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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***, ***** *** ********** ** ********** ** *****, *********** ** **** **, ******** ******** ************* ******** *** **** ** ***** ****** to ****** ***** ******.

*** **** *** ***** **** ***** ****** *** ****** ***** plagued **** ** ****? ** ****** *** ***** ***** (*** ***-****-*****) *** ****** it ** *** *** ***** ******, ********* * **** **** field *** *** ******* ***:

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*** ***** ******** **** ** ******* ******* *** ***** ******** ****** found ** **** ** ****, *** ** ***** **** *********, while ******** ***** ***** ** ** ******* **** ***** ******.

*******, ** *** ******** ****** *** ***** ** ***** ******, reducing ***** ******* ** **** **** ******, *** *** ********** subjects ** *** *****, **** "***" **** ********. 

******* ***** ******, *******, *** ******** **** ** ****** *** light *********** **** ****** **** ** ******* ***-** ****, ***** *********** produce ***** ****** ** *** ***** ****** ** *****.

Key ********

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

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

*******

*** ***** ******** **** ** ***** *** ~$*,*** *** ******. **** ** ************* **** ********* **** **** *********** ******, such ** *** ********* **-********-**, ~$*** ******, ****** ********** **** ********* **** ******, **** ** *** **** *********~$*,*** ******.

Physical ********

*** ******** **** ** ******* ** ***** ** **** ** have ******, **** ** **** ******* ***** *** ****, *** the ****** ******** ****** *********** ** * **** ****.

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

*** ******** **** ******** **** ************* ******* *** ***** ** other ** ****, *********:

  • ** ***** ******** *** ****/*** *** ****:***** ******** *** ** **** ** ****** ***** ** ****** 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 **********

*** ****** *** ****** ***** ******* ********, **** **** ***** *******:

  1. ********* *** *** **** **** *** ** **, **** ************ ~30.
  2. ******* ******* *** *** ** ** (******** ** **, *********** **** shutter).
  3. ********* ***** *** ********* ** * **** *** ******* ** 4.

******** *.** *** ****.

Comments (16)

****: ** *** ******* ****** *** **** ********* ** ******** *** *** **** ******* **** ** *** **** **** or ***. ** *** *** **** ***** **** *** ***** after ** ****** / ******* *****.

****, ** *** ***** * ****** ***** ** **** ** well, ***** **** ** ******** ** *** **** ******.

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

[****: ****** ** * ******* ***]

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

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

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

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

********* **-********-**. * ***** **'* *** ***** **** ***** ** ****** it *** ~$***.

**** *** **** *** ** *** ********* ** ****?

***** * ***** *** ** ***** ***** ******. ** **** installed * *** ******* ******, *** *** **** ********* ** a ***** ************ **** *** *** **** ***** ***** **** zero ********, **'** **** *** **** **** **** ********* ********* who *** *** ****** **** **** *** *** ** ****. We ******** ** **** ***** **** * ********* **** *** Axis **** *** *** ******** *** **** ******* ** ***** of ***** *** ***********.

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

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

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

**** *** ******* ***** ******* **** ** *** ***** **** that **** ***** ******** **** (******) **** **** ** *** Chinese *************. * **** ** **** *** ********* ** ******** and ** *** **** **** **** ******* **** **** ***** and ******* ****** **** *** *** ***** ***. ** ***** be *********** ** **** **** ******** ** ****.

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

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

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

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

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

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

******* ** **** **** **** ******** *** ** *** **** PTZ ****** **** **.

*** ***** ******** ***** ** ** *** **** *********. (****** that ****** ** **********?)

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

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** ******* ** *** *** **** ***** ******** ** ***** PTZs **** ********** ** ** *** ****. ** ** **** is ***** **** *** **** ***** *****. **** ** *** customers *** **** **** *** **** ** ******* ****** ** can't *** ******* ***** **.

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