Why Is It So Hard To Buy These Samsung IR Cameras?

I like Samsung's 5084 series of cameras because they have very good WDR and a clear picture at a moderate price. The super low light level feature is not of so much interest to me as I still need IR lighting for darker conditions than this feature will handle.

I've found that while my country's distributor carries models such as the SNO-5084 and SNV-5084, it does not carry the SNO-5084R and SNV-5084R. The distributor is seeking prices for me and say the infrared models would be a special delivery with a 6-8 week lead time. I could (but won't) source these models from eBay in about 10 days.

I'm puzzled as to why the 5084R models would not be more popular and why they wouldn't hold stock of them. Do other IPVM members choose the 5084R series and, if not, what do you choose instead for WDR during the day and IR lighting at night?

Lastly, for anyone using the 5084R series, what useful range do you achieve with the infrared lighting?

Thank you very much for your help!

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