Hikvision PanoVu 20MP Flexible Camera Tested

By: 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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  • ***** *** ***** ** image *******:********* ***** ******* *** much ****** **** ***** multi ****** ****** ****** due ** ********** **, not ***** ** **** other ******.
  • **** ** ********:** ******** *** **** even ** *** *****, with ** ********** ******** or **** ***** ** a **** ***° *******.
  • *** ***** ***** ********:*** *** ***** ***** codec ******** **** ***** average *** ***** ****** models, ********* **** ~*-*.* Mb/s *** ****** **** using *.***+ *** ~*.*-*.* Mb/s ***** *.***+.
  • ***** *** *******:*** ****** ***** ** Avigilon, *****, *********, *** Network ***** ******* *****, including *.*** ******* ** Exacq *** ** ******* (and *.*** ** ******), despite ***** ** ** official ********* ****** *****.

*******, ***** *** ******* drawbacks, ** ****:

  • *** ***** **** ***** default ********:*** ** *** ***, the **** ********* *********** motion **** ****** ** high ****** ** ** digital ***** *********. ***** issues ***** ** ******* by ******** ***, *** this ********** ********** ***** to *** *****, ******** details.
  • ***** *******:**** **** ***** ***** imager ******, *** **** of ********** ******* ****** how ******* **** *** be ****** ********, ~**-**°, making ** ********* ** aim ******** ******* ** one ******* *********. *******, imagers *** ******* **** Hanwha's ***-**** ******, ***** could *** ** ***** closer **** ~**°.
  • ***** ******* ****:*** ****** ** **** large, ***** **" ** diameter *** ****** *" tall, ****** **** **** competitive ***** ****** ****** and *********** ***** *** diameter ** ******* ******* domes. ***** **** ********* concerns *** **** *** size *** ****** * drawback, ********** ** ****** areas.
  • ********* ***** ******:****** *** *****, *** 6D54 *** ****** ** properly **** ***** ** night, **** **** ** on *** ***, ******** on ********* ** *** lens/dome ******* ** *** scene. ** *** ** daytime ***** ******.

Hikvision ********* ******** ** ********

********* *** **** ******* confirmed ******** ****** *** current. *******, ********* ********* says **** *** ******** is “* ********* ******* for ****** ******”. ** have ******* *** ****** to ********* *********'* *********** version (**.*.** ***** ******) and **** ****** **** report **** *** *********** we ****.

Updated ******** ******** (**.*.**)

***** ********* ***** ******** shared ** ********* ********* (V5.5.30 ***** ******), ** found *** *********:

  • ***** ********:********* ***** ******** *************, focusing ******** ** * ~0.1lx **** **** ** on (*****) *** ***. We ********** **** ****** with *** ****** ******** on *** **** ** lens, *** * ****** attempt ******** ** *** properly *******. ** **** to ****** ***** **** issue *******, ** ****.

  • *** ***** **** ***** an *****:**** ****** ** *** was ***** *******, *** difficult ** ******** ******* until *** ****** *** be ******** ******* ** night, ******* *** **** week ** * ******, darker *****.

*******

*****-**********-********* *** ~$*,*** *** online. **** ** ************* less ********* **** ******'* 20MP ***-******,~$*,*** ******, ***** **** *** include ********** **.

**** **** ********* * is **** * ***-** version (-*, ** ***), which ***** *** $*,***, as **** ** *-********* models.

************, **** *** ********* an ** ***** ****** as ****,*** *** *****-***, ******* ** **** in ** ****. ** plan ** **** **** model ** **** ** available.

Physical ********

*** **** ** ******* larger **** **** ***** imager ******, **** ** Axis' *** *** ********'* HD ***********, ****** ** size *** ****** ** Hanwha's ***-******, ***** ** 12" ** ******** *** over ** ****** ******.

*** **** ******* ********** in *** **** ** its ********* ** * dark **** ****** *** camera ***** ** ************ are *******. *** ****** includes * ************ *****, covering ~**° ****, ********* in **** ****** *****.

** ******* * ******** overview ** *** **** PanoVu ****** ** **** video:

Imagers **** ** **********, *** *******

*** ******* ** *** PanoVu *** **** ** position, **** ****** ** they *** ***** ****** the ******** **** ** rotated ** ******** ****, unlike ****** ***** *** held ** ***** ** friction ** ********* ******.

****** *** ** ****** as **** ***** ******, the ****'* ******* ***** may *** ** ********** at ****** ********* **** ~60° ** **** *****. This ***** ** ********* to ******** *** ******* in *** **** ******* direction. ************, ** **** other ************** ****** ** have ******, *** **** imagers ****** ** ********** in * ***° *************. Those ******* *** * true ***° ***** ** view ****** **** ** Hikvision's ***** ****** *******.

** ****** ***** ****** in **** *****:

Sample ******

** **** *** ****** in ****** ******* *** out ** **** ********* configurations ** **** ** positioning *********** *** ** the **** ** *******, including:

  • ****** ***** (**** ***) and ********
  • ******* ******** ******
  • ******* ******** ****/******* ****/******* lot

Indoor *****/*****

*******, *** ****** *** configured ** **** ** entry ***** **** ****** glass *****, ***** **** two ********, **** ***** cameras ******* **° ** better ***** *** ****/****** area. *** ** *********** limitations, *** ****** ****** was ***** ******** **** to ***** *** *****/******* subject *********, ** ** could *** ** ******* on ***** *****.

Warehouse/Loading ****

** **** *******, ***** imagers **** ********** ** cover * ***** ***° field ** **** (**** some *******), **** *** fourth ****** ******* ******** down. ** ** ***** cameras, ***** ** ** simple *** ** ************* align ******* ** * 180°, *** *** ******* requires *********** **** ** zoom **, ****** ****, level, *** ****** ****.

**** **** **** **** three ******* *** **** for * ***° ***, in ***** ** ****** them ******** *** ***** two ******* **** ** significantly *** *****, ****** images ****** ********* *** wasting ***. ******* ** this, ** ***** ******* in ***** ******** *****.

Building ******

*******, **** ***** ******* monitoring *** ******* *** and *** ***** **** to **** ***** *** camera, *** ****** *** set ** * ***° exterior ****** ***********.

** **** *** ******* dock ******* *****, ******* overlap ** **** ***** to ***** *** *** level ****** *** ****** FOV **** **** *********. The ****** ****** *** L ****** ******* **** well, *** *** ****** imager ***** ******** **** is ** ******* ***** unless ******** *** ******** below, ***** **** *** captured ** ***** ******* when ******** *** *****.

Even ** ************

*** ******'* ** ************ is **** **** ****** 360°, **** ** ********** hotspots ** *** *****, at **** *** ****** angle ** **** (***°) and *** ********* (**°).

Low ***** *** **** ******

** *** *****, *** 6D54 ********* *********** **** caused ** **** ****** of ******* ***** *********, both **** ** ** (below) *** ***:

**** ***** *** ******* by ***** *** ******, but **** ****** ********* digital ***** *** ******* details, ***** *****:

Image *******

****: ******* ** **** issues ********* *****, *** adjusted ****** **** **** for *** *********** *****.

******* ******* ******* **** strong ** ***** ***** (~20' ********/~** ***), ****** with **** ********* ** the *******'* ******** ****** the ****/****. ** *****, the ****'* ***** ** IR ****** ****** ******* details, ****** *********** *** lower ***** ** *** text *****. **** ** off, **** ***** ******* details **** *********, *** some ***** ** *** test *****, ****** **** more ******* **** **** IR **.

** ~**' ********, **** PPF ** ~**, *** 6D54 ******** ***** ******* subject *******, ****** ** legible ****. **** ********* was ******** ** *** light, **** **** ** on *** ***.

****: *** ****** *** not **** ******* ***** multi ****** ****** ** there *** *** *********** options, **** **** ******* IR ** ****** * maximum ********** ** *****. As **** ******* ****** available, **** ** *** upcoming**** *****-**** ***** ******, ** plan ** ***** *** these *** ******.

*******, *** ********** ********, the ********* **** ** shown ***** ****** **** (non-IR) *****-****** ******, ********** clearly ****** *** ***** details **** *** ****** tested:

Nighttime ***** ******

****** *******, *** **** was ****** ** ********* several ***** ** *** light. **** **** ********** from * ******** ******* position, *** **** ****** to ******* ***** ** particles ** *** **** or ****, ***** *****. This ******** **** ** on *** ***. **** that ********* ****** ******** in *** ******* ******.

VMS *******

** *** **** ** testing, *** ****** **** was *** ********** ********* by ********, *****, *********, or ******* *****. **** that **** ***** ********* models, *** **** ** considered * "**********" ***** by ******* *** *** supported **********.

*******, *** ****** ***** to ***** *** ********* using **** *.*** *** H.264, *** ******** *** Milestone ***** *.*** **** with ** ******. ******* to **** ***** ****** models, *** ****** **** to ***** ***** * single ** *******, **** each ****** ********* ** a ********* ******.

VMS ******** ********

*** ****** ***** ****** Exacq ******** **** *** channel ******** *** *** 6D54. ***** ******** **** a ****** ******* *** all **** ********. *******, note **** **** ****** is *** ****** ** officially ********* ** *** of ***** ***** ** of *** **** ** writing. ***** ******* ************ may ****** ** *********** is ********.

Analytics ********* ** *** ******** ****

*** ****** ****** *****************'* ********* (*** *** test), ********* *********, **** Crossing, ****** *******/****, *** more. *******, ********* *** only ** *** ** a ******* ** *** channels ** * ****, either * *** * or * *** *. Users *** *** ****** adjacent ********, ***** *** limit *** *********' ********** depending ** ***********. *** example, ** ******* * and * ***** * long ***** ****, ***** may **** *** * line ******** ******** ** one ** *** *****, but *** ****.

**** **** *** *** run ** *** ******** simultaneously (****** ** *********** inaccurate).

24 *** ** *** *******

*** ****** **** *** stream ** ** ** FPS ** *** ** all ******** **************, ********* in *** ******* **** multiple *****. **** ** faster **** ****, ***** stream ** **-** ***, but ****** **** ******'* 20MP ***-****** ***** *** capable ** ** *** on *** ********. **** lower ***** **** *** limit *** *** ** some ************ **** ** FPS ************, **** ** some *******, ************, **** surveillance, ***.

Bandwidth ***********

*** ** *** ********* of ***** *.***+/*.***+ ***** codec, *** ****'* ******** were ***** **** ******* day *** ***** ******** to ***** ***** ****** models. ************ ***** **** taken **** ******** ****** in *** ***** ** an ******* ******* ***.

************, ********* ******** ******** went **** ** ***** scenes, ** *** ******'* integrated ** *** *** display ** **** ****** as ******** ****** *** day.

Intrusion ********* ***********

********* ********* ** *** Hikvision **-**********-**** *** **** available ** *** *** of *** **** *******. In *** *****, **** with ********* ********, *** intrusion ********* ***** ******* on *******/***** ** *** scene.

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Latest ******** **** / ********* *********

******** **.*.** ***** ****** was **** *** *******. This ******* *** ********* with ********* *** **** support ** *** **** current ******** *********. ** the **** ** ***********,********* ***, ******, *****/********** *** **** *** available ******** *** **** model.

Comments (14)

** *** ****** *** a **** ****,

*** *** ****** **** connecting *** ****** ** Avigilon *** ** ** used *** ** **** licenses?

** ******** **** ****. Our ****** ****** ** shown **** **** **** the ****** *********:

**'** ****** *** ****** with ******* ************ *** each ***, ** ****.

**, ******.

** **** ** ** expected **** ***** ** well? * ** ** the ******* ** ******* this ****** *** ** curious ** ** *** many ******** * **** to ********. ********* *********** one *******. *** ***'** got ** *******.

****, **'* *** *******. With **** **** ****** added:

(****'* ** ***** ****** licenses *** **** *** used)

******: 

***** ********* ***** ******** shared ** ********* ********* (V5.5.30 ***** ******), ** found *** *********:

  • ***** ********: ********* ***** ******** *************, focusing ******** ** * ~0.1lx **** **** ** on (*****) *** ***. We ********** **** ****** with *** ****** ******** on *** **** ** lens, *** * ****** attempt ******** ** *** properly *******. ** **** to ****** ***** **** issue *******, ** ****.

  • *** ***** **** ***** an *****: **** ****** ** *** was ***** *******, *** ********* to ******** ******* ***** the ****** *** ** retested ******* ** *****, planned *** **** **** in * ******, ****** space.

*** ***** *** *********** that *** ** **** to **** *** ** pattern ********* **** * specific **** ******?  

*** **** ******** **, with **** *********** ********** with * ******?

** ** **** *** just **** ** **** power *** *** **** once *********?

 

****** *** **** *** test **** ** *******?

******* ********* **** **** have ******** ****** *** support *****-********-***** ***** *.* ******** version, ***:

** *****’* *** ****** the **** ***** *** it ***** ****** **** as ****.

*** ** ** **** with ***** ******* ******  Lens * ** ***, 2 ** ***, ***..  Didn't ****** ****** ** get ****** **** ** work.

Hik Panovu

*** ***** *** *** definitely **** ** **** the **** ******* ** Salient (******** ** ** released) *** *** *** that *********** ** **** time. ****, * ***** Salient ** **** **** any ********** *********** **** model

** **** ****** ** flush-mounted ** * *******, does ** ****** *** waterproof ********, ** **** it ******* *** ***? I'd **** ** ***** it ***** ** ******* balcony.

** ****** ** ****. They ***'* ********** **** that ****** ** *** manual, *** ***** ** nothing ******* *** *** between *** ********* *** the **** ** *** camera, *** *** *** of *** ***** *** a **** ****** ****** essentially *** ****** *****:

*** ******* ****** ** sealed, **** **** ******** exiting:

 

******:

***** * ******* ********** Hikvisions ********* ******** ***********. ********* ********* ** *** Hikvision **-**********-**** *** **** available ** *** *** of *** **** *******. In *** *****, **** with ********* ********, *** intrusion ********* ***** ******* on *******/***** ** *** scene.

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