Swann SW211-DSC Do It Yourself DIY Security Camera
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- Color Video Camera With Audio
- Lens: 6.0Mm
- All Purpose Security Camera For Home Or Business
- Zpi Tri-Element Sound Source
- All Purpose Security Camera For Home/Business
- High-Quality Color Images: 1.5 Lux Illumination
- Built-In Microphone
- Up To 380 Tv Lines Of Resolution
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|Package Height||3 x 8 x 8.5 inches|
|Shipping Weight||1.15 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
It is very small and discreet and my B&W Swanns were very reliable for a long time. Very easy to connect and produces a very good quality picture. Only issues - (1) definitely needs a lighted area - don't try in darkened areas - (2) not a real wide angle on the lens(although changeable lenses are available like the wide angle and the fisheye - though not cheap!) - (3) audio mic is not great.
Still a very good camera for the price. A reasonable quality option for home and small business.
The camera is small and comes with a power supply, so it does have that going for it. The downside is that the image quality is terrible, even with great lighting. It's just not really useful for much of anything. To further complicate matters, it uses RCA connectors, so you need to have an RCA/BNC adapter to use it with standard siamese cable. It's not a big deal but they can be hard to find locally, even at Radio Shack.
I wound up just replacing the overhead camera with a higher quality, wide angle dome (3.6mm lens, 1/3" CCD sensor, 700 TVL resolution) and it works much better in terms of facial recognition, even at a greater distance.
If you're using this for any kind of security purpose, do yourself a favor and spend a little more money and get something better. That being said, it is a fun toy and kind of useful around the house, for things like inspecting gutters.
Not installed yet, but plugged into a port on DVR.
I had hoped for better resolution, but even after adjusting focus the unit doesn't inspire greatly.
The video standard it uses is not the best.
The application I will use this in does not require a great deal of quality but everything seems to work.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You are paying for a small size not picture quality. It works ok. I am using it to backup a larger cameraPublished on May 25, 2013 by Bill Schebeck
This product works great. It has a good picture with good sound. It is also very reliable. I have used other such cameras and they usually do not have such a good picture and... Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by Janet A. Akers
Overall picture is grainy so I Can't recommend this camera. Also, it performed very poorly in low light conditions for me. Had to return it.Published on February 19, 2011 by J. Charles