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Like we made numerous improvements and expansions to the Calculator, we will certainly do the same here.
The new Camera Finder revolutionizes camera selection.
Search across 2100+ cameras for 40 criteria, immediately returning precise matches so you can find the best fit for your specific needs.
This 90 second video shows what it can do for you:
The power of the Finder comes from being able to select any combination of criteria and instantly returning matches across thousands of cameras from dozens of manufacturers.
Examples of Searches
To get a sense of what you can do with the Finder, here are some example searches:
There are literally millions of combinations that you can choose from.
I assume WDR is an upcoming option?
We used to track WDR based on dBs, which is what manufacturers most typically list on their datasheets. The problem with that is (1) it is hard to trust and compare since some manufacturers take liberties / lie and (2) manufacturers make up marketing terms that obfuscate what their WDR does.
What we are planning to do is to change our WDR tracking to true / false for multi-exposure WDR (which is what we have found in our testing to be 'true' WDR).
Expect that to be implemented by the end of this month. We know many manufacturers already, but we will need to verify which models are multi-exposure, etc.
[UPDATED - WDR Searching Added.]
Is the price point MSRP?
Thank you for this great tool!
Lens = varifocal option and a button to reset all fields
Joe, when you say lens = varifocal option, you mean a filter that only shows cameras that support varifocal lenses? I think that's what you mean. If so, it is a good idea and we can easily add.
I agree on the reset all fields button. One can refresh the page but it would be useful to have an easy on screen button. Thanks!
I see PoE, HPoE, Any, and None options under Power>PoE Support. PoE+ missing on purpose?
How reliable this data is?
How frequently is this updated?
How do you update it at all, can you share?( manually?)
What if I'm a camera manufacture and want to get into your list. How do I do it ?
Reliability: There's over 2,000 cameras and 40 metrics per cameras, so that means 80,000+ data points. Overall, I think it's quite reliable, but with so many data, there will be some mistakes. If you find any please report and we will fix immediately.
Updated: We added/updated 1800+ in the past month. We manually update it periodically.
If you are a camera manufacturer that we have not covered, you can submit a spreadsheet / template.
A few known bugs that we are fixing today:
Also, there are a number of enhancements in queue, as described above.
[UPDATE: Both are solved.]
This is a great tool, but I can't seem to move past the first page? (next, last buttons don't seem to work or it's user error, which is always possible)
Wayne, sorry, we made some changes to pagination display yesterday and broke out. We will get it fixed asap today.
No worries, we (infinias/Digiop) are in test on pretty complete Onvif Profile-S support and would love to use this as a camera reference to work through and test to make sure we've gotten it right for as many brands as possible, so thanks for all the hard work.
Works great, thanks! My test was to look for HIKVision ONVif Profile S. And see there aren't any. Do you have any insight on them and planned support?
Also, are you interested in VMS manufacturer feedback on cameras to help with keeping this list current? If so how would you like it provided?
Great tool, very useful to quickly find a camera base on specification. The only thing I would like to see is a few selections for WDR.
Bravo guys!!! this is a huge time saver for me, keep up the great work!!
Very cool tool! This was also helpful when looking at different focal lengths, imager sizes, and other key specs we have discussed in class thur far. It makes choosing camera brands/types based on cost and needs essentially mindless.
IPVM team, I think this is a great start for many. There are so many camera options in the market place today with 1000's more coming from overseas manufacturers. Even with the slight bug fixes and updates to keep content fresh, I have not seen a tool that comes close in comparison to what you have provided here for the integrator community. Great job!
The ONVIF search doesn't seem to be working quite right. If you just select ACTi as an example because they have cameras categorized as both Profile S and 1.x, selecting 1.x returns Profile S cameras and selecting Profile S doesn't return anything. But overall you get results for both but all listed as 1.x
Oh God, this is simply awesome !
Excellent work IPVM Team, hats off !!!
Just great! Thank you so much.
Still small ONVIF issue on dahua CVI Cameras
Analogue camera with ONVIF support ;)
BTW, in the camera list, it says "ONVIF - none", but not on product page.
Anyway, thanks again for this!
1. Auto-focus - means all continous or motored?
2. Will calculator feed itself off of finder, so can see from calc any rich detail?
3. We like camera thumb pictures, can you?
4. Swift and good job!
1. Auto focus is any camera that can be remotely triggered to refocus without a person at the camera adjusting focus by hand.
2. We can add a link from finder results to calculator. Good idea.
3. Where would the thumbnail pic go? On the table of results or on the linked product page? Or perhaps as a popover when one hovers over model name? I am trying to figure out hiw to make it fit in the UI.
Half all cameras are then auto-focus? It seemed alot too much. But maybe i have old cameras.
Since asked let me tell my untested thought.
Special graphic mode for anyone who struggles with english more than i.
Show form factor with little icon, box, bullet
Show lens longness with horiz. bar line, longer or short, depends
Show resolution with rectangle, bigger or smaller, depends
Easier to compare than reading character digits
Just a toggler mode to get at the words, back and forth
Added: now you can clear any criteria or all criteria just by clicking the clear all or x next to each individual criteria.
Another bit of info that would be helpful for those of us who have to install cameras is whether or not they have a whip or an onboard connection. Sometimes you are surface mounting a camera on brick and need to account for the whip. If it is easier to find a camera without a whip (or removable) then it could make our life easier as installers. I know that it's usually well covered in your articles, so maybe that data is already known for models you have reviewed.
We added infinite scrolling to the Camera Finder Results display. Previously, it was paginated and required clicking 'next' and reloading the page, etc. Now, you can just keep on scrolling down and new cameras will appear. The usability is a lot better.
Here's an example of quickly scrolling through 89 cameras:
Suggestion: camera finder could use "Audio" as a search parameter, with maybe sub-parameters as "One way", "Bidirectional" and "Built in Mic" as options.
Love the camera finder! I agree that audio would be a great search feature. Doing this sort of attempted search on the internet is very time consuming.
The finder contains both Analog cameras and SD cameras, yet no Analog SD cameras. Intentionally I assume; since most Analog cameras are SD and most SD cameras are Analog, you would otherwise expect to see some.
Any thought to adding a few? Maybe a few old school 'reference' models or a couple 960H ones?
People transitioning from Analog SD might benefit from being able compare with models they're familiar with.
Assuming its just a matter of asking the manufacturers to include the data. Is the import process of model specification data from the manufacturers fairly automated or is there still a lot of massaging necessary?
No adding SD camera models.
First, no one who is actually transitioning from analog SD has ever asked for this.
Second, if someone wants to compare / evaluate SD, they can toggle between VGA resolution option and different MP ones on the Calculator to see the difference.
I was asking for a different reason, though not a very important one, namely after seeing that some well known manufacturers are still releasing SD Analog models, I was trying to gauge how the war on Analog(SD) was proceeding.
Have you come across any data lately showing the estimated penetration of MP in new camera sales, either by volume or by dollar? Are we at 50% by dollar yet, do you think?