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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2013
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Pros: 1. The picture is very clear at 700 TVL. 2. Variable wide angle lens; LOVE IT!
Con: Should be able to set the lens angle by WIRELESS remote. My reason for only a 4 star rating. The camera need a specal 3 in 1 BNC cable to use the wired OSD remote not the standard BNC cables like most others. It is included in the camera bundle as well as the OSD wired remote. (I don't belive the OSD will adjust the wide angle feature to varies degrees.)

I used a variety of cameras for my home from the major industry competitors to achieve my variety of viewing objectives. Some cameras were so bad even thou the package listed 600 TVL I returned them to the store. Others were Ok. The best of the bunch were Swann. I rate them number one. Once I got hold of one of Sawnn dome cameras. I projects no infer red LED lights. I quickly ordered more of Sawnn cameras. This time I purchased their bullet cameras at 700 TVL. I brought the bullets because of my viewing objectives. Hands down Swann seems to be the best cameras. My installer was so impressed he ordered 2 Swann cameras and is on the lookout to upgrade his current setup with 2 more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 27, 2013
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Camera performance is very good. I needed the wide angle coverage and the stock cameras were limited. I used this camera to replace one of the kit cameras that fogged up. That camera couldn't be cleaned or easily fixed so the wide angle replacement was needed. This camera has noticeably better resolution and often provides a color picture at night when ambient lighting from my flood lights is adequate. Mounting options and aiming are limited as this device is designed to be mounted on a wall or roof. All but one of my cameras are mounted under the roof overhang. This camera required that I build a wooden shelf simulating a roof mounting. My walls are concrete and all my wiring is done through an attic crawl space into the roof overhang. This camera is mounted high and the shelf had to be built with a slight downward angle in order to adjust it for coverage. My wall here is at a 45 degree angle to the aiming point so both turning the 45 degrees and tilting down were very difficult. I didn't connect the zoom/focus wire and left the adjustment as it came from the factory which was wide and focused at a distance. The manual adjustment screws must be buried deep within the camera as the outside nuts seemed to be merely covers. Manual adjustment when mounted would be difficult. Overall, after my mounting problems were solved, the camera works very well as a high resolution wide angle device.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on July 17, 2013
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I had a professional install my first four cameras at home for the tune of over $2,500. I wanted more coverage and was told it would be over $1,500. I took my chance on these and I, as a home owner can say, that they are as good or better than the ones I paid to have installed. Very easy instructions, clear picture both during the day and night. My husband was able to install these by himself and they look great! Excellent quality and you can't beat the price.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 10, 2014
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I initially received a defective unit, however Amazon was quick and helpful at getting the until replaced in a timely manner. The replacement camera works great. We are using it for a feed into the nursery at our church, and it presents a nice clear picture of what is going on in the sanctuary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2014
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Not a bad camera. The mounting system, although concealing the cord which is a plus, is difficult to adjust especially if you need to tilt the camera off-axis. Picture quality is OK for an analog NTSC camera. Night view is good even with minimal lighting the camera stays in color mode until it is very dark.
The IR lighting is concentrated in a pretty narrow field and in some cases causes a "bloom" effect, like a hot-spot in the middle of the frame. If I adjust for it then the surrounding area is too dark. The distance of the IR light is pretty good, though, about 25' or so.
The zoom and focus adjustments are accomplished through two openings in the back. A clever idea is that the screw in plugs also become the adjusting tool so even if the camera is mounted close to a wall you can use these like shorty screwdrivers!
The wide angle of view is good for me. I have not (or probably will not) use the OSD controller since whatever adjustments it offers are already available through my software.
I DO wish Swann would have made the sun shade adjustable. I need it to cover the lens a bit more to keep stray light from a porch light from glaring in the lens. I made a light shield out of a little strip of aluminum as a quick fix.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2014
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i like it very much because it has a very wide view. that was just what i was looking for
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2013
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Have not had a chance to hook this one up yet but because of the last 2 I purchased I'm confident it will be fine. Was received on time and was new, good price and with the first one I bought had to call Swann and they were very helpful. Happy I checked online because I was able to save some money and free shipping, can't beat that!
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on July 1, 2014
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Works very well except when sun is setting and pointing directly in lens then iris freaks out for about 10 minutes per day.
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on March 10, 2015
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Both cameras didnt work at all
I just tried to install them with professionals and had to buy new ones.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2014
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I love the wide angle lens. I can now see virtually the whole large room with only one camera. I now need to install a few more!
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