This camera combines a High Grade CCD and Powerful Infrared. With the weather-proof housing, it works great outdoor and allow to see clearly in total darkness. The infrared IR array will give you ample light up to 80 feet away, and the built-on sun shade/rain sheild is a plus. The built-in 4.0mm ~ 9.0mm auto iris vari-focal lens give you the flexibility to get the best quailty picuter. Easy to install and simple to operate, this camera will deliver years of trouble free service.