Camera test: Canon VBH-610D
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In cooperation with Seetec, GIT SECURITY tests current and new video cameras under standardised conditions in the test laboratory of the SeeTec Hardware Competence Centre. The Hardware Competence Centre was set up because the data and performance specifications of network cameras as stated by manufacturers are often measured under different conditions and are not always reliable in practice. The results provided a sound basis for planning IP video projects and help to avoid unpleasant surprises. For the testing procedure, video sequences are produced under defined lighting scenarios and are then evaluated. Here, movements in the picture as well as night and backlight situations are taken into consideration.
With the VBH 610D, Canon offers a Full-HD dome camera for indoor use. Top class Full-HD-image quality is provided by the Canon DIGIC DV III image processor. Optimised noise reduction (Noise Reduction - NR) and first class colour reproduction even at low light levels promise clear colours even with poor illumination. The network camera is equipped with additional functions and analysis functions such as detection of changes in noise level (in addition to visual events, the camera also detects audible events) and detection of movement. The camera supports the ONVIF standard ONVIF V2.2 (Profile S). A practical electronic mechanism to adapt the camera to the particular conditions makes configuration especially easy: after the camera has been mounted, the settings for pan/tilt/rotation/zoom can be remotely set from a computer in the network.
Image sharpness is the characteristic which should be highlighted for the Canon. Under all lighting conditions there were very good or good results. The homogeneous performance can also be applied to the depiction of colours. Here, in spite of low Lux values, impressive test results were obtained. The camera is equipped with a b/w option (night mode).