Hi - I have a small security camera system. I have purchased several cameras from ebay. Usually some cameras around 70 bucks. I'm not too crazy about the image quality. Can someone give some tips on what to get, and how much I have to spend to get that next step in quality.
The claims for the cameras that I have already purchased are: Vandal proof dome (it's just a metal housing)1/3 Sony CCD 480 lines 3.6mm or 4mm lens IR LEDs (I don't really need this) Priced around $70
You definitely cannot read a licence plate with these cameras and you'd be hard pressed to ID a face. I've purchased box cameras with CS lenses (with the same price and specs and 4mm lens) and they seem to have a better picture (I'd estimate 30% better).
So any recommendations for a dome camera that would have the same image quality of the box cameras? And how much does it cost to go to the next step (and is there even a next step or is that as good as it gets for small cameras).