Category : General 4K UHD
Folks tend to forget that 5MP resolution is much bigger than 1080p (which is actually 2MP in resolution). This means that connecting your 5MP IP or 5MP AHD cameras to a standard Full HD TV or monitor will not provide all the definition that you paid for in your CCTV system.
The security camera industry is now jam-packed with five megapixel offers in analog coaxial based technology and digital IP. Soon to come will be digital over coax in the way of EX-SDI 4MP and EX-SDI 5MP CCTV Digital camera models.
4K CCTV monitors are not really a thing since most UHD TVs can handle the UHD resolution and continuous abuse that is necessary for surveillance systems. However, using UHD computer monitors with higher refresh rates and higher levels of brightness ( like IPS) can sometimes make a huge difference in how surveillance video at eight megapixels is displayed. Regardless, when installing or deploying a new 4K surveillance system always make sure to compare scaling and aspect ratios and keep everything in line and paired-up properly to avoid distorted video.
At higher resolutions frame rate can also suffer or must be sacrificed in order to process a higher resolution image. Another key aspect of surveillance video in the UHD level is sensitivity in poorly illuminated areas. Cortex surveillance cameras in the 4K category use premium CMOS sensors specifically designed for low light areas and high color saturation during normal lighting conditions.
Why install five megapixel cameras? Prices are coming down dramatically in the five megapixel category and have replaced many of the other lower resolutions for video surveillance. Five megapixel cameras process through IP systems can be installed directly on your network or POE switches. When necessary, AHD and TVI over coax can be installed and when using hybrid DVR’s, you can use both.