Axis 4MP Camera Tested (M3046-V)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 28, 2016

Axis has brought 4MP to its camera line in the new M3046-V, the highest resolution model in their revamped M30 series. We bought and tested this new camera against 4MP models from Dahua and Hikvision to see how low light, full light, and WDR performance compares.

******, ** *** *** ** ****** ** ******* ***** ******, as **** ****' ***** *** *** *******.

****: **** ** *** ***** ****** ** *** *** ****** tests. ******* ****** **** *** *** ***** ** ******* *****-********* *****-*.

*******

****** ** ***** *** ** *** ***** * ********* ******** from * ***** ******* *****, *** **** *****-* ******** **** low ***** *********** *** **** ******* *** *** ******* *********** in * ****** **** **** ********* **** ********* *** *******, such ** *** ***** *** ********* ******* ****** ****.

************, *** *** ******* ** **** **** *********** ******* *********** in ***** ******* ** ********** **** *** ****** (>***-*** ***) with *********** ***** *** ***********. ***** ******* ******** ******* ** ~300 ** *** ****.

*** ***** ******* ******** ***** **** **** ***** *******, ****' other *** *** ****** *** ****** *******, ** **** ***** strong *** ***** *** *** ***********, ** ~$***+ **** **** the *****-*.

*******

*** **** *****-* ***** *** ~$*** *** ******, ************* **** than ***** *** *******, **** ** ************ **-*********-********* ***-*********, **** ~$*** (*** **** ********* ********** **). 

Day ***********

** ***** ****** *** ***** ******* ***** *** ********* ** a **** ***, **** ****:

 

** **** *****, *** ***** ******** ******* ** *** ******* roughly ******* ** *** ***** *** ********* *******, **** *** models ******* *********** **********. *** **** ***** ** **** ******* in *** *** ******, **** */* **. */* ** *** Axis *****.

****, ** ****** ** * ******** ***, **** ****:

 

** **** ***, **** *** ****, ******* ** *** ******* are ******* ******* ** *** *******. *******, **** **** ** more ******* ** *** ***** *** ********* *** ******.

Poor *********** ** ****** ******

** *** *****, *** ***** (*** ***** *******) ********* ****** in *** ******** ********** **** *****, **** * ***** ***** of ***** ~*****. ****** **** ***, **** ********** ***** *** artifacting ******** ******* ** *** **** *******. ****** **** ***** to *** **** (** ** ~*****), ****** ******** *************, **** below.

Low ***** ***********

*** ***** *********** ** *** ***** *** ****, **** *** subject *** ***** ****** ******* ** ~*.* **.

********** ***** ****** ** ~* ***, *** *****-* ******** *************, but ******* ********* ** *** ********** ** ****** ****** ********.

New *** **********

*** ***** *********** ** *** ***** ** **** ***** **** other *** *** ****** ** ~*.* ***, **** ** *** comparison *****. ***** **** *** ***** *** ***** **** *** subject, ** ****** ** **** ** *** *****.

** **** *****, *** ***** ******** **** ******** ******* ** the **** ****** ********, ******* *** **** ***** *** (***° vs. ***° ** **°) *** ** *** ****** **********.

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

** ****** *** *********** ** * ********* ***** **** **** overhead ****, **** ****:

*** *********** ** *** ***** *** ******* ** *** ***** and ********* ******* ** **** ***** ******* **** ****** ********* as **** ** *** ****** **** ** *** *****.

Bandwidth **********

*** *****-*'* **** ***** ******* *** ***** **** ***** ******* tested, ** ~.* **/*. ** *** ***** (~* ***), ******* spiked ** **** *.* **/*, **** **** ** *** ***** 4MP ******, *** **** ****** **** *** ********* ******-* (~*.** Mb/s), **** ** ***** ******* ********** **.

**** **** ***** ************ **** ***** ***** ** ***** ********* their***** *.***+ ***** (*** *** ****). **** **** ***** ****** **, *** ***** ****'* ******** are ****** ** ** **** *****. ** *** **** ** similar ******, *** *****/*** ****** ******** ***** * **/* **** common.

Physical ********

** **** ***** *** *** *******, ***** *** *** *** physical ******* ** *** *****-* ******** ** ***** *** ******:

** ***** ****

**** *******, *** ***** **** ***** ** *** *****/**** *** been ******** **** ** ******** ****. **** **** *** * point ** **********,**** **** *********** ******** *******, *** **** ********** **.

******* **** **********

**** ***** *** ***** ****** **** ******* ** **° ****, requiring **** **** ** **** ******* ** **** *****, ** the ****** ***** ****** *** **** "**" *** ****** ** capture **** ******** ** ***** ***** (******* ** *** ******** *** ********). *** *** *****/**/** ** *** **** **** **********, **** the ****** **** ** **** ** *******, **** **********.

*************

*** ****** ************* ** ****** ********* ** **** *******. *******, these ******* ******* **** *** (****** ***** "**** ******* *****" in *** *** *********) ** **** ** *********, *** ***** in **** ******.

*** ******** ******* ** * ****** ******** *** **/***, **** below. ***** ****** ******** ******* **** ******** *********** *********.

*** **** ******* ** ********* *************, *** ******* ********* ****

Test **********

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

  • *.***, ** ***, ~** ************ *** ****
  • */*** ******* ******* *****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** *** **** ****:

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

Comments (10)

*****, *** *** *** ********* *** *********? **** ********* ****** the ******, ***, *********?

****** ******* ************ **** ***** *** ***. * ********* ****** check ** ********* ** ****, *** ***** ****** *** ** strange ****** ** **.

** *** ***, %* *** %* ********* *** ***** *** working ** *** ****, ** **** *** *****'* ***** ******. They **** ***** ** **** ***** ******, *** *** **** reason ***** *** *** ****.

****** ******* ************ **** ***** *** ***. * ********* ****** check ** *********...

** * ****** ***** ** *** ******* *** ****, *'** just ****** * ******* *** **** ** *** **** ****. I **** *** *** ****, *** ** *** ***** *** a ****** *** ** **** **** ***'** ** *** ********?

***. **** **** **** *** **** ** *** **** *** file **** ** ******** ** ** **********. **** ****** **** size ** ******* *** *** ****** ** ** *** ********.

* ********* ***'* ** **** ***** ******* * *** ** times **'** ******* *** ******* ** ******** *****, *** **** will **** **** *** ** *******.

*'** **** ******* ****** **** ***** ******* ***** * ***, these ********* ** *** **** "*** ** *** ************ / not ****** *** *********. ******** **** *** ****** ***** ** putting ** *** **** **** ********? * ***** ** * use **** *******/******* * ***... **** * **** ***

****** *** *** *** ***** *********** *** ** **** ** this. *** ********** ****** ** ******** ** ** ****** ****.

** ****'* **** **** ******, ***** *** ****** *** ****, as ****, *** * *** (***** ****) **** ***** ** IR, ***** ***** *** *****. ****** *** ***** ******** ******.

***** ********* ** *** *** *** ***** *** ****** ***. Newer ******** **** **** *** **** ****** ********, *** ** smart ******, ** ****.

**** **** *** ********* ******* ****** ***, ***** ** *** reason *** *** ***** ********.

********* *** *.***+ ** ** *** ********* ************ ** **** test. ***** ****'* ******** ***** *.***+ ******** *** **** ****** yet **** ** ******. *** **** ****** ***** ****** ** well ***** *** **** ****** **** ** ****** **.

*** *** *** ********* * ********* ****** ** * **** dome ******. ******'* *** ****** ********** ** *****-**********-******-**********-***** *********?

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...
Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R) on Feb 13, 2018
Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low...
Axis 'Best' Q3517-LVE 5MP Camera Tested on Feb 05, 2018
Axis boasts of its Q3517-LVE: Simply put, AXIS Q3517-LVE delivers the best video quality possible. But is it really the 'best'? We bought...
Dahua 5MP Starlight Camera Tested (N52BM3Z) on Jan 30, 2018
Is 5MP the new 1080p? According to our recent statistics, average resolution continues to trend upwards. And now, manufacturers releasing new...
Resolution Usage Statistics 2018 - Moving Up From 1080p on Jan 22, 2018
In 2016, IPVM statistics showed the most common camera resolution used was 1080p, rising from 2014's 720p. Now, new IPVM statistics of 200+...
CES 2018 Show Final Report on Jan 12, 2018
This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow.   CES is...
Hanwha ExtraLux Camera Tested on Jan 11, 2018
Hanwha has released the latest in their Wisenet X line, the "extraLUX" series, claiming to "capture crystal clear, true-color images in low-light...
Canon Launches World's Most Expensive IP Camera (ME20F-SHN) on Jan 09, 2018
Canon has launched the ME20F-SHN , likely the world's most expensive single imager, non-thermal, IP camera at ~$20,000. And Canon subsidiary...
Hikvision IR Bullet Camera Shootout on Jan 08, 2018
Hikvision's widely used Value Plus line claims 30m/~98' IR illumination range, on multiple lens options ranging from wide angle (100°+) to...
Resolution Tutorial on Dec 28, 2017
Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Visio For Video Surveillance Design on Feb 20, 2018
Many integrators have standardized on AutoCAD for camera layouts but new users may be overwhelmed by its learning curve. Microsoft's Visio...
Health Care Insurance Integrator Benefits Statistics on Feb 20, 2018
How common and how much healthcare coverage is typically provided by security companies? 150+ integrators explained how their companies provide the...
Hikvision Deletes Genetec Support on Feb 20, 2018
There will be no peace between Hikvision and Genetec. A year after Genetec expelled Hikvision (and Huawei, citing Chinese government control...
Change Orders - Sometimes Necessary, Sometimes Unethical on Feb 19, 2018
Change orders are a common element in project sales. Sometimes they are a necessity and appropriate ways to deal with arising issues, but sometimes...
Bosch Merges Video, Intrusion and Access Businesses on Feb 19, 2018
Bosch is merging their "video systems, intrusion detection, as well as its access control and management software business units to form a single...
Why 3VR Failed on Feb 16, 2018
3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They...
"Fear Mongering": Hikvision USA Cybersecurity Director Dismisses Chinese Government Ownership Concerns on Feb 16, 2018
The facts are: The Chinese government created Hikvision and is Hikvision's controlling shareholder. Hikvision's Chairman, a Communist Party...
16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics on Feb 16, 2018
What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact