Hanwha Low Cost NDAA-Compliant Cameras Tested (L Series)

By Derek Ward, Published Aug 03, 2021, 11:02am EDT (Research)

******'*****-********* * ************** ******* ***** *** ********* *** how ** **** ****** *******?

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** ****** *** ****** ******'* ****** cost * ****** ***** (***-*****, ***** **** *****, *** ** spec) *** *** ************-*****(***** *********, *** ** ****) *************'* * ******,****' *** **** *****-************* *********** ******, *********:

  • *** **** ***** ******* ******* ** full ***** (~*** ***), ***** *** light (~* ***), **** (~*.*****) **** IR ** *** *** ******?
  • *** ***** ***/** **** ****** ** low ***** ******?
  • *** **** ******* ******* ** ***** low-cost ******?
  • *** **** **** *** ****** ********* with *****?
  • *** **** ********* ******* *** *** night?
  • * ****** *** * ****** ******** camera ***** ***********.

*******

***** ** *** *****, *** ****** Wisenet * ****** ******* ****** ******** similar ** ****** ******* **** **** and ********* ***** ***-**** ****** *** Hanwha's *** ******* * ** **** light, *** *****, **, *** *** scenes.

****** ****, ****** ************, *** ** overexposure **** ******* ** *** ******* tested, ******** **** * ****** ****** performed ******** ****** **** *********'* *********** Series.

**** * ****** ******' *.*** ***** codec ********* ******** ~*-** ****** **** daytime ******. *** * ****** **** not ******* *.*** (******** ** *** other ******* ******).

*******, *****-***** *** *********** ** *****, with *********, *************, *** *** ****** integrated ** *** ***** ****** (********, Exacq, *******, *********, ******* *****).

*******

*** ****** ***-***** ***** ***~$*** *** ******, ********** ****** **** *********'****** ******************** ************* ***** (~$***/~$*** ******) *** ***** than ****' ******-**** ****, *** *****-* (~$*** ******, ** **, ****** ****).

*** ********* ***-***** (******, *** *********) sells ***~$*** *** ******, **** **** *********'********** ******************* ************ (~$***/~$*** ******), ****** **** ** these ********* ****** *** ********* ******* of ******. ********* **** *** ***** manual ********* **** ******.

Compared ** ***** *** *********

*** * ****** ****** *********** *** low ******* **** **** * ****** competitor ** ***** *** ********* ***** models *** **** *************.

*******, ****** **** *** ***** *** breadth ** **** ******* ** *********** Dahua *** ********* *******. *** * series ** ******* ** ***** ***** and ******* ****, **** ** ****** models, *** ** ****** ***********, ***** Dahua *** ********* ***** ***, ***, 5MP, ***, *** ** ** ***** lower **** *****. ***** ******* *** higher *********** **** **** ** ****** costing ******'* ******* * (** ** 5MP) ** */* (** *** *****).

************, ****** **** *** ***** *********** models ** *** ***-**** ******** *** white ***** ****** ******* ** ***** and ********* (********** ****** *************** ** ****). ****** ******* ******* *** ********* must *** *** ******-****** * ** X ******, *** **** ** *** offer *** ********** ***** ***** ******.

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

** ~**' ********, ** ~*.** ***, the ****** ***-***** *** ***-***** ******* similar ******* ******** ** *** ****** Q ****** *** ********* *********** ****** cameras. *** **** *****-* **** *** produce ** ***** ** **** *** level ***, *********, *** *** ********.

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Uneven ** ************

**** * ****** ******* **** * bright ******* ******* *** *** *****, shown *****. ******* ******* ** *** darker **** ** *** ***** ** view *** ********* ** *******.

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******** ** *** ******** *********** ****** (2725), *** * ****** *******' ** Illumination ** ******** ********, *** **** suffer **** ************* **** ***** *** subject ************. **** **** ****' ****** cost ******* (*** ******) ** *** include **, ** *** *** ***** here.

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Close ***** ** ************

*******, **** * ****** ******* *********** subjects **** ~**' **** *** ******, with ** ********** **** ** ****** IR ********* ** ******** ** **********.

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**** **** *** * ****** **** not ******* *** ******** *** ** other **** **** (** ** *****) and ***. ** **** *** ******* the ***** ********** ** **** ******** found ** ***** ****** ******.

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Color *** ***** (~* ***) ***********

** ~* ***, *** ****** ***-***** performed ******** ****** **** *** ******* tested, **** ***** ***** ******* *** more ******* ****** *******.

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****** **** *** ********** ** *********** between *** ***-***** *** ***-***** *** expected:

********* ******* *** *.* ******** ** 2.0 ** * *** **** ** the *** **** ***** ****** * little ******

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

*******, ****** **** *** ********* **** obtaining ****** ******* ** ****** ******** difficult, ***** *****. ** *** ******* passes, ****** ******* *** **** *** blurred *** ** ******** ***** *** be **** ****** ***.

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*** ******* ****** *** ******* ****** blur ****** **** ****** ******** ** ~1 ***. **** ** ******* ** what **'** *********** **** **** **** end ****** ** ****** ** *** extensive**** ***** *** ***** ********.

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**** ***** *** ** ******* *******, regardless ** ********. ** ***** ** reduced ** ********** **** (******* ***** reduction) *** ********* ***** ******* ******* details, ********* ** ********* *********.

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

****, ** ****** *** ****** * series ** ** ******** ******* *** scene, ***** *****, **** * ******** variance ** ~**** ******* ******* (~** lux) *** *** (~*,*** ***).

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** **** *****, *********** ** *** cameras *** ******* **** * ******* in *** ******* *** ******** ****** it. *******, ******* *** ***** ******* were *******, ****** *** ********** ****** the ******* *** ***********. ******, ***** details **** *****, *** ******* ******* were ****.

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** ******, *** ****** ******* ** compensate *** *** ******* *** ******* door, *** ******* ******* *** ******* only *** * *** ****** ** he ******. *** **** ** *********** while ******* *** ************ ******, ********* weak *******.

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Full *****

** **** ***** (~*** ***), *** L ****** ******* ********* ******* ******* to ***** ****** ******. ******* **** slightly ******* **** *** **** ***, but *********** *******.

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Bandwidth **********

*** ****** * ****** ******* ******** similar **** ***** *** **** */** enabled *** ***** ******** ** *** QNV-6012R ***** *** ***** *.***. *******, at ~* *** ** ***** *** light, ********* ****** **** * **/* in *** ***-***** *** ***** ** 3 **/* ** *** ***-*****.

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************ **** ***** **** ********** ** (medium) *** ******* *** *******, ** 15 ***.

VMS *********** *****

*.*** ********* *** ************* ****** ******** in *** ***** ******: ********, *****, Genetec, *********, *** ******* *****. ****** side ****** ********* ****** **** ********** to *** *****, ** ****.

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**** **** *** * ****** ******** only ***** ****** ********* *** ***** analytics ***** ********'* **** ****** ******.

Size **********

*** ****** * ****** **** ******* are ****** **** * ******** (**** as *** **** *****-*), ****** ******* than **** *****, **** ** *** such ** *** ********* *********** ****** DS-2CD2725FHWD-IZS ***** ****.

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Physical ********

** *** ***** *****, ** **** a ***** **** ** *** ******** construction ** *** ****** ***-*****, ***-***** and ************ ***** ** *** ***-*****. Key ***** ** **** **** ***:

  • *** ****** ***-***** ** ****** **** and ***** ****, *** *********.
  • *** ****** ***-*****'* **** *** ************ be ***** ** *** **** ***** to ***** ***** *** **** **** the ***** ******* ******* **.
  • *** ****** ***-***** ******** ** ***, alarm *** ***** */*, *** * video *** **** **** *** * series ******* ** *** ****.

Made ** *******

*** ****** * ****** ******* (*** Q ****** ***-*****) *** **** ** Vietnam.

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Ambarella *** ****

**** *** ****** ***-***** *** ***-***** use ** ***************.

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

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** for *******:

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

Comments (25)

***** ******. *** ****'* ******* ***** the ******** - **** *** ****** cameras ****** ******* ********?

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***** ****, ****** *** *** ********!

*** ** *** ***** ****** (******** and *******) *** * ******* ******* with ** ******** ****.

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***** *** *** ********. **'** ******* some ****** ** *** **** ******** hole ******** *** **** ***** *** you **** ** *** ******** ******* plates. *** **** ***'* ******* **** is ****** **.

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

** *** **** **** ****** ***** had ***-******** **** ******** *** **** boxes? * *** *** ***** ***** I ******, *** ****** *** * section ** ***** **** ****** *** "Gangbox *************". **** *** ****** *-****** cameras **** ** **** **** *** compatible **** ******, ******, *** *" Octagon ***** **** *** ******** *****, per *** **** ***** (*** ** quickly ****** **** ** **-*****):

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***-*****

**** *** **** **** ** ******* plate.

** *** ***'* *** **, *** can *** * ******** **** *** corners.

**** *** **** $** ****** *** the **** *****.

* ***** **** **** **** **** that ****** **** ***’* ***** * standard *** *** ******** ********** *****. Sticks ** ** **** **** **** though **** *** **** ***** * box, **** ****** ****** ***** ** you *** *** * **** *** of *** ****** *** ********* ** it.

**** ** *** * ****** ******* you **** ** *** *** **** box ******** ***.

*'* * ********* ** ********* ********** you *** ** * *** ** the ********* *****'* *** ***** ** a ***. **'* ***** *** ***** couple ******* ** **** *** **** what *** ****.

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*** **** ** ********* ** *** L ****** ***** ** ***** ** call ** * *********** *** ***** cost *****. * ****** *** **** crossing *** ********* *** ** *****/******* detection. ** **** ***** *** **** into ***** ***** ****** (* ** Q) ** ***** ** ** * good **** ***********. * **** **** their ******* ****** ***** ** *** Q ****** ** ***** ***’* **** a **** ****. ********** * **** box ***** ** ****. *** *** lack ** *****/******* ********* ** * deal *******.

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***** **** = ***** ********., ** you **** ********* *** ****, ***'** have ** **** ** ** *** X ** * ******.

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* ****** ***’* *** *** ********* with ******. ********** ******* ****, **** cameras, *** ******* ***** ******** ******** that **** ******* ***, *** ******** expensive *** **** *** ***. **** of *** ****** *’** **** **** any ****** **** * ****** ***** of ******* **********. * **** ********* don’t ********** *** ******* *** ******* the *** ******* ***** *** *** Hanwha ** ******** ** ** * real ***********. 🤷‍♂️

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* **** ********* ***’* ********** *** someone *** ******* *** *** ******* lines *** *** ****** ** ******** to ** * **** ***********.

*** **** ** *** ****** ** NDAA **********, ** ** *** ****** a ******** ****** ** ** ****** selection.***** *** ********* *** ******** *******, **** ***** ******* ******* ********* ************ * ban** ****. **** *** **** ******* in *** **** ** *** *** well ***** ***-**** **** ********* *******/************* compare ** ***** *** *********.

******** **, ** **** ******** * report *********'* ***-**** **** ********* * ************* ** ****, ** *** **** interested ** *** *** **** *********.

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*'* ***** ***** ** *** **** stuff, * **** **** ******* *** that ******, *** *** ******* **** is ***** ********** *** ******* ****** for ****** *** ***** ******** *** better. ** *** *** *** **** crap *'* **** **** ******* ********** and ****** ***% ** *****. *'* still ******** *** ****** ******* ****** for *** ***'* *** ********* ***, not **** *** ****** ** ***** from ********** **** ****** ****** ***** minds...

*** "*** ****" ******* *** **** much ***********, ** * ** **** to **** * **** * ** the ***** ******* *** *** *** ban **** ****, *** ** ***, the ************ **** **** ********* ** best. *** "*** *****" ****** ** feel **** *** **** ********** **** they **** ****** **** ********* ** installers **** ***** **** **. **** didn't ***** ******** **** ***** ******** about ********* **, *** ****'** ****** the **** ******** **** ***** ***** cameras. ***/***** ****'* *** ** ***** they *** ******* **** ********* "**** to *** ******", **** *** ***** by ******** ********* *** ******** ********** (and *********) ****.

* ** ********** *** ******** ** low **** ******* ***** *** ******* stupidity ** *** ***, *** * am ******** ** *** *** **** Vivotek ******* ****. *'* **** ** see **** ******* ** *** *** Longse ******** ** **** (********** *** and ****** ******).

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**** *** **** ********* ****** ********* consumer/DIY ******** ****** **** ******** ******** the *** ******* ***'* ****. ******* is * ******** ******* ******* **** a *** *** ****** ** ***** website, **** ******* ******** ** $**.**. Typically ** ****, ** *** ********** professional ****** **** *********** *** ** design *******. ***, ******** ******** *** discussed ** **** **** ** *** market, *** ******* ******'* ******* **** Hanwha ** **** ** ******** ** Bosch.

**** ** *** **** ****** ** missing? **** **** * ***** ******. Some ***** ************* ***'* **** ******* or ***'* **** *** ** ***'* have *******, ** ********* ***** ** multisesor, ** **, ***. ****** *** been ********* ** ******** *** ********* their ****** **** *** *****.

*** ****** ****** *** **** ****** up **** *** **** ** *) NDAA **********, *) ********** **** ** compared ** ****, ********, ***** *) large ******, *** **** **** ***, not **** *** ***, *** *) end ** *** ********* ****, ***, cameras, ******, ***. *) *** **** a *** ******* *** ****'* ******* important ************* *******, *) ***** ***** of ***********

** *** *** ******* *** ** Dahua, *** **** ***** ** ***** with *** ************ ************ ******* ** the **** ** *** ******. ** you *** ******* *** ***/******** ******, you **** ***** ** ***** *** to ******* ** ***** ******** ******** that *** *** ***** ********* *** are * ****** ****** ******** ** record ***** ** ** ** *** cloud.

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****, *** ** ****** *** **** options ****** ***** **** ** **** to ******* ** ****** ***** ** the * ****** ** * ******. L ****** ** *** **** ** that's ** ********* **-**. *'* ** embarrassed ** **** ***** **** ********** in ****. *** *** **** ** bottom ** *** **** *** *****. None ** *** ******* ***** ******* a ***** ****** *** * ***** turret, ** ****'* * ****** ****-******* effort ***. ***** ********** ***** *** care ***** ****** ******* **** **** color, *** *** *** **** ********** do, *** ** ****** *****'* *** that, ** ***** ** **** ****** don't **** ***** ***** ****** ********. Dahua **** ** *'** **** **** selling **** ***** * ***'* *** them *** **** ** ** ****** replacement ***** *****.

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*'* ** *********** ** **** ***** 1080 ********** ** ****

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*** ** **** ******** **** **** questionable, *** **** *** ***** *** cake *** ****.

***** ** * ****** **** *** cameras **** ***** *** **** ** are ****/***, *** **'* *** ******* people ***'* **** **** ****'** *****. I'd ******* *** ******* ******** ***** what ***'** ******** ******* **** *** of ***** ****-********** ******* **** *** saving *** **** *************.

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**** ***Exposure **** during the test?

***/*****?

******

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***** ** #*.

*** ** *** ******* ****** **** set ** * */*** ******* *****.

*** ****** * ****** ******* ****** defaulted ** ***** ******. ***** ** a ********* ** *** ***-*****'* *** UI:

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

*** *** * *** *** *** set *** ** */***

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***** **#*,

*** ******'* ******* ******* ***** ** the ******** *******/******* ******* *** ****** is *** ** *** ****** *** or *****.

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*** **** ***** *** *** **** setting ****** "*******"

**** ****** ***** ********* ***** ******

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****** *********. * ***'* ********** **** you ****.

*.*. - ***** ** *** *** commenting ** * **** ***** ******** you ******* ** *** ******** *** business ********* ** ;)

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***

**** *** *** **** ***/*** *** time

*** **** **** ** ******** ** camera *** ** ********* ***** ******

********* ** ** *** *** *******

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**'* ***** ***** ******, ** **** rare **** ********, ** *** *** shutter *****. *** ****** ** *** the *******, **'* **** *** ******* is *** ** **** ********* ***** images. *** *******, ** *** *** evaluating ***** ******** ** *** ****, camera * *** ** */** ******* shutter ***** **** **** * ************* unfair ********* **** ****** * *** to */*** ******* ******* *****. *** you ********* ** **** ********* ******* you ***?

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** **** *******

**** *** **** *** *** *** cameras **** ***/*** *******

**** ******* *** *** **********as ******* 1/250s another 1/500s during day time

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***, ****'* *** ******* **** *** how ***** *** ****. ********, ** don't ***** *** ******* ** *** the **** ****** ** **** ** WDR **********, ***.

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**** *** **** ********** *** ** be *** ****!

***** ******* *********

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***** *** *** *** ********. ** you ****** **** ** ******** **** this, ***** * *** **********, *** can **** ********* **** "*** **** Violates ***** ******* ********* *** ****** Not ** *******"

**** *** **** ********** *** ** be *** ****!

*** **** **** ** *** ****. Cameras **** ********* ******** **** ********** and ******, **** ** **** *** the **** **********, ***** ****, *****, etc. *** *******, ** * **** a ****** ***, ******* *** ******* lenses, *******, ****, ***.

*** *** ******** **** *** ******* as * ******** ******, *** *** not ******* *** *** ********* ****** on ********* *******, ***.

** **** ******* ** *** **** lightning **********, ** *** **** *** width, ***** *** ********* ******** **** need ** ** **** *** **** but *** ******* ******* ** ****** those **** ********** ** **** *** parcel ** *** ****** ** * whole.

* ***** **** ** ******** ** bad ***** *** *** **** **. Again, ** *** ********, *** *** welcome ** **** * *** ********** and ***** *** ****** **** *** on **. ******.

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