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IPVM Camera Testing Procedures

The foundation of IPVM's camera testing procedure is simultaneous, head to head comparisons, like so: This is unique among surveillance industry publications. Each camera is placed side by side, with the same FoV, connected to the same VMS and...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Testing Covert Cameras

Covert cameras are regularly referenced in TV shows and undercover reporting. We ordered two of the most frequently sold covert cameras on Amazon - a Car Key cam [link no longer available] and a PenCam [link no longer available], as shown...

By Benros Emata - about 8 years ago

Panoramic Camera Shootout 2013

Panoramic cameras are one of the hottest growing markets within surveillance. The combination of multi-megapixel resolution and super wide FoVs claims to deliver greater coverage than conventional cameras. But how well do they work and how do the...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Cricket IP Camera Claims "Exceptional Imaging, Unbeatable Price"

While OEMs and rebrands regularly enter the surveillance market, there are very few new 'real' manufacturers, especially coming from North America. However, a 15 year old Canadian camera manufacturer, Point Grey, historically specializing in...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Testing Avigilon's H3 WDR Camera

Avigilon has long marketed itself as delivering 'the best evidence' but until recently they did not have any WDR cameras. However, their H3 release introduced WDR up to 3MP.

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Testing Arecont's WDR Camera (AV3116DN)

Arecont Vision has long offered many of the highest resolution cameras in the market but they have never been particularly strong in WDR nor low light. Now, Arecont Vision is releasing a new series of cameras that are explicitly marketed for WDR...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Bosch HDR HD Dinion Test

In this report, we share our results of the BOSCH HDR HD Dinion [link no longer available], NBN-932V. Compared to the Bosch NBN-832 we tested last year, the 932 adds in WDR (which Bosch refers to as HDR).

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Kudos to Arecont!

Over the last few years, IPVM has repeatedly criticized Arecont Vision; Most recently was Arecont's FoV switcheroo in a 2012 trade magazine advertisement. I am happy to see and share Arecont's newest advertisement that has not only eliminated...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

WDR Shootout 2013

One of the most important surveillance camera differentiators is Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) performance. Dealing with bright sunlight and shadows is a key problem for most surveillance deployments and, historically, most cameras were poor. Indeed,...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

IP Camera Competitive Guide 2013

IP cameras remain the main growth and competitive driver within the surveillance industry. Indeed, IP camera advances clearly led 2012 major events across the industry. In this report, we examine 4 key drivers and how they are changing the...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Minidomes vs Full Size Dome Tradeoffs

Not too long ago, dome cameras were huge, fitting a full-size box camera into a large protective bubble. The move to "minidomes" changed that, cutting their size in half or smaller. Now, the definition of "mini" has changed again, with even...

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

Axis Declares Megapixel Race Over!

It's Over! The race for more megapixels and higher resolution is no more, according to IP camera gorilla Axis - whose top resolution for most cameras is 720p/1.3MP and who has no cameras supporting more than 5MP. Is this true? Has the race really...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2012

Recently, surveillance innovation has been underwhelming. Indeed, this Spring, it hit a low point, with incremental advances in video quality and a boost for edge storage being the most notable trends, raising questions about what would come in...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Best and Worst of ASIS 2012

Definitely the most eventful and colorful ASIS show in a long long time; While it certainly was not particularly successful in a conventional sense nor were exhibitors thrilled with traffic, Philadelphia was quite an experience. Most everyone had...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Sony Acquires Pixim

Sony, one of the world's largest manufacturers of image sensors and cameras, including surveillance, has acquired Pixim [link no longer available], one of the most well known brands in surveillance imaging. In this note, we examine the...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

New Surveillance Products Fall 2012

Dozens of new products are reviewed and collected in the list below, covering announcements from Summer 2012 through the ASIS show. The first list covers all products followed by segments for cameras, recorders and others. All Products...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Axis Goes Covert (P12 Pinhole MP)

Try finding an IP pinhole camera or a MP pinhole camera. Even in 2012, it is nearly impossible and the choice is essentially analog or nothing. Attempting to solve this problem is Axis's new P12 release. Of course, Axis is neither alone nor first....

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

Bosch WDR 1080p Cameras Reviewed

The movement to megapixel wide dynamic range cameras continues with new 1080p WDR box [link no longer available] and dome offerings from Bosch. In the last year, the industry has evolved from just a few megapixel WDR offerings to a wide variety of...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Axis P3384 Lightfinder/WDR Domes

Low-light and WDR capability are perhaps the two most sought-after features in surveillance, but usually cameras are made to handle only one or the other well, not both. Now, Axis has announced the latest in their P33 series domes, the P3384,...

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

Speco's IP Intensifier Examined

Color images in no light... impossible claim? Not according to Speco, who recently announced an IP version of their Intensifier series [link no longer available]. In this update, we analyze how closely the new network version of this product...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 9 years ago

Average Camera Models Used Per Project

Choosing the right camera model for the job can be challenging. In high camera count systems, numerous models may be required, each with their own strengths. Using too few models may lead to overspecified and overpriced systems, while using too...

By Ethan Ace - about 9 years ago

Avigilon H3 Series 1 and 2 Megapixel Cameras

Not too long ago, Avigilon introduced its first 1 and 2MP H.264 camera line. Now, Avigilon has released a new series of 1 and 2MP cameras, begging the question of what it is new with this release, how it compares and what happens to the existing...

By Ethan Ace - about 9 years ago

Sony Next Generation Cameras (IPELA Engine)

It has been a few years since Sony introduced their fifth generation series, begging the question of when a new release is coming. In the interim, their major competitors have all released major new lines. Now, Sony has (pre-) announced the IPELA...

By Ethan Ace - about 9 years ago

Hikvision IP Camera 2012 Test Results

Hikvision is the most valuable video surveillance company in the world, going public in 2010 at $6 Billion USD and now trading at over $7 Billion USD, far higher than Axis Communications. Even in total revenue, Hikvision tops Axis. However,...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Sony CH240 WDR Test

With Wide Dynamic Range becoming an increasingly prominent feature for manufacturers, understanding the actual field performance of cameras is critical. Adding to this is the recent move of a number of manufacturers adding 1080p/3MP WDR cameras...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

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