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The image sensor chip determines
the video quality and low light performance
The quality of these chips varies considerably so take
some time to compare them using the videos above before you
decide on your cameras.
Make sure you know exactly what
image sensor you are getting
before you buy a security camera from anyone.
they don't know or wont tell you
what image sensor their
cameras have inside then RUN!
The Magic of Security Camera Image Sensors
These tiny chips are AMAZING when you think about
them. They are smaller than a dime and they contain
millions of microscopic-sized pixels.
lens sits directly on top of this chip. The light
travels through the lens and is focused onto these
The 'magic' of converting the light into a
digital image happens at this point. Each pixel
registers the light that hits it and sends a signal
down the line when it gets a 'hit'.
This is how each
single "picture" is made on all digital cameras
security cameras). To make a video it needs to
perform that entire process
10-60 times a second.
So what does that all mean?
For the best performance
you need a camera with a good image
In general the more pixels the better and the larger
the chip the better. Only BigSecurity sorts all of
our cameras this way and lets you compare all of
them with an online demo.