Mobotix P25 Camera Tested

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Aug 04, 2015

Low-cost from Mobotix?

With MP prices plunging to sub $100 levels, Mobotix's historic ~$1,000 price points are hard to justify.

Now, Mobotix has a new series of cameras that cost ~$500. Moreover, Mobotix has doubled resolution from 3MP to 6MP and claim much better low light performance.

We bought a Mobotix P25, shown below:

We tested it against 5MP cameras from Arecont and Bosch as well as other leading brands. Here is a low light preview:

***-**** **** *******?

**** ** ****** ******** ** *** $*** ******, *******'* ******** ~$1,000 ***** ****** *** **** ** *******.

***, ******* *** * *** ****** ** ******* **** **** ~$500. ********, ******* *** ******* ********** **** *** ** *** and ***** **** ****** *** ***** ***********.

** ****** ******** ***, ***** *****:

** ****** ** ******* *** ******* **** ******* *** ***** as **** ** ***** ******* ******. **** ** * *** light *******:

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** **** *****, ~*** **, ***** ******* *** ******* ** the *** ****** ******, **** ********** ******* *** **** ** 1080p ** *******.

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

** ******* ******** (*****, "****" ***** *******), *** ***'* ********* consumption *** ****** **** *** ***** ******* ****** ********** ** light *****. ******** **** ****** ** **** ** *** ***** 5MP ** *** ~*.** *** *****, *** ** ** ~* lux. ******** ******* ** "******" ******* ******** ********, ******* ********** visual ******, ****** **** ******** ****** **** ***** ******* ** dark ******.

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

** **** *** **********, *** *** *** * ******* ***** rate ** * ***. *******, ** *** *****, *** ***** **** drops ** **** ~* ***. **** ******* *** *** ** 1080p, ******* ***** **** ** **** ** ***, *** ******** to **** ***** ***** ******, ********* ******* ** ** ***.

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*** ***** ******** ** ******* *** ** *** *******, *** P25 *** *** *** *** ****** ******* ***** *********** ** low ***** *** **** *****, ****** **** **** ******* *******, at * ***** ***** *****, ****** ** ** ********** ******.

*******, *** ***** ***** *** ***** *****, *** ******'* **** low ***** ********, **** ** *.*** ** ***** *********** ** many *****, *** ******* ************* ***** ***** ******* **********.

Physical ********

*** **** ** *** *** ****** ******* ** ********* ***** the *******, **** **** ****** ******, **** **** *** ****** section ********** *** ****** *******.

**** **** **** *** **** ****** *** ****** ******* **** hot **** *** ****** ** *********, *** *** ** ****** with **** *****. ******* ******** ***** ** **** ** ***** manual:

** **** *****, ** ******* *** ******** ************ ** *** Mobotix ***. 

** ********** ******** **** ** *** ******, *** ***** ***** shows * **** ** **** ********** ** *** ******* ***, Axis ***** *** **** *****.

Web *********

***** ** * ********** *********** *** ******* ***'* *** *********. **** things ** ****:

  • ******* *** *********: *** ******* *** ********* *** ************* **** options **** **** ***** ** *******, **** **** ****** *****, on ****** ********, ***. ***** *** ****** *** **** ** be ****** ** ****** ******** ******* ******** ***.
  • ****** ********: ****** **** ** *******, ******* ******** ***** ** store ******** ** ***** **** ****** ******** *******, ** ******** to ****** ******* *** "***" ****** ** **** ****. ******* which *** *** ****** **** ** **** ** ******.
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***** ********** ** **** ** ***** ****** ** ******* ************* may *** *** ******* ****** ************* ****** ******. ****** ** **** ** ***** ******** *******, **** ******* remain *********.

Image ***********

** ****** *** ******* *** ** *** ******** ********** **** scene, *** *** ~** **** **** *** ******* *** ** seen *****. ** * ****, ******* ***** ******* *** **** for *** ******* ******.

**** *****

** **** *****, *** ******* *** ****** *** *** ****** ******* of *** **** ***** **** **** ~*-*, ******* ** **** of *** ***** *** ******* ******* ******. *** ******* ** easily ************ ** *** ** *** *********** ** **** *****, however ** ****** ****** ***** *********** *** **** ******* ******** on *** ****.

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******** *** ****** **** ** ~* ***, *** ***** **** Mobotix *** ** **** ** ******** *** ******* *** **** to **** **** ** **** ~* ** *** **** *****, though ** ** ********** **** ***** **** *** ***** *** starlight.

****

** ~*.*****, *** ******* ** **** ** **** ***** ~*-* on *** **** *****, *** ******* ***** ******** ******* *******. *** Bosch *** ********* ****** ** ***** **** ** ******* **** subject ******* ** **** ***** *****. ***** ******* *** ****** to ******* ****** ******.

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** *** *****, *** ******** *** ************* ****** **** *** Arecont *** ***** *** *******, ********** *********** ***** **** ***** to **** * *** **. *. 

** **** *****, *** ***'* ********* *********** *** ********** ****** than *** ***** ***** *** **** ***** **** *** ******* AV5115DNAIv1.

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

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

Comments (11)

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*********** *, *** ******* ***** ********.

"** ** ** ***** **** **** *** *** ******** ******** in ******* ******* **** *** ** *** ********'* ****** ***** to ******** ****** ***** ** ***** **** ** **** ** features *** *** **** *****."

******* **** **** **** **** ******** *** ** **** ********* of **** ** **** *** **** ** *** *** ** end ******* (*.*., ***** ***), ***** **** *** *** ***** to **. ****, *** *********** *'* **** ** ****** *****.

******* ** *** *** ***** ***** *** * **** *** that *** **** *** ** ****** ******* ******* ******** *** competitors ** **** ** **** ** *** **** * *****.

* ***'* *** ** ** ** ***** ***** *****, *** about **** ******'* **** ** ******* ******* ** **** *** rest ** *** ******* *** *****. ** **** ******* ********* for *** **** ** ********* ** ********** *** ******** ** the ******* ******, *** **** **** *** *** ******** **** are ******* ******.

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**'* * ****** *****. **** ****** ******* *** ***-******* ***** or **** (** *** ***** ** **.***% ** *** ******).

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