IP Camera Comparison Table

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.

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.

RATING Axis Hikvision Sony
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.

(Rating 5/5)

Easy to use menus and descriptions make it easy to find and adjust all settings

(Rating 5/5)

PRICE *

*Note that the study was done a number of years ago so the pricing has changed.

P3367V: $1159
P3367VE (outdoor): $1319
DS-2CD2112-I (outdoor): $295 VM630 (indoor): $1798 VM631 (indoor Vandal): $1848 VM632R (outdoor): $2148
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