Samsung Wisenet HD+ Tested

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Jul 18, 2016

HD analog continues to expand, now with Hanwha/Samsung offering AHD via their Wisenet HD+ line.

We bought two 1080p camera models, their higher-end outdoor vandal dome (SCV-6083R) and their lowest cost dome (SCD-6023R), to test with a 4-channel DVR:

Inside, we see how this new AHD line stacks up against Samsung's own IP cameras as well as Hikvision's TVI models.

** *************** ** ******, *** **** ******/******* offering *** *** ************ **+ ****.

** ****** *** ***** camera ******, ***** ******-*** outdoor ****** **** (***-*****)*** ***** ****** **** dome (***-*****), ** **** **** a *-******* ***:

******, ** *** *** this *** *** **** stacks ** ******* *******'* own ** ******* ** well ** *********'* *** models.

[***************]

*******

****** / *******'* ******* HD+ *** ******* ********* performance ******* ** ******* Lite ** *** ********** better **** ********* *** equivalents ** *** *****.

*******, ******* ** *******'* low *** ***** ** substantially ****** (~$**) **** Dahua/Hikvision ***/*** ******, ****** varifocal ****** ***** *** priced *********.

*******, *******'* *** *** still ******** ***********, ********* issues, *** ****** *** found ** ***** *************' recorders, **** ** ********* Internet ******** (***** **** be *** ** ** Administrator) *** ********** ** CIF ********** (******* *** cameras ***** *** *****). These ****** **** ******* in*** ******** **** ** their *** **** ****** * **** ***.

****, *** ******* *** worked **** **** *** and ** ****** *******, connected ** *** ******* but **** **** ***** and ***** ***** *** did *** ******* *** video **** ********* ** CVI, ****** ************ *********** ******.

*******

***** *************** ** ******'* AHD ****** ******** ** CVI/TVI *********** ****** ********* on *** *****.

  • *** ****** ***** **** dome (***-*****) ***** *** ~$130 *** ******, **-**% higher **** *********'* ** Dahua's ****** **** ***** models (~$**/~$** ************).
  • *******, *** ***-***** (~$*** estimated ****** *****) ** priced ******* ******* ** Dahua ** ********* ********* domes, **** ~$***.
  • *** ***-*** (***) *** a ****** ***** ** ~$300, ************* **** **** Hikvision's ** *****'* *-******* TVI/CVI **** (**** ~$***).

DVR ******** ********

*** ***-*** ** ***** for * *-******* ***, sharing *** **** ** chassis **** ** ****** 4 *** * ******* models, *** ****** ***** the **** ** ***** models, **** ** *********'* 4 ******* *** ***.

*** ***'* *** ***** inputs ************* ****** ** analog *** *** ******* without *** ****** ************* (though ********** ********* ******** to *** *** ****, see *****). ***** ****** are *** ********** **** TVI ** *** *******.

** ****** **** *** its ***** ******** ******** in **** *****:

Camera ******** ********

*** ******* *** ***** are ****** ******* *** indoor *** ******* *****, though *** ***-***** ** notably ****** **** ******* models **** ********* ** Dahua.

**** *******, **** ******* a ******** ****** ******/****** which *** ** **** to ******* *** *** menu *** ****** *****, not ********* ***** ** other ** ****** ******, which ******* ***** ** use *** *** ********* to ******* ***** ********* up *** ****. ** our *****, ** ***** setup ** ** **** easier ***** ***** ******** buttons ******** ** ** the ****, ** ******* was **** *****.

Day **********

** ****** ***** ******* in **** ***** ** this **** *****:

** **** *****, *** Samsung *** ******* ******* similarly ** *** ******* Lite ** *****, **** similar *******. *** ********* high *** *** ****** (2CE56) ******** ******** ***** details **** *******. *******, the *** **** ********* bullet (*****) ***** ***** details, **** * "*****" image ** **** *****.

Low ***** ***********

** *** ***** *** Samsung *** *** ********* TVI ******* ******* *********, and ********** ****** **** the ******* ******* **** model, ***** ******* ******** blurred (**** **** ***** was *** ******** ******* from *** ** ***** in *** ******).

Slow ******* *******

**** ******* *** ******* defaulted ** **** ******* (1/5 ****** ********), ********* users ** ****** ** 1/30s *** *** *** menu. **** ***** *** not ** ***** ** this ******* *** ******* how ** ****** **.

******* **** ******* ***** enabled, ***** *** ****** blur **** ** *** tests **** ** *******, seen *****.

*******, **** ** *** at *****, **** *******'* effects *** *********, **** significant ********.

DVR *************

*** ***-*** ** ********** with *** *** ** analog *******, ******* *** manual *************. *** *** automatically ******* ***** ****** is *********.

*** *** *** ******** connecting **** ***** ** analog *******. *** *******, video *** ********** **** when ********** ** *** cameras, ***** *** ******* produced ** ***** ** all.

DVR *********

*** ***-*** *** *** interface ** *********** ********* since *** **** ** Samsung's ******** *** *** (video *****). ***** ****/*** several **********/*********** ** **** web *********, ******** *****, including:

  • ******** ******** ****:** ***** ******** *** supported *** ****** **** viewing ** *************.
  • **** *** ** ******* Administrator:** ***** ** **** snapshots ** **********, ******** Explorer **** ** *** as ** *************. ***** functions ****** **** ** not.
  • *** *******:********** ** **** **** of ****** ** *********, the *** ******** ** recording ** *** ********** on *** ********. ***** must ******** ****** **** channel.

Versions ****

*** ********* ******** *** used ** *********/** *******:

  • ******* ***-***: **.****************
  • ********* **-********-**: **.*.* ***** 151123
  • ******* ***-******: *.*********

Comments (5)

FYI, the AHD cameras can be changed between AHD and Standard analog video output by pressing and holding for 5 seconds the menu button.

This allows for compatibility with legacy systems, or connecting a handheld monitor for installation/focus adjustments.

Other issues I had with the 720p AHD camera setup is the DVR does not stream full resolution live video only the low resolution. Only 4 cameras per view and the 4 cameras must be 1-4,5-8,9-12,etc. No custom layouts. Playback of a recorded video would be at full resolution. Very limited network use of the system. Have they resolved any if this on the later releases?

When you say it doesn't stream full resolution live do you mean via the local video output or via the web interface/software? In the latter, you can right click and change stream. I'm not 100% sure on the local interface.

rtsp or ipolis access. i can't remember if live full resolution worked via explorer. local was not an issue.

Both Samsung AHD cameras defaulted to slow shutter (1/5 second exposure), requiring users to change to 1/30s via the OSD menu.

Is this definitely undesirable as the default, since it doesn't necessarily change the shutter speed, but only allows it to get slower as the scene grows darker?

As you point out it doesn't seem to have much of negative effect until the last scene without IR. Do you feel that particular scene would improve with a faster shutter and more gain instead?

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

History of Video Surveillance on Jul 19, 2019
The video surveillance market has changed significantly since 2000, going from VCRs to emerging into an AI cloud era.  The goal of this history...
Wyze AI Analytics Tested - Beats Axis and Hikvision on Jul 17, 2019
$20 camera disruptor Wyze has released free person detection deep learning analytics to all of their users, claiming users will "Only get notified...
HD Analog vs IP Guide on Jul 16, 2019
For years, HD resolution and single cable signal/power were IP camera advantages, with analog cameras limited to much lower resolution and...
Axis ARTPEC-7 P1375-E Camera Tested on Jul 12, 2019
Axis claims the new P1375-E box camera with ARTPEC-7 chip delivers "clear, sharp images in any lighting condition." But how well does it do? We...
Last Chance - Camera Course Summer 2019 on Jul 11, 2019
Last day to register is Thursday, July 11, 2019. This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology...
FLIR Saros Visible / Thermal Analytic Camera Tested on Jun 26, 2019
FLIR's Saros claims "accurate, actionable alerts" with a combination of 1080p visible and dual thermal sensors along with IR and white light...
Directory of 60 Video Surveillance Startups on Jun 25, 2019
This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2019...
Hikvision ColorVu Camera Tested on Jun 24, 2019
Hikvision says their new ColorVu line captures "vivid chromatic images in darkness", with unconventional white light illuminations whereas most...
Repositionable Multi-Imager Camera Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Panasonic, Vivotek on Jun 19, 2019
Repositionable multi-imager cameras are one of the fastest growing segments in video surveillance, with a slew of new offerings being recently...
Avigilon 32MP and 12MP H4 Multisensor Cameras Tested on Jun 11, 2019
Avigilon has released their H4 Multi-Sensor line of cameras claiming "broad scene coverage and high image detail" We bought and tested the...

Most Recent Industry Reports

History of Video Surveillance on Jul 19, 2019
The video surveillance market has changed significantly since 2000, going from VCRs to emerging into an AI cloud era.  The goal of this history...
Mobile Access Usage Statistics 2019 on Jul 18, 2019
The ability to use mobile phones as access credentials is one of the biggest trends in a market that historically has been slow in adopting new...
New GDPR Guidelines for Video Surveillance Examined on Jul 18, 2019
The highest-level EU data protection authority has issued a new series of provisional video surveillance guidelines. While GDPR has been in...
Wyze AI Analytics Tested - Beats Axis and Hikvision on Jul 17, 2019
$20 camera disruptor Wyze has released free person detection deep learning analytics to all of their users, claiming users will "Only get notified...
Anyvision Aims For 2022 Revenue of $1 Billion on Jul 17, 2019
Only 3 video surveillance manufacturers do a billion dollars or more in annual revenue - Hikvision, Dahua, and Axis. Now, Anyvision plans to join...
HD Analog vs IP Guide on Jul 16, 2019
For years, HD resolution and single cable signal/power were IP camera advantages, with analog cameras limited to much lower resolution and...
How To Troubleshoot Wiegand Reader Problems - Inverted Wiring on Jul 16, 2019
Wiegand is the dominant method of connecting access readers, but problems can arise for installers. In fact, one of the most difficult reader...
ZeroEyes Gun Detection Startup on Jul 16, 2019
A gun detection video analytics startup, ZeroEyes, is being led by a group of 6 former Navy SEALs, aiming to "save lives" by using AI to assist...
Motorola Acquires Watchguard, Adds to Vigilant And Avigilon on Jul 15, 2019
2 years ago, Motorola had no position nor relevancy to video surveillance. Now, they own major video surveillance, LPR and body camera providers...
Hikvision Global News Reports Directory on Jul 15, 2019
Hikvision has received the most global news reporting of any video surveillance company, ever, ranging from the WSJ, the Financial Times, Reuters,...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact