Illustra Essentials Gen4 NDAA IP Cameras Tested

By Ilya Ignatenko, Published Aug 18, 2021, 09:03am EDT (Research)

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** ****** *** ****** ****** **** ******** ********** *** * Fixed **** ****-*************-*********** ************ *********** *********** *****-*, *********:

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  • *** **** ******* ******* ** ***** low-cost ******?
  • *** ** **** ******* ** ****, Hikvision, *** ***** ***-**** *******?
  • *** **** ** ** ************ *** does ** ********** *******?
  • *** **** ** **** ********* **** VMSes?

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** *** *****, *** ******** ********** Gen4 ********* **** ******** ** ***-**** Axis *** *** ********* *********** ***** models, **** ****** *** ******* *** better *********** ** ***** *** *****, producing ** ****** **** ** ~* lux, ** ***** ** **** *** Hikvision.

*******, ** **** ****** **** ** on (~*.** ***), *** ****-****** ****** from ************ ** ******** ** ~**-**' and ******, ***** *** ****-**** *** a **** ****** ** *******, ****** subjects ** *** ***** ** *** field ** **** ********* ** *** (though ******* ************ ** *** ******).

****'* ***** *.*** ***** (**********) ******** low ******** ** ******** ****** ****-***** (~600 **/*) *** **** (~*** **/*) scenes **** ********* ********* *********** ** the ***** ***-***** ********* (~*.* **/*).

*****-***** *** *********** ** *****, **** streaming *** *** ****** ********** ** all ***** ****** (********, *****, *******, Milestone, ******* *****).

*******, *** ****-****** **** * ******* base *** **** ***** *** ********/******, more ****** ******* **** *** ***** mounts ***** ** **** ***** ****** cameras, *** **** ****** **** ********** larger **** *********** *******, ********** *** Mini-bullet.

Bullet *********** **** ****

*** ******** ********** ** ****-**** *** mini-bullet ******** ******* ******* ** *******, low-light *****, *** *** ******, **** extremely ******* ********. *******, ****** ** dark ****** **** ** ******* **** significantly ******** ** *** ****-****** *** to *** ****** ** ********, ******** to *** ****** ******* ******* ** the ****-****.

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*** **** ******** ********** *** * fixed **** ****-******* **** ***~$*** *** ******, ********** ****** **** *********'****** ******************** ************* ***** (~$***/~$*** ******) *** ***** than ****' ******-**** ****, *** *****-* (~$*** ******, ** **, ****** ****).

Compared ** ***** *** *********

***** ********'* ******* *********** ** *********** with ***-**** ***** *** ********* ******, they **** * **** ******* ******* line. *** *** * ****** ** limited ** ***** (***) **********, ******* Dahua *** ********* ***** ***, ***, 5MP, ***, *** ** ** ***** lower **** *****. ************, **** ****** are **** ********* ** ***** ********, and **** ******* *** ******* ** bullets *** **** *****. ***** *** Hikvision ***-**** ***** ******* ***** ***** illumination, ******* **********, ***** *****, *** black ********.

***** ******* *** **** ****** **** analytics *** ****** *********** **** **** to **** ** ********************. ** ********, ***** *** ********* offer ***** ** ***** ***-**** ***** (see******* ****** *************** ** ****).

Dark/IR *********** (~*.** ***)

** ***** ***** (~** ****) ** a **** ***** (IR **, *** ********** **** ****-****** overexposes *** ******* *** *** ***** providing ******* *******. ** ********, *** Mini-Dome ******** ****** ***** *** ******* details ******* ******** ************ *** ******* and *** *****, ****** *** ******* than *** ********* ******** *****.

**** **** *** **** *****-* *** not ******** ** **** ******* ** it *** *** ******* * ****** image ** **** ***** *****.

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************, **** **** ******* *** **** to ****** ******** ** *** ******* approaches *** ******. ** ***** ** the ***** *****, *** *******'* ******* are ****** *** ** ~**' ********, then *** ****** ****** ******* ** he ********** *** ****** *** **** limited ******* *** ** **** **** before ** ***** *** *****:

**** ********* ** ***** ************ ****** saying ****:

*** ****-******** ** ********* **** ** will ***** ** ****** ******* ** a ***** ******** ******.

IR ******** *******

**** **** ****** **** * ******** central *******, ****** *** ****-****** ******** better ******** ** *** ***** ** the *** ********* ** ****** ******* and ********* **** *** ****-****.

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*** ****-****'* ** ************ ** ********** hot ** *** ****** *** ****** at *** *****. *******, ** ** overall ******, **** **** ************ **** the ****** ** *** ***.

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No ******* ** *** ** *****

******* ******** ********** ** ****** ******** usable ******* ******* ** ***** *** IR ***** (*** ****/*** ******) *** to *** *** ** ***** *********.

*** **** ******** ********** *** * Mini-Bullet ****** ** ********* ** * 30-meter ** *****. *** ******* ~** meters (~*** ****) **** *** ** easily ********, ****** *** **** ** the ** ************ ** *** ***** is ~** **** ***** ** *** subject.

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*** ****-******'* ** ***** ** ********* at ** ****** (~**'). ** **** range, *** ******* *** ** ********, though ** ** **** ********* **** in *** ****-******.

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****, *** ***** ***** ** *** test ***** *** **** ********** **** many ***** ****** ***** **, ********** outdoor ******, ** *********** ** ****** to ** ***** ** ***** *********.

Color *** ***** ***********

** ~** **** ** *** ***** (~1 ***), *** **** ******* ********** the **** *** *** ******* ******* facial ******* ** *** ********* ****. However, ***** ******* *** ******** **** other ******* ******, *** *** ***********.

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Minimum ****** **** ** *** *****

**** * ****** ******* ** ~* lux, **** ******** *** **** ******* of ******* ******, **** ******* ****** images *** ***** ***** ******** ** Axis *** *********.

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************, ***** ** ******* **** *** artifacting **** * ******* ******* ******* the ***** ******* *** ******, ***** below:

Full ***** ***********

** ** ****** *** ******* ***** (~200 ***), *** ******** ********** *** 4 ******* ******* ******* ******* ** the ***** ****** ****** ** ***** distances (~** ****/~** ***), ****** *** image ** ******, **** ****** ******** on *** *******'* **** *** ****** on *** **** *****.

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WDR ***********

** ****** *** *** *********** ** an **** **** ***** **** ************ varying **** ~*,*** *** ******* ** ~30 *** ******.

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*** ******** ********** ******* ******** ****** contrast ** *** ******* *** ***** against ****** *********, **** ********** ** the *******'* ****.

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Green *** **** ** ******** ********

**** *******/******* *** **** ** **** same *****, *** ****** ******** * hazy ***** **** ** *** ******* entered.

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***** ****** **** ***** **** *****, they **** ** * *** ******** version **** ******* **** ***** ****. However, ***** *** ***** ** ****** appears *****, * **** *** ***** be **** ********** *** *****, ******** details ********.

Bandwidth **********

*** ******** ********** **** *******' ******** were *** ** **** ***** (~*****) and ** ****** (~*.****), *** ****** drastically ** *** ***** (~* ***) forced **** ***** **** (~*.* **/*) due ** ********* *****. *** ************ were ***** **** ******** ****** ** the ***** (******** *******).

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Plastic ****** *****

***** *** ******** ********** **** ****-****** uses * ***** ***** ******** *** the *******, ** ******** ******* *** the **** ***** *** *** **** of *** ****** ****** ** ********** to ******* *** **** ** ***** out ** ***. ** ********, *********-**** ****** **** ************ ***-***** ************.

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

*** **** ******** ********** *** * cameras' ***** ****** ********* *** *.*** and *.*** ***** ********** **** *** major ***** **** ** ******** ******* Center, ***********, *******, *** *********

*******, ** ******* *** *** **** to ****** *** ****** ************* *** only ********* *** **** *** ****-**** camera. ** **** ******* *** ** Nx ******* ** ***** ****** *** will ****** **** **** *******.

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Size **********

**** **** ******** ********** *** * mini ******* *** ********** ****** **** mini ****** **** ***** ************* **** as**** *****-************* ****.

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Made ** ******

**** ******** ********** *** * ******* are **** ** ******.

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Novatek *** ****

**** ***** *** ******** ********* ****-******* as **** *********. ******* **** *** camera, ** ***** * ******* ***, a ********* **** ************.

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Manufacturer - *******

*** ************ ** ***** ******* ******** *******, ****** ***** ** *** **** under **************. *** ****** ******* ***** **** frequent (****** ********** *****) ********* **** Topview ** *********** (* ******** ** Tyco):

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