Hikvision H.265+ Bullet Tested (2035)

By John Scanlan, Published on Jul 24, 2017

Continuing our tests of Hikvision's new low cost Value Plus line, we bought and tested the 3MP DS-2CD2035FWD-I [link no longer available], now including H.265+.

We shot the camera versus competitive models from Axis (M2025) and Hanwha (Wisenet Q) as well as Hikvision's past generation Value Plus 1080p model, the DS-2CD2022WD-I.

Readers should see our previous coverage of this new line, including the low cost 4K DS-2CD2385 and our detailed tests of the new H.265+ smart codec.

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***** ** *** *****, Hikvision's **** ** * slight ** ******** ******* of ***** ******** ********** Value **** ****** ** image *******, ********** ********* in **** *** *** WDR ******, *** **** better ** ************ **** the ******** ********** **** bullet.

******** ** *********** ******* tested:

  • **** ****** ***:******* *****-************* *** **** *** other ******* ****** ** both *** ******, ******** strong ********* **** ** our *****.
  • ****** ****** *** *****/**:******'* ******* * ******** better *** ***** *******, with ***** ******* ******* at ******* ****** (***** 20-30') **** ** ************ of *** ******* **** in ********* ******.

*******, *** ***** ***** ********** VMSes/NVRs, *** ****'* ***** H.265 ******** **** *** lowest ** ******* ******. However, ***** ******* **** officially ********* ** ** VMSes ** ****** ****** via ****** ****** ** ONVIF. **** *.*** ********* worked ******* ***** ** Exacq, *** ****** ***, stream *************, *** ***** features *** **** **** doing **.

*****

*** **-******* ***** *** ~$150 *** ******, ***** the **** ***** ** the ******** ********** ***** DS-2CD2022WD-I. **** **** *** 1080p **** ***** ** now ********* *** ****** slightly ***** ******** ****** (~$145), *** *** *** available ** *** **** of *******.

*** **** ***** *** ~$40-50 **** **** ********* ******* * ******(~$*** ******), *** ** about **** *** ***** of ******* *****(~$***).

Physical ********

*** ***** ***** ******** a ******** ******** ** the ****. *** ****** has * **** ******* appearance ** *** ********* 20x2 ****** ** *******, as ***** *****.

Constant *** ***********

****, ******* **** ****** starting ** * ********** static *** *****, ** open ******** ********* ****. Outside *** ****** **** ~1,700lx, **. ~***** ******.

******* *** ***** ******* were ******* ****** *** cameras ** **** ***** and **** ***** ** the *****. *******, ******* beyond *** ******* *** most ******* ** *** Axis *****, **** ******** and ******* ******** *******, in ******** ** ***** cameras ***** **** **** out ** ******* ******.

Changing ***** *** ***********

******* **** ****** ** two *** ******, ******** in * ********* *** door *******, **** ***** levels ******** ** *** door ***** *** ******. Light ****** **** ~*,***** outside ** ~** ******.

*** **** *** ************ by *** **** ***** in **** *****, ***** required ****** *** ********** to *** ******** ***** conditions, ***** ***** ******* overexpose *** ******* ****** adjusting.

Daytime *******

**** ***** ***** *** test ***, ***** ** a ****** ******** ***, ~17,000lx, **** *** ******* and ***** ~**' **** the ******.

******* ******* ******* ****** in **** ***** ** ~40 *** / ~**' distance, **** *** **** slightly ****** ******* **** Hikvision's **** *****, *** 2022.

****** ** ~**' ********, where *** ** *** (~13), details *** ***** *******. The ****'* ******** ******** provides **** ****** ********* in *******, *** *** subject *** ***** *** roughly ******* ** *** cameras.

IR ************ *******

*** *********** ** *** 2035 was ********** **** ****** the ***** ** *** FOV *** ******** ** the ******, ******* ******** overexposure, ***** *****. 

*******, **** ** ******* is ******* ******** ******** to *** ******** ***** series, ***** ********* *********** issues ** *** *****, shown ** ******** "*****" in *** ***** *****.

IR *****

** *** *****, *** DS-2CD2035 ******* ** ********** exceeded *** ********* *** (~100') ** *****, ***** below. *******, ** **** distance, *** ** ******* to ~* *** ** the ******'* **° ***, making ******** ********* ** spot, **** ** ******* available. **** **** ******* could *********** ** ******** using **** ***** ****** lens ******* (***, ***, etc.) ********* ** **** camera, ****** *** ***** would ** **** **** doing **.

Nighttime *******

******** ** **', **** PPF **** ** ~**, the **** ******** ***** detail ** *** ******* and **** *****, ****** than *** ***** **** model *** ****' *****. The ****** ***-***** ******** the ******** ******* ** the ******* ****.

** **', *** ******* and ***** ****** ****** out ** *** *******, but ***** ** *** 2035, **** *********** ** facial ******* *******. *** Hanwha ***** ***** **** details ** *** ******* in **** *****, *** better **** ***** **********.

** **', *** ***** to ~**, *** ******* provide **** *********, ** details. 

** ** ****** (~***'), the ******'* ******* ********* IR *****, *** **** again ******** ******** ****** detection ** *** ******* as ** ** **** clearly *********** ******* *** background.

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*** **** ******** *.***+, ********* H.265 **** *********'* ***** codec. ******* ****** *** our **** **** ** *********'* *.***+ *** **** ******* ** the ***** *****. **** the **** *** ****** cameras ****** **** ******* smart ******, **** ********* H.264 *** ****** ********** H.265. 

******** ** ***** ******, the ****'* ******** **** lower ** *** ******, especially **. ******.

******** ** *.***+, *.*** bitrates **** ***** ** all ******, **** ******* in *** **** ***** night *****.

H.265 *** *******

*********'* *.*** ******* ********* have **** ******* *** support. *** ** ***** which ******* *.*** (*****, Exacq, *******, *********, ***** Insight), **** **** ******* for *** *******' *.*** streams, **** **** ********* XProtect ******* *** ******* as ********* ** ***. RTSP *.*** ********* ****** without ****** ** *****, but ***, ****** *************, and ***** ******** *** lost **** ***** **.

********* **** **** *** working ** *********** **** series **** ***** ***** VMSes, **** *** ****** drivers *** *****. **** also **** ** *** support *** *****'* ******, which ******* *.*** *********, in ***** **** ******** release.

Test **********

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** ** **** test:

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

Comments (6)

great in depth report! small question: do you set the camera to automatically set the IR or do you manually adjust is to the scene?

We allow the IR to automatically adjust unless otherwise noted. In most cases, default settings have performed best in our tests, as was the case here.

We are going to be doing some updated IR testing across multiple manufacturers, though, so will be trying automatic vs. manual modes there.

I think most if not all installlers will use this setting. Just wondering if the extra 10 minutes would create a better night vision.

After all, not all automatic choices work out for the best.

The answer is yes. We manually set up all our HIK IR's and set specific area BLC (timed) for optimum performance. The is a science to good IR illumination and its not rocket science. Increasingly, the skill base is being lost and the rush to wrap up an install with fit and go cameras being installed in day light hours is becoming the norm. The vast majority of installations being carried out are not set up correctly for night viewing and that's not the fault of the manufacturer - but a true measure of installers skill set and commitment to a quality installer.

If a system has not been set up at night - then its not been set up, full stop. 

Great report, may I know what's it short for PPF ( is reduced to ~8)?

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