Hanwha Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (QNV-7010R)

By Ethan Ace, Published Jun 11, 2018, 08:35am EDT

4MP usage is increasing noticeably, as IPVM 2018 resolution statistics show.

And low-cost, fixed focal cameras, are popular for budget applications. While this segment is a stronghold of Chinese manufacturers, Korean manufacturer Hanwha has the QNV-7010R, which is similar in price to their Chinese competitors.

To see how the 7010R performs vs its 1080p counterpart, the 6010R, we bought and tested this entry-level model, examining:

  • Full light performance
  • Low light performance
  • Integrated IR coverage
  • Integrated IR range
  • WDR performance
  • Smart codec bitrates
  • Physical construction

Note: This is the first in a series of 4MP fixed focal lens testing, with entries from Axis, Dahua, Hikvision and more coming (offer your 4MP model test suggestions here) and concluding with a shootout later this summer.

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  • **** ** ******: *** ***-*****'* ****** ** night **** ** ** were ****/******, ******** *******. These ****** ******** ***** ******** the ******'* ****/**** *** checking ***** (**** **** the ****** ** ******* focused).
  • **** ** ** *** range:************, *** *****'* ** was **** ** *** range, **** ******** ********* to ******* *** ** identifying *******.
  • *** ****** ****: **** *** ** "****", motion **** *** ******* in *** ******, *** present **** *** ** set ** "******."

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Physical ********

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  • ****** **********:**** **** ****** ******, the ****'* ****** *** be ********* ** *****, requiring ***** ** ***** to *** **** ** the ****** ** ****** via * *****/********* ** turn ****.
  • ***** ******** *******: *** ***-***** ***** **** of *** ******** ******* available ** *********** ******, such ** ******** ******** box (******/****** **** ** octagon) ** ******** ******* mounts.

** ****** ******** ******** of *** ***-***** ** this *****:

Size **********

*** ***-***** ** ******* in **** ** ***-**** outdoor ******* **** ** Hikvision's **-*******, ***** *****. Axis' ****** **** ******* model, *** *****-*** ** II ** ****** ** form ****** ** *******, slightly ******, *** ******** narrower.

Poor *** *****

** *** *****, *** QNV-7010R ******** ******/****** ** low *****, ********* ** worse ******* **** *** 1080p ***-****, ***** *****. The ****' ******* ***** was ******* *** *** camera's **** *** **** were ******* ***** ** and ****** ******* ** be **** ** *** not ****** *******. ** settings ******* ******** **** clarity, ******.

**** ***** *** ********** as *** ******* ***** further **** *** ******, with ** ******* **** or ******* ****** ** the *** *****.

*******, **** *** *******' *** IR *****, *** ******* is ****** ************* ** either *****.

 

IR **** ** ****

*** ** ******* ** the ***** ** ********** dark ** *** **** of *** ***, **** noticeable ** *** **** side, *****. **** **** the ****** *** *** overly ******, **** ******* properly *******.

Daytime ***********

** ******** ** ********* performance, *** ***-***** ******** much ******** ******* **** the ***** ***-*****.

Improved ******** ** ******** *** ***********

**** **** *** ***-***** did *** ****** **** the ********* *****/******* ******* seen ** **** **** 4MP ****** (*** *** *** ***** ******** Tested) ** **** ********** bright ****** ****** (~***-*****).

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

** ****** *** *********** against ** **** ********* door, **** * *** lighting ************ **** ******* to ****** (*,***** **. 90lx).

*** ***-***** ******** ***** ******* of *** ******* *** chart **** ******* ****** exterior ********* *** ** darker *****, ******** ******** than *** ***** ***-*****, shown *****.

WDR **** ******

**** ***** *** ******'* "High" *** *******, **** was *******, ******** ******* and ******* ****** ****** moving ********.

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

*** ***-***** ******** *.*** ** well ** ******'* ********** ** ***** *****, **** ******** **** below * **/* *** and *****. ******* *** performed ******** **** ******** motion ** *** ***** (humans/vehicles/foliage). 

VMS *************

*** ***-*****'* *.*** ****** was ********* ** *****, Genetec, *********, *** *********/****** ****. ******** ******* ****** supported *** ******'* *.***/***** streams *** ***** ******* issue.

No *********, *** ****

**** **** *** ***-***** lacks *** ********* ***** on ******'* * *** * series *******, ********* **** *** instead. ** *** *****, Hanwha's *** ********* ********** on **** *******, **** as ***** *******, *******, and ****** ***** ****** on/off (*****).

Test **********

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** ** **** test:

  • ***-*****:*.*********
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******* **** ****** ***** default ********, **** *** following *******:

  • ******* ******** ************ ** 1/30s
  • *** ******* (****) **** during *** ***** *******

Comments (7)

Did this camera go up in price, or where do you see the QNV-7010R online for $150?

The MSRP of this unit is $429.00, and at max Gold partner level with Hanwha at 55 off list, that comes to $193.05

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Maybe it’s the price for a QND-7010R?

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Good question, thanks. I looked into this. We definitely purchased the camera for ~$150. I believe it must have been during a sale. I've updated the report to ~$230 online, which is the average it sells for from multiple distributors.

Also note that there is now a lower cost Hanwha line, as well, the L Series, though it does not (yet) include 4MP models, only 1080p.

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Ethan,

Did you purchase the QNV-7010R or QND-7010R? One is dome, one is vandal dome, but different price points it seems. 

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This is the QNV, the vandal dome.

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Ethan,

Might be worth noting here that like hik there are different focal lengths available and these have different LED ranges and are the same price so a 4mm or 6 mm may give better results if looking at a 65 ft scenario at night

QNV-7010R 4MP IR Vandal Dome Wisenet Q network outdoor vandal dome camera, 4MP @20fps, 2.8mm fixed focal lens (110°), triple codec H.265/H.264/MJPEG with Wisestream, 120dB WDR, IR LEDs range 65', defocus detection, hallway View, one way audio and SD card. IP66, IK10, PoE/12VDC
QNV-7020R 4MP IR Vandal Dome Wisenet Q network outdoor vandal dome camera, 4MP @20fps, 3.6mm fixed focal lens (81°), triple codec H.265/H.264/MJPEG with Wisestream, 120dB WDR, IR LEDs range 82', defocus detection, hallway View, one way audio and SD card. IP66, IK10, PoE/12VDC
QNV-7030R 4MP IR Vandal Dome Special Order Call for Leadtime Wisenet Q network outdoor vandal dome camera, 4MP @20fps, 6mm fixed focal lens (53°), triple codec H.265/H.264/MJPEG with Wisestream, 120dB WDR, IR LEDs range 98', defocus detection, hallway View, one way audio and SD card. IP66, IK10, PoE/12VDC
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Jerome, thanks, that is worth calling out. But note: We tested at 60'+ because they specified 65' IR range on the QNV-7010. We do not test beyond camera's IR specs unless there's a specific reason to do so. I agree you'd probably have better results with the 7020 or 7030 at that distance, but at the expense of 30-50° angle of view.

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