Camera Resolution Usage Statistics 2020

By IPVM Team, Published Mar 12, 2020, 09:24am EDT

The average resolution used, for new cameras, is now 4MP, according to new IPVM statistics, continuing the rise that we have mapped from 2014, 2016, and 2018.

In this report, we examine responses from 200+ integrators, examining their reasons for switching and future trends.

2020 ********** **********

***** ** ********* **** over *** ***********, *** is *** *******. ***** usage *** ******* ************* in ****, **** **** 50% ** ******* *** 3MP ** ******.

***** ** ***** *** most ****** ********** ********** but *** ******* ** ~20 ********** ****** ******** to **** *****.

Continuing **** ******

********* ***** ********,****, *******, *****'* **** *** decline *** ******* *******, as ***** *********** **** to **** **** *** 3+ ** ***** ***** drastically.

** **** ******, **** one ********** ********* ***** SD *********** **** *****, and ** *** *** to ******** ******* ****** usage. **** *** *********** mentioned **** ** *.***.

1080p (***) **********, *** ***** ******

*********** **** ***** **** that **** **** ***** due ** *** *****/*********** ratio, ********** ******* ** low ***** *** *********.

  • "****** ***** **** *** odd *** ** ** in ******** *********. ** also ******** ***** ** thermal ******* **** *** x *** **********. ***** seems ** ** *** defacto ******** *** **** clients ***** **** *** they *** ****** **** effective ****** **** ******** decent *** ***** ***********."
  • "***/*****. **** ** ****** a ****** *** *** has ****** *** ******** "low **********" ******** **** most *************."
  • "***; *** ***** ******** of **** ** ******* is *** ***** *** cameras *** **** ******** used *** ***** **** surveillance (****** ** ******** a ****, * ******** item, *******, ********, ***). This ** *** **** balance ******* *********/******* ***** and ***** *******."
  • "*** ******* ********** ** used **** **** *** 1080p. **** ********** ****** the ***** ** **** situations. ** * ****** resolution *** **** **** we ********* **** *** in ***** **********."
  • "**** ***** ******. *******, what's **** ********* ** our ******* *** *** customer ** ******** *** dynamic *****. ** ****** to **** *** ***** of *** ******** ******* heavily ********* ***** *********."
  • "*********, ** **** ****** cameras **** * ***** resolution. ***** *** ******* project ** ** ** fewer *******, *** ********* tend ** ** ********* of *** ***** ** the *******. ***** ***** to ** *** ***** spot ***** ***."
  • "***** * **** *********** of ******* ***** *** affordability."
  • "***** ********** *** *** average ******* ** **** 80% ** **** *** our ********* *** ********** entry *****, ******** *** interior ****** *****."
  • "** ******** ******** ***** cameras. **'* * **** resolution *** ******* ************."
  • "***/*****. ***** ********** *** clients ***** ******** ******* price *** ******."
  • "*****. **** ****** ******* for ***** **% ** cases. ******** ** ***** areas ******* ****** **********."
  • "***** ******* **'* ********** for ** ***** *** smaller ****** ***** **** up * ***** ********** of *** ********."
  • "*****, *** ** ******, performance ***** ********* ********* condition *** ****** **** client ***********"
  • "**** ***** *** ***** of *** ***** ***** is ** *** **** camera ***** * *** years ***."
  • "**** *, ****** *** to ********* *** *******."
  • "***, **** ******* ******* price, *****, *** ******* requirements."
  • "**** *** ** *** majority ** *** ***** communicate **** **"
  • "********* ********* *** *******/******* issues ** ****** ***********"
  • "***** ******** ********** ******** for **** *********."
  • "******, ** *****. ** most *****, ** ********* all *** *****"

*******, ******** *********** ********* that * *** *** was * ***** ****** or ******* *********** *****/*** use.

  • "**** ** *** **** we ********* **** *** cameras. **** ** *** clients **** ******* *** short ***** *****, ** 2MP **** **** *** pricing *** *** **** competitive. ******* *** *** of *** **** **** Hanwha **** *** **** the * ****** ***, the ***** ** *** was *** *** **** or ***** ** * MP. ***** *******, *** will ** *** **** option ** **** *****."
  • "***** (***) ** ***** leading *** *** *** is ******* ****** ******** as *** ***** ***** for *** & *** drops."
  • "*** ** * **** margin. *** ** * strong ** *** ****** second *****. ***** *****, value *** *** ********* is *** ****** * and * *** *** primary *********."
  • "*** *** **** *** strongest ******. *** **** reason ** *****'* ***** sensor. *** ****** *** as **** * *** for **** ************. **** would ** *** *******, just ******* **** **** reached ** ***** / service ***** *****."

5+ ** *********** ****

***** *********** ****** **** 1080p, *** *** ***** most ******, *** *** declined *************, **** *** and *** ******* ****, and ****** ***** ** 4K/8MP.

4MP *********** *****

**** *********** **** **** 4MP *** ***** **** common ****** ********** **** that ** *** *** to *****/*********** *****, ******* to *********** ******** *****. Our ***** **** ********* that *** *********** *** significantly ****** ** *****, with***** *** ************ ****** ****** *** ******. However, **** *********** ** not *********, *** **** on * ************/***** ***** instead ** * *********** difference.

  • "***, **** ** ** the **** **** *** the ****. ****, ***** higher **** **** *****'* seem ** *** *** because *** ******* ** the ****** ** * lot ** ***** ******* don't ***** ******* ****** to **** *** **** Mp ***** **, ********** on *** ***** **** cameras **** ** **********. I **** ******** *** 4Mp ******* **** * sharper ******* **** ** 8Mp *** ** * fixed **** *** ******* focused **** ****** ** poor ******* **** **** may ** ***** ** one **** *** ******** out ** ***** ** other ***** ** *** FOV."
  • "***, ** ** * significant ******* **** ***** 2MP ********* *** ****** seem ** **** **** in **** **** **** customers *** **** ** paying. ** *** *** well ** * ******** moving ******* ** **** the ***** ** ***."
  • "*** **:*. *** *** sweet **** ** ********** to **** *****. ************* also ****** ** ** reduce **** *** **********.
  • "*** *** **** ** the ****. ******* ****** up ** * *** 8 **** ****. ** did **** ******* **** was *** ***** **** where ** ***** *** very **** ******* ******* for * ***** **** was **** **********.
  • "*** ********* **** **********, cost *********, **** ******* between ****** ****** *** storage *** ********* ********."
  • "***. *** ***** ****** and ***-***** *********** ** 4MP **** ********."
  • "***. **'* ****** **** industry ******** *****."
  • "*** - **** ******* we **** **** *** looking *** *********. ****** are *** ******* ******* to **** * ****** that ******* ******** ***** video."
  • "**'** **** ***** ***, it's * **** ****** ground ******* ** *** 2MP. **** ** *** a ***** ***** ***** with *** ****** ******* we've **** *****."
  • "****** ***. **** ***** spot *** *****/***********/************"
  • "**** **** *** ** answer. * ***** *** 4mp ******* ** *** price ***** *** **:* ratio."
  • "***. **** *****/*********** *****"
  • "*** **** ******* ******* clarity *** *****"
  • "*** ******* **'* * balance ** ******* *** price."
  • "*** - ********* ****** friendly ***** ********* ****** resolution **** *** *********** that *** ********** ***."
  • "*** - ****** **** 1080P *** ** ** most ***** *** ****** for * *** ** views."
  • "***. **** ** * bandwidth *** **** **, better **** *****"
  • "***, **** *****/*******/******* *****."
  • "*** **** *** *** buck"

5/6MP ***********: *******, ********** *****

***** ********** *** ** their **** ****** ****** resolution ***** ******** ******* as ***** ****** *** choosing * ****** **********.

  • "*** *** *** **** common, ****** ** ******* use * **** *** of *** ** *** in **** ***********. *** gives * **** ***** in **** ******** **********."
  • "***. ** *** ****** the ******** ** ****** offered *** **** *** customer *******."
  • "***. **** ***** ** be *** *** ******* standard **** **** ** our ********* ****."
  • "***. **** ******** ***** and **********, ***** ****'* on *** ********."
  • "*** ** **** **** seeing ** ******** ** enterprise ********* **** ******* analytics *** ********** ** always * ****** *** glean ********** ****."
  • "*** ***** *** **** acceptable"
  • "***. ** **** ** use ***, *** *** OEM ******* ********* *** with *** ***** ** needed, ** ** **** to ***."
  • "***. ** * ****** resolution *** ******* ****** usage. *********** ** **** is ****."

4K ***** ********

*******, ******* *********** ********* 4K ****** ******* ********** to ****** *** **** dollar ** ********* ***** with ******** ***** *******.

  • "** *******, ***** ********; and **** ** **** 1080p. ** ******** ** higher ********** ******** ****** evidentiary *******, ** *** to ******-***** *** (****** government) ********* *** **** long ******* ****** *** won't ** **** ** upgrade ***** ******* *** another *** *****."
  • "*** *** *** ***** with ****** *****, *** if * **** * good ***** *******. **** megapixels - **** *******, it's **** ****** :), and *** *** *** the **** $/** *****."
  • "***, ********* ********** ** price"
  • "**, *** *** ***** point"
  • "**, ***** ** **** for *****"
  • "*** [**] ******* ***** quality *** ********** ******."

*******

** **** **** ** with*** **** ********** *** 2020:

***** ***** * **** trends *** *********** ******** of ***, ***, *** 6MP ****** *******, ** expect ***** ***** ** decline ******* ** *** next * *****. ***** 1080p ** ***** ****** to ** ****** **** (estimated ** ** **% of *********** ***** ***** 1080p **** ******** ** 2020), *** - *** camera ***** **** ***** as ***** **** *** image ******* ************ ***** adoption. ** ******** **** 4K ****** ***** **** too **** ******* **** today's **** ***** ******** but **** ****** *** less ******** **** **** their *** *** ***** counterparts ** ****.

*** ****, ** ****** a ********* ******* ******** to ****** ***********. ***** will **** ** **% or ***** ***** ***** 4MP **** ****** ******* to ***** ** ****, the *********** ********** ****. At *** ****, ***** of *** *** *** / ** **** ****. However, ********** ***** **** 8MP **** ****** ******** to ** *****. ***** 8K / **** ******* will ****, **** **** most ********* ****** ***** and ********** ********* ** the **** * *****.

Comments (29)

** ******* ********* *********, we ******** *** ******** needs. ** **** ****, 2MP ** ** ******** for ****** ******* ***** employees *** ******** **** already **** ********** ** access ******* ** ******* management. ***** *** ********** for ************* ********* **** require ****** *********** *** monitoring *******.

** ******** *********, *****, etc., ********** *** **** for ****** ***********, ********* on *** *****, ***** pedestrian ************** *** *** been *********.

****, ***** **** ********** placement ** ******* ** parking ***** *** ******* plate ******* ** *********, provides ********* ****** ** protection **** ***** ********.

*** ******* ***** ****** are ***** ** *******. 5MP ******** ***** ****** distance ** * ********. 8/12MP ** ***** ***** a *****-****** ***'* ** installed ****** *** ****** of * ***** *** the ****** ** *** from *******.

* ****** ** ****** claiming **** *** **+ is ******* **** **** multi-sensors *** *** **** they *** ******** *** each ** **** **** they *** ******** *** each, ***.

*********** ******* - ****** for *******. * ********* used *.*** **** **** cameras *** ******** ******-**** entrances; *******, ******** ***** to ** ****** ****** 2MP ** *** **** resolution ** ***** ** camera *****. ***** ** PPF ** *** ***** field ** ****, * tend ** ***** **** is ********. ** ********** continues ********* *** ***** keeps ********, *** ** going ** ** ********** 4K ******* ** ******** just ******* ** ***?

** ********** ********* ********* and ***** ***** ********, are ** ***** ** be ********** ** ******* in ******** **** ******* we ***?

***, ********* ********. ** might *** ********* ** 4K *** **** ***** but *** ** ******* close.

**** **** / ** happening ** **** *** marginal ***** ** *** cameras **** ****** ** close ** *****, *** light *********** **** ***** up, ***** ****** / H.265 **** **** ********* relatively **********, *** *** will ****** '************'.

* ********** ******* ** share. ***** ***'* ***** density ************ **** **** a **** ****** ** sufficient *** ** ****. The ******* **, ****, very *** ***** ******** now ******* * **** camera ******* ***** ******* is ********* ********** **** and ***** (** *****'* models) ** ********* ****** or ******* ***** ****** the *****.

* ****** **** *** true **** ** * manufacturer ** ******* ***********. I ******* ** **** point **** *** **** pricing ** * **********. I ***'* ******* ***** is ******** **** ********** between ******** ***** *** anymore.

*** ******* ** **** resolution ** ******** *** least ********* *** ** rate *** ******* ** a ******. *** ** not *** ******* ***** and ** ****** **** environmental ********** **** *******. A *** ****** **** a *** ******* **** will **** ***** **** a ***** ****** **** a **** ******* ****. There *** ******* ****** of **** ******* ** well.

********** ** ******** *** least ********* *** ** rate *** ******* ** a ******

****'* *** *** ********** in *******. ********** (*.*., pixel *****) ** ****** correlated **** *** **** image *******. ** *** extent ***** *** ***********, lensing ** *** *** most ****** *****. *******, SoCs, ** ************ ** make *********** *** *** and *** *****, ****** even ** ***, *********** have ****** **** ******** than ** ***** ****.

**** *********, * ****** think **'* *** ** say "********** ** ******** the ***** *********". ********** is *** ********* ******* but ****** ****** ***** consider ****** (***, ***-*****, etc.)

*** **** *** * 4K ******** ******* * cameras *** *** ** the ************* *** ********** worse ***** ******* ** a ****** ******** *****, yet *** ***** ***** be ********** ** *** same ***. *'** **** my *** ***** *** between * **********'* *** camera *** ** ***** camera.

*** ** *** ************* had ********** ***** ***** quality ** * ****** daylight *****

** *** **** * reading ************* *******?

*** ******:

********** ** ******** *** least ********* *** ** rate *** ******* ** a ******

*** ** ******** ***:

********** (*.*., ***** *****) is ****** ********** **** day **** ***** *******. To *** ****** ***** are ***********, ******* ** not *** **** ****** issue

** ********, ******* ** a ********** ** *** time ***** ******* *** overall ** ** *** a *** ****** (*.*., why * **** ** was ****** ********** *** not ****** *** ****). I ***'* **** ****** reading **** *** ****** away **** **** ***** claim **** "********** ** probably *** ***** ********* way ** **** *** quality ** * ******".

********** (******* ***** ******) has ***********, ****** **** to ********** ***** *********** but ****** *** ***** away **** "********** ** probably *** ***** ********* way ** **** *** quality ** * ******" is ***** ********** * disservice.

** **** **** ** with *** **** ********** for ****...

******** ***** ***'** *****, or *** * **** the **** ********? :)

**** *** * ****, thanks, *****:

*** ****, ** ****** a ********* ******* ******** to ****** ***********. ***** will **** ** **% or ***** ***** ***** 4MP **** ****** ******* to ***** ** ****, the *********** ********** ****. At *** ****, ***** of *** *** *** / ** **** ****. However, ********** ***** **** 8MP **** ****** ******** to ** *****. ***** 8K / **** ******* will ****, **** **** most ********* ****** ***** and ********** ********* ** the **** * *****.

*'* ********* **** **:* is ** *******. * find *** ***** **** left ***** *** ****** by **** * ****** vertical *** ********* ** work **** ** **** applications *** ****** ****** go *** * * or * ** *:* or ******* ** ***** this.

* ****** ** ***** stats *** ****** ***** on ********* *** *****. I ** ******* *** the ***** ***** ****** (if ** ***) ** excluding ********* *** *****.

** ****'* ***** **** out *** ** *** pretty **** ***** *** Hikvision ***** *** ******* resolution ** ******* **** sell ****** ********** ** lower ****** *** ***** deltas **** **** ** Avigilon. * ***** ****'* a **** ***** ** note.

* ***** ********* **** to ***** **** ****, but ** ******** *** beginning ** ****. *** and ***** ****'* *** exceptions *******. **** *** the ******. **** *** the **** ****** **** them. *** ****, **** resolution ** ********* **** many ******** ****. ********* like ******** **** **** Hiks ****** **** **** when ******** ******** ***** resolution. **** **** *** add ** *** ******** lines (****, ***.), *** quickly **** **** **** and ******** *** **** much *** ******** **** points. **** ********* ** driven **** ********** ******* can ** *** *** next ** *******.

**** ***** *******, ***** are ********** ******* ** a *** ** ******** grade *****.

********* **** ******** **** make **** ****** **** high **** ******** ******** about **********

**** :) ******** ** quite * *********** ******* -******** ******** - ***** China *** *** ******* Consumer ***** ************

**** *** *** ** the ******** ***** (****, etc.),

*** ******** ***** *** still ****** *****, *****? Even *** **** '**' option ** **** * 4K ******, *** ****** 4K **********.

** ****** ******* ** where *** **** ** the ******, ** *** are ****** ***** ***** products, *** **** ****** like **** *** ******** look **** ******** *** they *** ***** ****** 'outliers' **** ** ***** to ********** *****.

*** **** **** *** mostly ***** *****, *** trending ****** ******. (****** I ******* *** ******** delivery ** ******** ******* that *** *** **** being. ****** ** ***** the ******* ****** ***** building *** **** ******** and *** *** ******** connections.)

** ** ****, ********** installers ****'* ***** "******" lines. ********** ** ******* with **** ********** ***** junk **** **** *** other ******-***** ******** ***** most ******. **** ** even **** ** ******** brand ********* *** ******* in **** *****. **'* actually ********* ** **** a ******* ***** *********** here *** *** ************* don't **** ** **** an ******** ** ******* this ****** ******. **** of * *****, ******.

*** ***** *** ******** bandwidth ( ***** ***** or ****) *** *** resolution ** *** ******** (Full **/** ** **/**) to ****** **** ********* of ***** ****** ********** (2M/4M/5M/8M) *******?

** *** **** *** further **** *** *** share?

** *** **** *** current *****, ** *** deployments? *.*., *** ******* already ** ***** ***** into ******* ** *** survey?

*******, **'* *** *** cameras ******** ** *** last ****. *** ***** survey ******** ***:

** *** **** ****, what ****** ********** *** you **** ******** ******? Why?

** **** *****, *** average ********** ** *** entire ********* **** ** cameras ** ****** ***** than **** ***** ******* deployed ** ****, ****, etc. **** ********* ** notably ***** ********** ******.

*******, ******.

***** ******* **** **** than * ****** ******* starts **** ***** *** me **** ****** ********** added ** * *** camera *****. ***** ******** a ***** **** ******* high **********, ********* ***********, cost-value *******, *** *********. Higher ********** ******* **** to ** ********* ** impossible ** ****** ********* so **** *** ******** get *** ********** ** higher **********. **** ** especially **** ** ****** systems.

**** ******* * **** across **** ******** ***** down ***** *** ********** resolution ****** *** ** bandwidth ** ******* ***********.

**** *** ** *** cameras **** ********* **** limit ***** ********** ** well ******* *********** ** difficult ** ******* ** those *********** ***** ******* network *** ******** ********* standards.

** * ******* ***** processing *** ******* ******* we **** ***** ** be **** *********** ** what *** ****** ********** is, *** **** *** client ******** ******* **. We *** ****** * very ***** ******** **** quickly ** *-*** *******.

******* **** **** ***** to *****, *** **** majority ** ***** *** cameras ****** ** ***** and *****. ** ** course ***** **** **** to *** ****** ** 4MP *** ** ***. We ** ***** *** selling ***** **********.

** ** **** **** interesting **** *** ** look ** *** ***** numbers ***** ** ********** of *** ****** *********, against ********** ** *** camera ********.

**** **** *****'* **** sense ** **. *** integrator ***** ****** **** the ******** ***** (** boost ***** *** ******) by ****'*** *** ********** 1080p ******* ** ****'* the ********** *** ********* they're ***** ** ** working ****. *** ***** anyone **** * ******-*** camera *** ************* ******* it **** ****?

********** ** ** ****** sell **** *********.

****** ** *****, ******* sacrifices *** ****** *** the ******.

****. ****** ***** ******* starts **** "*** ******* record ** ****** **********." and "**-**% ** ******* are *** *** *****." THEN *** **** *** processing *** ******* ***** of **** *** **** quickly **** **** *** to ****** *** ******* at ***** ** *** except *** ***** * crucial *** *******. *** software *** ****** **** all **** *** *** " **** ******* ** free!" ******* **** *** toss *** **** ** hardware. (*******, ***, ******* etc)

** * *** *'* like ** ***** ** my $*.** ***** * wasn't ******* ****** ** get *** ******. :(

** * ******** **** getting ****** ***** ** this ********, * **** primarily ***. ** ******* are ****** ********* **** highly *********** ********** **** a *** ** *********, drug *****, ********, ***. so **** **** * desire *** **** ****** in ***** ** ******** problem *********** ** ********** as ********.

*** ********* ** **** due ** *** ****** of ***** ********* ***** budget ** ***** ***********, but ** *** ***** able ** ******* **** affordable ********* ** *** with ******** **% ** the ********* ** **** resolution. *** ***** *% is *** *** **** specific ************ **** ****** the *** **** ********* to ** ** **** in **** *** *** is ******, ** ****-**** 6mm+ ************ ***** * specific **** ** ** be ********* *** *** provides **** ****** *** without ******* ****** ** a ***.

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