The resolution of photos captured by a surveillance camera depends on the camera’s specifications. Some cameras are designed to capture high-resolution photos, while others may capture lower quality images. For example, some basic surveillance cameras may capture photos at a resolution of 1080p, while more advanced models may capture photos at resolutions of 2K or 4K.
Higher resolution photos generally have more detail and are clearer, making it easier to identify people or objects in the images. However, higher resolution photos may also require more storage space and may take longer to upload or transfer. For more information see our Photo Resolutions Calculator.
It’s worth noting that generally captured photo resolutions will be much higher than video on the same camera. For example, a 20 MP camera lens will often capture videos in 1080p (1920×1080 pixels), but still image snapshots can be up to 5472×3648 pixels.