Here are some frequently asked questions that we receive about 5mp security cameras.
How do you install a 5mp security cameras?
The 5mp cameras on this page are all HD-over-Coax cable type. They use coax cable with BNC video connectors to transmit video, just like traditional CCTV cameras do.
RG59 Siamese cable is the most popular type of cable to use for installation. You can find a detailed RG59 cable installation guide for security cameras here.
How clear is a 5mp high definition camera?
Here is a sample
video surveillance footage and sample snapshot
image captured with our 5mp lipstick security camera. If you click on the image, a full sized image will be displayed. This image was captured with the camera connected to a iDVR-PRO recorder. The image was captured at 4k resolution.
What body styles are available?
5mp security cameras are available in all of the standard body styles such as dome and bullet.
Are 5mp cameras available with IR night vision?
Yes, there are IR night vision cameras available in 5mp resolution. Please check the specification for the model you are interested in for the effective IR distance.
What DVR is recommended?
CCTV Camera Pros highly recommends
Viewtron hybrid security camera DVRs. They work with AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI format cameras up to 8mp / 4k resolution.
Are they outdoor rated?
Some 5mp cameras are outdoor / weatherproof rated. Please check the bullet points or specification for the model that you are interested in or ask a CCTV Camera Pro.
Is a lipstick camera the same thing as a bullet camera?
Yes. Lipstick and bullet refer to the body style of the camera and both of these terms describe security cameras with a cylinder shape.
Are 5mp dome cameras available?
Yes. 5mp security cameras are also available in dome style. Indoor and outdoor domes are available and most have IR night vision too.
Are they good for use in a home security camera system?
Yes, CCTV Camera Pros supplies these 5mp security cameras for home, business, and government use. We supply them to DIY and professional installers.
Do they support remote access?
Yes. When connected to a network surveillance DVR, 5mp security cameras support remote access. iDVR-PRO surveillance DVRs support
remote camera viewing apps for iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac.
Do they support motion detection?
Yes. When connected to a compatible surveillance DVR, 5mp security cameras support motion detection. The
motion detection can be used to trigger video recording, email alerts, and mobile push notifications on iDVR-PRO CCTV DVRs.
What is the field of view?
Each camera's field of view varies depending on the size of the lens and size of the image sensor. CCTV Camera Pros documents this for each of the cameras that we supply by providing sample images and video demos.
How does 5 megapixel resolution compare to 1080p?
Please check out this
video that compares 1080p vs 5mp resolution. We also have this blog post that goes into detail about 1080p vs 5mp security cameras.
This video demo was captured using a 5mp bullet camera connected to an iDVR-PRO DVR.
Watch this video to see a comparison of 5mp security camera video quality vs a 1080p camera.
The above image was captured with this 5mp lipstick camera connected to an iDVR-PRO recorder. Although this is a 5 megapixel security camera, the image is stretched by the DVR to display full 4k resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). If you click on the image, the full 4K resolution photo will open and show you what a 5mp camera looks like when connected to a 4k DVR or monitor.
5mp Compatible DVRs
CCTV Camera Pros offers hybrid DVRs that work with HD-TVI, HD-CVI, AHD, and standard definition analog CCTV cameras (CVBS). We highly recommend our Viewtron
hybrid HD CCTV DVRs for use with the 4 and 5mp security cameras.
Sales Advice & Tech Support
Need advice deciding which security camera is just right for your needs? Please email our sales team at
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