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Great Wide Angle Camera,
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I have tried and looked for wide angle cameras on Amazon and this is the best camera for the money, hands down! The other cameras that I have tried just didn't have the wide angle even though they stated they were. In my situation I have used the cameras that were bundled with my DVR but I was disappointed with the overall view, for instance I wanted to get the view of the front and rear yards.
Most bundled cameras can only cover 1/4 to 1/2 of 25 foot wide yard, meaning that I would need at least two of these regular cameras to cover these areas. I was impressed that with this camera I was able to see the entire yard with only one camera, I haven't even tried adjusting the zoom and focus because the factory settings worked great. With the help of the Metal Halide yard light this camera displays in full color even at night. The one that I installed for the front yard has a great picture too, it covers the entire 25 foot yard and sidewalk/street area. It too is in color but less so because the only lights in front are the street lights. With my other cameras when it got dark outside I basically lost the picture because of the low lighting, the night vision on these cameras give a great picture, I even get a good picture before the street lights kick in.
The only two cons was the mounting system and the different models that I received.
I ordered one camera on 9/11/12 and it was fulfilled by CCTVONE and I received the model listed on this page (EV-CDM368IRV), the 2nd one I ordered on 11/25/12 was fulfilled by Evertech-USA and I received Model # EV-CDM368IR V.7. The main difference is that the EV-CDM368IR V.7 has the the on screen display (OSD) so that you can make many adjustments to the camera such as back lighting, and picture adjustments (Brightness, Contrast, etc.) which works great. So if you want this feature then choose Evertech as the seller when order and hopefully you will get the EV-CDM368IR V.7 model. this model is also easier to mount because after you install the base to the wall it has a large outer ring that screws onto the base which is much easier. With the other camera model the outer ring is attached to the base with 3 small allen screws which can be a pain when you are trying to hold the camera and tighten the screws.
Overall this is a great camera and I highly recommend it
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Initial post: Feb 14, 2013 5:23:57 PM PST
How did you access the OSD?
Posted on Jul 9, 2013 7:46:59 AM PDT
Seth Thomas says:
How do you detach the base from the outer ring? I've been twisting and swiveling without success. It's very frustrating, because I do not want to scratch the camera body. Thanks in advance!
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2013 4:30:08 PM PDT
It depends on which model they sent you. If there was a small allen hex key that came with your camera then there will be a few small set screws that have to be loosen before you can unscrew the outer ring. If you have the model that didn't come with an allen hex key and doesn't have set screws then you have to grip the inside bottom base piece with either a screw driver or vise grips and unscrew the outer ring and it will come off along with the inner ring, hope this helps.
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