How 'sharp' do you want it? How far away do you need to see? What details do you need to see?
The E54 and E59 are both fixed lens camera with short range IR LED (former is 5MP, latter is 10MP).
You might need a varifocal zoom and / or longer IR range depending on how far and wide the area you want to cover is.
Thank you. Am going to see a noticeable quality difference between the the two?
Also I can't find in they are onvif 2 compatible.
Chesapeake & Midlantic | 02/20/14 10:57pm
Well, is it a budget issue? Because I can't think of any surveillance camera that would give you imagery sharp enough or color-accurate enough. Simply put, surveillance cameras don't give you an image that's very "pretty" (with the possible exception of Canon and, arguably, some Panasonic models).
Earthcam makes a few models that shoot time lapse video. They're SLR cameras in custom housings with automatic triggers and LTE modems. The software is pretty cool, too. But they're crazy expensive.