yes I read the specs 5 for the lens and 4 for the sensor. most of the cost is due to shipping. even though it says free the cost is already added into the cost of the unit since i am not buying from ali-express . Plus I am only buying one not 1000.
think if i bought a 1000 it comes in around $20-35 USD per unit
Alas, poor Panasonic! I knew him, Honovichio, a manufacturer of infinite over-engineering, of most excellent quality. He hath paid my bills for about three years, and now how abhorr'd in my imagination it is!
Why merge this into the Panasonic brand? Adividia is hard enough to justify and could easily be used to bury product. Adividia is at least easier to overlook as it is not carrying a Panasonic label, is an inherited issue, and is targeting a different market than Panasonic usually pursues. I hope this product range disappears rapidly and is not a look at the future of Panasonic.
The lengths they took to obscure the original manufacturer in the web interface is impressive. Kudos to whoever did that at Panasonic.
Oh the Lulz! You either marry Dahua, marry Hikvision, or DIE!! LOL
There will still be room for an Axis, Avigilon, and Bosch/Sony brand*, regardless of the OEMs grabbing market share. People will always like have a premium brand. Too bad that Panasonic won't be considered that much longer.
* I would have added in Hanwha here, but I'm not entirely sure what they are up to with this spin off...?
Initially, I disagreed on instinct due to your first line which is troll fodder. After reading the rest I have to agree. Panasonic really is damaging their premium branding and superior imaging reputation. Not certain why they would release new products at one extreme touting "Mcafee Secure Communications" then release a line of cameras on the opposite extreme that is OEMed from the manufacturer behind a significant portion of the largest botnet in surveillance history.
Are you meaning you do not understand the acquisition Hanwha made from Samsung? "Spin off", from my understanding of when that word is most commonly used, is not at all accurate.
Samsung Techwin camera line was never operated or controlled by Samsung Electronics, but a core company underneath the umbrella. Hanwha, being the $55B global Fortune 500 defense and energy company they are, purchased Samsung Techwin from Samsung Electronics to support their global defense solution initiative.
Everything was purchased, from the proprietary Wisenet SOC and the industry's best optics, the two manufacturing plants, to the 550 engineers in R&D. It was a simple stock ownership exchange now being managed by a defense-focused conglomerate rather than a consumer electronics company. In other words, a much better home.
As proof the "better home" analogy, last year Hanwha Techwin released 80+ products that had strategic places in the market and this year there have been 60+ products released just in Q1. Mind you, these are not OEM products, but designed and manufactured from the source. In addition; a reinforced product management organization, several new sales and support staff, a new state-of-the-art NA HQ building, industry innovation in terms of smart codec, video compression and industry's best and most powerful DSP at the moment.
On top of that, Hanwha is the only true manufacturer that can compete with Hikvision to Axis (and everyone in between) in terms of price and features with such an expansive line. And, believe me, you ain't seen nothing yet..
I just checked. Actually, the dimmensions are exactly the same, and there are too much design similarities to be just coincidence. I'm sure that is an OEM from Dahua, unfortunally. I was a Bosch fan.. until now!
Apparently, Bosch was trying to disguise it using other quotas, but, a radius of 59,8 +- 0,2 is equal a 120mm diameter.
I used to say that Axis and Bosch/Sony were the best brands in the world, but, now, I need to change my speech.
The user guide discusses a lot of terms and structure which are typical of Bosch cameras, though. It's pretty amazing they discuss the web interface at length without a single picture, though. And it's using Bosch's CPP4 firmware, same as a lot of other models.
That being said, it could still be built by Dahua and running Bosch firmware.
We have heard from others that there was some OEM relationship and we've planned to look into, so we'll report back on this.