Vivotek Panoramic Test FE8172V

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Aug 02, 2013

Continuing our panoramic camera shootout series, this report shares our findings from testing the Vivotek 5MP 360 vandal dome camera, the FE8172V. The report contrasts Vivotek's performance to Axis, Mobotix and Panasonic panoramic cameras, featuring a series of image comparisons, like so:

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