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.