Review-Dahua SD42212T-HN 2mp Starlight 12x PTZ

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So this allows external microphone input, why the bare wire over RCA? That zoom is impressive
Yes, audio in and out, plus alarms in and out.
You'd have to ask Dahua about why the bare wires. It depends on the models whether you get bare wires or an RCA jack.
Bare wires are easily solved. https://www.amazon.com/Conwork-6-Pack-Terminal-Connector-Adapter/dp/B01L6GUCRC?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_6&th=1
Actually, bare wires, some solder and heat shrink tubing will last much longer when used outdoors.
 

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Hi looney2ns
I know it's been a while since you made this post but in your view how does this mini ptz compare to other mini ptz's including other brands you may have come across. a purchase is very close to been made. it might even be done by the time a reply come's the time zones are very different,,
 

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Hi looney2ns
I know it's been a while since you made this post but in your view how does this mini ptz compare to other mini ptz's including other brands you may have come across. a purchase is very close to been made. it might even be done by the time a reply come's the time zones are very different,,
I think it is a great camera, all around. Had no issue's with it over several weeks of use.
 

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I think it is a great camera, all around. Had no issue's with it over several weeks of use.
Thank-you i went ahead and got one it was a price i couldn't turn down. it should be with me in a few days time so i may have a few set up questions for you,
 

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Yep, appreciate the thought. We're good. Gonna go up to Lake County tomorrow and board up Mom's place and bring her and the cat down here. At least we have cinder block construction and a beefy generator, and great neighbors. Stocked up well enough for 2 weeks+ if we need to. ( that reminds me, I might should get one more bottle of Basil Hayden's for medicinal use ;)

We will lose power, ours is underground but were connected on a circuit with a street two over that is in the air. Lots of 80-100ft oaks that love power leads.

Hopefully I can get some good footage for you guys!
 

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I hope your all safe and haven't suffered any damage with the storm.. now a quick question is this ptz a ip camera. or do i need a nvr to view this camera.
 

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Thankyou aristobrat. all sorted and working now quite easy really i was just having a senior moment. i just have to put it in place now . it seems to be a cracking little camera. i need to sort some audio out for it ,
 

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Hi Looney2ns i know you said you had trouble with the focus beyond 9-10 ia'm having the same problem i have to manually focus it . did you find a solution to this problem i have it set to auto focus. any other settings that will help resolve the focus issue,
 

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Hi Looney2ns i know you said you had trouble with the focus beyond 9-10 ia'm having the same problem i have to manually focus it . did you find a solution to this problem i have it set to auto focus. any other settings that will help resolve the focus issue,
It is all dependent on what you are zoomed into. Meaning it does a better job at focusing if the subject fills the majority of the field of view.
Hopefully a firmware update will improve this issue.
 

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It is all dependent on what you are zoomed into. Meaning it does a better job at focusing if the subject fills the majority of the field of view.
Hopefully a firmware update will improve this issue.
it might be ok when i set it up outside. ia'm just messing around with it indoors before i put it in place. this is the version i have i.m a bit wary of firmware upgrades .
System Version2.623.0000000.7.R, Build Date: 2018-11-24
 

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does this camera Auto track? Or, is there any dome PTZ that auto track?
 
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