Arecont 10MP G5 Tested

By: Ethan Ace, Published on May 31, 2016

For years, Arecont Vision had an advantage with their 10 megapixel cameras as few rivals offered more than 5MP. Indeed, they capitalized on it by claiming one could replace 32.7 analog cameras, pushing pixels per dollar, and more. But now, with 4K cameras common and 12MP and even 20MP available, what is the real advantage to their MegaVideo line?

We bought a 5th Generation 10MP model, the AV10215, to find out, testing against current 4K and 12MP models from Axis and Bosch in full light and low light scenes narrow and wide. Here is a preview:

Note: This is part of our test of Arecont's latest generation G5 line. Readers should also see our tests of the AV1215 Stellar low light camera and Arecont HD WDR G5 Camera Tested.

*** *****,******* ********* ** ********* **** ***** ** megapixel ******* ** *** rivals ******* **** **** 5MP. ******, **** *********** on ** ** ******** *** ***** ******* 32.7 ****** *******,******* ****** *** ******, *** ****. *** now, **** ** ******* common *** **** *** even **** *********, **** is *** **** ********* ** their ********* ****?

** ****** * *** Generation **** *****, **********, ** **** ***, testing ******* ******* ** and **** ****** **** Axis *** ***** ** full ***** *** *** light ****** ****** *** wide. **** ** * preview:

****: **** ** **** of *** **** ** Arecont's ****** ********** ** line. ******* ****** **** see *** ***** ** the****** ******* *** ***** camera *** ******* ** *** ** Camera ******.

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*** ******* ** **** camera *** *********** ********* ******** to ******* ** (*** higher **********) *******:

  • **** ******* ***** *******:*** ******* ******** *** worst ******* ** ******* tested ** **** ***** scenes, **** ************ ** bright/white ******* **** ** the **** ***** *** more ********** ******* ** darker *****.
  • **** *** ***** ***********:****** **** ****** ******* **** at ~* *** *** unusable ** ***** ***** scenes, ******* ***** **** competitors, **** **** ** switched ******* ** *** binning **** **** ***** resolution *** ******** *** light *********** **** ******** to ****.
  • *** *********:*** ***** **** ** 7 ******** ** **** 4K ****** **** ** Axis (** ***) *** new **** ******* (**-** FPS) **** ** ***** and *********.
  • ***** **** ******:***** **** ********* ** 4-5 ** *** ***** in *** *****.
  • **** ********:*** ** **** *** the ******* **** ***** bandwidth ** ******* ** this ****, ****** * Mb/s ****** **** *** higher ********** ***** ****. Bitrates ** *** ***** scenes **** ******** ***** due ** *** ****** black ****** ********.

****: ******* **** ***** marketed ** ********** *, all ** ***** ****** were ******* ** **** Arecont **** ******* ** have ******, ** ****.

*******

*** ******* *********-* ***** for ~$*** *** ******, not ********* ****. *** UHD45-10 **** **** ** this **** ***** *** an ********** ~$*** ******, bringing ***** **** ** ~$750.

**** ** ***** **** many ******* **/**** ******, **** as *** **** *****-* (~$950) ** ***** ***-***** (~$1,500) ** **** ****, though ***** ****** ** not **** *** ********* issues **** ** *******'* 10MP.

****: ******* ***** *** 4K *****, *** *******-***, ***** claims ** ***. *******, this ***** ** *** yet ********, ******* ******* first ********** ** **** than *** ***** ***.

Physical ********

*** *********-* ****** ****** *** same **** ****** ** past ******* ********* *******, a ******* "****** ****" box ******. *** **** notable *** ******** ** remote ***** *** ****, controlled *** ** ********** connector ** *** **** of *** ****** ***** to *** **** (** addition ** *** ** auto-iris *****).

*******, ******* ********** **** *** lenses *** **, ******* of ***** ******* ****** focus/zoom. *** **** **** options **** **** ***** resolution ****** *** ***** for *** ****.

** **** * **** at *** ******** ************ of *** ****** *** new **** **** ****:

 

Low *** ***** ****

*** *** ***** **** (specified *** ******) ** the ******* ** **** is * ***, **** ***** than **** ******* ** cameras (********* ** ***) or **** ****** (**-** FPS). Additionally, ***** *** *** issues ***** ****** **** *** frame **** **********:

***** ****

** *** *****, ***** rate ******* ** ~*-* at *****, **** *****. 

************ ***** * ***

************, **** *** ******'* web ********* *** ***** allow ***** ** *** frame ***** ***** *, which *** ** ********* and *********** *** ***** unaware ** ***** ***********. Some *** ****** ** FPS *** *******, *** only ******* *-*.

*** ******'* *** ********* allows ***** ** *** frame ***** ***** *, seen ****:

** ** *** *********, seen **** ** *****:

** *** *****, *** camera ************ *** ******* 10 ***, ** ********* by ***** *** ********* in ****** *********. *******, this *** *** **********, and ** ** ************ ***** ****** ** FPS ** **** **********.

Full ***** *********** 

** ****** *** **** model ******* ******* *********** 4K *** **** ******* in * **** **** office ***, **** *****:

 

** **** ***, *** is ****** *****, **-** in *** ***** ******* tested. *** ******* **** camera ********** *********** *** test *****, **** ******* details ******* ** *** Bosch **** ******. **** the **** *****-* ******** rough ******* ******* *** legibility ** *** **** chart.

****, ** ****** ** a ******** *** ** show *********** **** *** is **** (~*** ** the **** *****).

**** *** ** ***** high ******, ******* ******** by *** ******* *** roughly *******. ******* ******* in *** ***** **** camera *** ******** *******. 

Low ***** *********** 

** *** *****, * lux *** *****, *** Arecont ** **** ********* very ****** ** **** resolution, ****** ******* *****, with ******* *** ******* nor **** ***** ******* at ***. ******* ******* on ******** ****** ***********, with *** ******* ******* (though ** *******) *** some ********** ******* ***********.

******* ** **** ******* performance **********, *** *********** below **** **** **** the ******* **** ****** in ******* ****.

*********** ***********

*** ******* ******** ** usable ******* ** *** subject, ****** *-* ***** of *** **** *****. The ***** **** ****** produces *** **** ******* of *** ******* ** this *****, ******** ** the **** ****.

*******, ** * ****** scene, ~*.***, *** ******* G5 **** ** ****** completely *****, **** ** details ** *** *******, chart, ** **********:

Bandwidth ***********

*** ******* **** *** the ******* **** ***** and *** ***** ******** of *** ****** ******, but * ****** ** 2-3 **/* ** **** scenes. ** *.***, ******* drops *************, ***** *** Bosch **** ****** ****** higher. *******, *** ******* camera ******** ** ****** images ** **** ***** level, ****** * ***** scene, ***** ****** ******** at ***** *** **** chart, **** ***** ******* showing *** *******.

**** **** ********* *** tested ** * ***, the ******* ***** **** *** Arecont ****** ******** **** day *** *****.

******* ******* ********* ** 30-40% ** *** ***** scenes. **** **** ** 10MP **********, *** ****** produces ** ****** ****** at * *** ** 0.1lx, ***** ** **** when ******.

*************

*** **** ** *** G5 *** ********* ******* unchanged **** **** ********* cameras, **** ** *** screencast *****. **** **** G5 ******* ******* ** "Balanced" ******** ****, ***** uses ** ** **** exposure, ********* ** **** in *** ***** ******. Users ****** *** "**** Speed" **** ** ******* blur, ** *** ***** modes *** ******* ****** of **** ********.

Test **********

*** ******* **** ****** using ******* ******** ****** otherwise *********, **** *** following ******* ** *** cameras:

  • *.***, * ***, ~** ************ was ****
  • */*** ******* ******* *****

******** ******** **** ** this ****:

  • ******* ****** *********-*: *****
  • **** *****-*: *.**.*.*
  • ***** ***-*****-***: *.**.***

Comments (1)

So it's still Arecont as we know it :-)

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