The only good thing about this camera is the bright IR. The view angle is disapointing, its not wide enough. And to help you even better. Two of these camera died just before 1 year of use. Don't buy it. As for the new version, I don't know if they are reliabe. My advice, look for one that has 60+ reviews and 4/5 star rating. Don't waste your money on this crappy camera. I can't return the camera since amazon only allowed 3 months from purchase to return it. I hope this helps.