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Pros: Very good image in daylight or artificial light. Noise (grain) is under control in both daylight and IR operation.
Cons: IR capabilites are severely limited. This camera is not equipped to prevent overexposure as the subject moves closer to the camera.
Because it is a medium wide angle camera, there is less detail at distance. In IR mode, there is no possibility of facial recognition at distance - say 10 ft or more. Unfortunately, as the subject moves closer to the camera, the subject becomes more and more overexposed.
As a result, there is no hope for facial recognition at any distance using IR.
Other Thoughts: This camera does not switch from color to greyscale under low light conditions. It does not compensate for overexposure during IR operation.
If you are going to use the camera in daylight or if you have sufficient artificial light at night, it is a good product. It is useless as an IR, zero-lux camera.
Pros: Installed easily
DVI Works as advertised - I haven't tried the VGA or HDMI outputs
Cons: ATI Drivers were uncomfortable to load
HDMI audio driver would not load
Other Thoughts: I bought this card because I made a stupid mistake in purchasing my last motherboard. I neglected to assure that the MB had a DVI port. So, after trying to run a 1680 x 150 display from the onboard VGA, it was plain that a video card was needed.
This card does exactly what I need for an office workstation - clear output and very little heat. Passive cooling is perfect for this application.
One egg off for the driver installation.
Pros: Good Looking on the outside - spacious and well laid out on the inside.
All internal cables are neatly done, properly marked, and long enough to reach where they are needed.
Fit and finish as good as any.
Cons: Really, really horrible instructions.
A few sharp edges.
Other Thoughts: Did I mention those really, really horrible instructions. It took some time to figure out that optical drives can only be properly mounted with the front panel installed.
Of course this means that the front panel then cannot be removed without first removing all optical drives.