Dahua Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (N44CL52)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 10, 2018

4MP use continues to increase, especially in low-cost models, according to integrators in our 2018 Resolution Usage Statistics.

We bought Dahua's latest generation entry-level 4MP model, the N44CL52, to see how it performs in real scenes, examining:

tested

  • Full light performance
  • Low light performance
  • Integrated IR coverage
  • Integrated IR range
  • WDR performance
  • Bandwidth consumption
  • Physical features
  • Pricing compared to others

Readers should also see our tests of other 4MP models, including:

And coming soon, we plan to release a shootout of these and other 4MP models to see which stand out.

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