Hanwha ExtraLux Camera Tested

By: 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.

****** *** ******** *** latest ** ************ *****, *** "********" ******, claiming ** "******* ******* clear, ****-***** ****** ** low-light ********** ******* ** LEDs, ********** ** *** environment ** **** ** day", ******** **** * 1/2" ****** *** ********** F0.94 ****.

*** *** **** *** series ****** **** ** to these **** ******? ** bought *** ****** ******'* XNV-6085R ******* *********** */*" cameras ********************** **** ** ****' larger *********** ** **** ***, *********:

  • ***** *** ***** ***********
  • ********** ** ***********
  • ** ***** *** *******
  • **** ***** *******
  • ******** ********
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***** ** *** *****, the ***-***** ****** **** of *** **** *** light *********** ** **** seen ** ** *******, standing *** ** *** *** areas:

  • *********** *** ***** *********** with **** *****: ****** ** **** "****" a */*" ***** ******, the ***-***** *** *********** with ****' ****** ***-* equipped *****, ********* ********/******* images (** ***** ** well ** **********/** **) when ***** ****' *********** varifocal **** *** **** slightly ***** **** ***** Axis' **** *** ***** lens (**.*).
  • ****** ***** *** ***** than *********** */*"+ ******:******** ** ~*/*" ******* from **** *** *********, the ***** ******** **** brighter ***** ****** ** dark ******, ********** ***** information and ********** ******* **** as ******** *** ****** features ***** *** ********* to ******* ** ***** models ** ********** ***********.

*******, *** *****'* ********** IR *********** *** *****, but *** ***********, ******** similar ******* ** ***** models ****** ** **** scenes. ************, **** ***** performance *** *******, **** subject ************ ******* ** other ******* ****** (***** from *** **** *****).

******* ** ***** *******, its ****** ***** ******** to ********* *********'* *** *************** ** ** ***** to **** ***** *** do *** ******* **** end ***** *** ***** performance.

*******

*** ***-***** *** * street ***** ** ~$*,*** USD. **** ******* ** notably **** ********* **** other ***** ***** *** light *******, **** ** Hikvision's **-**********-* (~$*** ******) or ******'* *** ******** Wisenet * ****** (***-*****, ~$600 ******). 

Physical ********

*** ***-***** ** ***** for * **** ***** bullet ******, **** * larger **** *** ****** bullet **** **** *********'* 4A26, ***** *****.

*** **** ****** ** larger ** **** ** it ** ******** ** mount ** * ******* of ********* (******/****** ****, 4" ******, ***.) *** is ***** ** *********** the ******** ******** ***** required *** ***** ******* screw ********.

*** ********* ***** (*** many ******) ******** * separate ******* ***** *** backbox ********, ***** ********* ordering *** ************ ********** and **** ~$** ** ******** cost.

*** ****** ******** *** typical **** ** ***********, such ** ***, *****, I/O, ** **** ** two ******* *****. ** review ***** ******** ** this *****:

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

** *** *****, *** XNO-6080R ******* *** ***** performance *********** **** ****' large ****** ***** *** light *****, **** *********** varying ********* ** **** lens ****** ****. ** tested **** *** **** models ************ ******* ***** options:

  • ***** **** **.* ***** lens, *** **** ********** low ***** **** *********** by ****, **** * very ****** **° ***** of ****.
  • ***** **-**** **.*-*.* ****, more ******* ** "******" varifocal ***********, **** * 96.6°-54° ***** ** ****.

**** ***** **.* ****: Advantage *****, *** ****** AOV

********* *** *** **** using ****' *********** **** F1.2 ****, *** **** Q1659 ******** ******** ****** in *** ***** **** the ****** *****, **** or ******* ** *******, with ******** **** ******* detail ** *** ******* and ******* **** **********. Note **** *** ***-***** was ****** *** *** way ** (**.***/**°) ** this **** ** **** closely ***** *** **** camera's ******* **° ***** of ****, ***** ********* the *****'* *-**** ** ~2.4.

**** ********* ****: ********* Hanwha

*******, **** ***** ****' recommended ********* **** **** the ***** (**.*-*.*), *** XNO-6085R ******* ******** ******, with ******* ****** ** the ******* *** **** chart, **** ** ***** are ********* ** ********* in *** **** *****. The ***** *** ****** further *** ** **** example, ******** *-**** ****** to *** **.** *******.

** ****** *********, ************ details *** *** ******* in *** ****, *** detection ******* ****** **** the **** *****.

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

** *** ***** ***** mode *** ***-**** ******** brighter, ******* ****** **** other */*" ** ****** imager ****** ****** **** Axis *** *********, ***** below.

** **** *****, *** 6085R ******** **** ************ details ** *** ******* and ******* ********** ** the **** *****. 

***** ** ******* ***** (~60'), ********* ** **** easier ** *** ***-***** due ** **** ******** between *** ******* *** background, ***** ** ** not ******** ** ***** cameras ******.

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

** ******** ** *** color **** *******, *** XNO-6080R's ********** ** *********** was *******, ********** ********* to *** ********* **** at **** *****, ****** with **** ************ **** the ***-*****.

** ~**' *****, *********** is ***** ******* ** subject *** ***** *******.

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

*** ***-*****'* ** ************ was **** ****** *** field ** ****, ***** below ** *** ****** angle (~***°). *** ***** of *** ***** ** view **** ****** ******* compared ** *** ******, but *** ******* ** still ****** ****. 

**** **** ** **** not ******** **** ******** to ***** ******* ****** as ****** ** ****, IR *****, *** ** coverage ******* **** *** cannot ** ************, *** we discuss *** ***-****'* ** performance ** *** ****** ******* * ****, *** **** ***** the ********* **** ** a ****** ******.

Long ** *****

*** ***-***** ******* *** maximum ********* ** ***** of ***/~***', ***** *****. However, ** **** ********, PPF ** **** ~** even ** *** ******'* max **** ***** (**°), and **** ***** **** set ** *** ****** AoV (***°), **** ***** 4 ***. ******* ** this, ** ******* ** the ******* *** *******, but ** ** ****** spotted, ***** *****.

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

** **** ***/******* ******, all ******* *** *** Axis ***** ********* *********, providing ******* ** *** subject *** ******* **** legibility ** **** *****, but **** ******** ************ of *** *******'* ****. Overexposure *** ******** ** the *****.

** ******* *****, **** PPF ** ~**, *** Axis ***** ******** ******** better **** **********, *** **** of *** ******* ******* recognizable ******* ** *** subject.

Bitrate **********

*** ***-*****'* *.*** ******** were ***** **** ***** cameras ****** ** *** light *** **** ****** (color *** **********, ************), shown *****. *** ******* were ****** **** ***** codecs **, ***** *** following ********:

  • ******: ******* *** **, Wisestream ****
  • ****: ********* ****, ******* GOP ****
  • *********: *.***+ **

***-***** *.*** ******** **** about **% ***** **** H.264 ** *** ***** using ******* ********:

Test **********

*** ********* *********** **** made ** ******* ** this ****:

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

Comments (28)

******* ***** *******. **** a ********** *** ******** you **** *** ***** cameras **** *** **** subject ************ ***** *** light, * ***** **** to *** ***** ** moving *******. * ********* in ******* ******* **** I *** **** ******** blown **** ** *** low ***** ***** ** a ********** ******, **** I *** *** **** when ******* ******* ******. The ****** ************ *** the ******* ******* ***** set ** *** **** motion **** *** * major ******. **** ***** intensifiers **** ******* * few ***** ***, **** was *** **** ****, looked ***** ** * still ***** *** *** time **** **** ******* moved. 

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

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

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

** *** ** ****** blur, *'** ****** *** report *********** **** *** following ****:

  • ******* **** *** *** 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 ** ******* ****** ** a ***.

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 ds-2cd4026.

** **** ** **** 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 ********** ** **** ** the ******* ** **** ***** pitch.

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

**** **** ***** ** pretty **** ****, ** I *** **** ***** ** * great ****** ** ***** in ***** **** ****** the ***** *** ********* *********** exterior ***** ** ******** and ******* ****.  

******* ** ******'* *******, the dome ******** ** **** camera *** ******** **********! **** is * **** ***** saver ****** ******* *** for when ******* ***** ** ***** a ****-** ****** ****** "just * ****** **** to *** *****." 

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

 *********** ****.

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

** **** ****** **** was ****, ********** **** using ****** *-**** ****** on *** *****. *** **** drawback ** *** ***** vs. *** ****** ** lens *********, ******* ***** are *** * *** of *** *-**** ****** available **** ***** ****** of ****. ** ****** you're ******* ** ****** areas, *** ****** ** likely ** ** ****** in *** *****.

*******, ******* *** **** 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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