Dahua Multi-Imager Tested (PDBW8800-A180)

By: 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.

******** ******** ***** ****** generation ** ***** ****** models, ********* **********-****, * ******* **** model ******** ***/~***' ** and ***** *.***+, ****** it *** ** *** IR ***** ******* *********.

** ****** **** *** model ******* ******* *****-******* from **** *******, *********:

*** *** **** ******* inside.

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*** ******* ****** *** ** of *** *****'* ******** ********* details *** ********* *** possible **** *** ***-** **** Q3708 *** ********* ******. However, *** ******* ** multi-imager ******** ******** *** light ****** **** *** Dahua's. ********, *****'*  *.*** smart ***** ******** **** lower **** *** ***** tested ******' *.*** ********.

*******, *** ******** ******** from ******** ****** ***** should ****** **:

  • **** ** ********:** *** ****** **** specified, ******** **** ~**' in *** ***** ** the ****** ** *** field ** ****, *** only ~**' ** *** right *** **** *****. By ********, *** ******* MS8391 ******* *** ****** 180° ***** ** **** evenly ** ~***' ********.
  • *** ***** *******:*** **** ******** ***** details **** **** *** Vivotek ** **** ***** scenes *** ** *** much ***** ***** ******* (PPF / ***), * result ** *** ********** rotated ******* (** *:** instead ** **:*, ******* to *** ********* ******).

*******

*** ******** ***** *** about ~$*,*** *** ******, lower **** **** ***** imager ******, **** ** the ******* ****** (~$*,***) and **** ***** (~$*,***) tested ****, *** ******* to *** ********* ****** which **** ***** *** ~$1,000.

**** **** *** ****** may ** ********* **** overseas ******* *** **** lower (~$***-***), *** ***** ****** be ******* ** ***** may *** ***** ******** or ***** **** ******* on **** ****** *******.

Physical ********

*** ******** ** * dome **** ****** ***** imager *****, ***** (*) 1080p *******. *******, *** construction ** **** ******* to * ***** ****** than ***** *****-****** ****** we **** ******, **** a ******* ****** ********** the ******/** ***** ** a ****, **** ** removable ****. **** ************ may ***** ************ ********, as ** **** **** be *******/*********** ***** ******, with *** *********** **** to *** ******'* ***** whip.

Size **********

*** ******** ** *** of *** ******* ***° multi-imager ******* ** **** tested, ****** **** **** Axis *** ********* ******, shown *****, **** ******* to *** **** ** an ******* ***.

Stitched ******

*** ***** ******** ******* a ****** ******** ******, ********* ******, instead ** ** ********** stream *** **** ******. This ******** ** ******* to *** ********* ****** 6986 *** ******* ******, while ****** **** ** Axis, ********, *** ******* output * ****** *** each ******.

*** ******** ******** ******* results ** * **** taller ****** ***** **** other ******, **** ** Axis *** *******, ***** below. **** ******** **** area ** ***** **/***** the ******, *** ******* in ******* **** ** the ***** *******, ******* to *** ********* ******.

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

*** *********** ****** **** in ********* (*.***/*.***), ******* (H.265/H.264), *** ***** (*.*** only), **** *** ***** adding *** ****** *** direct *******. *** ***** VMSes ********** ***** *** I/O ** ******** ** video.

*******, **** *.*** ******* worked ** ******* *****, with *** *.*** ****** freezing *** ******** ********** in *** *****. *******, while *** ****** ***** ** Avigilon ** *** *****, ** reported an *****, **** *** stream ******** **********.

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

*** ********** *** ** LEDs ******* ** *** front ** *** ****, shown *****. **** **** these **** ** *** match ** ** *** individual *******, ****** *** Vivotek ******, ***** **** a *** ** **** for ****.

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

*** ********'* ** ************ reached **** ~**-**', ***** of *** ***/~***' *************. With *** ******* ** ~100', ***** *****, ** is ****** ************.

*** **** ***** ***** the ******* *********** *** camera **** ~***' ** the ****** ********, ******** visible ** **-**'.

Worse IR ******** ** *****

** *** **** *** right ******** ** *** camera's ***** ** ****, the ****'* ** ************ performs **** *****, **** illumination ******** **** **-**' range.

Nighttime Image *******

******* *** ****** **** below **** ** ************, the ******** ******** ****** second **** ** *** other ** ***** ****** tested, *** ******* ******, due ** *** **** lower *** (~** **. ~160 ** *******). ** provides ******* ** *** subject ** ~**' ********/~** PPF, ***** *** **** and ********* ****** ****** provide **** *********, ** most.

** ~**' ********/~** ***, details ****** **** *********** noise *** **********, **** illumination ******* ******** ** close *****, ***** ******* still ******** ****** ******* details.

** ***', ** ***** previously, *** ******** ******** no ****** ***** ** the *******, **** **** the ******* ****** ********* detection.

 

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

** **** *****, ******* provided ** *** ***** camera *** **** ******** to *** **** **** and ******* ****** *** to *** **** ***** PPF, ****** ******* ** the ********* ****** ****.

****** ******* **** *** cameras, ** **'/~** ***, the ***** ****** ******** the ***** ******* ** cameras ******, **** ********/******** present. ******* ******* ***, the ********* **** ******** better ******* ** **** the ******* *** *****, with *** ****** ********** Axis/Vivotek ****** ***** ********* identifying *******.

*******, ** **** *****, both *** ***** *** Hikvision ******* ******* ********* only, **** ***** ***** notably *****, ***** **** and ******* ******* **** rough ******* *******.

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*** ******** *** *** lowest ***** ******* ** all ******* ******, *** and *****.

*******, **** ****** **** into ********* *** *********, the ***** **** ** slightly ****** **** *** Vivotek ****** *** ************* similar ** *** ***** during *** ***. ** night, *** ******* *** megapixel ** *** ******, about **% ***** **** Vivotek, *** **** *******.

Test **********

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** *** **** test:

  • ***** ********-****: *.***.****.**.*, ***** 2017-08-02
  • **** *****-***: *.**.*.*
  • ********* **-********-*: **.*.* ***** 170122
  • ******* ******-**: ****

Comments (17)

* ******* *** ********* graphs *** **** ****** is ******** ** ** a ***** *** *, correct?  ****** ***, ****** for ******** *** *** bitrate *** *********, ** really **** ** ** an ***** ** ***** comparison **** ** ***.

** ***, ****** *** catching **** ****. **'** get **** ******.

*** ******** ** *** of *** ******* ***° multi-imager ******* ** **** tested...

** ** ** *** as ************** **** *** ***** day?

 

**** ********** ****** ** very ***, *** * more ********** ****** ** ******'****-*****

**'* ******* ** ******** by ***** *" (*.*" vs. **.*"), *** ******** taller. **'* *** *** the *****-****** ***** ****** models.

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

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******* ***** *** *********. However, I ******* ******** ***** quality.

** ******** **.***.****.**.********* ******** ********** ********* **** **.***.****.**.*********?

* *** **** *** compile/build ** ***, *** if ********* ** ********* as ***** ******* *** been *******, *** ******’* any ** *** ******* of ***** ******* ****** be ******* ** ******* that?

*** ******** **** ****** was .**, *** .**

**** ** ******** **** of * ***** ***** than * ******* *** but *** ********-**** ******** much ****** ***** **** and *** **** *** as ** **** * x ****** ***** *******. They ***'* ********* **** model ******** ****** *** but **** ** ****** due ** ***** ***** in *** ******* *** the **** ** ***** compensation ******* ** * new *********** ******.

*** ********-**** ** *** ********* ******** *** ***** ***** America *******:

 

** *** ** ** the ************* ******* ** the ******* *** **** at ***** ****** ** product ***** ***** *** can *** *** **** versions ******:

****://***.*************.***/********/***********************************(***)*.*** 

***'* ***** ********** ***** website ******** **** ** the **** *** * presume ** ** ** do **** ***** ******* in *** ******* *******. If *** *** ********** fresh ***** **** ***** you *** *** *** the ****.

** *** *** ********** fresh ***** **** ***** you *** *** *** the ****.

*** **** ***** ******* the ****? ******* ** there *** ******** **** the ******* ** ****** from *****, **** **** most ****** ****** **** we *** ******* * product **** *** *** been ****** / ******** for ******* ******* (******** issues, ******** *******, ** issues, ***.).

**'* * ****** *** of * *****-**. ** test ********* **** ** officially ********* *** **** in ***** *******, ** get ********** *** *** testing ********* **** *** available ** **** *********. We **** ********* **** is *** ********** ********* for **** ** ***** America, ** *** ********** for ******* ********* **** is *** ***** / approved.

*'* *** *********** ****, I'm **** **** ******** out ***** ****** ** global communication ****** ***** ******* etc. *** ***** ****** even ****** ** **** it ** *** *** been ********* *** * ************ period ** ****.

*** ** *********, ** IPVM **** *** ************* you *** ******** *** tests?

******** **** **** ****'* always ********* ** *****.

*** ** ** ********* now, ***** *** ** in *** *** *** I'm **** ** **** soon.

** * **** ********** this ** **** * Dahua *****. *****'* *** attempt ** ***** ****** wasn't ***** ** ** opinion ** *** *** generation * ***** ******** on ********* *****. 

***** ***** ********** *** actually *** ***** **-***-********-*-****, **? ***** ***** sensors ** ** *** bullet **** ******. ** refrained **** ******* **** one *** ** *** poor *****, *** *** PDBW8800 *** ****'* ****** and ** * **** aesthetically ******** **** ******. We're ******** ** ************ of *** ******** ***.

*'* *** ***% ****, they ***** ***** *** 8601 *** ** ** a **** *** ******* than *** **** ** maybe **** **** ** for ***** ********* **********. It *** **** *** so ****** **** *** 8800 *** *** **** trumps ** ** *** resolution ****.

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