Geovision GV-EDR2100 Tested Vs Hikvision

By: 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

* ****** ** ***'* top ******* ** ******* are, ** ***** ************ to **, **** *********.

** ******** ****** *** tested*** ********* ******* ***** IR ********, ***** ** ****** below ********* *** ***** 1080p ** ******.

******, ** ***** *** results **** ******** *** the ********* ***** ********* **-**********-*, *********:

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** *** *****, *** Geovision ******* *** ******** in ****** ***** ******** to *** ********* ****:

  • ***** ** *****:*** *******'* ****** ** range *** **** ~**% of *** ********* *** distance, ******** ***** ***/~**', while *** **** ******* its *** ***** ****.
  • ****** ****** ** *******:** ******** ** *** short *****, *** *******'* pattern *** ******, **** a ****** ****** ******* and ****** ******* **** edges.
  • **** ********* ***********:********* *********** *** **** even *** ******** (*** smart *****) *.*** *******, with ******** **** ** higher **** ** **/* day *** *****, ******** to in ******* ****** ***** the *.***+ ***** ***** 2125.
  • **** **** ***** ******:**** ***** *********** *** poor, **** **** ******* and **** ************ **** the ********* ****.
  • ***** *** *********:*******, *********'* *** ********* is ***** ******** ** many *************, ********* ******* which *** ****** ******* on **** ******** ******, required ********** **** ** IE ******** ******, *** was ****** *********.

******* ** ***** ******, the *******'* **** ********* is *****, ********** ***** than ********* ****** ********, but ** **** *** under $*** ** *** time ** *******.

*******

*** ********* ******* *** be *********** *** ~$*** ***, ********** ***** **** Hikvision's **** ** **** test (~$*** ******). *******, note **** ** ********* the ****** *** ~$** on ****.

Physical ********

*** ******* ** ********** similar ** ***** ***** lens ******* ** *****, moderately ******* **** *** 2125, *** **** ******* featureset.

Web ********* ******

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Image *******

** ****** ***** ******* outdoors *** *** ***** in *** ***** ** view *****.

Extremely **** ** ***** *** ****** ** *******

*** ******* ******* ************** its *** ** *************, reaching **** ~***/**', ***** 50% ******* **** *********.

************, **** ************ *** strongly ******* ** *** center ** *** ***, creating * ****** *******, while *** ******* *** nearly ************ ** *** edge ** *** ***** of ****, ***** *****:

Poor *** ***** ***********

** ~**' *****, *** subject's **** ***** *** details ** *** *******, while ** *** **** the ******** ****** ******* are ****** *******, *** the ***** ******** ** extra **** ** *** of ******* **********.

**** *** ******* *** chart *** ***** **** to ~**' *** ******* is ********* ** ****** in *** *** **** the *********'* **** **, while *** **** ******** solid ** ************, ****** only ***** ******* ** the *******.

******, ** ~**' ********, the ******* ** *********** black, ***** *** ********* 2125 *********** *** ******* and *****, ****** **** easily **********.

Poor ******* ******

** ~**' *** ********* is ************ ** *** Hikvision ***** ******** **** detail ** *** ******* and *****. ***** *** Hikvision ** ******** *********** on *** **** **** of *** *****, *** Geovision ** **** ***********.

**** *** ******* *** chart *** ***** ** a ~** ******** **** the ***** *** ********* continues ** ******* **** detail **** *** ********* 2125.

Edge *** / **** **********

**** *** ******* ** a ~**' ******** ** tested *** **** ********** at *** ****** **. the **** ** *** field ** ****.

***** ***** ** ********** stretching / ******* ** the ***** *** ******* provided *** **** *******.

Very **** ********* **********

*** *******'* ******** **** extremely ****, **** *** non ***** ***** *.*** cameras, **** ******** **** 10 **/* **** *** and *****. ** ********, using *.*** **** ***** codec ** *** ********* 2125, ******** **** **** low ** ******* ******, well ***** *** **/*.

Digital *** ***********

*** ******* ******** ******* WDR (***** ********* ****** ***** "WDR"), ***** **** *** cost ****** *** ******* true *****-******** ***, ********* the ********* ****. ** see *** ***** *******, we **** *** ******* in * ********* *** scene **** **** ******** door.

*** ******* ******** ***** details ** *** ******* both ******* ****** ******** outside *** ** *** darker **** ****** *** door, **** *********** ******* difficult ** *******. ** contrast, *** ********* ***** produces ******* ** *** subject *** ***** ** both *****.

Test **********

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Comments (11)

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