Imager/lens modules sell for ~$55 online for 1080p and ~$189 for 5MP.
That's interesting... can you pick and choose modules? E.g. could you build out a 2 head unit with one being 3 MP and one being 5 MP? Even being able to make something a 2 head only unit would be interesting. If any of those are true, that is incredibly versatile and unique.
I don't think Avigilon staff can reply but it may be worth asking if there is any intention to start releasing drivers rather than just relying upon ONVIF. I'm seeing the above along with multi-head cameras from Axis that add as 4 separate devices/licenses when they are 1 device/license under every other VMS. This makes taking over a mixed site unnecessarily challenging.
No true day/night: The PNM-9081VQ does not include a motorized IR cut filter and is not IR sensitive, which eliminates it for use in specialist applications with added external IR, possible with the 9081.
The low-light motion artifacts I've found can only be improved by lowering shutter speeds. Dynamic noise reduction just makes the artifacts less grainy. The background looks ok because the DNR uses data from previous frames to decrease the margin of error.
Added a section explaining Hanwhas intrusion analytic performance. The Hanwha intrusion analytics managed to avoid false alarms on common sources such as blinking lights in the scene, shadows, and drastic light changes. Although when taken outside, the camera frequently alerted on swaying trees in the scene.