Axis Next Gen P32 Camera Tested (P3245-LVE)

By Derek Ward, Published Dec 18, 2019, 10:10am EST (Research)

**** *** ******** *** **** ********** of ***** ****** **** *** ****** series, *** ********* ******* ******-* ****, ******** ***** ******* ********: *********** 2.0, ******** ***, *** ***********.

** ****** *** ****** *** *****-*** against *** ******** ******* (*****-*** ** II), ** **** ** *** * series *****-***, ****** ***-***** *** ********* DS-2CD2725FHWD-IZS. ******, ** ****** *** *********:

  • *** **** ** ******* ** *** and ***** (**** ***** ~*** *** and **/~*.** ***) ** ***** **** cameras?
  • *** **** ** ******* ** ***** low ***** ********** **** ** ~* lux *** ~* *** *****?
  • *** **** ** ** ********? *** there ******** ** **** *****?
  • *** ** ********* *.*** *** *.*** day *** ***** ******** *******?
  • *** **** **** ** ********* **** Avigilon, *****, *******, *********, *** *********?

*******

*** *****-*** ****** *********** ************ **** the ******** *****-*** ** ** *** even *** **** *** *** ****** in *** *****, ********** **, *** WDR, **** ***** ********* ***********.

************, *********** ****** *** ***** *** better **** *** ****** *** ********* models ******. *******, *** **** ***** was **** **** ***** *** ***** of *** ********* *** ****** **% more **** *** ******.

Key ********

***** ** *** *****, *** **** P3154-LVE ******* ****** *********** ** ******** scenes ******:

  • ******** *** ***** ***********:*** **** *****-*** ******* ****** *** light ***********, **** *** ***** *** blur ** ****** ******** ** ~* and ~* *** ******, *** **** more ******* *********** ** ****** ****** on *** ******* *** **** *****.
  • ****** ***** ******** ** *** *****:** *** ***** (~* *** & ~1 ***), *** ***** ******** *** truest ****** *** ** ***** ******* tested. ***** ******* ****** ****** *** some ****** ********** ******** ******* *** light ******.
  • ******, **** ** ********:** *** **** **** ** ************ on, *** *****'* ** *** **** across *** ***** *** ******* ******* to ******** ********, ******* *********** ********* the ********** ** *** *****.
  • ***** *** ***********:*** *****-*** ********** **** *** ***** tested, **** *.*** *** **** ********* in ********, *****, *******, *********, *** Nx *******, ***** **** ******** *** not ******* ** *** *.*** ******.
  • *** *** ****:** *** **** *****, *** *****, and **** ******, *** *****-*** *** low ********* **** *** *** ******* ~1 ***/*, **** **** ******** ****** in *** *****.

*** **** **** ***** *** *****-*** was *** ********** ****** **** ***** Axis ** *********** ****** *** ** full, **** ********, ***** ****** ******** slightly ****. *******, ******* ********* **** practically *******.

************, ***** **** ******* ********* **** this ******, ** ******* **** *** same ******* ******** **** *******.

*******

*** **** *****-*** ***** ***~$*** *** ******, *** **** ***** ** *** Axis *****-*** ** ** (~$*** *** ******), *** **** **** *** **** Q3515-LVE, ***** ***** ***~$*,*** *** ******.

*******, *********** ***-***** ****** *** ********** to ************* ***** ****, **** ** the ****** ***-****** (~$*** ******) ** ********* **-***********-*** (~$*** ******).

Compared ** **** *****-*** ** **

*** **** *****-*** ************ *** ***** generation *****-*** ** ** ** *** scenes, ******** ** *** ***** *****. Additionally, ** ****** **** **-***** ******** the ***** *** **** *** ***** does ***, ********* * ****-** **** latch, */* *** *****.

"Powerful ******** *** *********"

****' ********* ****** *** *****-*** ****** "powerful ******** *** *********", *** *** camera ******** **** ****' ************ (*** *** ****), **** *********** ******* ** ***** models.

*******, **** **** *** ******-* *** an "****** ********* ****** [****] ** a ****** ******** **** ********* ******* learning ***** ******** **** *** ** trained ** **** ** ****** ********* objects." **** ****** ********* ****** ***** be ******** ** ****** ********, *** is *** ***. *** **** ****** ******-* **** ******* ********.

Superior *** ***** ***********

*** **** *****-***'* *** ***** *********** was ********* *** ** *** ******* tested. ** ****** ******, *** ******* and **** ****** ****** ****** *******, with ******* ******* ** *** ******* and ***** ***********. ***** ******* *** issues ******** *** ***** ******, **** as *** **** *****, **** ***** and ****** ***-*****.

** ~* ***, *** **** *****-*** continued ** ******* *** ********* ******* and ******** ***** ******** **** ***** models. *********** ****** *** ********** ***** and *********** **** *** ** *** on *** **** ***** *** ****** our **** *******.

************, ** ****** ****** ** ~* lux. *** ******* *** ******** ******* in **** *** **** ** *** test *** ******* *** *******.

*** **** *****-*** *** *** ***** amount ** **** ** *********** ******** behind *** *******, **** ******* ***** surrounding *** ** ** ********** *** cameras.

Even ** ********

** *** **** (~*.** ***), *** Axis *****-*** *** ******, **** ** illumination ********** *** ***, ** **** below.

** ******** ********** *** *****, *** camera ******** ******* ** ***** ************, as **** *****. ************, ** ** exposure ** ********, *** ********** ** the ***** ** ***** ******.

Dark ***** ******* (~*.** ***)

** ~**' ******** **** ** **, the **** *****-*** *** *** ********** the **** ******* ** *****, ****** the **** *****, **** *****, ** Hikvision *********** ****** *******. ******* ** the **** *** ******** **** *** discernible, ******* ** **** ** *** Hanwha *-****** ******.

**** ******* ****, ** ************ ******* even, **** **** ******* ******* ** the **** ***** **** *********** ******.

Strong **** ***** (~*** ***) ***** *******

** **** ***** (~*** ***), *** Axis *****-*** **** ***** ******* ******** softer **** ***** ******* ******. ******* are *** ****, *** ** ** noticeable **** ******** ** ***** *********** 1080p *****.

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

*** **** *****-*** *** ****** *** performance ** *** ******** ******* *****. Below ** ** ***** ** *** FOV ****.

** *** ******* ***** ******* *** scene, *** **** *****-*** ********* * solid ******** **** *** **** ***** and ******. *** ******** ** ******* discernible, ******* *** ******** ******** *** dark ** ***. ************, *** *******'* face ** ************ *** ****** **** he ***** *** *** ******* *** scene.

******** ** *********** *** ******, *** P3245-LVE ** ** ****** ** *** Axis ***** *** ********* *********** ****** in **** ***** *** **** ******** of *** *****.

*********

*** **** *****-*** *** *** ****** bit-rate ** *** * **** ******* tested ***** ****** *.*** ** *.*** in *** **** *****, *** ***** and **** ****** **** ******** ******. Both *** **** ***** *** ***** had *** ******* *** ***** ** the * ******* ****** ** *** light, ** **** *** *********** **** high. *** ***** *** *** ******* ~1 ***/* ********** *** *******.

VMS ***********

*** *****-*** ********** **** *.*** *** H.265 ********* ** *** ***** ***** but ********, ***** *** *** ******* H.265.****'* **** ************* ********* ** *** *****.

Size **********

*** **** *****-*** *** **** *****-*** MK ** *** ******* **** ***** competitive ***** *****, **** ** *** Axis *****-***, ****** ***-*****, *** ********* DS-2CD2725FHWD-IZS *********** ******.

Country ** ******

*** *****-*** *** ************ ** ******.

Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** ******* ******** with **** *******:

  • ********* *** *** ** ****, **** Dynamic *** *** ** **, ******** of **** (*******).
  • *** *** ******* **** *** *** testing.
  • ******* ***** *** ** */***.

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** during *******.

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

Comments (14)

I put in like 50 of the P3225-LVE for customer. Wish we would have had that snap feature that the P3245 has. Would saved a lot of time.

Nice review!

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Welp, you make my job so much easier...as I can now pretty much scrap my internal testing! I love and appreciate these tests, but I feel we are missing some real world applications. I'd like to see more outdoor head to head images for future tests (where my company deploys the vast majority of our cameras). Obviously this new P3245 is a great value vs the Q3515 (better color, detail, IR, etc)...but my initial testing does show that is does comparatively suffer (slightly) under certain lighting conditions at night. This is a very important detail when spec'ing cameras for our typical client/applications.

As shown below, the lights are blown out underneath the awning with the P3245LVE. The bulb underneath this awning is a LED, but I think the blowout is due to the florescent lighting in the hallway (wdr turned off and this is the best I could get it to look via tuning). Just my two cents. All in, after seeing your results...compared to mine...we are definitely making the switch.

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Quite amazing that this P3245 tested so well. I am inclined to think that the P3245 would have ended in the top three in the Color Low Light Mega Camera Shootout, Even better compared to the P1375 and the Q1798. Amzzing, cause Axis is cannabalizing its other products with this P3245.

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Axis meant serious business when they designed this chipset and this camera. We are seeing more of these come into the cloud since they launched than any other model.

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You really used a drill to tighten the security torx screws on the housing? Not a hand screwdriver? You didn't cook that picture of the left handed drill wielding camera installer, did you?

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I noticed that too. I suppose if it's set to low torque it should be fine, but I'm always concerned about cross-threading. I never use power tools to tighten dome fasteners but then again I'm not installing 100 of them at a time.

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Excellent review. I would be a huge fan of Axis products, if it weren't for this (prices in CAD):

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You may want to renegotiate pricing with ADI - that's $247 above LIST price on that camera model.

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Jacob, His pricing is in Canadian dollars, which accounts for a significant part of the discrepancy, though the delta between the two prices seems greater in Canada than in the US market.

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Good catch :-)

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Would like to see comparison similar model from Vivotek. Few Vivotek I have installed I am not happy with WDR. But their price and 5 year mfg warranty is very tempting.

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There's a typo on the bandwidth comparison chart. I believe the third column header should read P3225-LVE MKII, right?

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Donald, thanks, this is fixed and replaced inside the report.

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Good Evening from Europe

Would it be reasonable to expect Axis will be launching Q35 models next generation soon? U would think it to be prudent for Axis to launch lower models next gen first and then the Q35 next gen?

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