Hikvision EXIR Cameras Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 13, 2016

EXIR is Hikvision's newer IR technology that promises superior Infrared / low light performance.

With Hikvision's release of their "Extra Infrared" (EXIR) models, Hikvision has added significantly increased IR range to their low cost '2' line, with some models offering 5x the IR range of standard models, for around ~$20 more.

We bought and tested four Hikvision models: two EXIR models in the new 4MP ValuePlus series, the DS-2CD2T42WD-I bullet and DS-2CD2342WD-I turret dome and tested them against their non-EXIR 2 series equivalents at distances up to 200' to see how these EXIR models compete.

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Model **********

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Physical ********

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IR *******

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Test **********

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Comments (7)

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