I'm planning to make a project with a raspberry pi and pi cam as a toy car surveillance.

IP cam is commonly used, so I was thinking if the pi cam has the same features with the IP cam such as the nightvision (auto detect or could be coded).

Please guide me. Thank you

  • Not an answer, but technically I believe the difference between the noir cam and the normal one is that the normal one has an infrared filter removed -- a bit about that here, which implies to me it is probably a one or the other way deal with that. Also relevant: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_and_night_camera ...Which implies what the pi camera doesn't have that a day/night camera has is a specialized DSP.
    – goldilocks
    Commented Dec 1, 2019 at 15:05
  • Not the normal PI camera. Other yes, of course there are. However, I suggest to deeply look on the web: is full of ideas and component!! Have a look here.
    – Leos313
    Commented Dec 1, 2019 at 15:23

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Yes, there is a Pi cam that can do both. It can be set on auto detect to record during the day and night. I found this one on Amazon.

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    Thank you for your answer. Very much helpful for my project :) Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 13:18
  • You're very much welcome!
    – Daniel
    Commented May 19, 2020 at 1:00

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