IPVMU Certified | 08/27/15 09:13pm
Here's a quick comparison between the Axis and Vivotek using our Comparison Tool:
That particular Geovision camera isn't part of the database, but it is a 3MP, D/N, 3mm - 9mm varifocal, IR integrated, IP67, PoE, ONVIF S bullet cam.
First question, is 1080p sufficient?
I think 1080P is sufficient but also like the concept of a higher resolution camera. I am primarily concerned with reliable products that provide a strong picture. I didn't know if Geovision / Vivotek were as reliable as Axis or Samsung (SNO-7084). Appreciate the help.
Thanks for the quick reply! You gave me a lot to think about. Any thoughts on Samsung?
The Samsung was going to be a SNO-7084. I think I will probably do Axis, Vivo or Samsung. I feel like these brands have a stronger support network in place as compared to Geovision or even Hikvision.
IPVMU Certified | 08/30/15 04:28pm
I'm a big fan of the GeoVision BL3410. It is true WDR, and auto-focus motorized lens. Very helpful for getting the right shot and keeping it in focus. No need to open it up and break the factory watertight seal. The cost difference between the 3400 and the 3410 is less than $40. Never had a failure.
Thanks for the input chuck. It looks like the BL3410 is ~600. At that pricepoint is worth the extra $100-150 to move into the Samsung SNO-7084R series (e.g. is there a noticeable difference in performance / quality for the extra money)? I really appreciate the help.
IPVMU Certified | 08/30/15 07:54pm
Since I'm a GeoVision snob, I've never used a Samsung. We tend to use GeoVision, Axis and Panasonic. We buy GeoVision right from the factory, and get rather good pricing, substantially less than ~600. I do look at the IPVM reviews and use the camera finder to look at comparisons.