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Testing Varifocal Minidome (IQeye)

Minidomes are increasing in popularity, as IPVM statistics show. However, the most common objection to using minidomes is the lack of varifocal lenses. In this report, we tested the IQinVision Alliance-Mini, specifically the IQD52WV-B7 that...

By Derek Ward - about 7 years ago

Testing Canon IP Cameras

Canon now owns one of the top global VMS offerings but how good are their IP cameras? Will the combination of Canon IP cameras and Milestone VMS create the next Avigilon? Or will Canon's cameras be the anchor that drags down Milestone to...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

IP Camera Costs Comparison and Trends 2010 - 2014

Over the past 4 years, the average price of 100+ IP cameras surveyed has decreased ~25%, at an annual decline of ~5%. In this report, we break down pricing / cost trends for: 720p models 1080p models Integrated IR cameras 'True' WDR...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

Axis Advances Its Best Overall Camera

While Chinese competitors rush to sell HD cameras at 1/5th to 1/10th the price of Axis, Axis continues to push up market. Axis has announced the Q1615, its most feature rich camera yet. In this note, we look at these features, prices, changes...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Varifocal vs Fixed Focal Lens

Choosing between varifocal and fixed focal lens is one of the most fundamental decisions in video surveillance. With a fixed focal lens, the Field of View (FoV) of the camera can not be changed unless the lens is changed. By contrast, varifocal...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

5MP Super Low Light Tested (Bosch)

Low light performance remains the biggest showstopper for multi-megapixel cameras. Test after test, 5 MP and even 1080p cameras are consistently outperformed by 720p models. Bosch is aiming to change this, however, with their new NBN-80052, a 5 MP...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Hikvision IR Panoramic Camera Tested

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...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

IP Camera Buyer's Guide 2014

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...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Testing Samsung WiseNet III Panoramic Camera

Samsung's IP video expansion efforts continue with their recent panoramic offerings. Their SNF-7010 [link no longer available] series claims true WDR and uses their WiseNet III chip. IPVM bought an SNF-7010 and tested it head to head against...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Product / Tech Roundup ISC West 2014

This note focuses on products only, no marketing or gimmicks and is a recap of information gathered from booth visits to: Arecont Bosch Genetec Hikvision OnSSI ONVIF Panasonic Schneider Electric This information will eventually find...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

2014 Surveillance Test Results Guide Released

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 7 years ago

Testing Pelco SureVision 2.0

Pelco's new SureVision 2.0 line [link no longer available] promises superior low light and wide dynamic range capabilities, claiming "industry-leading image quality in the most difficult lighting conditions." But does it deliver? In order to test...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Testing Honeywell HD WDR IP Camera

Honeywell is a huge name, but not one well respected in video surveillance, unless you are an alarm dealer. The company was late into IP but now offers their own IP camera line, including their high end positioned HCW1F [link no longer...

By Derek Ward - over 7 years ago

Favorite IP Camera Manufacturers 2014

With the worst manufacturers identified, we now turn to the favorite IP camera manufacturers of our 2014 integrator survey. 120 integrators from 20 countries answered the following open ended question: 24 manufacturers received votes with 10...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

3 Key Surveillance Product Shifts For 2014

Three surveillance product shifts are changing the market and what you should expect from quality products. We discovered these from over 70 unique IPVM tests in 2013. They are: Mainstreaming of True WDR and Super Low Light 'Dropcamming'...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Top Requested IP Camera Features

Based on our reader statistics, surveys and requests, IPVM sees the top requested new / upcoming IP features for IP cameras. We have filtered them based on our test results and technological feasibility / benefits. Hot Here are 'hot' features...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Hikvision 2013 IP Cameras Tested

Hikvision claims to be the #1 surveillance manufacturer in the world. That's, well, debatable. What's not in dispute is that they have become huge, fueled by the massive Chinese market, with revenue rocketing over $1 billion USD last year (by...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Bosch Flexidome Micro Shootout

Minidomes are very popular, likely the most popular of all IP camera form factors, due to their relative low cost and small size. Earlier this year, we tested 3 Axis M30 minidomes. Now, we are testing 3 Bosch minidomes head to head against...

By Derek Ward - almost 8 years ago

10MP vs 5MP vs HD Shootout

HD cameras are commonplace. Everyone offers 1080p. The big question now is how much better is 5MP or 10MP? Is a 10MP camera 5 times better than 1080p as pixel count proponents claim? In this report, we share test results of a head to head...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Samsung Wisenet III Camera Shootout

Samsung has never been a serious player in IP cameras, despite their success in other markets. Now, Samsung is pushing their Wisenet III [link no longer available] release as their breakthrough offering. Is it really? We bought the Samsung 720p...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Camera Selection Guide 2013

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...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Axis Bells and Whistles Box Camera (Q1614)

Axis has announced a next generation version of its popular Q1604 camera that adds in a slew of new bells and whistles like level assistance, shock detection and auto flipping as well as improved imaging capabilities. In this note, we look at how...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Testing Vivotek Cube Panoramic (CC8130)

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...

By Derek Ward - almost 8 years ago

Brickcom Immervision Panomorph 360 Test

Immervision was one of the earliest providers of 180 / 360 imaging in the surveillance market. With their CS mount lenses [link no longer available], Immervision offered a different technology (panomorph [link no longer available]) and approach to...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 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...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

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