I am observing that my new Ring Doorbell camera does not handle bright backgrounds encountered at my home.
How can I change camera brightness and/or exposure?
Is there an adjustment that can be made to change the brightness and/or image exposure of the video doorbell?
My doorbell location is under a deep covered porch that faces north. Consequently, the porch is naturally dark. However, during the day, the background is extremely bright. This causes the overall exposure to be far over-exposed in the center view of the camera, which makes the camera pretty much not-usable during the day. I can’t find any brightness or exposure adjustments in the settings for the video camera. I suspect that the Ring Doorbell camera simply can not handle the bright backgrounds in a darker environment, such as my home.
When the background is dark, such as in the early morning or evening, the video image is fine. Also, at night, when everything is dark, the regular night-vision video works fine as well. So the problem time that the video image is not usable is during the day.
I have attached images that show the following:
RING_daytime_IMG_7359 - Shows the problem. This was captured in the middle of a bright sunny day. Note that the center of the image is grossly over exposed.
RING_dark_IMG_7356 - Shows an acceptable image. This was captured extremely early in the morning when the skies are dark.
RING_early_morning - Shows an acceptable image. This was captured right at sunrise, and you can see color in the image. However, within 5 minutes, the image becomes “blown-out” (overexposed) to where you can’t see anything in the center of the camera view.
Please advise on how to correct this situation.