Not really. All of the low-cost cameras
I've seen were pretty poor in low light.
It depends on what you want to accomplish.
Most of the inexpensive cameras with IR
arrays have such weak illumination that
you can't tell who is there or what they are
doing beyond a few feet.
I have one of those round bullet shaped wireless IR cameras I found on
Ebay for about $10, they are usually more like $30 or so. If you are
looking at something within 15 feet or less you can tell the
difference between a cat and a raccoon but don't expect much more than
that. It is more like something you would use to see if the wind
tripped your motion light or whether it was a crtitter, human or
otherwise.. I doubt the picture would be evidence in court.
from buffalo ny:
regarding your project, your who/what/where/when/why/how answers will
narrow down your choices, some ir's are visible as red at night, if
your front porch camera is indoors behind glass those lights will
cause a reflection. maybe your camera needs to be in an outdoor heated
enclosure to monitor a basement water meter subject to freezing for
example. to me i needed a wide viewing angle and low lux for the front
door. the color cameras usually shift to black and white after dark,
so you need to review specs if you need more light. a simple indoor
installation to monitor a wandering grandma might be a simpler indoor
camera on a motion sensing alarm trigger circuit related to a full
door and window triggered home alarm. may i suggest you browse your
camera needs here, i have purchased from this ebay seller, a favorite
of mine, and he has excellent item descriptions:
Best low light camera I have used is the Extreme CCTV monochrome cameras.
Check out a shot I just took over the internet from my remote DVR. The
camera is looking through a front window. You can see the siren in the upper
right hand corner of the photo.
in mind the DVR is set at the lowest resolution, at 1 frame per second.
photo.http://www.geocities.com/noweldrecumbent/CAM1.JPG> Keep in mind the DVR is set at the lowest resolution, at 1 frame per second.
I saw your post about the low light cameras. Which camera model is
what is the website address?