Hanwha 9MP Fisheye Camera Tested (PNF-9010R)

By: John Scanlan, Published on May 09, 2017

12MP sensor fisheye panoramic cameras are becoming increasingly common.

We have tested Hikvision's DS-2CD63C2F as well as Panasonic's SFV481 4K panoramic.

Now, we bought and tested the Hanwha / Samsung PNF-9010R fisheye camera against those two cameras, covering:

  • Image quality in full light and low light scenes
  • Integrated IR range
  • Wide dynamic performance
  • VMS integration
  • Dewarping/distortion issues

And more. See our results inside.

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***, ** ****** *** tested ********* / ******* ***-***** fisheye ************* ***** *** *******, covering:

  • ***** ******* ** **** light *** *** ***** scenes
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*** ****. *** *** results ******.

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** *** *****, *** PNF-9010 ********* **** *******, strong ****** ** **** light, *** *****, *** WDR ******, **** *** best *** *********** ** client **** *** ****** side ********* ** ******* tested.

*******, *** ********* ********* the **** ******** ********* / ***** ********** ***** the ****** **** ******** appear ******** *** *** Panasonic **** ******** ******** stretched *** (******** ********** images ******).

********, *********'* *** ***** bit ***** **** *.***+ were ************* ***** **** Hanwha *** *********, ******* the ****** *** ********** longer ** ***** ** low *****.

Key ********

**** *** *** *** findings **** ******** **** scenes:

  • ***** ** ** ***********:*** ***-**** ******** ****** IR ***** **** *** Hikvision **** ****** ******, but ***** **** ***** of *** ********* *** (~49') *****, ************ ** about **-***/**-**'.
  • *******:*** ***-**** ******** **** details ** ****** *** ranges, *** *** *****, than **** ********* *** Panasonic.
  • ******* **********:*** ****** ******* ******** from ****** ** ******** distortion ** ******** ** fisheye ******, **** ******** appearing ******** **** *******. However, ****** **** **** severe ** *** ********* SFV481, **** ******** ********* very ****. *** ********* 63C2 ********* ******** ******* proportionately ** *******.
  • ****** **** *********:****** **** ******* ********* was ********* ** *****, Digital ********/******* *****, *******, and ********* (***** *** ImmerVision ***). **** ******** did *** ****** *** fisheye ******.
  • ******** ****** ***********:** ***** ******, **** ExacqVision *** **** ** make *** ** ****** side ******** ******* (******** and **** ****). ****** were **** ** ****** the ******* ****** ****.

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*** ***-********** *** ~$***, ***** ************* **** expensive **** ***** *** panoramic ******, **** ** the********* **-******(~$*,*** ******), *** *** surprisingly **** ********* **** the ********* **-********-** ********** *** ~$*** *********.

Physical ********

** *** ***** ***** we ******* * ******** overview ** *** ******.


12MP **. *** ****

****** ******* *** ***-***** as * *** ******, though ** **** * 12MP ****** *** *** a **** ********* ****. However, **** **** **** differs **** *** ******* 9MP **** ** **** it **** *** ****** wasted ***** ***** **** the ***** ** *** fisheye *****, ******* * full **:* ***** ******* of *** *******, ****** 9MP ****. **** ******** *********** ********* **********.

****** **. ****** **********

**** **** *** *** cameras ** **** **** use **** *******, ****** they *** *********** *** cameras, ***** *** ******** fisheye **** *** **** the ****** ***** (*********** above). **** ****** *** Hikvision ******* *** **** mode ****** ***** *****. This ******/****** ********** *********** is ****** ** ******* cameras. *** **** ***********, see *** ************ ****** ** ****** Resolution.

Streaming *****

*** ****** ***-***** ******** three ******* ** *******:

  • *******:*** **** ***° ***** of ****
  • ********:* ******** **** ** single ******** (********* ** ceiling ** **** *****)
  • **** ****:*** ***** ****** ******* PTZ ******

***** ***** *** ***** here:

VMS *******

**** **** *** *** of ***** ******* *** supported ** *** *****, however. ***** ****** ***** VMS ******* *** ******'* multiple ******* *********. ** our ***** ** ***** the ********* *******:

  • ******** ******* ******:******* ****** ****. ** dewarping.
  • ***********:******* **** ****** **** dewarp ******* ********* (******** and **** ****), *** client *** ******** **** only ***-**** **** **** window. ****** **** ********* is ********* *** *********** SDK.
  • ** ********/******* *****:******* ****** ****, ** secondary *******. ****** **** dewarping ********* (******* *********).
  • ******* ******** ******:******* ****** ****. ****** side ********* *** *********** SDK.
  • ********* ********:******* ****** ****. ****** side ********* *** *********** SDK.

******'* *** ** *** ImmerVision *** ***** ** an *********** ********* **** many ***** ******* *******, such ** *** ********* and ********* ****** ****** here, ***** *** * proprietary *** ***** *** not **** *********** ** most ***** *** ****** side *********. ** *** tests, **** ** ********/******* Optix ******** ***** *** cameras ****** ****, *** to ***** *** ** a ******* ********* ******.

Fisheye **********: ******** ******/******* *********

** ***** *********** *****, readers **** **** *** varying ****** ****** ** all ***** *******, **** Hanwha ********* ******** *****, Panasonic ********* ****, *** Hikvision ************* ********.

***** ******* *** *** to ********** ** *** fisheye *****, ********** ** objects ******** *** ***** of *** ***** ** view.

**** ******** ****** ****, effects *** ******** ** the ********* *****, ***** below. *******, **** ****** is *** ********** **** all ***** (*** *****).

IR *****

*** **** ***** ***** IR ***** ** * full, ******, ******* *****, to **** ********** *** camera's ** ********. *** subject ******, ***** ****, becoming ******* (****** ******* details) ** ~***/~**', **** illumination ********* ** ** nears *** ****** *** enters *** ******** ** the *****.

***** *** **** ******** this ****, ** **** as *** **** ******** in ***** ********* **** ~**** .*** file.

Solid *** ***** ***** *******

** ****** ***** ******* at *****, **** ******* lights ***, ** *** how *******' ********** ** (or **** *******) *********. Note **** ** *** comparisons *****, ******* **** dewarped ***** ** ********'* universal ********* ** ***** to ******* *** **** similar ****** ******** *** eliminate ********** ** ********** manufacturers' *********.

** ~*' **** *** cameras, *** ****** ****** provides *** *********** ***** details ** *** ******* and **** *****, ****** some ********** ** *******, showing *** ******* ** squatter **** *******. *** Hikvision ***** ******** ***** details ** *** ******* and ******* **** ***** legibility, ***** *** ********* SFV481 ***** *******.

** **', **** *** Hanwha ****** ******** ********* of *** *******, ****** no *******.

*******, ** ~**', ************* the ******* ** ***** of ****** *** *********, no ********* ** ******* are ******** ** *** camera.

****, ** ****** ******* indoors, ** * ***** room ** *** *** IR ********* ** **** smaller ****. ** **** scene, *** ****** ****** again ******** *** **** images ** *** ******* and **** *****, ****** with **** ****** ************. Due ** *** **** of ********** **, *** Panasonic *** ********* ***** in **** *****.

**** *** ****** *** and ** ** ** tested *** ******* *** light ***********. ** *** comparison ***** *** ****** and ********* ******* ******* similarly **** ****** ********* less *****. *** *********, lacking **, ** ****** able ** **** *** subject.

** ~**' ********, *** Hanwha ****** ******* **** overexposure, **** ** ******* details. **** *** ********* camera ******** **** **** one **** ** *** test ***** ** **** scene.

Outdoor **** *** **********

** ****** ******* ******** at ****** ** ** 50' ** *** *** they ********* ** ****** sunlight. **** **** ***** images **** ***** ** early *********, **** *** sun **** ********, ****** the ******* ***** ** heavily ******* **** ** one **** ** *** face ** **** ******, most ******* *********.

** ~*' ********, *** Hanwha *** ********* ******* provide ******* ******* ** the ******* *** **** chart. *******, *** ********* SFV481 ***** **** **** even ******** ** *** subject ******** ** *** others, ******** *******. **** that ********** *** **** be **** ** **** range, **** ****** ********* squat *** ********* ********* to ******* **********.

** **', ********** ** much **** **********, **** Hanwha ********* ******** *** Panasonic **** *********. ******* of ****, *** ********* 63C2 ******** *** **** details ** *** ******* and ***** ** **** scene.

*******, ** ~**', ********** is ******* ** *** subject ********** *** ***** of *** ***, **** no ******* ** *** subject ** ***** ********* in *** ******.

Indoor **** ********

** * **** ****** lit *****, ** **** range (~*'), *** ***** cameras ******* *********** *******, though ****** ******* **** evenly *******, ********** ******* of *** *******'* ****.

** *** ******* ***** further **** *** *** decreases *** ***** ** details ******* *** ****** and *** ***** ****** increases, ***** **** ** the ***** *** *** subject.** ***** *** ** feet **** *** ****** the ****** ********* ** perform ****, ********** ** show *** ******** ******* in *** ***** ** well ** *** *******.

Wide ******* *****

*** ****** ***-**** *** the **** *** ********* in *** ****, ***** below. ***** ******* *** washed *** ******* ** partially ** *** ******* opens *** ****.

Bandwidth **********

*** ******'* ******** **** lower **** ********* ** both ******, ***** *.*** and *.***. *******, *********'* H.264+ ******** **** ***** than ******'* *.***/********** ******** day *** *****.

**** **** *** ******* in **** **** ************ ******, ******* *** ***** measurements.

Test **********

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

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Comments (16)

Have you considered tested Dahua's 12MP fisheye, model # DH-IPC-EBW812A0N ?

No, but not in a particularly negative or positive way. Is there some features of that Dahua model that specifically standout?

Btw, the main reason we tested this Hanwha is because it had a 4:3 output that allowed us to improve the scene previews in our Calculator.

I was curious to see how the Dahua 12MP fisheye stacked up against the Hikvision and the Hanwha, overall. Without a Dahua camera in the mix, it's hard to dertermine whether or not we are putting the right OEM's hardware in our lineup.

Without a doubt stay away from the Panasonic, disagree?

I agree with Marty, go with the Hanwha

I think the 481 did pretty good considering it is the oldest camera in the bunch by a year. or year and half

Sadly it need a model refresh with IR Now that other companies are just starting to put out 4K fish-eyes / single imagers

Glad Hanwha is finally doing camera side de-warp though, much better than the old 7000 series.

I was surprised by * samsung *.

Vivotek is better.

Guilherme, please stop posting promotional Vivotek comments. You do it regularly and it makes Vivotek look bad.

If you have some specifics facts, evidence, explanation about why Vivotek is better, by all means share it but posting simplistic comments like "Vivotek is better" is inappropriate.

It will be nice to compare with the new FE9382-EHV and the Avigilon 6MP FishEye

We have the SNF 8010 with Genetec and we get the panorama, quad and full ptz conrol. Perhaps you are using an older version of Genetec.

Completely different camera. This is the new wisenet x

Agreed but the integration has been there on many of the previous versions of the fisheye. That is why i questioned the version. I have a Wisenet x version coming soon and will comment when received. But I have found if the firmware is current and the Genetec is close to a current version then all features work.

How are you accessing the other streams? I know you can switch to them by setting up streams for live vs. low res vs. recording vs. remote, etc., like typical multistreaming, but that's less usable than simply being able to pick them like different cameras as in some other VMSes.

When the fisheye camera is selected a viewing mode button between the microphone and view stream button on dashboard appears and allows you to select between single, quad or double panorama.

Actually, this is the Wisenet P Series, which was released before the X series, and is somewhat different. The X series has the Wisenet 5 chip SoC.

Also, regarding the dewarping, Hanwha has partnered with Immervision to use their dewarping SDK. The lens in all 3 Hanwha/Samsung fisheye models (7010/8010/9010) are Hanwha, NOT made by Immervision. We simply have a compatible lens type to allow dewarping in any Immervision-enabled system.

You simply need to know the Immervision lens type code.

Dewarping works with OnSSI 5.3 SP1 as well

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