2009 Megapixel Camera Comparison Released

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 31, 2009

This 20 page report helps you decide amongst the leading megapixel camera products in the market. If you are evaluating megapixel cameras or moving to IP, this report will help you understand the best product for your needs.

[Update: The 2010 megapixel comparison report is now available. The 2009 report is still useful but the 2010 report has more in-depth analysis.

The report covers the following companies:

  • ACTi
  • Arecont Vision
  • Axis
  • Avigilon
  • Cisco
  • IQinVision
  • Mobotix

Detailed cost comparisons are provided and references to pricing is included. The business case of megapixel is provided with recommendations on how to justify and incorporate megapixel cameras.

The companies are assessed based on 7 fundamental factors that customers are most likely to decide on. Each factor is explained so that the reader can appreciate its importance to specific applications.

The strengths and weaknesses of each company is analyzed in regards to these 7 fundamental factors.

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