Hanwha 20MP Multi-Imager Tested (PNM-9081VQ)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 09, 2017

Hanwhwa has introduced the latest in their multi-imager camera line, the PNM-9081VQ, a Wisenet 5 20MP model with four repositionable 5MP camera heads.

We bought and tested this camera to see how it performs, examining:

  • Physical construction
  • Imager positioning issues
  • Full light image quality
  • WDR performance
  • Low light image quality
  • VMS compatibility
  • Streaming capabilities
  • Frame rate performance (including the 30fps claim)
  • Bandwidth

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****: ** ***** ****** *** ******* ** ******* ** *** camera *** **** **** ******** *** * ***** ****** ** time. ** ** **** *******, ** **** **** ****.

Physical ********

*** ***-****** ** **** ****** **** ***** *****-****** ******, **** 12" ****, *** ****** ** ******. **** ** **** ******* size ** *** ** *** **** ** *** ********** *******, which *** ****** **** **** ***** ****** ******, *** ******* with ** ********** ****** ***** ********* ******** *** ****'* ******** and ***** *** ****** **** ***** ******* *** **** (********* further *****).

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Limited ****** *********** ***********

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Sample ******

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Indoor *****/********

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Building ******

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Building ****/******* ****/*******

*******, ******* **** ***** ** ***** ******** ** ******** ** one *********, ******** * ***** ***° ***** ** **** (****** with **** *******), **** *** ****** ****** ******* ****, ******* the ********* ******** ****.

**** **** ***** ** ** ****** ********* *** ** ***** imagers ** * ***° *********** (******* ** ****** **** **********'* ** ***** ******). ******* ** **** ***** **** *** ** ******** **** with **** ******* ** ***** ** **** **** *** *****, keeping ******* *****. ******* ***** ******* ** ****** ****** ******* in ****** ****** *** ****** *** (**** ******' ***** ****** ******). ***** ******* * ****** ***° ***** ** **** *** likely ****** *** ***** ******'****-********-************ *****.

Image *******

*** ***** ***** ***** ***** ******* ** ~**' ********/~**' **** width, ***** ** ***. ******* ******* **** ****** ****** *** day *** ** *** ***** **** **** ***** ************ ** low *****. **** ******** ****** ***, ~*.****, ***** ******* ******* are ***** *******, **** ******* ***** ** *** **** ***** legible.

****: *** ****** *** *** **** ******* ***** ***** ****** models *** ** *********** ** ************, **********, *** ***** *******. We **** ** ***** **** ****** ******* ****** ** **** similar ***** ****** ******* ****** *********. *******, ******** ** ****** at ******* **** *** ***** ****** **** **** *****, *** PNM-9081VQ ******** ****:

VMS *******

** *** **** ** ******* *** ***-****** *** ***** ********* only ** ******* *** ********* (*.***, *.***, *****). ******* ***** supported *.*** *******, *** *** *.***.

***** *** **** ** ******* ** *** **** *******, *** only *** ***** ****** ********* *** *.***, **** ****** ********* in ***** ****. ***** **** **** *** ******* ** ***** integration ****** ** ** ***** ** * ****** *******.

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Stream ******

****** *******, ** *** ******** ****** **** ****** *********, **** streams ******** ** *****, *** **********, *** *** ********* ******** times, **** ** ***** ***** ***** ***** ********* *** ****** (Genetec/Milestone/NxWitness).

30 *** ** *** *******

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Test **********

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Comments (17)

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