Advances in Form Factors Available

By John Honovich, Published May 10, 2009, 08:00pm EDT

In the beginning of 2008, there were very few form factor options for megapixel cameras. Almost all of them were "box" units (except for Mobotix). Form factor options are important for environmental and aesthetic issues.

Since then, we have seen a lot of advances - Axis now has multiple megapixel dome options (including the new 720p dome). IQinVision has 3 lines of advanced form factor options (including the new 4 series). Basler has entered the surveillance market with tiny megapixel cameras [link no longer available] (even smaller than Arecont's).

This is another sign of the maturing of the megapixel market.

[Update 2012: Essentially every form factor is available for megapixel IP cameras today.]

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