Higher Resolution and HD Video

Megapixel IP cameras can capture High Definition Video (HD Video) and provide much greater details allowing for better identification. A 2 megapixel camera is an excellent choice for capturing license plates and can cover a 24 foot wide point of entry or exit.

Electronic Pan/Tilt/Zoom (ePTZ)

Zoom has always been available with analog cameras, but is often slow and relies on live video information. With megapixel cameras, you can zoom, pan and tilt with your previously recorded video surveillance data that has been stored on a Network Video Recorder (NVR).

Wide Coverage

The factors that contribute to the explosive growth of megapixel IP cameras are their abilities to provide wider coverage and more details. A 2-megapixel IP camera can cover an area 6 times larger than an Analog network camera. With a 2-megapixel camera compensating for 6 Analog cameras, the installation costs can be significantly reduced.

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Exceptional Detail

When monitoring an area, a megapixel camera provides superior image quality compared to a standard resolution camera. As illustrated below, which compares an Analog, 1.3MP, and 2MP image, the license plate in the 2MP image can be easily identified, but not in the case of Analog resolution. Thus, in applications where accurate identification is required, a megapixel camera image can provide detailed information that is obscure when using an Analog camera. The improved pixel count also allows for the application of ePTZ technology, which will be discussed later.




CIF

VGA

1.3 Megapixel

5 Megapixel

The chart below illustrates the difference in image size and resolution that you can capture with a megapixel camera vs. an analog camera.

megapixel camera chart