a great cheap IMX291 3MP camera

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  1. geezer

    geezer Young grasshopper

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    gpower07 Getting the hang of it

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    I would not buy any other cam except hik and dahua from China.
     
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    geezer Young grasshopper

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    For my own system I feel the same way, but this installation (NVR, cameras, power/switching box, cabling, labor) was a donation. Besides, the system has no connection to the Internet. Totally air-gapped.
     
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    Still pics do not tell the entire tale. How does a persons face look when moving through video.

    I'd be extremely suspect of the listed specs.
     
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    More low end china crap that dies in a few months...
     
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    geezer Young grasshopper

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    " Still pics do not tell the entire tale."
    Yup, that's for sure.

    "How does a persons face look when moving through video."
    I haven't changed any of the cameras' default settings except 24hr color. Before I post any video I want to see the effect of cranking back on NR, etc, though even then I won't be sharing the faces of any of my neighbors.

    "I'd be extremely suspect of the listed specs."
    So was I but I couldn't pass up the chance to see the IMX291 sensor in action for just $38.

    "More low end china crap that dies in a few months..."
    Maybe. Maybe not. Certainly the plastics in the camera body will be challenged by the tropical conditions here.
     
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    there is more to a camera than the sensor, even if the sensor is as described...stable firmware is number 1. reliable hardware is number 2...typical low cost garbage that will die soon enough or freeze/reboot just at the event you need....why folks buy this garbage for surveillance is beyond me.
     
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    geezer Young grasshopper

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    "...why folks buy this garbage for surveillance is beyond me."

    Yes, that's apparent. Perhaps you missed the part where I said I only buy listed Dahua products for myself, that this little system was a gift to a neighborhood association that couldn't afford even the 24" Samsung monitor that I included.

    I made a point of not creating this thread in the Dahua or Hikvision forums, so ease up. If it's personal, then I suggest you start a GoFundMe page to buy them a proper Chinese-for-export system. Please make the goal at least $2,000.
     
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    yes, they cant afford a 24" monitor among themselves...why do they need the camera, there is nothing to protect...I made a point specifically to warn others of this crap...I will keep doing it..if you dont like it, start a go fund me page and build your own forum.
    You tilted this post "a great"...why are you misleading folks? the camera is not great...you have no clue about how "great" this camera is.