Samsung Covert WDR Camera Tested

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Oct 07, 2015

IPVM member Steve Beck asked us in IPVM chat to test the Samsung covert WDR camera (the SNB-6011) so we did it.

Covert cameras are often used in ATM applications, locations with demanding dynamic range needs. However, as we saw in our Axis MP Pinhole Shootout, these cameras are often poor in these scenarios, with subjects washed out.

As part of their Wisenet III line, Samsung has introduced the SNB-6011, claiming the same 120 dB WDR found in the rest of the line, top performers in our shootouts.

We bought one and put it to the test to see how it performed in WDR, daytime, and nighttime scenes.

See our results inside.

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