WDR Manufacturer Cheat Sheet and Camera Tracking

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 11, 2014

Manufacturers are regularly cryptic about what WDR support they actually provide.

They invent marketing buzzwords. They self assign dB rating that cannot meaningfully be compared across manufacturers.

In IPVM's testing, the key differentiator we have found is support for 'true' multi-exposure WDR (see our WDR Tutorial for background), instead of 'fake' digital / electronic / software only WDR.

Added To Camera Finder

We have verified and complied what camera models are true WDR and have added this to our Camera Finder (under imaging, select WDR = Yes).

To provide some clarity we have compiled this "cheat sheet" for many camera manufactures, detailing what is and is not a true WDR camera.

The Cheat Sheet

This chart below provides a reference across manufacturers with notes as to marketing specifics, naming conventions, etc.

************* *** ********* ******* ***** **** *** ******* **** ******** *******.

**** ****** ********* *********. **** **** ****** ** ****** **** cannot ************ ** ******** ****** *************.

** ****'* *******, *** *** ************** ** **** ***** ** support *** '****' *****-******** *** (*** *** *** ******** *** **********), ******* ** '****' ******* / ********** / ******** only ***.

Added ** ****** ******

** **** ******** *** ******** **** ****** ****** *** **** WDR *** **** ***** **** ** ********* ******(***** *******, ****** *** = ***).

** ******* **** ******* ** **** ******** **** "***** *****" for **** ****** ************, ********* **** ** *** ** *** a **** *** ******.

The ***** *****

**** ***** ***** ******** * ********* ****** ************* **** ***** ** to ********* *********, ****** ***********, ***.

[***************]

 

************ *********

*** ***** ***** ****** ** ******* *** **** ************* ********* more *************.

****

************* *** ******** ** "***" ****** **** *** *** **** WDR, ******* **** ********** ******** ******** ***********. **** ******* ****** marketed ** ******** *** ** ******* *** *** **** ******** exposure *******. ******** ********** **** *** ******* **** ******** ** as "******** ***."

****

*********** **** ***** ** ***: ******* ********, ******* *******, ******** Capture, *** ****** "***." ** *****, ******* *** ******** *******  as **** ** *** *** **** *****-******** *******. ******** *******, released ***** ** *** **** *** *****, *** **** ********* ** ****** **** *** ******, ** ****. ** *** ****** ******, **** *** ********** *** ******* *** *******, ****** ***** "WDR."

*****/*********

************************* ****** **** *** ******* ** "***." *******, ****** **** manufacturers, **** ******* "***" ******** ** *** *******' *** *********, regardless ** ******* ** **** ******** ********* ** ***, ***** may ** ********* *** **** *****. ** ***-**** *** ******, these ******** ****** **** **/*** ******* ***, * ******** **********.

*********

********* ***** *** ****** *** **** ********* ***** *** ***, with ** ******** ***** ***** ** ***** "***** *******" *** **********: *, **, ***, 5, ****, ********, *** *******. *** ********** ** ***** ******* use ******** *********. ******* ******* **** ***, ***** ******* ****** use ****. **** ****** **** ******* "******** ***** *******" ***** is ******** *********** ** ******** ********** ** **** ***** ** WDR ******, *** ** *** **** *** ******.

*******

********************* ****** *** ****** ******** ** ***. **** **** ******* "SSDR" (Samsung ***** ******* *****), ***** ** * ******* ******** ********** used ** ******** **** *****, *** * ********** *** **** WDR. 

******** ****** **** ******** ** ** "******** ***", ****** ***** have **** **********.

****

*** ******* *** *** *** ************** ******* ******* ****-**, ***** **** **** ******** *** (*** *** **** ** ***** * ****** ******* **********). ** *** *** ***, **** ******* *** ******* to **** *** ******* ****. 

******** ****** **** ****** ******** ***, ******** ** ** ********.

*******

*******'* **** *** ******* ****** ***** ** ****** ** ********* used. *** *** ******* *** *** *********, ***** *** *** II ****** *** ****. 

WDR *******

**** *** ***** **** *** ****** ******:

Comments (6)

**** ** ******* ***** *** * *** ** *** *********** and ***** ** **** ** *** ********** ** ******** ***** the ***** ****** *** *** ******** ***** ** * *******. I **** ****** **** ** ********** **** * ** ******** from **** ********** *** **** *** ****** ** *** ****** and ******* ** *** ***** ********* ** **** *** *** by *** ************ ********** *** ******** ****** ******* ******* *************. Thanks *** **** ** *** ***** ****!

**** ** * **** ***** *** ********* **********. ******* ***** should ** * ************ ********** ** ***** ** ******* *** dynamic ** ******* ************* **** *** ********* *****. "*** ****** dynamic ***** ** *** ****** ** ********
***** ****-********** ********** ******** (****) ******** **** * ************ **** chart ***** ** *** *********."

***** ****** ** ************ ********** ** ****** *** ***. ***** also ****** ** ******************* ************ *******. *************, * ** *** *** **** ******, ***** ** would ******* ************ *** ********** ****** *** ******** ** ************ manufacturers / ****.

** ****, **** *** **** ***** *** ******* ** ******* a *** ******** *** ******* *******? **** ** *** ** of *** ***** *****? ***** ** * *** ******** ***** for *** ** ********** **** **** *** ************* ** **** their ******* *** ***** **** – **** ********!

***,

** **** *** ****** ******* **** ************* *** *******. ** is * *********** ******** ** ********.

** **** ***** *** **** ******* ************* ***** **** ***** it ** **** **** ***** ******** ***** ** ******. ** tried ** ** **** *** ***** ************ *** ** *** gaining **** ********. ***:******

******: ********* *** ********** *** ******* *** ******* ** ***** Super ******* ***, ****** *******, **** ** ******-*** ******* ****. ** **** ** **** ** ** *** **** *** days.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Hikvision Hires Crisis Communication Writer on Mar 21, 2017
Hikvision has hired a crisis communication writer as the company ramps up its efforts to deal with the 'crisis' it feels it is facing. 'Crisis...
Avigilon Favorability Results on Feb 27, 2017
One of the fastest growing companies has turned into one of the rockiest, as cooling growth, management turnover and a roller coaster stock price...
Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested on Feb 22, 2017
"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that...
Arecont Vision MicroDome Duo Tested on Feb 14, 2017
Arecont Vision is back with another multi-head camera, this time thinking smaller with the MicroDome Duo, a two-imager model, with the tagline...
Hitachi Taking On Security Industry on Feb 09, 2017
Hitachi, bigger than Sony and Panasonic overall, with $89 billion USD 2016 total revenue, is expanding into the security industry. They are...
LAST DAY - Camera Course Winter 2017 on Feb 02, 2017
Learn video surveillance and get certified. IPVM provides live online classes, recorded videos, personal help, cutting edge education and...
Panasonic Extreme H.265 Cameras Tested on Jan 26, 2017
Panasonic has released their latest generation, the i-Pro Extreme series, with enhanced compression (smart H.265) enhanced WDR and secure...
IPVM For PR / Marketing People on Jan 25, 2017
This post helps PR and Marketing people understand and productively work with IPVM (as much as possible given our independent, often critical,...
Sony Misleading Marketing Hides Cracked Backdoor on Jan 25, 2017
Sony is attempting to deemphasize the severity of the backdoor uncovered in Ipela cameras. Meanwhile, IPVM has verified that the root password for...
WDR Shootout 2017: Low vs High Cost Cameras on Jan 24, 2017
Multi-exposure WDR was once only available in expensive cameras but in the past few years, this capability has become available even in sub $200...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Everbridge Mass Notification Service Examined on Mar 24, 2017
Everbridge is expanding in the security space. In January 2017 Everbridge acquired PSIM platform IDV, and have also begun integrating with other...
Hikvision Removing Auto 'Phone Home' on Mar 24, 2017
Facing pressure over their cameras auto phoning home and their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision has begun quietly removing automatic...
Axis Camera Vulnerabilities From Google Researcher Analyzed on Mar 23, 2017
A Google security researcher has reported 6 vulnerabilities for Axis cameras, affecting multiple models and firmware versions. In this report, we...
OpenEye Takes Aim At Exacq on Mar 23, 2017
First Milestone targeted Exacq with a takeover offer, and now OpenEye is gunning for them with an offer to swap out Exacq for their cloud-managed...
Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide on Mar 23, 2017
Lock keyways can be the difference between a lock working or not. Understanding keyways is important for access control. Indeed, a member recently...
Broken Browser Support for Video Surveillance on Mar 22, 2017
Modern web browsers have left the security industry behind. Current Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers do not support NPAPI plugins,...
ADI Favorability Results on Mar 22, 2017
150 North American integrators provided feedback on 6 distributors, and why they do (or do not do) business with ADI. ADI is clearly a big name in...
1 Million Dahua Devices Exposed To Backdoor on Mar 22, 2017
Statistics show that 1 million Dahua devices are publicly exposed and vulnerable to the Dahua backdoor. Despite this, Dahua has downplayed the...
Hikvision Hires Crisis Communication Writer on Mar 21, 2017
Hikvision has hired a crisis communication writer as the company ramps up its efforts to deal with the 'crisis' it feels it is facing. 'Crisis...
Glass Break Sensor Tutorial on Mar 21, 2017
Burglars often break glass windows to get into a house. Using glass break detectors in conjunction with alarm contacts is a good way to protect the...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact