We plan to test H5 and have been in communication with Avigilon. We'll update when that's released. There are always new cameras coming out and we're doing ongoing tests, e.g., the 4K shootout is scheduled for later this month and our aim is to have H5 in that report when it's released.
I find it interesting that Axis has not changed their DB numbers as their products have continued to improve and are clearly better then previous generations. I guess that shows just how useless those numbers are even within the same manufacturer.
Kudos to the IPVM testing team!!! The comparison and result allows us dealers/integrators to know the real value of a manufacturer's products and saves us a lot of time during product selection for a project.
Just curious, were these tests based on out of the box settings or was each device set to WDR on and Full or HIGH setting selected? Only wonder as I know some have WDR enabled from the manufacturer while a few others need to be turned on from default state of "off".
Sorry that we missed that. WDR was enabled if it was not enabled out of the box. Off the top of my head I can't recall who ships enabled/disabled, but we can gather that list if needed.
We did not set everything to same level, because that's pretty much impossible. Everyone uses different settings, different terminology, different scales, etc. We asked manufacturers their recommended settings in these scenes, and nearly all replied with some adjustments. However, these adjustments did not make much practical difference at all, so image comparisons are shown with default WDR settings.
I wish you had tested the Hanwha XNV-6085 instead of the XNV-6080R, as this camera has outperformed all the other low light level cameras I have seen. It is a much better low light level camera than than XNV-6080R.
We tested 23 cameras and there is only so much space and time. Specifically, for Sony, the issue has been the company's declining investment and commitment to video surveillance, e.g., Bosch Integrating Sony Video Security Sales And Marketing Team. We might test Sony in the future depending on new releases and increased focused within video surveillance.
Maybe they should commit global espionage? You have cameras from Hik and Dahua, both companies who have products banned for known unscrupulous practices but Sony isn't "investing enough"? What exactly should they be investing in?
That's the most bullshit response I've ever read, CONGRATS!
Building new cameras. Sony knows this, you can't remain competitive by refreshing your line twice a decade. I can sympathize with Sony being demoralized by the race to the bottom but some other non-Chinese manufacturers continued to invest and release various new products, Sony did not.