We are not formally announcing this yet but the feature is available and I want to preview it with you, our regular discussion readers.
Often you are considering a specific camera or have one proposed to you. It can be hard to tell how good or bad that one is compared to the thousands of cameras out there, especially since there are so many variations across cameras.
Most Similar Cameras (And Less Expensive)
What IPVM has done is found the most similar cameras to every other camera. Now, you can look up a camera and see the cameras with the most similar features. Equally importantly, it immediately shows you price differences, so you can find lower cost options that deliver the same specs.
These comparables are now displayed on every camera's profile page on IPVM. For example, consider the Axis M3005-V. Profile pages now have a section called 'Closet Comparable Cameras' like so:
Here's another example with an Avigilon camera (3MP IR bullet):
We have an algorithm that inputs weights for key camera features (e.g., resolution, form factor, indoor/outdoor, frame rate, IR, WDR and another dozen ones). We then tabulate scores for every camera against every other camera in the IPVM database, ranking the top matches.
What Do You Think? / Try It Now
We'd like you to try it out. From the Camera Finder, click on any camera model's link in the results to pull up their details page or simply type in a camera model into our search field at the top right of every page.
Any problems? Any suggestions? Post them now.