Testing 5MP Pelco Sarix IR

By: Derek Ward, Published on May 15, 2014

Integrated IR has become a common solution for low light problems, but resolutions have remained relatively low, usually 1080p and below. Now, 5MP bullet cameras have become common, but this brings up two key new questions:

  • Does this increase in resolution come with a practical gain in performance at night?
  • Will this jump in pixels kill my bandwidth and storage?

To find out, we tested Pelco's new Sarix IBP519-ER [link no longer available], a 5 megapixel integrated IR bullet claiming 25m illumination range.

********** ***** ****** * ****** solution *** *** ***** problems, *** *********** **** remained ********** ***, ******* 1080p *** *****. ***, 5MP ****** ******* **** become ******, *** **** brings ** *** *** new questions:

  • **** **** ******** ** ********** come **** * ********* **** in *********** ** *****?
  • **** **** **** ** pixels **** ** ********* and *******?

** **** ***, ** tested *****'* *** ***** IBP519-ER [**** ** ****** available], * * ********* integrated ** ****** ******** 25m ************ *****.

** *** ** ** against ******* ************,*********, ************ ******** ** *** *** 1080p options.

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Key ********

**** *** *** *** findings **** **** ****:

  • ********** ****** ******* ** test ***** *** ******* in ****** ****** ** view (~**' *** *****) compared ** *****/*** ******* in **** **** *****, as **** ** **** (~0.1 ***) **** ** on.
  • ** ********* **** ** details **** ***** *** in **** ****** **** IR ** (~*.*-*.* ***) compared ** ***** ** wider ****** ** ****, 50-100'.
  • ** ************ ***** *** longer **** *********, ******** ~35m **. *** *****.
  • ************ *** *** **** across *** **** ***** of **** ********** ** zoom *****, **** ******** weakening ** *** ***** of *** *****.
  • ******** ** ********** ********** slowly. **** ********** **** 20-30 ******* ** *** subject ********** *** ****** at ***** *****, ******* him *** ** *** meantime.
  • ********* *** *********** **** or ***** **** *****/*** integrated ** ******* ******* the ******'* ****** *** resolution. **** *** **** with ********** ************ ****** and ***** ****.

*******

*** ******-** ***** ***~$*** *** ******. **** ** ***** equal ** *** ******** 5MP ********(~$*** ********* ****** *****, based ** ****), ****** higher **** *** ********** IR ******* **** ******* (******,~$*** ******) ************(******** [**** ** ****** available],~$*** ******).

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*** ******-** *** ****** IR performance **** ****** ***** than ***** ******* ** have ****** ** *** focal ****** (**************'* *-**** ************* ~***). *** ********* resolution ******** ******** ******** in ******* ** ***** fields ** **** ** full *****, ** **** as ** ****** ****** of **** ** **** scenes **** ** **. However, ***** ******* ** cover **** **** *****, 50' *** ***** **** still **** **** *** better ****** ** ******** the ***** **** ******** cameras.

Physical ********

**** ***** ******* *** physical ************ ** *** IBP519, ****** ******* *** integrated ** ****** *******: 

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** **** ********** ** review ************* ** *** IBP519. *** *** ********* is ********* *** **** as ***** ***** ***** models, ****** ******** ****** focus *** **** *******, and *** ** ********. 

IR ***********

** ***** *** ******'* IR ************ ** ** effective ** ***** ***'/***, greater **** *** *** specification. **** ***** ***** our ******* ******* **** ~150', ***** ** ****** be **** ******* *** background, *** *** *** to *** ******.

*******, ** ****** *** camera's ********** ** ** multiple **** ****** ** see *** ****** *** field ** **** *** illuminated. ****** **, ***** is ******** ******* ** the **** ** *** field ** ****, **** details ** *** ******* and***** ***********.

****** *** ** *** widest *****, ************ ** more ******, **** * brighter ****** ******* ******* at *** **** ** the *****.

** ****** ******** ** in **** *****, ** well, **** *** ******* walking **** ~**' **** the ****** ** ***** 5'. ** ** **********, IR ****** *** *** face. ***** *** ****** adjusts, ~**-** ******* *****, he ** ******* *******. Walking ******* *** ***** from ****-**-**** ******** ** no ******* **********. 

 

Image ***********

** ****** *** ******-** against ***** ********** ** cameras **** *** ***** to *** * ******** of ***** ******* ** our ********** ***********. ** this ***** ** ****, ~25' ****, ***** *** limited ***** **** ***** 5MP **********, *********** **** in *** ***** ***** of *** **** ***** (seen ***** **** *****). ******* details *** ******* ******* in *** *****/*** ******.

** *** **** **** IR **, *** **** is ****, **** ***** lines ** *** ***** more ******* ** *** IBP519. ******* ** *** subject *** ***** ***** to *** **** ** other *******. 

******* **** *** *********** 

********, ** ******* *** horizontal ***** ** **** to **'. ** **** width *** *****, ***** is ****** ******* ** 5MP **********, **** ** real **** ** ******* of *** *******.

** * ***' ****, the **** ** ****. Detection ** ******** ****** in *** *** ******, though ** ********** ******* are ********* ** *** ** simply *** ***.

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**** ************ ** ** FPS *** ~**************, ********* ** *** IBP519 ** ****** ***** to *** ******** ***** bullet ******, *** **** below ********* *** ******* integrated ** ******, ********** interesting ******* ** *** higher **********.

***********

****** ******** **** **** defaulted ****** *** *********** (standardized ** ~** *), frame **** (************ ** 10 ***), *** ******** (standardized ** ******* */***). Below *** *** ******** versions **** *** **** camera ******:

  • ******** *.**-**-***: *.*.*.**
  • ********* **-*******-**: **.*.* ***** ******
  • ***** ******-**: **.**.**
  • ******* *******: *****

*********** *** ******* *.*.**.***** was ****.

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That camera is huge.

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