Geovision GV-EDR2100 Tested Vs Hikvision

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Oct 16, 2017

A number of ADI's top selling IP cameras are, at least surprisingly to us, from Geovision.

We recently bought and tested the Geovision EDR2100 1080p IR minidome, which is priced below Hikvision and Dahua 1080p IR models.

Inside, we share our results from shooting out the Geovision vs the Hikvision DS-2CD2125FWD-I, including:

  • Full light and low light image quality
  • WDR performance
  • IR range
  • IR illumination pattern
  • Lens distortion
  • Bandwidth consumption

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Image *******

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Comments (11)

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