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5.0 out of 5 stars Great camera capable of a nice wide angle, November 1, 2013
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This review is from: R-Tech RVD70B 700TVL Outdoor Dome Security Camera with Night Vision and 2.8-12mm Verifocal Lens (Electronics)
I purchased this to replace a similar style camera that did not have a variable lens. I installed this about 1 foot up and to the right of my front door and adjusted it to give me the maximum wide angle view. It works quite well for viewing all the way up to my front door which is nice in case someone is leaning up against it or a package was left outside. Image quality seems very nice and the adjustments such as focus work well. Focus is extremely sensitive so it can take a bit of tweaking but the wide range and sensitivity is very nice. Night vision is good although I'd prefer it to be less focused. This seems to be a common issue with these types of camera liking to have their LEDs spotlight rather than flood as much as I'd like. I'm uploading a picture as well of my front door view although it's through the iPhone app so is of lower quality than the actual image the DVR sees. All in all I like it and will probably get one for my back door too for the wider angle view. If this had been available when I upgraded my other cameras I would have gotten this over the non-adjustable ones for several locations. I'm hoping the infrared LEDs last as a lot of other brands of these types of cameras seem to have their nightvision LEDs burn out over time... time will tell. Build quality is very nice. The matte grey paint seems high quality and looks expensive. I like it better than my other glossy black cameras.
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Initial post: Mar 26, 2014 12:27:01 PM PDT
Pamela says:
How are you getting the picture from the cam to your phone? I want to use like this and have it show up on my pc and/or my Note 3. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2014 12:20:34 PM PDT
T. Ogilvie says:
To see this camera on a phone, or any other mobile device, you need to have it connected to a DVR or other appliance that will take the analog output and encode it to an IP stream. From the original reviewer's post, it sounds like he is using the DVR option. (The camera goes to the DVR, which is connected to the Internet, and the app on the phone connects to the DVR, and pulls the stream from the DVR, not directly from the camera.) Most all security DVR's will do this nowadays.

Posted on May 27, 2014 2:26:16 PM PDT
I don't have a DVR, how do I see the images from this security camera? Do I need any other accessories beside the one (s) included in the box?R-Tech Varifocal Dome Outdoor Gray CCTV Security Camera With Night Vision, SONY 1/3" CCD, SONY Effio-E DSP, 2.8 ~ 12mm Varifocal lens, 35 pcs IR LEDs, 700 TVL, Weather-Resistant and Vandal-Proof, Reducing Whiteout Problem

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2014 2:27:20 PM PDT
I don't have a DVR, how do I see the images from this security camera? Do I need any other accessories beside the one (s) included in the box?

Posted on Aug 10, 2014 5:55:59 PM PDT
Timothy R. says:
I have my camera hooked up to my DVR (sharp picture and all ) but I can't get the right protocol assigned to it to get the Zoom, Pan and tilt functions to work in PTZ mode
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