Megapixel cameras are clearly 'hot' - the fastest growing segment in the industry for multiple years now. Which should you use? What makes one megapixel camera better than another? In this groundbreaking comparison report, we provide novel insights into these issues. We leverage over 500 hours or original testing of over 10 leading megapixel cameras (see our directory of megapixel camera tests for details).
Key Questions To Consider
As we completed and compared our test results, a number of key questions arose:
- Do More Pixels Always Provide More Value?
- Are Tricks Confusing Low Light Performance?
- How Much Savings Does H.264 Really Offer?
- What Impact Does Lighting Variances Have?
- How Important is Camera Focusing Features?
- What Can I Really do with On-Board Storage?
While cost, VMS support and frame rate impact all IP cameras, we found these questions above to be the key differentiators among the megapixel cameras tested.
Inside our comparison and across our almost 1 hour of video screencast, we examined the following key area to demonstrate key issues and differentiators amongst cameras:
- Pixel Count / Resolution
- Low Lite Video quality
- Daytime Video quality
- WDR Video quality
- Bandwidth Consumption
- Camera Tuning / Focusing
- 3rd Party VMS Support
- SD Card Support
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