Arecont 10MP G5 Tested

Author: 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.

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*** ******* ** **** ****** *** *********** ********* ******** ** ******* 4K (*** ****** **********) *******:

  • **** ******* ***** *******:*** ******* ******** *** ***** ******* ** ******* ****** ** full ***** ******, **** ************ ** ******/***** ******* **** ** the **** ***** *** **** ********** ******* ** ****** *****.
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  • *** *********:*** ***** **** ** * ******** ** **** ** ****** such ** **** (** ***) *** *** **** ******* (**-** FPS) **** ** ***** *** *********.
  • ***** **** ******:***** **** ********* ** *-* ** *** ***** ** *** light.
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****: ******* **** ***** ******** ** ********** *, *** ** these ****** **** ******* ** **** ******* **** ******* ** have ******, ** ****.

*******

*** ******* *********-* ***** *** ~$*** *** ******, *** ********* lens. *** *****-** **** **** ** **** **** ***** *** an ********** ~$*** ******, ******** ***** **** ** ~$***.

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****: ******* ***** *** ** *****, *** *******-***, ***** ****** ** FPS. *******, **** ***** ** *** *** ********, ******* ******* first ********** ** **** **** *** ***** ***.

Physical ********

*** *********-* ****** ****** *** **** **** ****** ** **** ******* MegaVideo *******, * ******* "****** ****" *** ******. *** **** notable *** ******** ** ****** ***** *** ****, ********** *** an ********** ********* ** *** **** ** *** ****** ***** to *** **** (** ******** ** *** ** ****-**** *****).

*******, ******* ********** **** *** ****** *** **, ******* ** ***** include ****** *****/****. *** **** **** ******* **** **** ***** resolution ****** *** ***** *** *** ****.

** **** * **** ** *** ******** ************ ** *** camera *** *** **** **** ****:

 

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

*** *** ***** **** (********* *** ******) ** *** ******* G5 **** ** * ***, **** ***** **** **** ******* ** cameras (********* ** ***) ** **** ****** (**-** ***). ************, ***** are *** ****** ***** ****** **** *** ***** **** **********:

***** ****

** *** *****, ***** **** ******* ** ~*-* ** *****, seen *****. 

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*** ******'* *** ********* ****** ***** ** *** ***** ***** above *, **** ****:

** ** *** *********, **** **** ** *****:

** *** *****, *** ****** ************ *** ******* ** ***, as ********* ** ***** *** ********* ** ****** *********. *******, this *** *** **********, *** ** ** ************ ***** ****** ** *** ** **** **********.

Full ***** *********** 

** ****** *** **** ***** ******* ******* *********** ** *** 12MP ******* ** * **** **** ****** ***, **** *****:

 

** **** ***, *** ** ****** *****, **-** ** *** three ******* ******. *** ******* **** ****** ********** *********** *** test *****, **** ******* ******* ******* ** *** ***** **** camera. **** *** **** *****-* ******** ***** ******* ******* *** legibility ** *** **** *****.

****, ** ****** ** * ******** *** ** **** *********** when *** ** **** (~*** ** *** **** *****).

**** *** ** ***** **** ******, ******* ******** ** *** cameras *** ******* *******. ******* ******* ** *** ***** **** camera *** ******** *******. 

Low ***** *********** 

** *** *****, * *** *** *****, *** ******* ** 10MP ********* **** ****** ** **** **********, ****** ******* *****, with ******* *** ******* *** **** ***** ******* ** ***. Turning ******* ** ******** ****** ***********, **** *** ******* ******* (though ** *******) *** **** ********** ******* ***********.

******* ** **** ******* *********** **********, *** *********** ***** **** done **** *** ******* **** ****** ** ******* ****.

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

*** ******* ******** ** ****** ******* ** *** *******, ****** 3-4 ***** ** *** **** *****. *** ***** **** ****** produces *** **** ******* ** *** ******* ** **** *****, followed ** *** **** ****.

*******, ** * ****** *****, ~*.***, *** ******* ** **** is ****** ********** *****, **** ** ******* ** *** *******, chart, ** **********:

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

*** ******* **** *** *** ******* **** ***** *** *** light ******** ** *** ****** ******, *** * ****** ** 2-3 **/* ** **** ******. ** *.***, ******* ***** *************, while *** ***** **** ****** ****** ******. *******, *** ******* camera ******** ** ****** ****** ** **** ***** *****, ****** a ***** *****, ***** ****** ******** ** ***** *** **** chart, **** ***** ******* ******* *** *******.

**** **** ********* *** ****** ** * ***, *** ******* frame **** *** ******* ****** ******** **** *** *** *****.

******* ******* ********* ** **-**% ** *** ***** ******. **** that ** **** **********, *** ****** ******** ** ****** ****** at * *** ** *.***, ***** ** **** **** ******.

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

*** **** ** *** ** *** ********* ******* ********* **** past ********* *******, **** ** *** ********** *****. **** **** G5 ******* ******* ** "********" ******** ****, ***** **** ** to **** ********, ********* ** **** ** *** ***** ******. Users ****** *** "**** *****" **** ** ******* ****, ** all ***** ***** *** ******* ****** ** **** ********.

Test **********

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  • */*** ******* ******* *****

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

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