Bosch IR PTZ Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 26, 2016

PTZs have historically struggled in low light, with integrated IR being uncommon. In the past few years, this has changed, as some integrated IR models have emerged. However, in previous tests, we have seen significant focus issues making tracking subject difficult (if not nearly impossible). 

Now, Bosch has introduced an integrated IR model, the Autodome IP 5000 IR, included advanced configuration features not seen in other models to combat these issues.

Can this new model from Bosch remedy the issues which plagued past IR PTZs? We bought the 1080p model (the NEZ-5230-IRCW4) and tested it in two low light scenes, including a dark open field and lit parking lot:

Inside, we review how the Autodome 5000 IR stacks up.

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Key ********

**** *** *** *** ******** **** **** ****:

  • ******* ***** ***********:*** ******** **** ******* ***** ******/********* **** ******* **** **** IR *** *****, **** *-* ******* *** ****** *****, **. as **** ** **-** ** ******. 
  • ** *****:** *** *****, ** ************ *** ***** ** ***'+, ******* to ***** ** ****.
  • ** ************:** **** ******, ******** **** *********** **** *** ****** *** at *** **** ******* ** *** "**** *****" *** ***.
  • ******* ******** ** *****:** **** **** ******, ***** ******** ** *******, **** ******* and ********** ******** ******** ** ******* *******, ***** ** ****** scenes. 

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Physical ********

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  • ** ***** ******** *** ****/*** *** ****:***** ******** *** ** **** ** ****** ***** ** ****** overexposure, ****** **** **** **** **** ******** ** *****, ** well.
  • ******* **** ***** *** **:*** ****** *** ** *** ** **** ** *** ***** a ******** **** ***** ** *******. **** *** ** ****** if *** ****** ** ******* ** * ******** **** ******* lighting, *** *******, *** ** ** *** ******** ***** ****** zoom ***** *** ****. 

***** **** ***** *********, **** ** *** ******** ****'* *** interface ** *** **** ** ***** ***** *******. ** ****** config ** **** **********:


Focus ******/******* ********

** **** ** **** *****, ** **** ***** **** ****** properly ******** *****, **** **** ******* ****** ** ** **-** seconds ** ******** *****. *** ******** **** ** ******** **** ***** issues, ****** ***** **** *-* ******* ** ******** ***** ** times. ********* ********, *** ****** ******* ***** ****** *******, *** needing ** *** * **** ***** **** ***** ****** ***.

** **** * **** ** ***** ****** ** **** *****:

IR ***********

*** ******** **** ** **** **** ***** ****, *** *** wide *****/**** *****, *** *** *** ****** *****. **** **** adjust ***** **/**** ********* ** **** *****, ** **** ****, zooming **** **** ** ********* *** ****:

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

****** *** ****** ******* ** ***** *** ***** **** *** used, ** ***** ************ ****** ** **** *****. **** *******, in *** ******* *** **** *****, *** ****** *********** *** subject ** ** ***** *** ******, **** *** "***" *** of **** ******** **, **** *****. ***** ***** ********** *** this ** ********* ** ***** ** *** *** *********, *** this **** **** ****** ************ *****.

** "****"/******** *********

**** ****** **, *** ******** **** ** ***** ** * "hazy" **********, **** ******** ******* *** ******* ******* **** ********* to *******. **** ** **** ******* ** *** **** ***** testing:

****** ** ** ********** ** *** ******* *** ***** ** well:

IR *****

*** ******** **** ** *** **** ** ********** ******** ** over ***' *****, ****** ******* ****** *******, **** ** *** zoom. **** ********** ***** ***** ******* ** *** ******* ** target ****** ******* **** ***** **' ** ***'. ** **** range, *** ******* ** ******** ***********, ******** *******, ***** ** 500', ** ***** ** ****** *** *** ******** ********* ********* above ******** ******* ** *** *******.

**** **** ***** *** ******* *** ****** ******** **** ** long ********* ** ***** ******, *** ******** **** ** ***** easily *********** ***-** ****, **** ** *** ***** *****. *** non-IR ***** ******** ** ****** ***** ** *** ********.

Daytime ***********

*** ***** ***** ***** *********** ***** ******* ****** *** ***. At **** *****, ****** ** ***** **** ****** *** ****, there ** ********** ****, **** **** ********* *******. *** *** ***** **** ** **** ****** *** **** ***** ****** *** **** *******.

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

  

Test **********

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  1. ********* *** *** **** **** *** ** **, **** ************ ~30.
  2. ******* ******* *** *** ** ** (******** ** **, *********** **** shutter).
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Comments (15)

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** *** *** ****** **** **** *** ******* ***-****** ** PTZ.

*** ******* ** *** ** *** * **** ******** ******* it ** ******* ***** ** *** ***** *** ********* *** twice *** ***** ** **** **** *** ***** ***.

******* ***** *** ***** *** ******* ***********. * *** ** interested ** *** *******. * ***** **** **** ** *** the***** *** ** ****(****** $** **** ***********).

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***, ***** *** ******** **** ****** **** **** *** *****? Who **** ***** ******** ***** ***** *********? ***!

*** **** ***** ********...

******* **** ** **** ** *****...

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****, **** **********. *** ***** **** ** **** ***********.

* ** *** **** **** ** **** ** **** ****, though. ******** ** ********: **** ***** **** *** ******** ** NA?

* + * ******* * *********** ********'* ** *-** *** ******* *****. ********* *** *** **** available ** ****** *** * *****, *** ******** *** *** finished ******* *** ****** ** ***** ********* ***.

**** ** ******* **** ****, ******* **** *******' ***** *****?

* ******* ** ***** ** *** ****** ****** **** *** auto-tracking ** ***** **** ***** ******* ** **** ***** **** they ** ***** ***** ** * **** *****. ** ******* just * **** ** ******* ******* ***** ******.;)

********** *** **** **** *** **** *** ***** ***'* ** stock.

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