Swann PRO-880 850 TVL Day & Night Vari-Focal Outdoor Bullet Camera

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About this product


  • Clear resolution, 850 TV line camera
  • Powerful night vision up to 40m
  • Analogue CCTV technology for higher resolution images even in low light conditions

Product overview

• Clear resolution, 850 TV line camera
• Powerful night vision up to 40m
• Analogue CCTV technology for higher resolution images even in low light conditions
• Variable viewing angle from 23 to 81 degrees to give a wide range of viewing angles from narrow corridors to wide gardens
• IP66 weatherproof rated for use indoor or outdoor
Special Feature
• On screen Display (OSD) controller to customise camera settings

What benefits does my bullet camera have?

A great addition to any security system the Swann PRO-880 is a flexible variable focus camera. With a viewing angle between 23 and 81 degrees, covering areas ranging from a narrow corridor to the entire front of a building is easy - and at 850 TV Lines the resolution will clearly show details such as faces and licence plates. Record even in total darkness with the 40m night vision powered by 36 LEDs, switching to black and white to improve the picture clarity.

What DVRs can my camera be recorded on?

Compatible with most BNC DVR, the PRO-880 is easy to record and easy to install. Just plug the camera straight into the BNC connectors on your DVR and start recording. The camera comes with an on-screen display controller which allows you to customise some of your camera’s settings through the RS-485 cable. The PRO-880 comes with everything you need for installation including a combined BNC/RS-485/power cable, power supply, screws and fixings. This camera can even be viewed remotely on your smartphone through the use of a networked DVR and a compatible app.

Where should I place my vari-focal camera?

Ideal for use indoors or outdoors, the PRO-880 has a weatherproof IP66 rating and sturdy vandal-resistant aluminium body. The vari-focal viewing angle can be set before installing the camera and manually adjusted on the camera itself for a range of viewing options. The variable focus, adjustable jointed mount and long night vision means this is a great multipurpose camera for almost any use. Bullet cameras are best placed on walls or in corners, and with its adjustable joints this camera can be set to face almost any direction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb picture almost photo like even in b&w in the pitch black. I ignored the review on this camera and bought it to see for myself as I really wanted this camera because it had the specification I wanted. Firstly let me say the other reviewer must have had a duff camera as the picture quality is superb, even in the pitch black. Please keep in mind with the pictures that they were taken on a blackberry phone and as such the pic quality is not as good as the pic quality I am getting on my monitor. It's plug and go straight out of the box, these are the default settings shown in the pic. one thing that it does do with the little control box is you can zoom in, from the comfort of your chair, up to 5 times and you keep the picture quality. There are lots of settings you can adjust for different lighting, contrast, brightness and sharpness amongst many others, should you wish to use them. It is solidly made and feels substantial. Every thing is in the box with a UK power adapter, It will go through any size cavity wall, feed the extension through first to the outside working from within, connect up the plugs, tape round the plugs (electricians tape) to secure and stop the plugs detaching, gently pull the wire extension through the hole, takes two of you one to mount the camera and one on the inside feeding the wires back inside, silicone sealer in the hole where the wires are and the camera mount is big enough to cover the wires and the hole, very neat and tidy. I will be, in the very near future, buying another one for the front of the house. This one is for the back covering my koi pond and back garden. This camera is very well made and constructed, easy to mount, with a bit of common sense and thought and very easy to set up, no more difficult than setting the picture up on your tv. I looked at cameras twice this price, my koi are my pride and joy, and the picture quality was not as good as the picture this camera produces.You will be hard pressed to get a camera this well made with so many features and superb picture quality night or day at this price, that you need search no further than this camera, you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great night time picture i bought this to replace swann 760pro that stopped working couldnt belive differance in picture quality day/night lights up whole back garden even when pitch black
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality product with easy setup. I bought this product a couple of months ago and is in use 24/7 in all weather and I am delighted with the quality and value for money
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent camera. bought to use as a outside camera and works very well. when night vision on its hard to tell the difference it's so good.
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Security A very good product and I will purchase another one.
Date published: 2016-08-22
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Analogue Yes
Hi Def Analogue No
Camera Type
Bullet Yes
Dome No
Pan Tilt Zoom No
Indoor Outdoor
Indoor Yes
Outdoor IP66 Rated (Weatherproof)
Connection fitting
Ethernet No
Cable Length 18 m
Image Sensor Swann TruColour
Resolution 850 TVL
Lens Size 2.8 mm - 12 mm
Recording Frame Rate N/A
Zoom magnification N/A
Still Image Capture N/A
Viewing Angle (Horizontal) 23° - 81°
Viewing Angle (Vertical) 23° - 81°
Rotation angle N/A
Day/Night Mode? Yes (colour during day / switches to B&W at night)
Night Vision
Night Vision Distance 40 m
Number of Infra-Red LEDs 36
Infra-Red LED Lifespan (Average) 10,000 Hours
Min Illumination 0 Lux
Remote monitoring from mobile device No
Push alerts to your mobile device No
One way audio No
Two way audio No
Operating Systems and Protocols
Windows N/A
Apple IOS N/A
Android N/A
Other N/A
Wireless Connectivity
Wireless? No
Frequency? N/A
Digital? N/A
Wi-Fi? N/A
Operating Power DC 12 V
Operating Temperature -20°C to 50°C
Body Construction Aluminium
Dimensions – Camera 260 mm x 83 mm x 160 mm
Dimensions - Wall Mount 100 mm x 60 mm x 60 mm
Weight – Camera 865 g
Backlight Compensation Adjustable
White Balance Adjustable
Gain Control Adjustable
Package contents
PRO-880™ Camera
OSD Controller
BNC Cable 18m
BNC to RCA Adapter
Cable Managed Bracket
Mounting Screws & Plugs
Operating Instructions
Theft Deterrent Stickers

do these record sound?

Asked by: jackie8
No, these cameras do not have any built in microphones.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-07-15

Does this camera replace the Swann PRO-780

Asked by: Click
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-08

Is this camera compatible with the Swann dvr 4400

Asked by: Picasso1705
This would work with the 4400 series Swann DVR, however you would need to change the encode settings for the connected channel to 960H. Be aware that the 4400 series DVR manages encode settings in pairs, so, for example, if you change channel 1 it will also change channel 2 making both incompatible with the 720p digital cameras designed for the system.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-07-06

Hi there.  Just wondering if I purchase this what further equipment will be needed to use the camera efficiently? Thanks

Asked by: JakeT
A DVR in the link below http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/swann-dvr4-4200-4-channel-960h-dvr-with-500-gb-hdd-n89cd and a screen to see it on in the link below http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/sentient-195-1080p-full-hd-cctv-monitor-with-hard-glass-a20tq
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-30

Hi is this camera compatible with dvr8 1260h

Asked by: twizzle665
This should work fine with that DVR.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-16

Hi, is this camera compatible with the 1400 Swann DVR?

Asked by: Jamie
Yes this will work fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-06-06

Can you tell me if this camera will be able to detect car registrations better than the current model we use (resolution 720p) as it blurs them out (at 5-6 meters away). I guidance on what camera would be able to zoom into registrations clearly. 

Asked by: Weets
We do not have any suitable for guaranteed number plate recognition.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-05-26

Can you tell me if this camera is compatible with the 4400 HDVR recorder

Asked by: Tommy
Yes but to see the picture you need to tell the DVR that you are using a 960H type camera. The image results from this camera will be considerably poorer than from the 720p cameras that come with the system. The following chart shows the difference between camera types. http://www.swann.com/media/swann-camera-compatibility.pdf
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-25
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