Testing Smoked vs Clear Domes

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Jun 19, 2014

The best way to conceal where a camera is pointed is to use a smoked dome. Here's an example of a clear vs a smoked dome:

However, smoked domes pass less light and can reduce low light performance.

We tested two models of the same camera, one with a vendor provided clear dome and the other with a vendor provided smoke dome.

In this report, we show the tradeoffs between the two dome bubble types

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