This color CCTV camera has a 1/3-inch
Sony™ Super HAD II CCD video sensor that helps this camera
to create superb quality video at 750 TV-lines or more (almost
HD quality). This sensor is a perfect match for the megapixel
rated (and IR optimized) aspherical 4.3mm lens at the front end.
New Generation Color Protection:
Dynamic Range (DWDR)
If you've ever been dissatisfied by
the quality of color reproduction apparent in the average
low cost CCTV camera then you'll appreciate our cameras with
wide dynamic range enhancements like DWDR.
Security cameras attempt to capture a scene and reproduce it elsewhere as
accurately as possible. While CCTV camera technology has
classically focused on shapes, bright/dark, focus, clarity, motion and concentrated on reproducing those aspects
accurately, color has long been almost a secondary concern
to many manufacturers. That has changed.
Our modern world is full of color. In a cheap camera, a
bright color (like neon yellow or green) can overpower the
sensor and make all other colors in that scene appear to be
"off" or washed out. Signage with neon-colored borders can
make customers pay attention but can give security video
some interesting effects. Not a big deal unless you need to
identify objects or individuals using color in any way. Then
things can be needlessly difficult.
Enter Digital Wide Dynamic Range. This signal
filtering/shaping technology watches for color problems and
corrects them before the signal goes out of the camera. If
color reproduction is a concern, choose a camera with DWDR.
Built Tough for Tough Locations
While nothing is really "vandal
proof", this camera is designed to take a beating. The case
is tested to withstand hammer blows, so it will shrug off a
rock or a bottle. Casual attempts to re-aim the camera by
grabbing it and turning it will fail thanks to Interlocking
"teeth" in the bracket. Cables feed through the bracket so
they can not be cut or pulled out. These features make this
CCTV security camera a great choice for any urban setting.
A full feature on-screen display
menu gives installers an easy way to adjust most operating
parameters of the camera, including shutter speed, gain
control, backlight control options and of course, DWDR.
DRAGONFIRE Infrared System
The new infrared array in this camera is a step up from
previous IR designs. These new generation high intensity IR
LEDs pack enormous illumination power in a small package.
Dragonfire LEDs provide the camera with long range infrared
that reaches as far as 80' or greater in the dark.
Extended IR Operation
This camera also has extended IR (EIR) operation. This
means the video sensor can pick up very low levels of light
during the night (this would be light provided by ambient
sources like the moon or nearby street lights or signs) and
provide color imaging when possible. For the user this means
that during night-time operation (or operation in a dark
room) the video sensor will provide black-and-white images
where infrared light can reach, and color imaging for
objects in the area beyond infrared range. EIR is a
feature found in many of our infrared cameras.