Camera Color Fidelity Shootout

Author: Figen Bekisli, Published on Sep 04, 2013

The surveillance industry is obsessed with more and more pixels. But color fidelity - accurately rendering yellow as yellow or blue as blue - can be critical for identifying individuals or objects.

We decided to test 5 camera manufacturers - Axis, Avigilon, Bosch, Dahua and Sony - to see how faithful their cameras could reproduce color.

The Test

We used a ColorChecker (aka Macbeth chart) and shot out all cameras side by side simultaneously. Here's a preview of the results with the models blacked out.

This was a fairly simple low light indoor scene but still notice how much color fidelity varied across them.

Scenes

Moreover, we tested in a variety of conditions including different forms of outdoor street lighting to see how LED, mercury vapor, and sodium lights impacted performance.

We concluded with real world examples of a subject wearing different colored shirts.

Here's one example of a major manufacturer who made a range colors look basically the same:

Contrast to another major manufacturer who handled the same scene, same time dramatically better:

Who Won?

There were clear winners and losers here. Who was it? Was it Avigilon - who claims to deliver the best image quality? Axis - who touts their conformance with HDTV standards? Dahua - the up and coming Chinese company? Or did the old guard - Bosch or Sony pull it out? Answers and detailed analysis inside.

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****** *****

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Test **********

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Comments (42)

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* ** ***** ** ******* **** ******* *** *** ***** fidelity **** ****** ** ** ************* ***** ** ** **. Please***** * *** **********.

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Utilities are typically considered major customers of surveillance integrators but one utility, Georgia Power, with $8+ billion in annual revenue...
Knightscope Laughs off Robot Drowning on Jul 18, 2017
A day after a Knightscope robot drowned, Knightscope has issued an 'official statement' making fun of the issue: The implied message is that...
Microsoft Video AI Cloud Services Examined on Jul 18, 2017
Microsoft has released one of the most amazing video analytics marketing videos ever. In it, they detect oil spills, track individual people giving...

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