Testing March MegaPX Domes

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 04, 2014

March Networks has been one of the bigger names in video surveillance recorders for a decade, with significant adoption especially in banking and retail.

For a number of years, since the Cieffe acquisition, the company has offered IP cameras as well.

In this report, we share test findings of the 3MP outdoor MegaPX MicroDome and the 1080p indoor MegaPX MiniDome Z. Both are 3-9mm varifocal, show below:

We tested them against models from Avigilon, Bosch, Hikvision, Samsung and Sony to see how well they compared in full light, WDR and low light scenes.

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