Camera Resolution Usage Statistics 2022

By Ethan Ace, Published Jan 24, 2022, 10:02am EST (Info+)

How long until 1080p becomes obsolete? IPVM's newest statistics show the trend away from 1080p and to 4MP (and beyond) has accelerated.

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In this report, we examine responses from 270+ integrators, examining their reasons for switching and future trends.

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** *** **** ****, **** ****** resolution *** *** **** ******** ******? Why?

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********* *-*** *** *** ******* *** more **** ******* **** ** ***** overall, **** **** **% ** ******* now *** ** ******.

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*** *** *** **** ****** ********** resolution, ******** ** *****, **** *** close ******.

*** **** ******* ******** ***** *** no ***** ****** ** *** ***** most ******** ********* **** ***. ***** overall ***** ** *** *** ****** is ** **** *** **** *** years, ***** ********** **** ** ** still *** ****** ** *********** ** such ***********, ******* **** *** ***** applications.

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********* ***** **** **** ***** (****,****,****,****), *****'* **** *** ******* *** clearly *******, **** *** ******* **** for *-***, ***** ***** *********** ****** niche.

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**** **** (** ***) *********** ********* using ** *********** **** ***** (*** to ******** ******* ****** *****) *** only **** ***** *********** ********* **** or *.***.

4MP *********, ***** ********* ** ******* ****** ***** **** **

******* ******** *** **** ******** ***** higher ********** **** ****** **** (**** specifically *-*** *** ******* ******** ** 1080p *** ****** ********), ** *** statistics ***** **** ****** ******** *****:

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****** ******** **** ** ** **** concerned ***** ********* *** ******* ***** plus ***** *** **** ********* ****** manufacturers, ***** ****** ****** **-******* ********** lower **** ******* ******** ***** * single ******** *** ***-****, **** ** cameras *** ******.

3MP+ ********** *********

***** *********** ****** **** *****, *** was **** ******, ******** ** *** and **/***. *** ******* ***********, **** 19% ***** ** **** ** **** ~6% ***, ***** *** ******** *** same.

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4-5MP *******/***** *******

*********** ********* * *** *** *********** most ********** **** **** ** *** due ** *****/*********** *****, **** **** calling ***** *********** *** "***** ****." 4MP *** ********* **** **********, *** 5MP *** ***** ************* ** ****.

  • "***. ****** **** * ***** **** for ** ******** ** ** **** to ******** ******** ** *** ***** hardware. ** *** ****** ** **** through *******. *** *** ***** **** to **** ******* **** ** *****."
  • "*** ***? **** ***** ** ** the ******* "***** ****" *** *** pricing ** *********** ******** *** *** clients."
  • "***. ** **** *** **** ***** at ***** ** ** *** ******** sweet ****, *** ***** ***** *** some *** ******* **** *** ** the *** *****. ****, **** ******* don't **** ** *** ** ****** 4k, ** **** **** ************* ***** utilize *** **** ************ ** *** installed ******* ******."
  • "****** * ** ***. **** ***** to ** *** ****** *******. ** try ** ******* *** ***** ***** resolution ** **** ****. ******* **** users **** ***** *** **** ****** the ****** ********. * **** *** several ***** ******** **** ****'* **** if * *** ***** **** ** a ***** **** ** * **** lens ******* ** * ***** ****. They **** *** ** **** ***."
  • "*** **** ** **** **** ** observe ** **** **% ** *** clients ********* **** ** **** *** recommendation ** **** ***** ************ ******** would **. ***** **** ******* *** wanted ******** ********, *** ******** ** clients *** *** **** *** **** profile *******. **** ** ******* **** they *** ******* ***? ****** *******? Cost *********? **** *******? **** ********? These **** **** ** *** **** focus ****** **** *** ******** *** concerned *****. *** ******* ** *** the ******* ******* * *** ****, etc. *******, ** ***** **** ********* that **** ********, ***-**** ********, **** effective, *** ******* *** *** ******* to *** **** *** ****."
  • "*** **** **** **'** **** ***** 5MP *** **** ******** *** ******** cameras. ******* **** ****** ********** **** become **** **** ********** *** **** few ***** *** ** ***** *** jobs ** ** *** ***. ** the ******** *** ****** ******, ** allows ** ** ****** *** **** of ********* ** ***** *** **** without ****** ********."
  • "***, *** ** ***** **** ************ and ********* *** ** ******* ************. The **** **** ** ** * and *** ***** *** ***** *** the ****, *** ****'* ***** ** low ***** ** **** ** ** our ***** **** ** *** **** and *** ****** ** ******* *******."
  • "******* *** *** ***. ****** *** because **** *** * ****** ********** from *** *************. **** ****** *** not **** *** ****** ********** *** the ***** ********** ******* * *** and *** **** *******."
  • "****** * ** ***. **** ** the ***** **** *** *****/*********** ** present. * *** ** *** ******* we ** *** ************ **** **** contain ******* **** **** **********."
  • "*** *** ***. *** ***** ********** between ***** *********** *** *** **** was *** ****** ******** ** *** very ***** *** *** ********** ** the ******* ******* ** ***********."
  • "* ** ***. ***** ** ** the ******* "***** ****" ** ***** of *******."
  • "** **** ******** *** *******. **** give * **** *** ** ********** and *****. **** **** ** *** able ** ******* *** ******* **** a ***** ****."
  • "*** ******* ******* ***** ****** *** the ***** ***** ** **** **********."
  • "*** *******. ** **** * ********* performance ******. ** **** ** ***** 5MP **** **** ********** **** ********* Hanwha."
  • "***. **** ****-***-**** ** *** ******/***** ratio ***** ***. **** **** ******'* needs."
  • "** **** ******** ****** *** *******. Many ** **** ** **** *** fixed **** ****** ***** *******."
  • "*** - **** ****** ****** ******* resolution *** ******* **********. ***** **** for **** *********"
  • "***. *** ******** ** ***** ** because ******** ***** **** *****, *** quality **** *****'* **** ***** **** lower *** *******"
  • "* ** * ********** ***** ** just * ****** **** **** *** and ******* ** *****."
  • "* & ***. ** **** **** my ********* ****."
  • "***, **** ***** ********* ***** ** rating."
  • "*-***. ***** ***** & *******."
  • "*** * **** ********** ** ******* vs *******"
  • "* ***. * **** ** ** be * **** ********** ******* ***** quality *** ******* *****."
  • "***. *** ***** ** *********** ***** is **** ** ****."
  • "*** **** ********** ***** ** *** most ****** *** ****"
  • "***. ********* ********** *** *** ******* field ** ****. *** ******* *** at * **** ***** *****, ***."
  • "*** ******* **** **** *** ** to *** ******** ********. *** ******* reason *** **** ** ***** *** picture ******* ** **** ********* ******."
  • "* ** ***. ***** ** ** the ******* "***** ****" ** ***** of *******."

******* ********** * *** *** ************ pointed *** ***** ********** ******** ** 4K, ***** **** ******** ** ** "overkill" *** ******** **** *********.

  • "* ** ****’* *** **** ******* res ********. *** ***** *** **** resources *** **’* *** ****** ***** the *****"
  • "***. ****** **** * ***** **** for ** ******** ** ** **** to ******** ******** ** *** ***** hardware. ** *** ****** ** **** through *******. *** *** ***** **** to **** ******* **** ** *****."
  • "*** **** ******* ******* *********** *** not ********"
  • "*** ***** ******* ****** ******* ***** overboard **** **"
  • "***. **** ** ******* *** **** quality ******* ******** ***** ** **"
  • "*-*** ******* ** *** ********* ** were ********- **** ***** **** ********* 4k *** *** ** ***** *****."

1080p: ***** "******" **********

***** ***** ********** ***** **** ********** felt ** *** *** **** ***** and ******** "******" ********** *** **** applications, **** **** ******* ******* **** higher ***********.

  • "***** *. ** *** **** ********* and ********* ******* ****** * *** of * ****** ********** ***** *** projects *** ********* ***********. *. *** light ** ****** *** ***** ** 4K ***'* ****** ********* ** **** coverage *****"
  • "*****, ******* ** ** **** *********"
  • "***/*****. *** ** ****** *** **** of *** ******* ********"
  • "*** ** **** ****** *** ******* so *** *** ** *** ** good ******."
  • "********* **'* ***** ** **** **** for ******* ************ ** **** **********."
  • "***, ** ** * **** ********* solution **** ********** ********** *** ******* observation."
  • "**** ** ** **** **** ** the ********* **** ***** ***."
  • "***** ** ***** *** ***** ******** because ** ******* *** ***** *****/****** level ******* *******. ** **** ** go ***/** **** **** ******** ***** given *** ****** ***, *** ******* 1080p ** *** ******** ** *** cameras."
  • "* **, ** ** ******** ******** a ***** **********. *** ** *** want ** *** *** ***** ***** for *** ****** ******* ************."
  • "** ***** ***** **** *** *** camera. ** ** * **** ********* resolution **** **** ****** ****** ********* can ********** ********** ** ****. ******* the **** ***** ** *** ******* camera **** *** * *** ******* in **. ** ** ** **** that **'* ******** ** *** ** 4k *** ******* ** ***** ***** with ***** *******."
  • "*** ***** ** *** ********. ****** because **** *** **** *** **** indoor ************ **** ** *** ******. Customer **** ** **** **** ******* awareness ** * ***** *** *** so **** ******. ** **** ** a *** ** *** ************ **** cameras ** ***** **** *** ****** is ******* **** ***** ** *** door (****** ** **.) *** ****** resolution ** *** *********."
  • "*** ** ***** ** *** ******** with *** ********* ** ******* *******. We've ***** **** ** ************ *** budgetary **** *** ** ******** *********."

****** *** ********** *** ***** **** 1080p *** *********:

"*** / *****. ***** *** **** "value". *** ** **** **** *** it **** ** ***. **** **** models **** *** ***."

4K/8MP: ********* *******, ***** **** ********

*********** ********** **/*** **** ***** ***** the ****** ***** ** *** ****** resolution, ***** *** ********* ** ******* for ******** ***, ***** **** ******** out **** ** ******* *** ***** no ****** * ***** ***** ******* over ***** ***********.

  • "** *** ******* **** *** ******** actually **** *** ********** ** ********** they ******* ****** **. ****** ****** issues **** ********* ******** ******* *** and *** ** *******. *** ** 8MP *** **** *** ** **."
  • "** - ********* ****** ****** *** best ** *** ****."
  • "**/*** ******* ** ** ****** *** little ** * ********** ** **** not **."
  • "** - ************ *** **** *** price ** ******. ******* **** **** younger *** **** ***** *******"
  • "**** ****** *** **. *** ********* by *** ** *** ****** *********."
  • "** *********, **: **** **** ****** sites ******* ******* **********"
  • "** ** ******* ** *********. **** fewer ****** *** ** ****** **********."
  • "**-***, ******* ***** ******* ** ** recordings ** *****."
  • "** *** ****** **** * **-** split ******* *** *** ***. *** is **** ** ***** ***** ***, so ***** * ******* ***** ***, the ***** ** ******* ** *** that ****, ** * *** ** people *** ******** ** ** **, especially ** ********* ** ***** ***** of ********."
  • "***, * *** **** ******* **’* 4K ** ******* ***** ** * nice **** **** **** ***** ** sell *** ******."
  • "*-*** ******* ** ***** ** ******. Colour ***** ****** ******** *******"
  • "*** - **** ******* ** ******* utilise ****** *******. **** ****** ******* are ******* ** ** / *** resolution. *******, ** ********** **** **** record *** ** ******* ******** ******* to ******** ******* ****."

******/*******

*******, **** *********** ***** *** ********* resolutions *** ****** *** ******* *******, commonly ***** *** ** **/*** *** outdoor *** *** ** **** ***** in ******** ******.

  • "*** ******* **** ****** ***** ****** only **** ***, *** *** ***** from ** ******** ** ****** *** same. *** ******* ***** * ******** use *** ****** *** ******** ** <50', ** ** ** ** ***."
  • "*** ********* **** - ** ******** numerous **(***) ******** **** **** *** in ****** ***** *** ****** *** indoors. *** ***** ***** *** *** 4MP **** ***** ***** ******** ** 2 ** * *** ***** ****** resolution **** *** **** ********* **** are ***** ****** **. ** ********* do * *** * ** ** short ******** ********* *** *** ********* want ****** ** ***** ****** *** when *** *** ******* ** ** expensive ****** ** ***** ****, **** mostly ****'* ******** ******* *** *** lower ********** ** **** ***** *** want *** **** **** *** ***."
  • "*** ** *** ********. ** **** the **** **** *** *** ******** shots *** *** *** **** ** need ****** ********. ********* *** ** for ****** ******** ****** **** **********. 5mp ** *** ********, **** **** for *** ****."
  • "*** ****** *** ******* *** ***** have **** **** ** ** *** & *** ******* ** ********** ** worth **"
  • "*** *** ******** *** *** *** interior. ** **** ***** ***** ** usually ** **** *** *** ********** in **** ******** *****. **** ***** just *** ** ********* *** ******* to ****** ****. *******, ** ******** areas, *** ****** ********** ** **** more ******."
  • "* ** * ** **** ******, for ******** **"
  • "*** ********, *** ********, *** ** ONLY **** ****-***** ******* ** ***** can ** ******** ******. **'** ** higher ** *** ******** ** * concern."
  • "** ********* ****** ***** ******* *** internal *** *** *** ******* *** external ***."

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

*** ****, ** ****** * ********* gradual ******** ** ****** ***********. ***** will **** ** **% ** ***** usage ***** *** **** ****** ******* to ***** ** ****, *** *********** resolution ****. ** *** ****, ***** of *** *** ***/** **** ****. However, ********** ***** **** *** **** likely ******** ** ** *****. ***** 8K/32MP ******* **** ****, **** **** most ********* ****** ***** *** ********** expensive ** *** **** * *****.

** ****** **** *-*** ***** **** continue ** ****, **** ***** *** even *** ********** ** ******** ** new *********** ** ******* *** ******** at ***** ****** ***********. *******, ** have **** ** ******** ****** ****-****** cameras ***** **/*** **********, *** ****** these ****** ** ****** ***** ** the ****** *** *****.

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** ****** ****** ***** **** **** higher **********?

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*******, * ***** ***** **** ********** are ********* **** ** ****** ***********. For ****** *** **** ** *** more *******, ****** **** ********* ****** would ** * ******.

*******, * ***** ** **** *****, yes, ********** *** *******. ********** **** you **** ** ** *** ** 4K. **** ** ***** ******* *** still *** ******* ** ******* **********, also, *** **'* ********* ***** ***** days, *** * ** ** ** used ** ** **** ****** **** cameras **** ***** ******* *** **** resolutions **** *****.

* ********** **** ** **** *** down ** *** *** **, ********* on *** *****. ** ***'** ** a **** ****** *****, *** ***** need ** **** ** ******, *** for **** ****** ******** ** **** vehicles, *** *** **** ** * bit ** *** **** ** **** the *******.

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* ***** ***** ***** ** ******* obsolete. *** ***** ********** ** ** longer ** *****, *** *** ******* themselves *** *** *** *******.

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** **** ***** ** ******** * resolution?IPVM Image

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***, ****** *** ******** ****. ** should **** ***+ *** *** **** replaced ** *** ******.

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**** *** **** **** **** ** compare ******* ******** ****** *** ***********? Obviously ***** *** * *** ** factors **** **** **** ****, *** H.265 *** ****** ******* ******* ** now *** *'* *** ****** ****** a ***** ******** ** ******** **** increased **********.

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** *****'* **** * ******** ***** of ** *** ** ******* ** haven't **** **** ********* ** *** move ** ** **********, ******. **'** seen **** ** ******* *** ** lower **** ***** ** ********, **** due ** ****** ***** ****** *** compression ** *******. * *** ** 4MP *** *** *** ** ******* bitrates ** *****, ** ****, ********** with ***** ******.

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****** *****. * *** ********* ** it *** **** ********* *'* **** seeing **** ****** ** ****** ****.

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* ***** **** *** ***** ** be ****** **** ** **********, *** I ********** **** **** **** ********* an ********** ******** ******** **** *** a ******** ******, ********* ******, ************* plant, ** *******, *********** ****** **** 2MP *** *** ****** ******** ****** the ******** **** ****** ******* *** visitor ********** ******* *** **** ** identify ***********.

****** *********** *** ** **** ** the ******** ** **** ** ** entrances, *****, ***. ***** ************** ***** images *** ** ********.

***** *** ********** ** **** ****** such ** ******* *** ************* ********* or ******** ****** ****** **** ** retail, ********, ***** ***** ******, ***.

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