Camera recomendations.

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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by slimbo1973 » 28 Nov 2012, 19:04

Gents

Does the Watec 902h have to be CCIR or EIA ?
Is this the recording format?

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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by phoenix » 28 Nov 2012, 21:21

slimbo1973 wrote:Gents

Does the Watec 902h have to be CCIR or EIA ?
Is this the recording format?

Stew


Better to be CCIR - this is the UK/European standard because it uses 50Hz as opposed to EIA which is the American standard which uses 60Hz

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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by slimbo1973 » 28 Nov 2012, 21:31

Thanks Bruce :thumbup:
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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by philcbr » 06 Dec 2012, 21:04

Finally got my Watec hooked up to the monitor for some testing. Picture looks good in the garden even without ir but I was a bit disappointed with the amount of what I think are dead pixels? There are several bright spots in the picture on the screen which do not move when the camera is panned around the garden.
Is the camera I purchased from Israel cheap because of this issue? Or am I expecting too much because all low light cameras perform this way?

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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by michael40 » 06 Dec 2012, 21:16

philcbr wrote:Finally got my Watec hooked up to the monitor for some testing. Picture looks good in the garden even without ir but I was a bit disappointed with the amount of what I think are dead pixels? There are several bright spots in the picture on the screen which do not move when the camera is panned around the garden.
Is the camera I purchased from Israel cheap because of this issue? Or am I expecting too much because all low light cameras perform this way?

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yes mate, he should sell them as used because of the dead pixels.

we have tried to get new watec cameras, but the price is to high, so for now
thats the best you can get for the money.
still a good camera tho, and most just learn to live with it.
if its that bad send it back, or open a dispute with paypal.
if he didn't list it as used, you should have a case???

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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by phoenix » 06 Dec 2012, 21:46

Guys,
I really believe these cameras are new and therefore the seller is not telling porkies.
However, like many types of electronics, not everything that comes off the production line is to exactly the same standard, and the cameras may well be "graded" by the number of dead pixels (check the small print that comes with laptop screen and computer monitors - they usually say how many dead pixels are acceptable)
I think the Israeli guy on E bay has source for "graded" cameras" which are new, but may have more dead pixels than Watec would want in a product that comes in one of their boxes and with their warranty.

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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by some bloke » 07 Dec 2012, 04:00

I agree with what Bruce thinks on this matter. Whilst a dead pixel would look rather like a star to astronomers who are the usual buyers of these cameara's a dead pixel or even 10 won't greatly affect our application for them. The alternative is possibly return it and pay twice as much for a grade A one perhaps?
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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by philcbr » 07 Dec 2012, 16:37

I had no idea I was buying a "graded" camera it does not state that in the blurb on ebay. Just my luck now I feel dissapointed.

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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by Marky610 » 07 Dec 2012, 16:55

It ain't just Watec's that have dead pixels, every Ranger I've seen has them too and the N550's I've looked through

Common problem with these super sensitive camera's, you learn to live with them


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Re: Camera recomendations.

Post by phoenix » 07 Dec 2012, 16:59

philcbr wrote:I had no idea I was buying a "graded" camera it does not state that in the blurb on ebay. Just my luck now I feel dissapointed.
Maybe you weren't buying a "graded" camera. I only suggested this as a possibility, there may well be other explanations
If you're upset, why not contact the Israeli guy and ask him?

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