Best value / performance PTZ for home usage?

joshwah

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Looking for the best bang for buck PTZ camera that has really good low light performance.

ideally min of 4mp ...

auto tracking would be great but not a dealbreaker.

would like a decent zoom ability of more than 4x if possible.
 

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$500? He asked about value. Maybe you get your money's worth with that one, but its certainly not a bargain.


Or something like that would be a better value at $120 per pop.
 

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$500? He asked about value. Maybe you get your money's worth with that one, but its certainly not a bargain.


Or something like that would be a better value at $120 per pop.
Joshwah asked for "best bang for buck". Also asked for really good low light performance. IMO that camera covers both options along with smart tracking. I got mine for $345 so that's why I suggested it. By all means next time tell me why my opinion is wrong.
 

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$500? He asked about value. Maybe you get your money's worth with that one, but its certainly not a bargain.


Or something like that would be a better value at $120 per pop.
Oh gawd, Your new so I'll be gentle, stay away from no name crap cams like that one. I'll lay odds that one is terrible after dark.
Be very careful purchasing cams from Amazon or Ebay. Unless it's a trusted vendor such as EmpireTech Andy | IP Cam Talk.
Tons of junk being peddled.
The hik mentioned is a good choice or this one: See here
You need to spend time with the wiki.
 

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Oh gawd, Your new so I'll be gentle, stay away from no name crap cams like that one. I'll lay odds that one is terrible after dark.
Be very careful purchasing cams from Amazon or Ebay. Unless it's a trusted vendor such as EmpireTech Andy | IP Cam Talk.
Tons of junk being peddled.
The hik mentioned is a good choice or this one: See here
You need to spend time with the wiki.
Fair enough as I don't have that specific camera, but I do have a couple cheap ones from Jidetech which have a similar price point and specs and they are awesome. I have about 15 camera between my office and home. Some of them are Hikvision, Dahua, Trendnet, etc. I'd say the Jidetech is the best bang for the buck. The pan and tilt is a little sluggish, but aside from that, its great. I suppose it may depend on the application, but for me, $500 would be a waste.

I'd also like to add that I am not any kind of authority on this subject. I wouldn't even call myself an enthusiast. There are probably lots of things I haven't considered.
 
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Joshwah asked for "best bang for buck". Also asked for really good low light performance. IMO that camera covers both options along with smart tracking. I got mine for $345 so that's why I suggested it. By all means next time tell me why my opinion is wrong.
Where did you find the camera for $345. It seems like a great option at that price.
 

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Very. Exceeded my expectations.
hello coney27
can you provide me with more details on this camera, like the name of it or model number.
Thanks in advance.
Regards.
Chewie
 

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Look at #2 post in this thread.

 

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do you have the link where you purchased this camera? I try the links that you posted on # 11 post but it does not go anywhere I get an error can't find it
 

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I cant find a working link for some reason but this is the name of my supplier I use without issue.

Shenzhen DSD Technology Co., Limited

Search for them under suppliers on Alibaba
 

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This is a sample of the smart tracking. I have tweaked the cameras setting since then to optimize the captures.
Also I have attached a screen shot zoomed all the way out of the roving gang in my neighborhood and also another screen shot of a suspicious vehicle which was parked approximately 120 feet away from the camera.

I'll try to upload another video later displaying the smart tracking.
 

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Thanks for that! Do you have a picture of how it looks outside your home from the street? I am genuinely interested.
 

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This is a sample of the smart tracking. I have tweaked the cameras setting since then to optimize the captures.
Also I have attached a screen shot zoomed all the way out of the roving gang in my neighborhood and also another screen shot of a suspicious vehicle which was parked approximately 120 feet away from the camera.

I'll try to upload another video later displaying the smart tracking.
Hello coney27
I was able to find the store but not the model of cameras, I send a message to Juan lets see if they respond .
Do you have night vision clips or pictures? I would like to see that\, have you have any problems with it?
Please let us know.
Regards.
Chewie
 
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