Examining ACTi 4MP Cameras

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 07, 2010

ACTi announced a new selection of 4MP cameras. This is ACTI's first line of cameras that support 4MP. Their current megapixel product lineup consist of all 1.3MP cameras. 

The 4MP camera line will consist of day/night box and dome form factors. Two of the box cameras feature integrated lenses with 18x (KCM-5211) and 35x (KCM-5311) optical zoom. The other box (KCM-5111) has a removable fixed focal length, fixed iris lens. Of the dome cameras, one model (KCM-7111) has a fixed focal, fixed iris lens. The other dome (KCM-7211) features a 4x optical zoom, and P-iris lens. The P-iris feature is interesting because currently, only Axis offers cameras with P-iris lenses.

ACTI's current MP cameras are no higher than 1.3MP, and the new models jump the resolution options to 4MP- with nothing in between. This approach differs with most manufacturer's offerings. For example, Arecont offers cameras in 1.3, 2, 3, 5, 8, and 10 megapixel options. This incremental approach allows deployments to be cost efficient while providing necessary resolution requirements for a specific application. ACTi's wide gap in megapixel offerings does not lend itself towards this flexibility.

The marketing material claims ACTi's 4MP cameras have advanced low light noise reduction compared to other 5MP cameras. This can't be evaluated until the cameras get released and tested. ACTi plans to demo the camera at ASIS.

Pricing information has not been released. These cameras will not be available for commercial shipping until April 2011.

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