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Samsung Covert WDR Camera Tested

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IPVM member Steve Beck asked us in IPVM chat to test the Samsung covert WDR camera (the SNB-6011) so we did it. Covert cameras are often used in ATM applications, locations with demanding dynamic range needs. However, as we saw in our Axis MP Pin...

By Derek Ward - over 3 years ago

The 4MP Shootout - Dahua vs Hikvision

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4MP cameras are an important emerging trend in video surveillance, aiming to replace 1080p. This is being driven by new sensors from OmniVision that deliver almost twice the pixel count of 1080p at the same 16:9 aspect ratio. These sensors also i...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Hikvision Darkfighter 1/2" Imager Camera Tested

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Can Hikvision beat Axis and Samsung in pure low light? The Chinese mega-manufacturer has made a name for itself as a low-cost leader, popularizing $100 HD cameras with integrated IR. However, most do not consider Hikvision to be in the same leag...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Axis WDR Zipstream Low-Cost M1125 Tested

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Axis has been busy promoting speciality devices like IP horns and video intercoms. However, they have quietly released a new series of low-cost HD cameras with true WDR and Zipstream support, specifically the 720p M1124 and the 1080p M1125. We b...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Panasonic 4K / 12MP Camera Tested

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We bought the new Panasonic 4K / 12MP WV-SFV781L dome camera and tested it against the:  Axis P1428E Bosch NBN-80122 Dahua IPC-HFW4800E In this in-depth report, we tested: FoV widths up to 135' to determine how the 4K cameras would comp...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

$100 True WDR Camera Tested (FLIR CVI)

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True WDR has traditionally been quite expensive. And HD analog has so far been mostly low-end models. Now, FLIR has released a ~$100 1080p CVI camera with true WDR and integrated smart IR. We bought the FLIR C233BD to see how it performs agains...

By Derek Ward - over 3 years ago

ADI's W Box Camera / NVR Gen 1 (Hikvision) Tested

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ADI moves hundreds of millions of dollars worth video surveillance equipment each year. And now, they are disrupting the channel, cutting out manufacturers. We bought an IP camera and NVR from ADI's new W Box line to learn more. The products are...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Avigilon HD Micro Dome Test

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The Avigilon HD Micro Dome is, by far, the company's lowest cost camera line. Now, it is still significantly more expensive than many fixed focal MP cameras (e.g., Hikvision and Dahua), but the Micro Dome line is almost 50% less than Avigilon's n...

By Derek Ward - over 3 years ago

New: Axis Video Intercom

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A suicide resistant camera, an IP horn and now a video intercom. Axis might be getting pushed out of the low end of the market, but they are building out high-end speciality niches. In this note, we examine the new Axis video intercom, the A8004...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Samsung Wisenet Lite Cameras Tested

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Far lower-cost MP cameras are a major trend now. So far, the 'Chinese' have been leading the way here. Samsung's Wisenet III series hit the market offering performance similar to more expensive high-end models at much lower prices. Now, Samsung ...

By Derek Ward - over 3 years ago

WDR Camera Shootout 2015

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This is the most comprehensive Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) IP camera shootout ever. We tested 10 of the latest generation multiple-exposure true WDR cameras, including: Arecont Vision AV3116DNv1 Avigilon 3.0W-H3-B2 Axis Q1615 Bosch NBN-932V H...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Uniview Starlight Camera Tested

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The company claims $263 million in 2013 revenue and to be the third largest Chinese surveillance manufacturer (after Hikvision and Dahua). Despite being owned by American investment firm Bain Capital and spending hundreds of thousands on an ISC W...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Samsung WiseNet Lite Challenges Hikvision Low Cost

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It has been the 'Chinese' pushing down IP cameras at a feverish pace. Now, Samsung is joining. In this note, we review the features and pricing of Samsung's new Wisenet Lite series versus Samsung's WiseNet III offerings as well as Axis and Hikvi...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Sony Launches 4K With 20MP Mode

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After a year of talking about 4K, Sony is now announcing its first 4K surveillance camera. In this note, we break down the 3 most interesting features and contrast how it will match up with 4K offerings from Axis, Bosch and other rivals.

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

4K Panoramic Panasonic Tested

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Panasonic has released their first 4K cameras, and surprisingly, they are panoramic, which they tout include high sensitivity 1/2" image sensors, true WDR, auto back focus, and other features not common in competitive cameras. But will the combin...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

Dahua vs Bosch and Axis 4K Cameras

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4K is here, but not without issues. High prices and poor low light performance constrain adoption. Now Dahua, one of the two Chinese mega-manufacturers, known for its incredibly low-cost HDCVI line, has entered the 4K market, with an IR bullet, ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

Avigilon Real Time Exposure And Gain

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Knowing how exposure and gain impact image quality, bandwidth, and camera performance can useful in installation and troubleshooting. Very few cameras readily expose this information, making it difficult or impossible to find for most users. How...

By Derek Ward - almost 4 years ago

Bosch 4K Tested

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4K promises more pixels but does it undermine WDR and low light performance? We tested the Axis 4K camera and there were certainly issues. Now, we tested the Bosch 4K camera, the Dinion IP Ultra 8000 against the 4K Axis P1428-E and Arecont 10MP ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

Axis Large Imager HD Camera (Q1635)

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Many surveillance professionals love large imagers. Axis is feeding into that with its latest release, the Q1635, a 1/2" imager camera that includes the high end features of the Q1615 (see IPVM Q1615 test results) but claims better low light perf...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Hikvision HDTVI VS Dahua HDCVI

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With super low cost and full HD video, Analog HD has the most potential to disrupt the surveillance market of any new technology in years. With 1080p HD IR cameras, routinely being priced at ~$100, and with 16 channel recorders at ~$500, the cost...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Dahua HDCVI 2.0 Tested

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A strong initial reception but can it repeat? Dahua's initial HDCVI analog HD offering, with its super low cost and HD resolution, was extremely well received (see IPVM's HDCVI test results). Now less than a year later, Dahua is releasing HDCVI ...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

WDR Manufacturer Cheat Sheet and Camera Tracking

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Manufacturers are regularly cryptic about what WDR support they actually provide. They invent marketing buzzwords. They self assign dB rating that cannot meaningfully be compared across manufacturers. In IPVM's testing, the key differentiator we...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Axis 4K Tested (P1428E)

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[UPDATE August 2015: We recently updated firmware on this camera for an upcoming test, from 5.55.5.1 to the new 5.80.1. In doing so, WDR increased significantly, with shadowed areas more visible than previously tested. This October 2014 test has b...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 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 - about 4 years ago

Testing Sony HD Dome Camera

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Top WDR and low light performance are generally only offered in manufacturer's high end cameras. In particular, Sony users historically needed to use their expensive high end V series cameras for these options. Now, Sony says their new 6th gener...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

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