Reolink Releases its First 16MP Dual-Lens Camera: The Duo 3

Yesterday, Reolink’s newest addition, the Duo 3 PoE dropped, featuring a whopping 16 megapixels. In doing so it helps address the perennial complaint: “It’s not clear enough.”

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a clear image from your security camera could be worth a lot more—perhaps even a priceless peace of mind or a crucial piece of evidence.

A lot of dual-lens cameras tend to have pixelated footage when zoomed in, as they are looking to cover a wider range with a limited number of pixels. This leaves one to wonder if the person wandering on your front porch is a known friend or a potential threat.

Why are megapixels so important? In a nutshell, more megapixels mean more detail.

Despite big strides in motion detection tech, without a sharp image, these innovations just aren’t being used to their full potential.

Having been unveiled last month at CES, the Reolink Duo 3’s dual 4K sensors and a potent quad-core SOC chip grant panoramic views and clarity, even at distances up to 80 feet.

I also like the look of the Motion Track feature, which can overlay a sequence of motions onto a single image, saving time scanning over events.

That being said, innovation comes at a price with Duo 3 currently listing at $168.99 via Reolink (Coupon code D3P10F for the Reolink Duo3 currently gets you 10% off).

Extra features like the ability to customize its alert triggers, from floodlights to alarm sirens, should just about help justify the cost.

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