Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can this new model compete with these low-cost incumbents?
We bought and tested the Companion Eye Mini L to find out, examining:
- Low light/IR image quality
- Wide dynamic range performance
- Full light image quality
- Physical features
- NVR/VMS compatibility
- Bandwidth consumption
- Motion detection performance
- Configuration options
We tested it against Axis Companion Dome V (previous generation), Axis M3045-V, 2MP Hikvision DS-2CD2522FWD-IS and 4MP Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IS.