Are the new 4K cams worth a upgrade?

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Are the new 4K cams worth a upgrade?

Post by Dave » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:28 pm

I've been using Hikvision 3mp turrets for a few years now, i see that hikvision has 8mp turrets are they worth upgrading to from the 3mp cams? I'm looking for a better day time image.

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Re: Are the new 4K cams worth a upgrade?

Post by grueber » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:50 pm

There is a definite increase in sharpness of daytime images going from 3 MP to 8 MP. Nighttime the improvement is minimal as the limiting factor is poor contrast on the black/white video.

You could buy one and decide for yourself. I have the 2085 and 2T85 cams. Both work fine.

The increased resolution will increase the amount of cpu and/or gpu usage. It's roughly double the usage compared to a 3-4 MP cam. Make sure your current BI server can handle it.

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