I made this mistake too, this is a camera to be used with a CCTV which means you already have a monitor to be seen on, it's not a stand alone camera, as I think you are looking for. I didn't read the specifications properly and now I have to send it back and I ordered a WiFi / IP Camera, which can be easily set up through the computer or mobile device, you do need a current network to set it up (In case you are thinking of using it for the summer cabin or something, just an example)
With IP / WiFi surveillance cameras you can set up to be recorded whether its video or pictures every period of time, although you need a computer and it has to be left on to record. I bought a Foscam FI8910W and I'm happy with it, I've playing around with it and it would do for the purpose I wanted it for, check every now and then how things are running at a work place.
Hope this helps.
The camera has adjustable viewing angle that ranges from 2.8mm (very wide) to 12mm (zoom). There is also an adjustable focus; this is somewhat sensitive and does require patience to set properly. Both angle and focus are adjusted with small (standard) set screw.