Bosch First Starlight 1080p Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 13, 2016

Bosch has released their first 'Starlight' 1080p camera, the Flexidome IP starlight 7000 VR.

We tested this new dome against competitive super low light models from Axis ('LightFinder') and Hikvision ('DarkFighter'), as well as Bosch's existing 1080p HDR and starlight model (720p) to see how it stacks up.

Inside, see our results in full light, low light, and WDR (below), as well as bandwidth, physical feature, and configuration issues.

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Physical ********

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

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Color/Non-IR *** *****

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Wide ******* *****

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

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Bandwidth **********

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Comments (7)

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