TVT / InVid White Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu
By: Derek Ward, Published on Mar 18, 2020
With mega China manufacturers Dahua and Hikvision facing both bans and human rights abuse sanctions, many budget buyers are turning to smaller China manufacturers such as TVT.
But how well do TVT cameras work vs. Hikvision? We bought and tested the latest white light / face rec camera from one of their OEMs, Innovative Video Technologies (InVid), the InVid PAR-P2FACETX2812G1 (OEM of the TVT TD-9525A1) to better understand how it compares to the Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-L, answering the following questions:
How does image quality compare in full light (~300 lux), low light (~2 lux), and dark (~0.02 lux) scenes?
How do low light image details compare with and without white light illumination?
How does it perform in WDR scenes?
How well does it integrate to common third-party VMSes?
How does bandwidth compare in day and night scenes?
Note: We will release a report on the facial recognition features of this camera and accompanying NVR separately, in the next week.