Hikvision 4K Camera Tested

By Ethan Ace, Published Sep 09, 2016, 07:57am EDT

Hikvision is the most common choice for low price entry level products but they are also competing with low light models, smart CODECs, WDR cameras, and more.

In this report, we focus on the growing 4K segment, testing the Hikvision DS-2CD4585F-IZH against 4K models from Axis, Avigilon, and Panasonic, to see how well they compete in full light:

And low light performance:

Plus we analyze bandwidth consumption, physical features, and more. See our full results inside.

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*** ********* **-********-*** ***** online *** ***** $***. This ** ******** **** than*****'* ** ******* *****(~$*** ******), ****** ******* lower **** **** ** IR ****** ********************, **** ** ***** sell *** $*,***+.

*** *** ******** ** the ** ******* ** the **** ********** ****:

Physical ********

*** ********* **** ** physically ******* ** ******* vandal ***** **** ********** IR, ******* ** **** to ******. ** ****** its ******** ** **** video:

IR *****

*** **-********-*** ******** *** 40m (~**') ** ***** in *** *****, ******** over *** (~***').

*** **** ***** ***** our ******* ******* **** ~175' ** *** ****** location, ******* ***********.

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

** ************ *** ** issue ** ******* ******, about **' *** ******, as **** ** **** clip *****. *** ******* is ****** ******* ****** out ** ** ********** and ******* ** ***** of *** ******.

Low ***** ***********

** ****** *** ***** performance ** ****** ** view ******* **** ~**' to ~***', **** *****. Light ****** **** ***, with **** ******* ******* lighting *** * **** moon, ~*.* ** ~*.* lux.

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** ****** *****, ********* is ***** ******** **** others, *** ******** **** noisy **** *** ********* WV-SFV781L, ****** **** ****** practical ******** ** *******.

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Full ***** ***********

** ~***' *****/~** ***, the **** ******** ****** details **** *** ******** and **** ** ******, more ******* ** *** Panasonic *******, **** *** chart ******* ** **** 2/3 *** **** **** exposure.

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Bandwidth **********

** ****** ********* ** the ****** ***** ** see *** *** ********* 4K ******* ******* ** others.

****** *** ***, **** H.264+ ***, *** ********* 4585's ******** ******** ****** than ****' *****, ******* to *** ********* ** 781L. ** *****, ******** were ****** **** *** cameras *** ********.

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**** ***** ********** *******, bitrate ********** **** ***********, ~75% ** **** ***** and ~**% ** ***** with ** **.

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Comments (7)

Ethan did you test this camera with any other VMS platforms besides Exacq?

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Ethan, great report. Did you have the same ghosting issues when directly connected to the camera via the web? Any chance you want to put this on your copy of NX/DW?

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No, it never occurred in the web interface. I can try NX in the course of some other testing this week. I'll report back.

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Ethan-

Thank you for the report, We have installed well over 100 of these with no issues at all. Customer loves the clarity too.

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Been testing the dome and bullet versions for awhile and have not had good luck with 3rd party VMS support.

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Wondering if you had enabled the Smart IR? It is off by default. We have been testing/installing the bullet version of the Smart 4K from Hikvision. Surprisingly good images in low light color mode. I am going to compare the 4MP vs 4K this week to compare night images.

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Yes, smart IR was enabled.

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