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Title: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: Tuicemen on May 07, 2015, 05:27:05 PM
The PTZ cameras are a bit more money but worth the bit extra for the Zoom alone.
The fact that these pan reduce the need for extra cameras so they save you money that way.

I had been using EasyN PTZ cameras and received a XX60A As a late Christmas present.
I had attempted to place this in a trouble spot I experience with a EasyN camera but had the same issue there.
I decided to place this next to another Easyn cam mounted in another location.
On first start up I couldn't get this to connect  So my attempt at the trouble location may not have been the location.
After several experiments with antenna angles I unplugged the camera and the plugged it back in.
Viola! :)%
these cameras are almost identical to my EasyN cameras except the EasyN camera has a clear dome verses the smoked Airsight one.
This made me expect a darker picture but as you can see in the attached side by side comparisons that's not the case.

I plan to do some experiments over the next week with night vision and over all performance.
As of now I'm impressed with the day time picture. Attached is one from the Airsight interface and another from the EasyN interface.
I wanted to be sure it wasn't just the Airsight software.
The EasyN cam is mounted directly above the Airsight about 3 feet higher.
Title: Re: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: Tuicemen on May 12, 2015, 02:48:47 PM
Playing with the zoom on both Cameras I see the EasyN has a broader range.
I'll see if there is an adjustment  on the Airsight and compare the mechanics of both as they appear to be very close in design.
Seems I always forget to check these after dark and remember in the morning B:( ::) :'
Once I get that done I'll post some screen shots of that as well.

The EasyN Night view is useless where the camera is located as It seems to get to much reflection from the log home regardless of where it is pointed.
The cedar logs have be left natural and faded white, and it probably doesn't help that the fire preventative I coated them with also has a very slight white tint.
My wife was amazed at the picture quality (color) of the Airsight camera.
Her first word on viewing was, "WOW!"
Title: Re: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: mike on May 12, 2015, 03:05:26 PM
thanks for posting those pictures!  it is GREAT to compare different brands and resolutions in the real world!  they indeed look swell!
Title: Re: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: Tuicemen on May 12, 2015, 03:13:06 PM
I hadn't noticed till afterwards that both cameras weren't set to the same zoom level.
In the next series of snapshots I'll be sure to have them set the same for a better reference.
Title: Re: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: HA Dave on May 12, 2015, 05:00:43 PM
Those are great pictures. The Airsight looks like a good choice! Is that the outside camera?
Title: Re: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: Tuicemen on May 12, 2015, 05:36:03 PM
Yes, it is the Outdoor PTZ camera.
One cool thing I noticed in the setup was the ability to use a No-IP DDNS.
Once I've put this threw a work out I'll submit some enhancement suggestions to the owner.
I had suggested the no-ip DDNS option for the airsights, but that doesn't mean I was the reason this has that option!
Title: Re: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: Tuicemen on May 13, 2015, 11:02:25 AM
I managed to remember to check the night vision picture just as I was to crawl into bed! rofl
I quickly pulled up the camera and did a screen shot.
Being tired I didn't even attempt to turn the Easyn camera to the same location or same Zoom level.
As you can see from the attached this would have been next to impossible anyways.

It looks like the final location for the XX60A will be where this EasyN is as I need night time viewing from this location.

I noticed the top of the picture is blurry this morning so I logged on to see why. It appears the Airsight pans a bit to much up and sees the edge of the dome. Panning down just a bit removed that.
Title: Re: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: Tuicemen on May 13, 2015, 01:02:52 PM
Zoom tests:
Initially I assumed the Airsight zoom range was not as good as the EasyN, this does not seem to be the case.
The EasyN does zoom in closer but the Airsight zooms out farther providing a wider field of view unzoomed.
I'm not sure which I like best  without farther testing of the zoom feature.
There may be away to adjust this on one or both cameras ??? I'll examine the mechanics.

I loved the ability to read a license plate with the EasyN and I'm still able to do this with the Airsight though currently not from the distance the EasyN can.
This may not be a big deal as most of time the vehicle is fairly close.
Title: Re: Airsight XX60A review
Post by: Tuicemen on December 03, 2015, 06:26:18 PM
I just got word a new HD version is in (XX70A).
This should be available in a week or two as they are updating the software for it.
I may have to update my Christmas wish list.
However I'm still hoping for a Christmas miracle and the new Wi-Fi module. ;)