Dahua Multi-Imager Tested (PDBW8800-A180)

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Nov 28, 2017

Dahua has released their latest generation of multi imager models, including the PDBW800-A180, a 4x1080p dome model claiming 30m/~100' IR and Smart H.265+, making it one of few IR multi imagers available.

We tested this new model against several multi-imagers from past reports, including:

See our full results inside.

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Physical ********

*** ******** ** * **** **** ****** ***** ****** *****, using (*) ***** *******. *******, *** ************ ** **** ******* to * ***** ****** **** ***** *****-****** ****** ** **** tested, **** * ******* ****** ********** *** ******/** ***** ** a ****, **** ** ********* ****. **** ************ *** ***** installation ********, ** ** **** **** ** *******/*********** ***** ******, with *** *********** **** ** *** ******'* ***** ****.

Size **********

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Stitched ******

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*** ******** ******** ******* ******* ** * **** ****** ****** ratio **** ***** ******, **** ** **** *** *******, ***** below. **** ******** **** **** ** ***** **/***** *** ******, but ******* ** ******* **** ** *** ***** *******, ******* to *** ********* ******.

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

*** *********** ****** **** ** ********* (*.***/*.***), ******* (*.***/*.***), *** Exacq (*.*** ****), **** *** ***** ****** *** ****** *** direct *******. *** ***** ***** ********** ***** *** */* ** addition ** *****.

*******, **** *.*** ******* ****** ** ******* *****, **** *** H.265 ****** ******** *** ******** ********** ** *** *****. *******, while *** ****** ***** ** ******** ** *** *****, ** reported ** *****, **** *** ****** ******** **********.

LED ****** / ******

*** ********** *** ** **** ******* ** *** ***** ** the ****, ***** *****. **** **** ***** **** ** *** match ** ** *** ********** *******, ****** *** ******* ******, which **** * *** ** **** *** ****.

IR ***** ***** ****

*** ********'* ** ************ ******* **** ~**-**', ***** ** *** 30m/~100' *************. **** *** ******* ** ~***', ***** *****, ** is ****** ************.

*** **** ***** ***** *** ******* *********** *** ****** **** ~110' ** *** ****** ********, ******** ******* ** **-**'.

Worse ** ******** ** *****

** *** **** *** ***** ******** ** *** ******'* ***** of ****, *** ****'* ** ************ ******** **** *****, **** illumination ******** **** **-**' *****.

Nighttime ***** *******

******* *** ****** **** ***** **** ** ************, *** ******** delivers ****** ****** **** ** *** ***** ** ***** ****** tested, *** ******* ******, *** ** *** **** ***** *** (~60 **. ~*** ** *******). ** ******** ******* ** *** subject ** ~**' ********/~** ***, ***** *** **** *** ********* models ****** ******* **** *********, ** ****.

** ~**' ********/~** ***, ******* ****** **** *********** ***** *** pixelation, **** ************ ******* ******** ** ***** *****, ***** ******* still ******** ****** ******* *******.

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

** **** *****, ******* ******** ** *** ***** ****** *** poor ******** ** *** **** **** *** ******* ****** *** to *** **** ***** ***, ****** ******* ** *** ********* PanoVu ****.

****** ******* **** *** *******, ** **'/~** ***, *** ***** camera ******** *** ***** ******* ** ******* ******, **** ********/******** present. ******* ******* ***, *** ********* **** ******** ****** ******* of **** *** ******* *** *****, **** *** ****** ********** Axis/Vivotek ****** ***** ********* *********** *******.

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*** ******** *** *** ****** ***** ******* ** *** ******* tested, *** *** *****.

*******, **** ****** **** **** ********* *** *********, *** ***** PDBW ** ******** ****** **** *** ******* ****** *** ************* similar ** *** ***** ****** *** ***. ** *****, *** bitrate *** ********* ** *** ******, ***** **% ***** **** Vivotek, *** **** *******.

Test **********

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Comments (17)

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