Samsung Wisenet Lite Cameras Tested

Author: Derek Ward, Published on May 11, 2015

Far lower-cost MP cameras are a major trend now.

So far, the 'Chinese' have been leading the way here.

Samsung's Wisenet III series hit the market offering performance similar to more expensive high-end models at much lower prices. Now, Samsung is aiming at the low end with their Wisenet Lite series, priced competitively with Hikvision and Dahua.

We bought two of these 1080p cameras, the Samsung SND-L6083R varifocal dome and SNO-L6013R fixed focal bullet to see how they compare to low-cost competitors and Samsung's own Wisenet III line, including:

We tested the cameras in interior full light:

Low light:

And WDR scenes:

To determine which of those 6 camera has the best image quality, IR illumination performance, bandwidth consumption, and more.

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Comments (5)

The varifocal outdoor bullet models (SNO-L6083R, SNO-L5083R) and the outdoor vandal domes are IK10 rated. The specific model you tested SNO-L6013R is a plastic body bullet camera.

can you try changing the record enable to some different profile and test. May be default record setting enable makes it to GOV 5 grames only and bitrate also 4mbps due to record limitation.

I tested the IR dome two weeks ago. Exacq recognized it as a Samsung camera, but would not connect to it using the Samsung drivers. It seemed to work fine via ONVIF though (if you don't mind setting everything up via the web browser).

Did you experience the same issue?

On the Samsung Wisenet Lite Camera: Is IK8 much Stronger then IK10 and since it is allittle longer, I could see end users making that an issue. Being with ADT Security, people are funny when they see something that looks different from the norm. Even if it has better quality and options. Does anyone see this being an issue, especially when replaceing existing camers?

IK8 is 75% less resistant than IK10.

Read: Samsung Brags: Our Cameras Are Fragile!

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