Hanwha L Series Lowest-Cost Camera Tested

By: IPVM Team, Published on Dec 04, 2018

Hanwha has released their lowest-priced IP camera line ever, the L series, that competes on price with low cost competitors Dahua and Hikvision.

We bought and tested the lowest cost L series model, the LND-6011R indoor dome camera, to see how it compares to these low cost options, as well as Axis' M30 and Hanwha's own existing low cost line, the Wisenet Q.

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Inside, we examine:

  • How does image quality compare to competitive models in dark, <1 lux scenes?
  • How even is integrated IR coverage?
  • Does IR illumination reach its specified 20m/~68' range?
  • How do details compare to others in wide dynamic range scenes?
  • How do full light details compare?
  • Is lens distortion visible?
  • How does bandwidth compare to others?

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  • *** **** ***** ******* compare ** *********** ****** in ****, scenes?
  • *** **** ** ********** IR ********?
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  • *** ** ******* ******* to ****** ** **** dynamic ***** ******?
  • *** ** **** ***** details *******?
  • ** **** ********** *******?
  • *** **** ********* ******* to ******?

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** *** *****, *** L ****** ***-***** ********* well ******** ** ******'* equivalent ******* * ***** (QND-6010R) *** *********** ******, with ******* ** ****** performance ** *** *****, dark, *** *** ******.

*** * ******' **** of *.*** ** *** main ********** ******** ** Hanwha's ******** *** **** Q ****, ****** **** is ******** ** ** a ***** ******** *** anything ***** **** **************, as ** **** ******* Wisestream, ******'* ***** *****, similar ** ***** ******.

***** *** *********** *** lower ******* **** ******* Q, *** * ****** is * ****** ********** to *** **** ******* offerings.

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*** ***-***** ***** *** ~$110 *** ******, **** than **% ***** **** the ********** ******* * (QND-6010R), ***** ***** *** ~$150 ******.

**** ******* ** ******** higher **** *********'* ****** priced ******, *** ***** Express ****, ***** ***** for ~$**-*** ******. ****** note **** *** ***** Express ***-*** ** ******* rated, ***** *** *** is *** *** *** L ****** *** ****** overall ***** *******.

Physical ********

*** ************ ** *** LND-6011R ** **** ******* to *** ***-*****, **** more ** ************ **** the * ******.

Size **********

*** ***-***** ** ******* similar ** **** ** other ****** ***** **** as *********'* ***** ******* and *********** ******, ****** notably ****** **** *** Axis *****-*.

similar size to hikvision 21xx larger than axis m30

Dark/IR *********** (

**** **** ** **** scene, ***** *** ********* Value ******* ***** ******** well ** *** ********* comparisons, *** ** ************ pattern ** ************* ****** hot, **** **** ** the ***** ********* ****** black. ** ********, *** L ****** ******* **** some ******* ******* *** edges ** *** ***** of ****, *** ** much **** **** **********. See *** **** **** ****** on ********* ***** ******* *** **** ******* ** its ***********.

hanwha l series more even coverage than hikvision value express

** **** ****** **** IR **, ** ***** range *** ***-***** ******** similar ** ******** ****** details **** *** ******* Q ****** *** **** Hikvision ******. *** **** M3045-V ******** ** ***** at **** *** ***** due ** *** **** of ********** **.

similar or better ir subject details

*******, ** ~**' ********/** PPF, ******* ******* *** slightly ****** *** ** the * ****** *****, not ******* ** *** Wisenet * ** ********* models.

l series moderate overexposure at mid range

*******, ** ~**', *** drops ** ~** *** IR ** ******* ******, with ** ******* ******* provided. *******, ********* ** easy ** *** ******* L ******, **** ******** dimmer **** *** ********* 2125 *********** ******.

strong detection but no details at max ir spec range

Full *****

** ****** *** ******, the ***-***** ********* ******* similar ** ***** ****** tested, **** ******** *******/******* text **** *** ******* Q *****.

stronger full light details than competitors at close range

** ***** *** ******** (~20'/~38 ***), ******* *** stronger **** *** ***** cameras ******, **** ******* text *** ****** *******.

stronger full light details than competitors at mid range

Center **. **** **********

*** ***-***** ********* ********** lens ********** ** *** edge ** *** ***** of ****, **** *** subjects ******** ********* *** soft. *******, ******* ****** nearly ** ****** ** in *** ****** ** the ****.

center vs edge detail comparison

*** * ****** ***** is ******* **** ********* than *** ***-*****, ***** further ******** ******** *** reduces *******.

better details at edge of fov than wisenet q

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

******* ** * **** dynamic ***** *****, *** varied **** *,***+ *** outside ** **** ~** inside *** *********.

wdr test field of view

** **** *****, *** LND-6011R *** *** ********* 2125 **** *** *** performers, **** *** ****** providing ******** ****** ******* in *** *****. *** Axis ***** *** *** Wisenet * **** ******* performers,both ******** **** ******* indoor *** *** **** the *** **********. ******* the ********* ***** ******* camera *** *** ***** performer, *** ** ************ outside ** ****** ******* were **** ** ** seen.

strong wdr performance much better than wisenet q

Bandwidth **********

******* *** **** ** H.265, ** *** *****, the * ****** ***-***** produced ***** ******** **** day *** ***** **** the ******* * ******'* H.265 *******. ************ **** taken **** ********** ** (medium) *** ******* *** enabled, ** * ****** motion ***** (******** ******* through *** ***). **** that ****** ******* *** cameras **** ***** ************.

l series vs q series bandwidth

****: ** **** ******* over *** *****, ** have **** ***** *********** like **** **** **** generally **** *** ** lens *** ****** *********.

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

*** ********* ******** **** used ** **** ****** during *******.

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Country ** ******

*** ****** ***-***** ** made ** *******.

Huawei ********* **** *****

** **** **** **** camera ** ***** *** SoC. **** ****** **** a ****** ********* ****, unlike **** ****** ******* that *** ******'* *** Wisenet *****. *******:

hanwha uses huawei2

****** *** **** *** subject ** *********** ******** concerns ****** *** ***** and ** **** ** the ** **** ***, along **** ***** *** Hikvision.

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

****** ***** *************, ******** and ******** ******** ** develop, **** *** ******* all ********* ***** ****** they *** **** ** its *******. **** ******** developing *** ********* ****** code ********* **** ****** elements *** ***** ******** by *********. ****** **** use *** *** **** mounting ********** ** ***** control *** ********** *******, and ** ******* ********* of ********** ********** ** any ****** ******* ******* board. ********** ** *** of ******’* ******** ** Vietnam, ** ****** *********. Finally, ****** ******** ******** penetration ******* ** * reputable ***** ***** ***** hacker. ******* *** **** to ****** *** ******** and ** ******* *** discovered ***************.

 

Comments (13)

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********: ** **** **** this ****** ** ***** its ***. **** ****** uses * ****** ********* chip, ****** **** ****** cameras **** *** ******'* own ******* *****. *******:

hanwha uses huawei2

****** *** **** *** subject ** *********** ******** concerns ****** *** ***** and ** **** ** the ** **** ***, along **** ***** *** Hikvision.

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

****** ***** *************, ******** and ******** ******** ** develop, **** *** ******* all ********* ***** ****** they *** **** ** its *******. **** ******** developing *** ********* ****** code ********* **** ****** elements *** ***** ******** by *********. ****** **** use *** *** **** mounting ********** ** ***** control *** ********** *******, and ** ******* ********* of ********** ********** ** any ****** ******* ******* board. ********** ** *** of ******’* ******** ** Vietnam, ** ****** *********. Finally, ****** ******** ******** penetration ******* ** * reputable ***** ***** ***** hacker. ******* *** **** to ****** *** ******** and ** ******* *** discovered ***************.

****** *** **** *** subject ** *********** ******** concerns ****** *** ***** and ** **** ** the ** **** ***, along **** ***** *** Hikvision.

***** **** *** ***** to ****** ******* *** that ***** *** ************ by ******?

**'* * **** ********. We *** *** **** as ** ******* ** how *** **** ******** ** interpreted, *.*., **** *** inclusion ** *** ****** SoC **** ** ******* by *** ***?

***** **** *** ***** to ****** ******* *** that ***** *** ************ by ******?

*******: *** *** ****** *** May ** *** ***** Than *** ***** ***...

** ***** * ****** why ***** ***** *********** is *** ******? ** have **** ***** *** DS-2CD2xx5FWD-I **** ** ******* from ********* ************ *** their *********** **********. ** would ******** ***** ****** if **** *** ******* color *** ***** *********. Otherwise, **’* **** ******* camera ** * ***** of ** ***** *** light, ***** ****** *** do. 

******* ** *** **** sheet, ****** ****** *.**** @ **.* *** ******* illumination ** ***** ****. Darkfighter ***** *** ***** much ***** **** ****, but ******* *** *** always **** ********/**********. * would ****** *** * test **** * ***** rely **. 

** ***** * ****** why ***** ***** *********** is *** ******?

**** ****** ** ******** test ** ***** *********** - ******* **** ** what ** **** ******** used.

**** ****, ***, ****** add * ********** ** 1 *** **** ** disabled *** *** *******.

** ********* ***** ** note.  ***** *** * series ****** *** **** LEDs, ** **** *** older ***** *******-**** ********** (THT).  ***** **** *** more *********** *** ****** a **** ****** **** less **** ****-**-**** ********.  The * ****** (*** all ***** ******* ****** models) *** *** ***** Surface ***** ********* (***) style LEDs, ***** *** **** powerful *** ******* ** better ******* *** ***** management.  

**** ** *** ** the ****** ** ***/*** as **** ** *** lack ** * "****" on *** ***** *** focus *** ***** **** to *** ******.

* ****** ********* ***** SMT **** ** ***.  The *********** ** ****. 

 

****, *** * ****** camera *** ***** ** LEDs, ** *** ******** do **** (**********) **** fewer ****.

** **** ****** ***** compliant? ** ***** **** to *** **** ********* NVRs? 

***. ******-******* ********* **** ***** Profile * *** ******* G. *** ******* *** ********* ****.

***, *** ****** ** ONVIF *********.

**** ****’* **** ** Axis ** ******** ***

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