1080P PTZ cameras can be expensive and sometimes cost thousands. They also may require special power supplies and can be large. The Dahua SD42212SN-HN has 12x optical zoom, pans and tilts quickly, can work with the included power supply or you can use a PoE+ injector, is smaller in size than other Dahua PTZ cameras and comes with a street price of under $500.
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This is the dome version of the Dahua IPC-HFW2300R-Z zoom bullet I recently reviewed. What makes this one interesting is that it’s a small mini dome allowing for more discretion than it’s bullet sibling. It uses the same Aptina sensor Dahua used in their higher end costlier line of products making this more of a bargain compared to their vari-focal models.
This is one of Dahua’s latest PTZ cameras with IR LEDs and 30X optical zoom. If you have lower zoom needs, the same camera is available with a 12X zoom as the SD59212S-HN. What makes this camera unique from other PTZ as well as other IR PTZ’s from Dahua or Hikvision is that it can tilt up 15 degrees above the horizon. If you have ever owned a PTZ, you know what I mean, very annoying when you can’t see past the horizon. If you compare this to prior IR PTZ’s from Dahua, this one is considerably smaller. What also makes this PTZ unique is the more affordable price.
Dahua is now offering it’s “Lite” series and this is their flagship camera in this new series. It uses a 3MP CMOS sensor but at the moment displays a maximum of 1080P at 30 fps. So what makes this camera “Lite” is the low price because feature/functionality, this cameras is on par with others priced higher. The camera delivers with good image quality, good responsive interface in a well built compact mini bullet.
The previous dashcam I reviewed was very good, but the Mini 0801 is even better. This is the smallest dashcam available with an LCD display, GPS, G-Sensor and 1080P recording. It can hide discretely behind the rear view mirror without being disruptive. For example, the WS300W I reviewed would not fit behind the mirror on my Audi, but this one fits in there with room to spare.
Where the previously reviewed Hikvision IR mini dome is a very basic camera with limitations, the Hikvision DS-2CD2732F-IS has all the bells and whistles. It’s a full 3-Axis dome, has a microSD card slot with in-camera playback, two-way audio, alarm inputs but also has a nice wide range varifocal lens from a very wide 2.8mm to a good telephoto 12mm. Although it costs a little more than it’s little brother, it’s a far better camera in many respects.
I reviewed the popular bullet version of this camera a few months ago and now I’m covering the IR mini dome version. Again with IR illuminators, WDR, Smart IR and digital noise reduction. They are small for an IR dome and work well in specific situations.
This is one of ACTi’s newest vandal dome cameras and its differentiator is “Superior Low Light Sensitivity”. This would be the equivalent of the E44 bullet I recently reviewed but inside a vandal resistant dome housing and has an added bonus, a microSDHC card slot. The housing is identical to all the new ACTi outdoor vandal domes and is solid and well made.
This is one of ACTi’s newest bullet cameras and its differentiator is “Superior Low Light Sensitivity”. The noticeable difference between this and all previous ACTi bullets is the integrated wall/ceiling mount. This is new for ACTi and is following an industry trend to make wiring less vulnerable and less visible. It’s a nice looking camera, albeit on the larger side.
This is a cool inexpensive tiny indoor dome from Q-See with decent low light performance but without IR illuminators or an IR cut filter for true day/nigh operation. This may work for you if you have some lighting. It has 720P resolution but can be run at 1.3MP as I’ve done in images below.
This is Q-See’s 1080P mini dome that can be used outdoors or indoors. What’s different about this over their 720P indoor dome beside being outdoor rated and higher resolution is that it has an SD card slot for a microSD card. It’s a good value if you need a small dome and have adequate lighting as it’s a day only camera that is not sensitive to IR lighting.
This is another bargain brought to us by Costco.com, the Swann 1080P IR Bullets, at press time, $349 for two of them. Originally designed to work as part of their NVR package, I took a look at it as a standalone camera. This camera is manufactured by Hikvision and is OEM’ed to various companies, Swann and Lorax included. Hikvision is selling the camera as the DS-2CD2032 with the added bonus that it’s capable of not only 1080P, but also 3MP mode. At this time, Costco.com seems to switching to the Lorax branded version of this camera. Continue reading ‘SWANN HD-820CAM (Hikvision DS-2CD2032) 1080P IR Bullet’