An intelligent, compact camera designed for image processing in edge computing applications. The camera features a built-in processor, local storage, and various communication interfaces, making it an excellent platform for IoT applications where an intelligent sensor needs to process visual data. The camera includes a built-in video recorder and an embedded astronomical clock (for sensitivity adjustment). An additional neural processing unit (NPU) can also be connected to the camera. The device is prepared to operate in outdoor conditions and can be powered by batteries.