Hikvision H.265+ Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 27, 2017

Hikvision, which in the past few years released H.264+ (see test results) has now released H.265+, that claims even greater bandwidth savings.

We bought and tested two models from this new series, the 2MP DS-2CD2025FWD-I and the 8MP DS-2CD2385FWD-I to see how H.265+ compares to Hikvision's H.264+, as well as competitive smart codec models from Axis and Hanwha.

We tested in multiple outdoor scenes, including an open field/parking lot and exterior building/fenceline with high foliage movement.

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