Higher Resolution Cameras Need More Light?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 13, 2012

One of the most misleading myths is that higher resolution cameras need more light than lower resolution ones to provide quality night time video. The underlying premise behind this claim, pixel size, is a factor but one of many that impacts image performance. In this note, we share an excerpt from a distributor's catalog and break down how to best evaluate low light vs resolution:

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