Panasonic Series 6 IP Cameras Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jul 21, 2014

Can Panasonic make a comeback?

One of the early entrants in IP cameras, Panasonic has been slipping, dues to faster and more aggressive competitors.

Now, Panasonic has released a sixth generation plus added a 20%+ price cut.

We tested two models from their new 6 series, the 720p WV-SFV611L and the 1080p WV-SFV631L to see how they stack up against competitors from Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Samsung, and Sony.

In this report, we look at their performance in full light, low light, and WDR scenes to find out just how good this new generation is.

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