Hikvision IP Cameras – Overview
Hikvision is one of the largest manufacturers of CCTV surveillance cameras. Their IP cameras feature megapixel resolution, wide dynamic range and remote zoom and auto focus lenses.
They have very large selections of megapixel IP cameras, ranging from economical dome IP cameras to high performance PTZ cameras. The dome, bullet and box type cameras range in resolution from 1.3 Mpixels to 8.85 Mpixels (4K). Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) is available in many of their megapixel cameras. Take a look at our latest 4K IP camera product review. Hikvision performed better than the Axis 4 K camera.
Why purchase from Kintronics? Because we not only provide excellent pricing, we also provide fantastic consulting and advice to make sure you purchase the right IP camera system.
Hikvision actually compares quite favorably with Axis and other major brands. For example, the box cameras feature very low light sensitivity. The 1.3 megapixel box camera can see in lighting as low as 0.01 lx in color and 0.001 lx in B/W. As a comparison the Axis P1354 has a low light sensitivity of only 0.1 lx in color and 0.02 lx B/W.
Take a look at our IP camera buyers guide for more about how Hikvision compares to Sony, Axis, and Canon cameras.
Overview of models
- Domes For indoor and outdoor applications
- Mini Domes Economical small domes
- Box Flexible cameras for many different applications
- Bullet Cameras For easy outdoor applications
- PTZ Cameras available for indoor and outdoor applications
Indoor and Outdoor Dome IP Cameras
IP dome cameras are available for indoor or outdoor applications. You can select camera resolution, IR illumination, Wide Dynamic Range and remote zoom and auto focus lens.
The remote zoom and focus lenses make installation much easier. You simply manually aim the camera and then use your computer to zoom and focus the lens. This is a very time-savings feature.
There are two types of domes, Pro Series and Value Series. The Value Series includes only 1.3 and 3.0 megapixel cameras, while the Pro series provides 1.2, 2.0, 3.0 and 5.0 megapixel resolution, with remote zoom and focus lenses as well as WDR.
When should you select a camera with Wide Dynamic Range?
WDR allows you to see the video in a wide range of lighting conditions. One example is when you are looking at a loading dock that has sunlight on a part of the floor area. Another example is when people are in front of a large window or glass door and you would like to see the people both inside and outside the area. WDR is usually provided by taking multiple pictures at different gain settings and then averaging the result into one composite picture. Most of the cameras that claim WDR provide at least 60 dB of contrast. The Hikvision cameras are rated at 120 dB. More …
Mini Dome IP Cameras
These outdoor ready IP66 rated mini dome cameras are economical dome cameras with fixed lenses. The small size makes them unobtrusive and can be powered using PoE. They all support dual stream video with H.264 compression as well as MPEG4 and MJPEG. The operating environment is -10°C ~ 60°C (14°F ~ 140°F).
These IP dome cameras are available in 1.3 and 3.0 megapixel resolution. You can also select different fixed lenses depending on the field of view required. Even though they are economical cameras, they do include true day/night filters and include IR illumination for 0 lx operation. More …
Box IP Cameras
Box cameras are excellent for a very wide range of applications. They are used when you need a special lens or enclosure. They are available in 1.3 Megabytes to 5.0 Megabytes resolution.
You can select from a wide range of lenses. For example, you can select very wide angle fish-eye lenses or megapixel variable lens that ranges from 25 to 135 mm allowing you to identify a persons face from a distance of over 100 ft.
These cameras can be used with a variety of outdoor enclosures. You can select enclosures powered using PoE, or stainless steel enclosures for harsh environments, or even explosion-proof enclosures. More …
Bullet IP Cameras
These outdoor ready IP66 rated bullet cameras include IR illumination (20 M to 30 M distance) and remote zoom and focus lens. The remote zoom and auto focus lens makes these cameras very easy to install. You can also select IP cameras with 120 dB wide dynamic range (“-WD” option).
They all support dual stream video with H.264 compression as well as MPEG4 and MJPEG. The operating environment is -10°C ~ 60°C (14°F ~ 140°F), humidity 90% or less (non-condensing). They can be powered using 12 V DC or PoE.
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