Testing Hikvision High End Camera

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Aug 27, 2014

Chinese manufacturer, including the two mega ones, Dahua and Hikvision, are best known in the West for super low cost, entry level cameras.

However, how well do their 'higher end' ones one work?

We bought a 3MP WDR, Integrated IR Hikvision dome (the awkwardly named DS-2CD4132FWD-IZ), based on Hikvision's recommendation for a model positioned against top entries from Western manufacturers.

We tested it against Avigilon, Bosch, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony models across indoor and outdoor scenes and for competitive IR and WDR performance.

Here is a preview of the ~1 lux scene:

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Comments (49)

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* ** **** *** ********* (**** ****** ****** *** **** :) ) ******* ********* **** ** **** ** ***** *******. IMHO **** ****** *** ****** ***** **** *** ** *** others. ****** *** ******* ** *** ****** ** *** *** pictures .. ** ******** ** **** ******** , **** **** lowlightin , ******** ** *********.

** ** ******** ********** **** **** ********* ******* ** ***** that ** ** *** *** ****, * **** *** **** fail **** ******* ** *** ***** * *** ***** ** days ***** *******. * ** ******* ********* ** *********** ** these ** **** ******* * ******** ******* ******* *** *** a **** ***** **** ****** *** ******* *** ** ********** and ***** *** ... ***** **** *** *** ***** ******* not *** ***********"** **** *****, *** **** ******** ******* ******* ** ***** cameras ** **** **** **** ** ***** ******.".** ** *** ******* ** ** ******* ******, *** ***** is ******* ** ** **** * *** *** ****** ***** very *****... ***** *** *** *** ** *** *** ****** and ** *** ******* ** * ***** ***** ********* ** can't ****.

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* ***** ***** ** ** ******* ******, **** ** ***** started ******* **** * ***** *** *** *** ** ***** 20 ** ** **** *** ** ***** *** ** *** addressed *******. ** ************ ** ***** ***** * ****** ***, dropping ***** *** ****. * ******** *** * ****** ** marijuana ************, **** *** ********** **** ******* *** ****** ** the ******* **** **** **** **** ** *** ***** ******* and **** ** *** * *********** *********** **** ***** ******** install **** **** **** *******. ** **** **** ******* **** these ********* *** ***** ** ***** *** ***** (******) ***** equipment ** ***** ***** **********, *** ******** ** **** ***** away.

*** ** ** **** ********* ******** ** ***** *******, **** wasn't ********* ** ***** ******** ***** *********. * **** *** of *** ***** ****** ******* ** ** **** ***** *** testing **, ** ***** ****. ********* ***** ** *** *** quite ***** *** **** ** ****. * **** **** * lot ** ************ **** *** **** * ** * ******** updates.

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****** *** **** *******. ******* * ***** *** ****** ** compare *** **. *** ** **** **. **** ******* ****** than **** **. ***. * ** ******* ***** *** **** which ** **** ********* ** ** **** - ************ ****** be **** **** *** **** **** *****.

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"****************** ** **** **** *** **** **** *****."

*****, **** ************ **** ***** ******* *** **** ** **** / ******. ** *** **** ** *****, *** ********* ***'* have *** ****** ** *** ** *** **** ** **********.

*** ******** ** ** **** **** *** ************'* *********** ** integrated **** ******* **** ******** ******* ***.

"**** *,*-**** **** **** ** ********* **** **** ******************************** *** ******??"

********** **, *** **** ** ** ****'*, *****'* ** ***** reasonable ***********. *** ** ***** ** **** ***** ********** **** out *** ******* ** **** *** ***?

***** **** ****** **** *****-** *** ** ** **** ******* to ******* ******* ******* **** **. **** ****** **** **** vs. ***.

********* ******** ********** ** *** **** - * **** ****** to **** ******* **** ***** ****** *** ***** (******* ** the *****) **** *** ****** ** *** **** ****** **** form *** **** ** ***** *******.

"****** *** ***** (******* ** *** *****) **** *** ****** is *** **** ****** **** **** *** **** ** ***** vendors."

*** *** ******* **** *** **** ** '*** **** ****** like ****"?

* **** *** ***** ******* *** **** ** ******* ***** of *******.

** ****,

********* *******. **** ** ** ******** *** **** **** ** do * ******* ******* ** ***** ******?

******.

********* ******* ******************, ****'* * **** ****. **'** ***** *** ** *********** model, ************ ** *** ** *** **, ***.

**** ***** *** ******* ****? *** *** ** * ****, did *** ****** *****? *** ** "***** ****" **** * lot ** ***** ******* *******?

**! **** ***'* ***** ****.. **** **** ****. *** *** price, **** *** ***** ******* ** ***'* *** ***. **** you *** *** ******* *** ***** **** ***** ***. *** will ** **** ******** ** *** **** *** *** **-****** high-end *******. ***** ****-*** ************* ****** ****-** ***** *****. *** challenge ************* ****. **** * **** ** ***** **-**-**** *** ******* yourself *** to **** *** ******* **** *** **** **** ********* *****-** ..

** *** ****** ********* ** **** ****** *** ******* ************* .. ****** ** **** **** ** *** *** "**** ** Japan" *** ********** **** "*** *******" ... ** **** ...

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** *** ***** ****, *** **** ** ***** ** ****, I ***** ******* **** ** ********** ** **** *** ******, is **** ******* ** *** ***? **** ** ********** **** defines **** ** **** ***? ** **** *** *** **** cameras *** ******** ** *** *-**** ******. * ********** *** have ** ******* ****** ** ****** *** *** ** *** key ***** *** **********? ***** ** ** ****** ***** ******* with ***, ** **** ****? *** *** ********* ******** ** cameras?

**** ********* ***** ******* *** **** * **** **** ** test ********, *** **** *** *** ***** ***** *** ***** is / ***** *** ******* *** **** ***** **** * pesonal **********: "* ***'* ***** *** **** ************* ****** ** lower ******* **** *** ******." (***** *****). *** ***'* *** show ****** ****** ** *** ******** *** *** *** ******* have ***** *** **********?

******* ** **** ** ** ********** *** ******** *** **** historically ******* ***** **** ****** ********* ** ****, * **** always ******** *** ***** ** **** *** ***** *********** *** external ********, *** * **** ***** ******* ***** **** ******** from *** ***** **** ** * ****** ****** *** ******** or ******** ***** ********** ** *********** ** **** ******* *****. However, **** ******* / **** ***** **** * "*****" ** position ********* ** *** ** ****** "**** ***" ******* ****** than * **** ********** ** ******** ** ******** **** *** been ** *********** ******** ** **** ****** *****.

*******, *** **** ********* ** ** *******. * ******* **** was ******** ** **** ****.

*******, **** ** * **** ******* ********, *****, *********, ******* and ****. **** ********** **** **** * '*****' *** *** a '**** **********' ** ********* ***** **** ** ****** ********* against ****-*** ****** **** * ** *** ******* ************* ** the *****.

**** ***** **** ********* ***** ****-***? ** *** **** ***, integrated **, ********* *********. ****'* **** *** **** *** **** and *** **** ****.

**** ** **** *****:

"*** ***'* *** **** ****** ****** ** *** ******** *** let *** ******* **** ***** *** **********?"

** **** * ****** **** **** *** ******** ** *** report. ****** ** *** ***'** *** ****. ****** *** **** better **** ****** ** ***** ******* ** *****.

******, *** **** *** **** *****. * ***** * **** a ******* ** *** *****. * ***** ** *** *** rest ** *** *********** ***** ***, ****** **** ** **:******* ********* **** *** ****** ** ********, *****, *********, *******, Sony***** ** * ********** ******** ***********.

** ********, *******, ** *** ***** * **** ******* ********, Bosch, *********, ******* *** **** ** ****** *** * ***** for *********?

****** *** **** ***** ****, * ********** ******** ** * do **** **** ** **** **** ***** **** *******. ******, if **** ** *** ******** ** *** **********, ** *******'* be **** ********* ** *** ***** *********** ** **** ***** price *** ** ** ****** ** *********** ********* ** ***** be **********..... *** ******?

********* *** ******* ** **** ***, ** ** ** ****** very ********** ** ********'* ********. ***, ***, ********* **** *** built ** ** *** ******** **** ** **** ***, ** is *** ***** ***** ** ***, *** *** *** **** perform *** *** **** *** ***** ** **** ********* ** se *** "****" ** *** *********** ** *** ******. ** Axis, ** **** ***** ******** ** *** *-**** ********, ***** is *** *** ******* *********** **** ** ********.

** *** ***** ****, ** ***** *** *** ****** ** qualify *** ****** ** **** ***, **** *** **** ** side ********** *** ** ***** ******* ****** ***** ** ****. It's *** **** ** **** *** *** *** *** ****, but * ***'** *** *** **** ***** ** ************ *** the ***** ****** ******* ** *** ******** ***********.

*** ****** **** *** ********* ******* ********, *** *** *** competitors', **** ** *** **** (**** ******** ****) **********. * think *** ******** ****** *** ***** *********** ** ********** ** the ***** ******* **** *** ***********.

**** ** ** ********* **** *** **** ** *** ******* Axis, * ******'* **** ** ***** ***** *** **** ** it ******* ** *** ***** *********** ***** ****'* *** *** for ****. *******, ** * ******, ** ***** **** **** interesting ** **** ********** ******* **** ** ********* *********** (*****'* a ******* ***** ******** ******* **** ***** ***), **** ** lens (** ** *-****?, *** **** *** **** ** *** autofocus?). ****'* *** **** *** *** **** ***** ****?, ****'* the **** ****** ********** ******? ****** **** **** * ***** may ** ******** **** ******* ** *** "**** ***" ******.

** ********** ** **** *** ***** *** *** *** ** features ***** ********* *** ****** *** *** **** ****** ******* competitors ***** ******** ****** ***** *****'* ***** **** *** ** catch **. ****'* ******* * **** ** "*****" .*** ** course **** ** ***** **********.

*******,

"****'* *** **** *** *** **** ***** ****?"

*** ***** ** **** **** *** ****, ********* ** ****** else, ***** ** ********* **** **** **** **? **** ** not **** ******** *** * ****.

"****'* *** **** ****** ********** ******?"

********* ***** ** *** '******* ****'.

"** ** *-****?"

*****, ****'* **** **********. **** ** ***** **** *-**** ** better **** ****** ****'*. **'** ****** ********** *** *********** *** minimal ** ****.

"** ********** ** **** *** ***** *** *** *** ** features ***** ********* *** ****** *** *** **** ****** ******* competitors ***** ******** ****** ***** *****'* ***** **** *** ** catch **."

****'* **** **** ** ** **** ********. ***** *** *** same ******** ***** ** ** *** **** ****** ****. ** you'd **** ** ** **** ***** ********, ***** ** ******** them *** ***'* ***** ** ****** **** ** *** ****** against *** ******* *** **** *** **** *******.

**** ***** ** ***********. ** ***'* **** **** ******* ** think ***** ****. ** *** **** >** *******< ***** * saw * ****** ****** **** ** ****.*** ***** ******* ****** failures. * ***'* **** ** **** **** ***** ** **** that ***. *.*. *** **** ******* *** ********* ************* ******* happy ***** ******** *** ***** (******** **** ***** **** *** a *** **** ** *******) **** ** **** **** ****** do * ******** ******. *** ***** ******* ** **** *****.

****, **** ** ****, * **** ** *** **************** ** Axis ******** ****** **** ** *** ******* ** **** ********** in ****, *'* *** **** *** ****** **** ********* ** IPVM. *'* ************* ** **** ********** *** ** ****** ** part ** *** ** ***** ********, ***'* ** *** *** of *** ****? ** *** ************ ***** **** ** ************ cannot **** ******** ** *** *** ********, * ***'* ***** there **** ** **** **** ** ******** **** *** ****.

**** ** ********** *********** *** *** **** ***********, *-****, ******** first ********** ** **** (**** **** ***** ***** ******** ***** used ** **** ** *** ***********) ** *** **** *********** nor ** **** ****** *** ** ** ********* ******* ** Axis' *********** **** ******* ** ******* *** **** ************* **** Computar ***** ******. ********* ** ** ** ** *** **** propaganda.

* *****'* ******* *-**** ** ****** ** ***** **** ***** technology **** *** ** *********** ******* *** *** ******** ** with ** ***** ***** **** ****. ***** *** **** *** sites *** ***** **** ********* *********** *** ******** ** *** net ***** ****. * *** **** ****** **** ** ***** be *********** ** **** ** *** **** ** **** ********* is ***** ** ** **** **** ** ***.

********* *** ****, ** ** *** ***** ******** * ***** they ****** **** **** *********** **** ******** ** ********* ******* positioning, ** *** *********** *** ******* **** *** ***** ** supposed ** ** ********* ** ****. ****'* ** ***** *** I **** **** ******* **** ****** **** ***** ** ****** or ******** ** *****. ****** *** *** *** ***** *** I **** ** ********, **** ** *** **** *** **** makes *** ******** *** *** ***** ****.

****** **** ***** ** ****, * *****'* **** *** *** biased ******* "*** ******* **** **** ** ******" (****), * have ******* ** ****** **** **** *** **** ** *** against **** * ****** ***** *** **** ** **. ** feed **** *** **** ******* **** ** ** ******* ** is **** ********** ** ********* ******** ** *** ***** ************ in *** **** (**** ** *** ** *** ****).

*** **** **** ***** * **** ******** *** **** "******" after **** *********** ** *** ******* ********* **** ** **** I ******* ** ****** * ***** ********* ** **** ****** without *** ************* *********** *********, *** * ***** ***** **** is ********* ** ***** ** ****** ********.

**** ********: "**** ******* / **** ***** **** * "*****" ** ******** Hikvision ** *** ** ****** "**** ***" *******"

*** *** *********** **** ** **** **** **** *** ** Hikvision ** ******** ***** ********. *** **** ****** * **** this?

**** ** *** **** ******* ******* ***** ******** ** ************, which *** ********* ****.

*** *** ****** ***** * ****** **** ***** ********* ** Axis *** ** *+ **** ****** ***** ** ******?

*** *** **** **** ** **** ******** ***** ** *** real ***** *** ****** **** ******* *** ****** ** *** the ****** ***** ***********.

Axis ** ********* **** *** ********

****'* **** ** *** ***** ** **. ** **** ** an "**** ** ********* **** *** ****** ********"

**** **** *** ** **** ***** '****' ******. ********* **** get ** **** ***** '****' ******. ** **** *** ******** those ******* ***.

**** ************ **** ** ******* ** **** * ******* ********* / ******** **** **** ********** ***** ****** *********.

**** ************ **** ** ******* ** **** * ************** ** our ************ ****** ** ***** / ****** *** **** *******.

*'** ** ** ***** **** *** ********** ************* ** *** this **.

** **** ********* **** ***** ************'* **** ** *** ********* down, *** **** ********* **** ***** *** ****** ********* ** storm *** ***** ** *********** ***** ** ***** ****** ****** to ** ****** ( *** ** * **** **** *** Hikvision)

* ** ********* ********* **** ****** ** **** ***** ******** acknowledge *********'* (** **** *** **** ******) *********.

** ********** *** **** ********* ******** ** ** ******** ****** all ********** *** ***********, **** **** ******** **** **** *** indirect ******** ** ***********.

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***: ** ***** **** ****.***, *** ** ***** **** **** X ** * **** * **** ***.

**: *** ***'* *** **** ** ** *** *** * subscription? *****'* ****** ****** ** *****. ****, **** ******* ** "shrieky" *** *****'* **** ** ****** *****!

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** *** ************ *****, ****** ****** ** *********** ***** ************ read **** ******. *** *******, ***** ****** ******** ***+ ****.*** visits * *****.

**** ****, * ** ****** **** **** ************'* ********** ***** employees **** ******* ****, *** *** ************** ****** **** **'* critical ** ****.

****, *** *** **** **** ******* ** *** *** **** of ***** *** **** ***********. *****, **** *** ***** ************* build ******* *** *** **** *****, ** *** ******* ** third ***** ******* ** ** *** ***.

** ** ********** ** **** * **** ***** ********** ** Hikvision (** **** ****) ** *****'* **** ** *** *** are **** ** *********, ***'* *** ***** ***** ** ** mouth. ** *** **** *** ** ** ***** *** ****** that *'* **** ** ****, *** **** ***** **** ** clear *** ** ** **** **** (***) ** **** ** the *********** (*.*. **) ******* ****. ** * ***** *** in **** ******** ****, *** **** **** ***** ***** ** many ***** ************ ** ******** *********** ** ** ****** ** favor * *****, ******** **** **** * ***** ******** ******* any ******* *********.

* *** ** **** *** **** ******** ** **** *** find **** **** ***** ** **** ***** ** ** ***, but **** **** ***'* **** **, * **** *** **. I **** ******** ** **** ***** ** **** ** **** interest ** ********* ********* ** ****** *** **** ** **** them ** ********** ** *****.

* ******'* **** ** **** **** ** **** - ********* fight (** ******* ******* **** **** ** *** ****** ** with **** ******) ****** **** * ****** ** * ******** job ****** ** **** **** * **** ******* ** **.

*** ****, ** *** **** ** *** ******** ***** ******* Axis *** *********, * ***** **** **** ***** ************ ***** like ** **** *** **** ****** *** *********. *** ****'* up ** *** *** **** ******** ** *************.

******* ** **** *****, * *** **** ******** ** ******** "the **** ******" ***** ** *** **** **** **** ****** on "**** ***". ** *** ***** ****** ************ *********** ** customer ***** ******* **** ************* *** **** **** *** "**** champion ******" ********* ** *** *** ********* ** ****. ** always ******* ** ********'* *********** *** ******* *** * ******** aplication. ****** * *********** *** **** ** ******* ******* **** about ******** ******** *** ************ *** ***** *** *******. ****'* fine ** *** **** *** ********* ** *** **** ** camera *** ******* ***********, *** *** ** ** ******** ******* is ** ******** **** **** ** *** ***** ** *** manufacturer's ********** ******* **** ***** ***** *** **** ********* **** to ********** *** * **** ** ***** ********.

** ******** ** * ***********, ** *** *** **** ** to ***** *** ********** ** *********, ** *** **** **** the ******* / **** ** **** *** ****** ********* **. Axis.

********* ** * ****** ********** ** **** ** ***** *** others *** ***** **** **** ****** ** ******** *****. ** they **** ***** *** ****** ** ***, ** * ******** for ******** *** ******** **********.

"******* ** **** *****, * *** **** ******** ** ******** "the **** ******" ***** ** *** **** **** **** ****** on "**** ***"."

****'* *** * ***** **** (*** *********) *********. **** *** pick **** ****** **** **** (** ******** ******* ** **** feel ** ********).

*** **** ****** **** *** ****** **** ** ************ *********, i.e., *** ******* ** *********. ** * ***** ******* ** would **** **** **** ****. *****, **** ** *** * have ******* *** ** **** ********* *** **** ******* **** to **** ** **** **** ***** ** ***********.

** **** **** ***** *** ****** ** ***???????

*** ****** ***** ***** **** **** *** **** **** **, hence *** ***** *** ******* ** *** ***** ** **** manufacturer, *** **** *** ***** ******* *******

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******, **** ** * "**** *******" *'** ****** ** **** times ** *** **** **** ***** ****** ******, ** ** quite *******, *** * ********** ****** **** **** ******.

"** ** ***** *******"

***, **** ** :) ********* **** **'* *** #* *** *** ***** *********** ****** **** *** (** ** ***** ***** ********* ******* to **** ****).

********* ** *** ********* ** ****** **** **** (****** *****). That ****, * ** ******* **** *** **** *********'* ******* are ****** *** ** ******* ** ***** ****** ******** ********* / ********** *********** / ******* *********. **** ** *** ********* discount *** ******* ******, ********* *** ****** **** *** *** is ***** ******* **** ****.

*** / *** ******, *** **** ********** ****** ** ** the *********** *** ***** ** *** ***********. ****, **** *******.

********** ***** ****, **** *** **** ** *** ***** *** I ***** ** ** ******* ** ***** ** * ************ discussion. ** *** ******* * *** ********* ******** ( * guess). *'** **** ******* *** **** ***** **** *** ** course ** ***** ***** ***** **** *** *** ******** ****, but *********** **** ***** ****** *** ** ***** **** ** it *** ** *****.

***, *** ****** ** ********* ** **********, *** ** *** market *** ***** ****** **** ***** ****** ******* ******* ** many *******, *** ** **** ***** ** *** ****** ** new ******* ** **** **** *** **** **** *** ** a ****** *** (*.*. ***** ****** *******).

*** ****** ******* ******** ** **** **** ****** ***** ** should ** ****** **** ** ******* ********, ******** *** ****** place. ****, ** *** ****** (**'* ***** ******) **** **** soon ****'* ******* **** ** ************ ** *****'* ****** ******* as "******* **********" *** ****, ** **** ** **** ********* to **** *** ****** ******* *********** ******* *** ******.

**** **** ***, * **** ******* **** *** ** ***** posts ********** ***** **** *** * ***** **** ** **** points ** ****.

**** ****. * **** ******* *** **** ********. *'* **** my ********** **** ** ***** *** ** *** **.

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