Does Axis Overall Capabilities Justify Its Higher Price Vs Hikvision?

This debate broke out when an integrator using Hikvision shared his problems with their camera management vs Axis. So make your case - yes or no.

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User *********, ********, *** ******* ***********: Im sure Axis wins this. I havent used an Axis in years but admittedly, Hikivision and just about every other Chinese manufacturer needs improvement in this area. Cameras web interfaces are fine, but much more simplification is needed in their CMS software. If this stuff is of great importance to you, so much so that you want to pay 2-3 times more on a camera, then go with Axis. Admittedly, I can think of some scenarios where this would come into play.

General ******** ***********: The answer is quite simply, No. No it is not worth the higher price when looking at compartively specked cameras. Actually, as the previous post mentioned, sometimes Hikvision outperforms Axis and is lower prices. If what you care about most is a camera that provides a good image, is durable and reliable, then cost/value equation doesnt make sense with Axis.

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