Testing Samsung 1/2" Wisenet III Camera

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Dec 01, 2015

Continuing our series of 1/2" super low light tests, in this report we look at Samsung's 1/2" Wisenet III model, the SNB-6005. 

We tested it against other large imager super low light models from Axis, Dahua, and Hikvision, and past 1/3" low light performers from Axis and Samsung (Wisenet III) to see how it compares on low light scenes ranging from 0.02 to 0.3 lux.

Below is an excerpt from our dark test of all 5 cameras:

Along with these scenes, we checked bandwidth, configuration, and other factors to see how it compares to these low cost leaders and others.

********** *** ****** ** */*" ***** *** ***** *****, ** this ****** ** **** ** *******'* */*" ******* *** *****, the ***-****. 

** ****** ** ******* ***** ***** ****** ***** *** ***** models ********,*****, *** *********, *** **** */*" *** ***** ********** **** **** ********** (******* ***)** *** *** ** ******** ** *** ***** ****** ******* from *.** ** *.* ***.

***** ** ** ******* **** *** **** **** ** *** 5 *******:

***** **** ***** ******, ** ******* *********, *************, *** ***** factors ** *** *** ** ******** ** ***** *** **** leaders *** ******.

[***************]

*******

*** **** ** **** *** */*" ***-**** ******** ******* ******* to ***** */*" ***** *** ***** ******* ** * ************* low *****.

*** *** ** **** ****** ******** ** *** ***** **** will ****** *******/********* ***** ** **** / *** *** **** ** *** ***.

** *********** *** */*" ***-****, *** */*" ***-**** ** ****** close ** *** ***** ***********, ***** *** ** *** *** 1/3" ***** ** ******* ** *** *****. *******, *** **** is **** **** $*** **** **** *** **** ** *** premium ** ********** ******.

Key ********

***** *** *** *** ******** **** *** **** ** *** Samsung ***-****:

  • *** ***** ***** ******* *** ******* ** ***** */*" ***** low ***** ****** ******, **** ********** ********, *** *******, ****** than *** **** *****.
  • ***** *** ***** ****** ****** ****** * ******* ****, *** ***** in ***** *******.
  • ****** **** ******* ******** ** *** ***** ******, **** ******* spikes (** **** ** **/*) ** **** **** ******, ******** to ***** *-* **/* ** ***** *** *********.

*******

*** ******* ***-**** ***** *** ~$*** *** ****** ($*** ****** + $*** ****).

**** ******* ** ****** ******, **** ** *** ***** ***-*******, and similar ** *** ********* **** (******* ******** ****). ** ** significantly ***** **** ****** **** **** *** ****.

Physical ********

*** ***-**** ** ********** ****** ********* ** *** */*" ***-****, aside **** *** ****** */*" **.* **** ****. ** ****** its ************ ** **** *****.

Open ***** *******

** ***** ****** ** **** *****, ******* ** ***** ******* lot/open ***** ** *** ****** ******* **** ~*.** ** ~*.** lux. ** ******* ******** *** ****** ** ** **** *****.

** **** *****, *** ***-**** *** ******* **** **** ***** imager ******, **** ** **** *** *********, ******** ******* ** the ******* *** *****. *********** ** ************* ****** **** *** 1/3" ***-**** ***** ***** ****** ** ******* ** *** *******.

********** *** ********** *** ** ~**', ******* *** ******* ** all *******. *** ***-**** ******** ********* ** ***** ***** ****** models ****, ***** ********** ******, *** ******* **** **** ******.

***** *** *****

******* ******* **** ***** **** ** *****, *** ***-**** ***** on * *** **** *** **** ** ***** ******. *********** decreases ** *** ******* *** *** ********* *********** *****, **** its increased ***** ********** ****** *** *******'* ******* ******* ******* *** green ***** **********.

Parking *** *******

** ****** ** * *** ******* ***, ** ****, **** light ****** ******* **** ~*.**-*.* *** **** ******** ********.

** **** *****, *** ******* ****** **** *** *** ******* slightly, ******** ******* ** *** ***-**** ******** ** ******, ********** Axis *** *********.

** * ***** ***, *** **** ***** ** ********** ****** out ** *** ***-**** *** ** *** ****** ********** ********, with ** ******* *******.

Bandwidth **********

*** ***-**** *** *** ******* ******** ** *** ******* ****** in **** *** ***** (~** **/* ** ~*.** ***), *** was ****** ******* (***** *****) ** ***** ***** ******.

**** **** *** */*" ***-**** ****** ************, ** **** ** dark ******, ******** **** ** **/*.

***** ************ **** ***** ***** *.***, ** ***, ******* ************ ~28.

Test **********

******* **** ****** ***** ******* ********, **** *** ********* ******** applied ** *** *******:

  • ******* ***** *** *** ** * ******* ** */***
  • *.*** **** *******, ** ***, ~** ************ *** ****

*** ********* ********/******** ******** **** ****:

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

Comments (0)

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

48MP 180 Camera (Digital Watchdog) Test on May 10, 2017
Camera resolution continues to advance, with Digital Watchdog offering the MegaPIX PANO 48MP 180° camera, the highest resolution mainstream camera...
Hanwha 9MP Fisheye Camera Tested (PNF-9010R) on May 09, 2017
12MP sensor fisheye panoramic cameras are becoming increasingly common. We have tested Hikvision's DS-2CD63C2F as well as Panasonic's SFV481 4K...
Last Day - IP Networking Course May 2017 on Apr 26, 2017
Today is the last day to register for the May IP Networking Course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video...
Axis Lowest Cost Outdoor IR Camera M2025-LE Tested on Apr 24, 2017
Axis has lagged offering low cost IR cameras while their Asian competitors have made IR standard even in their most entry level cameras. Recently,...
Ring Floodlight Cam Tested on Apr 20, 2017
Ring has released their latest entry, the Floodlight Cam, calling it the "Evolution of Outdoor Security", touting motion activated floodlights,...
Hanwha Lowest Cost WiseNet X Camera (XND-6010) Tested on Apr 13, 2017
IPVM bought and tested the lowest-cost WiseNet X model, the indoor 2MP fixed focal XND-6010 dome, continuing our testing of Hanwha's new WiseNet X...
Pelco Surevision 3 Tested on Apr 12, 2017
Pelco has released generation 3 of its Surevision cameras, claiming improved performance in both super low light and WDR performance. We bought...
Hanwha Wisenet X Tested on Mar 27, 2017
Hanwha has released their latest generation, the Wisenet X series, powered by their new Wisenet 5 processor. This new series claims improvements...
SimpliSafe Camera Tested on Mar 07, 2017
SimpliSafe is one of the most controversial companies in the industry, as they have become the symbol of the DIY threat to traditional alarm...
TVI 4.0 Doubles HD Analog Bandwidth on Mar 05, 2017
HD analog's move up market continues. Starting a few years ago at just 720p, HD analog is now poised for 4K and beyond. Techpoint, the company...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Pelco Shutting Down Clovis Line, Laying Off 200 on May 22, 2017
Pelco's Clovis facility once turned out some of the industry's most popular products. Now, the facility is mostly building "obsolete" equipment,...
IP Camera - 15 Year Shootout on May 22, 2017
How far have IP cameras come? We bought and tested 4 cameras across the past 15 years to understand how much and where performance has...
Remote Video Monitoring Providers Directory on May 21, 2017
Remote video monitoring can help integrators generate RMR plus end users lower their security costs and/or improve response to critical...
Axis Criticizes OEMs: "When You Buy An Axis Camera, An Axis Camera Is What You Get!" on May 19, 2017
When you buy a Honeywell camera, you likely get a Hikvision, Dahua or some other company's product. The same goes for easily 100 different...
Hackable 125kHz Access Control Migration Guide on May 19, 2017
Despite being one of the most popular credentials, 125 kHz credentials are easily copied and insecure as we showed in our test results, video...
Forget The Backdoor, "ALL HIKVISION PRODUCTS" On Sale on May 18, 2017
Less than 2 weeks after the Hikvision Backdoor was confirmed, Hikvision has launched a sale "ON ALL HIKVISION PRODUCTS". In this note, we examine...
Amazon Techs Installing IP Cameras Tested on May 18, 2017
In 2015, Amazon started offering video surveillance installation. Now, Amazon has made it a lot easier, with automatic add-on options and...
Hanwha Recorder Vulnerability Analyzed on May 18, 2017
ICS-CERT has released a vulnerability notice for Hanwha SRN-4000 recorders.  Hanwha provided additional information to IPVM about this issue,...
DMP Video Doorbell / Access Reader Examined on May 17, 2017
Consumers increasingly demand video doorbells, with "doorbells selling like hotcakes, everyone wants a doorbell", according to ADT's CEO. At ISC...
ShotSpotter To IPO, Facing Low Revenue and Losses on May 17, 2017
A rare event for North American security manufacturers is upcoming. ShotSpotter is planning to IPO on the NASDAQ, aiming to raise $34.5...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact