How To Buy A Digital Camera – Digital Camera Reviews and Comparisons

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How To Buy A Digital Camera – Digital Camera Reviews and Comparisons

How To Buy A Digital Camera - Digital Camera Reviews and Comparisons

The magic of capturing the smile of a beloved, the blending hues of a sunset, the expression on a baby’s face, sends thrills of anticipation to people of every culture,of every age. What was considered a miracle two hundred years ago now casually blends into one’s everyday activities. The invention of the simple black box in France started an industry that has evolved as fast as the technology required for any new-age product.

Cameras now come in price ranges that allow you to even throw them away after taking one roll of pictures.They also come in the most complex, computerized packages that only the richest consider purchasing.

Features the photographers wanted, and after awhile received, were film on a roll rather than having to use a plate. Next came film stop mechanisms so that winding the film to the next spot became more accurate. Features that kept one from making double exposures delighted many photographers. Adding flash in such a way that it was actually usable surged the sale of cameras forward.

The speed of technological inventions increased. Along with computers in every home came the age of the Video Camcorder and the Digital Camera. Instant pictures! Instant movies. No developing necessary. Everything happens with instant playback!

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SUNBA 1080P HD, PoE+, 20X Optical Zoom, Night Vision up to 800ft, Audio, Outdoor, High Speed IP Network Security PTZ Camera ONVIF(601-D20X)

SUNBA 1080P HD, PoE+, 20X Optical Zoom, Night Vision up to 800ft, Audio, Outdoor, High Speed IP Network Security PTZ Camera ONVIF(601-D20X)

  • 2.0 MegaPixel, 1080P HD, Engineering Medium to Large Size Camera (Check the size comparison figure), Infrared/IR-Cut Night Vision up to 800ft with 4 Osram Lights, Blue Iris, Security Spy Compatible, Synology with ONVIF Port 8899 (PTZ and Recording Only)
  • Audio In ONLY (power the Mic using the camera’s special-made DC connector; no need to power Mic separately), 1/2.8″Sensor, SONY CMOS lens, 20X Optical Zoom, Network Interface: RJ-45 10/100Mb Ethernet Slot, IP66 Outdoor Waterproof w/Aluminum Shell
  • High Speed PTZ: 0.01 – 120 degree/s ; Pan 360 degree endless, Tilt -15 – 90 degree (15 degrees upward tilt and 90 degrees downward)
  • Available for viewing through Windows, Mac and Smartphone (android & iOS: JFeye, IP Cam Viewer, Tiny Cam Pro); Email Motion Detection Snapshot Alert; Built-in TF card space (inside the camera) upto 64GB
  • All Sunba products come with a 2-yr manufacturer warranty on parts and lifetime technical support

SUNBA ® Dedicated PTZ Camera Professional

Attention: PoE+ required (802.3at); conventional PoE (802.3af) will cause underpower!
Maximum Power: 48V (PoE); 12V DC (with power adapter directly). Higher voltage will damage the unit.

Audio: Audio In Only (No Microphone Included).
Extra DC connector designed to power Microphone directly from the camera (DC5.5mm/2.1mm).
No need to wire additional cable to power the microphone.

Core Features (All-In-One Solution)
• Great Vision Quality: 2MP, 1080P, SONY CMOS and IR-Cut Night Vision
• High Speed PTZ
• Super strong IR distance up to 350 m; 4 Osram Lights
(Built-in P2P) Remote Control
• ONVIF 2.0 & Profile S
• 15 degrees upward tilt, a breakthrough for dome cameras
• Power over Ethernet;; PoE+(802.3at) required

Specification
25FPS 1080P@PAL 30FPS 1080P@NTSC
Angle of View 2.9~55.4 degree
Lens (mm):4.7-94mm
Video Compression: H.264
IR light:OSRAM+Laser light +Array light+Optical lens
IR Irradiation Angle: Automatically adjusted, depending on the zoom ratio
IR-Cut:True
Number of Preset 255
4 patrols, up to 10 presets per patrol
1 pattern, up to 100 actions per pattern
Stream Main-stream(1920*1080)(1280*960)(1280*720); Sub-stream(D1)
ONVIF True; Net interface RJ45 10M/100M

What’s Included
Manual x 1
Camera x 1
Certificate x 1
Wall Bracket x 1

Warranty
All Sunba Products include a 2-yr US manufacturer warranty on parts and lifetime technical support.

List Price: $ 329.99

Price: $ 329.99

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  1. 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Be Warned- It's Huge! Works Well. Loud Pan Motor., December 1, 2016
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    This review is from: SUNBA 1080P HD, PoE+, 20X Optical Zoom, Night Vision up to 800ft, Audio, Outdoor, High Speed IP Network Security PTZ Camera ONVIF(601-D20X) (Electronics)
    Great options for a PTZ camera however be warned this unit is HUGE. If you're putting it out in the front yard of your property within eyesight of the neighbors you're gonna turn some heads. My neighbor next door thought something happened which made me add this camera. I explained how I've tried a few different ones that I've sent back to Amazon and this one was the best fit for he price but I didn't realize how big it was. I've had trouble doing anything other than PTZ in Blue Iris (BI) with it. The focus, iris and preset options do not work within BI to make manual adjustments. Logging into the camera web page to control directly allows me to make manual adjustments so I know it's not necessarily the camera but a communication issue between BI and the camera. I also have an issue with it being unable to focus properly when zoomed in on an object at full zoom 100%. I have to contact support to see if an lens issue is to blame or just a known flaw. Lastly the pan motor is extremely loud so if you're following something and trying to be covert good luck. I've played around with it while people walk by and it always turns heads. They probably think I run a prison at my house for BiG Brother. For those issues it gets kicked down a star. Overall still a great purchase once you accept the flaws.
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    Brooke S.2017-07-22 08:34
  2. 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars This PTZ Camera is Awesome! It Works great! It's quiet and the zoom power is incredible!, June 14, 2017
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    This camera is a definite success for me!

    I have had it installed and running for a week now and it has worked well. I have a Dahua NVR and four other Dahua network cams running in the home where this camera is installed. I am using the Dahua app on my iPhone to control the PTZ functions. I am powering the cam via a WiFi-Texas 6-port/48v PoE injector I purchased here on Amazon and am running the power and signal over a 50' run of CAT6(23awg, pure copper) wire. Here is what I have found...

    PROS
    -Operation is very quiet. I cannot hear it from 15 feet away.
    -20x zoom is incredible!
    -Image Clarity and color accuracy was very good...especially for a 2MP camera.
    -the IR LEDs on this are amazing!!! I have never had a camera light up the night like this one does! There was no need for additional LEDs.
    -It is very responsive to PTZ commands that I give it via the Dahua app.
    -Setup was quick and predictable through the web login page. I had it up and running in 10 minutes with no problems.
    -The included manual is quite surprisingly good! As well, the resources found online for this camera were very good, too.

    CONS
    -Auto Focus could use some fine tuning by the manufacturer. I notice that it "hunts" slightly on some images, even in daylight, and is noticeable mainly only when zoomed in closer to images. What I see is the camera continues to "tweak" the focus. This is very subtle, though and by no means a big deal. However, it needs to be mentioned. Fortunately, this is an issue that can be resolved by the manufacturer with a firmware update.

    Other Notes...
    As others have mentioned, this is quite large. The camera and its housing are slightly smaller than a 1 gallon jug of water. I have found, though, that this size is standard for PTZ cameras of this capacity. We added a microphone to this camera so we could hear what was going on. Please note, the mic is not included. Take note, there is no "dome" covering the lower section of this camera which means any onlookers will be able to tell when you are using moving the camera around. Last, while I have no reason to question the quality and life span of this camera, I did purchase the 3yr extended warranty offered by Amazon on the logic that this is a fine electronic/optical instrument with lots of moving parts that is going to be running 24/7 in very hot summers and very cold winters. If something was going to fail, this environment is where it would happen. I do not want to risk losing a $300+ investment when I could cover it for 3 years for $20.
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    SuperJon2017-07-22 09:05
  3. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I llike it!, October 31, 2016
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    This review is from: SUNBA 1080P HD, PoE+, 20X Optical Zoom, Night Vision up to 800ft, Audio, Outdoor, High Speed IP Network Security PTZ Camera ONVIF(601-D20X) (Electronics)
    I've worked with other IP security cameras and Blue Iris, but this is my first experience with a PTZ camera, so I learned as I went along... I have several cameras outside of the house but there is an area in the front yard that I couldn't cover without adding 3 or 4 separate fixed cameras. This PTZ model seemed to be a good compromise and frankly I was eager to try this thing out; a new toy to play with...

    I mounted this camera at the front of the house just below the rain gutter. Not an ideal position but best I could do considering the area I needed to cover and accessibility for running the cables, etc. The unit is BIG! It certainly stands out with the black lower part and I don't need to put up any warning signs about using video surveillance...

    Physically the camera and mount feel heavy and solid. The fasteners are all stainless and the mount is cast aluminum, hollow inside with just enough space to stuff the cables inside. There is a notch at the bottom of the mounting flange to clear the cable for an external run, but none at the top. For my installation the cable came from the attic soffit above so I had to grind a groove into the mounting flange to clear it. Minor detail, easily taken care of. Solid 4-point mounting, I used 5/16" lag screws but the holes are big enough for 3/8" screws/bolts which seem a bit of overkill. The camera is held on the mount by a spigot at its top with three allen-headed stainless screws engaging a groove in the spigot. It seemed pretty secure and allows the camera body to be turned a little after mounting.

    I ran a single Cat-6 through the attic to a POE injector in the basement. The quick start guide cautions about using POE injectors not rated to IEEE 802.3at-2009 (i.e., POE+ or 30 watts available), and recommends using their included 12 Volt power supply instead, which comes with a cord only about 4 feet long. Since I don't have any AC outlets in my attic I decided to use a 4-port POE injector sold on Amazon by Texas Wi-Fi (WT-GPOE-4-48v48w Gigabit Passive PoE 4 Port Power over Ethernet Injector with 48 watts for 802.3af Devices) and it worked perfectly. I have used several of these injectors and they have always worked well.

    The camera does not come with a microphone but it does have a pigtail for supplying 12V to microphones requiring power as well as an audio input pigtail, from which I assume the camera's onboard electronics convert to a sound signal sent over the network to the monitoring software. The mic will be the next toy to add...

    The only documentation that came with the camera is a fairly well-written quick start guide that directs you to Sunba's website for supporting software. The quick guide also has a screen shot of the config screen for Blue Iris setup which is very helpful. I downloaded the config utility and it found the cam after a reasonable period of time scanning the network, and the cam's settings (PW change, IP settings, etc.) were easily set. I received a couple of "failed to save" messages but got through them after a couple of attempts without any disconnects or cam reboots needed.

    Setup in Blue Iris was easy and it worked the first attempt. I haven't set up patrolling or any of the other fancy features yet but I've had fun playing with the PTZ controls and looking at things. Picture is clear and sharp. I'm hooked!
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    Toolmanjsp2017-07-22 09:41