Panoramic Camera Shootout

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 21, 2013

Panoramic cameras are one of the hottest growing markets within surveillance. The combination of multi-megapixel resolution and super wide FoVs claims to deliver greater coverage than conventional cameras. But how well do they work and how do the options compare?

This report shares the result of our multi-month test of 8 different Panoramic cameras from 6 different providers including Axis (M3007), Immervision, Mobotix (Color and B/W Q24 models), Panasonic, Sentry360 (3MP, 5MP and 10MP versions) and Vivotek.

We did tests in even, well lit scenes, in multiple levels of darkness, and in WDR conditions. 

Moreover, we examined key issues including distortion, camera skew, dead pixel count, panoramic controls and VMS integration.

Here are two unmarked excerpts showing the range of differences in performance:

Inside, we offer full test results.

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Comments (28)

** ***** *** *** "******" ****** *********? * ****** ****'* why ******* *** ********'* *****-****** ******* ****'* ********.....

***, ***** *** *** ****** ****** *******/********* *******. ** **** to ** *** ******** ******* **** *** ******* ***** ******* (which ******* **** ****** ** ********* ** * *** ******). As *** *** ********, **'* *********** *** ********, ***** ** two *** *********** (** ******** ****** ** **** *.*** *******, we'd ** ********** ** *******).

****, *** *** ************ * *** ** **** *******? ***** camera ***** *** ********* *******, *** ***** *** ****** *** best ***** ** ****** ** *******?

** **** ****, ** *** *** ****** * **** ******* recommendation. *****'* **** *** **** *********.

*******, ** ****** ** * **** *******, **** *** **** M3007 *** ******* ***-****** ***** *** *** ***** *********** *** low *****.

****, *********** ** ****** *** ******* ************** ********** ***** ****** * *** ** *** **** *********** ** the **** ** ******. **'** **** **** **** ********* *** update.

** ***** ** **** ** **** ***** ***** ***'* ******* the ********* ****** ** ********* *******. *** *******, *****, ********* and ***** ******* *********** *** ******* **** ***. ** ***** like *** **** ******* **** *****.

**** *** ********* ****** ****** **** *** ******** ********** ****? I ******** ********* ***** **** ***'*** ******* **** ***** ****** a ***** ****.

****/***** *** ********** **** **** ****** **** ** **** ***** (as ******* ** *** *****) ** ***** ************'* *** ***** cameras?

* ******* *** *** ** **** *** ****** *** ******** of *** ****, *** * ***** ****** **** *** *********** picture ******* **** **** ********* ** ***** *****/***** ****** *** Immervision **** ** ********* **. *** ******* *** **** ***** has ***** *** ************ ** ****** *** ****** *** *** which ** ****** *** *** **** ****** ****** *** **** way **** *** ********* ****.

*** ****, ******* *** **** ****** ***** *******, *** **** Exacq. **** ****** **** ****** ** **** *** *** *********** in *****. **** ****, *'* **** **** ******* *** *********** integration ********, ***, *** *** ****** *** ** ****.

********* *** *** *** ** *********** ****. ******** ** *** first ** **** * ******** **** ***** *** ****, *** we **** ** ****** ****** ** **** ** *** **** couple ** ****.

*** ******* **** *********** ** ****** **** *** *** **** whatever *** ****. * ******** *** *** **** **** * Sony ***** **** ** *********** ****, ** ****, **** *** information, *** *** *********** ***, ** * ***** *** *** it ********* **** ******* ******. *** **** ** **** ***** for *.***, *******, ** **** ***'* ********* ***** ******** ****** resolution, ** ** ****'* **** ** *** *********** *** *** shootout.

*'* ***** ** ** ***** ********** ******* ** *****, ** well, *** ** *** *********** ****** * **** ** ******* tests **** ****** ********** *******, ** **** ** *****-**** *******.

****** *****. * **** ******* ** **. * **** ** Immervision **** ** ******** *** *** ***** ** *** ** with **** ****, ********* *** **** *** ******* * **** in ** *** **** * *** * ******. ********* ** the *********** *******, ** ***** **** *** **** **** **** with *** **** ***** *** *** *****, *** ** ***** like *** **** ** **** *** ******* ** ******** **** the ********** **** *** *****. ** * *** * **** "play ****" ** *** *** *** **** ****, *'** **** it * *** *** *** *** **** *** ** *****. I've ***** *** **** ****** ***** *******/*********** *** * ***** now, * ******* **** ***** **** ** ** **** ** SC *.* *** ** *****'* **** **** **** **** ** into **** *******.

* ** *** ** ***% ** ** *********** **********, ** hopefully **** *** **** ** ***. *** ** ************* (*** please ** * ** *****, ******* **) **** *** *** is **** "*******" *** ******, ** **** **** ***.*.

** ******** **, *** **** ****, *** ** ** **** VI ** *********, ** ******* ********* **** ******, ** **** handeling **** ****** *******?

******'* ****** * ** **** ****** **** ****** **, *** because ** ******* ****** ** ****** ** ******* ****** **** c?

** * *** *** ** ** *****?

** *****, ***'** *** *** ***. ***** *** ******** ******** at **** ****, ***** **'** ***** ** ********:

  • *****, ** *** ******* ** **** ************'* ********* ***. ** everyone ***** ******-**** ********* ** ***** * ********* ***, **** varying *******, ****** **** ************'* ******(*) ****** ******* *** **** across ****, ***** **** (********) *** *** **** ***.
  • ******, ** *** ********** **** *** *** *********** *** **** properly.
  • *****, *** *** *******, **** ***** ***** **-****** *********, ******* the *** **** *** ****-********** (**********, **********/********, ***.) *** ** an *****.

**, ** ******* ** ***** ***** ******, * ******* ***** camera ** *** *** *** ********* (******** ** ****** ********* in *** *********), ***** *** ************'* *** ******** ** *********, and ** ******* *** ***** *********. ** ***** **** ****** looked ****** **** *** ****, **** ***** *** ***** ******* displaying ********** ******* *** ****, **** *** ********* ********** *** same ** ** *** *** *** *********, ********* ********** *** same ** ** *** ***** *** ******, ***., ***. ** was ***** * **** ********* *****/****** *****/****** ***** **** ******* of ****.

**** ** *** ******* *** ** ***** ** ******* *** test, *** * ***'* ***** *** *** ****** ** ***** quality, **** **** ** ***. ****'* *** ** *** **** there ***'* * *** ************** ** *** ** **** ********* SDKs *** *****, ** **** ****'* *** **.

**** *** *** **** ********* *** ***********, ************** *** ** another *****, *** *** ***** *******, ** ****'* **** ** was.

* **** **** ******** ******!

**** **** ***** ********* *** ** *** ******* ****** , I ******* ** ****** **** *** ***** ***** ** *** browser *** ****** *** ****** ******** ****** *** *** ********.

**** ***** *** **** *******?

** **** **** **** **** ***** *** ******* *** **** OnSSI *** (*********). *** **** ***, ** **** *** *** dewarping ******* *** ******, *** ****** *** ******** **** **** the ***.

***** **** **** *** ********** **** ** ******* *************, ***** you *** **** * ********** **** * ******.

** **** ******** * ** *** **** ***'* ********, *** the *********** ** ***** ** ********. **** ** *** ** outdoor ******, ****** *** **** * *** ** *****.

*****, ** ********** ******* ****, *** **** ** ****** *** original ********** ****** ***** **** ******* ****** ** ***, **** few ********* **, ** ** ******* ** ***** ******. *'** had ******** ****** ******* ** ** ** ** *** **** couple ** *****, *******, ** ** *** **** ** ** in *** ******.

** * ****** ** ** ***** ** ********** ** *** a ***** *** **** **. *** ****** ********* ******** ** see ***** ******** ******. **** ~*' ***** *** *** ****** image ******* **** ********** ***** *** ** **** ** ** the ****.

** ****,

*'* *********** ******* *** ** ***** ********** **** * ***. The ****** ** ******* *********** ********* *** *** ****** ** provide ************** **** ********.

*** *** ******* ** **** ******* ***** ***** ** ********* cameras ***** ** ******** *** *********** ********* ** ******* ************ where ******* *** **, **, *** **** ****. ** **** opinion ***** *** ** **** ** ******** * ****** ** car ** ***** ** ***** *********? ** * **** ********?

*.*. **** ** ******* **** (* *** ********** **** ***** be ******* ** *****)

****, ** ****, ***** ** ***** ** ** ** ******* panoramic ******** ** ** ************ ** ******* **** *** ***** you ***** - *********** ********* **** ****** *****. * ** curious ****** ****, ** ********, ***** ******* *** **** *** 120 **** ****. *** **** ****** ****** ** ******** **** month / ***.

****, ** ** **** ** *** **** **** '******-****** *********' and '*****-****** *******' **** ********* ******* ******** *** ******** *** physical ******?

*'* ****** ** ********* *** ********* ***** ** *** ****-*** of ***** **** *******.

*'** ** ***** *** ****** **** ********** **********- *****-****** **********, like *******'*, ***** *** *********** ******* ******* ** *** *******, typically **** **** *** ******* *** *** *********. * **** one *** ******** ********** *** ******* ***** ** ****** ***** a *****-****** ********* *** ************* ***** *** ******** ******* *** each ****** ******* **** *** ********** ********. ******* *** ******** takes ** ******* ********- *** **** ** *** * ******* for **** ****** *** ** *** **** **** **'* ** Arecont *********, **** **** ****** *** *** *** ******* *** give *** *** **** *** ****.

**** *** ********* *** ****** *** **** ****** *** * haven't ***** ** ***.

* **** ***** ** **** *** ************* ******** ******** ******** for ******* *****-****** ********** ****** * ***'* ****** ***. **'* easy ****** **** ** ***** **** *** ********* *** ****** before *** *** ** ********* ***** ******.

*****,

***! ***** ***! **** ** ********** ** *****. **** **** this ******!

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

** *** ******* *** ***** *** *** * *** ** the *********** ****** **** **** *** *******.

*** ********* * *** **** *********** ** ******* ** *** brand ** ****** *** ****.

*****, ******! ***** ****** **** ** ****.

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*'** **** ** ******* **** *********** ****** ***, ***** ** are ********** *** ***** **** **** **** *** ******** **********...

** ** ***** ** *** *** ********** ** ********. *'** dealt **** ********* *** ** *****, *** *****'* ****** * dozen ********** *** ***********, *** ***** ***, *********** ******* **** good *** *****. ******.

******* *********** **** ***** **** **** **** **** ******** *********** vertical *** ** *** **** ****** ** **** ***** *******. Make ********* ******** ** *** **** **** *** ** ** a *** ****** ********* ****. *** **** **** ****** ******* then? *** **** ** ** ** ********* *** ***?

*****, ******. ***** ** ********* ** ** * '**** ***** Panoramic ********' ** *** *** *** ******* *******. ** ******* with ******* ***** ******* ** ***** ** ** *** '*******' / **** ****** ***********.

** * ******* ** ******** **** *** ********* ****** ** your ***** ******* ***** *** ************ **** **** ******* ***** test? ** **, *** ********* *** *** **** ** **** height *** ******* **** ******* **?

** ****, *** *** *******. *** ******* **** ** ***** 8.5-9'.

**** ** ********** ********* ******* ******* ************ ********* ******* *** number ** ******* (*.*. ******** **) *** *** ******* *******.

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Test and certify, or crimp and pray? Some integrators certify every cable they run, while others only inspect cables that have video issues. 130...
Dahua 4K IR PTZ Tested on Aug 21, 2017
4K has made its way to IR PTZs. In this report, we examine the Dahua 6AE830VNI, a 4K PTZ with 30x optical zoom, 200m (~650') integrated IR, and...
Top Used License Plate Capture Cameras on Aug 21, 2017
Capturing license plates is a common video surveillance application. But what cameras do integrators mostly commonly used? Special purpose LPC...
VLAN For Video Surveillance Usage Statistics on Aug 21, 2017
VLANs (see our tutorial) are an option for networks using video surveillance, but how often are they actually used? 125+ integrators told us how...
Avigilon CEO Attacks Asian Companies Cyber Insecurity on Aug 18, 2017
Avigilon CEO is taking aim at their Asian competitors. And he is going directly after these company's cyber security issues. In this note, we...
Sony Next Gen HD Dome Camera Tested (SNC-EM642R) on Aug 18, 2017
Sony has released their latest generation, claiming improved WDR and low light, increased IR range, and more. We tested the SNC-EM642R outdoor IR...
IP Networking Course September 2017 on Aug 17, 2017
This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and...
Knightscope Raises $10 Million With $3,320 Average Per Investor on Aug 17, 2017
Congrats to Knightscope. And condolences to their legion of little investors. Knightscope has disclosed they have raised $10+ million from their...

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