Testing HD Lipstick Camera

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Aug 15, 2014

Miniature IP / HD cameras are a growing trend.

One of the downsides has been the addition of a 'head' or 'base' unit to do the encoding, often large or cumbersome enough to create installation challenges.

We bought a new Vivotek 'lipstick bullet (the IB8168C), shown below, to see how it performs against other compact cameras.

We share our test results against cameras from Axis, Dahua, and Hikvision.

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