Avigilon HD Micro Dome Test

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Jul 08, 2015

The Avigilon HD Micro Dome is, by far, the company's lowest cost camera line.

Now, it is still significantly more expensive than many fixed focal MP cameras (e.g., Hikvision and Dahua), but the Micro Dome line is almost 50% less than Avigilon's next lowest cost line.

We bought one of them (the 1.0-H3M-DC1), shown below:

And put it to the test against the Axis M3004, the Dahua IPC-HD2100N and the Hikvision DS-2CD7164-E. We tested in full light, low light, dark and WDR scenes. Below is a preview of the dark scene.

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*** *** ** ** *** **** ******* *** **** *****, the ***** ***-******* *** *** ********* **-*******-*. ** ****** ** **** *****, *** *****, **** *** WDR ******. ***** ** * ******* ** *** **** *****.

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*** ** ***** **** *** ** ********* ****** ***** ** about $*** ***, ********** ** ***** ******* ****** **** *** Axis ***** (~$*** ******) ** ***** ********* ***** (~$*** ******). *******, ** ** ************* ****** **** ***** (***-********, ~$***) *** ********* (********* **-********, ~$***) ******* **** ******.

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Competitive ***********

***** **** ** ********'* ****** **** **** ** ***, ** shows * ******* ******** ** ********'* ******* *********** ** *** low *** ** *** ******. ** **** ******** *** **** Avigilon *********** **** **** ****** ** ********* ******* **** ******* equal ** ****** ** *** ******** ** ********* ** ****** half *** *****.

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*** *****

** *** ***** ** ~*.* ***, *********** ** *** **** viewable *** ** *** ***** ******* ******, **** ********* ******* in *** ******* **** *** **** *****.

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*******, ** ****** *** ********* ** * ********* ***** ** an **** ****** ****. ***** ** *** *** **** *** testing.

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** *** *** *****, *** ******** *.*-***-*** *** ******* ***** quality ******** ** ***** ******* ******, **** ******* ******* ** our ******** ****, *** *** **** ***** ** ******* **** to ***** *-*. *******, ** *** **** ******* ** *** scene, *** ******* ** ****** ******* ** *** ******** *** Hikvision ******* *** *** ******* ** ****** ** **** *** Axis *** ***** *******.

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** **** *********, ** *** **** ****** ** **** **********, 10 *** **** ~**-** ************. ****, ********* ************ ** "****" were ******** ***** ** ****** *** **** ** ******* * usable *****.

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Comments (26)

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************, *'** ******** *** ***** ******* ** **** *******, ******** ***** ****** ******** *** ~** ** *****.***** *** **** ******** ************* .*** **********(~*** **).

*** ****** ** "***** ****", ** ***** **** **** *** design *** ** ************ ******** ** ** *********** ******** ** well *** *****. **** *** **** **** **** ******* **** camera ** * **** ******** **** ** ***** ** ************ where ***** ******* *** ** ******. ** *** ***** ********** we *** *** **** ********* ******** (****) ********.

"*** ****** ** "***** ****", ** ***** **** **** *** design *** ** ************ ******** ** ** *********** ******** ** well *** *****."

**** ***** **** **** ***** **** ********** **.

"** *** ***** ********** ** *** *** **** ********* ******** (dome) ********."

*** *** ********* ** **** *** ** ** * *********** cost *****. *** ******** **** ***** *** **** ******* *** relatively ********* *** ***** *** **** **** * ***** ***** IR ****** (************** ** ****** *********).

**** ****, *** * **** ** ***-**** ******* ********* *** importance ** ******* *** *********** ** *** ******. **'** ******** a ****** ** ********** ** "****-***" ********** ************ ***** ***** size, *** *** ***** ****** **** ** ************ **** *** itself. **********, * **** *** ******** ***** **** ****** **** is **** *****, *** *** * **** ******** *******. ***** 3M "****-***" ******** ******, ** ******* **** ******** **** *** drop ******* *****. ***'* **** *** ****? - **** ****.

******, ** **** ** *** ** ** ***** **** *** not ****-***?

****'* * ****** ********, *** ** ******** ******* **** ********* you **** ** ********** *** ******* ******* ** ***** * camera ** ***** * ****** *** ****. *** ******* **** that ******* *** * **** ********, *** ******* * ****** where ** ***'* ** ****, ** ** ***'* *** **** is ******* *******. ** *** ****** ** ********, ****** ***** is *** #* ***** ** ** ** ***** ***** ********* to *** **********.

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"******* * ****** ***** ** ***'* ** ****, ** ** can't *** **** ** ******* *******."

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**, ******** *** **** **** *** **** ** *** ****** or *** ****** ** * ******* **** *** ***** ****, what ** *** ** *** ******* ** ***** **** *** not ****-***?

****, *** * *** *** **** ** **** **** ****** us ***** * ****** ** **** * ****** ******* ****?

********* ********** ******* ***** *** ***** ** ********. ** ******* of ********* *** **** ********* ** *** *** *** ***** light ************ **********, **** ******* ** *** ***** ** ****** this *********?

****,

** ***** ******* ******** *** ********** ** ************* *** ***********, so ***** ** *** **** ***** **** ** **** ****. I ********** **** *******, ********, *** *** ****** ***'* ** everywhere, ** ** *** ****** ****** **** ******** ***** ******** is ****, **** *** *** ****** ** ****?

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***** ** **** *** ******** **** **********. *'* *** **** I'm *** **** ********** ** **** **, ** ****** **** on *** *****, ** ***** ** ***** **** ****'* **** lit..... ;-)

*'* *** *******, *** *** ** * ********* *** ******** MicroDome. ***'** **** * **** **** ** * "*** **** Avigilon ****** ** ************ **** **** *** *********** ********, *** compared ** ** ***** *** **** ******* **** ***** ****** suited *** *** ***** *************. **** ******* ***** **** *'** know ***** **** ****** **** *** *. **** *****, **** many ******** *** ********** ** ************* *** ***********.

"******** ** ** ***** ***-**** ******* **** ***** ****** ****** for *** ***** *************."

**, ** ****** ** ******* * ***** ***-** ******* (****, Dahua *** *********). ********'* ****** *** *** ***** ** *** light. ** ** **** ** **. *** *** **** ******* attention *** *********** ***** ** *** ** **** *** ****** that ****.

******** *** ****** *** ****** ******* **** ***** **** ******* with ******** ******* *** ********** **.

****,

* ** *** ***********, ** *** ********** ******* *** ** the ********** ** *** "******** ********* ****** ****" ** **** poorly ** *** ***** **********, *** **'* ******** ** *** ease ** ************. ** **** ***** ***** *****, **** ***** it * **** ****** *** ***** ***** ***** ** *******, "Interrogation *****"

**** ***** **** *** **** ****** ** ** ************** *********** situation, ** *** ***** ** * *** *** **** ******* compression, *** ** ******** **** ** *** **** ****** *'** seen ** * ****** ******* ***** $***.


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**** *** *** ****** ***** ** ******* *** *** ********** of ***** ********'* ******* **** ***. **** ***** ******* ***** Avigilon's ****** ********* ***** ************* ******* ****** ***** ******* *** ********'* ******. ***** *** **** ***** I ***'* ***** *** *** *** ***** ** ********'* *** to *** ********.

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