It's a promotional dealer price. Street price is being listed in the mid $400s.
That said, even in the mid $400s, it is a pretty good price. However, non HD non IR fixed minidomes are going routinely now for sub $200 so it's not that shocking.
However, ACTi is definitely doing a good job getting promotion with these low price intro offers. They did one last month. I believe it was a 5MP fisheye dome for the same price.
As for 10MP, I remain skeptical. The two big risks are low light and bright light, where this camera might be beat by 3MP or 5MP ones. We will buy one when they are available and do a test.
gotta wonder if they cut corners in other areas such as housing. Also, wouldn't the fixed focal, iris, and focus be a huge limiting factor in the actual use of the camera?
IPVMU Certified | 11/18/13 10:31pm
Judging by the amount of discussion just here and the marketing potential for a "10MP camera at the cost the Other Guys are selling a 1MP" this move by ACTi will motivate many dealers and some end users to look at ACTi who wouldn't otherwise. Brand awareness and positive discussion of the brand is priceless and for those simple indoor, well-lit camera positions a 10MP camera supervising the student cafeteria line will have substantial interest from a customer.