About two years ago I bought a cheap security camera but in my search for cameras I found one that was really nice but couldn't afford it.
I remembert the ad online, It showed outside a view looking over some roof tops, then a little zoom and there was a girl in a swimming pool, a little closer and you could see her face and the last zoom was a photo of her teeth, really zoomed in.
Okay, just so he won't feel like we're teasing him, lets give him the answer he doesn't want to hear.
Follow the link below, it's TYCO so it's off shore. We put in about a hundred of these cameras over the past 6 months (the 7 version actually - 8 is just out). Here is a camera that will do what you saw in the ad. I don't know what state you're in, but there is a law against improper photography in many areas. In order not to ruffle the feathers of law enforcement types you would need to prove that you sector blanked the video from your neighbors windows, etc. You will really need the EIS feature unless you have a very steady mount, especially when you zoon in on those teeth. Your request seems a little creepy with the girl thing, but your budget better not be. To get one of these installed professionally you're looking at north of the $3K territory.
Ultra 8 (35x series) The 35x series offers the highest performance with 540TVL, 35x optical zoom, WDR, day/night, DSS and EIS. The day/night and DSS features allow you to clearly see images in scenes as dim as 0.00041 lux. EIS reduces the vibration so the image can be viewed properly. This feature is especially useful when the dome is installed in places that subject it to shaking or moving, such as a pole next to a highway. These features combine to make the SpeedDome Ultra 8 series an ideal solution for outdoor applications requiring high resolution images whether up close, far away or for indoor applications requiring the best picture possible, such as in casinos or retail establishments.
Hey, its not Bosch crap either! We put in lots of Intellex Ultras and a couple of Intellex IPs, but we still like Bosch DiBos V8 and Gen 4 Envirodomes a lot better. Yours Truly, Trunk Slammer
That price is a low as the specs. A company has to stand behind their installation. That camera is less expensive than most, but what is the factory going to do when it fails? Advance replacement? Loaner? Pay you for swapping the gear? The time and cost of a boom or scissor lift to service it is a real cost that is hidden or ignored in this/these sort(s) of come-on(s). Most companies are going to stick with the brand of gear they can trust to last. Some are: AD Panasonic Pelco Bosch GE Honeywell
Get another brand and all I can say is "buyer beware".
Thanks all for the good advice. Here is what I am trying to do. I live in Florida and in a hilly part, we really have them. I have a cam set up in my back yard now and can see a good portion of it as well as a view across yards to a street below.
We are on the top of the hightest hill in our area and have a partial view of a large lake as well as all the fireworks displays every night in Disney.
What I want to do, (if it is legal), is to place a cam on my roof so I have a complete view of the lake and fireworks. We have the existing cam set up to show on a 60" tv and it works great. As you can see, this is not a security issue and it does not have to be real high tech but I would like to have the ability to have wireless remote and a half way desent picture. I would do the installation and have the knowledge to do it and more.