Smart IR Panoramic Camera Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 10, 2014

Panoramic cameras are overwhelmingly quite bad in low light.

Now, manufacturers are starting to add IR to them. We tested the Hikvision panoramic IR earlier this year.

Now, Vivotek has released the FE8181, which claims improvements such as more LEDs and Smart IR.

Here is a snapshot from our tests showing the unit in day and night operation:

 

We tested the FE8181 against name brand panoramic models, including the Axis M3007, Hikvision's IR 6MP IR panoramic, and Vivotek's previous generation FE8172V to see how it compares in the day and, most importantly, low light.

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