Vivotek's 5 MP Camera Line Reviewed

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 21, 2012

Vivotek is the latest 'big name' to jump into the 5MP product market. While the true value of multi-megapixel cameras are debatable, the market mantra in IP Video has been "more pixels, more cheaply" for several years. Does this latest announcement from Vivotek magnify this trend? In this note, we examine this new release and its impact.

Overview

******* *** ********* **** * ** ****** ****** ********* *** release **** ****. *** ***** ***** ***** ******** ** *** outdoor *****, ** *** ************* ****. **** ********** ****** *** **** ********* **** *** ********* features:

  • *** ********* ** ** *** @*****, *** ** *** @ 2560 * ****
  • */*.*" *********** **** ******
  • *.*** *****
  • *** *********
  • ********** ** *** ****
  • ****** ************
  • ***.*** ***
  • ********* ****** *****: ****** $***

**** ** ** ***** ** **** *** ****:

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

******* ** ******** *** *** ******** ******** ****, ** ******** manufacturer *** *** ******* *********. ******** *** ****** ** ~$*** USD ****** ***** **** ***** * ** ***** **** ***** manufacturers:

  • ******** *.***-**-**: ****** ***** ** ****** $*** (*.***, ****** *****, ** FPS @ ***)
  • ******* ********: ****** ***** ** $*** (*.***, ****** *****, ** *** @ ***)
  • **** *****; ****** ***** ** $**** (*.***, ****** *****, *** **, 12 *** @ ***)

******* *** **** ******* ****** ** ******* ***** ** *** Avigilon *** ******* ******, *** *** *** ******** ** ** illuminators *****-** ** *** ******.

*** ****** ** ******* **** ********* **** *** *** **** P3367 (~$*** ***). ***** ******* *** ********** ** ***** *** 5MP **** *****, *** **** ***** ************ '***********' *** ***** technology. ******, **** ***** ***** *** ****'* ******* ************ *** same ** ***** *** ** ****** (*.** *** ****), ******** **** **** ******** ***** *** *** **** ** as ***** ********* ** ***** ******** ** *********. **********, ******* will ** ****** ** ******** *** *** ***** *********** ** these ********.

************** ** ***** ** *******, *** ******* ***** **** * maximum ***** **** ******* ** *** - ** *** ** full **********.

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

***** ******* *** ********* ********* *** ******* ***** **** ****, *** ***** ******* and ************** *** *** *** *********. *** ********** ******* ****** slated ** ***/**** **** ************ *******:

  • *******: * ******-********** ******* ** *******'* '*******' ******
  • ******: *** *-****** ****** *** ****** *****
  • ******: ***, ** ***, *** ******* ****** ******
Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on IR

Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested on Feb 22, 2017
"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that...
Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested on Feb 21, 2017
Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80. That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this...
Hikvision PanoVu Multi Imager Tested on Feb 08, 2017
Hikvision has entered the multi-imager market with their 180° PanoVu DS-2CD6986F-H, an 8MP, 4-imager model equipped with ~1/1.8" imagers and...
Axis 15MP Multi-Imager Tested (Q3708-PVE) on Feb 07, 2017
Axis continues to expand in the multi imager market, adding to a segment started with the 33MP Q3709. We bought the Q3708-PVE and tested it...
LAST DAY - Camera Course Winter 2017 on Feb 02, 2017
[NOTE: Today, Thursday is the last day to register.] Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live online classes, recorded...
Invisible IR Camera Tested (Vivotek) on Jan 30, 2017
Integrated IR is everywhere in surveillance, from high-end long range cameras to even the lowest cost models. But this IR usually comes with a...
WDR Shootout 2017: Low vs High Cost Cameras on Jan 24, 2017
Multi-exposure WDR was once only available in expensive cameras but in the past few years, this capability has become available even in sub $200...
Geovision Launches Direct Cloud Offering on Jan 18, 2017
Add cloud, subtract integrator. Geovision has launched myGVcloud, an offering that allows consumers to buy cameras and cloud services directly...
ADI Battles Manufacturer Partners on Jan 11, 2017
ADI is battling their manufacturer partners, building up their own competitive house brand W-Box, while manufacturers still fund ADI's business...
ADI "HD Cameras As Low As $29.99" on Jan 06, 2017
ADI has reached a new low - literally. [premium_content] ADI is making no attempt to sell value or quality here, with their email subject...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested on Feb 22, 2017
"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that...
Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial on Feb 22, 2017
The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing...
Exacq Favorability Results on Feb 22, 2017
For years, Exacq has been one of the most frequently favored VMSes in IPVM integrator statistics (e.g., see Favorite VMS Manufacturers...
The Hot RMR Company - Electric Guard Dog on Feb 22, 2017
The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and...
Hikvision Leads Multi-Manufacturer Sales Promo on Feb 21, 2017
Earlier this month, Hikvision launched new 'super value' kits, with 40% discounts, and now Hikvision is offering another promo, but this time they...
Washington DC MPD's Surveillance Equipment on Feb 21, 2017
The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department's surveillance system was hacked in January 2017. Two immediate questions were: Whose...
Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested on Feb 21, 2017
Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80. That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this...
Lenel Improving Customer Support on Feb 21, 2017
Lenel has faced significant criticism recently (see Lenel Partners Angry, Lenel Does Not Care, Worst Access Control 2016, Lenel Favorability...
'Dirty': Hikvision Attacks Genetec on Feb 20, 2017
Hikvision is angry at the growing public awareness that Hikvision is owned by the Chinese government. They took aim at Genetec,...
Directory of Alarm Company Brokers on Feb 20, 2017
Selling an RMR based business, such as alarm company, can be highly profitable, with acquisition prices of 36 to 48x RMR (equivalent to 3 to 4x...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact