Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code has the following line of dialogue from Foaly:

"Cameras have better eyes than humans. Did you ever see a TV picture on television? The camera breaks down the pixels. If you go down that corridor behind cam-foil, you're going to look like two people behind a projector screen."

If the above statement is correct, then why did Butler use Cam-foil while he was threatening Arno Blunt in the prison? It was also mentioned by Sid Commons that they might check the tapes.

Why did Holly allow Butler to use Cam-foil if she knew that he would very well be visible when they checked the tapes?

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    The camera in prison was definitely not as precise as the camera in Spiro's place
    – Righter
    Commented Mar 15, 2021 at 6:25
  • @Righter, what do you mean by precise here? Commented Mar 15, 2021 at 8:25
  • Eh, like good quality
    – Righter
    Commented Mar 15, 2021 at 9:28

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Foaly had wiped Butler from the camera feed already

Just before Butler puts on the camouflage foil, Holly twists a video clip around a cable on the wall and says:

"OK," she said, listening to Foaly's voice in her ear. "We're in. Foaly has wiped our patterns from the video. We are camera and mike-proof now."

Chapter 11: The Invisible Man - The Eternity Code

The cam foil was used by Butler to scare Arno Blunt, and was already hacked off the camera feed.

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    nice observation! Looks like I've gotta read that book all over again. 😅 Commented Mar 15, 2021 at 13:23

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