5mp HD Lipstick Camera [4k Video]

The 5MP-BL52 is an HD lipstick camera that supports 5 megapixel video surveillance resolution. Watch the above 4K video surveillance demo recording using this 5mp lipstick security camera.

You may be asking why we recorded a 5 megapixel surveillance camera at 4k resolution. The reason is because most HD TVs and HDMI monitors are either 1080p or 4k resolution. There are no native 5 megapixel TVs out there. This camera is either going to be connected to a DVR, which will be connected to a monitor. Or, it may be connected to a TV without a DVR using a BNC to HDMI converter. Either way, 5mp security cameras are typically connected to 4K monitors. This means that the 5mp video is stretched to 4K when it is being viewed.

You can see in the above video that stretching 5mp resolution to 4k can still look great. To record the above video, we connected the camera to this 16ch iDVR-PRO16H AHD hybrid DVR. This DVR is capable of recording 5mp video, but the HDMI output of the DVR supports 4k resolution. We have ours connected to a 4K smart TV. When we view this camera live on this TV or play back recorded video, the 5mp video is stretched to 4K.

If you watch the above video on a 4k monitor, you should select 4K resolution in the YouTube player to experience exactly what this looks like.

Supported Video Formats

The 5MP-BL52 is a multi-format coax cable / BNC security camera that also supports 4 megapixel and analog CCTV (CVBS) video. The following video formats and resolutions are supported.

  • 5mp Resolution – AHD, HD-TVI
  • 4mp Resolution – AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI
  • 960H Resolution – Analog CVBS (analog CCTV)

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HD Lipstick Camera


You can find the latest specification and pricing on the 5MP-BL52 lipstick camera here. Some readers may not be familiar with the term “lipstick cameras”. These camera types are also known as bullet security cameras because of their small cylinder shape.

DVR Compatibility

For new system installations, CCTV Camera Pros highly recommends iDVR-PRO AHD hybrid DVRs for use with this camera. However, we also work with many customers that have existing DVRs and are looking for compatible security cameras as replacements. The various video formats that the 5MP-BL52 supports make it compatible with many other DVRs.  We also have many other HD security cameras and analog CCTV cameras that are compatible with Swann DVRs, Samsung DVRs, Night Owl DVRs, Lorex DVRs, QSee DVRs, and many others.

Some manufacturers make it difficult to find a security camera compatible with their DVR. This is intentional so that customers think that they need to buy only from them. We help customers figure out which security cameras are compatible with DVRs.

If you need help, you can email me at mike@cctvcamerapros.net.

Video Transcript

This video footage was recorded with a BL52 5 megapixel lipstick camera connected to an iDVR-PRO surveillance DVR.

The camera was installed by attaching the mount to a ceiling tile in the corner of the room.

This security cameras 3.6mm fixed lens provides a 90 degree field of view which perfectly covers small to medium sized rooms without any blind spots.

This room is 29 feet long by 16 feet wide.

Although this lipstick camera supports 5 megapixel resolution, this video surveillance footage was recorded at 4k resolution. Similarly to how low resolution analog CCTV cameras are very often displayed on high definition TVs which stretches the image, this 5 megapixel video is being stretched to 4k resolution. You can see that the the quality is still excellent.

The 5MP-BL52 is enclosed in a compact lipstick style housing. Lipstick cameras are also known as bullet security cameras.

This camera supports multiple high definition video surveillance formats.

Installers can very simply select the video format they want to use with the small joystick that is attached to this cameras video cable.

5 megapixel resolution is supported in AHD and HD-TVI video format.

4 Megapixel resolution is supported in AHD, HD-TVI, and HD-CVI video formats.

And 960H resolution is supported in analog CCTV video format.

The camera’s 3.6mm lens provide a wide angle 90 degree field of view.

The IP66 weatherproof housing make this camera a good fit for indoor and outdoor installation.

This camera supports wide dynamic range which allows it to compensate for variations in light levels.

To learn more about this HD lipstick camera, please visit www.cctvcamerapros.com/BL52.

Thank you for watching!

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