At 4MP, this camera is a step up from even 1080p/2MP but imagine if you are going to HD for the first time and finally moving away from Analog. The difference would be like night and day and you’ll be able to zoom in and see detail that you could only imagine in the past. You’ll have your reasons for getting a security surveillance system but consider those videos that you see on the nightly news. You know the ones . . . the ones where you ask “How are you supposed to identify anyone from that grainy picture?” Spend a little more so people aren’t asking that about you on the nightly news!