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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 - 5 days ago

Worst Products Tested In Past Year

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IPVM has done over 100 tests in the past year. But which products performed the worst? Which ones should users be most aware of? In this report, IPVM picks the 13 products that performed the worst, explains why they did and what to beware of. ...

By Ethan Ace - 7 days ago

Camera Course January 2019

This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Lots of manufacturer training exists but none of it teaches the underlying technologies and tradeoffs of current camera technology includin...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

8MP / 4K Fixed Lens Camera Shootout - Dahua, Hikvision, TVT, Uniview

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8MP / 4K fixed lens models are now common in lower cost lines, with nearly every Chinese brand and their OEMs now offering multiple options. To see which fixed lens 8MP/4K models performed best and how they compare to new generation 4MP models, w...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Ubiquiti $79 Flex IP Camera Tested

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U.S. Manufacturer Ubiquiti has released a 1080p, integrated IR IP camera, selling it directly for $79, making this one of the least expensive IP cameras available. We bought and tested the Flex vs the Axis Companion Mini L, Hanwha LND-6011R, and ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

Hanwha L Series Lowest-Cost Camera Tested

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Hanwha has released their lowest-priced IP camera line ever, the L series, that competes on price with low cost competitors Dahua and Hikvision. We bought and tested the lowest cost L series model, the LND-6011R indoor dome camera, to see how it ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Dahua Dual Imager Dome Camera Tested (HDBW4231FN-E2-M)

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Dahua has introduced a dual-imager dome model, the HDBW4231FN-E2-M, with two independently positionable sensors including integrated IR, not found on competitive dual-imager cameras. To see how this new model performs in real world scenes, we b...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

Axxon Face Search Tested

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AxxonSoft has brought facial recognition to their Axxon Next VMS for free with the simply named Face Search, claiming to allow users to find subjects across multiple cameras to drastically cut search time. In this report, we provide our full te...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Dahua Face Recognition Camera Tested

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Dahua has been one of the industry's most vocal proponents of the value that AI creates: As part of this, Dahua has released a facial recognition camera, the DH-IPC-HF8242FN-FR, claiming: Artificial Intelligence at the edge – performing comp...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Axis 4K vs. 5MP Camera Shootout (Q3518-LVE + Q3517-LVE)

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Axis has released the 4K counterpart to their 5MP Q3517-LVE (see our test). Axis claims of both these cameras: Simply put, AXIS Q3518(17)-LVE delivers the best video quality possible. But which one is truly best? We bought and tested the...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Hikvision 4MP Camera Tested (DS-2CD2345FWD-I)

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Hikvision's latest Performance Series / EasyIP 3.0 4MP model, the DS-2CD2345FWD-I, was the top performer in our 4MP shootout, besting rivals from Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, and more in multiple categories. In this report, we look at this model in more ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Vivotek 4MP Camera Tested (FD8379-HV)

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Next in our series of updated 4MP testing, we bought and tested Vivotek's FD8379-HV, and entry level 4MP model claiming "top-notch quality video in high contrast environments", 30m integrated IR, smart codec, and more. Inside, we examine: Full...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Dahua Low-Cost 4MP Camera Tested (N44CL52)

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4MP use continues to increase, especially in low-cost models, according to integrators in our 2018 Resolution Usage Statistics. We bought Dahua's latest generation entry-level 4MP model, the N44CL52, to see how it performs in real scenes, examini...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Hikvision Value Express IP Cameras Tested Poorly

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Even lower cost Hikvision products? Their new Value Express line is marketed for applications where "budgets are limited and performance is expected", substantially less expensive than their existing Performance and Value series models. We bou...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500)

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Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated IR for ~$500 USD online. While historically multi-imager / PTZ combination cameras have been very ...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Uniview Super Low Cost 4MP Tested

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Even lower cost than Dahua and Hikvision, China's self-proclaimed 3rd place company, Uniview / UNV, is offering aggressive pricing including for the increasingly commonly used 4MP category. We bought and tested two Uniview turrets to see how they...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

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 - 6 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 8 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 - 10 months ago

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