off?



This is a compression error. The processor couldn't keep up with converting the images it was sent into video. So, it didn't update that portion of the image.

Understanding Encoding Compression

What's H.264 or H.265 encoding?

All video is compressed. Compression can be a good thing. Compression is the technological innovation that allowed you to fit every song you own on your iPod when only 10 uncompressed songs fit on a CD. Compression helps video files not take up too much space.

H.264 and H.265 are block-oriented motion-compensation-based video compression. In plain English, H.264 and H.265, rather than updating the whole frame at every refresh, splits the screen into horizontal and vertical grids and only updates the grids with changes. H.265 increases the flexibility of these grid containers so that surveillance video files take up less space on a hard drive than H.264.

H.265 (like H.264 before it) is the result of a collaboration between Apple, Microsoft, and The Moving Picture Experts Group.

H.264 encoding is used by 90% of the surveillance products in use, but a slight majority of new products use H.265 compression.

Here at SCW, we use H.265 compression. H.265 reduces the bandwidth requirements by about half. It also reduces the storage requirements of video footage and allows you to store 20-40% more footage on the same hard drive.

H.265 has a rather hefty licensing fee, and this guide covers a practice by some low cost manufacturers who put under performing processors in their cameras. Both H.265 and H.264 video can look good, but H.264 takes more processing power for the same result. Low Cost manufacturers almost never pay the H.265 licensing fee, so they almost exclusively use the older H.264 technology. For a more full explanation on why SCW picked H.265, see our MJPEG, H.264, H.265 encoding guide.

How much Processing Power should an IP Camera have?

Bitrate Needed for one H.264 1080P camera (w/ sub-stream) for "1080P looking" video

5 Mbps

Bitrate Needed for one H.265 1080P camera (w/ sub-stream) for "1080P looking" video

2.5 Mbps

Bitrate Needed for one H.264 4MP (which is 2x 1080P) camera (w/ sub-stream) for "4MP looking" video

6.5 Mbps

Bitrate Needed for one H.2645 4MP (which is 2x 1080P) camera (w/ sub-stream) for "4MP looking" video

3.25 Mbps

Bitrate Needed for one H.264 4K (which is 4x 1080P) camera (w/ sub-stream) for "4K looking" video

10 Mbps

Bitrate Needed for one H.265 4K (which is 4x 1080P) camera (w/ sub-stream) for "4K looking" video

5 Mbps

A less extreme example: Let's compare our 4Mbps cameras to a 2Mbps camera

This example might is often seen when comparing budget level IP POE cameras and more professional solutions, like SCW.

This image is 1080P and made by a POE IP camera with a processor rated at 2048kbps (2 megabytes per second).


This image is 1080P and was made by our Warrior 1080P camera, which has a processor rated at 4096kbps (4 megabytes per second).

How much Processing Power do SCW cameras have?

Our 1080P and 4MP Admiral Line cameras (which launched in 2018) can utilize* up to 8Mbps in processing power for video encoding. Our 4K line can utilize up to 16Mbps in processing power for video encoding.

*We use the words "can utilize" rather than "have" because the Admiral line have Video Content Analytics, which uses some part of the processing power of the processor chipset. The numbers that we list here are not the total processing power, but rather the potion of the processing power that can be dedicated for video encoding.


  1. The Warrior 2.0 - 26BF4



    The Warrior 2.0 - 26BF2 - 1080P 2MP Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $150.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: 100 ft
    Recognize: 50 ft
    Identify: 25 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 4mm
    85° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Larger image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Digital Wide Dynamic Range

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  2. The Laser 2.0 - 26ZV-LIR - high res



    The Laser 2.0 - 26ZV-LIR - 2MP (1080P) IP PTZ Camera with 33x Optical Zoom & Laser Infrared

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $1,999.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 60 FPS; 1920 x 1080

    Detect: 950 ft
    Recognize: 875 ft
    Identify: 750 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between up to 90%.


    Lens

    ptz lens

    Motorized PTZ Varifocal: 6.5 - 135mm
    70° - 4° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Long Range Infrared night vision up to 1600 FT

    Color video possible until 0.01 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    True WDR (120db)

    Pan: 360° (endless) rotation
    Tilt: -15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  3. The Spotlight 2.0 - 26ZV-W



    The Spotlight 2.0 - 26ZV-W - 2MP (1080P) IP PTZ Camera with 22x Optical Zoom & Full Spectrum Light

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $1,499.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 60 FPS; 1920 x 1080

    Detect: 950 ft
    Recognize: 875 ft
    Identify: 750 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between up to 90%.


    Lens

    ptz lens

    Motorized PTZ Varifocal: 6.5 - 135mm
    70° - 4° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 200 FT

    Integrated Full Spectrum Light up to 100 FT

    Larger image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.001 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    True WDR (120db)

    NOT POE

    Pan: 360° (endless) rotation
    Tilt: -15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  4. The Lookout 2.0 - 26ZV



    The Lookout 2.0 - 26ZV - 2MP (1080P) IP PTZ Camera with 30x Optical Zoom

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $799.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 x 1080

    Detect: 1000 ft
    Recognize: 900 ft
    Identify: 800 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between up to 90%.


    Lens

    ptz lens

    Motorized PTZ Varifocal: 4.5 - 135mm
    63° - 2° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 300 FT

    Color video possible until 0.03 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    Digital Wide Dynamic Range

    Pan: 360° (endless) rotation
    Tilt: -15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  5. The Judge 8.0 - 26DV8



    The Judge 8.0 - 26DV8 - 4K (8MP - 4x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Dome Camera with Motorized Zoom and IK10

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $799.00


    Resolution

    4K

    4K (8MP) UHD @ 30 FPS: 3840 x 2160

    Detect: up to 200 ft
    Recognize: up to 150 ft
    Identify: up to 100 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    80° - 35° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    Alarm Inputs and Output

    Audio Input and Output

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  6. The Informant 4.0 - 26DF4-A



    The Informant 4.0 - 26DF4-A - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Wide Angle Lens Mini Dome Camera with Audio Microphone

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $350.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: 115 ft
    Recognize: 50 ft
    Identify: 35 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 2.8mm
    101° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 50 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Integrated Microphone

    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  7. The Detective 4.0 - 26DV4



    The Detective 4.0 - 26DV4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Turret Dome Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus and Audio Microphone

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $399.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: up to 175 ft
    Recognize: up to 125 ft
    Identify: up to 75 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.7 - 12mm
    91° - 27° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Built in Microphone

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  8. Sheriff 4.0



    The Sheriff 4.0 - 26DF4-IK10 - 4MP (2x1080P) Vandal Proof Fixed Wide Angle Lens IK10 Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $225.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: 115 ft
    Recognize: 50 ft
    Identify: 35 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 4MP Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 2.8mm
    101° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    IK10 (highest possible rating) Physical Damage Protection

    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  9. The Deputy 4.0 - 26DF4



    The Deputy 4.0 - 26DF4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Wide Angle Lens Turret Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $200.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: 115 ft
    Recognize: 50 ft
    Identify: 35 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 2.8mm
    101° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  10. The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2



    The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2 - 2MP (1080P) Fixed Wide Angle Lens Turret Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $150.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: 75 ft
    Recognize: 40 ft
    Identify: 20 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 2.8mm
    110° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Digital Wide Dynamic Range

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  11. The Gladiator 8.0 - 26BV8 - 4K (8MP - 4x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and P-Iris



    The Gladiator 8.0 - 26BV8 - 4K (8MP - 4x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and P-Iris

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    Price: $799.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $699.00


    Resolution

    4K

    4K (8MP) UHD @ 30 FPS: 3840 x 2160

    Detect: up to 200 ft
    Recognize: up to 150 ft
    Identify: up to 100 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    80° - 35° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 325 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    P-Iris

    Alarm Inputs and Output

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  12. The Sharpshooter 2.0 - 26BV2-XL - 2MP Super Long Range Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus



    The Sharpshooter 2.0 - 26BV2-XL - 2MP Super Long Range, Low Light Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $999.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: 950 ft
    Recognize: 850 ft
    Identify: 800 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Super Long Range Motorized Varifocal: 6.5 - 143mm
    59° - 3° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 650 FT

    Extremely Large image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.002 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    DC-Iris

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    NOT POE

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  13. The Archer 2.0 - 26BV2-L at a 3/4 view



    The Archer 2.0 - 26BV2-L - 2MP Long Range, Low Light Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $799.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: up to 450 ft
    Recognize: up to 350 ft
    Identify: up to 300 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Long Range Motorized Varifocal: 4.7 - 47mm
    65° - 9° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 300 FT

    Larger image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.001 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    P-Iris

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  14. The Knight 2.0 - 26BV2-W - 2MP Camera with Security Light. Designed for Restricted Access Areas



    The Knight 2.0 - 26BV2-W - 2MP Camera with Security Light. Designed for Restricted Access Areas

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $549.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: up to 125 ft
    Recognize: up to 75 ft
    Identify: up to 50 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    91° - 27° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 165 FT

    Integrated Full Spectrum Motion Light

    Larger image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.001 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    DC-Iris

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  15. The Viking 4.0 - 26BV4



    The Viking 4.0 - 26BV4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    Price: $399.00

    Limited Time DIY Special: $249.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: up to 175 ft
    Recognize: up to 125 ft
    Identify: up to 75 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    91° - 27° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output
    Audio Input/Output FAQ

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  16. The Warrior 4.0 - 26BF4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera



    The Warrior 4.0 - 26BF4 - 4MP (2x1080P) Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $200.00


    Resolution

    4MP UHD Quality

    4MP @ 25 FPS: 2560 x 1440

    Detect: 150 ft
    Recognize: 75 ft
    Identify: 50 ft


    4MP vs 4K


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 3.6mm
    80.8° of coverage (horizontal)

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    True Wide Dynamic Range (120dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  17. The Radius 12.0 - 26P12; top-down view



    The Radius 12.0 - 26P12 - 12MP 360° Fisheye Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $899.00


    Resolution

    12MP

    Unconventional Aspect Ratio!

    6MP @ 25 FPS: 3008*3000

    12MP @ 15 FPS: 4000*3000


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can wash it off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -22°F ~ 140°F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Fisheye: 1.8mm
    360° of coverage


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 65 FT

    Color video possible until 0.06 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    Built-in microphone & speaker, two-way talk supported

    Up to five stream options

    1 Full Res Fisheye OR 1 Fisheye & 4 ePTZs OR 1 Fisheye and 1 Panorama

    IK10

    Digital WDR

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR