Posts Tagged ‘dahua


Dahua SD42212SN-HN 1080P Mini PTZ Dome Review

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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Dahua IPC-HDBW2300R-Z Outdoor Zoom 3MP Dome Review

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.

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Dahua SD59230S-HN 1080P 30X IR PTZ camera review

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.

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Dahua IPC-HFW4300S 3MP Mini Bullet Review

Dahua is now offering it’s “Eco-Savvy” series using the Aptina 3MP CMOS sensor vs. the 3MP Sony Exmor CMOS sensor used in other models. This new camera uses <5W of power vs. <6W on the 2MP mini bullet, the IPC-HFW3200S.  Cost from U.S. distributors seems to be close to the 2MP IPC-HW3200S. Image quality has different characteristics over previous 1080P and 3MP cameras from Dahua.

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Q-See QCN7002D 720P Indoor Mini Dome Review

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.

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Q-See QCN8001D 1080P Outdoor Mini Dome Review

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.

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