Hikvision 4MP Camera Tested (DS-2CD2345FWD-I)

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 27, 2018

Hikvision's latest Performance Series / EasyIP 3.0 4MP model, the DS-2CD2345FWD-I, was the top performer in our 4MP shootout, besting rivals from Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, and more in multiple categories.

In this report, we look at this model in more detail, examining:

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  • Full light performance
  • Low light performance
  • Integrated IR coverage
  • Integrated IR range
  • WDR performance
  • Bandwidth consumption
  • H.265 vs. H.264
  • VMS integration
  • Physical features
  • Pricing compared to others

Readers should also see our tests of other 4MP models, including:

And do not miss the 4MP Camera Shootout.

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4mp camera price comparison

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similar size to other turrets

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detection only at max ir range

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bitrate comparison

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Comments (6)

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