Hanwha Wisenet Q NDAA IP Cameras Tested

By Ilya Ignatenko, Published Aug 26, 2021, 12:01pm EDT

Hanwha's NDAA-compliant Wisenet Q series is one of integrators' most commonly selected alternatives to Hikvision and Dahua. But how does it actually compare?

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We bought the Hanwha Wisenet QNV-8080R (5MP, varifocal lens, 30m IR) and QNV-6082R (2MP, varifocal lens, 30m IR) and tested them against the 5MP and 2MP Hikvision Performance series (2755 and 2725) and Dahua Lite series (N22AL12 and N53AJ52) models, examining:

  • How do they perform in full light (~300 lux), low light(~1 lux), dark (<0.01 lux), and WDR scenes?
  • Are noise and/or blur issues in low light scenes?
  • How even is IR illumination and does it overexpose objects?
  • Does it meet its specified IR range?
  • How well do the cameras integrate with VMSes?
  • How does bandwidth compare day and night?
  • How does pricing compare to other low-cost models?
  • How do they compare to Hikvision and Dahua?

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** *** *******, *** Hanwha ******* * ****** cameras' ******** ******* ******* to ********* *****/*********** *** Dahua **** ****** ****** in **** *****, *** light, ****/**, *** *** scenes.

******, *****, *** ********* had ******* ******** **** low ***** ****** **** and ** ************ ** close ******** (~**-**' *** closer). ** ************ ** uneven ** **** ******* Q *******, *** **** pronounced ** *** *** QNV-8082R, ***** **** **** Dahua *** *********.

************, ******* * ******* suffer **** **** *.*** smart ***** ******** ** all ****** **** ******, spiking ** ** *-* Mb/s ** **** *** and ***** ****** ***** Dahua *** ******** **** consumed settings ******* ******** ***** bitrate ******.

*****-***** *** *********** *** solid, **** ********* *** VMD ****** ********** ** all ***** ****** (********, Exacq, *******, *********, ******* Optix). *******, ******* * video ********* (***) **** integrated **** *******, *********, and ******* *****. ***** integration (*********/*************/***) ** ********** to ***** *** *********, though ***** *****-***** ********* support ** ******, ********* only ** ********* *** Network *****.

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*** ****** ***-***** ***** for ~$*** *** ******, moderately ****** **** *********'* Performance ****** *** ******* (DS-2CD2725FHWD-IZS, ~$*** *** ******).

*** *** ***-***** ** listed *** ~$*** ***, more **** *********'* *** Performance ****** ***** (**-**********-***, ~$300 *** ******).

**** ****** ****** *** offered ** ***-****** ******** (***-***********-*****) ***** *** ~$** USD **** ********* **** the ******-********* ************.

*** ******-**** ******* * is ********-**** ***-*****(*.***, *** ***** ***** the ****) ***** ***** for ~$*** ***, ************* higher **** *****/********* (**** ~$130-140 ******).

Compared ** ***-**** ***** *** *********

******** ******* *'* ******* is *********** **** ***** and *********, *** ****** also *** *** ********** aside **** **** **********, and *** ****** ******* makes ********** * ******* **** ****** ********** for ****-********* ************* (******** below).

************, *** * ****** is ********** ******* ** product *********, **** **** 1080p *** *** ******* (the ******* ********** *** Ambarella *** *** **** by *** ****** ********) while ***** *** ********* offer ** ** ** in ***** ***** **** lines. ***** ******* *** higher *********** **** **** to ******-****** */* ****** (4K *** *****).

*******, ****** **** *** offer *********** ****** ** the ***-**** ** *** white ***** ****** ******* by ***** *** ********* (see******* ****** *************** ** ****). * ****** ********* are ***-*****, *** ** and ************* **** ***** to ***** ******. ****** dealers ******* *** ** analytics **** *** *** higher-priced * ** * series, *** **** ** not ***** *** ********** white ***** ******.

Compared ** ******* *: ******* *******, ****** ******, ********** ********

******* *********** ** *** Wisenet * ****** ** similar ** **** ** the******* * *********** ** ****** ******* this *****, ****** *** Q ****** ******** ****** exposure *********** ** *** scenes ********* ** ******** subject ****** *******.

*** ******* * ****** is ************* **** ********* than ******* *. *** motorized ***-***** ***** *** ~$210 *** ******, ******** to ~$*** *** *** Wisenet * ***-***** (****** the * ****** ** manual ********* ******* ** motorized). *** *****-**** ***-***** is ~$*** ****** ******** to ~$*** *** *** QNV-6012R.

***** ******* * ** less *********, ******* * offers ******* ********** ********:

  • ***-***** ************:**** *** **** *** the **** ** *** Wisenet * ****** ***** are **** *** ** metal, ***** * ****** vandal ***** **** ** aluminum **** *** * plastic ****, **** ****** to ** ******* ** impact.
  • *** **********:* ****** ** ********* in *** *** *** options, ***** ******* * is ******* ** ***.
  • *.*** *******:******* * **** ******** H.265/H.264 *********, ******* ** only *.*** ***** ** Wisenet *.
  • ********* *******:*** * ****** *** includes ***** ********* *** found ** *** ******* L. *******. **** **** these ********* *** ***-*****, not **, *** ****** analytics**** ********* ****** ** our *****.

Dark/IR *********** (~*.* ***)

** ***** ***** (~** feet) ** * **** scene (IR **, *** ******* Q ****** *** **** provides * ***** ***** without ************ *** ******* and *** *****.

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*******, *** *** ***** blurs *** ******* *** the ***** *** *****'* overexpose *** ***** **** the ********* ****.

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

**** ******* * ****** cameras ********** ******** ~**' distance *** ******, **** little ******** **********, ******* to *** * ****** cameras.

Better ** ******** **** *** *****

*** ****** ****** ****** to **** *** **** IR ************, ****** *** IR ******** ******.

*** ***** *** ******* of *** ***** *** dark ** *** *** QNV-8080R, ***** ******** *** subject ** *** **** of *** ***.

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*******, **** ****** ** less ********** **** *** 2MP *****, **** *** subject's ******* ********** ******** at *** *****.

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****** *** *** ***** any ******** *********** ***** may **** ****** ********** the *****, ****** ******:

... **** ** ******* the *** ****** ** more ********* **** *** 5MP.

Weak ******* ** ******* ** *****

******* ****** ******* * camera ******* ****** ******* details ** ***** *** IR ***** (***) *** to *** *** ** these *********.

** ~** ****** ****, the ******* *** ** easily ******** ** *** 2MP *****.

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*** ******* *** **** be ******** ** *** 5MP *****, ****** ** is **** ********* **** in *** ***-***** *** to *** **** ****** illumination ** *** *** model.

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

** ~** **** ** low ***** (~*.* ***), the ****** * ****** cameras ******* ********* ** each ***** ********* ******* noise ******* ************ *** chart.

*******, *** ***** ******* produced ********** ****** ****** details **** *** *** Hanwha.

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Motion **** ** *** *****

****** **** *** ********* make ********* ****** ******* on ****** ******** *********. While *** *******'* **** is ************ ** ***** range, ******* *** **** and ******* *** ** artifact ***** *** ** seen ****** *** ******* as ** ****** *** camera.

*** ******* ****** *** similar ****** **** ****** with ****** ******** ** ~1 *** (**** *** comparison *****).

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Full ***** *********** (~*** ***)

** ** ****** *** daytime ***** (~*** ***) at ***** ********* (~** feet), *** ****** ******* Q ****** ******* ******* comparable ** ****** ******* and ***** ******* ** the ***** ****** ****** with ***** ***** ********.

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WDR ***********

** ****** *** *** performance ** ** **** door ***** **** ************ varying **** ~*,*** *** outside ** ~** *** inside.

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*** ***-***** *********** *** subject *** *** ***** against ****** *********, ****** the ******* ** ********* shadowed ******.

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*** *** ***-***** ******** better ******* *** ***** details **** *** *********** and *** *** ****** model **** *** ******* is ********** *******. *******, the *********** ** ******* to ****** **** *** subject ** ***** ******.

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*******, *** ****** ******* Q ****** *** * solid *** ******** **********, better **** *** ******* L ******.

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

*.*** *** *.*** ********* and ************* ****** ******** in *** ***** ******: Avigilon, *****, *******, *********, and ******* *****. ****** side ****** ********* ****** were ********** **** *** VMSes. *******, *** (*********** Video *********) ********** **** in *******, *********, *** NX *******.

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VMD ***** *********** ***** *********

******'* *** ******** **********, tampering, **** ********, ******, and **** ********/******* *********.

*******, ***** *** ***-** analytics *** *** ***** solely ** *** ***** are ***** ** ***** alarms ** ******** ****** and ******* *******, **** as ***** *******, ****, shadows, ***.

** ********, ********* *** Dahua ******* ** ********* in ***** ***-**** ********* cameras (********* **************** *******/********), ****** **** ***** performance.

****** **** **** *** expansion ** *** ***-***** analytics *** ****** ** customers:

*** * ****** *** non-AI ****** (********* *** P ***-** *******) ***** analytics *** ***** ** VMD. ... *** *** Q ****** **** ******* motion ********* *** *** not **** *** *****-***** analytics ******* ********* *********. However, *** ***** ******* in ***** ******* ******* us ** *** ********** functions ***** ** ******** requests. ***** ***** ********* are ***** ** *********** motion *********, *** *********** should ** ******* ****** all ***-** *******.

Wisenet * **** ********* ***********

*** ****** ******* * series ******** **** ******* of ********* ******** ** the ***** ******* **** our ************ ** ****-********* ****** tests.

******* (~*** ***) ********* utilization **** *** *.*** smart ***** (**********) *** ~2.5 **/* *** *** 2MP ***** *** ~*.* Mb/s *** *** * MP ******. *** ********* consumption ********* ** ** ~5 **/* *** *** QNV-8080R ** * ***** low ***** ***** (~*.* lux). *******, *** *** model ******** ~*.* **/* of ********* ** * dark ***** (IR **), ******* *** 5MP ***** ******** ~*.* Mb/s.

*** ************ **** ***** with ******** ****** ** the ***** (******** *******).

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****** ********* ** *** high ********* *********** ******* saying:

********** ** ***-** ******* can’t ************* ******* ***** and **** ****** ** the ***** ** ** cameras **** **, ** when ***** ** **** noise ****** ****** ** night, ***** ***** *** be * *** ** performance ********** ******* *** WiseStream ******. ****, *** encoder ** *** * series *** *** ** as ********* ** *** X ****** ***.

Size **********

*** ****** ******* ***-***** (shown ** *** ******* below) *** ***-***** ********* lens ***** *** ******* in **** ** **** fixed **** *****, **** as ******* *****-***, ****** ******* **** other ********* *****, **** as ******** *******.

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*** ****** * ****** cameras *** **** ** Vietnam.

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Ambarella *** ****

****** ***** *** ******* Q ****** ******* ** NDAA *********. **** *** Hanwha ***-***** *** ***-***** use ** ********* ***.

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