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Testing Vivotek's 2MP Bullet Camera with IR (IP7361)

Low light performance is a key consideration for using megapixel. While some 'tricks' can improve low light quality, most megapixel cameras have similar challenges in low light (review our MP comparison report). One approach is to integrate IR ill...

By Benros Emata - almost 9 years ago

Large Image Sensor / Low Light Camera

Lumenera offers a number of megapixel surveillance cameras with significantly large image sizes that most commercial offerings. While most of Lumenera's cameras use a 1/3" or 1/2" image sensor, 4 models offer a 2/3" CCD sensor. These cameras all h...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Testing Ikena's Video Enhancement Software

Driven by Hollywood sensationalism, public interest and expectations for miraclous video surveillance enhancement is common -- unrealistic and dangerous. A popular YouTube video captures the essence of Hollywood's approach: By contrast,...

By IPVM Team - about 9 years ago

Megapixel Camera Comparison 2010

Megapixel cameras are clearly 'hot' - the fastest growing segment in the industry for multiple years now. Which should you use? What makes one megapixel camera better than another? In this groundbreaking comparison report, we provide novel insight...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Testing HikVision's IP Camera 2010

Hikvision is one of the fastest growing video surveillance manufacturers in the world. Already a leader in their home market of China, Hikvision is aggressively expanding direct sales efforts throughout North America and Europe. While HikVision i...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

Testing IQinVision's 4 Series and PSIA Integration

IP camera standards are a hot topic. Determining how, when and with whom these 'standards' will work are key questions. IQinVision was the first company to announce support for the PSIA IP camera 'standard'. With Milestone releasing support for P...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Testing Panasonic's Megapixel Camera (WV-NP502)

In this test, we examine's Panasonic WV-NP502 megapixel camera. The camera provides a number of advanced features including wide dynamic range optimization (their Super Dynamic technology), facial detection, image stabilization and more. The WV-NP...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Testing LILIN's PTZ (IPS-2124) and ONVIF Integration

Merit LILIN was the first manufacturer to announce production support for IP camera 'standards' - specifically ONVIF's protocol. In January 2009, Milestone announced its production support for both PSIA and ONVIF protocols, allowing for a test of ...

By Scott Oie - about 9 years ago

Testing Axis's Q1755 HD Surveillance Camera v. 2

This report shares extensive test results, video clips and training screencasts on the Axis Q1755 HD camera. The goal is to educate on how the camera works and what issues to consider when selecting or deploying this camera. The Q1755 is a High D...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Testing Canon's PTZ Camera (VB-C60)

While megapixel cameras are hot, PTZs remain an important part of video surveillance deployments. Probably the most frequently mentioned product of Canon is their 40x optical zoom, network PTZ camera - the VB-C60. We tested the Canon VB-C60 PTZ w...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Normalize Exposure Settings for IP Camera Comparisons

We recommend all surveillance camera comparisons be performed with normalized exposure settings to ensure fairness and eliminate 'games'. Starting immediately, we will use 1/30th and 1/8th second exposure times as standard settings to test and com...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Anixter H.264 Performance Claims Examined

Equipment distributor Anixter's deeply flawed H.264 study reveals key issue in the use and marketing of H.264 IP cameras. In their Lab Report on H.264, they claim, "In tests with little or no motion, the H.264 video stream used only 10 percent of ...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Testing Oncam Grandeye's Panoramic Cameras (IPC)

For almost a decade, panoramic surveillance cameras have been promised as a 'next big thing' but has yet to meet its potential. In that last few years, however, the situation is changing as megapixel and IP video systems become increasingly main ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

How Exposure Impacts Low Light Video Surveillance

Exposure, and the tricks manufacturers play with exposure, are key to accurately and fairly assessing low light performance of cameras. For instance, take these two images: The images capture the same scene but look substantially different. Ho...

By IPVM Team - over 9 years ago

Testing Pelco's Sarix Megapixel Cameras (IXE20DN)

While Pelco is a leader in analog surveillance cameras, they are not even in the top 10 for 2008 global network camera sales. Pelco aims to rectify this with their Sarix family of IP cameras supporting both megapixel resolution and H.264 processin...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing Sanyo's HD Surveillance Camera (VCC-HD4000)

Sanyo is making an aggressive push into the IP video surveillance market introducing a broad line of HD cameras in 2009. Sanyo is positioning high video quality at relatively inexpensive prices.  Their 'flagship' model is the VCC-HD4000. See the v...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing Basler's Megapixel Cameras (BIP-1300/1600)

Basler is a recent entrant into the IP video surveillance megapixel market. Leveraging its extensive expertise in machine vision, Basler's megapixel surveillance cameras offer CCD imagers, H.264 encoding and a small form factor. In this test, we ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Vue Home IP Video Cameras Examined (Avaak)

Many new products are being introduced for the home IP video market. One that is drawing significant interest is Avaak's Vue. Overview of Avaak's Vue Avaak pitches super simple setup as the Vue requires no cables for power nor communication (wir...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Emerging Video Surveillance Guide 2009

This directory examines the benefits and risks of emerging video surveillance technologies for security managers and integrators. Special emphasis is placed on identifying the risks. They are regularly ignored yet critical to success of deploying ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Acquires Low-Light Imaging Specialist

FLIR has acquired a company specializing in low-light color imaging to complement its existing portfolio of thermal/IR imaging. The company, Salvador Imaging, manufactures a range of SD and megapixel cameras. The SD cameras offer high frame rates ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Home Video Surveillance Recommendations

In this report, we offer recommendations for selecting and deploying video surveillance in your home. Though technologically simpler than systems used in businesses, figuring out the right solution for one's home can be tricky. Most video surveill...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IP Camera 2009 Mid Year Review

Megapixel was the most dominant trend in IP cameras over the first half of 2009. So dominant was megapixel, that not only did most manufacturers release new megapixel cameras but a new non-IP megapixel standard was proposed. Not surprisingly, indu...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing StarDot's 5MP Camera (SD500BN)

While not well known in the security market, StarDot is one of a few manufacturers providing 5MP cameras. Though StarDot has been producing megapixel cameras for the tourism, construction and entertainment markets for years, they only recently ent...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Training: Using a Lux Meter

Getting good images at night is one of the most challenging problems in video surveillance. Making this worse is that generally you cannot trust the illumination ratings provided by manufacturers. The best tool to solve this problem is a lux mete...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

How Well do IP Cameras Work in Low Light?

[2016 Update: Camera technology has changed substantially since 2009. The same pattern occurs but cameras are generally much better in low light. For newer tests on this, see: Testing Low Light Vs Image Quality Super Low Light vs Integrated I...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

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