IPVMU Certified | 10/21/14 04:36pm
I'm working on a project for a rather large parking lot. No way to put cameras out in the lot that the customer will accept. He wants to use super high resolution cameras from the roof of the building. He is suggesting Avigilon 16 Megapixel. Is this approach appropriate?
I say high megapixel cameras have high costs. Typically, the larger the pixel count, the slower the frame rate and the poorer the nighttime quality. I want to stay in the 7-10 frame per second area, and have minimal blur at low light levels.
I'm thinking of using multiple 5 megapixel cameras with a more narrow viewing angle to keep the pixels per foot count higher at longer distances. I can put many of those in for the cost of one 16MP camera. That also gives me a more redundant system and less cost of a single failure. It also keeps my frame rate up.
I don't see any tests of super high megapixel cameras, and I really doubt some of the hype the manufacturers are claiming.