Testing Canon IP Cameras

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 30, 2014

Canon now owns one of the top global VMS offerings but how good are their IP cameras?

Will the combination of Canon IP cameras and Milestone VMS create the next Avigilon? Or will Canon's cameras be the anchor that drags down Milestone to mediocrity?

To find out, we bought and tested two of Canon's new 1080p IP dome cameras, the full size VB-H610D and the VB-S800D minidome:

We shot these models out against competitive cameras from Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hikvision, IQInVision, Samsung, and Sony to see how they compare to others in their class.

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Comments (3)

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