Axis 4K vs. 5MP Camera Shootout (Q3518-LVE + Q3517-LVE)

By Ethan Ace, Published Oct 04, 2018, 10:45am EDT (Research)

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****** ***, **** *****(**)-*** ******** *** best ***** ******* ********.

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** ****** *** ****** *** ** Q3518-LVE ** *** *** ** ******** to *** ***** ********** ***********, ******* in ******** **** ***** ******, *********:

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Summary: ** ********** ******/********* **** ********

******* *** ** *****-*** ********* **% greater ***** *******, ***** ******* *********** in *** ***** **** ****** *******.

*** ** ***** ******** ****** ** moderate ***** ** ******* ******** ** the *** *****, **** ******* ** close ***** ** IR ** *** ******* **** *** scenes, **** **** ****** ************* ** low ***** (*-* ***) ***** *******.

************, *** *********** *** ******* ******* cameras ** **** *****, ******** ****** with *******/******* ***** ** **** ** static ****** **** **** ******** ********.

*******, *** ** ******'* ********* *** significantly ****** **** *** *** ***** in *** ****** ******, **** ********* on (****) *** ******** ****** ** the *****, **** **** ************ *** megapixel. ******* ** ****, *******-********* ***** may **** *** *****'* ****** ********** do *** ******** *** ********* *********.

Pricing **********: ~$*** ******* **** *** *****

*** *****-*** ***** *** $*,*** *** online, ***** $*** **** **** *** 5MP *****-*** (~$*,*** ******).

***** ******* ** ******* ** **** 4K ***********, **** ** *** ********* **-*********-****(~$*,***), *** ******* ****** **********'* ***-*****(~$*** ******).

Physically **** *******

*** ***** ** ******** **** ******* to *** *****, ***** *** **** housing *** ******, **** *** **** PoE, *****, *****, *** */* *****, and ********* ** **** *****, ***** below.

******* ** ***** ************, ***** ******** with ***** *** ******* **** **** few *********** ** *** ******** ******** of *** *****. ** ****** **** details ** *** ***'* ************ ** the *** ** **** ******.

Both ******* ****/****** ** **** *****

** *** *****, **** *** ***** and ***** *** ***** ********* ***/~***' IR *****, **** ************ ******* ** this ********. *******, ************ *** ********** weak, **** **** ********* ********, *** details *********** *** ** *** *** (~10 *** ** ***** ****** ***, ~25 *** ** **** *********). ******* are ***** ** *********** *****.

Q3518 ****** ************ ** **** ****

*******, *** *****'* ************ *** ******* less **** **** *** ***** ** wide ****** ** ****, **** *** sides ** *** ***** ** **** significantly ****** **** *** ******.

** ******** ****** ** ****, ************ was **** ** **** *******, *** noticeably ******** ** *** **** ** the *****.

[effects output image]

Better *****/** ******* ** ***** ***** (~*.** ***)

** ***** ** * ~*.** *** scene, *** ** ***** ******** ******** better ****** ** *** ******* **** the *****, **** ****** ****** ****** and *-* ********** ******* ***** ** text.

q3518 slightly better ir details at close range

No ********* ********** ** ***/**** ***** (*****, ~*.** ***)

** ****** ******, *** ***** ******** slightly ****** ******* ** *** ******* and **** *****, *** **** *** deliver *** ********** ****** ******* ******** to *** *****.

similar performance at mid range

*******, ** *** *******' *** ** range, ~***'/***, ******* *** ***** *******, with *** ** ***** ******** ****** than *** *****.

similar performance at long range

4K ***** ****** ******* **** *** ** ***** ****, ~* ***

** ~* *** ** ***** ****, the ***** ******* **** ****** ****** of ******* ***** *** *********, ********* slightly **** ******* ** *** *******'* face **** *** *** *****. *******, 2 ********** **** ***** *** ******* in *** ***** ******** ** *** Q3517, ***** ******* ***********.

4k worse details in color mode 30

** ~**' *** ******, ******* *** practically ******* ** *** *** *******, with ** ****** ******* ** *** subject *** ** ******* ******* ****.

4k worse details in color mode 60

Slight ******** ** ******* *******

** ***** *****, ~**' ******** ** a **** ***** ** **** (~**°), the ** ***** ******** ******** ******* details ** **** ******* ******** **** as **** *** ****, ** **** as *** ********** **** *****.

4K Slightly Better Daytime Details At Close Range

*** **** ** **** ** ****** distance, ~**', **** *** ******* *** text **** *********** ** *** *****, though **** ***** ******* *********.

4K Slightly Better Daytime Details At Long Range

Similar *** ***********

** ****** *** ** *** *********, first * *** **** *******/******* **** the ******* ******** ** ***** *** WDR ****** **** *** *** *** camera ******* ** ******* ** *****. In **** *****, **** ******* ********* very *********, **** ***** ********** ** the ******* **** *** ***** ******* of *** ******* ********** ** ** enters.

axis-q3518

******, ** ******* *********** ** * static ********* ***** **** **** ******** door, **** ******** ******* **** ~**,*** lux ******* ** ~** ******, **** a **** **********.

wdr test field of view

** **** *****, *********** ** *** two ******* ** *******, *** ******** better ** *** *** *****, ***** produces ****** ****** ** *** ****** area ****** *** ****.

wdr comparison

Bitrate **********

*****-*** ** ******** **** *********** ****** than *** *****-*** *** **** *** and *****, **** ********* ********* **** double **** ** *** *****.

axis q35 bitrate comparison

*******, **** ********** ** ******* *** megapixel, ******* ******** *** **/* *** nearly *** **** ** **** ******. The ***** ***** ******* ***** ******** remains, *******.

bitrate per megapixel

Integrated *** ******** / ***** *******

*** ***** ******** ** ********** *** adapter ***** ** *** ****** ** the *******, **** **** ******** *** single *** ****** ****, ** **** as ******* *** *" ****** *****. This ********** ************, ** ****/**** *********** options ******* * ******** **** *** box ********, ** ********** **** *** easily ********* **** ********.

************, *** ********* ** *** ***** housing ******** *** ***** ** ****** slack *******. **** ***** ** ****** cable ***** ** *** ******* *** be **** ****** ******* **** *** backplate, ******* ** * **** ***** length ** ***** ******** *** ******* directly, ** ****** **** **** *** wall/ceiling ***** ** *** ******.

backplate

Snap-In ****** ******

*******, **** *** *****, *** ** camera **** * **** ** ****** module, ***** ****** ***** **** *** backbox *** *** ****** *****. ***** this, *** ******* *** ** **** easily ******* *** ***-****** ****** ************ without **** ** *** ****** ** dome, **** ********** **** ******* ** snap ** *** ****** *** ****** the **** **********.

Physical ********

** ****** *** ******* *****, ** well ** ***** ******** ******** ** this *****, ***** **** *** **** of *** *****:

Other ******** ********

**** *** *****, *** ***** **** includes * ****** ** ******** ******** due ** *** **-***** **** ******, also ***** ** ***** * ****** cameras, *********:

  • ***** *********:*** ***** ** ******* ** ********* impacts ** *** ******, ***** *****, with ********** ***********.** *****, *** ****** *** ******* a **** *******, **** ******, *** serial *******, ** ***** ********* ********* by ****' ****** ********.

  • ********** ***** *************:*** ***'* ***** ************* *** ********** to ******* ***** ******* **** ******* to ********** ** ******** *******/*******, ***** below.

  • ******** ******:** ******* *** ******** ****** ** the ****** *** ** *******, *** camera ****** * *******/******* ********** ** when *** ****** ** *****. **** level, *** **** ***** ******* *** remains ******, *** **** ****** ****** turn *****, ***** ** **** ****:

Shock *********

*** ***** ******** ***** ********* ** addition ** ***** ****** ********* *********, which ******* ******* ** *** ****** with ********** ***********. ** *****, *** camera *** ******* * **** *******, send ******, *** ****** *******, ** other ********* ********* ** ****' ****** settings. **** **** ***** ****** *** not ********** ** **** *****, *** are ********* ** ******* *** *********.

Electronic ***** *************

*** *****'* ***** ************* *** ********** to ******* ***** ******* **** ******* to ********** ** ******** *******/*******, ***** below.

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** in **** ****:

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Comments (8)

Great shootout once again.

There seems to be a duplicate image from Q3518 under "Uneven Illumination In Wide AOVs", I believe the other one should be from Q3517.

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Ah, thanks for pointing that out! Somehow I got the same image in there twice.

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Do you have any plan to test the Hikvision DS-2CD5585G0-IZHS?

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Yes, it's actually sitting on my desk right now. Not sure on test timing, since we are in the middle of moving, but it's on the list.

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Any updates regarding test date of DS-2CD5585G0-IZHS?

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Which one would work better to capture face at gated entrance? Day/night.  Some lighting. Camera would be installed on security booth.

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Love these comparisons. Thanks IPVM.

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In the 2 daytime details pictures, the light level is incorrectly listed as "~0.02 lux".  Perhaps a duplication from the low light night shots higher up.

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