TVT / InVid White Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu

By Derek Ward, Published Mar 18, 2020, 11:44am EDT

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.

IPVM Image

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.

*******

*****'* ***** ***** ****** had ******* *** ***********, with **** ********* (~* lux **** ***** ***** on) ******* ** **** ~20' *** ** *********** digital ***** *** *********, uneven ************ *******, ************ at **** ******, *** poor ******* *** ***********.

*******, ******* (~***+ ***) and *** ***** (~* lux) ***** ******* *** solid, **** ******* ************ at ~**' ********.

*******, *** ****** ****** ONVIF ******* * ***********, but ** ** *** officially ****** ** *****'* website. *******, *** ****** integrated ** ********, *****, Milestone, *** ** ******* using *****, **** *.***, H.265, *** ****** **** VMD ******* ** *** these *****, *** *** Genetec ******** ******.

*******

*** ***** ***-************** *********** *** ~$*** ***. **** ****** ** slightly **** ********* **** the ********* *********-*********-*(~$*** *** ******), *******, *** ***** camera ******** ****** *********, while ******* ******** ********* ********* *********.

Vs. ********* *******

******** ** ********* *******, the ***** ***** ***** camera ******** ****** ******* due ** ************ *** increased ***** *** ********* with ***** ***** ** (~0 ***), ********** ********** at ~**' *****.

IPVM Image

************, *** ***** ****** caused ****** ****** **** as ******, ******, ****, etc. ** **** *** totally, ********* **** *****, while ******* ****** **** truer **** ***** ***** on.

IPVM Image

******* **** ******* ** subjects' ********, **** ** the ****** ***** ********* bright ****** *****.

IPVM Image

White ***** ***********

*** ***** ******'* ***** light ************ *** ******, notably ****** ** *** center ** *** ***** of ****, ***** *****.

IPVM Image

************, ************ *** ** issue **** ******** ***** to *** ******, **** features *********** ******** ** ~10', ***** *****.

*****'* ***** ***** ************ are ******** **** *** Hikvision *******, ****** **** even, ******* ******* ************ issues.

IPVM Image

**** **** ***** ***** controls *** ***** ***** face *********, *** ** typical ***** ******** ** in ***** ** ** white ***** *******. ** had ** ******* ***** to ****** ***** ********.

IPVM Image

Low ***** ******* *********** ** **** ***** / **** ** ****** *****

******* *** ***** ***** illuminators ***, *** ***** is **** ** ******* recognizable ****** ******* ** the ******* ** **-**', but ******* *** **** at **'+ *** ** dark ****** *** ********* noise/artifacts. ** ********, *** ColorVu ****** ******** ***** details ** **'.

IPVM Image

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

** ****, **** ********, ~200+ ***, *** ***** camera ******** ***** ******* with ** ******* ******.

IPVM Image

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

** ****** *** ***** camera's *** *********** ** an ******** ******* *****, with ****** *********. ***** levels ****** **** ~*,*** lux ******* ** ~** lux ****** **** ** the ****.

IPVM Image

*** ***** ****** ******** digital *** ****, *** true *** **** *********'* ColorVu. **** ******* *** on, *** ******* ** washed *** ********** ******* backlight *** ***** ************, but ********* ** ******* in *** ****** ********.

IPVM Image

**** *** ******* ******* the **** *** ********, the ******** ** ****** out, *** *** ******** is ********, ******* *** frames ********** ***** ******* details.

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

*** ***** ******** **** Rec ****** ****** ***** conformance, *** ** ******* can ** ***** ** ONVIF's ******** ******* (******* example ******* *** ********* ***** copyright).

IPVM Image

************, *****/********** ***** ********** is *** ****** ** an***** ******. **** *** ******** by ***** ** ******* cameras **********. *******, ******** TVT ******* ********** ** listed.

Strong *** *************

******* *** **** ** official ***********, *** ***** camera *** **** ** stream *.*** *** *.*** via ***** ** ********, Exacqvision, ********* *** ******* Optix. ******* *** *** only *****-***** *** ****** that ***** *** ******* to *** ******.

IPVM Image

H.265/H.264 *********

********* ** *** ***** Paramont **** *** ****** was *********** ** **** light, ** ~*** **** using *.***, *** ******** higher ** ~*** **** using *.***. ********* ****** at *****, ** **** ~1 **** ***** **** H.264 *** *.***, ******** H.264 *** ~**% ****** than *.*** ** **** scenes. **** **** *** InVid ****** **** *** include ***** ******, **** for ******* ** ****.

IPVM Image

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

*** ***** ***-************** ****** does *** ******* * country ** ****** ** its ***** ** *********, but ***** ********* ** us **** ** *** made ** *****. ********,** ***, ******* * ******* of ****** *****.

**** **** *** ********* ONVIF ******* * **** on *** ******'* ***** below, ******* *** **** of ******** ***********, ********* above.

IPVM Image

****: ** *** ******** products ** ** ****** with *** ******* ** origin,**** ***** **, ****** States ****, ******* ****:

***** ******* ** ******* origin (** *** *********, as ******** ** ********** (b) ******) ******** **** the ****** ****** ***** bemarked ** * *********** ***** as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of the article (or container) will permit in such manner as to indicate to an ultimate purchaser in the United States the ******* **** ** *** ******* ** ****** ** *** *******. [emphasis added]

Firmware ****

*** ********* ******** *** used ** *** **** of *******:

  • ***** ***-**************: *.*
  • ********* *******: *.*.*

Test **********

*** ****** *** ********* prior ** ******* **** a *** *********** ** standardize ******** **** **:

  • ******** *** *** ** a ******* ** */** to ******/********* ********* **** shutter **** ******. ******* is "****", *****, ***** no ****** **** ******* between **** **. */**, changes **** **** ** mitigate ***** ******.
  • ************ ** ~**-** *** used ** * ******** similar *********** *****.
  • ******* *** *** ******* during *** ******* ****, but *** *** ******* noticeable ******* ** ***** scenes.

Comments (14)

***** *** *** ******* thorough ******.

*** ***** ***** ***** camera ******* ** **** very **** ***** *******.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

******* ** **** *** test ** *** *** vs *** ***, **'* like ********* ***** ** oranges.

Agree: 1
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

"*** ***** ***-************** ****** does ******* * ******* of ****** ** *** label ** *********, *** InVid ********* ** ** that ** *** **** in *****."

*** ******** ***** ** missing * "***".

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

* ***** ** ** made ** *****... *** quote ***** ******** **** it ** * ***** based ************

"***** ************* **** ** TVT."

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

**** ***** *** *** where **** **** **** because ***** **** ******** they **** **** ** Taiwan *** ********** *** China. *** **** **** had *** ******* **** especially *** ****.
***** ** *** ***

Agree
Disagree
Informative: 1
Unhelpful
Funny

* ***** ***** ** a ******* ** **** test, *** *** ***** is *** *** *** Hikvision ** *** ***, comparing ****** *****'* **** sense * ***** ****** comparing *** **** ***** sensor ** **** *** comparison ****.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

***** **#*,

* ********** ***** *** are ****** **** **** regards ** * *:* comparison **** **********. *******, do **** ** ** account *** **** **** the ********* ******* ****** stronger **** *** ***** here ** ******** ******, namely:

  • *** *****, ***** *** Hikvision ******* ** ******* brighter **** *** *****, producing ******* *******.
  • ****, **** **** ****/***** than *** *****, ********* clearer *******.
  • ***** ***** ************ ********.
  • ***, ** *** ***. ColorVu ** **** *** vs. *****'* ******* ***.
  • *****, ** *** ********* ColorVu ** ******* **** the ***** ****** ****** here.

**** *** **** *** other ****** *********, **** as ******** *** *****,***, ***** *********? ** **** * variety ** *********** ******* resolutions, **** ****** ********* cameras ******* ***** *** megapixel ******* *********. *** ColorVu *** (** ***) been *** ********* *****-***** LED ********* ** **** tested, ** ******'* *** prefer ****** *** * newly ****** *****-***** ******* compares? ****** ******* **** any ********** ********* *** may ****, *** *'* be ***** ** ******.

Agree
Disagree: 1
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

* ***** **** *** you **** ** **** the ****** ******* (******** OEM). **** ****** ** one ** ** *********...** has ***** ****, ** LEDs, * ***, *******, siren, *** * *** all ***** **...** ** truly * ***** "**** for *** ****"!

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful: 1
Funny

** ***** ** *********** if **** ****** ** and ** *******.

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:** ***** ** *********** If **** ****** ** And ** *******.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

*'*** ******* ********* ***** a *** *******?

* ***'* *** ******** in **** ****** ***** specific ***** ** ******* was ****, ** ***** are ******* ****** *** both ******* *** *******, 2MP *** ***.

******* | ********* ****** | *** *****’* ******* video ************ ************

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

***** **#*,

*** ********* *** ******* model ** ** *** intro, *** *'** **** added ** ** *** price **********. ****** *** the ***** **!

Agree
Disagree
Informative: 1
Unhelpful
Funny

****** *****, * ****** that.

* ***** ***** **** UD#2 **** **** ****** is ******** ****** ** the ***** ***** ** resolution. ***** ***** ** a *** ******* ********* it ***** ** **** if *** **** **** re-run **** ** ** see ** *** ********* unit ** ** ******* at **** *** ***** count (* ******* ** is) *** ******* * bit **** ******** ********** to *** *****.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

** *****,

**** **** ********.

*** *** **** **** when *** *** **** a ****** *** **** its ***** ** *****?

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny

***** **#*,

***** *** *** *** feedback. *** ******* **** white ***** ************, ** usually **** *** *** camera ** ** *** the ********* ** *** room, *** ***** ** can **** ********, ********, color ******** *** ******** noise.

********* ** **** ** test ****, ** *** certainly *** ******* **** a ******* ******* * light **** ** *** cameras ** *** *** cameras ***** / *** well *** ********. *******, we **** *** **** so *** **** ****. Perhaps ** *** **** at ***** ***** **** the ******* ***** ******/****** rush ** ****** **.

Agree
Disagree
Informative
Unhelpful
Funny
Read this IPVM report for free.

This article is part of IPVM's 6,904 reports, 921 tests and is only available to members. To get a one-time preview of our work, enter your work email to access the full article.

Already a member? Login here | Join now
Loading Related Reports