The 5MP-BL52 is an HD lipstick camera that supports 4 security camera video formats: AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, and analog CCTV (CVBS). This is a selectable 4mp and 5mp security camera. Please click here if you are looking for a
2 megapixel / 1080p lipstick camera.
video formats are selectable using the OSD joystick that is attached to the camera's video cable. Please note that "mp" stands for "megapixel".
- 5mp AHD, 4mp AHD
- 5mp HD-TVI, 4mp HD-TVI
- 4mp HD-CVI
- 960H Analog CCTV (CVBS)
This high definition lipstick security camera can provide a complete overview of small to medium-sized rooms. Please check out these
sample HD surveillance images and this 4K video surveillance recording captured with this camera. The 90 degree wide angle lens make this camera a great choice to mount in the corner of rooms. The IP66 weatherproof rated housing also make it a great choice to install outdoors. The tri-axis bracket allows installers to ceiling mount or wall mount the camera and angle the lens in any direction.
The 5MP-BL52 is a BNC security camera type which means that it is hard wired to a security DVR using
RG59 Siamese coaxial cable or pre-made BNC security camera cable. This is the same type cable that is used to install standard definition analog CCTV cameras.
If you do not need to record video and would like to
connect this security camera directly to an HDMI TV for live viewing only, please check out this BNC to HDMI converter option or this 4 channel HD CCTV multiplexer.
- 1/2.7" 5 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor
- Selectable AHD, HD-TVI, HDCVI, CVBS (analog CCTV) Video Format
- 5MP Video Resolution AHD and HD-TVI Modes
- 4MP Video Resolution AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI Modes
- 960H Resolution (960 x 480) Analog CCTV mode
- Video Connector: BNC
- Power Connector: 2.1mm Plug
- Progressive Image Scanning System
- 3.6mm Wide Angle Lens - 90 Degree Field of View
- IP66 Weatherproof Housing - Indoor / Outdoor
- Tri-axis Mount - Ceiling or Wall Mountable
- Digital Wide Dynamic Range Function
- OSD Controls via Cable / Joystick
- 12V DC Power Supply Included
This video demo was recorded at 4k resolution. Although this is a 5mp camera, the DVR that it was connected to supports 4K video. This slightly stretches the 5mp video into 4k resolution which works out quite well.
If you are viewing on a 4k video monitor, please be sure to select 4K video resolution in the YouTube player after the video starts playing by clicking on the gear icon in the lower right.
The above image was captured with the 5MP-BL52 recording to an iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR at 4k resolution. Although this is a 5 megapixel security camera, the image is stretched by the DVR to record at full 4k resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels). If you click on the image, the full 4K resolution photo will open.
The camera is mounted in a medium sized room at CCTV Camera Pros office in West Palm Beach, Florida. This room is 29 feet wide by 16 feet deep. You can see that the large image sensor of this camera and the 3.6mm lens provide a wide angle view of this entire room.
iPhone App Remote Camera View
In our testing, we connected our 5MP-BL52 to an
iDVR-PRO AHD Hybrid DVR. In addition to providing an excellent recording platform, the iDVR-PRO lets users log in over the Internet to remote view their security cameras from iPhone.
Android Mobile App Remote Camera View
These images were captured while using the
iDVR-PRO mobile camera viewer app for Android. The camera is still connected to the iDVR-PRO at our office and we are accessing the DVR using WIFI on our demo network. This works the same as viewing the camera from remotely over the Internet.
In addition to the remote viewing capability from iPhone and Android, users can also view their camera using Windows and Mac desktop software. You can learn about all of the
remote camera viewing apps and software here.
Lipstick Camera Installation
This photo shows the 5MP-BL25 mounted to a ceiling tile at CCTV Camera Pros office.
Here is a close-up of the ceiling tile installation.
BNC to HDMI converter can be ordered with this camera. The converter allows you to connect your security camera to a TV via the HDMI input of your TV. In addition to the BNC video input on the converter, there is also a BNC loop output so that you can connect the camera to a DVR in addition to a TV / monitor. The BNC loop output is optional to use.
This device can be used solely as a way to connect your security camera to a TV for a live view only or you can also use the BNC output to also connect the camera's video to a second device, such as a DVR for recording video surveillance footage. You can see this in the above installation diagram.
Installers can easily select the video mode using the small joystick that is attached to the camera's video cable. Please note that in order to use navigate the menu system of the camera using this joystick, the camera must be connected to a monitor. Most installers use one of our AHD compatible test monitors to adjust the video setting. If you do not have a test monitor, CCTV Camera Pros can set the video output to the setting that you require. The default video setting of this camera is 5 megapixel AHD.
Here is a close-up view of the joystick.
The joystick is attached to the RCA like connector on the camera's cable. After installation, the joystick can be removed or left in place.
How-to Change Video Output
To change the video output mode of the 5MP-BL25, attach the joystick to the RCA connector of the camera. Press straight down on the joystick and the main menu will display (as seen above).
Using the joystick's up and down, navigate to the Output Mode and press down.
On the Output Mode screen select the desired format and resolution, then select Apply Set and press the joystick in. Last, select Return and Save.
5MP-BL52 camera specification here.
Compatible with iDVR-PRO AHD Hybrid DVRs
The 5MP-BL52 works great with iDVR-PRO hybrid surveillance DVRs. iDVR-PRO hybrids support analog CCTV, HD-TVI, and AHD security cameras. The remote camera viewing via mobile apps, Mac, and
Windows software is excellent.
iPhone / iPad Compatible
Click here to learn more about the latest
iDVR-PRO HD CCTV DVRs.
iDVR-PRO Works with Analog CCTV and HD Security Cameras
Users can mix and match different camera technologies. This is perfect for customers that have existing CCTV cameras and want to upgrade to high definition over time. All DVR channels support all camera types. iDVR-PRO DVRs work with the following security camera types and resolutions.
Request a Demo
Want to see how live video on this camera looks remotely over the Internet, please request a demo login below. You will be able to log in from iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices. You can also log in from Macintosh and Windows computers. Please
click here to request a demo login.