Hanwha 4K Wisenet P Camera Tested

By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jul 30, 2019

Hanwha claims "premium performance" and to "deliver the best in high resolution performance and efficiency" with their Wisenet P series 4K models, equipped with H.265 and Wisestream smart codec, true WDR, and integrated IR.

free image2

To test these claims, we bought and tested the PNV-9080R, examining:

  • How does it compare to Hanwha's Wisenet X series 5MP and 1080p cameras in full light (~200 lux), low light (~2 lux), and dark (~0.02 lux) scenes?
  • How does its true WDR performance handle wide dynamic scenes?
  • How do WiseStream H.265 and H.264 bitrates compare?
  • How well does it integrate to VMSes?

This is the latest in our series of updated 4K camera testing, following Bosch's Starlight 8000i, with Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hikvision, Vivotek, and more coming soon. Suggestions? Let us know what other 4K cameras we should test.

****** ****** "******* ***********" and ** "******* *** best ** **** ********** performance *** **********" **** their******* * ****** ** models, ******** **** *.*** and ********** ***** *****, true ***, *** ********** IR.

free image2

** **** ***** ******, we ****** *** ****** the ***-*****, *********:

  • *** **** ** ******* to******'* ******* * ****** 5MP *** ***** ********* **** ***** (~*** lux), *** ***** (~* lux), *** **** (~*.** lux) ******?
  • *** **** *** **** WDR *********** ****** **** dynamic ******?
  • *** ** ********** *.*** and *.*** ******** *******?
  • *** **** **** ** integrate ** *****?

**** ** *** ****** in *** ****** ** updated ** ****** *******, following*****'* ********* *****, **** ********, ****, Dahua, *********, *******, *** more ****** ****. ***********?*** ** **** **** other ** ******* ** should ****.

[***************]

*******

** *** ******* *** Hanwha ***-***** ****** ********* well, **** *** ********* key *********:

  • ****** ****/** ***** *******:** *** *****, *** PNV-9080R ******** ****** ***** details ** **** ****** (~0.02 ***) **** ** on ** **** ***** (~0-40') **** ***** ********** X ****** ******. **** that *** * ****** does *** ******* ****/****** models ***** **** ** resolution *** *** * series **** *** ******* models ****** **** ***.
  • ***** ***** *** ***** images:************, ****** ** *** light ***** **** (~* lux) **** ******** ** moderately ****** **** *** and ***** ****** ******, with ****** **** ********** and ******* ** ****** facial *******.
  • **** ** ********:** ******** *** **** across *** *****, ************ the ****** *** **** similarly ******* **** **** or ******* ********.
  • ***** *** ***********:*** ***-***** ********** **** Avigilon, *****, *******, *********, and ** ******* ***** both *.*** *** *.*** streams. ****** **** *** and ******** ****** **** supported ** *** ***** VMSes *** ********, ***** supported *******.

***** **** **** ************ though:

  • ** ************ ** **** range (******** **** *********** **** approaching *** ******, **** facial ******* **** ** ~10' *** ******, ********** of ****** ********.
  • ******* *** *********** ******** to * ******:*** *********** *** ******** weaker **** * ****** models, **** ******* *********** against ****** *********, *** dimmer ****** ** ******** in ****** ***** ** the *****.

*******

*** ***-***** ***** ***~$*** *** ******. **** ******* ** less **** **** ***********, such ******' *****-***(~$*,*** ******), *** ******** higher *************'* **-*********-****(~$*** ******).

Size **********

*** ***-***** ** ******* in **** ** *********** models, ******** ******* ** diameter *** ******* ** overall ******, ***** ***** compared ** *** **** Q35 *** ********* * series.

Similar Size To Competitive Domes

Physical ********

*** ***-***** ** ****** typical ** ******* ****** dome ******, **** ******** housing *** ************* **** and *-**** ******. *******, like ***** ****** ****** we **** ******, *** PNV-9080R's ***** **** (** level *** ******) ** difficult ** ******, ** adjustments **** ** **** on *** **** ** the ******, ****** ** more ********* ** **** and **** ** **** other **** *** ** alignment.

** **** ** **** and ***** ****** ** this *****:

Dark ***** *******

** ***** **** ** on (~*.****), *** ***-***** provides ******** ****** ******* of *** ******* *** more ******* ***** ** the **** ***** **** other ******.

Strong IR Dark Images 20

********* ** ~**', *** PNV-9080R ******** *** **** illumination/sharpest ****** *** ***** details ***** *** ***-***** and *** ***-***** *** noticeably ******.

Strong IR Dark Images 40

*******, ** ~**' *** of *** ******* ******* detection ** *** *******, although *** ***-****** ***** provides ******* ***** *******.

Even ** ********

*** ***-*****'* ************ ******* was **** ****** *** entire *****, **** ***** or ****** ******** ** ~20' *** ******.

PNV-9080R Even IR Exposure Center And Edge

Near ***** ************

*******, ** **** *****, ~10' *** ******, ** caused ************ ** ********, greatly ******** ****** *******. These ****** ******** ********** of ****** ********.

Low ***** ***** *******

** * *** ***** scene (~***), ****** **** color ****, *** ***-***** offers ******* ****** ******* to **** ** *** other *******, ******** *** chart ** ******** *********** losing ********* ******** ***** at *** ******.

Similar Low Light Color Images To Lower Resolutions 20

****, ** ~**' *** PNV-9080R ******** ******** **** facial ******* **** *** XNV-8080R *** ******* ******* chart ******* *** ********* on *** *******.

Similar Low Light Color Images To Lower Resolutions 40

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

** **** ***** ** (~200lx) ** ~**', *** PNV-9080R ******** ******* ****** details ** *** ** the ******* *** **** chart, **** ** ************ seen ** ***** ******.

Strong Details Even Exposure In Daytime Scenes

*********, ** ****** ******** (~60'), *** ***-***** ***** offers **** ****** ****** and ***** ******* **** others.

Clearer Long Range Details

WDR ***********

** ****** *** ******'* WDR *********** ***** * backlit ******* ** ***** 2,000 *** **** ** indoor *** ** ~**, a ******** ** ~***, shown ****:

WDR Test Field Of View

** *** ******* *******, facial ******* *** ************ on *** ******* ******. In *** ****** ******** area, *** ***-***** ******** less ****** ******, *** the **** ***** ** clearly *******.

Moderately Weaker WDR Performance Than X Series Models

***********

*** ***-*****'* *.*** *** H.265 ******* ********* *** were ************ ** ********, Exacq, *******, *********, *** Network ***** *** ***** or ****** *******. ************, camera-side*** *** ********* (*** our ****)**** ********** ** *****, Genetec, *********, *** ******* Optix, *** *** *** work ** ********.

VMS Compatibility2

Smart ***** *********

*** ******* * ****** includes *.*** ** **** as******'* ********** ***** ***** (see *** **** ****). ******** **** ********** higher **** ***** ** smart ***** ******* ******, such *******'* ********* ***********' *****-***.

H 265 vs  H 264 Bitrates

**** **** ***** ************ were ***** **** ******** motion ** *** *****, with ******** ******* **** the ******.

Country ** ******

*** ****** ***-****** *** manufactured ** *****.

PNV-9080R Made In Korea1

Test **********

******* **** ********* ***** to ******* **** *** following ***********:

  • **** *** *** ** Wide, ***** ** ** recommended ** ****** ** improve *** *********** ** darker ***** (******** ** Narrow, **)
  • *** *** ****** **, High ****** *** ******* only
  • ********** *** *******, ****** (defaults ** ***). ****** is **** ** "****" settings ********* *********** ********* *** pixelation ** *** *****.
  • ******* *** *** *** to *******, *** (******** to ***) ** ***** the *-***** ******** ** adjust ** **** ** possible. **** ** ******** in *** ******* ** smart ***** ******* ***** allow **, **** ****** *********.

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** during *******:

  • ****** ***-*****: *.*********
  • ****** ***-*****: *.**.*********
  • ****** ***-*****: *.**.*********

Comments (1)

*** ****** ***** ** 8MP **** *** *** also ** ******** ** 12MP. ****** ***** *** frame **** ** ** fps @ *** *** 20fps ** ****. *** you **** *** ****** in **** *****? **** there *** *********** *********** other **** ***** ****?

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Biggest Low Light Problems 2019 on Nov 08, 2019
Over 150 integrators responded to our survey question: "What are the biggest problems you face getting good low-light images?" Inside, we share...
Rhombus Cameras, VMS and Analytics Tested on Nov 06, 2019
Rhombus boasts they have created "the new standard in Enterprise, cloud-managed video security" and told IPVM in January 2019 they offer twice the...
Avigilon Appearance Search Tested on Oct 30, 2019
Avigilon Appearance Search claims that it "sorts through hours of video with ease, to quickly locate a specific person or vehicle of interest...
Illustra Pro Gen3 4K Camera Tested on Oct 23, 2019
Johnson Controls has released the latest generation in their Illustra Pro line, the Pro Mini-Dome Gen 3, a non-OEM model claiming to "optimize...
Integrated IR Camera Usage Statistics 2019 on Oct 21, 2019
Virtually every IP camera now comes with integrated IR but how many actually make use of IR or choose 'super' low light cameras without IR? In...
Pelco Sarix Pro3 Camera Tested on Oct 16, 2019
Pelco has released their Sarix Professional Series 3 cameras, claiming "more security detail in challenging scenes with excellent low light and...
IPVM Camera Calculator User Manual / Guide on Oct 16, 2019
Learn how to use the IPVM Camera Calculator (updated for Version 3.1). The guide below includes instructions, images, gifs, and videos...
Avigilon H5A Analytic Cameras Tested on Oct 07, 2019
Avigilon has released its H5A analytic cameras, claiming to "detect more objects with greater accuracy even in crowded scenes." We tested the...
Hikvision ColorVu is Smart Marketing on Oct 03, 2019
Hikvision ColorVu (see IPVM test results) is smart marketing, a lesson to be learned by competitors and a rising trend. Inside this note, we...
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) Guide on Oct 01, 2019
Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Hikvision Markets Uyghur Ethnicity Analytics, Now Covers Up on Nov 11, 2019
Hikvision has marketed an AI camera that automatically identifies Uyghurs, on its China website, only covering it up days ago after IPVM questioned...
Open vs End-to-End Systems: Integrator Statistics 2019 on Nov 11, 2019
Preference for open systems is on the decline, according to new IPVM statistics. We asked integrators: For video surveillance systems, do you...
Biggest Low Light Problems 2019 on Nov 08, 2019
Over 150 integrators responded to our survey question: "What are the biggest problems you face getting good low-light images?" Inside, we share...
US Issues Criminal Charges For Fraudulently Selling Hikvision And Other China Products on Nov 07, 2019
The US government has made an unprecedented move on the video surveillance supply chain, charging a US company, Aventura for "having conspired with...
The Access Control Codes Guide: IBC, NFPA 72, 80 & 101 on Nov 07, 2019
For access, there is one basic maxim: Life safety above all else. But how do you know if all applicable codes are being followed? While the...
Rhombus Cameras, VMS and Analytics Tested on Nov 06, 2019
Rhombus boasts they have created "the new standard in Enterprise, cloud-managed video security" and told IPVM in January 2019 they offer twice the...
"Stress in the Residential Market" - Major Lender Exits on Nov 06, 2019
The residential security / 'alarm' market is getting worse, at least for traditional players. Now, one of the biggest lenders in the industry has...
Aiphone Video Intercom Tested (IX Series 2) on Nov 05, 2019
Aiphone was one of integrator's favorite intercom manufacturers but how well do their products work? The company's newest offering, the IX Series 2...
90+ Companies Profile Directory on Nov 05, 2019
While IPVM covers the largest companies in the industry regularly (like Axis, Dahua, Hikvision, etc.), IPVM strives to do a profile post on each...
Hikvision USA Fights LTS on Nov 04, 2019
Hikvision's USA subsidiary is fighting with LTS, having recently quietly dropped LTS as an authorized distributor amidst ongoing face-offs between...