Vivotek 4MP Camera Tested (FD8379-HV)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 13, 2018

Next in our series of updated 4MP testing, we bought and tested Vivotek's FD8379-HV, and entry level 4MP model claiming "top-notch quality video in high contrast environments", 30m integrated IR, smart codec, and more.

[effects output image]Inside, we examine:

  • Full light performance
  • Low light performance
  • Integrated IR coverage
  • Integrated IR range
  • WDR vs. non-WDR modes
  • WDR performance
  • Bandwidth consumption
  • Physical features
  • Pricing compared to others

Readers should also see our tests of other 4MP models, including:

And coming soon, a shootout of these and other 4MP models.

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