We compared the Axis, Canon, Hikvision, and Sony Dome IP cameras against their specifications and the other cameras in the test. We provided pros and cons that separate each camera from the rest. For the review of each camera go to the links on the left.
Note: We no longer sell the Hikvision cameras because of government restrictions.
IP Camera Review
The performance was rated with 5 being the highest. Note that the study was done a number of years ago so the pricing has changed.
|RESOLUTION RATING||Rating 5/5, Measured at 1920×1080||Rating 3/5 (This is a 1.2-megapixel camera)||Rating 5/5, Measured at 1920×1080|
|MIN. LIGHT||Color: 0.2 lux, F1.2, B/W: 0.04 lux, F1.2 (Rating 5/5)||Color: 0.01 lux at F1.2, BW: 0 lux (with IR on) IR range about 25 m. (Rating 3/5)||Color: 0.1 lux, F1.2, B/W: 0.07 lux, F1.2˚ (Rating 5/5)|
|NOISE AT 0.1 LUX||Very low noise (Rating 5/5)||High noise (Rating 3/5)||Some noise (Rating 4/5)|
|ADJUSTMENTS||Many basic and advanced adjustments that allow fine-tuning of motion including adjustments of object size, history (how long object stays in the window)||Basic and simple adjustments||Many basic and advanced adjustments that allow fine-tuning of motion detection that allows you to minimize false alarms. Can create a polygon for creating precise detection windows.|
|ANALYTICS||Loud Noise detection, camera tampering, Line crossing (tripwire)||NA||Object removed, object left behind, Intrusion, Passing (tripwire), Face Detection|
|SET UP||Many setup adjustments including remote zoom and focus lens make it easy to set up and adjust for challenging lighting conditions.
Easy to set up (Rating 5/5)
|Simple menus and descriptions make it easy to find and adjust.
|Easy to use menus and descriptions make it easy to find and adjust all settings
*Note that the study was done a number of years ago so the pricing has changed.
P3367VE (outdoor): $1319
|DS-2CD2112-I (outdoor): $295
No longer available.
|VM630 (indoor): $1798 VM631 (indoor Vandal): $1848 VM632R (outdoor): $2148|