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Dahua 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (NK8BR4)

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Continuing our coverage of 12MP sensor fisheye cameras, we bought and tested the Dahua NK8BR4, examining: Default vs. Optimized settings Smart PSS integration/dewarping Third party VMS dewarping Full light image quality Low light/IR image...

By Ethan Ace - 12 days ago

Axis 12MP Stereographic Camera Tested (M3058-LVE)

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Axis has released the M3058-PLVE, a 12MP sensor, stereographic panoramic camera and Axis' first with integrated IR claiming images "sharp to the edges", "automatically adaptable" OptimizedIR, and more. To see how these claims perform in the real ...

By Ethan Ace - 17 days ago

Vivotek 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (FE9391-EV)

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Next in our 12MP fisheye camera evaluation, we bought and tested Vivotek's latest generation FE9391-EV, a new model claiming improved smart IR features, their latest Smart Stream III H.265 smart codec, and more. Inside, we look at: VMS dewarpi...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 20 days ago

Avigilon 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested

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12MP fisheye cameras have become mainstream, with nearly every major manufacturer offering their take on this segment. To see how these new higher resolution models compare, IPVM will be shooting out 6 models from popular manufacturers. For this ...

By Ethan Ace - 24 days ago

Best and Worst ISC West 2018

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ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+ manufacturer booth videos, to give you a feel for the show's displays: Inside this report, we examine the b...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Axis Launches First Stereographic Panoramic Camera

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Fisheye panoramics have not had much innovation in the past few years, with their multi-imager cousins getting most of the advances, e.g., repositionable panoramics. Now, Axis is launching 2 new panoramic cameras including an 9MP one with a stere...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Camera Form Factor Guide

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When selecting surveillance cameras, users may choose from a number of different form factors, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses, varying in physical size, aesthetics, vandal resistance, and advanced features provided. In this r...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Multi-Imager Camera Guide

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Multi-imager usage continues to grow, with most manufacturers now offering at least one model, making them an attractive option for covering wide areas compared to multiple fixed cameras traditionally used, such as this ~200' wide parking lot: ...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Resolution Tutorial

Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use in surveillance is far from it. In this tutorial, we will explain 5 critical elements: What resol...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Sentry360 Bankruptcy

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Sentry360, a US-based video surveillance manufacturer, most well-known for its panoramic cameras, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In this note, we review the filing, share feedback from the company and analyze the issues the company faced.

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Dahua Multi-Imager Tested (PDBW8800-A180)

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Dahua has released their latest generation of multi imager models, including the PDBW800-A180, a 4x1080p dome model claiming 30m/~100' IR and Smart H.265+, making it one of few IR multi imagers available. We tested this new model against several ...

By John Scanlan - 6 months ago

Camera Application Selection Guide

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Entrances, hallways, rooms and parking lots are perhaps the 4 most common areas where surveillance is deployed. But what is the best type of camera for each? What resolution, form factors and FoV are best? Where do special features like WDR, integ...

By Ethan Ace - 9 months ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

PTZ Usage Declines 2017 - Statistics

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PTZ usage is declining, now at ~6% of all cameras integrator use, down from ~10% of cameras used in 2014, according to new IPVM statistics: Inside, based on 150 integrator responses, we analyze trends and explain the reasons integrators cite fo...

By Ari Erenthal - 11 months ago

Panoramic: Fisheye vs Multi-Imager Usage

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Panoramic cameras are a growing trend within video surveillance. The two main options are fisheye cameras using a single imager with an ultra-wide angle lens and multi-imager cameras using (typically) 4 imagers in a single housing / unit. Both re...

By Ari Erenthal - 12 months ago

48MP 180 Camera (Digital Watchdog) Test

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Camera resolution continues to advance, with Digital Watchdog offering the MegaPIX PANO 48MP 180° camera, the highest resolution mainstream camera available, outside of $10,000+ specialty cameras (such as Dallmeier's Panomera). But, with this hig...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Hanwha 9MP Fisheye Camera Tested (PNF-9010R)

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12MP sensor fisheye panoramic cameras are becoming increasingly common. We have tested Hikvision's DS-2CD63C2F as well as Panasonic's SFV481 4K panoramic. Now, we bought and tested the Hanwha / Samsung PNF-9010R fisheye camera against those two ...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Panoramic Camera Usage Rising 2017

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Panoramic camera usage (including fisheye and multi-imagers) continue to rise rapidly. However, the race to the bottom is hindering even stronger panoramic uptake. In this note, we compare to 2014 panoramic camera usage, sharing 140+ integrator r...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Vivotek 3MP 180 Wall Mount Camera Tested (CC8370-HV)

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Purpose-built wall mount panoramics have become an attractive niche to cover entranceways. In 2013, we bought and tested Vivotek's 1MP version. Now, Vivotek has released a 3MP version, the CC8370-HV with IP66 and IK10 ratings, and "anti-ligature"...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Axis 15MP Multi-Imager Tested (Q3708-PVE)

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Axis continues to expand in the multi imager market, adding to a segment started with the 33MP Q3709. We bought the Q3708-PVE and tested it against: Hikvision PanoVu DS-2CD6986F-H (Separate test report to be released later this week) Pelco O...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Lux Rating / Minimum Illumination Guide

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Lux ratings are one of the poorest specifications to use in selecting cameras. Now, with the rise of integrated IR, they are increasingly useless. You need to be able to understand why lux rating (aka minimum illumination specifications) are so p...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

The PPF / PPM Video Surveillance Guide

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Pixels per foot / Pixels per meter is the most fundamental and valuable, though imperfect, metric for specifying video surveillance image quality. In a single number, this metric (e.g., 10ppf, 40ppf, 100ppf) conveys important information about wh...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Pelco Optera 270° Camera Tested

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Multi-imager cameras are typically 180° or 360°. Pelco has released a fixed 270° versions of their Optera intended to cover exterior building corners, such as this typical view: In this report, we test this new model, compared to a repositiona...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Fisheye Panoramic Camera Guide

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Fisheye panoramics have become widespread, with most manufacturers offering fisheyes. However, with many options, it can be confusing to understand the tradeoffs. In this guide, we explain: Why Panoramic Camers Fisheye Panoramic Basics 'Warp...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Pelco Optera 180° Camera Tested

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In our initial testing of Pelco's Optera multi-imager, the main issue was their ONVIF 'bowtie' video streaming which undermined third party integration.  Now, Pelco has released new firmware that they say fixes this problem with what they call 't...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

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