Hikvision PanoVu 20MP Flexible Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 01, 2018

Hikvision has released their first repositionable multi imager cameras with integrated IR included, atypical in competitors.

We bought and tested the PanoVu 20MP Flexible Series Camera, the DS-2CD6D54FWD-IZHS, to see how it performs, examining:

  • Physical construction
  • Imager positioning issues
  • Integrated IR coverage
  • Low light image quality
  • Full light image quality
  • Focus issues
  • Motion blur
  • VMS compatibility
  • Streaming capabilities
  • Bandwidth

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Comments (13)

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Update:

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