4MP Extreme Low Light IP POE Weatherproof Turret Camera W/ Integrated Flood Light & Microphone NSC-NITECOLOR-DM2
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NSC-NITECOLOR-DM2IP Security Camera
Up to 100ftNight Vision IR Range
If you need to see color from your security camera 24 hours a day and you need some of the best low light performance the surveillance industry offers, then please take a look at this camera. Traditionally, almost all security cameras will switch to Black and White when the surrounding lighting drops to a low level or becomes non-existent. This helps cameras see better at night while also allowing the camera to see the invisible infrared lights that the camera may have.
While this is great for many scenarios, there may be times where you need to see color at night and this is where this camera fulfills this need. First of all the camera has a sensor in it that is designed to see in extreme low light conditions and still stay in color. We are talking star light conditions! However, if the light levels drop so low to where its nearly pitch dark, an integrated white flood light turns on to illuminate the surrounding area and allow the camera to continue to see in color.
Lets take a closer look at the features:
Extreme Low Light Sensor
The camera performs incredibly at the lowest light levels we have ever seen. Even without the integrated white light turned on, the camera is still able to see in settings with minimal amounts of ambient light such as star light or moonlight. There are times when you are looking at the cameras view on your monitor and it looks like late evening during dusk hours, but in reality, its midnight! You truly have to see it to believe it.
Integrated Adjustable Floodlight
This feature can be so useful in many different scenarios. This is not a traditional Infrared Light that you normally see on security cameras, this is a real White Flood Light.
First, you can choose to use the floodlight to come on/off as sort of a dusk to dawn light, so when the light levels drop so low the flood light turns on which also helps the camera to see in color a lot more crisply. You can adjust the light level sensitivity as to when the floodlight turns on/off. You may also choose to put the flood light on a timer as well and choose to have it turn on/off at a specific time of the day. You can also edit the intensity of the floodlights light output in the cameras interface.
Lastly, you can choose to completely disable the floodlight altogether if you wish.
4MP HD Resolution
The NSC-NITECOLOR-DM2 captures video up to a resolution of 4MP @ 30 FPS, which is 2688x1520 pixels. Every pixel added to your camera's picture gives you a higher image quality and more detail. So at 4MP, you're going to get a crisper, cleaner, and more detailed image.
4mm Fixed Lens
The NSC-NITECOLOR-DM2 has a 4mm Fixed Lens. That means it’s fixed at one length; it can't optically zoom in and out. The longer the focal length on a fixed lens camera, the more zoomed in it is and the more close-up detail you'll be able to see. But the shorter the focal length, the wider the field of view and the more area your surveillance will cover.
The NSC-NITECOLOR-DM2 has a horizontal field of view of 94°.
Having audio capabilities in your video surveillance system can be an important feature. The NSC-NITECOLOR-DM2 comes with a built-in microphone, allowing you to hear and record crisp, clear audio without running any additional cables to power a microphone.
IP67 Weatherproof Rating
This camera has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 67. This means the camera is completely protected from dust and other solid particles. It can also withstand being submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
Rest assured that when you install this camera outside, it will have no problem braving the toughest of storms.
Up to 100ft Night Vision IR Range
When the sun goes down or the lights go out, this camera switches on its own onboard infrared LED lights. These lights, which are invisible to the human eye, allow the camera to continue functioning and recording video 24/7, day or night. And since its IR range covers up to 100ft, you're not going to miss anything that happens on your camera's feeds, even if it happens in pitch-black darkness.
The NSC-NITECOLOR-DM2 is a part of our H-Series line of products. As such, it's packed with features that would please a power user, yet it's simple enough to operate for a novice. Easily view and manage your cameras and recorders anywhere in the world with the free mobile and desktop applications. For the power user, these apps give you the power to adjust advanced settings on the fly. For the novice, you can use the apps to simply view live feeds and play back recorded video. Whatever you need to accomplish, it's all right there at your fingertips.
Plug & Play
If you're creating a new system out of our H-Series cameras, set up is insanely easy with our H-Series line of POE NVRs. Simply plug the camera into the back of the H-Series NVR and you have instant video on the recorder's HDMI interface. You can also view and manage the NVR through free desktop and mobile apps, such as Hik-Connect and iVMS-4200.
If you want to add this camera to a security system already set up, that’s no problem. This camera complies with the protocols set by the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF). This means, as long as your current recorder is ONVIF compatible, you’ll be able to set this camera up with your current system.
Verified PurchaseI've been in the IT environment for some time and within the past year started educating myself on IP Security Surveillance Systems. I've started with the H-Series and one color IP camera, 2 night time black and white IP cameras, and one License Plate Reader IP camera. Needless to say that after installing the system and tweaking it I'm very happy with the color cameras. I actually ordered 2 more and swapped them out for the B/W night cameras. Once you go to night time color camera's you'll probably not go back to black and white cameras. I highly recommend these cameras.
Verified PurchaseWe have a significant safety issue right now and my work schedule keeps me away from home overnight. I recently ordered several of these cameras along with an NVR. It was brainless installing the cameras. Interacting with the software was a little above my pay grade the guys at Nellys Security have been patient with me and helped me step by step over the phone. Now that I have them all dialed in it's all super easy to use. Hands down the best low light picture I have ever seen. When I tested the camera with no yard lights and no house lights on late at night my wife thought it was in demo mode. It looked like the middle of the day. I have several co workers on my department who were blown away and are also planning on purchasing the same cameras. I just ordered a PTZ from Nellys and plan to expand my NVR to its full 16 channel capability with more of the Nitecolor cameras.
Verified PurchaseI’ve installed over 100 of these cameras with zero issues. They are very easy to set up if you have any technological experience. If not, there should be many companies nearby that will install for a reasonable price.
Verified PurchaseI was reluctant to get this camera based on the high price for only 4MP. The night vision blows away anything else I've seen that boasts 4K video and the full color night vision is a game changer. Here's the ugly truth, most 4k camera systems out there, even the popular consumer grade options, look good in daylight. However, night vision is where the cheaper cameras show their ugly side....low resolution, grainy, etc. so if someone is lurking around your car, good luck getting a clear face image. Forget getting wrapped up in the 4K and look at which system gives you the night vision resolution that you are happy with. This camera with a the NSN-608(4K)-8P 8 Channel POE Plug-N-Play 4K NVR was a perfect system.
Verified PurchaseFirst of all, any mention of this being a stand alone camera should be considered false advertisement. This camera is very, very difficult to set up. Even with their quick start guides, this camera takes hours of youth searching and bulletin board reads to figure out the minor set up issues. Its incredibly unrealistic to use this camera as a stand alone as access to the video playback (if you're able to set that up recording, plus another hour of research) doesn't not exist on the web interface. Other websites offer this camera with a memory card, for the same price. So if you're dead set on this camera I would refer you to a better deal. I guess my biggest issue the set up isn't near as easy as this company's videos make it out to be. They say "if you have any issues just call us, put us to the test". I was unsuccessful in talking to someone after several phone calls. My opinion, this was $200 waisted in a "stand alone" camera. Maybe it works well with an nvr. I currently run a 19 camera set up with unified and a 16 camera analog set up with Amcrest. I enjoy testing and playing with new systems, this one, as a stand alone is completely disappointing and misleading.
Verified PurchaseI have a lot of customers that have been requesting cameras that see well at night. I have a specific brand that I typically install, however after stumbling across these Nitecolor cameras from Nelly's, I bought one to test and see if this is something that I want to offer my clients. I have had the camera installed for almost a week, and it is AMAZING. I have the camera installed under a covered front porch and Daytime video is pretty good, but when the sun goes down is when this camera really shines. There is one street light approximately 150 ft from the camera, and although it is 11pm outside, on the live stream it looks like Noon! I saw the ads for this camera, and was very skeptical. But this camera is worth every penny and do not hesitate to pull the trigger on one of these cameras.
Buyer's be advised, the supplemental light on this camera is EXTREMELY bright. If it is pointed near windows, it may be annoying at night. There are settings in the cameras web interface that allow you to turn down the brightness of the light, but even at 30% the light was VERY bright. The good news is that even without the supplemental light, the camera performs amazingly well.
Verified PurchaseI have many 4k cameras and this one simply blows them away with the nite color. its pitch black and looks like mid afternoon. just wish the camera was 4k res for the price point but still worth it
Verified PurchaseI had high hopes for this camera, and for the most part, it measured up. I have been using it for a little over two months with BlueIris. I dont think the daylight performance is hardly as good as other 4MP cameras I have, but it's nice to have full color at night. It is still hard to get detail at night because the image is still grainy at low light like other cameras, but overall it works pretty good.
I live in a cul-de-sac and my camera faces the street. Some of my neighbors are in a habit of leaving their outside lights on at night and others are not. I leave mine on, and increased the wattage of my outdoor coach lights when I went to color to enhance the color performance. I also turn on the LED on the front of the camera late in the evening and throughout the night. I dont have it turned up too bright though. If I turn the front LED light on the camera on full brightness, the view at a distance gets darker. So, I just use enough light to enhance the over all lighting to get a good balance between all of the lighting sources and get maximum visual area.
I am only leaving this review because I logged in today to look at ordering another one to put on the front of my mom's house. She is 81 and lives by herself and I would like to have a better idea of who is coming and going there as she is getting frail. I haven't used the onboard recording capabilities of the camera, but I probably will at her house for now. If they will let me update the review, I will update it later about the usefulness of the onboard recording features.
Verified PurchaseWe deployed 5 of these on a remote farm that had poor lighting. The customer is now able to see color 24/7 in the darkest areas on the property. They did not believe they were seeing color at 4AM in the rain. This will be the camera we use for any extreme low light installations. The cameras are built well, they are heavy and feel like a quality product.
Verified PurchaseThese cameras are amazing at night. I had h series 1080p turrets and to be honest it was pretty bad at night. I bought one of these cameras to check em out and was blown away by how great they are, the turrets even have audio! I recommend the turrets over the bullet cam, its huge and no audio. Im kind of waiting for them to release indoor colorvue models to replace my wifi units. You will not be disappointed !
|Max Resolution||2688 x 1520|
|Frames Per Second||30 FPS|
|Image Sensor||1/1.8" Progressive Scan CMOS|
|Lens Type||Fixed Lens|
|Field of View||94°|
|IR Range||Up to 100ft|
|Video Compression||H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264|
|Onboard Storage||Up to 128GB|
|Power Consumption||≤ 6W|
|Operating Temperature||-22°F ~ +140°F|
|H Series Tools||An Array of tools to be used for H Series products including SADP, Lens Selector, Bandwidth Calculator, etc.||v18.104.22.168||Download|
|SADP||H Series IP Camera Utility Tool which allows you to sniff the network for H Series cameras and change the IP address.||v22.214.171.124||Download|
|Batch Config Tool||Allows activation and configuration of Cameras and NVRs.||v126.96.36.199||Download|
|CMS Software||Central Management Software for Guarding Vision Cloud users.||Download|
|iVMS 4200 (New UI)||Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users.||v188.8.131.52||Download|
|iVMS 4200 (Old UI)||Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users.||v184.108.40.206||Download|
|iVMS 4200 LITE||Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users.||v220.127.116.11||Download|
|VS File Player||H Series media file player.||v7.4.0||Download|
|SADP||H Series IP Camera Utility Tool which allows you to sniff the network for H Series cameras and change the IP address.||v18.104.22.168||Download|
|CMS Software||Central Management Software for Guarding Vision Cloud users.||Download|
|iVMS 4200||Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users.||v22.214.171.124||Download|
|VS File Player||H Series media file player.||Download|
|Web Plugin||Allows you to view your NVR web interface in the Safari Browser.||Download|
|IPC Web Plugin||Allows you to view your IP camera web interface in the Safari Browser.||Download|
|Batch Config Tool||Allows activation and configuration of Cameras and NVRs.||Download|