Excerpt: So far I have 5 video cameras on our home security system. Three are Swan 780's and two are Swan 642's. I selected the Pro 780 because the manual zoom feature allowes one to optimize the field of view of each camera. So far I am happy with this decision. Also the 780 has very good night vision capability, It is significantly better than the 642 and it totally surpasses the paltry capabilities of my son's video surveillance cameras.
Excerpt: i bought this to go along with my other swann 530 cameras... i thought this was going to be a huge difference between the 530 and 780 (600tvl vs 700 tvl) not a big difference at all... i mean this is a good camera but for the money id much rather bought 2 more 530s for LESS money than this one. it zooms and changes its viewing angle but it is completely manual! you have to remove the adjustment caps off the back of the camera and then adjust and re focus it!
Pros: Accurate, Easy To Set Up, Everything Except Dvr
Excerpt: While it still works even being so dirty it is not reliable to get a camera like that. There is a visible dust inside and the lens has a hair right across (maybe it's scratched, hard to say). The video doesn't look too sharp. It is acceptable, but I cannot say I'm very happy with it, and I'd say it's below average. It took a very long time to get this camera, but this is a downside of a free delivery.
Excerpt: I have 5 Swann Cameras out of the eight I am running. This is the second Pro 780 that I have. The night vision is so superior over my 630's. It is much brighter more like day light. It is the same as the 630 only much improved night vision. I am making this my number one camera if I should need another.