A client has a need for cameras that are capable of excellent night-time performance but they want Axis cameras in order to more easily live stream to Youtube with Camstreamer. They were very impressed with the Hikvision Darkfighter series but Camstreamer doesn't work on anything but Axis.
I admit to being completely unfamiliar with the Axis line. I see they have "Lightfinder" which I suspect is their Darkfighter equivalent but I want to ensure the performance is similar. I know enough not to go by manufacturer's claimed lux specs.
Has anyone had enough experience with Hik and Axis to recommend something? Minimum specs are 1080p30, preferably 1080p60, format (dome/box/bullet) isn't terribly important but budget is. If it's going to be a $2,000 Axis camera they might just be better off with a $200 Value-series Hik Darkfighter and a cheap PC to handle the streaming, but the lack of additional hardware with Camstreamer is very enticing.