Testing Vivotek's 2MP Bullet Camera with IR (IP7361)

Author: Benros Emata, Published on Apr 13, 2010

Low light performance is a key consideration for using megapixel. While some 'tricks' can improve low light quality, most megapixel cameras have similar challenges in low light (review our MP comparison report). One approach is to integrate IR illumination with the megapixel camera to provide an external, non-visible source of night time 'light'.

In this report, we test the Vivotek IP7361, a 2MP camera with a built-in IR illuminators to better understand this approach. We tested the Vivotek camera with Exacq's VMS system.

Key findings include:

  • Relatively simple setup for outdoor use
  • Solid day time video and usable video in dark night conditions though at notably less than the manufacturer's specifications
Compare to a dozen other megapixel camera in our test directory.

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