Bullet cameras are great for home, office, day care, or any other commercial or industrial application.
Their small size makes them easy to mount or conceal. We carry an assortment of cameras with varying resolution, low light ability and lens sizes to fit most needs. These bullet cameras are also weatherproof making them ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications.
B/W Bullet Style Camera B/W bullet camera uses Sony Corp. B/W 1/3" CCD Sensor. Low cost, 420 lines resolution and low light capability. If full color is not a necessity this is a great deal.
750 TVL Low Light Camera with OSD Ultra Pro Series - Bullet Camera with Sony Exview HAD CCD II sensor and On-Screen-Display. Low Light Color / BW Outdoor Security Camera. 750 lines resolution, choose from 2.97, 3.6, 6, 8, or 12mm lens.
Ultra High Resolution Low Light Bullet Camera Ultra Pro Series - High Resolution Bullet Camera with 1/3” 960H SONY Double Scan Super HAD CCD II sensor with On-Screen-Display. Color low light indoor or outdoor Camera with real WDR function, choose from 3.6, 6, 8, or 12mm lens.
Bullet cameras are very popular for their size and versatility. Things to consider when buying a bullet camera are the resolution of the sensor, size of lens (e.g. 6mm, 8mm) provided, whether it has a color image, black and white or both and its weatherproof rating if used outdoors. Obviously the higher the resolution of the camera the better the image quality but that should not be your only consideration. The size of the lens must also be considered. It will determine your field of view or viewing angle which can greatly affect the overall image you see.
Generally for nearby surveillance of 20 feet to 30 feet a 3.6mm to 4.3mm lens is good. This will give you a wide view of the area and facial recognition out to about 25 feet. This doesn't mean you can't see people or objects much further away they'll just appear smaller and harder to see clearly. If you need to see facial detail at a further distance of 35 to 50 feet away you would probably want to go with a 6mm or 8mm lens. However as you increase the size of the lens, for example choosing a 6mm lens instead of the 3.6mm you will loose some field of view but gain greater detail of the object. So you need to decide what it is you want to see and how far away you need to see details clearly. Often times this means using two cameras instead of one but the benefit is actually having clear evidence when something does happen.
Adequate lighting can be an issue with these small cylinder cameras since they do not have infrared illumination. In general if you have a very low light situation a camera with a black and white image produces a better picture. Lux rating is used in CCTV applications to classify how well a camera sees in low light and the smaller the number the better. A camera with a rating of 1 or .1 lux will need some light source at night to see well. With a .05 lux or better rating the camera can produce a useable image in low light but not so low that you would have a real problem reading a newspaper. There are some color cameras that employ a sense-up technique that slows the shutter speed and can produce images in much darker environments. A couple of bullet cameras with very low light ability are our DNR230NHW and EW230NUWX cameras. Another camera that can see quite well in very low light is our HL230EX however it is strictly a black and white image
Not all cameras are equal when it comes to weatherproofing. The IP Code (or International Protection Rating) is a rating of how well a device is protected from the elements. Not all cameras state their IP rating but IP65 is considered good for most outdoor weather conditions. If your camera will be exposed to some severe weather conditions you should probably choose a camera with an IP66 rating or higher.