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

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 11, 2018

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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** *** ******** ****, the ***-***** ******** ***** daytime ******, **** **** noise *** *********** **** past *** ******, * notable ***** (*** *** *** ***** ******** Tested *** **** *******).

************, *.*** ***** ***** bitrates **** *** ******** to **** *********** *** models, **** *.*** ********* in *****, *******, *********, and *********.

*******, ***** *** ***** key ****** ** *** QNV-7010R:

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

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*** ***-***** (~$*** ******) is ****** ****** **** competitive *** **** ****** such ** *** ***** N44BL52 *** ********* **-**********-**, **** ~$160-170 ****** (********* ** lens), and **** **** ********* than ****' *****-*** ** II (~$***).

Physical ********

*** ***-***** ** ******* in **** *** ******* set *** ******* *********, with two ****** ** ****:

  • ****** **********:**** **** ****** ******, 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 (5)

*** **** ****** ** up ** *****, ** where ** *** *** the QNV-7010R ****** *** $***?

*** **** ** **** unit ** $***.**, *** ** max **** ******* ***** with ****** ** ** off ****, **** ***** to $***.**

***** **’* *** ***** for * ***-*****?

**** ********, ******. * looked **** ****. ** definitely ********* *** ****** for ~$***. * ******* it **** **** **** during * ****. *'** updated *** ****** ** ~$230 ******, ***** ** the ******* ** ***** for **** ******** ************.

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*** *** ******** *** ***-***** ** ***-*****? *** ** ****, one ** ****** ****, but ********* ***** ****** it *****. 

**** ** *** ***, *** ****** ****.

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