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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

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

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

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

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

Dahua 4K Micro 4/3 Camera Tested (IPC-HF8835F)

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Dahua is going big. Their new 4K HF8835F Micro Four Thirds sensor is one of the largest now on the market. Dahua is claming: Starlight Technology and Ultra Wide Dynamic Range to produce crisp, clear images with minimal ambient light How wel...

By John Scanlan - 9 months ago

Axis Z-Wave IP Camera Tested Poorly

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Z-Wave is drawing notable interest for video surveillance use. In IPVM's initial coverage, 84% expressed interest in it, with nearly half being very interested. As integrator John Bazyk astutely noted: Integrating inputs/outputs with cameras ha...

By John Scanlan - 9 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

Hikvision 6MP Camera Tested (DS-2CD4565-IZH)

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In the next installment of our ongoing testing of 5MP/6MP cameras, we test the Hikvision DS-2CD4565F-IZH, a 'Smart Series' vandal dome combining higher resolution, a larger 1/1.8" imager and integrated IR. We bought and tested the 4565 to see h...

By John Scanlan - 10 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R)

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Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low light and true WDR. We bought and tested the 5MP XNV-8080R IR dome against the 1080p XNV-6080R to f...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Axis 'Best' Q3517-LVE 5MP Camera Tested

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Axis boasts of its Q3517-LVE: Simply put, AXIS Q3517-LVE delivers the best video quality possible. But is it really the 'best'? We bought and tested the Q3517 to see how well it performed. The Axis Q3517-LVE, their latest generation 5MP mo...

By Ethan Ace - 10 months ago

Dahua 5MP Starlight Camera Tested (N52BM3Z)

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Is 5MP the new 1080p? According to our recent statistics, average resolution continues to trend upwards. And now, manufacturers releasing new generation 5MP cameras featuring super low light capabilities previously found in 1080p models. In our f...

By John Scanlan - 11 months ago

Resolution Usage Statistics 2018 - Moving Up From 1080p

In 2016, IPVM statistics showed the most common camera resolution used was 1080p, rising from 2014's 720p. Now, new IPVM statistics of 200+ integrators shows the most common resolution moving up beyond even full HD.

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Hanwha ExtraLux Camera Tested

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Hanwha has released the latest in their Wisenet X line, the "extraLUX" series, claiming to "capture crystal clear, true-color images in low-light conditions without IR LEDs, regardless of the environment or time of day", equipped with a 1/2" senso...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Canon Launches World's Most Expensive IP Camera (ME20F-SHN)

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Canon has launched the ME20F-SHN , likely the world's most expensive single imager, non-thermal, IP camera at ~$20,000. And Canon subsidiary Milestone is excited about it, centering a new announcement around it, touting the camera as 'needing no...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Hikvision IR Bullet Camera Shootout

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Hikvision's widely used Value Plus line claims 30m/~98' IR illumination range, on multiple lens options ranging from wide angle (100°+) to telephoto (25°). We bought and tested 4 Hikvision DS-2CD2025FWD-I bullet cameras against each other: 2.8...

By Ethan Ace - 11 months ago

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