I’ve looked at a few other cameras before and the lens on this one is a much wider angle than any of the others I found.
This is important because the wider the angle the more you can see, and when mounting in a bird box camera is going to be pretty close to the action.
So, you need a wide field of view to see the whole box instead of just the bit in the middle.
Bird Box Camera Night Vision, 700TVL Video and Audio Review
- The First HD IP Bird Box Camera
- Green Feathers brand, exclusive to SpyCameraCCTV
- Records crisp HD video with 3 times the detail of standard bird box cameras
- Tiny IP network camera connects straight to your router
- Mobile and iPad access to watch wherever you are using the app. Please note – this is UK stock, so ships with British plugs, however is fully compatible with plug adapters
Pros & Prices:
The camera has a small mounting bracket so you can screw it to the box (screw not supplied). I saw some boxes on Amazon which were marketed as being designed for cameras (with a perspex window to let light in and a clip for the camera) but were in the £30-£35 price range.
The camera has little IR LEDs which illuminate the box without disturbing the birds. The box is perfect in day or night even without having a perspex window, to allow extra light in and the mounting bracket on the camera means there is no benefit in having one fitted to a box anyway.
I recommend getting a box with a hinged lid though as it makes installation easy.
The power cable supplied is too short for anything more than hanging the box outside your window, if you plan to put it in a tree in the garden you will need to buy an extension cable as well.
Set up is simple, connect the receiver to your TV using the composite cables supplied (yellow and white phono plugs) and switch on the camera. The camera focus is adjustable so it’s best to set it up in the box while in front of the TV so you can get the focus and camera angle right before you hang the box in the garden.
Cons & Consolation:
My only word of warning is that you need to remember the quoted range of 50 metres is the maximum range under ideal conditions. My box is approx 15 metres from the house in the back garden and while it works fine connected to a TV in the back of the house I cannot get a picture if I try on a TV in the front.
We gave the Wireless Bird Box Camera