Sony CH240 WDR Test

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 10, 2012

With Wide Dynamic Range becoming an increasingly prominent feature for manufacturers, understanding the actual field performance of cameras is critical. Adding to this is the recent move of a number of manufacturers adding 1080p/3MP WDR cameras (like the Panasonic 509, Avigilon H3, Arecont WDR series, etc.)

In our recent shootout of the Panasonic 509, we included the Sony CH240, a similar specified camera that performed poorly in our WDR tests. However, performance can be easily improved by increasing the bit rate from the camera's default of 2Mb/s CBR to 4Mb/s CBR. The image below shows the notable improvement:

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