Hanwha Wisenet X Tested

By Ethan Ace, Published Mar 27, 2017, 11:49am EDT

Hanwha has released their latest generation, the Wisenet X series, powered by their new Wisenet 5 processor. This new series claims improvements to low light, WDR, compression/bitrates, and image stabilization.

To see how the X series performs, we bought the 2MP XNV-6080R vandal dome and tested against:

  • Samsung Wisenet III SNB-6004
  • Axis P3225-LVE
  • Hikvision DS-2CD4256
  • Panasonic S2531L

We tested daytime and nighttime imaging, wide dynamic performance, smart codec performance, image stabilization, and more.

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*** ******** **** *** ******* X ****** ****** * ****** of ************ **** ******/*******'* previous high-end ****, *** ******* III ******, ******* ** increase ** *****, *********:

  • ******** ******* ************ ** low ***** *** ***,
  • *********** ******* ********** ** all ****** (*** ** H.265 + **********)
  • ****** ***** ************* (*** to ********** ***** *************) and ********** *********.

*** ***** ******* **********/***** Hanwha, *** ******* ** an ********** *******.

*** ***-***** ********* ********* to *********** ** *** light and *** ****** ******. Additionally, ******* * *.*** bitrates **** ***** **** all *********** *** **** due ** *** ********* of ******* *** (***** **** Axis *** ******* * include).

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******** ** ******* ****** domes, *** ***-***** ** average *****, ***** **** compared ** * ********* 4526.

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Image ******* ***********

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Night, ~*.***

** *****, *** ********** IR ****** ******** ***** images ** *** ******* and **** *****, ***** below. 

** ***** **** ******* IR ************, *** ******* X ****** ** ************* better **** *********** ******* and *** ******** ********** Wisenet ***, ***** ** performance ** *** ********* 4526, ***** **** * larger */*.*" ******.

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

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Day, ~*****

*******, ** **** *** scenes, *********** *** ******* across *** *******, **** here:

 

Bandwidth **********

** *** ******* * series, ****** *** ********** Dynamic ***, ** ******** to ******* *********** *** GOV *********** ********** *********. This ******* ** * simple **/*** ********, **** no ******* ******* (******* to **** ********* *).

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(******* *** ***, ******* FPS, *** ********** ****** were **** ** ***** comparisons)

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Improved ******* ***** *************

*** ** ** **-***** gyro ******, *** ******* X **** ****** ******** digital ***** *************. ** our *****, ** ****** offered **** ****** ****** when ***** ********* ** outright ******* ** *** test ***, ***** ***** (Wisenet * ** ****, Wisenet *** ** *****): 

 

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  • **** ***** ** *** WDR "****" **** **** in ****** / ******* models

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Any plans to test the audio analytics?

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We did some very rough testing of it, playing various sounds into connected mic (which is not a rigorous method of testing by any means). It worked sometimes. Gunshots were fairly accurate, though sometimes interpreted as a scream, oddly. Actual screams were generally always detected as a scream.

We may circle back on it if there's a lot of interest or others start offering something similar.

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And they let you shoot off guns in your Hawaii offices?  Man, I need to move to Hawaii !

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Great information, and very timely, thank you! I received a demo XNV-6080R from a rep to test against our Axis cameras but I couldn't get it to work with our VideoEdge servers. It doesn't look like it is supported on any version, and neither is H.265. This article just saved me a bunch of time. Thanks again!

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Did you test with Exacq by chance?

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Brett, I could be wrong but I don't think Exacq supports H.265 yet.

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The camera isn't yet supported by Exacq. We used an H.264 RTSP stream for testing. 

I was a little surprised that it didn't connect using the same Samsung driver as the Q and P series did, but it did not.

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was it a similar URL to the others?

rtsp://"IP-ADD"/profile2/media.smp

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Yup, still the same. Profile 1 is JPEG, 2 is H.264, 3 is H.265 by default.

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thank you

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8.4 works as ONVIF

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[Note: poster is Hanwha employee]

Great info and good testing ! These are great cameras 

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Thank you for this review. Looks like Hanwha built a winner for us end-users.  

I plan to use the tested outdoor XNV-6080R for smaller outdoor scenes and the XND-6080RV for inside our K-12 schools. I'm excited to try the IK08 rated indoor model as it has a built-in microphone that I'd like to use for gunshot detection. Also like the (up to) 120 degree horizontal view.

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Test with Vivotek as well.

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Update: After discussing this thread with Exacq, they confirmed they do support H.265. It's supported only in a limited number of Wisenet cameras, and not yet the Wisenet X (which they also confirmed uses a different API).

I confirmed this with an H.265 RTSP stream from the camera, properties shown here in Exacq:

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now that Hahwha can push out some 4K PTZ's when aare you guys gonna do a 4K PTZ shootout? or are you guys waiting for 12K to fall out the sky?

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What's the variance of Lux level in the WDR test?

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