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Analog vs HD Night Shootout

The whole point of megapixel is better image quality but what if megapixel was actually worse than analog at night? In the consumer world, maybe this is acceptable but in surveillance, most cameras need to 'see' 24 / 7. [WARNING: This report is O...

By Benros Emata - over 8 years ago

Comparing Surveillance IR Illuminators

Video quality at night can be very poor. Even cameras that rate their minimum illumination as .1 lux or less routinely display dark, noisy images at night. One of the most direct ways to rectify this problem is to add IR illuminators to provide ar...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

New Products Reviewed Fall 2010

In this report, we aggregate all our new products reviews for Fall 2010 announcments. Products Reviewed The following new products are reviewed. Links are provided both to the company's website and to our PRO member review. ACTi 4MP Cameras -...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Examining Pixim's New WDR Seawolf Chip

Pixim released a new chipset called Seawolf for IP and analog cameras. The company claims that the Seawolf chip provides a 10x improvement in low light performance, improved WDR support, and accurate color representation within a single digital ch...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Testing IR Illuminator Performance 2010

Low light can cause problems for surveillance cameras. IR illuminators may improve this situation. However, questions remain about the price and performance of IR illuminators. Over the last year, we have examined a variety of issues and approach...

By Benros Emata - almost 9 years ago

Budget IP Camera Competitive Comparison 2010

This report provides an extensive comparison of budget, home and SMB IP cameras. Inside the premium section, we examine and rank the results of 8 IP cameras available for sale on the Internet (and through Amazon where we purchased most of the came...

By IPVM Team - almost 9 years ago

Testing MP USB Cameras for Video Surveillance

A frequently cited downside of megapixel cameras is their cost. Even a 'cheap' megapixel network camera is $250 or more (compare that to cheap SD cameras which can be under $100 or analog cameras that can be under $50). Recently, we were scanning...

By Benros Emata - almost 9 years ago

Testing D-Link's IP Camera (DCS-920)

D-Link is one of the most commonly selected IP cameras in the budget/home market. In this report, we test the D-Link DCS-920, an inexpensive cube camera that we purchased from Amazon. One of the least expensive IP cameras available, we examine th...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

Testing IndigoVision's HD Fixed Camera (IV11600)

In this test, we examine IndigoVision's HD Fixed Camera integrated with IndigoVision's Compact NVR. The camera offers 720p, 30fps with H.264. The camera uses a CCD imager. Given these specifications, we pay special attention to bandwidth consumpti...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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 - over 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

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