Resolution Usage Statistics 2016

Author: John Honovich, Published on Feb 02, 2016

In the past few years, 4MP, 6MP, 4k (8.3MP) and 12MP cameras have become increasingly commonplace.

By contrast, our 2014 resolution usage statistics showed that the most common resolution used then was only 1MP / 720p. How much has this changed in the past 2 years?

This note shares those statistics plus detailed color commentary from 150 integrators who explained what and why they are using.

** *** **** *** *****, ***, ***, ** (*.***) *** 12MP ******* **** ****** ************ ***********.

** ********, ******* ********** ***** **************** **** *** **** ****** ********** **** **** *** **** 1MP / ****. *** **** *** **** ******* ** *** past * *****?

**** **** ****** ***** ********** **** ******** ***** ********** **** 150 *********** *** ********* **** *** *** **** *** *****.

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2016 **********

Compared ** **** - ***** **** **** ** *****

*** **** ******* ********* ****** *** *** *** **** ******* **** *** *****. ** ****, the ***** *** ~** / ** *** ***** / **** respectively, *** ** ** *** ********. ************, ** ***** ***** almost ***********, **** *** - *** ******* ** *************, ****** still * *****. ******, ***+ ******* * **** ***** ********** of ******* ******* ****.

1MP ******* - ********* / *******

*** **** ****** ****** *********** ****** *** *** ******* ** storage / ********* **************:

  • "** ***'* **** ** *** *** **** ** ********** **** to ** **** ***** **** **** ******** ******* *** ********* etc."
  • "*** ** *** ********* ****** **** **** *********** *** **** frame *****, ***** **** *** *** **** ** *** ******* and *******"
  • "******* **************... *** ********** ********* ******** *** *** ****** ******."
  • "**** ******* ******** ***** ** **** ** ******* **** * 1-2 ** **** *****."
  • "*********, *******, *** ***** ** ****"
  • "*********, ****, ****** ******** **** ***"
  • "**** ** **** ***** *****"

*************, *********** ********* *** **** **** *** ***** ****** ** cite *** / ***** ******* ** ********* ** ***** ********** selection.

2MP ******* - ******* / *****

*** **** ******* *********** *** *********** ******** *** / ***** was **** ** *********** * **** ******* ******* *******, *****, storage, ***.

  • "**** ******* ****** **** **** ************* ** * **** ***** point - *** ***** ** ** * ***** **** *** camera ****** ***."
  • "***** **** ** ******** ******* ** * ***** ****, *** storage *** *** ***."
  • "** **** ****** ******* **** *** ***** ** *** **** important, ******** ****** ******* *** ***."
  • "*****/******* ** *** **** ******"
  • "*****, ** ** ********** **** *** *** ********* ** ***** sold, *********/*******, ******* ** ***** ********"
  • "**** ***** *** **** *********** ** * ******** ******** – average **********, ****** *******, **** ** ********** ** **** ******** and ********** *** *****."
  • "******** ***** ***** ******* * ******* ******* *********** *** ****."
  • "** **** ** **** * ***** ***** **** ***** ******** great ***** *******."

***********, * ****** ** ***** *********** ******** (*********) **** *** differential ** ***** ******* **** *** ***** *** ****** ** minimal **** ** *** **** ** ******* *** ***** *******:

  • "***** *** **** **** ** ****, *** **** *** ***?"
  • "**** ** ******* ** *** ********** *** *** ***** ***** days."
  • "******* *** ***** ********* ******* * *.* *** * ** very ******* *** *** *** **** ** **** *** **** a ****** **** ******."
  • "* *** **** ******** ****** *** **** *** ****** ******, especially ***** *** *** **** ** ******* ********* *** ******* and *** **** **** ******* ** ********** ** *** *******."

3MP *** ***

****** *********** ********* *** - *** *** ***** * ******** minority (**** **% ** *********** **********), **** **** ** ******* from **** **% *** ***** ***.

*** **** ******* ****** *********** **** ****** ** *** (*** 4MP) ** *** ******* ****** **** *******:

  • "** ****** ** ** **** **** ***, ***** ** **** right"
  • "**** *** **** ** ******* ****** **** *** ********* *** able ** ******** **** ** **** *** **** ****** ********* placement ** ******* ** *** * **** ******** ****."
  • "*** ***** ***'* ************* **** **** ********* **** ****** **."
  • "** *** *** ******* ** * **** ********** *****, ** they *** *** '****' ***** ******"
  • "** *** *****-****** ***** (***, *****, ***.) ***** **** ** be *** **** *** (*:*) ******* ********* **** ***** (**:*), and *** *** ****** *** **** * ***** **** ******."

************* *** ***********, **** ** ********* **** ********** **** *********** using ******* ******** ** ***** ************* **** **** ******* ** ***** and **** *** ***** *** *** *** *** **** *********.

***********, ***** ******* *** - *** **** **** ****** ** emphasize *** ********** ** ****** ** ****** / ***:

  • "******** **************. ******** ** ****** ****** ** ***** ** ****. Pixels ** ******"
  • "****** ******** *** *********** **** ** ********* **** *** ** in ******* ***********"
  • "** *** *** ** ** ** **/** *** ************** ***** video ** ******** *** ******** ******** **."
  • "** *** ******** ** **** **** ** **** *** ********** we **** ** *** ***** ** **** **, *** **** everything **** ****** ****."

**** *** ********* *** ** ******* ***** ******* ****** (*.*., 50ppf ** ***** *** **** *******), *** **** *** **** pixels **** **** ********** ****** ****** ******* **** *****.

5MP+ ***** **** *****

**** * *** ** *** *********** **** **** **** ***+ cameras ** *** **** ****** **********. ** ****, ** ** ***** that ***+ ** ******* ***** ** ******** *** '********' ** 'benchmark' ********** *** ***** ************ ************. ** *** *****, ** are **** **** ***** ** ***+ ** ** ******* ***** 2014, *** **** ** ***** ******* * ******** ***** ******** to *** **** ****** ** ***-*** ******* ***** ********.

Outlook - ***** ** ** *** / ***

** *** **** * *****, ** ****** ** *** *********** decline ** *** *** ** **** / *.*** ******* ** 3MP *** *** ******** *******. ** ****, *** *** *** will ****** ***** ** ******* ***** *****. **** ** ****** driven ** *** ********** ************ ** *******, *** **** *** and *** *******. ** *** ***** ****, ** ****** ** cameras ** ******** ** ** * *****, **** ******* ******** in *******, **** ***** *** ***** ******* * ******** ******** due ** *** ***** ******* *** ***** *******, ********* / storage ********** *** **** ** ******** ******* ************ *** ***** to ****** **** *****.

Comments (9)

** ** ******** ** *** ********** *** **** / **** with ********** **** ** *** ****** ******?

***** *** ***** *** **** *******, *** ********* ********** ** your ******** **** *** ******* ** / ** / ** / ** / * %. ************* ** ** *** ******** to ****** ******* ** ************ **** ** ********* *****.

**, ** ** ** ******** ** **** *** ******** *******, if ** ******** ** ******* ******* **** ****? **** **** out *** **** *** **** ******, **** *** *** **** current ******* (* / ** / ** / ** / 1), *** ********* "********** ******".

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

** ** *** ******** ** ** **** **** ********** ******** so * ***** *** **** ** ***.

** ****,

***** *** *** **** *** ****'* ********** *******!

** *********, * **** ***** ************ **** ******* **** **** camera ****** **** ***** ******* ***** ** ***** ** *** often *** ******* ********** *********. ** ***** ***** ***** ** overkill, * *** *** ****** ** **** ** ******** *********.

**** ***'* *** *** ** *** *** ***** *********** ** newer ***** ******* *** ******** *** *** ****** *** **** affordable **** ****.

****,

* ******* *** ******* ** *** ******* ** ************ ****, effectively ******** ***** **** *** ******** **** **** ** ****.

***, ** *** ******* **** ***** ******* ** ****, *** might **** ** *** ****, **** ************* ** *********** ****:

** *** **** * ****** ********** ****** (*** *****), ******** its *********** ***** (*** ** ~**), ** **** **** ******* to * **** ****** ** ******* *********** ******, **** **:

*** *** ******* ** ***** *** **** *** ***** / high *********** ***** ***, ** *******, ** ** **% ***** bandwidth **** *** **** / ******* *********** ***.

..*** **** * ****** ********** ****** (*** *****), ******** *** compression ***** (*** ** ~**), ** **** **** ******* ** a ****...

*** ***** ***** ** ** * *** ** **** *********; they **** **** ********* **** ** ***** **** ******** ** 1080p. ****** ** ** ** ******* ********** ***** *********, ** would ****** **** **** *** *********** * **** **** **** (increased ********** *** ********* *********** ****).

****** **** **** ****, ****'* * ***** ***!

****** ** ****** **** ** *** **** ****, *** **** popular ********** **** ** * ** ***?

***, *** *** *** ************ **** **, **** ******, **** common. **** ** ***** ****** ** *** ************ ******* ************ with *** ******* ******* ** ***** ***.

**** ***** ** *****'* *** ** ************ **** *********** ** the ******.

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