Testing Sony HD Dome Camera

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 18, 2014

Top WDR and low light performance are generally only offered in manufacturer's high end cameras.

In particular, Sony users historically needed to use their expensive high end V series cameras for these options.

Now, Sony says their new 6th generation mid-level cameras (the E series), offers these capabilities at hundreds of dollars less than the V series.

Is this really the case?

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Comments (1)

Nice review, but would liked to have seen a comparable Samsung included as they seem to be trying to take Sony head on.

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