I am looking for an indoor camera with the following requirements:

  • night vision with infrared (i.e. can see in a 100% dark room)
  • no Internet access needed
  • save video (e.g. on an SD card)
  • at least 480p
  • doesn't need to have a microphone but it is ok if it has one

I don't have a hard threshold on the price but below 100 USD sounds reasonable.

My use case: I am performing a study on sleep positions with several human subjects. Understandably, they want privacy, which an Internet access cannot guarantee.

I have found many cameras satisfying all requirements except the no Internet requirement, e.g.:

Related but different: Security camera that doesn't use a third party


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I found a dash cam that fits your requirements:

AUKEY Dash Cam, Full HD 1080P, 170° Wide Angle Lens, Night Vision, Car Dashboard Camera

It sells for $90 on Amazon.com

  • Supports recording resolutions of: 1080p 30fps, 720p 30/60fps, 480p
  • No wifi or internet connection
  • Saves to a MicroSD card (up to 128GB)
  • Good night vision capaiblity (according to product description and "Verified Purchase" reviews)
  • Below 100 USD (90 USD)

  • Can record continuously (loop/overwrite) or do timelapses

  • Has a microphone

  • Wide FOV (170 degrees)

  • Screws on to a suction cup or adhesive mount (since it is a dash cam)

It is only USB powered, meaning that you might need a USB power brick like this. Also, if you want to record in 1080p for 10 or so hours, I would recommend a SD card with a capacity of at least 64GB.

  • Thanks, I think for dashcams night vision means at night but not in a ~100% dark environment. So I doubt it would work for my use case (video of people sleeping in a dark room). Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 2:14
  • @FranckDernoncourt No problem, in that case, I assume you're talking about infrared capability rather than low light sensitivity?
    – 0-60FPS
    Commented Jan 2, 2017 at 5:17
  • Correct, looking for infrared. I edited the question to make it clearer. Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 22:15

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