Dahua 4K Camera Shootout

By Derek Ward, Published Aug 20, 2019, 11:03am EDT (Research)

*****'* ****** ****** ** ************* ** "******* ******** ****** ** all ******** *** ************* **********", *** how **** **** ******* ** ***** "high ***"***** ****** ***** (*******)?

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** **** ***, ** ****** *** tested **** ********** ****** ********** ****** ****** ************** ******* ***** ******* **** ****** N84CG54, *********:

  • *** ** *** ***** *** *** Series ******* ****** **** ***** *** the **** ****** ***** ****** ** our ******* / ** ***** **** ****** Shootout?
  • *** ** **** ******* ** **** light (~*****), *** *****(~***) *** **** (~0.02lx) ******?
  • *** **** *.***+ ********* ******* *** and *****?
  • *** **** ************ ******* ** ***** dome ******?
  • *** **** ** **** ********* ** VMSes?

**** ** *** ****** ** *** continued ****** ** ******* ** ****** testing, ************* */* ** *******,*****'* ********* *****,****** ******* *, ************'* *** ***** & *********** ******, **** ********* *** ******* ****** soon. ***********?*** ** **** **** ***** ** cameras ** ****** ****.

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** *** *****, *****'* ***** ****** NK8BL7Z *** *** ****** ******* ******* multiple ********** **** **** ***** ** models, ****** ***** **** **** ******* performance ***********:

  • ***** ****** ******** ** ******* (~*.** lux):*** ***** ****** ******* ******** ******** images *** ******* ******* ******* ** subjects ** ***** ** *** ***** compared ** ***/**** ****** ******. *******, the ***** ****** ***** **** ******** from **** ***** ************ (~**-**' *** nearer) *** ***** ** ******, **** a ****** ****** *******.
  • ****** *** ***** *********** (~* ***):**** ****** ******** **** ***** **** the *******, ******** *** **** ******* to ** ********* ** ****** ******.
  • *** ****** ****** *** ***********:*** ***** ****** ******* *** *** strongest *** ********* *** ** *** three ***** ******* ******, ********* *** most ******* *** ******* ******* ****** backlighting *** ** ****** **** ****.

***** **** **** ********** ******, ***** include:

  • ****** **** ******* ********:**** ***** ******' ******** **** ****** than ******* ******** ** *********** ** models, *** ~**-**% ****** *** *** and ************* ****** ** ***** (~**-**%).
  • ** ************ ** **** *****:** **** *** ***** ******* *** NK8BL7Z, ******** ** ******* ****** ******* the ****** ** ~**' *** ****** were ***********, ****** *******.
  • *** **. ***:*** *** * ******** ****** ** image ******* **** ***. ***** ******* could ** **** *** **** ***, but ** *** *** * ******* change.

*******

*** ***** ******* ***** ***~$*** *** ******, **** ****** **** *** *******,~$*** ******.

** ********, *********'* **-*********-**** ***** *** ~$800 ******, *** *** ****** ***-***** ~$900.

Size **********

*** ***** ******* *** ***** ******* are *** **** **** *** **** factor, *********** ********* *********, ***** * typical ************ *** ******* **** ******. The ******* *** ******* **** ** other ******* ****** **** ******, **** as *** ********* *********** ****** *** Axis *** *****.

Physical ******** / ************ ******

*** ***** ******* *** ******* *** fairly ******* ** ******* ****** **** models, **** ******** ******* *** ************* dome *** *-**** ******.

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

  • *** ****** ******** ******** ******* *** control ** ****** ****, ** ********** may ***/***** *** ****** ***** * portable *******. *** ****** *********** **** time *** **** *****.
  • *** ****** ******** * ~*.*' ***** whip *** ***** *** ********. *******, unlike **** ******* **** ***** *****, it ** *********, ** ***** *** directly ******* ****** ** *** ******.

IR ********

** *** *****, **** *** ******* and ******* *********** *** ******* ** he ****** ******* *** ****** **** ~20' *** ******.

***** ** * ********** ******* ** the *******, **** *** ******* ******** exposed ** ******. *** ***** *** noticeably ****** **** *** ******, *** the ******* ** ******** *******.

**** ****** ************ ** ***** ** motion *****, **** *** ******* ********** overexposed ** ~**'.

Overexposure At 20' Distance And Nearer

Dark *********** (~*.** ***)

** *** **** **** ** ************ on, ************ ******* **** ******* *** he ***** *** *** ****** ******, though ** ** ***** ****** ************ at ~** ***.

*******, ** ~**' ******** *** ******, the ***** ****** ****** ******** ******* images ** *** ******* *** **** chart *** ** **** ******* ******* noise *** ********** ******** ******.

Low ***** ***** ******* (~* ***)

******* ******* **** ***** **** ** low *****, ** ~**', **** *** Pro *** ***** ****** ******* ******* less *****, *** *** **** ****** see ******* ** *** ******** ****, while *** ******* ** ********** ******* and **** ********.

**** *** ******* ******* **** *** cameras ** ~**', ***** ** ****** in *** ****** ******. *******, *** Ultra ****** ***** ******** ***** ******* details *** **** ******* **** **** others.

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

*** ******* ** **** ***** (~*** lux) **** **** ** **** ******* on *** *******'* **** *** ******** lines ** *** **** *****. *** Ultra ****** ****** *** **** ** the **** ***** **** ******, *** subject ******* **** *******.

SSA **. ***

*** ******* **** *** ******* **** WDR, *** ******** *** ********* ******* WDR *****, ******* *** *** ****** "WDR." ********* ** *****, ***:

...************* ********* *** *********** *** ******* in *** ********* ** * *****. SSA ************* ********* *** ******** ********** to ******* ***** ******* ** * backlit *****, ********** ** ****** **** traffic ****** ** **********.

** *** *****, *** *** *** performed ****** ***********, ***** *****, **** only **** ****** ***********:

WDR *******

** ****** *** ******'* *** *********** using * ******* ******* ** ***** 2,000 *** **** ** ****** *** of ~**, * ******** ** ~***.

*** **** *** (*** **** *********) N85CL5Z *** ****** ***** ******** ******** details **** *** ***** ****** ******, which *** ****** *** ****** ******* by ********* ****** *** *******, **** few ******* ******* ** *** **** chart.

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**** *** ***** ***** *** *** Series ****** ******* ***** ***** *.***+ smart *****. ******** **** ********** ****** than *********** ** *****, ***** ********* averaged ***** *,*** **/* ****** *** day *** ***** *,*** **/* ** night **** ** **.

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**** **** ***** ************ **** ***** in ****** **** ******** ****** (******** moving ******* *** *****).

VMS ***********

*** ******* *** *** ***** *******' basic ******** *** *****, **** *.*** and *.*** ********* *** ************ ** all ***** ******, ***** ****** **** motion ****** ** ****, **** *** exception ** ******* *****. *******, *****'* camera **** ********* **** ********** **** to ********* ******** (*** *** ****).

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Country ** ******

**** ***** ****** ****** **** **** in *****:

Test **********

******* **** ********* ***** ** ******* with *** *********** ** *********** ******** as **** ** ******** ***** ***** cameras *** ***** *****:

  • ******** *** **** **** *** ** the *********:

  • *** *** ******* **** ****** *** testing
  • *.*** *** **** ****** *******, **** smart ***** *** ** "**" (***** H.265+)

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** during *******:

  • ***** *******: *.***.*******
  • ***** *******: *.***.*******.*.*
  • ***** *******: *.***.*******.*

Comments (1)

After looking at pictures on the above testing, no one can be serious if looking for quality.

YOU can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig.

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