Quasar Smart HD Cameras Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 15, 2011

In this note, we examine DVTel’s announcement of their Quasar line of HD cameras. This release includes multiple models of fixed and minidome cameras: The CF fixed camera models, and the CM minidomes. Each of these is available in either 1.3 megapixel/720p or 1080p versions, with true day/night and wide dynamic range functionality in all models.

Compared to Existing Line

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