Testing Arecont's WDR Camera (AV3116DN)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 07, 2013

Arecont Vision has long offered many of the highest resolution cameras in the market but they have never been particularly strong in WDR nor low light. Now, Arecont Vision is releasing a new series of cameras that are explicitly marketed for WDR performance and running a broad marketing campaign for this.

We bought the new Arecont AV3116dn WDR camera and put it to the test against leading WDR cameras from Axis, Avigilon, Bosch, Panasonic and Sony. Inside we break down the results in day, night and WDR scenes.

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