Why 4k (8MP) Cameras
Creating a usable video surveillance solution is a need we come across on a daily basis. Although there are many components to a video solution, resolution – or image size – is one key component. The most recent advancement to become financially feasible for small-to-medium sized businesses is the introduction of 4k into the video surveillance market. Yes, There are already 8K solutions. However, it will be a number of years before those technologies are financially feasible for small to medium businesses. The most common question we hear right now is, “Do I need 4k video surveillance?” The answer is simple and vague: “It depends.” This is why we custom design every system for YOUR application.
4K VS 1080p VS Analog
From a price perspective by far the least expensive camera is an analog camera and a 1080p camera is almost always less that a 4K camera.
When it comes to quality there is no comparison. (see chart below for reference) By the numbers it would take 104 CIF Analog Cameras and 21 standard D1 analog cameras stacked on top of each other to equal 1 4K camera and It would take 4 1080P cameras to equal 1 4K camera.