Bosch 4K Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 21, 2015

4K promises more pixels but does it undermine WDR and low light performance?

We tested the Axis 4K camera and there were certainly issues.

Now, we tested the Bosch 4K camera, the Dinion IP Ultra 8000 against the 4K Axis P1428-E and Arecont 10MP AV10115DN as well as Bosch's own 5MP and 1080p models to see how it compares in full light, low light, and WDR scenes, and determine what tradeoffs come with this jump in resolution.

Here are previews for low light:

And a preview for a long indoor daytime hallway:

And, finally a preview for WDR:

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Comments (22)

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