Axis Next Gen P32 Camera Tested (P3245-LVE)

By Derek Ward, Published on Dec 18, 2019

Axis has released the next generation of their widely used P32 camera series, now with their current ARTPEC-7 chip, claiming their imaging features: Lightfinder 2.0, Forensic WDR, and OptimizedIR.

We bought and tested the P3245-LVE against the previous version (P3225-LVE Mk II), as well as the Q series Q3515-LVE, Hanwha XNV-6080R and Hikvision DS-2CD2725FHWD-IZS. Inside, we answer the following:

  • How does it compare in day and night (full light ~200 lux and IR/~0.02 lux) to other Axis cameras?
  • How does it compare in super low light conditions such as ~2 lux and ~1 lux light?
  • How even is IR coverage? Are there hotspots or dark areas?
  • How do Zipstream H.265 and H.264 day and night bitrates compare?
  • How well does it integrate into Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec, Milestone, and NxWitness?

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*** *****-*** ****** *********** improvements **** *** ******** P3225-LVE ** ** *** even *** **** *** Q35 ****** ** *** light, ********** **, *** WDR, **** ***** ********* consumption.

************, *********** ****** *** board *** ****** **** the ****** *** ********* models ******. *******, *** Axis ***** *** **** than ***** *** ***** of *** ********* *** almost **% **** **** the ******.

Key ********

***** ** *** *****, the **** *****-*** ******* strong *********** ** ******** scenes ******:

  • ******** *** ***** ***********:*** **** *****-*** ******* strong *** ***** ***********, with *** ***** *** blur ** ****** ******** in ~* *** ~* lux ******, *** **** more ******* *********** ** static ****** ** *** subject *** **** *****.
  • ****** ***** ******** ** low *****:** *** ***** (~* lux & ~* ***), the ***** ******** *** truest ****** *** ** other ******* ******. ***** cameras ****** ****** *** some ****** ********** ******** yellows *** ***** ******.
  • ******, **** ** ********:** *** **** **** IR ************ **, *** P3245's ** *** **** across *** ***** *** adapted ******* ** ******** subjects, ******* *********** ********* the ********** ** *** scene.
  • ***** *** ***********:*** *****-*** ********** **** all ***** ******, **** H.264 *** **** ********* in ********, *****, *******, Milestone, *** ** *******, while **** ******** *** not ******* ** *** H.265 ******.
  • *** *** ****:** *** **** *****, low *****, *** **** scenes, *** *****-*** *** low ********* **** *** not ******* ~* ***/*, even **** ******** ****** in *** *****.

*** **** **** ***** the *****-*** *** *** noticeably ****** **** ***** Axis ** *********** ****** was ** ****, **** lighting, ***** ****** ******** slightly ****. *******, ******* delivered **** *********** *******.

************, ***** **** ******* analytics **** **** ******, it ******* **** *** same ******* ******** **** options.

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*** **** *****-*** ***** for~$*** *** ******, *** **** ***** as *** **** *****-*** MK ** (~$*** *** ******), *** **** **** the **** *****-***, ***** sells ***~$*,*** *** ******.

*******, *********** ***-***** ****** are ********** ** ************* lower ****, **** ** the ****** ***-****** (~$*** ******) ** ********* **-***********-*** (~$*** ******).

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

*** **** *****-*** ************ the ***** ********** *****-*** Mk ** ** *** scenes, ******** ** *** video *****. ************, ** review **** **-***** ******** the ***** *** **** the ***** **** ***, including * ****-** **** latch, */* *** *****.

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

****' ********* ****** *** P3245-LVE ****** "******** ******** for *********", *** *** camera ******** **** ****' standard**** (*** *** ****), **** *********** ******* to ***** ******.

*******, **** **** *** ARTPEC-7 *** ** "****** detection ****** [****] ** a ****** ******** **** efficient ******* ******** ***** detector **** *** ** trained ** **** ** detect ********* *******." **** object ********* ****** ***** be ******** ** ****** releases, *** ** *** yet. *** **** ****** ******-* **** ******* Examined.

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

*** **** *****-***'* *** light *********** *** ********* out ** *** ******* tested. ** ****** ******, the ******* *** **** charts ****** ****** *******, with ******* ******* ** our ******* *** ***** discernible. ***** ******* *** issues ******** *** ***** evenly, **** ** *** Axis *****, **** ***** and ****** ***-*****.

** ~* ***, *** Axis *****-*** ********* ** provide *** ********* ******* and ******** ***** ******** than ***** ******. *********** models *** ********** ***** and *********** **** *** be *** ** *** test ***** *** ****** our **** *******.

************, ** ****** ****** at ~* ***. *** subject *** ******** ******* in **** *** **** of *** **** *** towards *** *******.

*** **** *****-*** *** the ***** ****** ** blur ** *********** ******** behind *** *******, **** minimal ***** *********** *** as ** ********** *** cameras.

Even ** ********

** *** **** (~*.** lux), *** **** *****-*** had ******, **** ** illumination ********** *** ***, as **** *****.

** ******** ********** *** P3245, *** ****** ******** quickly ** ***** ************, as **** *****. ************, as ** ******** ** adjusted, *** ********** ** the ***** ** ***** usable.

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

** ~**' ******** **** Ir **, *** **** P3245-LVE *** *** ********** the **** ******* ** chart, ****** *** **** P3225, **** *****, ** Hikvision *********** ****** *******. Details ** *** **** and ******** **** *** discernible, ******* ** **** of *** ****** *-****** camera.

**** ******* ****, ** illumination ******* ****, **** more ******* ******* ** the **** ***** **** competitive ******.

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

** **** ***** (~*** lux), *** **** *****-*** test ***** ******* ******** softer **** ***** ******* tested. ******* *** *** lost, *** ** ** noticeable **** ******** ** other *********** ***** *****.

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

*** **** *****-*** *** strong *** *********** ** our ******** ******* *****. Below ** ** ***** of *** *** ****.

** *** ******* ***** through *** *****, *** Axis *****-*** ********* * solid ******** **** *** door ***** *** ******. The ******** ** ******* discernible, ******* *** ******** becoming *** **** ** see. ************, *** *******'* face ** ************ *** entire **** ** ***** his *** ******* *** scene.

******** ** *********** *** models, *** *****-*** ** as ****** ** *** Axis ***** *** ********* Performance ****** ** **** light *** **** ******** of *** *****.

*********

*** **** *****-*** *** the ****** ***-**** ** the * **** ******* tested ***** ****** *.*** or *.*** ** *** full *****, *** ***** and **** ****** **** moderate ******. **** *** Axis ***** *** ***** had *** ******* *** rates ** *** * cameras ****** ** *** light, ** **** *** artifacting **** ****. *** P3245 *** *** ******* ~1 ***/* ********** *** testing.

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

*** *****-*** ********** **** H.264 *** *.*** ********* in *** ***** ***** but ********, ***** *** not ******* *.***.****'* **** ************* ********* ** *** VMSes.

Size **********

*** **** *****-*** *** Axis *****-*** ** ** are ******* **** ***** competitive ***** *****, **** as *** **** *****-***, Hanwha ***-*****, *** ********* DS-2CD2725FHWD-IZS *********** ******.

Country ** ******

*** *****-*** *** ************ in ******.

Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** default ******** **** **** changes:

  • ********* *** *** ** High, **** ******* *** set ** **, ******** of **** (*******).
  • *** *** ******* **** for *** *******.
  • ******* ***** *** ** 1/30s.

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** ****** *******.

  • **** *****-***: *.**.*
  • **** *****-*** ** **: 9.50.1
  • **** *****-***: *.**.*
  • ****** ***-*****: *.**.**
  • ********* **-***********-***: **.*.* ***********

Comments (14)

* *** ** **** 50 ** *** *****-*** for ********. **** ** would **** *** **** snap ******* **** *** P3245 ***. ***** ***** a *** ** ****.

**** ******!

****, *** **** ** job ** **** ******...** I *** *** ****** much ***** ** ******** testing! * **** *** appreciate ***** *****, *** I **** ** *** missing **** **** ***** applications. *'* **** ** see **** ******* **** to **** ****** *** future ***** (***** ** company ******* *** **** majority ** *** *******). Obviously **** *** ***** is * ***** ***** vs *** ***** (****** color, ******, **, ***)...*** my ******* ******* **** show **** ** **** comparatively ****** (********) ***** certain ******** ********** ** night. **** ** * very ********* ****** **** spec'ing ******* *** *** typical ******/************.

** ***** *****, *** lights *** ***** *** underneath *** ****** **** the ********. *** **** underneath **** ****** ** a ***, *** * think *** ******* ** due ** *** ********** lighting ** *** ******* (wdr ****** *** *** this ** *** **** I ***** *** ** to **** *** ******). Just ** *** *****. All **, ***** ****** your *******...******** ** ****...** are ********** ****** *** switch.

***** ******* **** **** P3245 ****** ** ****. I ** ******** ** think **** *** ***** would **** ***** ** the *** ***** ** the ***** *** ***** Mega ****** ********, **** better ******** ** *** P1375 *** *** *****. Amzzing, ***** **** ** cannabalizing *** ***** ******** with **** *****.

**** ***** ******* ******** when **** ******** **** chipset *** **** ******. We *** ****** **** of ***** **** **** the ***** ***** **** launched **** *** ***** model.

*** ****** **** * drill ** ******* *** security **** ****** ** the *******? *** * hand ***********? *** ****'* cook **** ******* ** the **** ****** ***** wielding ****** *********, *** you?

* ******* **** ***. I ******* ** **'* set ** *** ****** it ****** ** ****, but *'* ****** ********* about *****-*********. * ***** use ***** ***** ** tighten **** ********* *** then ***** *'* *** installing *** ** **** at * ****.

********* ******. * ***** be * **** *** of **** ********, ** it *****'* *** **** (prices ** ***):

*** *** **** ** renegotiate ******* **** *** - ****'* $*** ***** LIST ***** ** **** camera *****.

*****, *** ******* ** in ******** *******, ***** accounts *** * *********** part ** *** ***********, though *** ***** ******* the *** ****** ***** greater ** ****** **** in *** ** ******.

**** ***** :-)

***** **** ** *** comparison ******* ***** **** Vivotek. *** ******* * have ********* * ** not ***** **** ***. But ***** ***** *** 5 **** *** ******** is **** ********.

*****'* * **** ** the ********* ********** *****. I ******* *** ***** column ****** ****** **** P3225-LVE ****, *****?

******, ******, **** ** fixed *** ******** ****** the ******.

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

***** ** ** ********** to ****** **** **** be ********* *** ****** next ********** ****? * would ***** ** ** be ******* *** **** to ****** ***** ****** next *** ***** *** then *** *** **** gen?

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