Tiandy Super Starlight Cameras Tested

By: Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward, Published on Apr 30, 2020

Tiandy is taking aim at China competitors Dahua and Hikvision, with a new series of "super starlight" cameras, including white light illumination, and on-board people and vehicle detection.

IPVM Image

To see how they compare, we bought and tested four Tiandy models, looking at the following:

  • How do Tiandy cameras compare to competitive white light models from Hikvision, Uniview, and TVT/InVid?
  • How did they compare to others from our Color Low Light and Integrated IR Shootouts?
  • How did they perform in WDR scenes?
  • How did their person and vehicle detection analytics perform?
  • How well do they integrate to third-party VMS?
  • How does bandwidth compare in day and night scenes?

******** ****** *** ** China *********** ***** *** Hikvision, **** * *** series ** "***** *********" cameras, ********* ***** ***** illumination, *** **-***** ****** and ******* *********.

IPVM Image

** *** *** **** compare, ** ****** *** tested **** ****** ******, looking ** *** *********:

  • *** ** ****** ******* compare ** *********** ***** light ****** *************,*******, ******/*****?
  • *** *** **** ******* to ****** **** ******** *** ****************** ***********?
  • *** *** **** ******* in *** ******?
  • *** *** ***** ****** and ******* ********* ********* perform?
  • *** **** ** **** integrate ** *****-***** ***?
  • *** **** ********* ******* in *** *** ***** scenes?

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

*******

** *** *****, ****** models ********* ****** ** low *****/**** **** ** and ***** ***** ************ than ***** ******-**** ***** manufacturers **** ** ******, TVT/InVid, *** *******, *** offered *****-******* ******** ***********. However, **** **** ************ by********* ************ *******, *** ******** **** poor *** *********** *** weak *** ***********.

Key ********

******'* ***** ***** ****** produced ******** *** ***** (<2 ***) ***** ******* and **** **** ***** light ************ **** *********** models **** *****************, *** ****** ******* than*********'* *** *******.

******'* ** ******' ************ was **** ****** *** field ** **** **** smart ** *** *******, with ****** *******, *** overexposure ** ***** ***** (~15' *** ******). *******, cameras ******* ** ***** IR ***, **** *********** overexposure *** ********.

*** ****** ****** ******** from **** *** ******* of ****** ********, ****** to ****** ** *******/******* doors. *** *********** ** static ****** ****** **** average ** ****.

******** *********** *** ****** strong, ********** ********* ****** walking, *******, ** ********** in *** *****, *** ignoring ****** ****** *** outdoor ***** ***** ******* such ** *******, *******, and ******, *** ***** alerts **** ********* ** large ******* **** ** dogs *** ****, ***** were ********** ** ******.

*******, *** *********** *** weak, **** *** ******* not ******* *** ***** with *** *** ******, H.265 ********* *** ******* in ***** ** ** Witness, *** ********* *** supported ** *** *** tested.

*******

**** ****** ******* *** comparably ****** ** ***** competitors. *** *******, *** 1080p ********* ****** **-***** has * ****** ***** of ~$***-***, ***** **** competitive ********* ******* **** Dahua *** *********, ** the ***** ** $***-***.

*******, ***** ***** ***** TC-C52LT *** *** **** expensive ***** ** ******, with * ****** ***** of ~$***-***, ****** **** Hikvision's ********** ******* ***** light ***** (~$*** ******), but ******* **** *** include *** ** ** the **-*****.

Tiandy **. *********** ***** *****

***** ** *** *****, both ***** ***** ****** models ****** (**-***** *** TC-C52LT) ********* ****** **** the ***** *** ******* white ***** ****** ** past *****, **** ** which ******** **** ************ and ****** *******. *******, compared ** ********* *******, Tiandy *********** ******** ***** similar ** ***** ******** and *******, ***** ****:

IPVM Image

** *** *****, *** Tiandy **-***** ******** *** truest ****** ** ****** cameras, ******* ** *********'* ColorVu (****** **** *****), with ****** ******, **** as *** **-**** *****.

IPVM Image

************ ****** ** **** Tiandy ***** ***** ******* at ~**' *** ******, with *** ****** ****** to ****** ******* ****** for *** ****** ** the *****. ************ ** Hikvision's ******* ******** ** only **** ***** *****, <10'.

Even ***** ***** ************

*** ****** ****** ***** light ************ ** ****** even, **** **** ****** to ******** ******* ** the *****. *******, **** subjects **** **** ****** to ****, ******** ******* to **********, *********** *** edges ** *** *****.

IPVM Image

Smart ** ******** ** ******* / *********** ******

*** ** *** ****** cameras ****** ********* ** Smart ** "***", ***** produced **** ****** ******* due ** ************ *** hotspots ** *** *****. Because ** ****, *** comparisons ***** *** **** with ***** ** **.

IPVM Image

Dark ** ***********

** *** **** **** IR **, *** ****** cameras ******** ********* **** IR ********, **** ************ visible **** **** ** edge **** **** ******** darkening.

IPVM Image

** ~**' ******** **** Smart ** *******, *** Tiandy **-***** ******** ****** chart *** ****** *******, similar ** *** **** P3245-LVE, *** **** * dimmer **********. *** ****** TC-C32TP *** ********, ******* slight ************ ** *** subject *** **** *****, similar ** *** ********* 2725FHWD.

IPVM Image

Wide ******* *****

** ****** *** ****** cameras' *** *********** ******* an ********/**** **** ** a ***** ***, **** a ************ ** **** 100x (** *** ******* vs. *,*** *** ********).

IPVM Image

*** ** *** ****** cameras ****** ****** ** a ****** *** *****. The ******* **** **** to ****** ********, ******* our *******'* ****** ******* entirely ***** ** ******* into *** ****. ** contrast, **** ******-********** ****** from ****** ****** **** **************** **** ****** *******, such ** *** ********* below.

IPVM Image

*** *** ***** ************ how *** **** *** performing ****** **-***** *** unable ** ******* ****** details ** *** ******* until ** *** ******* well **** *** ****, with *** ******** ********** washed *** *** ****** time.

** * ***** *****, performance ******* *** ****** cameras ****** ******, **** Tiandy **-***** ********* ****** facial *** ***** *******, but **** ***** ** the ******** *******. *** Tiandy **-***** *** *** weakest ** *** ****** cameras, **** *** ********** totally *********** ******* *********, although ******* ****** **** clear.

IPVM Image

Full ***** (~***+ ***)

** ****, **** ******** (~200 ***), ******* *** chart ******* ****** *****, with ** ***** ****** noticeable **** ***** *******.

IPVM Image

Accurate ****** ********* *********

*** **** ****** ******* accurately ******* ** ****** walking, *******, *** ********** in *** *****, **** no ****** ********** ****** in **** ***** ******.

IPVM Image

No ***** ****** **** ******* / **********

********, ******* ******* *** not ***** ***** ******, a ****** ***** ** other *******.

** *****, ********** **** passing ******** **** *******, a ****** ****** ** false ****** ** ***** analytic *******.

No ***** ****** ** ****** / ******* *******

******* ****** ******* *** scene ******* *** *** trigger *** ***** ******.

***** ***** *******, **** as ****** ***** ****** on/off ** *** **** below, **** *******.

False ****** ** ***** *******

*** **** ******** ***** seen ** *** ***** was ***** ****** ** large *******, **** ** dogs *** ****, ***** were ********** ** ******, shown *****.

VMS *********** ******

** *** *****, *** Tiandy ******* *** *********** issues ****** ** *****, with *** **-***** *** TC-C52LT **** ******* *** RTSP ** ***** ***** than *********. ************, *.*** was *** ********* ** Exacq ** ** ******* using *** ******.

****** **** *** ********** to *** ***** ****** (when ***** *****, *** RTSP), *** ******'* ******** events **** *** ********* in *** ***.

IPVM Image

Bandwidth **********

**** ***** (~*** ***) bit ***** **** ******* to ***** ******* ** all ****** ******, **** below * **/*.

** *****, ******** **** IR ** ****** **********, similar ** *********** ******* we **** ******, *** white ***** ******** ****** drastically, **** **** ****** IR ********, *** ** higher ****** ** ******* noise *** ********* **** using ***** *****.

***** ************ **** ***** with ******** ****** ** the *****, **** ******'* "S+" ***** ***** *******.

IPVM Image

** *******, ******'* ******** are ********* ****, **** 5+ **/* ** ***** scenes, **** ***** ****** disabled *** * **** low ~** ************. ******** S+ *** ******** ** other ********, ******** **** to the **** *****, **** quantization ********* **** **.

IPVM Image

Physical ********

** *** ***** *****, we **** * ***** look ** *** ******** construction ** *** ****** cameras.

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

  • *** ****** ****** ** not **** **** ****** (TC-C32BG *** **-*****), ******** for ****** *******, **** the ***** ******* **** the **** ** *** camera ******* ** ****** through *** *****.
  • ** ***** ** ****** the ******'* ***** ****** and ******* ****, ***** must ****** *** *********, potentially **** ***** ** vandalism, *** **** **** time-consuming ** ******** ** these ***** **** ** access.
  • *******, *** ******* * USB ********* ** ***** cable ***** ***** *** be **** ** ******* a *** ***** ***** instead ** *******, ** unusual ******* ** ** cameras.

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

*** ****** ***** ********* bullet ******* *** ******* in **** ** *** Uniview *******-**-****-*-** *** ********* Performance ****** *******.

IPVM Image

Made ** *****

*** ** *** ****** cameras ****** **** **** in *****.

IPVM Image

Test ***********

******* **** ****** ***** default ******** **** **** changes:

  • *.*** **** ******* **** smart ***** "*+" *******.
  • *** *** ******* **** for *** *******.
  • ******* ***** *** ** 1/30s. ********* ** */***.

*** ********* ******** ******** were **** ****** *******.

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

Comments (15)

***** ***! *** ***** web-browser *******? **** ******** work ******* **?

***** ****,

*** *** **** *** Chrome *** *******, *** it ******** ***** ** be ******* ** **** the **** ****** ** all ** *** *******. We ********* ****** **** support *** **** **** they *** ******* ** moving **** **** ***** before *** *** ** the ****.

* ******* **** ****** is ******** ***** ******* later **** ****...

******* **#*, ***** ** why ** *** *** of *** ***** ********* we ********** ****** **** when ** ********* ****. While **** ** ******* have ***** **** **** this **** ** *******, some ******* (*** *** old) ***** *** *****.

******** *********** ** ** *** time ** ********* *** Flash ******* ****** *** browsers.

***'* **** *** ******* 6 *** *** ***** free *** *********.

***** ***** *******, **** as ****** ***** ****** on/off ** *** **** below, **** *******.

** **** ********** * good *****?

***, ** *** ****** change *** ***** *** no ***** ******* ******, ignore **, ** ** is *** * ********** event.

* **** *** ** address, ********, *** ******** printed ** *** *****. Since *** ******** ** the ***** ******* *** unique ******** ** *****, it **** *** ******* for *** ********** *** law. ******* ****** ******** one ** ** *** then ****** * ********* with *** *****...

***** *** ******* ***** of *****/***** *** ****** forces *** ** ****** the ******** ****** ******* you ** ********* ********. Not **** ** ** can ******* **** * VMS/NVR **** *** *****/***** password ******.

*****/*** ** ****** *********? Is ** * ************ product ** ******-**-****** *******?

*****/*** ** ****** ********* in *** **? ** it * ************ ******* or ******-**-****** *******?

***** ** #*,

** ********* *** ******* directly **** *** ************ (Tiandy), *** ** *** or ****** **** ** interested ** ******** ****/********** their *******, ****** ***** me *******@****.***,*** * **** **** you ** *** ******* Tiandy **** **.

**'** ******** ****** *** Tiandy ******* ** ***** but ***** **** ** results (** **** *** have ******* ****). ** answer **** ********, ** would ** ******-**-******, ** there ** ********* ** distribution ***.

********* **** ***** ** interesting ** ********** *******, SnapAV *** **** *********, and ********* **** ** least *** ********** ********* Tiandy. ******* ** *** other *******.

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

***'* ***** ********* ******* of ****** ******** ** keep *** ****** ** color **** ** **** lower ***** **** *****?

***** *** **** ** very ***********, * **** of **** *** ********** on *** *** ****** performs ** *** ******* light ***** ******* *** mode ** ******. *** compare *** ****** ** that ** ***** ******* like *** ******* **..

Read this IPVM report for free.

This article is part of IPVM's 6,367 reports, 855 tests and is only available to members. To get a one-time preview of our work, enter your work email to access the full article.

Already a member? Login here | Join now

Related Reports

TVT / InVid White Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu on Mar 18, 2020
With mega China manufacturers Dahua and Hikvision facing both bans and human rights abuse sanctions, many budget buyers are turning to smaller...
Vivotek 4K S-Series Camera Tested on Sep 30, 2019
Vivotek's highest-end S-series camera claims "Supreme Night Visibility", "Smart IR II", "Smart Stream II", "WDR Pro for unparalleled visibility in...
Hikvision ColorVu Camera Tested on Jun 24, 2019
Hikvision says their new ColorVu line captures "vivid chromatic images in darkness", with unconventional white light illuminations whereas most...
Avigilon 32MP and 12MP H4 Multisensor Cameras Tested on Jun 11, 2019
Avigilon has released their H4 Multi-Sensor line of cameras claiming "broad scene coverage and high image detail" We bought and tested the...
Axis ~$150 Outdoor Camera Tested on May 21, 2019
Axis has released the latest in their Companion camera line, the outdoor Companion Dome Mini LE, a 1080p integrated IR model aiming to compete with...
UTC Interlogix Series 6 Tested on Mar 25, 2019
UTC Interlogix has long been deceptively OEMing Hikvision as our 2017 results show. Now, Interlogix is back with their newest IP camera series,...
Dahua Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (N44CL52) on Sep 10, 2018
4MP use continues to increase, especially in low-cost models, according to integrators in our 2018 Resolution Usage Statistics. We bought Dahua's...
Avigilon 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested on May 03, 2018
12MP fisheye cameras have become mainstream, with nearly every major manufacturer offering their take on this segment. To see how these new higher...
Hikvision 4K IR PTZ Tested (DS-2DF8836IV-AELW) on Nov 10, 2017
The IR PTZ trend continues, now with 4K resolution, with Hikvision releasing its DS-2DF8836IVAEL-W camera [link no longer available], a 4K 1/1.9"...
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...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Hikvision Illicitly Uses Back To The Future In Marketing on Jul 03, 2020
NBCUniversal told IPVM that Hikvision UK's ongoing coronavirus marketing campaign using NBCUniversal's assets was not allowed. Hikvision mass...
Verkada: "IPVM Should Never Be Your Source of News" on Jul 02, 2020
Verkada was unhappy with IPVM's recent coverage declaring that reading IPVM is 'not a good look' and that 'IPVM should never be your source of...
Vintra Presents FulcrumAI Face Recognition on Jul 02, 2020
Vintra presented its FulcrumAI face recognition and mask detection offering at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. Inside this report: A...
Uniview Wrist Temperature Reader Tested on Jul 02, 2020
Uniview is promoting measuring wrist temperatures whereas most others are just offering forehead or inner canthus measurements. But how well does...
Dahua USA Admits Thermal Solutions "Qualify As Medical Devices" on Jul 02, 2020
Dahua USA has issued a press release admitting a controversial point in the industry but an obvious one to the US FDA, that the thermal temperature...
Access Control Online Show - July 2020 - With 40+ Manufacturers - Register Now on Jul 01, 2020
IPVM is excited to announce our July 2020 Access Control Show. With 40+ companies presenting across 4 days, this is a unique opportunity to hear...
Hanwha Face Mask Detection Tested on Jul 01, 2020
Face mask detection or, more specifically lack-of-face-mask detection, is an expanding offering in the midst of coronavirus. Hanwha in partnership...
UK Government Says Fever Cameras "Unsuitable" on Jul 01, 2020
The UK government's medical device regulator, MHRA, told IPVM that fever-seeking thermal cameras are "unsuitable for this purpose" and recommends...
Camera Course Summer 2020 on Jun 30, 2020
This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Lots of manufacturer training...
Worst Over But Integrators Still Dealing With Coronavirus Problems (June Statistics) on Jun 30, 2020
While numbers of integrators very impacted by Coronavirus continue to drop, most are still moderately dealing with the pandemic's problems, June...