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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***** ******* ** *** ***** (* *** *** ***** ** our *****) ** *****, ****** **** *** *** ******* ******, though ********** ***** **** *** ***** *** ********* ***** *** to ********* ******* *****.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** *********** *********** ******, **** ***** ******* *** **** *** supporting **** ****** *** *****. *** *** ********** ** **** Avigilon *** ******* *** *****. ***** **** *** ******* *** Mobotix *******. ********* ******** ****, *** *** *** *** *** listed ** ********* *** *** *** *******.

******* *** *********

*** *** *** *********, **** ***** ******* *******, ** ************* different **** ***** ** *******, **** **** ********, **** ****** menus, *** ******* ***** *** ** ********* *** *** *** the **** ******* ******* *****. ***** **** **** **** ******* manually ** **** *** **** ** ******, * *********** *** found ** **** ** *******.

*****

*** ******* *** ***** ***~$*** *** ******, *** ********* ****, ** ********** ~$***. 

**** ** ********** ** *** ********** ************, ********** *** ~$***, *** *** *** ********* **-********-* (~$***), ******* ** ***** ******* ****.

**********, ******* ** ************* ***** **** *** ***** *** ********* ***-*****-** ****** ****, ***** ***** *** ~$*,***, ********* ****.

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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 *** *** ****** **** ** **** ** ******.
  • *** ******* ********: *** *** ******** ** * ********** ** *** (**** * ***) with * **** ******* ** */* ******. ***** ****** ** sure ** ****** ***** ********.

***** ********** ** **** ** ***** ****** ** ******* ************* may *** *** ******* ****** ************* ****** ******. ****** ** **** ** ***** ******** *******, **** ******* remain *********.

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

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

**** *****

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

*** *****

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

****

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

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

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

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

****** ******** **** ****** **** *.*** ******* ***** *****, **** were *********** ****** **** ********* **** ***** ** ***** ** the ***. ** **** *****, *** *******, *** **** ****** from ***** *.* **/* ** ****** ** **/*. ** ~*.** lux, ***** ******* *** **** ** **/*. ***** ** ***** which **** ******* ***** ** *** *** ****** ****** ***** huge ********* *******.

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

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

Comments (11)

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...*** *** ***** *** ***** ***** ** ******* *** * small ****** ** ******* ****...

* ***** **** ** ***** **** *** ****. ** *** other ****, **** * ****** ** ***** ******* ****** *-* years ***, **** **** **** *********** ** ***** *** ****, IMHO, * ***** *********** ** ****, ** * ******-*** ********.

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* ***** **** ****. *'* *** ***** ** *** ***** camera **** *** *** *** ******** *** ************* ******** ** the ****** *****, ** *** ******* ******. *** **, **** is *** ****** **** ********** ****** ** ****** *******. * single ******* ****** *** ******** ** * ******** ****** ******, a **** ***** ********* ******, ** ******** ******, ** ****** control ******, * ******* ******* ********** ********, ** ********* ********* system, * *-*** ***** ******, *** ******** *** *** ******, on *** **, *** ************* ** **** * ******* ****** can ** *** ****** *********. *** ** ****** ******** ********, it's *** ***** *** ***** ** * ******* ****** ** the ***** ** *** ***** ******, **'* ***** *** **** a ****** ****** *** **********, *** **** ******** ** *** solve *** **** **** ************* *****. ** ****** ***** ** a ****** **** ****** *** *** ******** ** * ******* camera, ** *** *****, ****** *** ** ****.

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

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

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

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

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

** ** ******* *** ***** *** **** ****** *** ****. You **** **** * ***** ***** *** ** *** *** recording ********** ** **** ** *** ****, *** ****** ** sd **** ** ******** ** * *** ** ****. ***** is **** *** *** **** ****** ** ** ******* *** to ****** ******* *** **********. **** *** ******** ** *** new ********** ****** *** *** **** ***, *** ****** ***** it ***. ** **** ** ****** ***** ***** ****** ******* and ********* ******* ** **** ** *** ***** ************.

**** ** * ***** ****** ** ****** ** ******* ****** and ************ ******. *** *** ***** **********, **** **** **** the **** ********.

******* *** ***** **** ******* *** *** ******** *** ********** free *** ***** **** *** ******* ** * ******** ********, now *** *** * *** *** ******* ***** *** **** with **** *** *********. *** ** *** ********* **** ***** commodity *******.

****,

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

* ****** **** *** **** ** *** ****** ** ** all *******, *** ******* ******* *** ********** *** **** ****** are *** ***** ** *** ******* *******.

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***** ** ****** ******* ****** ******** ** ******* ******* (*.*., reads ** **** ****** *** ********).

**** ********* ***** ********* ****** ** *** ***, ** ******* better *** * ** *** *** **** ***** ****** ** become * ******* ********** ********* *** ****. ** ***** ** anything **** *** ***** ** **** *********, ****** ***** *** we **** ********.

** ********** ****** ********* ** ** *********** **********, ****************, *** basically ********. * ***'* **** **** **** **** ******** ** smoking **** **** ******** **** *********. **'* * *****, ***, because ** ****** **** **** ******* *** *** ******** ************* of *** **** ********** ** **** ** ***** ********** *** form-factor **** **** **** **** ** ****, **** *** **** those ************.

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