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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not that bad., June 18, 2010
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This review is from: Astak CM-818W Wired Security and Surveillance Camera for Interference-Free Monitoring (Electronics)
We decided to buy a surveillance camera after my mom's car kept getting vandalized and flat tires. We didn't have much money. and after looking here on Amazon. This camera seemed like the best choice..

The package came with the camera, an 100 foot cable,and manual..The picture quality is very very good for a $40 camera. The picture is very clear during the day. and still pretty good during nighttime. You just need to angle the camera right. We took the spring off of our window and left the window open a crack so we can point the camera facing outside towards our car. With the spring in the way nothing was visible. which was a disappointment

Another disappointment was that the camera isn't very discreet. I thought,yeah it looks a little big,but we can probably hide it pretty well. We can hide it pretty well,but red little lights shine off of it(they're on the lens). This can be kind of obvious especially at night time.

The good this is you can connect the camera into any TV with RCA inputs. Or you can do it the way I do and plug it into a capture card and record onto your computer.The cheapest capture card your can get is $9 off of ebay. I recommend this setup for anyone low on cash & looking for a surveillance camera.

Easy cap comes with recording software for your computer.First install the easy cap on to your computer. After, plug the camera's output cables into the easy cap and record. We do this over night. you can set the video quality to be good or a lower resolution (to save up computer space since the files are big). We then look through the videos the next day and delete them off of our computer.

The mic on the cam works good. But I can't really say much else about it. Easy cap doesn't capture the sound well. that seems to be the worst down side to it.

Decent camera for 40 dollars.

If I ever get a chance to. I will upload video quality of the camera so you all can get a look.

4 out 5 stars
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