Avigilon HD Multisensor Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Dec 14, 2015

Avigilon has released 9MP and 12MP HD Multisensor cameras, adding reposition-able sensors with remote focus and zoom, features not before seen in the expanding multi-imager market.

However, with Arecont no longer the only game in town, and Axis (33MP) and Pelco (Optera) releasing their own multi imager models, the question is whether these novel features are enough to set the HD Multisensor apart.

We tested the camera against Arecont's SurroundVideo Omni 12MP, Axis Q3709-PVE 33MP, and Pelco Optera 12MP to see how it stacks up, in day and night scenes, WDR, installation, and more.

Here are the 4 entrants mounted side by side:

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Key ********

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Physical ********

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

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Comments (12)

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