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1080P Lite (1080L or 1080N or 960P) is not 1080P - It's About 18% the Quality of 1080P

No consumer would be ok with ordering a 1080P TV and getting a 720P installed sideways at half the frames per second.


1080L is a little less than half the resolution of 1080P and usually is recorded at less than half as many frames per second (FPS).

This means that 1080L recording at 12 FPS (some 1080L products can record at 15fps) will create 11,059,200 pixels of data per camera per second, while a 1080P 30 FPS camera will create 62,208,000 pixels per camera per second - so you are missing 83% of the information of a true 1080P camera and recorder combo.

Here's the specs sheet from a product offering "1080p Lite" recording:

1080l resolution specs

What is 1080L?

1080L (also called 1080P Lite or 1080 Lite or 1080N or 960P) isn't a standard TV resolution.

1080P TV is 1920 by 1080 pixels it is typically shown at 24 frames per second. Because it is imperative that video surveillance take great quality photos of moving targets, the term "realtime recording" is used for surveillance products that capture and record video at 30 FPS. 30 Frames per Second is the industry standard for capturing moving vehicles or moving people because it reduces the likelihood of motion blur.

1080L vs 720P - a Visual Representation

Here's a visual from CNET showing the area difference between a 1080P and 720P.

1080P: 1920 x 1080 pixels

720P: 1280 x 720 pixels

1080P vs 720P
1080P vs 1080l

Turning 720P on its side - the best way to think about 1080L

Imagine if you had a hallway and wanted to install a camera sideways, what would the video look like? Or image if you mounted a TV vertically rather than horizontally. This is what 1080L does. it is isn't a higher resolution, it is just a change in the display mode.

1080L: 960 x 1080 pixels

The Industry Should Crackdown on Unclear and Misleading Uses of "1080p"

The alarm industry recently begun cracking down on these sort of misleading statements, and it is time that SIA does the same here. The term "1080P Lite" should be disallowed as it is ripe for creating consumer confusion; "1080L" rather than "1080P Lite" should be used when the recording resolution is 1280 x 720 and not 1920 x 1080P, as consistent with TV resolutions.

One of the biggest problems with the term "1080P Lite" is that everyone is using it differently.

This manufacturer is saying "1080P Lite" to mean that it record in 1080P but at a reduced FPS.

This manufacturer is saying 1080P Lite to mean that it record in 1080P but at a reduced FPS

This manufacturer is using "1080P Lite" to mean that it record in 1080L but at a reduced FPS.

This manufacturer is saying 1080P Lite to mean that it record in 1080L but at a reduced FPS

Most confusingly, this manufacturer is saying "1080P Lite" to mean that it record in 720P but at a reduced FPS - it does not appear that it can record in 1080L or 1080P.

This manufacturer is saying 1080P Lite to mean that it record in 720P but at a reduced FPS - it does not appear that it can record in 1080L or 1080P.

In short, 1080P Lite means something different to every manufacturer. Be aware. Check the specs, so that you know what you are actually getting.

Here's some 2MP cameras that really are 1080P:

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  1. The Warrior 4.0 - 26BF4



    The Warrior 2.0 - 26BF2 - 1080P 2MP Fixed Lens Mini Bullet Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $150.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: 100 ft
    Recognize: 50 ft
    Identify: 25 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 4mm
    85° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Larger image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Digital Wide Dynamic Range

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  2. The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2



    The Deputy 2.0 - 26DF2 - 2MP (1080P) Fixed Wide Angle Lens Turret Dome Camera

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $150.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: 75 ft
    Recognize: 40 ft
    Identify: 20 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Temperature rated from -31°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    fixed lens

    Fixed: 2.8mm
    110° of coverage

    Digital Zoom Only

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 100 FT

    Color video possible until 0.02 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Digital Wide Dynamic Range

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  3. The Knight 2.0 - 26BV2-W



    The Knight 2.0 - 26BV2-W - 2MP Multi-Purpose Lens Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus and Motion Light

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $599.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: up to 125 ft
    Recognize: up to 75 ft
    Identify: up to 50 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Motorized Varifocal: 2.8 - 12mm
    91° - 27° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 165 FT

    Integrated Full Spectrum Motion Light

    Larger image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.001 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    DC-Iris

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  4. The Archer 2.0 - 26BV2-L

    The Archer 2.0 - 26BV2-L - 2MP Long Range Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $799.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: up to 450 ft
    Recognize: up to 350 ft
    Identify: up to 300 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Long Range Motorized Varifocal: 4.7 - 47mm
    65° - 9° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 300 FT

    Larger image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.001 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    P-Iris

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  5. The Sharpshooter 2.0 - 26BV2-XL - 2MP Super Long Range Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus



    The Sharpshooter 2.0 - 26BV2-XL - 2MP Super Long Range Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom and Focus

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $999.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 × 1080

    Detect: 950 ft
    Recognize: 850 ft
    Identify: 800 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Weather

    weatherproof

    IP67
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even submerge it for a few minutes.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between 10 and 95%.


    Lens

    varifocal lens

    Super Long Range Motorized Varifocal: 6.5 - 143mm
    59° - 3° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 650 FT

    Extremely Large image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.002 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    DC-Iris

    Alarm Input and Output

    Audio Input and Output

    Micro-SD Card Slot

    True WDR (up to 120 dB)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  6. The Lookout 2.0 - 26ZV



    The Lookout 2.0 - 26ZV - 2MP (1080P) IP PTZ Camera with 30x Optical Zoom

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $799.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 x 1080

    Detect: 1000 ft
    Recognize: 900 ft
    Identify: 800 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between up to 90%.


    Lens

    ptz lens

    Motorized PTZ Varifocal: 4.5 - 135mm
    63° - 2° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 300 FT

    Color video possible until 0.03 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    Digital Wide Dynamic Range

    Pan: 360° (endless) rotation
    Tilt: -15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  7. The Spotlight 2.0 - 26ZV-W



    The Spotlight 2.0 - 26ZV-W - 2MP (1080P) IP PTZ Camera with 22x Optical Zoom, Full Spectrum Light, and AutoTracking

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $1,999.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 x 1080

    Detect: 750 ft
    Recognize: 650 ft
    Identify: 600 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between up to 90%.


    Lens

    ptz lens

    Motorized PTZ Varifocal: 6.5 - 135mm
    70° - 4° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Infrared night vision up to 200 FT

    Integrated Full Spectrum Light up to 100 FT

    Larger image sensor for low light

    Color video possible until 0.001 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    True WDR (120db)

    Pan: 360° (endless) rotation
    Tilt: -15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR



  8. The Laser 2.0 - 26ZV-LIR



    The Laser 2.0 - 26ZV-LIR - 2MP (1080P) IP PTZ Camera with 33x Optical Zoom, Laser Infrared, and AutoTracking

    In stock.
    Usually ships the same business day if ordered before 2PM EST.

    $2,999.00


    Resolution

    1080p HD

    1080P @ 30 FPS; 1920 x 1080

    Detect: 750 ft
    Recognize: 650 ft
    Identify: 600 ft


    Processing Power and Compression: Not All 1080P Cameras are Created Equal


    Indoor/Outdoor

    weatherproof

    IP66
    Full protection from dust, rain, snow, dew, frost, and sprinklers.

    You can even wash them off with a hose.


    Temp

    temperature rating

    Extreme Cold Temperature rated from -40°F to 140 °F

    Humidity rated between up to 90%.


    Lens

    ptz lens

    Motorized PTZ Varifocal: 6.5 - 135mm
    70° - 4° of coverage

    Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom

    Learn about the 4 types of Zoom


    Day/Night

    night footage

    Long Range Infrared night vision up to 1600 FT

    Color video possible until 0.01 lux

    How to get the best footage at night


    Special

    special features

    True WDR (120db)

    Pan: 360° (endless) rotation
    Tilt: -15° ~ +90° (auto reverse)

    Seeing in shadows: Understanding WDR


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