Arecont WDR Cameras Examined

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 31, 2012

Arecont Vision has once again set new low price levels, this time with the announcement of wide dynamic range additions to their MegaVideo Compact line. These cameras claim wide dynamic performance at prices well below mainstream competitors. In this note, we examine pricing and featureset of these additions, comparing to WDR options from competitors Sony and Avigilon.

[UPDATE: See our full test results of the Arecont AV3116dn camera.]

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