Hanwha ExtraLux Camera Tested

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Jan 11, 2018

Hanwha has released the latest in their Wisenet X line, the "extraLUX" series, claiming to "capture crystal clear, true-color images in low-light conditions without IR LEDs, regardless of the environment or time of day", equipped with a 1/2" sensor and integrated F0.94 lens.

But can this new series really live up to these bold claims? We bought and tested Hanwha's XNV-6085R against competitive 1/2" cameras from Axis and Hikvision as well as Axis' larger imager Q1659 to find out, examining:

  • Color low light performance
  • Integrated IR performance
  • IR range and pattern
  • Full light imaging
  • Physical features
  • Bandwidth consumption

See our full results inside.

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Physical ********

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********* *** *** **** ***** ****' *********** **** **.* ****, the **** ***** ******** ******** ****** ** *** ***** **** the ****** *****, **** ** ******* ** *******, **** ******** more ******* ****** ** *** ******* *** ******* **** **********. Note **** *** ***-***** *** ****** *** *** *** ** (16.4mm/26°) ** **** **** ** **** ******* ***** *** **** camera's ******* **° ***** ** ****, ***** ********* *** *****'* F-stop ** ~*.*.

**** ********* ****: ********* ******

*******, **** ***** ****' *********** ********* **** **** *** ***** (F3.5-4.5), *** ***-***** ******* ******** ******, **** ******* ****** ** the ******* *** **** *****, **** ** ***** *** ********* to ********* ** *** **** *****. *** ***** *** ****** further *** ** **** *******, ******** *-**** ****** ** *** F0.94 *******.

** ****** *********, ************ ******* *** *** ******* ** *** 6085, *** ********* ******* ****** **** *** **** *****.

Better ***** *** ***** *********** **** ***** ~*/*" *******

** *** ***** ***** **** *** ***-**** ******** ********, ******* images **** ***** */*" ** ****** ****** ****** ****** **** Axis *** *********, ***** *****.

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***** ** ******* ***** (~**'), ********* ** **** ****** ** the ***-***** *** ** **** ******** ******* *** ******* *** background, ***** ** ** *** ******** ** ***** ******* ******.

Above ******* ********** ** ***********

** ******** ** *** ***** **** *******, *** ***-*****'* ********** IR *********** *** *******, ********** ********* ** *** ********* **** at **** *****, ****** **** **** ************ **** *** ***-*****.

** ~**' *****, *********** ** ***** ******* ** ******* *** chart *******.

Even ** ************

*** ***-*****'* ** ************ *** **** ****** *** ***** ** view, ***** ***** ** *** ****** ***** (~***°). *** ***** of *** ***** ** **** **** ****** ******* ******** ** the ******, *** *** ******* ** ***** ****** ****.

**** **** ** **** *** ******** **** ******** ** ***** cameras ****** ** ****** ** ****, ** *****, *** ** coverage ******* **** *** ****** ** ************, *** ** ******* the ***-****'* ** *********** ** ********* ******* * ****, *** **** ***** *** ********* **** ** * ****** report.

Long ** *****

*** ***-***** ******* *** ******* ********* ** ***** ** ***/~***', shown *****. *******, ** **** ********, *** ** **** ~** even ** *** ******'* *** **** ***** (**°), *** **** lower **** *** ** *** ****** *** (***°), **** ***** 4 ***. ******* ** ****, ** ******* ** *** ******* are *******, *** ** ** ****** *******, ***** *****.

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

** **** ***/******* ******, *** ******* *** *** **** ***** performed *********, ********* ******* ** *** ******* *** ******* **** legibility ** **** *****, *** **** ******** ************ ** *** subject's ****. ************ *** ******** ** *** *****.

** ******* *****, **** *** ** ~**, *** **** ***** provides ******** ****** **** **********, *** **** ** *** ******* provide ************ ******* ** *** *******.

Bitrate **********

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Test **********

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Firmware ******** ****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** *** **** ****:

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Comments (28)

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* ** **** *** forth ** **** *****. Generally, ***** ** *** worth *** ****/****** ***** because **** * **** small ********** ** ***** actually **** ** **.

** ** ****** ** to * ********* ******* we *** *** **** some ** *** ******* requirements, *** ** ** compressed *** ********** *** not *** ******** *****.

** **** **** * clip **** **** **** and *** **, *** this ** *** ** generally ***'* ** **.

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  • ******* **** *** *** to */*** ******* ** faster. **** **** ******* to *** **** *******. Note **** ****** **** to ******* ** */** shutter (***** ** ***** manually ******), *** ** this ****, *** ***-***** defaulted ** */**.
  • ***-***** ******* ***** ********* was ******** ******** (**** level ** ******* ** about ***** *) ***** did *** **** **** visible ********** *** ******* some ****** ****.
  • *********** ** ************ ** quantization ** **-**.

** *** ***, **** shutter ** ** ***** for ****, *** **** less ** *** **** it *** * ****** of ***** ***. **** manufacturers **** ** ** defaulting ** **** ******* speeds ******* ***** ****** savvier ** *** *****. However, *** ***'** *** high ****** ** ******* noise ********* ******* ** times, ***** ***** ***** similar. ****** *** *******. We **** ***** **** in ********* *** (******* ***** Reduction) ******* *****.

*** ***** ******* **** kind ** *********** ****** object, *** *** ********* from **** ** ******* cameras **** *** ** now ** ***** ******?

**** ***** *** ***** upload * ***** ** that ****** ** **** lighting **** * ****** camera **** *** ********* on *** ********.

*****,

****** *** *** ********. We ***** *** ************* that **** *** ***** / ****. *****, **** a **** ** **** instruments ***** ** ****.

****** ******* * ****** have * ******* ***** Noise ********* ****** ******, which * ***** ** be ****** *******. ** analyzes *** ***** *** performs ** & ** noise ********* ********* ** if ***** ** ****** or ***. **** ***** is ******, ** ******* methods, *** *** *** great ****** *********** **** more *****. ** **** as *** ******** ******, is ******* **** *****, and **** ***** ** gone.

** ** ********* ** the ********** *****:

*****://***.**************.***/*********/*****-******.****

*** ***** ***** ***** Processing **********


(****** ********)

** ** ***** */*** is ***** **** *** slow *** * ******* subject. ***** ** ************ of ***** *** ***** are *** ****. */*** is ****** *** ***** not *****. */**** ***** to ** ***** **** for ****** ******* ****.

*****, ******. ****** ***** a *** **** **** your *****. **'** ***** various ******* ****** *** for *** **** * moving ***, *** *******, we ********* ********* **** faster ******* ****** *** for *******, ** **** not **** *** *******.

**** ** *** ******* cameras ** *** *****, we ****** **** **** with ****** ******.

** **** ******* ****** and ********* ******. ** are ****** ********** **** snapshots. ******* ** **** camera ** ******* ******* because ** *** *** installers *** ***** **** don't ****** ****** ****** (maybe ***'* **** *** or **** ****)

** ** *** ** find ******* ***** *** decent/good ** *** *****, without ******** ****** ********.

****, ****** *** **** first *******!

******* ** **** ****** on ******* ******* ******* we *** *** ********** and ***** **** ***'* chance ****** ******

* *** ********** *****. At ***** *** ********* as ***** *** *************** as ******* *****, * really ***** ** ***** be ****** ** ******* it. ** **** *** take * *** ** talent ** ** **** to ****** **** ******* and *** ***** **, especially ** * ****** defaults ** * **** shutter *** ** * big *******.

* ******* *****. ** I ****** **** ** my *********, **** ** the **** *** ***** 'magical ********' **** ****** manufacturers ***** *** **** good ** ******* ****** in * ***.

Resultado de imagem para sloth

****** **** **** ***'** get **** ******* ******.

****'* *** **'* ****** important ** ***** *** light *********** **** * moving ******.

* ******* ** *** the ******* ****.

Resultado de imagem para rotakin

** ***** **** *** 6085 ** ***** ** quite * *** *****. Would ** **** ** that *** ********* ** remove *** ****** ** what's ****.

******, **'** ** *** process ** ****** ****.

**! * ****** ** mine, **** ** **** specialized ** ********* ********, suggested *** ** **** this **** **** ****** model **-*******.

** **** ** **** this *** ***** ** better *** **** **** of *********.

*** **** ** *** indoor *** *********** ***** camera. ** *** *** same ***** ** *** bullet, *** ***** ** and ** ******* *******, which ** *** ** used *** ****.

**** ***** **** ******** to ***** ** *** ring?

***** *** * ***** 1080p ********* **** (****** ****) ***** ******** ****** well ** ***** ****, but *** ** *** level ** *** ********. They **** **** * larger ********* *********, ***** ** **** good, *** ********* ** new ******.

**** ***** **** ******** to ***** ** *** ring?

** ** *****: ************ **** ****** *******. If ***** ** ****, we **** ** ***, as *****************. ** **** ***** adding * ************ ****** object ** ****** *** light ***** **** *****.

****** *** *** *******, because **'* ************* ********* and **** ** *******. I ***** ** *** figure *** ********* ******** and **** ********* ** real ***** ***.

***, *** **** ** clear ****** **** *** also **** **** ****** objects, *** ** **** be **** ** **** some ***** ** ******** that **** ****** ** really **** (** ***) with ****** ******* ***** low ***** **********.

********* *******, * ****'* realize ** *** ** expensive...

** *******, *** ******* is *** '*************' *********, at ***** *** **. In *** **** ****, we **** ****** ******** multi-thousand ****** ******* (*.*., PTZs, *****-******, ***.). ** could ****** ****** **.

** **** **** ** be ********** *** **** it *********** **, * cardboard ***. ** **** has ********** *********** ** North *******.

** ***** *********, ** will **** ** ********* an ****** **** ************ movement ** *** **** image *** **'* ******** to ** *** *******.

**** ****, **'* ** happy ** **** ** anyone ******** ******** ** the ********** ** **** of *** ******* ** hear ***** *****.

***** *** *** ******* the **** ***** ******* with *** ** *** and **** ** ***** mode.

**** **** ***** ** pretty **** ****, ** I *** **** ***** be * ***** ****** to ***** ** ***** mode ****** *** ***** for ********* *********** ******** areas ** ******** *** parking ****.

******* ** ******'* *******, the **** ******** ** this ****** *** ******** adjustable! **** ** * real ***** ***** ****** install *** *** **** someone ***** ** ***** a ****-** ****** ****** "just * ****** **** to *** *****."

***** ** **** ********** to *** ** ******** against * **** ******, say * ***-******...

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

** *** ***** ** performing ****** ** * much ***** ***** **** the **** *****

** **** ****** **** was ****, ********** **** using ****** *-**** ****** on *** *****. *** main ******** ** *** Q1659 **. *** ****** is **** *********, ******* there *** *** * lot ** *** *-**** lenses ********* **** ***** angles ** ****. ** unless ***'** ******* ** narrow *****, *** ****** is ****** ** ** better ** *** *****.

*******, ******* *** **** betterduring *** *** ** the ***** *** ** its **** ****** **********. For *******, ** **' during *** ***, **** is *** *** *** compared, * ***** **********.

**.* ** **** **** to ** ****, *** 85mm ***** ** *** choice *** **** *** applications, *** ** *** very ****** ***** ** view *** *****. *** very ***** *** ***** but *** ** **** option ** *** **** F1.8 ***. ***** ******** to *** ****, *** much *****, ****** ** fast, *** **** * bit ***** ****** ** the **** **.** **. Then ***** ** **** the **** **.* * USM, ***** ***** ** wider *** **** ** fast, *** ** ***** $500 **** **** *** 85mm. ****** **** ***** option ***** ** *** 24mm **.** **. *****'* also * ***** **** F1.4 ** ** **** wider, *** ******** **** than *** ****. *** of ***** **** **** better ***** *********** **** the ** ** **** F3.5, ******** *** ****** as ****.

* ******* ******** *** 85mm **** ***** *** Q1659, ****** **** ********* zoom ****** **** ***** and **** ****** **** showing * ***** **** lens ** *** **** review. * ***'* ********** why **** ***** **** recommend *** **** ** a **** ******.

* ***** **** ******* that ** **.** (******* aperture *-****, *** *******) the ***** ** ***** would ** ****** *******.

*** - **********:

***’** ******* * ******-***** camera **** ***** * size ********* ** ********* and ******. *** **** number ** ***-***** ** actually * **** ******. The ****** ***’** ******* is * ***-*****.

** ****** *** ******** that ***. **'** *** that ****.

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