Bosch Budget 3000i Cameras Tested

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published Dec 05, 2019, 12:33pm EST (Research)

***** *** **** *** * **** in *** ****** ***, ** ** describes, "*************-****** *******". ***, ***** *********** *** ***** ****** *************** "********* ***** *********" ** * lower-cost ****.

** ****** *** ****** ***** ***** models, *** ***** ********* **, *** ********* **,******** ********* *****, *********:

  • ** *** ********* ***** ***** ** common *******/****** *******?
  • *** ****** ****** *******. *******, ** crawling ******* *** *****?
  • **** ***** ** **** ********* ****?
  • *** **** ***** ******* ******* ** the ***** ******?
  • *** ** *** ******* ******* ** a *** *****?
  • **** ** *** ********* ***********?
  • *** ************* *** ******* *** **** risk **** **** ****?
  • *** **** ** ******* ** ***-**** offerings **** ***** *** *********?

*******

** *** ******* *** ***** ***** cameras *** **** *** *********:

  • ** ***** ****** ** ******* *******:****** ******* ***** **** ** ***** alarms ** ******* *******/******** ** *** scene.
  • ** ****** ****** ******* ** ********:** ****** **** ****** ******* ** crawling ******* *** *****.
  • ** ***** ****** ** ****** ****** sources:****** ******* **** ** ***** ***** changes, *******, ** ****** ****** **/*** in ******** ***** *** *** ******* false ******.
  • ***** *** ***********:*********** ** * *** ***** ******* the ***** ***** ****** *******, ******** details ** **** *** ******* *** indoor **** ** *** *****.
  • ***** *** ***********:*** ***** ***** ****** ******* ********** into *** ***** ***** ***** **** H.264 *** *.***, ********* ***** ********* also ********** **** **** *** ** well.

*** ******* *** **** **** *** negatives ******:

  • ***** ****** ** ***** ****:***** **** *** **** ******** **** the **** ********* ***** ****** ****** testing.
  • ***** ****** ** *****/***** *******:***** ****** **** ********* ** ***** and ***** ******* ******* ******* *** scene.
  • ***** ****** ** ****** ***** ********:***** ****** **** *** ***** ** garage ***** ******* **** **** ******* of ***** ******.
  • ******* ***** *** ** ********** ** Bosch ************* *******:*********** ****** ****** ******* ** *** be ************ ** ***** ************* *******.
  • **** ** ********:** *** *** ** *** ****** and *** ** *** ***** ** the *****, ********* ** * **** of ******.
  • ********/******** ***** ** *** ***** **********:** *** ***** (~***), *** ***** cameras *** ********** ******** ******** ****** the *******, ** **** **** ** reduce **** ** ******* *** *********** noise ********* *** ******** ******** ***** filtering *** *** ******** *** * high ****** ** ***** ** *** scene.

Vs. ***** ***

*****-** ********* ***** ********* ** *** 3000i *** *** ******* ** **** as ***** ***, ********* *** **** configuration ** *** (********* ***** ** the *****) *** ****** ** *******, false ******** ** ****** ******* ******* that *** *** *** **** ** small ** ***** *******, ****** ***** opeing, *** ***** ****. ******** **** EVA *** *** *** *** **** people *******, *******, ** ******** ******* the *****.

Vs. ***** *********+ *** ********* ********

******** ** ***** *********+, *** ******** ***** ****** ** many **** *******, **** ** *******, rain, *** ******. *********+ ******** ****** all ***** ******. ********* ***** ** pricing ** *********** **** *****'* *** Analytics+ *****, *** *******, ***** ***** for ~$***, ******* ** *** *** Bosch *****.

*********'* ******** ******* *** *********** **** **** ***** ******, **** as *******, ****** ****, *** ***********, but *** *** ********* ** **** or **** ***** ******* *** ***** alerted **. *********'* ********* *** ******** DS-2CD2746G1-IZS ***** *** ~$*** ******, ******* to *** *** ***** *****.

***** *** ***** *** ****** *** vehicle ************** ******** ***** ** **** Dahua's *********+ *** ********* ********, **** showing ******* "******" *********. *******, *** is ******* ****** **** *****'* *** Hikvision's ******** ********* *********, ***** ***** alerted ** ******** *******. *** ***** ****** ********* ******** *** **** details.

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

***** ************ **** **** **** ** contract ************ ** ***** *** ***** plans ** ****** ** **** ****:

***** *** ******* ***** ****** ** manufactured ** * ***** *******, ***** cameras *** *****’* ********* ******** ******, non-Chinese *** *** *****’* *** ********. The ****** ****** *** **** ** class ******** ******** **** *** ****** (encryption ****) *** ************** ** ***** upload ** ***** ****** ******** ****. Bosch ** **** ******* ************ ** bring ********** ******** ****** ****** **** of **** **** ** *** ***** series, ***** **** ************ ** *** locations ******* ** *****.

**** ******** ***** ***** *** *****'* own ******** *** "***-*******" ****. *******, as **, ***** ***** ** ********* these *******, *** ***, ** ***** disqualify **** *** **** ********** ********* on *** *** **** *** ** Dahua ** ***********.

*******

******-****-*** *** ** ***** ****** *** ~$270, *** ***-****-**(***) *** ** ***** for ~$***, *** *** ***-****-**(*****) *** be ***** *** ~$***, ************* ***** priced **** *** ***** ******, ***** sells *** **** $*,*** (****** ******** PTRZ ************* *** *** ******* ** EVA).

No ****** ****** ******* ** ********

****** ******* ***** **** *** ****** people ******* ******* *** *****.

************, ****** **** ******** ******** ** all *****.

No ***** ****** ** ******* *******

* ****** ****** ** ***** ****** in **** ******** *********, ******* *******/******** was ********** ******* ****** *******.

False ****** ** ***** ****

***** **** ** ***** ** **** droplets ******** **** *** **** **** the **** ****** ****** ** ***** alarms.

False ****** ** ******* *******

** *** *****, *** ******* ** common ******* ******* **** ** ***** or ***** ******* ******* ******* *** scene.

************, * ****** **** *******/******* ********* false ******.

*******, ****** ******* ******** *** ***** would ******* * ***** *****, ***** a *** ** ****** **** *** scene ***** ****** * ***** *****.

No ***** ****** ** ****** ****** *******

****** ****** ******* **** ** ***** light ******* *** *** ******* * false ***** ****** *******.

******* ****** ******* *** ***** **** did *** ******* * ***** *****.

EVA *****

***** ** ******* ** ***, *** user **** ******* ****** ** *** scene, **** ******, *** ***** *** camera ****** ** *** ****** *** properly *********, ***** *****.

** ****** **** ******* ** **** video **** *** ********* *** ***** ********* *** ******+ VMD ******.

Dark ***** *******

** * ~*.**** *****, ** ~**' both ***** ** ******* ***** ***** facial *** ***** ******* **** ** overexposure. *******, *** ** ***** **** of **, *** ***** **** *** 8000i ****** ** *** ******* *******.

******** *** ******** ** ~**', **** the *** *** *** ** ***** offer *** **** ****** *******.

Poor ** ********

** ******** ** *** ***** ******* was *** ** *** ****** ***** leaving *** **** ** *** ***** poorly *** ********* ** **** ** detail. **** ***** *** ******* ** both *** ***** *** *** ******.

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

** *** ***** ** ~*** *** ~20', *** ** *** ***** ******* performed ********* ** *** ***** ****** offering ***** ****** *** ***** *******.

** ~**' *** ******* ******* *** same ****** *******, ******** *** ***** is ****** ** *** *** ****** and *** ***** ***** **** ***** details ** *** *****.

Ghosting/Artifact ***** ****** ****** ******

** *** ***** (~***) * ******* artifact ***** *** ** ******** ****** a ******* ******. **** ** **** prominent ** *** *** ******, ****** facial ******* *** ***** ** ****.

***** ****** ***** ** ******* ** eliminated ** ******** ******** ***** ********* manually ** *** ******* ** ********* digital ***** ** *** *****, ***** effectively ******* ****** *******.

Full ***** ***** *******

** ******* ****** (~*** ***), *** 3000i ****** ******* ******** ******** **** detail **** *** ***** ******.

*******, **** ******** ** ******* ** ~40', ***** ***** **** ***** ******* falls *** ******* * **** ** facial *** ***** ******* ******** ** both ** *** ***** *** *****. The *** ***** ****** ***** ******** facial ******* *** *** ***** ** legible ** *** ****** ****.

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

** ****** *** ***** ******* *** performance ***** * ******* ******* ** ~2,000 *** **** ** ****** *** of ~**, * ******** ** ~***, shown *****.

*** ***** ******* ***** **** ******* range *** ** *** ***** *** solid *** ***********, ******** ***** ****** and ***** ******* ** **** *** inside *** ******* ******* ** *** scene.

Broad *** ***********

*** ***** ******* ********** **** *** major ***** ***** **** *.*** *** H.265, ********* ***** ********* **** **** integrated **** **** ***.

*********

*** ***** ****** ******* ******* *****'* "Intelligent *********" **** *** ***** ****** but ** *** *** *** * significant ********* ** ********* ****** *******.

Not ********* ************ ** ***** ************* *******

** *** **** ** ******* *** to * *********** *****, *** ******* were *** *********** ************ ** ***** configuration *******.

***** ******** ** **** * *** version ** ************* ******* (*.*) **** fix ***** ****** *** ********* *** must ******** ******** *** *********** *** the ******* ** ** ************ ** Bosch ************* *******.

Country ** ******

*** ***** ******* **** ************ ** China.

Firmware ********

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** during *******:

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