Vivotek 3MP 180 Wall Mount Camera Tested (CC8370-HV)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 28, 2017

Purpose-built wall mount panoramics have become an attractive niche to cover entranceways. In 2013, we bought and tested Vivotek's 1MP version.

Now, Vivotek has released a 3MP version, the CC8370-HV with IP66 and IK10 ratings, and "anti-ligature" design for use in high security applications.

We bought the CC8370 and tested against typical competitors, a high resolution 12MP fisheye model and a 4MP "standard" lens dome to see how it competes in full light and low light scenes, what potential applications it may have, bandwidth consumption, physical features, and more.

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Comments (10)

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