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Test Report: low-light darkfighter1080P HD camera Hikvision

Hikvision Darkfighter product portfolio supports super-low light performance to fit 24 hours video surveillance application. These products can not only provide HDTV resolution video with high image quality, but also support high-speed frame rate to shoot fast moving objects in some specific applications such as traffic monitoring, casino etc. In this article, we show you the test result for Hikvision DS-2CD4026FWD, which is a star-light low illumination full HD 1080p network camera. This technical report is published by CPS (China Public Security), which is the leading magazine and online platform in China security equipment market.


Image Sensor 1/1.8’’ Progressive Scan CMOS
Min. Illumination Color: 0.002 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON), B/W: 0.0002 Lux @ (F1.2, AGC ON)
Shutter Speed 1s ~ 1/100,000s
Slow Shutter Support
Lens Mount C/CS mount
Auto-iris DC drive(-P: support P-Iris)
Day & Night IR Cut Filter
WDR 120dB
Focus -A: support ABF
Compression Standard
Video Compression  H.264/MPEG4/MJPEG
H.264 Type Baseline Profile / Main Profile / High Profile
Video Bit Rate 32 Kbps – 16 Mbps
Audio Compression G.711/G.722.1/G.726/MP2L2
Audio Bit Rate 64Kbps(G.711) / 16Kbps(G.722.1) / 16Kbps(G.726) / 32-128Kbps(MP2L2)
Max. Resolution 1920 × 1080
Frame Rate 50Hz: 50fps(1920 × 1080, 1280 × 960, 1280 × 720)60Hz: 60fps (1920 × 1080, 1280 × 960, 1280 × 720)
Third Stream Independent with Main Stream and Sub Stream, up to 50Hz: 25fps(1920 × 1080); 60Hz: 30fps (1920 × 1080)
Image Enhancement BLC/3D DNR/ROI/Defog/EIS
Image Setting Rotate Mode, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness adjustable by client software or web browser
Regional Cropping Support
Day/Night Switch Auto/Schedule/Triggered by Alarm In
Picture Overlay LOGO picture can be overlaid on video with 128x128 24bit bmp format
Network Storage NAS (Support NFS,SMB/CIFS), ANR
Alarm Trigger Motion detection, Tampering alarm, Network disconnect, IP address conflict, Storage exception
Security User Authentication, Watermark, IP address filtering, Anonymous access
Audio 1-ch 3.5 mm audio in( Mic in/Line in)/out interface, 1 build-in Microphone
Communication Interface 1 RJ45 10M/100M Ethernet port, 1 RS-485 interface and 1 RS-232 interface
Alarm 1 input, 1 output (up to DC24V 1A or AC110V 500mA ) 
Video Output 1Vp-p composite output (75 Ω/BNC)
On-board storage Built-in Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB
Reset Button Yes

Image Resolution

Image Resolution Testing Result
2MP Image Resolution
  • Horizontal: 960TVL
  • Vertical: 900TVL
  • MTF50P (LW/PH): 919.6

Color Reproduction

  • Saturation: 107.9%
  • △C: 5.01; △E: 10.1
Image Color Reproduction Testing Result
F(WB): 0.017
Image Color Reproduction Testing Result
TL84 (WB): 0.013
Image Color Reproduction Testing Result
D65 (WB): 0.030
Image Color Reproduction Testing Result
D75 (WB): 0.020

Image Greyscale

Image Greyscale Testing Result
Greyscale: 19

Video Latency

  • Data 1: 607ms
  • Data 2: 551ms
  • Data 3: 604ms
Video Latency Testing Result
Video Latency

Bandwidth bitrate

  • Preset bitrate: 4096Kb/s
  • Average bitrate: 4254Kb/s
  • Max. surge bitrate: 5552Kb/s
Bandwidth Testing Result

Brief introduction:

DS-2CD4026FWD-(A)(P) is a 2 megapixel low light smart network camera in Hikvision DarkFighter series. Hikvision DarkFighter series network cameras aim to provide excellent light sensitivity for 24 hours video surveillance, the equipped low light CMOS image sensor enables camera to capture high quality colored images in dim light environment. In addition to full HD resolution with up to 60fps high-speed frame rate, DS-2CD4026FWD-(A)(P) features 120dB wide dynamic range, ABF, P-iris, 3D DNR, Defog etc versatile functions.

DS-2CD4026FWD-(A)(P) is Hikvision Smart IPC and features complete Smart functions including:

  • Smart detection: Intrusion Detection, Line Crossing Detection, Object Left/Removal, Area Entering/Leaving, Scene Change Detection, Audio Surge Detection, Audio Loss Detection, De-focus Detection,Face Detection, Object Counting, etc
  • Smart Codec: Smart Recording with dual-VCA, Low Bitrate, Low Latency, ROI enhancement, Multi-stream, Rotate Mode, Edge Recording, etc.

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