The nest box camera works very similar as human eyes. It can produce beautiful color image when the light is sufficient. Even the camera has good sensitivity, the extra light still can improve the image quality dramatically. You can make a whole at the side to introduce more light into your bird box.
The camera will light up the infrared in the dark environment automatically. The infrared is being controlled by photocell. You can’t switch ON/OFF the camera manually. Once the camera infrared is turned on. The camera will switch to black and white (B/W) to enhance the sensitivity. The camera will deliver the black and white video after the infrared is turned on.
Introduce more light into your nest box can increase the chance have color image at day. If there is no sufficient light entering into your nest box, the camera may maintain the black and white image even in the day time.