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2.0 MP 1080p Network PTZ Dome Camera

Review&Test 4 Chinese Network IR PTZ Dome Cameras

Network PTZ dome cameras enter era of high definition, the development of network PTZ dome camera meet the needs of market. PTZ dome camera itself has the great flexibility, pan & tilt mechanical design with powerful optical zoom lens, it's inevitable choice for large video surveillance monitoring area. In this test, we choose 4 different network PTZ dome cameras that represent the latest frontier technology of PTZ dome camera, also represent the continuous improvement and development of network PTZ. 

Higher resolution, more accurate optical zoom lens, richer smart video analytic, and more stable cruising tracking technology, better infrared illumination, laser illumination technology, more intact outdoor protection withstand harsh weather conditions, more user-intuitive UI design etc.  Herein, we would like to gratefully and sincerely thank Dahua, Hikvision, Uniview and Tiandy. Through a half month testing and in-depth understanding, we hope that this article can provide some insightful information for current network PTZ camera, additionally offer some reference advice on equipment selection.

1# Hikvision DS-2DF8223I-AEL(W) DarkFighter

DS-2DF8223I-AEL(W) / DS-2DF8223IW-A is the latest network PTZ camera in Hikvision's DarkFighter product portfolio. This camera adopts 1/1.9" large size high performance progressive scan CMOS image sensor, high clarity image, precision motor-driven, response quickly, smooth rotation, precision deviation less than 0.1 degree. During camera's rotation, no image jitter occurs. Additionally, this camera is IP66 rated weatherproof IP camera, it can be used in a variety of different network video surveillance applications.

  • 1/1.9” HD CMOS sensor
  • 2MP(1920*1080) Full HD
  • 23X Optical Zoom 
  • Ultra-low illumination
  • 120db True WDR
  • Smart Tracking
  • Smart Detection
  • EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization)
  • Defog
  • 200m IR distance
  • Optional wiper(-W)
  • Hi-PoE / 24VAC power supply 

Hikvision DS-2DF8223I-AEL(W) DarkFighter

About Hikvision

Founded in 2001, Hikvision Digital Technology Co.,Ltd grew to be No.1 leading manufacturer in global video surveillance industry. Hikvision employs over 13,000 employees, including a research and development staff of more than 4,000. Hikvision’s primary product offerings are video surveillance products, including hybrid and standalone DVR’s, NVR’s, digital video servers, compression cards, dome camera, and high-definition IP bullet cameras.

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2# Dahua SD6AE230F-HNI

Dahua SD-6A9230F-HNI is a starlight smart network PTZ camera, it utilizes sleek cast aluminum housing durable design, the camera adopts 1/1.9 inch progressive scan CMOS image sensor to deliver 1080p full HD (2MP) resolution images, selects aperture F1.5 big lens, maximum support 30x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom. In terms of camera interface, the camera has rich interface includes Analog video output, network RJ45 port, 7CH Alarm Inputs and 2CH Alarm Outputs, as well as 1CH Audio I/O. Additionally, the camera has SD card interface to support maximum 128G on-board storage. 

Dahua SD6AE230F-HNI

  • Powerful 30x optical zoom
  • Ultra-low light star-light camera
  • H.264 & MJPEG Three-stream encoding
  • Max 60fps@720P and 30fps@1080P resolution
  • Defog, WDR, EIS, ROI, Day/Night(ICR), DNR (2D&3D), Auto iris, Auto focus, AWB, AGC,BLC
  • Auto-tracking and IVS
  • Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/PSS) & DMSS
  • Max 240°/s pan speed, 360° endless pan rotation
  • Up to 255 presets, 5 auto scan, 8 tour, 5 pattern
  • Built-in 7/2 alarm in/out
  • Support intelligent 3D positioning with DH-SD protocol
  • Micro SD memory, IP67, IK10, Hi-POE
  • IR Distance up to 200m

About Dahua

Dahua Technology company is the No.2 leading manufacturer in China, the company specializes in security camera equipment and make anything from the basic home system to the commercial security system. Most of Dahua products are at the budget-end of the market, but they manage to maintain enough quality in their products to be able to compete with some other international brands.

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3# Uniview IPC6242SWH-X22U

Uniview IPC6242SWH-X22U is a 2 megapixel network PTZ dome camera comes with 22x optical zoom capability. This camera also uses white cast aluminum housing durable design. It utilizes 1/1.9 inch CMOS image sensor, selects aperture F1.5-F3.4, 22x optical zoom lens. On the interface, this camera is designed to be more unique, it's compatible with ONVIF, GB28181, IMOS, API etc standards. In addition to Audio I/O and Alarm I/O, this camera has 1CH RS485 serial port, Ethernet port has 6KV rate surge protection design.

  • Starlight low illumination
  • Accurate and fast focusing
  • White light LED design for color image at night
  • Smart white light supplement technology
  • H.264 High Profile, triple streams
  • Frame rate up to 60 fps with 1080P
  • Innovative snow-removing functionality
  • More effective heat dissipation system
  • Intelligent temperature control technology
  • 6 KV surge protection designed for network interface

Uniview IPC6242SWH-X22U

About Uniview

Headquarter in ZheJiang province, Uniview is a global video surveillance products provider, the company has been pioneering in IP-based video surveillance since 2005. The company became the No.3 leading manufacturer in China. It become No.12 the most reputed brands in global market according to the survey by IHS in 2012.

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4# Tiandy TC-NH9806S6-MPIR-CW

TC-NH9806S6-MPIR-CW is a 2 megapixel starlight network PTZ dome camera adopts rugged aluminum housing design. The camera uses 1/1.8" Sony Exmor Progressive Scan CMOS Image Sensor, selects Aperture F1.6 lens, supports auto-focus, maximum offers 30x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom. This dome camera supports WDR and auto-tracking function. On the interface, the camera has network RJ45 connector, Debugging port, Alarm I/O, Audio I/O, analog video output, RS485 control, additionally has built-in MicroSDHC slot to support on-board storage. In this test, the camera connects to AC 24V power, and network router through a Cat5 Ethernet cable, easy to install and operate.

Tiandy TC-NH9806S6-MPIR-CW

  • 1/1.8" 2 Megapixel SONY Exmor CMOS  sensor
  • 30X optical zoom, 10 IR array LEDs, IR distance:120-150m
  • Precise motor,the precision deviation is less than 0.05 degrees, image stabilization under any speed
  • Build-in heater, reduce internal temperature, defog
  • Support standard API interface, support TIANDY SDK, Onvif, CGI
  • Support 3D position
  • Manual horizontal control speed:0.1°~400°/s(step-less speed) preset accuracy0.05°
  • 360°continuous pan rotation, -11°~90°tilt rotation
  • Support triple stream output, main stream 1080p@30fps
  • Support IVA: trip wire, perimeter, alarm counting
  • Support WDR,light suppression, 3D Noise Reduction, image flip, NIR enforcement
  • Support defog,  digital anti-shake

About Tiandy Tech

Tianjin Tiandy Digital Technology Co., Ltd ( Tiandy Tech) established in 1994, it's a leading video surveillance products manufacturer. The company specializes in developing and manufacturing conventional CCTV cameras, IP cameras, IP video servers and Fiber Optic Transceivers, as well as Matrix Systems. Tiandy Tech ranks "Top 10 National Security Brand in China" from 2003-2008. The company has its own worldwide distribution channels, exports products to over 30 countries around the world.

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Precise Pan & Tilt Cruise

Pan & Tilt as the core components of network PTZ dome camera, it is also the key factor why PTZ dome camera is accounted for most of the market share in commercial video surveillance applications. As the key component of PTZ dome camera, it presents the cutting-edge technology of motor mechanical structure and control, it's the driving power to pan & tilt camera. The smooth running of pan & tilt rotation depends on whether the equipped motor's performance is excellent. Currently, the widely used motors include 2 types: DC motor and Stepper motor. All the dome cameras in this test adopt stepper motors, stepper motor works determine its pulse counting can be driven below the discrete control systems. To rotate the camera from one position to another position, at a constant speed, only needs to calculate the difference of number of steps between the two locations. Because of this rotation design, PTZ camera is suitable for large area video surveillance.

High Clarity in Real Monitoring Scene

In real-time monitoring scene, the changes of environment may bring some challenges to network speed dome camera. Such as fog, strong light, rain-storm etc, these 4 PTZ cameras are able to withstand/overcome the harsh conditions to deliver high definition video.

Low Illumination Performance

Low illumination is one of important factors to judge security camera performance. Put network cameras into dark box, as we manually reduce the illumination to check the threshold value when cameras change image mode from color to monochrome. Among them, Dahua and Uniview, as well as Tiandy have better performance, When Dahua network camera works in minimum illumination is 0.00 Lux (real Lux is in the range of 0.001 - 0.009Lux) condition, the camera still can capture clear images, and almost no image noise, its low illumination performance is excellent.

2.0 Megapixel 1080p Full HD

All 4 network PTZ cameras offer excellent 1080p full HD quality images. In terms of resolution, Dahua SD6AE230F-HNI, Uniview IPC6242SWH-X22U, Hikvision DS-2DF8223I-AEL(W) can deliver images with horizontal resolution reaches up to 1100TVL, edge resolution is approximate 100TVL. Basically, all these products can provide excellent images, they are well-matched.

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