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Author Topic: Improve Night Vision  (Read 1384 times)

BAMoh

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Improve Night Vision
« on: February 23, 2015, 08:51:06 PM »

Any way to improve the night vision on these cams with a software tweak?

BTW compared to the 5xxx series cams, the night vision on these seem horrible.
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Re: Improve Night Vision
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 04:57:31 AM »

Any way to improve the night vision on these cams with a software tweak?

I'm not aware of any software improvements, but adding an external IR illuminator can improve the DCS-942L Night Mode brightness and viewable distance. I have a DCS-932L, which is of the same generation as the DCS-942L, and a DCS-5020L located in the same room. The light cast from the DCS-5020L IR illuminator significantly improves the DCS-932L Night Mode image brightness and viewable distance when the DCS-932L is pointing towards the DCCS-5020L.

BTW compared to the 5xxx series cams, the night vision on these seem horrible.

I'm not sure you're making a fair comparison. The DCS-5020L was released over two years after the DCS-942L, during which time D-Link made significant hardware and software improvements. These two models are several generations apart.
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Re: Improve Night Vision
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 07:23:08 AM »


I don't discount the improvement over 2 years on their technology while keeping the price down. However, they should put the new tech in the 942 or stop selling it as its terrible in comparison to a 5 series cam.
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