Camera test: Sanyo VCC-HD2500 and Axis P1346
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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 Center. The Hardware Competence Center 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.
GIT SECURITY and Seetec did test the IP cameras Sanyo VCC-HD2500 and Axis P1346. Let us have a look at the results:
In Focus: Sanyo VCC-HD2500
With the VCC-HD2500P, since autumn 2009 the Sanyo range has included a 4 megapixel Full HD day/night camera equipped with a 1/3 inch Progressive Scan CMOS sensor. The camera is part of the new Sanyo range of state-of-the-art IP cameras. The manufacturer has equipped the camera with a whole series of functions, e.g. movement sensor, face recognition and private zone masking. The image data can also be saved on an SD memory card inside the camera.
The Sanyo VCC-HD2500 is a high-performance megapixel IP camera which delivers up to 30 images per second with H.264 compression. The HD camera enables flexible installation thanks to the Focus Assistant, test monitor output and many configuration options. As with the VCC-HD2100 / VCCHD2300 models there are many image processing functions such as 3DDNR, Slow Shutter, AGC and white balance. Further features of the VCCHD2500 include the possibility of data storage on an SD memory card (SDHC) and integrated video/movement analysis. Possible fields of use of the Sanyo high performance camera include e.g. airports, casinos, banks or department stores, in which high quality images are required.
In Focus: Axis P1346
The Axis P1346 is a 3 megapixel HDTV camera with day/night functionality, which can produce several H.264 video streams.
Streaming with several views enables several separate video streams from zoomed sections to be transferred together with a scaled-down complete overview. The camera is equipped with the precise aperture control function “P-Iris”, which is intended to achieve higher contrast, better clarity, higher resolution and greater depth of field. Intelligent functions such as extended video movement detection and detection of attempts to tamper with the camera, e.g. obstruction or spraying, complete the range of functions.
The Axis P1346 is a network camera for fixed installation, offering excellent H.264 performance and featuring a robust design. It provides video quality of up to 3 megapixels with progressive scanning into several individual H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams. Installation is simplified with the use of the focus assistant, remote control of the image size and the pixel counter. With the aid of the Remote Focus function, the camera can be conveniently focussed with the software during installation. The Axis P1346 provides high performance video surveillance both indoors and outdoors. It is a good solution for the surveillance of retail shops, airports, stations, schools and universities, as well as government and industrial buildings.