Testing Basler's Megapixel Cameras (BIP-1300/1600)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 29, 2009

Basler is a recent entrant into the IP video surveillance megapixel market. Leveraging its extensive expertise in machine vision, Basler's megapixel surveillance cameras offer CCD imagers, H.264 encoding and a small form factor.

In this test, we examined the Basler BIP-1300 (1.3MP) and BIP-1600 (2MP) cameras, testing them in indoor and outdoor scenes under daylight and low light (sub 1 lux) conditions).

Our key findings include:

  • Setup was simple and straightforward
  • Day time video quality may be adequate but comparatively did not stand out
  • Low lux video quality (under 1 lux) displayed details but with some noise and significant motion blur (with camera defaults)
Compare to our other megapixel camera tests including: Axis Q1755, Arecont Vision 3105, Stardot SD500BN, and Vivotek IP7161.

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