We are on the tail end of completing our thermal camera shootout and are underway testing of panoramic / 360 cameras. As we look forward to the rest of the year, I wanted to preview what we are thinking of and see what you wanted to be done.
Here's what we have planned so far:
- Panoramic / 360 shootout - This is important because of so many recent entrants, a variety of approaches and so much confusion about how well panoramic works.
- Covert shootout - With Axis releasing a covert HD offering and increased buzz about IP being used in covert, we want to see how it truly stacks up against top tier analog pinhole lenses. We've already bought all the cameras and have this queued up.
- Integrated IR shootout - With lots of new integrated IR MP cameras, we want to see how performance varies, especially for IR distance, evenness, and overall night time image quality. We haven't started this. It's just in the idea phase.
- Minidome shootout - Minidomes are quite popular due to their low cost and small size but how much of a performance difference exists amongst them especially in harsh light or low light conditions.
Beyond that, we will continue to test individual manufacturers, Dahua being the top priority as they seem to be gaining ground at the low end of the market and we have never tested them.
What else? Comments? Questions?