Varifocal Vs Fixed Lens Statistics 2017

Author: Brian Karas, Published on May 04, 2017

Varifocal camera lenses provide more flexibility at installation time, but come at a higher cost. Fixed lens cameras reduce hardware costs, but can make getting the right Field of View more difficult or costly.

How often do integrators choose one over the other? In our 2014 Varifocal vs Fixed Lens survey varifocal lenses won out, but since that time the market has seen significant technology and price shifts. Has this affected integrator preferences? We look at this topic again based on updated survey statistics to see what integrators now prefer.

********* ****** ****** ******* **** *********** ** ************ ****, *** come ** * ****** ****. ***** **** ******* ****** ******** costs, *** *** **** ******* *** ***** ***** ** **** more ********* ** ******.

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Lens ***** *********

***** ** ********* ** ***** ****** ******** ******** **** ******* ********* ** ***** **********, **** *********** ****** ********** ********* ******:

Decision *******

***** *** * *** ****** *** ******** ********* ** ***** lenses, *** **** ***** *** ***** **** *** *** ****** was * ****** ** **** ***** ** ****** ****** + hardware **** + ************ ****. **** ********* **** * **** expensive ********* ****** **** *** ** ** ******* ******* **** a *****-**** ***********.

********** * ******* ***** *** * ***** ****** ** ******** which **** **** ** ***, ******* *********** *** *** ********** to **** *******.

Flexibility **********

**** *********** ********* ********* ****** ******* **** ****** *** *********** to ****-**** *** ***** ** ****:

  • "* *** ** *** ***% ********* ****** **** ** * factor. * **** ** **** *** ******* ** ****** *** FOV ****** *** *******. ***** *** ********* *** ******** ******* flexibility."
  • "**% ********* *** **% *****. ********** *** **** **** ***** are ************ ** **** ********* ****** *** ***** ***. ***** lenses *** **** ***** ***** ** *** *** **'* ****** with ** ********."
  • "**** ** *** ******* *** *********, ****** ** *** ********* a **** **** **** * ***** ***** ****** **** ******. It's **** ****** ** *** *** ***** ** **** *** client ***** **** * *********."
  • "********* **%. **** ** ******** *** *** ******, **** ** use *** **** ***** ******* ****** **-****** ** ********."
  • "****** ****** *********. *** **** ***'* **** ****** *** *** incremental **** ***** ** *********** ** *** *******."

Higher ********** ******* **** *** *********

***** *********** ***** **** ********** ****** *********** (******* **** ******* decreasing ******) ******* **** ** ****** *** ****** ********** *****-**** cameras, ****** **** *** ******* ** ******* ****** ** *** customer, ******* *** *********** ** ******** ****** *** ***:

  • "**% *****, ****** **** *** **** **** *** ******* *** 4MP."
  • "**** ** ** *** ********* *** **** ****** *** ***** lens ******* ******* **** *** ********* ********** *** ****** ************."
  • "** *** ******** ** ***** ** **** ** ***** ** look ** *** ** ** ******** ******** **** ** ***** choose * ***** **** ********** ** **'* ** ***."
  • "**-**. ** *** **** ** *** *** **** *********** ** camera ********* *** **** ** ***** **** *** ***** **** to * ********. **** ****** *********** ** **** ***** ****** like *.*** *** *** *** **** ******* **** *** * wide *** *** *** *** ***** ********* **** ***** *** fact."

Adapts ** ******** ************

************ ********* ****** **** ****, ************ ** ****** ********, *** for **** ****** *********** **** ********* ****** ** **** ********* get *** **** ***** *** ** *** ****** **** * longer **** ******.

  • "**% ** ****** ***** ** ***** ***** ***** ******* *** a ********* **** *** ** ********."
  • "* ******* *** ** *** ******* *** *********. ********* ** will **** * ****** ** ********* **, **** ******* ** adjust *** ***, ***. **** *** ***'* ** **** * fixed ****."
  • "******** *** ***** ** ** *********. ****** **** **** ** adjust *** *** ****** *** ***** ** *** ******* ** new *****."
  • "****** *********, ***** ** **** *********** ** *** **** ** installation *** **** ************* ** ***** ** *** ******* ******."
  • "*** ** **** *** ********* ****** *** *** *** ** autofocus *** ** ****** **** ****** ******** ****** ** *** store ** ********* *******."

Fixed ****** ***** ****

**** *** * *** ****** *** ******** *****-**** *******:

  • "**** ** **** *** ***** ***** ******. ****** ******* ***** effectiveness."
  • "***** ****** *** **** ***** ***** ** *** *** **'* enough **** ** ********."
  • "**% ** *** ******** ***** *** ****-*****. ** *** *********** is ******* ***** ****** ** *****, *** *** ******, ** will **** ** ** ***** ******."
  • "************* **-**% ***** **** *** ** ***-****. **** ************ **** we **** ** ** *** ****** ******* ****-***** ****."
  • "***** **** **** **** ** *** ******* *****"
  • "**** *** ***** ** ********** *** **** ****** ***** ****, which *** **** *** **."
  • "********* ****** *** ******** **% ** *** ****. ** **** use * ***** **** **** *** **** ********* *** **** to **** *****. ***** **** ** **** **** **** ** engineer ** *** *** ******* **** *** *** ***."
  • "**/** - ******* ****** **** ********* **** ** *** ******** ppf ** ******* ******. **** *** ***** ***** **** ***** is ** ***** ** *******."

Labor **** ******** **** *********

******** **** ** **** **** ** *** ***** *** ****,************ ***** *** ***** ** ** ****** ** $***/**, ****** * ****** **** *** * ****** *****, *** greatly ******* ************ **** ** ********** *********** ******* ******* *** the ********. ******* *********** ****** ********** ** **** *****:

  • "**%. ********* ********* ***** **** ****** *****, ***** ** ******** shortening ******* *** ***** *****.
  • "** ****** ********* **** ******. **** ** ******* *** **********. Only ** *** ***** ******* ** ***** ***** ***** ******."
  • "**% *********. ******* **** ********* **** ********* **** ******** ** price ***** ***** ***** ************ ****. ** ***** **** ***** cameras *** ***** ***** **** *******, *** ********* **** **** in ******** *** *** ****** *****. ** **** **** **** it ** **** ** ****** ***** **** ******* **** ***** lengths **** *** ***** ********** ********* ** ** ****."
  • "**% ***** **** **** ** *** ******* ******* ** *****, we ***** ****** * ********* *** ************ ** ********* ** as ** ***** ************* ****."
  • "** **** ********* **** ***** *** **** ** ******** ** save ** *****."
  • "**% ********* **** ************ *** ****** **** ** **** ******** wishes"
  • "********* **** *** ***** ******, **** ************ ***********"
  • "****** ****** *********. *** **** ***'* **** ****** *** *** incremental **** ***** ** *********** ** *** *******."

Fixed ****** ******* **** ****** ****

***** ** ***** ****** **** *** ** ******** **** ***** focal ****** ******, ***** *** ****** ** ****** ** ****-*********** changed **** *********:

  • "**% ** ***** ***** ** ********* - **** ** **********, remote ***** ******* *** *** ** *** ********* **** **** on *** *** ****** **** ****** ** **** ** ******* on *** ******."
  • "* **** *** *** *** **** **** * **** ***** drawing *** * *** *** ****** *** **** **** **** of **** ** ****** *** *** ****, ** * ****** only *** *** ****** *******."
  • "** **** *** * ***** **** **** *** **** ********* who **** ** **** *****. ***** **** ** **** **** time ** ******** ** *** *** ******* **** *** *** job."
  • "**/**. ********* ****** **** *** **** ** ******* **** **** want ** ***. **** ********. ***** **** ** **** *** sure **** *** ***** ** *** ** ***** ********."
  • "***** ***** ****** ** ********* *** ** ****** *-**** *** requires * *** **** ******** ******** ** **** *** ******* camera/lens/imager ** ******* *** *********."

Manufacturers ***** (**, *********) *******

** ****-**-***-****** ****** **** ******* ******, ************* *** ***** ****** more ******** ** ******* ** *** ** ************* **********, ** justify ****** ******. ********* ******, ***** **** ********* ****/*****, *** a ****** ********* ** **** ********. *********** ***** **** ** many ***** ********* ****** *** *********** *** **** ****** *********, even ** *** *** **** *********:

  • "*** **** ***** ***** ****** ******* ** *** *** ********'* micro *****. **** ** **** *** * ***** ***** ** fixed **** ******* *********, ** ******'* *** ****. **'* *** worth *** ****** ** ****** ** ******* ** * ******** that **'** **** **** *** ***** ** * *** **** if **** **** ** **** * ****** ** * ****** bit, *** ** ****** *** ****** ** *** ******** *** site *****/***** ** **, **** **** ****** **** ** **** minor *********** ***** *** *******."
  • "**** **** ** **** **** ********** ******, *** *****. ** it's **** **** ** ************ ****** ***** ** *********. * prefer ***** ** ******* ******* *** ******** *** ******, *** most ****-******* **** **** ********** ****** *** *********."
  • "***% *********. *** ******* ** **** ******** ******* *****, *** most ** *** ******* ** **** ****** *** *********.
  • **% *****, **% *********. *********** ******* *** **** *****. *** high *** *****, ******* ***. *** *** *********. * ***'* typically **** ********* ** ** *** **** ** ***** ****** setting, *** **** ***** ** **** **** ** **** *** the ******* ** ******** ****** *** *****."
  • "** *** **% *********. *'* ****** *** ** *** **** fixed ******, *** * *** ** *****, *** *****, **** advanced ******** ** **** *** **** ******** **** *** ********* devices."
  • "****-***** **% **** *** ** *** **** **** ** **** Axis *** ****** *** *** ****** *** *** ****/*****. *** M ****** ******* *** **** ** ******* *************, *** **** in ******* **********."

Comments (4)

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*** ****** *** ** ***'* ***** *** ******** **** ** because **** ********** **** **** **** **** **** *** ****** needs ** ** **** ** *******. ******** **** *** ***** rights ** ** ************ ** * ****** ** ****** *****.

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"** ****** *** ****** ** *** ******** *** **** *****/***** we **, **** **** ****** **** ** **** ***** *********** after *** *******.

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