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
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.
The NSC-NITECOLOR-DM2 captures video up to a resolution of 4MP @ 30 FPS, which is 2560x1440 pixels. To put this in perspective, FHD (Full High Definition) is 2 megapixels, or 1920x1080 pixels. These cameras don’t have a high resolution, but they’re faster and more affordable. On the other end of the spectrum, 4K Ultra HD resolution is 8MP. These produce crazy high resolution video, but can be slower and much more expensive. So at 4MP, this camera is a pretty good blend of both. It has a higher resolution than FHD cameras without the cost of 4K UHD.
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 fixed length of 4mm, giving it 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.
IP66 Weatherproof Rating
This camera has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 66. This means the camera is completely protected from dust and other solid particles (the first six). It can also withstand powerful streams of water jets from any direction (the second six).
Rest assured that when you install your camera outside, it will have no problem braving the toughest of storms.
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 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 !
|Resolution||4MP (max. 2688x1520)|
|Frames Per Second||30 FPS @ 4MP|
|Image Sensor||1/1.8" Progressive Scan CMOS|
|Lens Type||4mm Fixed Lens|
|Field of View||94°|
|Video Compression||H.264 / H.264+ / H.265 / H.265+|
|Video Bitrate||32Kbps ~ 16Mbps|
|Power Supply||DC12V or POE|
|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.||v126.96.36.199||Download|
|SADP||H Series IP Camera Utility Tool which allows you to sniff the network for H Series cameras and change the IP address.||v188.8.131.52||Download|
|Batch Config Tool||Allows activation and configuration of Cameras and NVRs.||v184.108.40.206||Download|
|iVMS 4200 (New UI)||Central Management Software.||v220.127.116.11||Download|
|iVMS 4200 (Old UI)||Central Management Software.||v18.104.22.168||Download|
|iVMS 4200 LITE||Central Management Software.||v22.214.171.124||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.||v126.96.36.199||Download|
|iVMS 4200||Central Management Software.||v188.8.131.52||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|