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Axis ~$100 Camera Tested

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Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can this new model compete with these low-cost incumbents?  We bought and tested the Companion Eye Min...

By Ethan Ace - about 18 hours ago

Digital Watchdog Low Cost 4MP Camera Tested

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Based on member 4MP testing requests, we bought and tested Digital Watchdog's low-cost 4MP DWC-MTT4Wi to see how it performs in real world scenes, examining key features, including: Full light performance Low light performance Integrated IR...

By Ethan Ace - 16 days ago

Mobotix Releases 'Move' Into 21st Century

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For years, Mobotix stood resolutely against, well, every other manufacturer, selling it as a virtue: MOBOTIX equipment is designed with no moving parts to provide the best overall return on investment Now, Mobotix has moved with their new Mo...

By Ethan Ace - 28 days ago

Hanwha Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (QNV-7010R)

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4MP usage is increasing noticeably, as IPVM 2018 resolution statistics show. And low-cost, fixed focal cameras, are popular for budget applications. While this segment is a stronghold of Chinese manufacturers, Korean manufacturer Hanwha has the Q...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Stats: Upgrading Cameras Far More Common Than Replacing Failed Cameras

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The old saying "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It" does not apply here. New IPVM statistics show that 60% of cameras that are replaced still work but are upgraded to newer and better technology. We asked if cameras were replaced because of planned ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Last Chance - May 2018 Camera Course

This is the last chance to register as the course starts next week. This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Lots of manufacturer training exists but none it really teaches the un...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

Dahua 4K Micro 4/3 Camera Tested (IPC-HF8835F)

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Dahua is going big. Their new 4K HF8835F Micro Four Thirds sensor is one of the largest now on the market. Dahua is claming: Starlight Technology and Ultra Wide Dynamic Range to produce crisp, clear images with minimal ambient light How wel...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Axis Z-Wave IP Camera Tested Poorly

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Z-Wave is drawing notable interest for video surveillance use. In IPVM's initial coverage, 84% expressed interest in it, with nearly half being very interested. As integrator John Bazyk astutely noted: Integrating inputs/outputs with cameras ha...

By John Scanlan - 4 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 - 4 months ago

Hikvision 6MP Camera Tested (DS-2CD4565-IZH)

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In the next installment of our ongoing testing of 5MP/6MP cameras, we test the Hikvision DS-2CD4565F-IZH, a 'Smart Series' vandal dome combining higher resolution, a larger 1/1.8" imager and integrated IR. We bought and tested the 4565 to see h...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R)

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Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low light and true WDR. We bought and tested the 5MP XNV-8080R IR dome against the 1080p XNV-6080R to f...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Axis 'Best' Q3517-LVE 5MP Camera Tested

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Axis boasts of its Q3517-LVE: Simply put, AXIS Q3517-LVE delivers the best video quality possible. But is it really the 'best'? We bought and tested the Q3517 to see how well it performed. The Axis Q3517-LVE, their latest generation 5MP mo...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Dahua 5MP Starlight Camera Tested (N52BM3Z)

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Is 5MP the new 1080p? According to our recent statistics, average resolution continues to trend upwards. And now, manufacturers releasing new generation 5MP cameras featuring super low light capabilities previously found in 1080p models. In our f...

By John Scanlan - 6 months ago

Resolution Usage Statistics 2018 - Moving Up From 1080p

In 2016, IPVM statistics showed the most common camera resolution used was 1080p, rising from 2014's 720p. Now, new IPVM statistics of 200+ integrators shows the most common resolution moving up beyond even full HD.

By IPVM Team - 6 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 - 7 months ago

Repositionable Multi-Imager Camera Guide

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Multi-imager usage has been growing strongly over the past few years. Now, a new segment of multi-imagers has taken off, with many manufacturers offering repositionable models enabling the user to pan and tilt the cameras to customize the field o...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

WDR Tutorial

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Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any manufacturer can claim WDR, and many do even if actual performance is weak, causing confusion for eve...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Hikvision Door Station Tested

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Hikvision has entered the video intercom market, aiming to bring the race to the bottom to a whole new audience. To see how it stacks up, we bought and tested their vandal resistant door station, the DS-KB8112-IM, to see how it compared to the Ax...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Axis M3106-LVE Mk 4MP Camera Tested

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Axis has released the latest in their low(er) cost M series outdoor cameras, the M3105-LVE Mk II, a 4MP turret model specifying 15m IR, their latest WDR technology, Zipstream 2 and H.265, new to Axis. We bought and tested this new model against l...

By John Scanlan - 8 months ago

Avigilon H4 IR Mini Dome Camera Tested

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Avigilon has released their successor to the aging Micro Dome, the H4 Mini Dome, claiming easy install, a patent-pending surface/recessed mounting system, Lightcatcher low light performance, true WDR and more. We bought this new model and teste...

By John Scanlan - 9 months ago

Geovision GV-EDR2100 Tested Vs Hikvision

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A number of ADI's top selling IP cameras are, at least surprisingly to us, from Geovision. We recently bought and tested the Geovision EDR2100 1080p IR minidome, which is priced below Hikvision and Dahua 1080p IR models. Inside, we share our r...

By John Scanlan - 9 months ago

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