Ubiquiti $29 G3 Instant Camera Tested

By Ilya Ignatenko, Published Jul 29, 2021, 09:46am EDT (Research)

********'* $** ***** ******* ** ********* **** ********* *** *** ** the ****** **** ******* ** *** industry, *** *** **** ** ****** perform?

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** ****** *** ****** *** ******** G3 ******* (*****, **, ****** ****) against ***-**** ****** ******** (*****-*)************ (**-***********-*), ** **** **$** ***** **** *** **, *********:

  • *** ** **** ******* ** **** light (~*****), *** *****(~***), **** (and *** ******?
  • *** **** ** ******* ** **** and ********* ***-**** ******* *** **** Cam **?
  • *** **** ** ** ************ *** does ** ********** *******?
  • **** ** ********* ** *****-***** ***?
  • *** **** ******* ******* ** ***********?
  • *** **** *** ** ******* ******* to ***** *** *********?

*******

***** ** *** *****, *** ******** G3 ******* ****** ********* **** ******** to ~$** ********** **** *** ** and ***-**** ********* **** **** *** Hikvision, ********* ******* ** ****** ***** quality ** **** ***** *** ***** low *****.

*******, ** ******* **** ****** **** Wyze, *** ******** **** *** ********* 2325 ***** *********** ********. *** ** Instant's ** ******** *** **** **** than **** ** *** ********* *** Wyze, ******* ************ *** ******* ** close ********* (~** ****) *** ********* enough ***** ** ******* ***** ******* at ******* ********* (~** ****). **** that ****' ****** **** ****** ****** (M30) ** *** ******* **.

** ***, *** ** ******* ********* below ******* ******** ** **** *** Hikvision, ************ *** ******* ** *** strong ***** *** ************* ** *** dark **** ** *** *****, ******** much ******** **** **** *** **.

*******, *** ** *******'* **** ** ONVIF ** ****** **** ********* ** a ***** ********** ******** ** ******* commercial ******* *** *** **** ** direct ***** ****** ** * ********** compared ** ****, ***** ******** ** other ******** ** *******.

Pricing *** ************

*** ** ******* ***** *** $** directly **** ********. *******, ** *** been **** *** ***** *** ******* 2-3 ****** ***. ** ************ ** ***** ****** *** ******** prices, ********* ~$**-*** ***, *** ** have **** **** ******* *** **** $200.

******** *** *** ******* *** ******* for ***** ********* ** ** **** of *******. ** **** ****** **** report **/**** **** ******* ********.

*** $** ***** ** ******* ** the **** *** ** ($**.** ***) and **** ***** **** ******* ********** cameras **** *** **** *****-* ($***) or ********* **-*********-* (~$***).

*****'* ******* *** ********, ******** ** configure/record *** ** *******, **** ** several ** ***** ********, ********* *** Protect *** ($***-***), ******** **** **** ($199), ** ***** ******* *** ($***).

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****: **** ***** ** **** ********'* Protect *** ** *** **** *** weeks.

Compared ** ***** *** *********

** *** ******** **** *** ********, the ** *******'* ***** ******* *** similar ** ****** **** ***-*** ***** and ********* ****** *** ** ** significantly **** ********* (****** **** ********) than ***** ****** **** ** *******. Additionally, ** ** **** *********, ****** still **** ** *****.

*******, *** ************ ** * ***** issue. ***** *** ** ******* *** been **** *** *** ******, ***** and ********* *** ******* ********* *** any ****** ** ************.

*******, *** **** ** ***** ** RTSP ******* ****** *** ********, ** it **** ****** *** **** *** those *** **** ******** **** ** VMSes, ****** ******* ******** ********* *** most ****** ******.

Full ***** ***********

** ** ****** *** ******* ***** (~300 ***), *** ** ******* ****** provides ******* ******* ** *** ***** models ****** ** ***** ********* (~** feet/~100 ***).

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** * ******* ******** (~** ****), G3 ******* ******** ********** ****** ******* and **** ***** ******* **** *** competitors, *** ******* ******* *** ***** recognizable.

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****** ******* ******* **** ***** ** the ** *******, *********, *** **** V3, ***** *** **** *** ********** blurred.

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Low ***** ***********

** * *** ***** ***** ** color **** (~* ***), *** ******** camera *********** *** **** *** *** Hikvision **** ********* **** ***** ******* overexposing *** *****. *******, ** ** noticeably ****** **** *** **** *** v3, ****** **** *********** ****** **** of *** **** ***** *** ******* colors.

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** ~** **** ** *** *****, subject ****** ******* *** *******, ******* to *** ***** *******, *** ****, although *** ***** ******* *** ******** than ***** ******* ******, *** *** overexposed.

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Moderate *** ***** ****** ****

**** * ****** ******* ** ~* lux, ******** ******** ***** ***** ******* than *** ********* *********** ****** *** similar ******* ** **** *** ****.

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

** ***** ***** ** * **** scene (the ** ******* ******** ****** ******* than *** ********* ***** ***** ** does *** ********** *** ******* *** chart. *******, *** ***** **** *** Wyze ****** ******* *******, ********* ******** facial *******. **** **** **** *****-* doesn't **** ********** **, ********* ** is *** **** ** ******* *** usable ******* ** **** *****.

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******* ****, ** ~**' ********, ******* details *** **** ***** **** ***** from *** **** *** *** ******* to *********. **********, *** ** ******* provides ****** ***** ******* **** *********'* 2325 *** ** *** ************ *** chart *** ******* ****** **** *** Wyze.

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**** * ****** ******* ** lux, ******** ******** *** "****" ***** quality *** ** *** **** ** coverage ******* *** ***** ******* ************ the ******* ** ***** ********* (~** feet).

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Even ** ********

*** ** ******* ****** ******* *********** the ******* ** *** ****** ** the ***** ** **** ******* ************ and ******* *** ***** ** **** more ****** **** *** ********* **** and **** *** **.

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

** ****** *** *** *********** ** a ***** ***** ************ ****** **** ~3,200 *** ******* ** ~** *** inside.

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******** ** ******* *** ***** ******* in **** *****, **** ****** ******* inside *** *** **** **** *** Hikvision. *******, ** ******** ****** ******* against ********* **** *** **** *** v3, ***** *********** *********** ******** *******, making ****** ******* **** ** *******.

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*** ** ******* *** *** ****** quickly ****** ** ********** *** ** exterior **** ******* *** *******, **** backlight ************ *** *******, **** ************* as ** ***** ******.

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Pixel ****** ********* ****

*** ** ******* ****** ******** ***** motion *********, **** ** *************** ** people, ********, ** ***** *******. ** our *******, ****** ******* ** **** nuisance *******, **** ** ****** ** shadows, ***** *****:

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******** ** ********* ********** ** ********* which ******** ****** *********, ****** **** did *** **** *** ******** *** release.

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

*** ** ******* ** *** ***** conformant, *** **** ** ****** **** directly **** *** ******, ******** ** past ******** ******** ******* ******** ********* * ******* ********** ****. *** camera *** * *** ** *** it ******** **** ***** ************* *********.

*******, ***** *** **** ****** **** from *** ***** ******* ***, **** specific **** *** *** **** ****** and **********:

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******** **** *** **** ***** ** add ***** ******* ** ********** ****, only ********** **** *********** **** **** the *** *** *** **** ****** for *****-***** ***********.

**** ***** ** **** ********'* ******* NVR ** *** **** *** *****.

Bandwidth **********

****** *** ***, *** ** ******* camera ******** ******** ****** ********* **** other ******* ******. ** *****, **** Hikvision's **** ****** ***** *** *** value, ******* *** ***** ******* ******** approximately *** **** ********* **** ******** requiring ~*** **/* **** **** **** and ****.

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Size **********

*** ** ******* ** ******* ** size ** *** **** *** **, shown *****, **** * ***** **** camera **** ******.

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NDAA ********* / **** ** *****

******** ***** *** ** ******* ** NDAA *********. ******* **** *** ******, we ***** * ********* ***, ******* to **** ***** **** ********* ****** recently ******:

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*** ** ******* ** **** ** China, **** ***** ** *** ******'* box:

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*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** in *** ****:

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Comments (9)

***** *****-**! :) ***** **** ***** to ******** *** ***** ** ******** RTSP / ***** *******.

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***** **'* ***** *** ** ******* more ****.

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******** ** ** **** **** ******* to *** ***** *** ****** ******* of ******* ************. **'* *** ******* marketed ** *** ***, *** ***** UBNT ****** **** ******** ******* ****** port. **'* * *** ** *** incremental ******* ** ***** ****.

** * ******* ****** * *** to *** ** ******* *** ********, adding ******* ******** ** *********, **** hardware. **'* **** ** **** **** pricing, ********** **** ****'** ******* $** or$** *********** ******* ****** ****.

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******** ** *** ********* *********. * had ** **** ******* (*** **** - ***** ****) *** ** *** of * **** ** ** **** cameras. ******** **** ** *** ***** shortages ** *** **. ********** **** did *** **** ***** ** *** filled ** *** **** * ** Flex *** * ** ******. ** the ** ******* ****** ***** **** the **** (* *** ** ****) I *** *** *** **** ***** have ******** ******* ****.

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@**** *********** *** ** * ******* ** the ***** *** ****, ***** *** also ******* *** **** *** ******* Candidate ******** ******* *******? *'** **** using *** **** ******* ******* ** a **** *** *** **** *** months ******* *** ** ******** *****'* work ******** **** *** ********** ******** release. ** ********* ***** ********** **** the ********** * *** ***** * day. * ***'* *** ******, *** when * *** **** *** *** same ******* * ******* ******* ****** and ***** ****** ** *** ******** site ********** ** *** *** **** firmware, *** ******** **** ***** ** problem. **** ** *** ***'* ** into **** ****** **'* ***** ********** this ** *** ****** ** ****** know **** **** **** ******.

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****, **** ****. ******** ******** ********* that ** ****** **** *** ******* beta, ** **** ** *** ****. Question, ***** **** *** ******** ************, are *** ******* **** ***** *********** in *** **** ******** ** *** last ****** *******?

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* *****'* ******* **** ********** ** the **** ********. ** ***** ** be ****** *** *** **** ****.

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***** ***** ****** *** *** **** against ******? *** ********** *** **** is ****** **** ***** *** ** evidence ** ******** ** ******* **** assertion.

*** ******** ***** ****** ********* ** the ** ** *** * ** IPC-HFW1530S-S6 ***** ** £** ($**) ** less *** **’* ************* ****** **** the ******-**** ** ******* ** *** testing.

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$** *** * ****** ** *****, but *** *** **** * ******* overlay, **’* ******!

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