Why Is There A Great Disparity Between IP Camera And Smartphone Prices?

Does anyone have a great article or answer to this question that i get asked

Why is there such a huge price disparity between cameras, higher end cameras and even phones?

Arguably, to some of our customers, it makes no sense that a phone with a processor, storage, wifi connectivity, ect is MORE Expensive than a camera

Even if you compare the resolutions, an 8 mp camera can hit prices near phones with 16MP cameras on them, is there a fundamental difference here?

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**** *****, ***** **** IP ******* **** ** run ** *** **** overall ***** ***** ** smartphones, **** $*** ** $1,000, ********* ** ******* sets, ***.

*******, ** *** ***** IP ******* ****** **** more ** **** ** smartphones?

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******** ******* *** ******** to *** **** / want, *** ********* ******* a *** ** ********* types ** **** *** needs.

*. * ***** *** point ***** ** * customer ***** ** **** why ***** ***** ** $1000 *** *** ******* 1500 * ***** *** "Well, **** ***** ** a ***** ** *** don't *** *** **** monthly *******., ** *** much **** *** ***** cost *** ***** **** or *****?" ***** **** of ********* ***** *** point.

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"*** ** ******* ***** that *** ******* ******** as *** **** ** the ********."

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* *****, ** ***** at *** ***** ***** customer *** ** *** spectrum, **** ******* ****** are *** ***** ** be * ***** **********, while ***** *** *******-***** customer **** ****** ******* the ** ******* *****, primarily ******* ** *** trade-offs **** *** ** cost.

** * ***** **** mentioning **** **** ****** are * **** ****** is ** ********** ***** point, ***** ***, * will *** **** ** my "**** ** *******" should ****** *** ** this **** ** ******** again

* ****** *** **** another ***** ***** **** Optical ****, ** ***** for *** ******* **** include **** ** * function, ***** *** *** that ** ****.

**** ****** ***** ** what * ** ****** to ********** ******.

"*. *** ****** ********** in * ***** ** a ******** ****** *** very *********. *** ******* in * ***** *** great *** **** **** are **** ***, *** a ******** ****** ** not **** *** ****** family ******. **** * video ** * ******* of *** ***** **** your ***** *** **** me **** *** *** make ***.

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******** ******* *** ******** to *** **** / want, *** ********* ******* a *** ** ********* types ** **** *** needs."

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*** *** ***** ** say ** * ****** " **** *** **** different", *** ***** ******* to **** **** * solid ****** ** ************ how **** *** *********

** * *** ** ideal ****** ** ***** include ******* ***** *******, i ******** ** ** follows:

"**** *** ******* ** install **** * *** of ******** *** ***'* see, **** **** ***, they *** **** ****** in *** ***** *** to * ****** ***** sensor, **** **** * real ******* ****, *** they **** *** *** discounts *** **** *** to *** ***** *** cameras ** ******* ** "----"".

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** ******** ** *** features *** ********* *** have ******* *********, **** of *** **** ********* cameras, **** *********. ********* on *** ****** **** Different ** *************** ****** to ********** *** **** required ** *** ********, and **** *** ****** these *** **** ** housings **** **** ** be ****** ** ******* the ******* *******. ***** housings **** * **** to ******* *** ****. The ******* *** **** phones ** ******* ** not **** ** ** through ***** ****** ***** also ***** ** *** prices ** *** *******. IP66, **** ****, ********* proof ********, ****** / Outdoor***.*'* **** ******** *** think ** ********* ** add ** *** ****, but *** ****** **** is **** *** ********* products **** ********* **** so * ********** ** really *** **** ****** to ****** ** **** cases.

***, **** **. ****** when * ***** *** question ***** * ***** ago, *** ********** *** far **** ***** *** a *** **** *********.

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* **** ****** ** your ****, *** *** did * ********* *** asking *** ********, * am ***** *** *** not *** ** ******, but ** ***** **** we *** ************* ****** the **** *****

* ** ***** ** quote **** ******** *****, if *** ** *** mind:

*'* ******* **** *** industry *** ** *** about *********** **** **** very **** *** ********** built **** ****, ******* what **** ** ****** a ********* ******** ****** with *** **** **********.

*** ******* ***'* **** a ********* **-******* ***** is ** *** (**) IR **** ** ***** Value **** ******. ** cost ** ** ** roughly $*** *** **** ADI. ** ** ******* of ** *** ** 4K ********** *** *** a ***** ****. *** it **** ** ***** and ******** *****.

*** ********** ***'* ******* the ****** ***** * smartphone ***** ** $*** CAD ** *** ******** from *** ****** **** store. **'* ******** **** two ******* - * 12.2MP **** ******* ** shooting ** ** ***, has ******* *** ******* image *************, *** ***** focus, ***** *** ***** camera ** *** *** can ***** ***** ** FPS.

*** **** ** **** that *** *****also has AC Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE, GPS, 4GB RAM, 64GB built in storage, microphones and speakers, light sensors, a barometer, magnetometer, accelerometer, a fingerprint scanner, and a 5 inch AMOLED display. FAR more technology than a dome camera and an equally great amount of engineering to make it all work together.

******** **** **** ******* are ********* ** **/*/*** (at ***** ** ********** is). *** ***** ***'* running *** ****** ********** of ******, *** ******* suggests **** ** ******'*. With **** ******* *** so ********* *** ***** is **** **** ******* of ********* *** ***** wirelessly ***** **** *** network ************** ** ** place. *** ***** *********** of ***** ********** ******* is **** ********* *******.

** ** *** **** the **** ** *** Hikvision ****** *** **** its ************ ****** ****, and **** ** *** same *** *** **********, obviously *** ********** ****. Clearly **** *** ******** for ********* ***** *** my ***** ** **** an ********** ****** **** incorporates **** ******** ********** is *** **** **** more ********* **** *** which ** *** *******. With *** ***** *** you *** **** **** in ** ***** **** smartphone ****** ** ** * wifi ******** ******. * *** *** a **** ***** ********** off ** ***** ****** for ***** $*** *** and **'** ** ** 30 ***...

**** *'* **** ** know ** ** ********** manufacturers *** ***** **** a ***-***-**** **** ******** device *** **** * little **** ***** *** cost ** * ***** dome ******, *** ** camera ************* ******* *** high **** ** **** simple *******? ** ** sales *******? ** ** because **** **** ******* lines **** **** **** to ***** ******** ******* and ***** ***? ** is ** ******* ** specialized-market ********* (** ****** so **** ******* ** can)?

**** *'* **** ** know ** ** ********** manufacturers *** ***** **** a ***-***-**** **** ******** device *** **** * little **** ***** *** cost ** * ***** dome ******, *** ** camera ************* ******* *** high **** ** **** simple *******? ** ** sales *******?

***, ** ** ***** volume. > *** *** unit ***** ** *********** is * **** ******* factor. *** ********* ** scale ****** ** ********* manufacturing *****, *** ************ channels ****** ******* *** difference ** *****.

** *********** ******** ***** be “*** **** ***** a ******** ****** **** were ***** ** ********** industry, ******* **** *** cost ** *********** ********** for *** ****** ******** thru **’* *&*?”

****** *******, *'* *** sure *** ****** ***** not ** ******* *** matter *********** *** ***** time ******.

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