Testing Varifocal Minidome (IQeye)

By: Derek Ward, Published on Jul 02, 2014

Minidomes are increasing in popularity, as IPVM statistics show. However, the most common objection to using minidomes is the lack of varifocal lenses.

In this report, we tested the IQinVision Alliance-Mini, specifically the IQD52WV-B7 that integrates a varifocal lens.

 

********* *** ********** ** popularity, ****** ********** ****. *******, *** **** common ********* ** ***** minidomes ** *** **** of ********* ******.

** **** ******, ** tested ************* ********-****, ************ *** *******-** **** integrates * ********* ****.

 

** ****** ** ******* Axis, ***** *** ***** minidomes ** ****************** ** **** *****, WDR *** *** ***** scenes.

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Key ********

**** *** *** *** findings:

  • *** *******-**'* ********* **** is ******** *** ******* minidomes. However, ******* *** ******** the **** *** ** difficult, ***** *** ***** ****.
  • ** **** *****, ********* are **********, ******* ** reduced ***** ******* ******** to ***** *********** *******.
  • ** *** ***** **** WDR ***, ***** ******* is ***** ******* ******** to ***** ****** ****** *** to *** ** *** filter, ***** ***** ******* typically *** ********** *** and *****.
  • *** **** *** ****** *** in ***** ****, ******* ******** details ** *** *****. This ******* ** ********* in **** ******** ******* for ****** ******* ****, according ************.
  • ****** *********** ** *** scenes **** ***** ****** ******* with ****** ******* ** both ******* *** **** chart.
  • *** ** *** *******************, **** ** ********** larger **** *********** ******* minidomes, ****** ************* ******* than **** **** *****.
  • ***** ***********: *** **********'* *-*** range ** ******** **** typical **** ***** ***** **** generally **** * ** range ****~*** ** ~***. Those **** **** * narrower *** *** *** **** the **** **** ******.

*****

********************-** ** **** ********* than **** ******* *********, selling ****** *** ~$*** *** ******. *** *******, ******* to *** **** *****(~$*** ******) *** ***** ********* ***** ****(~$*** *****). *******, *** *********** minidomes ******* ******** **** as *** ********* ****, movable IR *** ******, *** true ***, ******** ** the *******. 

******** ** **** **** domes such ** ******* *****(~$*** ******), ******* ***-**** [**** no ****** *********] (~$*** ******) *** ********* **-*******-** [**** no ****** *********] (~$*** ******), *** *******'* ~$*** price ** *******.

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*** ********* ***** *** combination ** ******** (********* lens, **** ***, *******/*****) ***** ** *** IQD52WV, *** ***** ******* ***** ******* in * ******* **** factor *** **** ** a **** ***. ****, with *** ***, *** low ***** *********** *** some ** *** **** of 1080p ********* ******.

*******, ** ** ********* compared ** **** ******* minidomes, ****** ** **** cost ********* *** ******** use ***** ***** ******** are *** ********. ************, increased************* **** ***** ****** compared ** ***** ******* may ** ** *****.

Physical ********

*** ***** ***** ******* the ******** ************ ** the ******-**, *********:

  • *-* ** ********* ****, and *** ******** ********** zooming *** ******** ****.
  • ** **** **** ******* obstructed **** ** ******** cable ** ******* **** the ******.

********* ** *** ******** overview *****, *** ******* is ************* ****** ** size **** ******** *********, but ********** ******* **** full ***** *****, ** seen ** **** ********** to *** ****** **** options:

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

** **** ***** ** review *** *** ********* and ************* ** *** IQD52W

Image ***********

** ******** *** ***** ******-** to the **** *****, ***** Flexidome ***** ****, *** Canon **-*****. ******* **** staggered ** ********** *** differences ** ***. 

**** *****

** **** *****, *** IQD52W *** * ****** image, **** ********* ******* ** our *******'* **** *** test *****.

*** *****

** *** ***** (~* lux), ** *** *** more ******* ** *** subject's **** **** ** either *** **** ***** or ***** *********, **** ** his **** *** **** style. *******, *** ****** is ****** ** *********** past **** * ** our **** *****, ******* line * ** *** ***** and ***** **-***** ** *******.

****

** **** **** * lux, *** ****** ** unable ** ******* * usable *****. **** *** ***** **-***** is **** ** ****** *** subject *** *****.

***

*** *** *** *****, cameras **** **** ******* an **** ****. *** IQD52W *********** *** * other ****** *******, *** ****** us ** *** *** subject, *****, *** *** background *******, *** ** its true *** **********.

****-******* **. ******** *** Modes

** ***** **** *** IDQ52WV's ******** *** **** (simply "*******") ******** ** increased************** ************* ** *** test ****** ******** ** their ***** *** *******, named "****-*******." ** *** no ************ ** ***** anti-banding **. ******** *** in *** ***** *** recommend ** ** ****.

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

*** ** ****** ** by ******* ** *** IQD52W **** ** *** to ****** ** *** in ***** ****. **** WDR **, ********* ***** and************* ******* ********** *** image, ********* ******* ** our *******. **** *** off, we *** ******* *** our ******* *** ***** 1-3 ** *** **** chart.

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*********** *** ******* ** 1080p **********, ** ***, */*** shutter *****, ***** *.***, the ***** ******-** **** WDR *** *** *** lowest **** ***** *** low ***** ********* ** all ******* ******. * levels **** ~** ** ~29 *** *** *******.

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******* **** ****** ***** these ******** ********:

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

Comments (1)

If anyone knows of other true minidomes with integrated variocal lens, please share. There clearly is unmet demand here and we'd like to cover more of this.

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