We are going to do an "Axis vs Hikvision High-End Camera Shootout".
This is timely because of the rise in Chinese manufacturers and the questions about whether they can compete at the high end. Last year, we did a Hikvision high end test against Avigilon, Bosch, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony but did not include Axis.
Axis will get to pick their 'best' camera. Hikvision will get to pick their 'best' camera. A dome for each would be most appropriate as those are the most common form factor purchased. We will buy whatever those cameras are.
Each manufacturer will be allowed to pick 5 testing scenarios / features that best represents their unique strengths. For example, Axis might want a scene that emphasizes P-Iris or add on analytics, etc. Those scenarios will be added to our standard daytime / low light / IR / WDR / bandwidth, etc. tests.
Each manufacturer will be invited to send a representative to our Pennsylvania office to setup / review the test results.
Timeline: The test will be done in late March for a release prior to ISC West 2015.
Let us know what you would like to see in this test.