Why Not Use A Single 29MP Camera?

Take a look at this recent install tweeted by an Avigilon employee:

There's (2) 5MP fixed cameras and a 2MP PTZ.

Compare to their 29MP product page:

I found it slightly amusing to see an Avigilon dealer go with such a traditional setup. But, as many have noted, the 29MP is a great way to get in the door, allowing Avigilon to then deploy more conventional, mainstream cameras.

Finally, I actually suspect the photo demonstrates a good setup. Two bullets and a PTZ are likely combined less money than a single 29MP, plus lower storage cost, higher frame, probably similar detail from the fixed cameras and the benefit of a PTZ to zoom in tight on objects of interest and capture far greater details than any single fixed camera.

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