Hikvision 4K Camera Shootout

By Ethan Ace, Published Aug 02, 2019, 08:57am EDT

With their latest Smart Series 5 cameras, Hikvision is claiming cameras "fully loaded" with "state-of-the-art technology for high performance and enterprise applications." But how does this compare to their lower cost Performance Series which claims a similar feature set at a much lower price or the even lower cost Value Series, which won our 4K / 8MP fixed lens shootout?

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** **** ***, ** bought *** ****** **** their ***** ****** **-*********-**** and *** *********** ****** DS-2CD2785G0-IZS ** ******* ******* their **** ************-**********-**** ******** ****** **-*********-*, *********:

  • *** ** ***** *** models ******* **. ***** generations *** ***** ****** models?
  • *** **** ***** ****** compare ** *********** ******?
  • *** ** **** ******* in **** ***** (~*****), low *****(~***) *** **** (~0.02lx) ******?
  • *** **** *.***+ ********* compare?
  • *** **** ************ ******* to ***** **** ******?

**** ** *** ****** in *** ****** ** updated ** ****** *******, following*****'* ********* ************** ******* *, **** ********, ****, Dahua, *******, *** **** coming ****. ***********?*** ** **** **** other ** ******* ** should ****.

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** *** *****, *********'* Smart ****** (****) *** Performance ****** (****) ************ past ******** ** ****** as **** ** ***** current *** **** ***** Series ***** (****) ** dark **** ** ** (~0.02 ***), *** ***** color (~* ***), *** daytime ****** (~*** ***), with ******* **********:

  • ****** ****/** ***** ******* (~0.02 ***):*** ***** *** *********** series ****** ******** ******* better ******* ** **** scenes **** ** ** than **** *** ******* Value ****** **** ****** and **** ********** ******, at *** ****** ******.
  • ****** *** ***** ***** details:************, ** *** ***** color ****, ***** *** models ******** **** ******* noise **** ***** ****** tested, ********* ******* *******.
  • **** ** ******** ** 2785:*** *********** ****** **** camera's ** ************ ******* was **** ****** *** field ** ****, **** only ****** ********* ** the ***** ** *** field ** ****, *********** better *******.
  • ***** ***** ***** ********:**** ******' *.***+ ******** were ************* ***** **** the *** ********** **** 4K ******, ** *+ Mb/s ****** *** *** and *+ **/* ** night. ***** ****** ******** (H.265+) **** *******, ****** slightly ******.

*******, ***** **** **** issues **** **** ******:

  • ***** ****** **** ****** WDR:*** ***** ****** ****** washed *** *** ********** of *** ***** ** our *** ***** *** produced ****** ****** ** subjects ** **** ***** of *** ***** **** the ****. *******, ****** details ******* ********* **** clearly *******.
  • *********** ****** **** ** overexposure:** ***** *****, ~**' and ******, *** *********** Series **** ****** ******** from ** ************, ******* out ******* *******. **** could **** ** ******* by ******** ******** ** power, ****** **** ******* range *** ************ ***** in *** **** ** the ***** *** ** not ***********.

Smart **. *********** ****** *****

** *****, *** ***** and *********** ** ******* are **** *******, ***** may ** ********* ** many *****, **** **** including *.***+, ***** *.*-**** lenses, **** *** **** rated, *** **** ******** 30m ** *****.

*******, ***** *** ******* differences:

  • *********** ****** ******* ** 20 ***:*** **** ** ******* to ** *** ** 4K **********, ***** *** 5585 ** ******* ** 30 ***. **** *********** means *** **** ** not * **** ** camera ** *** ******** requires ** *** ** higher, ****** ** *** is**** **** ********** ******** *** **** applications.
  • ***** ****** ********** *********:***** **** ******* ******* line ******** *** ********* analytics, *** ***** ****** claims **** *********, ********** baggage *********, *** ****** removal, *** ***** ** the *********** ******. **** that **** ** ******** to ******** ************* *** two, ********************'* ***-** *******' **** analytic ***********.
  • ****** ****** **** ***********:*******, *** **** **** a ******** ****** */*.*" imager, ******** ** *** 1/2" ****** **** ** the ****, **** ******** brighter ****** ***** ******* conditions.

***** ** ***** *********** and *********** *** ****** $600 ***** **********, ** expect **** ***** *** find *** *********** ****** very **********, ********** ***** its *********** *********** ******** to *** ***** ****** model.

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*** **-*********-**** ***** ***~$*** *** ******. **** ******* ** moderately ***** **** ******* "high ***" ** ****** domes, **** ** ******* *****-***(~$*,***), *** ************* ******* to******'* ***-*****.

*** **-*********-*** ***~$*** *** ******. **** ******* ** close ** **** ***********, such ** *** ***** N85CL52 (~$*** ******) ************* lower **** **** ***- to ***-***** ********* ** domes, **** ** ******* *****-***(~$***).

Size **********

*** ***** *** *********** series ****** *** ******* in ****, **** *** Performance ****** ******** ******* in ********. **** *** sized ********* ** *********** outdoor **** ******, **** as *** **** *** Hanwha ******* ***** *****.

Dome Size Comparison

Physical ******** / ************ ******

*** ***** *** *********** models *** ******* ** others ** **** ******, but ******* ** ************ method ********* **** ****, requiring **** ********** ** be *******: * ********* attached ** *** ****/*******/*****, the **** *******, *** dome ****, **** *** dome ***** ******.

**** ****** ******** ********** steps *** *** **** slightly ****** ******** ** many ******, ***** *** generally * ** * pieces. *******, *** ********* models *** ** ********** simpler ** ******* *** less ***** *** *****, as ********* ********** *** mounted ********** **** ********** are *********, ******** *** chance ** ******** *** dome **** ** *****.

** ****** ***** ****** in **** *****:

IR ********

** *** *****, *** Performance ****** ****** ******** more **** ** ******** across *** ***** ** view **** *** ****** end ***** ****** *****.

***** ****, ** ~**' the **** *********** *** subject ** *** **** of *** ***** ** view **** ****** ******* and ** ************ ** the *******.

Performance Series 2785 Even Exposure Across Field Of View

*******, **** ***** *** pronounced ** *** ****, with ******* ******* **** the **** ** *** field ** ****.

Smart Series 5585 Moderate IR Dimming At Edges Of FOV

Performance ****** ******** ** ************ ** **** *****

*******, *** *********** ****** suffered **** ******** ** overexposure ** ******** ** distances ~**' *** ******, shown *****, ***** *** not ****** ** *** Smart ****** ****.

Performance-Series-Moderate-IR-Overexposure-At-Near-Range

Better ** *********** **** **** ****** (~*.** ***)

** *** **** **** IR ** (~*.** ***), the **** *** **** produced ******** ***** ******* than **** *** ***** generation ** (****) *** low **** **** ******, with ****** ******** ** the ******* *** **** chart, ********** ** *** higher *** ****.

Clearer Dark IR Image Details In New Smart Performance Models 40

** ****** *****, *********** are **** **** **********, with *** **** ********* several ***** ***** ** text, *** **** ** others.

Clearer Dark IR Image Details In New Smart Performance Models 60

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

** *** ***** (~* lux) **** ** **, the ***** *** *********** Series ****** *** **** less ********** **** ***** than ******, **** **** and ****** ******* ******** in *** **** *********** Series ******.

Better Low Light Color Performance Than Past Models 40

** ****** ***** (~**'), facial ******* *** ****, but ****** *** ***** less ***** **** ***** models.

Better Low Light Color Performance Than Past Models 60

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

** **** *** ******, the **** ******* *** subject *** **** ***** slightly ****** **** ******, with ******* ******, *** practical, ****** ******* *** similar ** *** **** cameras ****** ** *** ranges ** **** *****.

Similar Full Light Performance

WDR *******

** ****** *** ******'* WDR *********** ***** * backlit ******* ** ***** 2,000 *** **** ** indoor *** ** ~**, a ******** ** ~***, shown ****:

WDR Test Field Of View

******* ****** *********, *** 5585 ******** ******* ******* of *** *******'* ****** features, *** *** ********** is **** ****** *** than ** ***** ******. Additionally, ****** ** ****** areas ** *** ***** are ******** ***** **** the ****, ****** **** cameras ********** *** **** and ****.

WDR Performance

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***** *** *********** ****** bandwidth *** ********** ***** than *********'* **** ********** 4585 ******, ***** *** significantly ****** **** *** and *****. *** ***** Series ****'* ******** **** moderately ****** **** *****/*********** models.

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***** ************ **** ***** with ******** ******* **** the ****** ** ****** moderate ****** ** *** scene.

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

*** ******* *** ********* cameras ******. *** ***** tested ********* *** *******' H.264 *** ****** **** VMD. *******, *.*** *** supported **** ** *****, Milestone, *** ******* *****, while ********* **** ********* only ** ********* *** Network *****.

**** **** ** **** left ******* *** ** these *********** ** ********* cameras ******* * ******* license *** ********* ****** to *******. *** *** report******* ****** ************ **** *******.

Country ** ******

**** *** ***** ****** and *********** ****** ****** were **** ** *****:

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Test **********

******* **** ********* ***** to ******* **** *** adjustments ** *********** ******** as **** ** ******** among ***** ******* *** other *****:

  • *** *** ******* ****** WDR *******
  • *.***+/*.***+ **** ******* (**, no ***** ******** *********)
  • ***** ************ ***** *** enabled (*******)

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******:

  • ********* **-*********-****: *.*.* ***** 190428
  • ********* **-*********-***: *.*.* ***** 190507
  • ********* **-**********-*: *.*.* ***** 170228
  • ********* **-*********-*: *.*.* ***** 190507

Comments (5)

***** ******, ***** ***. I **** **** ** given * *** ** crap *** ********* ******* on ********* *** ******* like **** ****** ******** demonstrate **** **** * technical ***********, *** **** are **** ********** ** showing ***** **** *** cons *** ******* **** performance **** *** *** it.

****** *** *** ******, very ****** ********** *** bitrate **********. *'* ********* evaluating *** *********** ** connecting * ********* *** to ******* ** ******* across * *** ******* that *** ********** ********* available. ** ****** ** calculations, ***** *** ****** to **** *** ********** bitrates *** ***-****** ****** in ********** ** ****** in *** ***** *** H.265+?

*** ******,*********** ******, * **** seen ******** ***** ** low ** ~**-** **/* for * ** ******. But **** ** **** that ***-****** ** * camera *** ** * human *** *** ********* things. * ********** ******* on ******** ** *******, blades ** *****, *******, all ***** ******** ***** cause * ******'* ***** to ****** ***** ***** due ** *** **** edges *** ******* ** the *****, **** ** they ****'* ******. **** will ***** ******* **.

******* ** ****, *'* say ******** ***-*** **/* for ***** ******* ** the ****** * ***** expect. *** ***** *** a ****** *** *****, but *** **, * wouldn't ****** **.

*** **** ******* *********** using *.***+, *** *** didn't ******* **** ***** the + ******, *** lose **** ** *** analytics.

****, *** **** *** poorly ********* ********* ****, right? :)

* ***** ****'* * good ***** **** *************, we ****** **** *** such *********** ******* **** people *** *** ****.

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