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5MP CCTV System

5MP CCTV Camera system and recorders provide more than twice the clarity of full HD systems. The 5MP CCTV system will have excellent quality while still giving the smoothest live feed of up to 30fps. The 5MP CCTV security camera will have a higher quality and doesn't miss the details, but without the heavy price tag.

What is 5MP CCTV Camera

5MP CCTV resolution is 2560 x 1960. Pixel count is over 5 million (5017600 pixels). it is twice as much as 2MP Full HD resolution.

Difference between 5MP and 5MP-Lite

When you choosing 5MP CCTV cameras, you will come across the 5MP and 5MP-Lite. The difference is very simple.

  • 5MP CCTV Cameras records @ 5MP 25fps
  • 5MP-Lite CCTV Cameras record @ 5MP @15fps

The cost between these 2 can be dramatic due to the difference in chipset cost. 25 frames per second is the real time recording, and it is the frame rate that the human eye can not differentiate frame change. Every frame will stay at your screen for 0.04 second. 5MP-lite, however will record at 15 frames per second. Every frame will say at your screen for 0.66 second until the next frame load on to your screen. 0.04 vs 0.066 second is very small different in terms of human experience. But it is a big difference if you care the smooth playback. All our 5MP CCTV IP Camera comes with 5MP @25 fps. You can buy cheaper 5MP-Lite from alternative brand.

2MP vs 5MP vs 8MP

CCTV 5MP vs 2MP system has very big difference. Check below table:

Resolution Pixel Count
2MP 1920 x 1080 2073600
3MP 2048 x 1536 3145728
5MP 2560 x 1960 5017600
8MP 3266 x 2450 8001700

Why Choosing 5MP IP CCTV Camera now is perfect timing?

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5MP CCTV Camera. Double Resolution. Same HDD

5mp CCTV camera resolution is more than 2x resolution of FHD 2MP CCTV resolution. Traditionally, with higher pixel density, every frame will use 2 times of the hard drive space. If your 1TB hard drive records 30 days with 2MP CCTV camera, for 5MP it will last half that, which is 15 days. But it is no longer the case. With H265+ compression technology, every frame is compressed into a very small packet with this new technology. And H.265+ is so efficient, it will take even less HDD space per frame than 2MP frames. In another word, 1TB HDD with 5MP CCTV H265+ camera will last even longer than a month. It is easier to explain in a metaphor. If you have a suitcase, if you throw in all your trousers, clothes, socks, jacket and shoes, it will fill up the suitcase very quickly. H265+ is like an air sucked bag. It will make every item you have into a very compact bag. After suck your trousers, cloth, socks, jacket and shoes into a very small package, if can put into much more item with the efficient use of space. Obviously this metaphor is not exactly how compression technology works. We are just trying to give you a quick understanding. Bare in mind, if you buying a 5MP H.265+ CCTV Camera, you need to have a H265+ Recorder to make it work. All our 5MP IP CCTV cameras and recorders are enhanced with H265+.

5MP CCTV camera is at its best value.

If you want to buy 5MP IP CCTV Camera 2 years ago. You’d probably pay at least twice as much as it now. Because 5MP CCTV camera component is very expensive at the time. And with low compression rate we mentioned above has prbably stopped many people buying it. With less demand means less supply. Less supply means higher production cost. 5MP CCTV camera component cannot entered mass production in the scale compared to today. But now is completely different story. big suppliers like Sony has turned on full throttle for 5MP supply. The 5MP camera you buy today is truly at the best value you can possibly get. In other words, you are now paying the price of 2MP CCTV camera but getting a 5MP CCTV Camera.

How to choose Best 5MP CCTV Camera

5MP CCTV Bullet camera vs Dome Camera

The first thing when you buying a 5MP security camera system is decide how you want it to look like. Most of the time people would prefer a dome rounded shape. It offers more harmonious and less intrusive look. Our dome cameras comes with 3 ring structure. You can adjust where the camera face buy rotate the eyeball shaped camera. Dome cameras does not stick out from the wall, and it feels less commercial. Alternatively, 5MP CCTV bullet camera look more dominant, more obvious. It let people know it is a serious location and they need to behave themselves. It comes with big sunshield so it is more suitable for places that has too much sunshine. However both our Dome and Bullet cameras and Dome Cameras can be used for outdoor installation. As our 5MP outdoor security camera are all vandal and Weatherproof. Both Dome and Bullet 5MP outdoor security camera has Iconic Design with All New modern Modification

5MP Fixed & 5MP Varifocal CCTV camera vs 5MP Motorised Lens CCTV Camera

Our 5MP Camera comes with 2 difference lens setup. Fix lens come with 2.8mm wide angle. It captures a wide space such as front yard, large office, for places you do not need to view and record large area all the time and do not require to zoom in. Alternatively, we offer varifocal lens. It comes with 2.8mm to 12mm lens. This kinda camera cost slightly more. It has 2 node you can twist to zoom in and zoom out. You can literally fix this camera anywhere, and adjust the lens according to your needs. If you need to zoom in @ 12mm to see details far away, or zoom out to see wider views @ 2.8mm. Lastly. There is an even better solution but comes with a much higher cost. Its varifocal camera with a motor inside. Let’s call it motorised lens. It is same as the varifocal camera. But your can zoom in and zoom out automatically using software or app. If you installed the Camera high up, and do not wish to claim up to adjust the lens. You can simply use your phone or PC to adjust it.

How to choose Recorder for 5MP CCTV Kit

Recorders resolution is very flexible. There aren’t a very specific definition for 5MP CCTV Recorder. Most of the recorders nowadays which supports 5MP can support 8MP at the same time. It really depends on the channel setting. On the cost side. Some recorders can support 8 Channel 8MP input, at the same time. It can support up to 8 Channel 5MP input. The cost of this recorder will dramatically higher compared to recorders that only supports 8 Channel 5MP input. Take a look at the example below.

Recorder A 8 4
Recorder B 8 8

Due to the input limitation. Both recorders will support up to 8 Channel Input. However, due to the higher process on Recorder B, it can support 8 Channel 8MP. But the cost will be much higher than Recorder A. If you are not going to use any 8MP, Then there is no point to pay extra money for Recorder B. The price difference can be very big.

5MP PoE CCTV is a Must (Built-in CCTV Switch)

Most 5MP PoE CCTV IP Camera has PoE port. This means you don’t need an extra power supply. As soon as you plug the camera into a PoE Port, the camera is powered and connected. If you buy a NVR without PoE switch, You will need to purchase additional PoE Switch, and then connect the PoE switch to the recorder. We offer various range of PoE switch. However, we recommend you to buy PoE Built-in NVRs for ease of use, and reduce the cluster. 5MP PoE security camera system is truely the best solution for home and business.

Best 5MP security camera system comes with Sony Sensor

We did many tests to compare Sony Sensor vs others brand. Generally, In the day time. Best 5MP security camera equipped with Sony sensor captures Clearer and sharper image, higher contrast, more accurate colour, Also its not that much difference between major brands in the day time due to sufficient sunlight. Difference become obvious when the Lux decrease. When the sun start to set and the environment getting darker and darker. The difference between quality of image become wider and wider. When the light become low but not yet fully dark. The camera will still capture images with its true colour. Camera with Sony sensor has much better colour recovery, higher saturation and contrast, and much less noise. While other brand start to lose details and turning into a more greyish result, and noise become very dense. As the day finish, and the environment become pure darkness. All camera will turn on the night vision LED light. This means the footage will become black and white. Camera with Sony sensor capture shaper details with highlights and expose more content in the dark corners. At the end of the day, night time is more sensitive period for 5MP CCTV Camera. We think it is what matters. All our camera uses Sony Sensor as we believe it will deliver the best result for your 5MP CCTV system. However there are many very cheap 5MP CCTV camera out there using alternatives which have the same spec with less satisfying results. As a metaphor. You can buy a car with same 3L engine. But the performance can vary a lot between German Engine vs Others. In terms of 5MP CCTV sensor, The are many different chipset supplier for 5MP CCTV Cameras and systems. Sony is undoubtedly the king for quality. Sony captures sharper images compared with other sensor.

looking for 3MP CCTV kits?

The Zxtech 3MP complete CCTV system, with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and the new H.265 compression. HDR provides a wider color range, giving clarity to the video, with the support of the future H.265 Compression; giving you more for less. The system comes with 2.4+ ONVIF standard compatibility. We have merged all the high end features into these new 5MP Super HD CCTV Kits. You will now love it even more.

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