Panasonic 9MP Panoramic Fisheye Tested (WV-X4571L)

By Ethan Ace, Published Aug 02, 2018, 10:18am EDT (Research)

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

  • **** ***** ***** *******
  • *** *****/** ***** *******
  • ** ************ *****
  • *** ********* *********** (********, *****, *******, Milestone, ******* *****)
  • ****** **** ********* *******
  • ***** ***** *******
  • ********* ***********
  • *************** ** *********** ********, ****, *****, ******, Hikvision, ***** *** *******

*******

***** ** *** *****, *** ********* WV-X4571L *** ******* *********:

  • ***** ******* **** ***** *** ****/** image *******:*** **-****** ******** ********** **** ****** ** full ***** *** **** ****** **** most ******* ****** ******.
  • **** ** ********:*** ******'* ** ************ *** **** throughout * ***** (**'***') ****, **** no *** ***** ** **** ** coverage ***** ** **** *********** ******.
  • *** ********:*******, *** **-****** ******** ***** ******* bitrates ** *** ****** ******, **** day *** *****, **** ******** ****** and *.***/***** ****** *******.

*** ****** *** **** *** *********** *********, though:

  • ******* ****** **** ****** ****** *******: Only ***** *** ******* ***** ********** the ******'* ******** ******* **** ***** ****** side *********, **** ****** ****** **** the ***** ******.
  • ******* *.*** ***********:*******, **** ******* *** ********* ********* the ******'* *.*** *******. ********, *****, *** Nx ******* ********* **** *.***.

*******

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

Recommendation - **** *******, ****** *****

***** *** ********* **-******'* ******* ** *********** with ***-********** ****** ** *** *********** (e.g., **** *** *******), *** **** higher ***** ***** ****** ***** ****** makes ** ****** ** *******.

Same **** ******, **** **

*** **** ******** ****** ** *** WV-X4571L ******** ********* ******** *** ******** ** **** ** illuminators ** *** *****/****** ** *** camera, ***** *****. *** ******* ** otherwise ********* ** ****, *****, ********, and ***** *********** ** ***** ******.

Size **********

*** **-****** ** **** ******* ** size *** ************ ** ***** ** models, **** ** **** *** *********, shown *****. 

 

Image *******

** ***** *****, *** **-****** ******** clear ******* ** *** ******* *** the ***** ** **** ***** *** the ******* ******* ******** ****** *** in *** **** **** ** ** (~0.2 ***). *** ***** ** ******* readable ** *** ***** (~*-* ***) and *** ******* ** ************ *** moderately ******** ** ***** ****** ** the ******.

** ~**', ******* *** ***** ******* ******* in **** *****. *******, ** *** light, *** ****/**, ******* *** ******* reduced ** **** **********.

*******, ** ~**' *** ******* ** still ************ ** **** ***** *** the ***** ** ***** ******* **** to *** ****** ****. *** **** and *** ***** ****** **** **** all ******* ** *** ******* *** chart.

IR ************

*** **-****** *** **** ** ***'* that ***** ** ****** *********** ** coverage. ** *** ***** ***** *** whole ********** **** (~**'***') ** *** with ** ********. ** *** *** *** of *** ****, ** ******* ******** weak, *** ******** *** ***** ****** detected, ********* *****.

******* ******, ** ~**' *** ******'* ** clearly *********** *** ******* ** *** back ** *** ****, * ******** that ***** ******* ****** **** ****** to **********. *******, *** ** *** *** (~33) limited ******* *** ******* ** *** subject *** *** ***** **** ** the ***** ** ****** *******.

VMS *********** **********

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*. ***** ****** **** ********* *** the *********** ***, *** ********* ***********
*. ** ******* ****** **** ********* via ********* ********* ******, *** ********* proprietary

Genetec/Milestone ****** **** ********* *******

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**** ********, *** ****** ******* ************* when ********* ******, ******* ** ***** fisheye ****** ** *******, **** ** overview ********* ***** *** **** ** used *** **********.

*** ****** ******* ********* ** ********* XProtect ***** ******* ********* ** *********, *** ***** ** ******* *******, similar *********************.

Exacq/NxWitness *********

*** ********* ******* ******** ** ***** using *** *********** ******. *******, ********* claims *** ****** ** *** ***** an *********** ******** ****. ******* ** this, ***** ********* *** ** **********, dewarping ******** ** ****** ** ** incorrect, ********* ** ****** ** ******** images.

**** ***** *******, *** ***** *** dewarped ** ** ******* ***** ***** universal ******* *********, *** * ********* specific ***. 

Limited Camera **** ********* *******

** *** ***** ******, **** ***** and ******* ******** ********** *** ******'* multiple ****** **** ****** ******* (*.*. quad ***). ****** ********* ** *** camera, *** "***" **** *** ***** stream. **** ******* ********** ******* ** these ******** ******* ** *** ***. Exacq *** ****** ******* ***** ** reposition ******* ***** *** *** ******'* web *********.

Limited *.*** *******

*** *****'* *.*** ****** *** ********* only ** ******* ******** ****** *** Milestone ********. ****** ********* **** *.***, despite ***** *** ** ******* ********** other *******' *.*** *******, ********* ***** Panasonic ******.

H.265 ***** ****** ********

** **** ***** ******** ********** ****** side *********, ********* ****** ************* ******* *** main ****** *** ********** *** ** their ******* *********** *** ****** ** view, **** ~*.* **/* *** *** warped ******** ****** ** ~*** *** a ******* ****** *** ******. ******** below *** *.*** **** *********'* ***** ***** (*** ********* ***** Coding ******).

***** ******** *** ******* ** ********** lower ******** ** ****** ** *** ********* ******* ****** ********.

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** during *******:

  • ********* **-******: *.**

Comments (6)

Is this camera an OEM from another vendor?  If I am not mistaken, wasn’t Panasonic OEMing Oncam a couple/few years ago?  Doesn’t Panasonic OEM most of their existing lineup from Dahua?  

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To my knowledge, this is not an OEM. It uses a different web interface, different construction (much much different from Oncam especially), has different capabilities, and so on.

Panasonic does OEM some cameras from Dahua, but it is not most of the line. It's only the V series, which we report on here.

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Thank you, sir.  Great info, as always

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Pelco was the one OEMing OnCam.

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With Panasonic Gold Partner Pricing, this unit is still $450 more than our Axis Gold Partner Pricing on the M3058-PLVE. This might be a tough sell for only a marginal gain in video quality. Im curious how Panasonic justifies this top of the market price. 

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Hi Ethan,

Great report as always.  Can you please show us the H.264 bandwidth results.  If H.265 is not supported in ExacQ, I'd like to know what we could be looking at comparatively.  

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