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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 - 5 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 - 6 months ago

Hikvision ColorVu Integrated Visible Light Cameras Examined

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When it comes to low light, infrared light has become the defacto standard in surveillance. But IR is limited to monochrome images, making colors impossible to distinguish. Hikvision has the DarkfighterX (see IPVM test results), a dual imager cam...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

IFSEC 2018 Final Show Report

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IPVM attended the IFSEC show for the first time this year. The Chinese took over the show, centered on Hikvision, flanked by Dahua, Huawei and a legion of other Chinese manufacturers. IFSEC is much smaller than ISC West, with about 50% fewer e...

By IPVM Team - 6 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 - 6 months ago

Hikvision 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (DS-2CD63C2F-IV)

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Hikvision's DS-2CD63C2F-IV is their flagship panoramic camera, with a 12MP imager, 15m integrated IR, smart codec, and more. We tested the 63C2 in full light and low light scenes, with common VMSes, taking an in-depth look at: Client side dewa...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Avigilon H4 Multi-Sensor Adds 32MP, H.265, Analytics

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Avigilon has announced the H4 Multisensor, the successor to their repositionable multi imager line, adding features like H.265, integrated IR, higher resolution, smaller sensor modules, and more. In this note, we look at the features of this new ...

By Ethan Ace - 6 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 - 6 months ago

Hikvision PanoVu 20MP Flexible Camera Tested

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Hikvision has released their first repositionable multi imager cameras with integrated IR included, atypical in competitors. We bought and tested the PanoVu 20MP Flexible Series Camera, the DS-2CD6D54FWD-IZHS, to see how it performs, examining: ...

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 - 7 months ago

Oncam 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested

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Oncam has made their name since the early 2000s as a fisheye specialist, focusing only on panoramic cameras. To see how this specialist stacks up against their generalist competitors like Axis or Hikvision, we bought and tested the Oncam Evolution...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Dahua 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (NK8BR4)

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Continuing our coverage of 12MP sensor fisheye cameras, we bought and tested the Dahua NK8BR4, examining: Default vs. Optimized settings Smart PSS integration/dewarping Third party VMS dewarping Full light image quality Low light/IR image...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Axis 12MP Stereographic Camera Tested (M3058-LVE)

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Axis has released the M3058-PLVE, a 12MP sensor, stereographic panoramic camera and Axis' first with integrated IR claiming images "sharp to the edges", "automatically adaptable" OptimizedIR, and more. To see how these claims perform in the real ...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Vivotek 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (FE9391-EV)

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Next in our 12MP fisheye camera evaluation, we bought and tested Vivotek's latest generation FE9391-EV, a new model claiming improved smart IR features, their latest Smart Stream III H.265 smart codec, and more. Inside, we look at: VMS dewarpi...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 7 months ago

Last Chance - May 2018 Camera Course

This is the last chance to register as the course starts next week. This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Lots of manufacturer training exists but none it really teaches the un...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Avigilon 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested

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12MP fisheye cameras have become mainstream, with nearly every major manufacturer offering their take on this segment. To see how these new higher resolution models compare, IPVM will be shooting out 6 models from popular manufacturers. For this ...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

FLIR Launches Saros

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Has FLIR solved the video intrusion / remote monitoring problem or have they created an overkill, overly expensive device? FLIR has launched Saros, an offering that has a long line of capabilities: dual thermal sensors, 4K video, 940nm IR LEDs,...

By Sean Patton - 8 months ago

Hikvision DarkfighterX Vs Darkfighter PTZ Tested

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Hikvision has focused on improving low-light performance for PTZs, an area that has traditionally been a problem, even more so than fixed cameras, do to the challenges of higher F stops and long-range varifocal lenses of PTZs. Two of Hikvision'...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Best and Worst ISC West 2018

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ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+ manufacturer booth videos, to give you a feel for the show's displays: Inside this report, we examine the b...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Axis Launches Mini Concealed IR PTZ

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Axis has been a laggard in releasing IR PTZs. While the company released a laser focus PTZ (the Q6155-E tested) until now Axis has had no PTZs with IR illumination. Now, Axis is claiming to solve at least 2 of the major problems of IR PTZs with t...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Axis Launches ~$100 HD Camera

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Chinese manufacturers, led by Hikvision, have come to dominate the low end of the Western market, driven by ~$100 cameras. While Axis has continued to be strong at the mid to high end of the market, surpassing $1 billion in revenue in 2017, they ...

By John Honovich - 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 - 8 months ago

Camera Form Factor Guide

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When selecting surveillance cameras, users may choose from a number of different form factors, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses, varying in physical size, aesthetics, vandal resistance, and advanced features provided. In this r...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

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