Panoramic (132)

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Hikvision Tribrid Recorder Tested

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HD over existing coax, IP and legacy analog cameras, all in a single recorder. A 16 camera 'tribrid' DVR that does all that for less than $400. This is what Hikvision is claiming with its 7200 series HDTVI tribrid DVRs. We bought one of them,...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

Testing Arecont Omni

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The Arecont SurroundVideo Omni is one of the most novel new camera offerings in the past few years. Like their 180 and 360 predecessors, the Omni supports 4 imagers / cameras inside. The major advance is that the imagers can now be repositioned a...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

Smart IR Panoramic Camera Tested

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Panoramic cameras are overwhelmingly quite bad in low light. Now, manufacturers are starting to add IR to them. We tested the Hikvision panoramic IR earlier this year. Now, Vivotek has released the FE8181, which claims improvements such as more ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

ASIS 2014 - 17 Manufacturer Tech Review

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This long post recaps key findings from IPVM team members meeting with manufacturers at ASIS 2014 including Hikvision, EMC, Pelco, Digital Watchdog, Panasonic, Samsung, Mobotix, IQinVision, Tyco, Theia and Seagate. This adds to our existing ASIS ...

By IPVM Team - almost 5 years ago

Startup: Thermal Radar

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Two years ago, we covered a thermal panoramic system that covered huge areas, but came with a huge pricetag of ~$250,000. Now a startup named Thermal Radar claims to be the 'World's First Affordable 360° thermal camera' and is offering their unit...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Axis Multi-Imager Panoramic / PTZ Q6000-E

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Axis has launched its first multi-imager panoramic, entering in to a promising market with limited suppliers, most notably Arecont. However, Axis has taken a unique approach to this camera. In this note, we examine the features, pricing, strengt...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Panoramic Camera Usage Rising 2014

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Panoramic cameras have been around for more than a decade but only in the last 3 years has there been an explosion of vendor support. Now, nearly every camera manufacturer offers panoramic cameras. What has that done to adoption? In this note, w...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

New Multi-Imager Panoramic Competitor to Arecont

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Arecont has held a near monopoly on multi-imager panoramics, an important niche within surveillance for covering wide areas. Now, Secubest, a Korean manufacturer, is releasing a rival multi-imager offering that boasts integrated IR and aims to ou...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

Hikvision IR Panoramic Camera Tested

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Low light has been one of panoramic cameras' biggest challenges, with most essentially useless in low light, becoming a key barrier for panoramic adoption. For instance, here's one comparison from our original panoramic shootout: As can be see...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

IP Camera Buyer's Guide 2014

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The 2014 IPVM IP Camera Buyer's Guide provides recommendations on the right types of cameras to choose, the strongest manufacturers to consider and the best overall values. Trending Manufacturers We explain what manufacturer's products have si...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

Testing Samsung WiseNet III Panoramic Camera

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Samsung's IP video expansion efforts continue with their recent panoramic offerings. Their SNF-7010 series claims true WDR and uses their WiseNet III chip. IPVM bought an SNF-7010 and tested it head to head against Axis, Brickcom and Vivotek pano...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

720 Degree Camera - IC Realtime

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Now that essentially every IP camera manufacturer has 360 degree cameras, are you ready for a 720 degree one? Well, that is what IC Realtime is introducing at ISC West 2014. Inside this note, based on discussions with the manufacturer, we review ...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

2014 Surveillance Test Results Guide Released

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Inside, get the 50 page IPVM 2014 Surveillance Test Results Guide. In the past year, IPVM has spent thousands of hours conducting over 75 tests, representing the global surveillance industry's most sophisticated and comprehensive testing program....

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

Panoramic Camera Manufacturer Scallop Spin Out / Reboots

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"Anyone else besides Arecont?" People want multi-imager panoramic cameras, but there are surprisingly few choices beyond Arecont. 5 years ago, Scallop Imaging launched a promising multi-imager panoramic camera in a super small form factor. Eve...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Testing ACTi E96 Panoramic Camera

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Not too long ago, panoramic cameras typically cost $1,000 or more. In the past year, the prices have come down significantly, where $500 or $600 is feasible. Now, ACTi has been running a crazy promotion where they are selling their new E96 panora...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

Camera Selection Guide 2013

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UPDATE: This has been replaced by Camera Application Selection Guide 2017.  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 resolut...

By Ethan Ace - almost 6 years ago

Testing Vivotek Cube Panoramic (CC8130)

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A cube panoramic? Plus a wall mount facial camera? That's what Vivotek is proposing with its recent CC8130 camera. That's certainly different from the legion of ceiling mounted minidomes that have become the industry norm (see our panoramic shoot...

By Derek Ward - almost 6 years ago

Brickcom Immervision Panomorph 360 Test

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Immervision was one of the earliest providers of 180 / 360 imaging in the surveillance market. With their CS mount lenses, Immervision offered a different technology (panomorph) and approach to adding 180 / 360 imaging to conventional box cameras....

By Ethan Ace - almost 6 years ago

Axis Panoramic M3007 Test

Continuing our series of individual panoramic tests, this report covers the Axis M3007, one or the more recent and least expensive options on the market. We dug into the camera's setup, integration and performance to reveal its strengths and weakn...

By Ethan Ace - about 6 years ago

Vivotek Panoramic Test FE8172V

Continuing our panoramic camera shootout series, this report shares our findings from testing the Vivotek 5MP 360 vandal dome camera, the FE8172V. The report contrasts Vivotek's performance to Axis, Mobotix and Panasonic panoramic cameras, featuri...

By Ethan Ace - about 6 years ago

Wide Angle vs 360 Panoramic Camera Tested

When covering a wide area, you may want to choose between a wide angle 'traditional lens' and a 360 panoramic camera. Independently, we have been testing panoramic cameras and wide angle domes. In this note, we compare the two options head to head...

By Ethan Ace - about 6 years ago

Axis M30 Minidome Shootout

Minidomes are popular. Their combination of low cost and small size make them a common choice for many surveillance applications. One series in particular, the Axis M30, is mentioned on IPVM frequently, both positively and negatively. We bought t...

By Ethan Ace - about 6 years ago

Panasonic Panoramic Test

Panasonic has gotten into panoramic cameras, with their launch of their WV-SF438 and WV-SW458 models. As part of our groundbreaking Panoramic Camera testing series, we ran a shootout of Panasonic against Axis, Mobotix and Vivotek panoramic cameras...

By Ethan Ace - about 6 years ago

Sentry360 Panoramic Test 2013

A 10MP panoramic camera? While 3MP and even 5MP cameras are increasingly common, a 360 degree 10MP offering is rare. In this report, we share test results of Sentry360, a panoramic specialist, that offers 3MP, 5MP and 10MP panoramic cameras. We te...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Testing Panoramic Cameras Outdoors

Outdoors, PTZs tend to be a favorite for covering large open areas but they only see whatever they are currently pointed at. Panoramics are an emerging alternative but how well do they perform and what type of video quality do they deliver? Follo...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

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