So I am in the process of choosing a system to install in my home. I have been a CCTV tech for the last year so I am still learning. I am going with a Hikvision NVR and IP cameras since that it seems that is all we have been installing lately and I can get a decent deal on it and know how to work around the menus. I know this is a budget system compared to some of the ones out there but is better than the current system I have (Zmodo). I am down to choosing between 2 cameras and am having a hard time deciding between these two. I can clearly see the differences in the label, 3mp vs 2mp, lower lux on on the 2mp, etc. When I connect them both to a POE and look at them on my computer monitor I can see a difference but am still having a hard time. Here is what I am seeing and look forward to your suggestions and opinions.
3mp cam: Great day time shots, super clear, very good picture when zoomed in. Not as good with the night time shots with infra-reds on.
2mp cam: Better night time clarity than the 3mp camera, but the 3mp has better quality in the day.
I guess my main concern is what do I want more? A better shot at night or day? Is the difference really going to be that much that I will notice?
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