Testing Sanyo's HD Surveillance Camera (VCC-HD4000)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 01, 2009

Sanyo is making an aggressive push into the IP video surveillance market introducing a broad line of HD cameras in 2009. Sanyo is positioning high video quality at relatively inexpensive prices.  Their 'flagship' model is the VCC-HD4000. See the vendor's overview video below.

In this test, we examine the VCC-HD4000 testing it in indoor and outdoor scenes under daylight and low light (sub 1 lux) conditions).

Our key findings include:

  • Daytime video quality was high with life-like images that looked more like a professional digital camera than a surveillance camera
  • Night time video quality was problematic at under 1 lux
  • Setup was difficult with various limitations and issues on configuration and 3rd party VMS integration

Compare to our other megapixel camera tests including: Axis Q1755, Arecont Vision 3105, Basler's 1.3/2MP camerasStardot SD500BN, and Vivotek IP7161. The Axis Q1755 is the closest and most relevant comparison.

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