Ranking IP Camera Low Light Performance

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 20, 2014

This first ever program rates and ranks IP camera low light performance, introducing LL-TVL counts, enabling accurate and quantified comparisons.

This has been impossible to do historically, as minimum illumination specifications are untrustworthy, with each vendor rates themselves with whatever incomparable technique they choose.

IPVM solved this by testing dozens of manufacturer cameras under the same controlled conditions and process.

The IPVM Low Light Test

In a dark room (0.5 lux), we tested each camera with an ISO12233 chart, as shown below (lights on so you can see):

We ensure all cameras are set at a normalized 1/30s shutter speed (eliminating sens up tricks and ghosting/slow shutter problems).

Then we take the output image from each camera. The images will vary depending on the performance of the camera. Here's an output of charts captured from superior, average and poor cameras:

Finally, we determined resolution of each camera to the nearest 50 TVL. Those of you familiar with analog TVL measurements and our Real Resolution of MP Cameras test report will notice this is the well accepted TV line count metric traditionally for full light measurements but never applied to low light.

Cameras Tested

We included a broad mix of new, old, expensive, cheap, name brand and not cameras to determine a range of performance. Here is the alphabetical listing of models tested, 34 cameras total from 14 manufacturers:

  • ACTi D11
  • ACTi KCM5111
  • Arecont AV3116DNv1
  • Arecont AV5115DNv1
  • Arecont AV10115DNv1
  • Avigilon 1.0-H3-B2
  • Avigilon 3.0W-H3-B2
  • Axis M1114
  • Axis P3354
  • Axis Q1602
  • Axis Q1604
  • Axis Q1755
  • Bosch NBN-498
  • Bosch NBN-733
  • Bosch NBN-932
  • Bosch NDC-274-P
  • Dahua HD2100N
  • Dahua HF3101N
  • DVTel CF-4221
  • Hikvision DS-2CD7164-E
  • Hikvision DS-2CD864FWD-E
  • IQeye IQD42S
  • Mobotix D24
  • Panasonic WV-NP502
  • Panasonic WV-SP509
  • Pelco IL10
  • Pelco IXE10LW
  • Pelco IXE20DN
  • Samsung SNB-5004
  • Samsung SNB-6004
  • Sony SNC-CH240
  • Sony SNC-DH120
  • Sony SNC-VB600
  • Sony SNC-VB630

Excluded - Integrated IR and Panoramic

The two categories of cameras we excluded are (1) integrated IR cameras and (2) panoramic cameras, because they cannot be tested with the same process. We will test these in future, dedicated treatments using specialized approaches for those segments.

Ratings / Rankings

Inside, we share the full rating and rankings, including an ordered table. Here's a preview:

Benefits

Low light performance varies far more, and in far less predictable ways, than full light/day time performance. 

Using the IPVM Low Light TVL counts (LL - TVL), the community can better compare and specify cameras based on actual quantified low light performance differences.

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