Longse vs Dahua and Hikvision Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 16, 2016

For many, even $100 cameras are too expensive. That is where spam king Longse comes in with their relentless offer of ~$20 cameras.

In our past tests, Longse was no match for Hikvision or Dahua, with numerous quality flaws. But with cameras advancing and commoditization continuing (plus Longse ripping off Hikvision), have Longse super low cost models closed the gap?

To find out, we bought and tested multiple models of IP (4MP and 1080p) plus 1080p HD analog cameras as well as recorders to see how they stack up against major competitors like Dahua and Hikvision in image quality, build quality, usability, configuration issues, and more.

*** ****, **** $*** ******* *** *** *********. **** ** where **** **** ****** ***** ** **** ***** ********** ***** of ~$** *******.

** *** **** *****,********* ** ***** *** ********* ** *****, **** ******** ******* flaws. *** **** ******* ********* *** *************** ********** (********** ******* *** *********), **** ****** ***** *** **** ****** ****** *** ***?

** **** ***, ** ****** *** ****** ******** ****** ** IP (*** *** *****) **** ***** ** ****** ******* ** well ** ********* ** *** *** **** ***** ** ******* major *********** **** ***** *** ********* ** ***** *******, ***** quality, *********, ************* ******, *** ****.

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** *** *****, ******'* *** ** ******* **** *****, *********** with ****** **** ** ***** *** ********* ** ***** ******* (day, *****, *** ***). *******, ***** *** ********** *** *********** issues ** **** *********, *** ******** **** ******* ****** **** Dahua/Hikvision ** ****** **** *** ******* ***** ******. ** ~**% the ***** ** ***** *** ********* ****** (~$** *** **. ~$150-160), ***** *** **** *** *** **** ***** ***********.

** *** **** ****, ******'* ***** ** *** *** ******* performed ******, ******* ** ***** ******* ******** ** ***********, **** streaming ****** *** ************* ** ** ****** *** ***** ** 4MP. ***** **** *** ** ****** *** **** ******** **** expensive (~$** **. ~$**), *** ***** ****** ****** *** *** recommended.

**** **** *** ** *** ****** ********** **** ******* (******* style + ****** + ***/*********, ***.), **** ***** ***** ****** may ******* ****** *** *** *** ******* ***** **** **** is ****** ****.

Longse *******

***** *** **** **** ** ****** ** ***** ****, **** ***** *** ***** ******* **** ********** ********, ********** in *** *** ******. ************, ***** ************* ** *** **** was * *********** *******, **** **** ******** **** ****** *** not ****, ******* ****** *** ********** (****** ****** *** **** Hikvision) *** **** ******* *** ******* ** ***.

***** ************ *** ***********, ********** ** ***** ******* / ************ but **** ***** ********* ************. *********** ***** **** ***** ******* than ***********, ** ****** **** *********** *** ***** **** ** least **** * ****** ****. ** ******, ** ** ********* to ******** ****** *** ** ***** *****, *******, ********, *********, etc. ***** ****** ********* *********** *** **** / **** ************ integrators.

*******

****** ******* *** *********** **** ********* **** **** *** ****** cost ***** ****** **** ** ********* *** *****. *** ****** below **** **** ****** ** ****** *** ********* ** **** test. ******** ******* ***** ** *****.

  • ********* ***** ** ******: ~$** *** ****** — */*.*" **** IMX323 ***** ******/********* ******* ***
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  • ************* ******: ~$** — */*.*" ****** ****** ******/******** ********
  • ********* ** ******* ***/*** ***: ~$***

**** ******* ***** *** ********* *** ****** ***** **% ** the ***** ***********'* **-*********-* *** *****'* ******** *** *******, **** ~$***-*** ******.

*** ************* (~$**) ** **** ***** **% ** *** ***** of ********** ***/*** ******, **** ***********'* **-********-**, ~$** ******.

Huge ****** ** ******

****** **** *************, ****** ****** ***** ** ****** ****** *** SoC **** ******* ** ********* * ****** ***********. *** *******,**-************** * ******** *******. *******, ***** *** ******** ** **-***** models, **** ******* *********** (**** ******* ***), *******, *** ****. So * *** ***** **** ** ********** ****** ****** *** Ambarella *** ****** ** **** ** ******** **** ****** *********.

**** *********** *** ** ********** ** **** ****** ********* ***** as ** ****** **** ** ****** **** ********* ** ***** cameras. *******, *** ******** *****, *** ***** ****** ** **** numbers (** *** *********) *** ****** ****** ************.

Sales *******

****** *** ** ******* ****** ************ *** ***** ********** *** ******. ** *** **** ** ***** **** ******* sellers *********/*** *******. ********* *** ******* *** ******* *** *****/***** *** **** with ******, *** ******* ****** ***** * **** *** *** freight.

**** **** ****** ********* ********, **** ***** **** ** ********* *******, **** ******, *****, sensors, *****, *********, *** *********** *** ****** ** *** ****** or ********.

Build ******* ******

***** ******* ****** ****** **** ****** ** ******, *** ** saw **** ****** ****** ** *** *******:

******** ******** *****

**** ******, **** ** *** *** *** *** **** *****, with ******** ******** *** *****, **** ******* ** ***** *** Hikvision *******. **** ***** *** **** *** ******** **** "*****" or "*****", *** ***** *** ******* ******* ** **********. *******, with ****** **** *** ** *******, ** ***** ***** *** imager/SOC *********** **** **** ** * ***** *******/** *********** *****. So ** *** ******* ** *** *********, ******* *** ********* be ****, ** ** ****** *** **** *****.

******* ******** ***** *******

** ********, *** ******* ******** **** ** ****** ****** **** lower *******, **** **** **** ******* **** ******** ************. ****** some ******* ****** *** ****** ** **** ******* *********, ***** may ****** *** **** ****** ******** ********. **** **** ****** does *** **** ** ******* *** ****** ******* ****.

***** ******

** **** ** *** ****** ****** ** *********, *** ********** between *** ****** ******* *** ******** *** *** ***** *** could ** ****** *********. ***** ******* ** **** *** ************ loosen **** ***** ***** ******, *********** *********** ******** **** *** camera *******.

******* ******* *****

************, ***** *** ** ******* **** ********** ** **** *****, simply ***** ** ***** ******* (** ******* ** **** *****). Users ****** ******** ******** *******'* **** ** ******* ** ***** threads ** ******* ******** **** ******** *** *****.

** ****** ***** ****** ** **** *****:

VMS/ONVIF *************

** **** **** ** *** ****** ******* *** ***** ** Exacq, ** *******, ******* ******** ******, *** ********* ******** *********. We *** ** ****** **** ********* ** *************, ****** ******** features **** ** ****** **** ****** ********* ** ** ****.

**** **** ****** ****** "***** *.*" *******, *** ** ********** devices*** ****** ** *****.

******* ******* **** ********* ****/**** (********* *****), **** ** *** cameras ****** **** **** ** ** ***** ** ********* ******* to *****, **** *****.

Cameras ********** **** ********* ***/****-****

******* ** ***** *** ** *** "********* ********" ** **** able ** *** ****** ******* ** ********* **** *** ****-****. In *** ******* *****, ** *** * ****** ** ****, which ******** *** ******* ** *******.

IP ****** *************

*** *** ********* *** ******** ** ****** ** ******* *** fairly ***** *** ******* ** ********* (*** *****). *** *** interface ******** *******, ** ******** ******** **** ** ****.

** ****** *** *** ********* ** **** *****:

UI ****** **** *********

******'* ** ****** *** ** ** *********** ****** **** ******* Hikvision ******, **** **** ******* ******* ******** *** **** ******, shown ***** (****** ** ****, ********* ** *****) *** ******* in **** ****** ** *** ************ **** *** *********.

IP ****** ***** *******

** ****** ****** *** *** ***** ** ******* ******* *********** models **** ***** *** ********* ** *** *** **** ******** in **** *****, *** *****, *** *** ******, ** *** models ******** ********** ** *** **** ***.

*** ** *** ****** ***** ** ****** ****** ********* *********** throughout *** ***** ** ****, ****** ** *** ******, ******** less ********** ****** *** *****, **** *****. ***** ****** **** present ********** ** ************* ******* **** ** ***** *******. *** models *** *** ******* ******* ******.

** **** *****, *** ****** *** ******** ********* ********* ** Dahua *** ********* *** ******. *******, *** ***** *****'* ************* issues *** **********, ******** ******* ******** ******** ** *** ********* 1080p *****.

** *****, *** ****** *** ******'* ****** **** ******* ** the *** ******* ******, ****** ******* *** *******. *** ***** Longse ****** ********* *********** *********** *** **********, ******** ******* ******** to *** ********* ***** *****.

**** *** *** *** ***** ****** ****** *** ********* ** true ***. ** *** *****, *** *** ***** ******* ****** backlight, ****** ******* ******* **** ****** ** ****** ***** ** the *****, ******** *******, **** *****.

TVI ****** ***** *******

******'* ***** *-*** ** ****** ***** ********* ****** ** *** tests ******** ** ********** ********* *** *** ******* *** ******, shown *****. **** **** **** ****** ********* **** **** ***** TVI, ****** *** *** ********* ** *** ***, ** *********** were ***** ***** **** ******.

*** **** ***** *** *******'* ******** *** ************* **** ****** out **** ** ***** ******, ******** ******* **********.

************, *** *** ***** ****** ********* *********** ********/******** ** ******* in *** ****, **** ** *** ******/**** *** ******* **** below, ****** *** ******* ** ***** ***/*** ** ** ******.

HD ****** ****** *******

*** ********* ********* **** *** *** *** ***** ******* ******* issues ** *** *****. *******, *** ******* *** *** *********, with **** ********** ***** ********* **** ***** **** ** ****** side:

**** **** ****** ** ************* ******** (***, ***, ** ******), with ** ****** ********* ********. *******, ***** **** ****** **********, as *** *** ******** ** **** **********.

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

****** ******' ********* *********** *** ************* ****** **** ****** **** Dahua *** *********, ** ****** **** *** ******* *** ***** codecs ***** ** ***** *************. *****, ********* *********** *** **** depending ** *** ******** ******/*** **** (** **** ***** ******* and ***** ******* *****), *** *** **** ** ***** ****** puts ****** ** * ************ ******** ** **** *************.

*** *******, ** **** *****, *** *** ****** *****'* ******* is ***** *-** **** ** *********'* **-*********-*, ~*.* **/* **. ~1 **/*, *** ***** ** ****** **** ***** (~*** **/*). We ***** ***** *********** ** ** ************* ******* ** *** the ****** ** ****** ****** (***** *** ***).

Remote ******/***

****** ****** ***** ****** *** *** *** ****** ***, ****** "******." *******, **** ******* *** ****** ****** ** *** ***** which **** ** ********:

******* ******** *** ********

***** *** *** ******** ** **** ***** *******, ****** *** FreeIP ***, **** **** ******** ****** **** *** *** ******, with ** ******* ** ***** *** ****** ** **** *** which ******.

*** *******, ******** *** ** **** ** * ******'* *** interface (***** *****) ***** ** ****** ***. *******, ******** *** camera's ****** ****** ** **** ***** ** *** *** ***, though *** ** *** ******** ****** ***.

******* ****** *** **** ** *******

**** ***** ******* *** ****** *** ** ***, ******* ***** generally ****** ** *******, ******* ******* ** ******. **** ** the ****** ** *******, *** *** *** ***, **** ********* using *** ****** *******. ****** ********* ******* *** ****** ** resolve **** *****, *** ********* ** ***** ** * ****** issue (****** **** **** ******* *** ********* **** ** ********* to ******).

Firmware ******** ****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** ** **** ****:

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

Comments (30)

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***** *****.

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* **** ********* * ****** ** ***** **-***-********* ****** ******* domes *** **** **** **** **** ****** ******* ****. *** camera **** ** **** **** ** *****, *** *** **** is ****** *******. **** ** ** *** *******, ***** ** no *** ** ******* *** ******* ****** ** ******* ** from ******. *** **** *** * ***** *** ****** ** tighter ** ** **** *** **** **** ** *** ****** with **** ** ********* ** **** ** *** *******. *******, you ****** **** ** ***** ********* ****** ******** *** **** in *****. **** *** **** ** ******* **, ******** *** tape ****** ** *****, *** ******'* ** **** ** ****** the ****** ** **** *****. **** * ****** **** ******. How **** **** * **** ***** **** ****?

*** **** **** * **** ***** **** ****?

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

******'** **** ***!!! ;)

**** ******* **** ** ******* *** *** ** ***'* ******* Hik ***. * ***'* ******** ***** * ****** **** *** NVR......????

*** ******** ****** **** **** **** ******** **** **** ***** in ***** ******** ******, **! * *** *** ** ** work *** ***!

*** *** **** ** **** ***** ****** ***? * **** changed ** ***-******** ***** *** ** ****** **** ***** ** (ob)secured. ** ** ** ****-***-**. ***** **** **** ** **** it **** ***** ****** **** * ***. *** ***** ** a ****** ** *** *** *** *** *** **** **-*******-*.

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

******** * **** ***** *** **** **** ** **** ***, but ****** **** *** ***** ***** ** ****.

*** **** *** *** ***** ** **** ******, ***** *** at *****. ***** ** ****** **** **** ** *****, ***.

** **** ** ***** ******, ***** ******** **** **** *** either.

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

****: ***, ****** ** *** ******** *******.

Интересная информация. Подозреваю, что теперь на ********** китайцы начнут выдавать Longse за *********.

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"*********** ***********. * ******* **** ** ** *** ** ********** will ** ****** ******* ****** ** *********."]

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

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** ***** ****** **** ******* ***** **** ****!

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*** ** *** ***** ***** *******!

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* ***'* ***** **** ****** **** **** ***** *** ******* working *** **** **** **** * *****.

** **** * **** ******* **** *** *******, ** ** not *****. **** ** **** ** ******* ***, ** **** case **** ****** *** *****.

*** ***** **** ** ******** ****** *** ***** ***, *** ***** ****** *** *** the **** ******** **** ** ** ** ***. * ***** that ***** ******** ****'* ****** ** **** *******, *** * bolt-on ******** ** ******* ****** *********. ******** ***** ******* *******://*****.***, *** *******.

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* **** *** ****** ******, *** ** ** ****** ****** free? ** ****'** ******** *** ** ** ***** **** ** the ****, **** * ** ***** ** ******** ** ****.

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