Axis M30 Series Cameras Tested (2021)

By Derek Ward, Published Nov 01, 2021, 12:12pm EDT (Research)

**** *** ***** ************ ** *** entry-level *** ****** ******* ********* ****** ** ** ****.

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** ****** **** ******** **** *****-**** ********-****** ******** ******* **.*.*, ** **** report, ** *******:

  • ******* ***-***** *********** ************
  • *** ******** ** **** ****** ***** to ***** *******
  • *** ***** ************ ** ************ ** performance
  • *** ***** ****** ******* ** *********** in ****

Changes ** ***********

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

  • **** *** *** ***** ************ **** visible **** ****** **** *** ********** reduced ****** ********** ******** *******.
  • **** ***** ****** ***** ** *** models, ****** *** *********** ** ****** Guard *** *** **** ** *** legacy **** ** *** *******.
  • ********* *********** ********* ** ***** *** light ******, ********* **** ~*.* **** on **** ******* ******** ** **** we ********* ******** ** *** **** tested (******* ~*-* ****).

Compared ** ***** *** *********

*** ******* ***** **** *** ******* M30 **** ******* ******** ** ***** and ********* ** *******:

  • ***: ***-**** ******* **** *******, **** clear ******* ****** *** ***** ******* among *** ******* ******.
  • ***-*****: ***** *** ********* *** ******** low-light ***********, **** **** ***** ** illumination ********, ******** ** ****, ********** greater ****** ***** *******.
  • ***: *** *********** *** ******* ******* amongst *** ****** ******.
  • *********: ********* *********** *** ******* ** day-time *** *** *** **** *** higher **** ***** *** ********* ** color *** ***** ** ** (~*.***** for ****, ~* *** *** ***** and *********).
  • *****: **** ****** *** ******* ***** as ********* ** ***** *** *********.

Color *** ***** ********

********* **** ~* *** ***** *** light *** *** ******* ~**' ****, both ** *** **** ***'* ******** noiser ******* ** *** ******* *** clearer **** ***** ******* ******** ** Hikvision *** ***** *******. *******, ***** fidelity ** *** ********* **-***********-*** *** most ******* ** ***** ******.

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**** ~**' **** ** ~* ***, facial *** ***** ******* ** *** 4MP **** *****-* *** ****** ******* remain *******, ****** *** *****-* ** noticeably ******* ******** ** *** ********* Performance ******.

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**** *** ******* ******* ******* *** scene ** ~* ***, ****** ******* are *********** **** ~**' **** *** closer ** **** **** *** ****** cameras.

******** ******** ** ~* ***, *** Axis *****-* ** *** ******** *** of *** ******* ******, ****** ****** details ******** **** ********** ******* *** cameras ******.

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**** *** ******* ~**' **** ** ~1 ***, *** **** *****-* ** the ********, **** *** ********* *********** Series ****** ********* *** **** ******* color ********.

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**** *** ******* ******* ******* *** scene ** ~* ***, ****** ******* are ****** ** ******* ** **** cameras *** ** ********* ***** *** motion ****, **** *** **** *****-* more ********* ** ****.

Axis ****** ***** / **** ******** ***** *******, ******* *** ********

** **** ****** *** ****** ******* of **** ****** *****, ***** **** produced ******* ****** ********* ******* ** VMD4 ** *** **** *** *****.

****** ******* ******* ******* *** ***** were *** ****** ** **** **** their *** ******* *** ********* **** and **** ****** ******** ********* ***** distance (~***', ********* *****).

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******** ******* ******* *** ***** **** accurately *** ************ ******** **** *******.

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******** ******** **** ******** ** **** attempt, ** ************ *****.

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** ******* *** ** **** *** comment ********* *********** ******* **** ****** Guard *** ****, **** *** ********** primarily ***** ******* *****:

***** **** ********* *** ***** *** the ****** ** ****** **** ***** see ******* ******** , ******* *** one (****) ** ******** **** ******* ***** than *** ***** (****** *****) ** ********* ************.

****** *** ****** ***** ** *** also **** ** *** *********** ****** the **** ** ******** ** **** rule *** ***** ****** ** ***** objects , ***** ** ** **** we ***’* **** **** ******.

**** *** ** **** ** "***** Objects" *************, ***** ***** ** ******** for ****** *****, *** **** **** the **** ** ****** * ***** and ****** *** ********* ** ***** objects. *******, **** *** ** ****** on *** ***** *** **** *** test ***.

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Detection **** ~***' ****

**** **** *** ******* **** **** to ****** * ****** ******* ~***' (~10 ***) **** ** *** ******** test *** ***** ***** ****** ***** or ****.

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No ***** ****** ** ***** ***** *******

******* **** ****** ***** ** **** triggered ** ******* ******** ******* (****** on **. ***) ****** *******.

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False ****** ** ****** *******

*******, ****** ******* ** ***** *** light ********* ***** ****** ** **** Axis *** ******* ***** ****** ****** Guard ** ****.

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** ********* **** ********* *** ****** false *****, ** ***** **** ****'* offer * ********, ****** **** ******** insight:

*************, **** ** * ****** **** is ******* *** ****** ******* **'* an ********* **** ** ***** *** the ****** / ******** ** ******. Should ***** **** **** * ********** engine ** ***** **** **** ******* differently.

No ********* ** **** *******

****** *******, * ***** **** ******* from ~**' **** *** *** ******* an *****.

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********* ** *** ****'* *********, **** could ** **** ** * ******** (i.e. ** ******** ****** ** ****** door ********) ** * ******** (*.*. the **** ****** ** ****** **/* unless ***** ** ** *********). ** reached *** ** ****, ***** *********:

**** *** **** *****, *** ************* there ** *** ****** ***** ****** and ******** ****** ***** (*** ******* filters *****'* **** ****** ** *** movement ** ******), *** *** ******** to ****** *** *******.

** **** **** ** *** ********* the ******* ******* *** **** *** detection **** "******* *****", ****** ** detections ********* ***** ********* ******** ** either ****** ***** ** ****.

High ********* *********** ** ***** *** *****

*** **** *** ****** ******* ********* consumption ** ****, **** ***** (~*** lux) ****** **** *.*** / ********* "High" *******, *** ~*** **/* ** the *****-* *** ~*,*** **/* ** the *****-*. *******, *** ***** **** ~2-5x ** ~* *** ~* *** color *** ***** *** ** ***** and ****** *********.

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WDR ***********

*** ******* **** **** **** ** our *** ******* *****, ** ***** below, **** * ******** ** ~**** lux (~** *** ******, ~*,*** *** outside).

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*** *********** ** *** **** ***'* was ********** ** **** ** ****** Hikvision ** ***** ****** ******, **** clear ******* *** ***** ******* ** either *** ***** ** **** ******** of *** *****.

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** *** ******* ***** ******* *** FOV **** *** *******, *** **** M30 ******* ****** ** ******** *******. They *** ******* ******* ** *** subject ***** *** ****** ******* *** subject ******** **** **'******* ** ***** ***-**** **** *******.

Full ***** *****

*******, ** ****, **** ******** (~*** lux), *** **** *** ****** ******* produce ***** ****** *** ***** ******* from ~**' ****.

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** ~**', ******* *** ***** ******* are ***** ***********.

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Vs. *****

**** *** **** *****-* *** *****-* are **** *********, *** ******** ******* details ** **** ***** *** *** compared ** ********* *********** ****** *** Dahua *** ****** *******.

*******, ***** **** ******** ** *****, as **** *** ****** *** ****** well ***** *****/*********. **** *** ******* sell *** ~$***-$*** ***, ***** ******* low-cost ***** *** ********* ******* **** for ~$***-$*** ***. **** ******* ** also ****** **** ****** **** ** the ***** ***-*********-*-** (~$*** ******) ** Hikvision **-**********-*(*) (~$*** ******), **** ** which *** ******* ***** *** ******* IR ************.

****** *** **** ****, ***-**** ********* and ***** ******* **** ********** ** illuminators. ************, *********'* *********** ****** ****** had **** ******* ***** ******** **** either **** *** ****** ** ~* and ~* *** ***** *** ***** testing.

Strong *** ***********

******* ** ***** **** *******, *** new **** ********** *.***, *.***, *******/****** ***** ****** ** *** ***** tested.

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Ambarella *** *** ****

**** *** **** *****-* *** *****-* use ** ********* ***, *** ******.

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Made ** ******

*** **** *****-* *** **** *****-* were **** ** ******. *******, ** noticed * **** **** *** **** M3066-V, ** ** ** ******* *** "-V" ** *** *** ** *** camera ***** ****. ** ********* **** about **** ***** *** **** ****** this ****** **** *** ******* ********.

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Test **********

******* **** ********* ***** ** *******, with * *** *********** ** *********** settings **** **:

  • ******* ****** ***** *** **** ********** used ****** *********.
  • *** *** ** **.
  • ********* *** *** ** ****, **** Dynamic *** *** ** **, ******** of **** (*******).
  • ******* *** *** ** ** (************ ~28).
  • *** *** ******* **** ****** *** testing.

Firmware ******** ****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** for *******:

  • **** *****-*: **.*.*
  • **** *****-*: **.*.*
  • ***** *******: *.***.*******.*.*
  • ********* **-***********-***: *.*.*

Comments (6)

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

***** *** ** ***** *** ***** of *** ******* *****/***, *** ** places ***** ****** *** **** *******, the ********** ** *****. ** ** hard ** **** * ****** *********** of ******- *****-******* **** **** *****.

**** ***** ** *********.********* **-********** ** elegant.Dahua ******* ** ****.

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* **** **** **** ****, ***** Kool-Aid ** ***** *** **** ** the ********. **** **** ******* ************ tests **** **** ***** ****** ** inferior ***** ***** ***** ***** *** price, ***** *********** ***** *** ** laud ** ** ********.

* **** ***** ******, *****'* ******* are ***** *** ******* ** *** industry!

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***** **’* **** **** ******* ****** steal *** ** ** ***** ** we *** *** **** *********** **** low ***** *******.

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*** **** ** ********? * ***'* see ******* ******** ********. ** **** do *** ******* **** ****** **** patents, ***** **** **** **** ***** ass **** ****?

*'** **** ******* *** * ******* manufacturer ** **** ** *** **** even **** * ****** *** ***** to *********, *** ***** **** **'* something ********* **** ****. ********** *** underperforming. **** ****** ** *********** **** they're ****** ****** $*** *** ****.

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* ***'* *** ******* ******** ********.

********* ** **** **** ***** ***** LEDs ** *** ****** *******. ** be *****, * ***** ***** ***** LEDs *** * **** **** *** Axis ** ** *** ******* *** to ***** **.*** ***-*** ************* ****** ******* ***** Light ********** * ***'* ***** **'* *** great ************* *********, *** ** ** sound ********.

** **** ** *** ******* **** bother **** *******

**** **. **** **** **** ******** a ***** ******** ** ****** *******, e.g.,***** ******* **** **** *.*. ** global ******* *******, *.*. **** | Reuters

*** ******** ** ********** ***** ******* are, **** **** ** ** ** the **, ** * ***** ********.

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*** ******* ***** *** ***** ** door ****** *** **** ***** ** replace *** *** ********* ****** ******. They *** ***** ****** *** **** black ****** *** ***** *****, **** blend ** *********. **** ***** **** the ***** *******.

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