Panasonic has released their first 4K cameras, and surprisingly, they are panoramic [link no longer available], which they tout include high sensitivity 1/2" image sensors, true WDR, auto back focus, and other features not common in competitive cameras.
But will the combination of 4K and panoramic disappoint in low light, a historic problem for both these technologies? Or will these improvements help push panoramic to the mainstream?
To find out, we tested the WV-SFV481 against competitors from Axis and Hikvision to see how it compared in full light (below), low light, and WDR scenes:
Along with bandwidth, integration, and configuration issues.