Hikvision Motion Detection 2.0 Tested

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published Jan 12, 2021, 10:16am EST (Research)

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Comments (5)

In addition to being much smarter in terms of identifying what is moving*, the AcuSense gen 2 meets or exceeds the much higher dollar "Smart" series cameras in low light. In a direct comparison between the new small bullet (Just slightly larger than the very small Value series bullet.) model number DS-2CD2086G2-IU with a 2.8 mm lens and the much larger DS-2CD5A85GO-IZHS at its widest zoom setting, the low light performance is similar and perhaps slightly better with the new gen 2 in spite of a smaller aperture.

The larger turret that you are testing here seems to be slightly better in low light than either of the two I listed above, as I have one of those as well. Versus the older "Performance" series models it is not even close in low light. Image quality in bright light is also considerably better. Also very notable is that the AcuSense gen 2 offers 4 zones and 4 lines to be configured in smart events, versus just one zone and one line on the older Performance models. This matches the Smart series smart events, and the new gen 2s also allow up to 256 GB micro SD cards.

Even in countries with no ban or in applications where the ban does not apply, I don't see anyone who has seen a comparison opting to pay for the ill named "Smart" series. I don't see the value at all, when the only advantage seems to be 30 fps instead of 20 fps for the 4K models.

* I'm only comparing the full Acusense features and not the Motion Detection 2.0.

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Yep, Hikvision is in essence killing off their Smart series with these improvements but in all honesty that line was grossly overpriced and underperforming anyways. The only caveat is that's still the only line where they have 8-32mm lenses, and yes as you mention 4K 30 FPS. I keep bugging Hikvision to come out with a Performance-series 30 fps 4K unit already because everyone else is, and even though it doesn't really matter that much when comparing apples to apples, customers want that extra 10 fps.

Their newest shtick is their i-series "deep learning" in the Smart line (model numbers start with iDS-). Not sure how much better, if at all, that line performs versus Acusense gen 2.

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And apparently the ColorVu gen 2 has full Acusense built in, and not just Motion Detection 2.0:

The area between these 2 buildings used for reviewing is not too good. The other interesting thing is that the 4K version is using a sensor of 0.8333 inches versus the 0.555 inches in the AcuSense branded ones and the Smart series. With the larger sensor and the larger lens, even less reason to pay more for their "higher" tiers.

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Correct, Colorvu now comes with Acusense. For some reason the only 4K Colorvu model we have in Canada right now is the mini-bullet (2087). Been wanting to check it out but I'm not prepared to pay over $300 CAD wholesale for a form factor I rarely use.

I do have a 2147 Colorvu 2nd gen dome with no white light and it's pretty amazing so far but haven't really mounted it anywhere to compare properly. However the claims about 2nd gen Colorvu having improved low light performance seem to be true, at least comparing 4MP to 4MP.

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Um, their "DS-2CD2xx 3 G2" line implies Value-series. 3 is Value, 5 is Performance, 6 is Acusense, 7 is Colorvu. I also don't see any Gen 2 Value-series; only Gen 0 and Gen 1 (prior to Gen 0 was "FWD").

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