Sony Next Gen HD Dome Camera Tested (SNC-EM642R)

By IPVM Team, Published Aug 18, 2017, 07:18am EDT (Research)

**** *** ******** ***** ****** **********, claiming ******** *** *** *** *****, increased ** *****, *** ****. ** tested *** ***-****** ******* ** ****** dome ** *** *** ***** *** models ***** ** ******* *** ****** from ******, *********:

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  • **** ******* ***** ** ****** *** changing scenes
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*** ****. *** *** **** ******* inside.

*******, *******'* **** *** ********** ******* ****,****'* **** **** / ** ****** test*******'* **** **** ***** *** ***** test.

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*** ***** ******* **********/***** **** *******, the ****** ** * ***** *********** upgrade **** ******** ****** ** *** light *** *** ***********, ** * similar ***** ***** ** *** ******* EM632R ****.

*******, ***** ***** ***** *************' ******* are ******** ** **** *** *********** ** any ******** ********** ****** ** ******, and *** **** ******** ******** ** others *** ********** ** *** ****.

Key ********

**** *** *** *** ******** **** this ****:

  • ***** ******* *** *****:*** ****** ******** ********** ***** ******* of **** **** ******* *** ***** in *** ***** ****** (Axis, ******, *** ********* ******* ******.
  • **** ** *****:*******, *** ** ************ *** *** longest ** ******* ******, ***** **** Hanwha, ~***'/***, ****** *** ** **** low ** **** *****, ~*.
  • **** ** *******:** ******* ******** *** **** **** than ***** ******* ******, **** ** center ************ *** **** ******* ** edges ** *** ***.
  • ***** *** ***********:*** ****** ********* **** ** **** WDR ****** ******, ****** **** **** Hanwha *** *********, ****** ******** ******** less ****** **** *** **** ***** in **** ******.
  • **** ********* ***********:*** ******'* ********* *********** *** *** highest ** ******* ****** ** *** due ** *** **** ** ***** codecs, ***** *** ***** ****** ****** include (** ** **** ************* ** 2017). 

*******

***** ** **** *** ****'* *********** dealer *********, *** ******'* ********* ****** price ** ** **** **** ***** models ******, **** ** *** **** P3225-LVE ** **, ***** ********* *****, or ********* ****** (*** $***-***), *** moderately ****** **** *** ****** ***-***** and ********* **** (**** ~$***-***).

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

** *** ***** ** ~**' *** Sony ******** **** ****** ** *** subject *** **** ***** **** *** other ******* ******, **** *** *******'* face ********* *******/*******. *** ****** ******* X ******* ********* *** **** ******* ** the ******* (****** **** **** ****** overexposure ** *****/***** **** *****), ***** both *** **** *****-*** *** ********* 4526 ******* **** ****** ** *** subject's ******** **** *** *****.

******* **** *** *******, **** *** reduced ** ~**, ** ****** ****** produced ******* ****** ******* ** **** scene, **** *** ********** ******* ***** or *********** ****** *** ********** ** identify. *******, ******* *********** ** **** legibility *** *******.

*** ****** ** ************ ** *** Hanwha ******* *, ***** ******** ******* of *** ***** ** *** ****** line, ** **** *** **** *****-*** which ***** **** ******* *******. **** the ****** *** ********* **** ******* no ******* ****.

IR *******

*** ***-*****'* ** ************ *** ********** even ****** *** **** ***** ** view, ******** ****** ** *** *****, reducing *******. 

*******, ******** ** ****** **** ** Axis, **** ************ ********** ** **** less ******, **** ******* ** *** even ******** ******* ** *********, ***** below.

IR *****

** *** *****, *** **** ***-****** reached *** ********* ** ***** ** 60m/~195', **** *** ******* ******* ******* at **** ***'. *******, ****** *** foot at **** ******** ** ***, **** at ******* ********* ***** ******, **** about * ***, ****** ******** *** detection **********. *** ****** ******* * is *** **** ***** ****** ** this **** **** * ********* ** range ******* *** ***** (***/***') ***** it *******, ******** ***'+ ***** *****. 

*** ***** ***** ***** *** ***** with *** ******* ******** ** ~***' distance, *** ******'* *********** *** ** range. ******* *** ***, *** ** is ******* ***********.

Exterior **** *** ***********

** ****** ******* ******* ** ******** door ** *** *** **** ******* *** harsh ******* ***** *** ****** ** illumination ** *** **** ****** *** closed. *** ****** ****** **** ~** inside ** *,***** ******* (****** *** difference).

** **** *****, *** **** *****-*** performs ****, **** *** ******** ******* details **** ******* ** ******, ***** the ***** ******* **** **** ************ of *** ******* ******* *** **** details ** *** **** *** **********. Both *** ********* *** ****** ****** experience **** ************* *** **** ** contrast, ******** ******* **********.

*** **** ***** ***** ***** ******* in ****** ** *** ******* ******, moving **** ******* ** ******.

Overhead **** *** *********** 

** **** ****** *** ** * less ******* ***** **** ****** ********, a************* **** ******** ****. *** ****** from ~**** *** ** ****** **** the **** ** ~*** *** ******, a *** ********.

*** ****** *** **** ******* ******* best ** **** *****, ******* ***** details ** *** ******* ******* *** bright *********, ****** ******* ********** ** the ****** **** ****** *** ****. The ****** *** ********* ******* **** lose ******* ****** ******* *** ** reduced ******** *** ************* ** *** face. **** **** *** ***-***** ******** the **** ******* **** ** *** dark **** ** *** *****.

Daytime ***** *******

** *** *****, *** ***-****** ********* similarly ** *** ****, ******, *** Hikvision ****** ******. ****** ***** **** some **** ****** ***********, ********* ******* were ******* *** **** ****** *** models.

**** *** **** ** ***** ***** (~20'/~52PPF):

** **** ** ****** *****, **** PPF ******** ** ~**.

Lens **********: ****** **. ****

** ****** **** ******* ** *** center *** **** ** *** ***** ** view ** *** *** ******* ****** at *** ****' *****, ***** *****:

 

*** ****** ****** **** ******* ** the ****' **** **** ****** **** some ******** **********. **** **** **** issue *** ******* ** ***** *******. However, ** **** ***** ******* *** F ***** ****** ***** ******* ** this ****, ** ****** ******** ******* the ***** ** ******.

  

Sony **. *********

** ****** *** ********* ****** ******* the **** ***** ** ******** ** the ******* *****, *** ******* ** in ***** *********** *** ** **** of *****. ** **** ******** ***** comparisons *** ********* ***** **** *** Panasonic *** ******** ***********.

** *** *****, *** ****** *** **** noisier **** *** ******, ********* ******* of *** *******'* **** *** ******* of *** **** *****.

****'* *** *********** *** **** ****** than *** ******. **** ******* **** overexposed, *** ********* ******** **** ********/********* on *** ******* ** ****.

No ***** *****/**** ********* ***********

*** ******'* ******** **** **** ****** than **** ******* ******, *** ** its **** ** ***** ******, **** only *** ***** ***** ********* *********** its ********* ******* (****** ***** ~**% lower). **** **** **** ******** *** with * *** ** *** ***, unlike ***** ****** ****** **** ** the**************, ***** ** *** **** * true *** **************.

Physical ********

*** ****** ** ******* ** **** **** outdoor ***** ** **** ** ***** manufacturers' ******* **** ** *** ********* 4526, *** ********** ****** **** ******, shown *****:

*******, *** ***-****** ******** * ********* output **** ****** *** ******* *** camera. ******** **** *** ****/***** ******** found ****** *** ****, *** ****** may ** ***** *** ******* ***** a **** ******* ******* ** ** IP ************ **** ** ******, ***** may **** ************. **** ******* ** not ******, *** ** *** ******** in *** ****, *****, ** ********* domes ******.

** ****** ***** *** ***** ******** features ** *** ****** ** **** video:

Test **********

*** **** ** ** **** ******** was **** ** *** **** ** testing:

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Comments (3)

Thanks IPVM team for your thorough review. It's becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish features from one top-tier camera to the next, yet this report is very well detailed.

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My impression is Hanwha is the real dark horse here. The one bringing the best value of performance and price combination in the mid to upper tier. As a long time Sony dealer and proponent, this is disappointing.

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As I use to work for Hanwah SAMSUNG (Sole Distributor in HKG) for more than 5 years, and now I switch my role back to SI. I do find both quality and performance of SONY and SAMSUNG are near. But in some real case of project, and I find SONY is best outcome than AXIS and SAMSUNG.

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