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Avigilon Real Time Exposure And Gain

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...

By Derek Ward - over 6 years ago

Bosch 4K Tested

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 - over 6 years ago

Axis Large Imager HD Camera (Q1635)

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...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Hikvision HDTVI VS Dahua HDCVI

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 - over 6 years ago

Dahua HDCVI 2.0 Tested

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 - over 6 years ago

Axis 4K Tested (P1428E)

[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...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Testing Arecont Omni

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...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Testing Sony HD Dome Camera

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...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Testing Axis High End HD Camera Q1615

Axis core focus is the high end of the market. Their newest high end camera, the Q1615, aims to continue that, with claims of industry leading image quality and novel features, such as: Super low light 'Lightfinder' at 1080p A new form of WDR...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Testing March MegaPX Domes

March Networks has been one of the bigger names in video surveillance recorders for a decade, with significant adoption especially in banking and retail. For a number of years, since the Cieffe acquisition, the company has offered IP cameras as...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Testing Hikvision High End Camera

Chinese manufacturer, including the two mega ones, Dahua and Hikvision, are best known in the West for super low cost, entry level cameras. However, how well do their 'higher end' ones one work? We bought a 3MP WDR, Integrated IR Hikvision dome...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Panasonic Series 6 IP Cameras Tested

Can Panasonic make a comeback? One of the early entrants in IP cameras, Panasonic has been slipping, dues to faster and more aggressive competitors. Now, Panasonic has released a sixth generation [link no longer available] plus added a 20%+...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

Testing Samsung vs Google/Dropcam

Samsung is charging hard into IP cameras. Last year, they attacked the professional market with their WiseNet III launch. Now, they are going after the consumer / residential market with their "SmartCam" offering. Not only does Samsung have...

By Derek Ward - about 7 years ago

Testing the Smallest HD Cameras

Miniature HD IP cameras are a growing trend. It started with cameras that had small 'heads' but large 'base' units. Increasingly, though, the bases are shrinking. Recently, we even found one without any base at all, just a small head, like the one...

By Derek Ward - about 7 years ago

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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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

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