8MP HD Analog Tested (Dahua / Hikvision)

By IPVM Team, Published on Jan 30, 2019

HD analog has promised higher resolution for years, but has lagged substantially behind for years. Now, both Dahua and Hikvision have started shipping low cost 8MP options.

We bought and tested 8MP CVI and TVI cameras and DVRs to see how they compare against low cost 8MP cameras, examining:

  • Are 8MP models plug and play? Is there noticeable delay or issues connecting?
  • How does image quality compare to similar IP models? Low light? WDR?
  • What HD analog and IP cameras does each DVR support? CVI, TVI, AHD? ONVIF?
  • How do camera construction and physical features compare?
  • Do DVRs integrate via ONVIF with VMSes?
  • How do bitrates compare to IP cameras? Are smart codecs supported?

See our detailed results inside.

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Cameras/recorders tested:

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** *** ******** ****, 8MP *** *** *** models ********** **** ********* to ***** ********** ******, with **** * **** video ********* ** *****, only ***** *** ***** connections. **** ***** *** Hikvision *** ********* ******** competitively *** ******** ******** to ** ******* *** to ******** ***** ***** capability.

*******, ** *** ******** key ****** ** *** tests:

  • ***** *****:**** ***** *** ********* 8MP ***/*** ******* ********* additional ********* *** ********* muddy ** *******. ***** length *** ******* *** minimal ****** ** ***** issues, **** ****** ********* similar ********** ** ***** type, ****** ** ** 500m ** ***.
  • ********* **** ***:*********'* *** *** ******'* WDR *********** *** **** worse **** ** ******, with ******** *** ********** significantly ****** *** ******** to ******.

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***** ** *** *****, the **** ****** *** for *** ***/*** ****** is ******** ** ******** analog *******, * ******* becoming ************ **** ** 2019. ***** ****** ******* an ******* **** ***** resolution, ****** **** **** clarity **** *********** ** equivalents.

*** ************* *** ****** better ****** ** ** cameras/NVRs, ******* ********** ****** pricing, ***** ***** ********** in ***** *******, ******* set, ****** *********, ***.

*******

*** ***** ******* *** CVI **** ****** (~$*** USD ******) ***** *** about **** *** ***** of *** ** ********** (N84CL54), ***** ***** *** ~$260 ******. *******, ********* 8MP *** ****** ******* is ****** ** ***** to ** ********, ~$*** vs. ~$*** *** *** DS-2CD2383G0-I.

*** **** **** *** ~$400-500 *** * ******** (not ********* **** *****), shown *****.

  • ********* **-********-**/*-*** *-******* *** TVI *** **** * TB ***:~$*** *** ******
  • ***** ******* *-******* *** CVI *** **** * TB ***:~$*** ******

Physical ********

***** *** ********* *** and *** ******* *** very ******* ** ************ to ** ******, **** the **** ********** ***** their ***** *******, *** vs. ***/********. ***** *** two ******* *********** ** construction:

  • ********* ******* *******:*** ********* *** ****** uses ******* *** *** base *** **** ** the ******* ********, *** aluminum *** *** ****** "eyeball" *******. ** ********, Hikvision ** ****** (** well ** *****) ** all ******** ************. **** plastic *******, ****** **** of *************, ** ****** much ****** ** **** apart, ***** **** *** mount, ***.
  • ***** ********** ***/***/***/**:*** ***** ******* *** camera ******** *** ******** on *** ***** **** which *** ** **** to ****** *** ****** from *** (******) ** AHD, ***, *** ** analog, **** * *** resolution ** *** **** using ***/***. **** ** not ***** ** *** Hikvision ******, ***** ** TVI ****.

** ****** ***** *** other *********** ** **** video:

**** *** ***** *** Hikvision **** *** ******* in ************ ** **** models, **** ** ********* visible *******, *** **** layouts **** ******* ** older ****. ***** ****** are ****** ***, **** the ******** **** ** ports: ********, ****/***, */*, etc.

Not **** ** / *** ** *** **********

***** ***** ******* *** DVRs *** ********** ******** as "**", **** *********** cannot ** ********** **** since** ********* ******* ** FPS ** ******, ********* ** ***** standard ** ****. **** Dahua *** ********* ******* 15 *** *******. *******, this **** *** **** Hikvision **** ****** ******* the ******'* ********* ******.

hikvision tvi camera not true 4k but marked on box

8MP **** * **** / ******* ** *****/****

**** ***** ********** ***/*** models, *** ****** ****** simply ******** ***** *** BNC ***** ***********, **** video **** ****** * few ******* ** **********. There *** ** ********** delay ** *********** ******** by ****** ********** ******.

******* **** ***** * seconds ** ********* *** begin *********, ***** *****:

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

** *** *** ***** test ******, **** ***** and ********* *** ****** models **** ********** **** clear **** *** ** versions, **** **** ********* and *****/******* ******.

*** *******, ** **** range (~**'/~** ***), ***** the *** *** *** models ******* ***** ****** of *** *******'* ****, IP ****** ******* *** clearer. **** ***** **** is **** **** ******* in *** ** *******, down ** **** */* instead ** */* ** the ** ****** ******.

** ****** ********, ***** issues ****** **** **** distinct (~**'/~** ***), **** the ******* ************** ** the *** *** *** models, *** ***** ****** details ***** ***** ** IP *******.

** ***** (~*.* ***), performance ******* ** ****** and ** *** **** similar, **** *********** *** IR ************ **** *********** issues.

******* *** ** ***** (20m/~68'), **** ***** ****** poorly ********** *** *******. However, *********** *********** ******* the ********* *** *** IP *** *****, **** the ******* ******* ** the *** ** *****, and ********* ******* ** the *** ******.

Hikvision **** ***

*******, ** ****** **** dynamic ***** ********** ******* an **** *** ****. All ****** ****** ***** true *** **********, ****** it *** ****** *** by ******* ** *** CVI *** *** ******* and ******* *** *** menus.

*********** ******* *** ***** cameras *** *******, ****** slightly ****** ** *** IP *****. *******, *** Hikvision *** *** ****** performed ***** ** **** scene, ************ *** ******* and **********, ***** *** DS-2CD2383G0-I ********* **** (** in ****** ********).

DVR ****** *******

**** ***** *** ********* DVRs ******** ***** ** analog ********, ********* *** and ***, ** ** a *** ********** ** 5MP. **** ******* **** their *** ******** (*** for *****, *** *** Hikvision) ** *** **********, and **** ******* ***** IP *******.

*** ***** ***** ************ a *** ****** ********* to *** ***** *** DVR:

 

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

** ** **** ***** of ** ****** ****, *** ***** *** Hikvision *** ****** ******* ONVIF ******, ****** *** not ****** ** **********. However, *********** ** *** two ****** ****** ****** widely, **** ** *** supporting ****, *** ********* not ********** ******. **** that ** *** ***** either *** ** *********, though ***** ****** *** officially ********* **

vms integration comparison

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Comments (26)

**** ***** *** ********* support ** *** *******.

****** **** *** ** Analog ******** *** *** the ****.  * **** them ****** *** ******* to *** ** ***.

* ****** *** **** of * **** ** is, ****** *** ********* both ********* **** ******. They ** **, **** do ****** *******, **** do ******, ******** ****, concentration *****, ***. 

** **** *****, **'* jake ** ***, ****** of ****.

***... *** **** *** funny. 

:)

* ****** *** **** of * **** ** is...

*****’* **** ** ** a ****, ***** ** a ***** ******* ***** with ***-**** **********...

*** **** ******** ******* 5MP ***/*** ******* ***** side ***** *** *******? That ***** ** ** the **** **** ** from *** ***/*** ******* HIK/Dauha *** *** ************ are *******. 

** **** *** ********* models ***** **'** ** testing ***** **** ********* power **** ****. ****'* actually *** ****** *'* working ** ****.

*******! * ** ******* to *** *** *** 5MP *** ******* **** out. * *****'* ****** the ******* ** ******** above *** *** ****** so ***. 

**** ***** ** *** 5MP ****** ** ********** output

...****** ****** ****** ******** power *** *** ***** connections...

******** ****** ** ***?

**** ** ** *** currently

* ******** ********** / review ***** ** ** Dahua's **** ******** **** can ***** ** ******* over ****. * ** assuming *** ******** ** the ****** *** ***** HD ****** ******* ** re-use ** ******** ******, which **** *** ***** as ****.

* ********** **** ******** Dahua's **-*** ******* **** a ***** ***-********** (** ** ** *****?) NVR. *** **** ******* the N84CL52, *******, ****** *** ***-*******-**** **** ****. * was ********* **** *** N84CL52 *** *******, **** so **** *** ***** models. ** **** *** issues **** *** ******* ("4K") ******** ******* ** with *** ***, ** had ** ******* *** our ****** ** *** it ** *** *** use *** *** ** move ** * ***** resolution. ***** *****'* ******** this, ** * ***'* show * ***** ******** for *** ****** *********. Though *** ******** ** happy **** *** ******* quality ** *** ***** resolution ******, ** ****'* a ***********. ******* ***** I *** *** ******** for *** *** ***** massive **** ** *** PFW3601-A180. **** ***** ** just *** ****** *** internal *** ***** ** it ******** *** **** a **** *****.

** ********** * ***** not **** **** **** this ****, * ***** have *********** *** ****** pay *** *** ****** or ******* **** **** IP *******. ********* ****** need ** ** ***** of ** *** ***** voltage ************ *** *** HD-CVI ******* ****** *****'* line *** ****. *** existing ***** ******** **** 24V **, ******* *** ****** ******* *** ** from *** ** ****.

** **** ***** ** having ** *** **** Dahua ****** *** **** of *** ******* *******, which ******* *** ** input ** **** ****** 12V **. ** ******** to *** **** ****** some ********* *** ****** with ******** ***** ***** present ** *** ****** now (*** **, *** DC *** *** ** depending ** *** ****** and ******).

** *'* **** ** see **** **** *** ePoE **** ** ********* from *****!

*****, **** *** ** camera **** **** ****** in *** ********** ******* or ** *** ***** hatching **** ********?

** ****, ***. ****'* a ***** **** ***** with ********** ***** ********, about **' ****** ***.

******* *** ****** ******** both *** ***** *** Hikvision ********* *** *** manufacturers ******* ********. ******* Dahua ********* ********* *** are **** ********* ** encoders *** ********* ** SD ********, **-*** (** to **), **-*** *** AHD ******* ** ******* VMS ******.

***** *'* ******* ********* but ** ***** **** Hikvision *** ***** ** listed ** *** ***** model ******. 

*** ***** *** **** listed, **-*******-**, ******** **** up ** *** *** cameras.  *******, *** **** at *** *** ** the ******* ***** ** the **-********-** ***** ******** *** cameras ** ** *** as **** ** ***, AHD, *** ****** *******.

*** **** ******** ** which *** **** ***** tests **** **?  ** you **** *** ***** number ** *** *** correct *'* ******** ** scaled **** *** ******* from *** ** *** which ***** **** **** comparison *******.

***** *** *** *** you **** ****** ** being **** ** *** test:**-*******-**

***** *** *** ****** 4K **-*** ********:**-********-**

***'** *** ******* *********, the ***** ****** *** listed *****. ** ** the *** **** *******. I ******** ****** ** the **** **** ******* ***** **** ** the *****, *** ******* ****** the * **** ******* text. *'** ***** ** in *** ******. ****** for ******* **** ***.

*** **** ******** ** which *** **** ***** tests **** **? ** you **** *** ***** number ** *** *** correct *'* ******** ** scaled **** *** ******* from *** ** *** which ***** **** **** comparison *******.

*’* ******** * *** TVI ****** *****’* **** at *** ** * 5MP ***.  **** ** you ***** *****?

********* ** *** ******** of *** ***, ***** versions **** ************* ***** down *** *** *** camera ** ** ********* resolution ***** ** ******* 5MP ** ***.

**** ** ****, ******, Ryan *** *****.  ** the ****** **** ****** still ** *****?

** ****. ** ******** at *** ** ********* 4MP. *'** **** **** happen.

*** ***** ***** **, and * **** ***** this *****: * ***** that *** *** (*** the ****) *** ******** allows *** ** ****** 8MP ** ** ***** resolution, *** *** ***** say *** *** *****. I **** ** ******* what **'* ***** ***** with **** *******.

* ********* ** *** camera ** *** *** DVR *** ** **** work ** ***, *** only ****.

****'* ************ ** *** local *********:

****'* *** ****** ****** in *****:

*'** *** **** ** tech ******* ** *** what ***** **** **.

**** ***** *** **** of ******* *** *** and *** ******* ** this *******?  ****'* ** longer **** **** *** corrected *****.

***, ****** **** ** well. ** **** **** doing ******** ***/*** ***** lately (************ ***** ***** **** Coax ********** ********) *** ***** numbers *** ******** *** crossed.

*. *** ** ** really **** *** ********** 8Mp ** **** ***. i **** ** ***** a **** ** ****** what ** ******* ** a ********* ** * camera?

*. **** ** ** cam *** *** ****** it ** ******* ** be **** ** ******** higher ********** ** *** medium ** ******* (** & **) ** ******* me ** ** ***** how ** ** ******** to ** *** **** over **** (*** *** ..etc) ***** ** ******* based *** ********* ** limited *** ** ******* interference *** ********** ******* are ****?

**** *** **** ******** ** HD-CVI *** **-***...

...*** **** ***, ****/*** can ** *********** **** distances **** ***** * little ******** **** ********* compensation. ***** *** ** HD ********** ** ****, the **** ******** ** was ***** ******* * cables. ** ** *** obvious ** ****** * HD ******* ** ****. Sony ******* *** **** idea **** **** - we **** **** ** further. ** ******** ** a ****** ****** ** did *** **** *** problem ** ****** * universal ********.

******* **** *** * couple ** ********, ********* because *** ********** *** within *** **** ********* (because ** ****** *******), and *** ******** **** frequency ************ (******* ** analogue *******). ** *** aCVi ** ********* *** luma *** ****** (****** the ****** ********** ***** the **** *********) *** applying *********** ***-******** (******* to *** *** ***** for ***** ************ ** NTSC). ******* ***, **** a *** *********** *** old *****.

* ******* *** ***** implementation *** ***** ***** used ******** **** ********* peaking. *******, *** ****, we **** *********** ***-******** that *** ********** ** a *** ********* **-*********** data **** ** *** VBI ** *** ***** (similar ** ****** ******* but *************). *** ******** measured *** **** ********* loss *** **** **** to *********** ** ******* the ***-********. *** ***-******** curve *** ******* ** cable **** ** ** the ******** ** **** needed ** ***** **** gain, ** ******** ********* networks.

**** ** **********, *** biggest ********* ** *** analog ******* ** * real-time **** *******. *********, 1-2 *** ***** **** IP ******* **** ** not **********, ** ** go **** ******

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