Arecont HD WDR G5 Camera Tested

By Ethan Ace, Published May 31, 2016, 02:26pm EDT

This concludes our testing of Arecont's G5 series, including our previous Arecont 10MP G5 Test and the Arecont Stellar Camera Test 

We bought 3 Arecont cameras

******, ** *** *** the ** *** ****** stacks ** ******* *********** models **** ****, *********, and *******.

****: **** ** **** of *** ****** ** Arecont ** *****. ******* should **** *** *** ******* **** ** ****** *** ******* ******* ****** ******.

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** *** *****, *** Arecont ****** ******** ****** **** light ****** *** ***** (though *** ********) *** performance ** * ****** low **** ****** *****.

*******, *** ***** *********** was ************* ****, *** bandwidth *********** *** *** highest ** ******* ******* in **** ****.

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*** ********-* ***** *** ~$425 *** ****** (~$*** ******/~$*** ****** ****). **** ** ****** ********* to ***** ****** *** box ******, **** ** the **** ***** (~$*** online) ** ********* **-**********-* (~$460) *** ******** **** than *** ******* ***-**** (~$500).

WDR **********

** ****** *** ** a ********* ***** **** open ******** **** ** a ****** ***, **** here:

** **** *****, *** AV2216PM-S ******** ******* ******* to ***** ******* ******* the ****** ********* **** outside, *** ******* ******* in *** **** **** beside *** ****:

Indoor **** *****/*** ***** **********

************, ** ****** ***** quality ** **** ***** and *** ***** *******, seen ****:

** **** *** ******, *** 2216 ******** ******* ******* to the ******* ***-****, *** better ******* **** *** Axis *****. *** ********* **** displays **** ***** *** artifacting ****** ** ***, reducing *******.

** *** ***** (~*.* lux), *** ******* ** WDR ****** ******** *** worst ******* ** ******* in **** ****, **** darker ****** *** ********* digital *****.

** ***** ***** ******, ~0.1 ***, *** ****** provides ** ****** ****** of *** ******* ** test *****. **** ********* and ******* ******* ***** subject ******* *** */* lines ** *** **** chart.

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

*** ******* ** *** had *** ******* ********* consumption ** ******* ****** in **** ***** *** low ***** (~***), *** higher **** *** *** the ******* ***-**** ** dark ****** (~*.***). 

**** **** **** ******* ***************** ****** **** **** ******** ******, *********** ******** ********* in ***** ******.

Physical ********

*** ** *** ****** ****** the **** **** ****** as **** ******* ********* cameras, * ******* "****** puck" *** ******. *** most ******* *** ******** is ****** ***** *** zoom, ********** *** ** additional ********* ** *** rear ** *** ****** wired ** *** **** (in ******** ** *** DS ****-**** *****).

** **** * **** at *** ******** ************ of *** ****** *** zoom **** ****:

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**** ** *** ******* G5 *** ********* ** unchanged ******** ** ******** models. **** *******, ******** for ****** ***** *** zoom **** **** *****, seen ****:

*** **** ** *** web ********* ******* ********* from **** ********* *******, seen ** *** ********** below. **** **** ** cameras ******* ** "********" exposure ****, ***** **** up ** **** ********, resulting ** **** ** low ***** ******. ***** should *** "**** *****" mode ** ******* ****, as *** ***** ***** use ******* ****** ** long ********.

Test **********

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

  • *.***, ** ***, ~** quantization *** ****
  • */*** ******* ******* *****

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

  • ******* ****** ********-*: *****
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