Dahua 4K PTZ DH-SD8A820WA-HNF

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The more I looked into this PTZ the more I like it. Here is the link to the specification sheet.
It has a 4/3" sensor which is larger than the 1/1.8" that is currently in vogue. It is 4K capable which is equal to 8MP. The illumination specifications are fantastic. Color: 0.0005Lux@F1.6; B/W: 0.00005Lux@F1.6; 0Lux@F1.6 (IR on). On paper the camera should see quite well at night time, even better than the IPC-B5442E-ZE 4MP WDR IR Bullet which is very good. The one thing I did not like was the field of view until I looked into it more and was pleasantly surprised. The field of view is H: 58.1°–3.2°; V: 34.6°–1.8°; D: 64.9°–3.7°. That is 58.1 degrees at 16mm which is the furthest in. That will work just fine for me. The focal length is 16.0 mm–320 mm and 20X.

Now this is not a small ptz camera and most people probably will not have the space for it but I do. It will replace the Hikvision PTZ camera that I have now with a 1/1.9" sensor. They are virtually the same physical size. Here are the size specifications. Φ262mm×415.6mm (10.31"×16.36“). Oh, and the illumination specifications of the Hikvision 2MP PTZ that it is replacing is: Color: 0.005 @ ƒ/1.5; B/W: 0.0005 @ ƒ/1.5, 0 with IR on. The focal length of the Hikvision PTZ is 5.9 mm to 135.7 mm, 23x, and the field of view is 59.8° to 3.0° (wide to tele) which is almost identical to the Dahua that I will replace it with.

So around the middle of January I will place an order for one through Andy. He has to order it and it will probably take around 30 days. ;) I cannot wait to get this camera installed. :) I have attached a picture and the Hikvision PTZ is on the left under the eave. The new camera will go in the same general area. I am thinking on the left side of the beam to give it more of a field of view.
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Can we convince you to put it on a 60' tower so you can see everything that happens within 4 miles of you?
 

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This camera is officially on order with Andy. With the Chinese New Year holidays coming up in a couple of days it will take a little longer than normal. I will do a small report on it once I get it. It will be interesting to see how the video of this 4K camera shows up on my 65" 4K television screen and even my 28" computer monitor. :)
 

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So around the middle of January I will place an order for one through Andy. He has to order it and it will probably take around 30 days. ;) I cannot wait to get this camera installed. :) I have attached a picture and the Hikvision PTZ is on the left under the eave. The new camera will go in the same general area. I am thinking on the left side of the beam to give it more of a field of view.
Did you get this camera yet? Waiting to hear about it.
 

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Did you get this camera yet? Waiting to hear about it.
I ordered the camera from Andy on January 10. Actually Andy trusted me and placed the order a couple of days before that. :) Then we had the two week Chinese New Year holidays. Now we have the coronavirus and I saw where the factories in China are shut down until March 1. I do not know if that is true or not. So to answer your question, no. Maybe towards the end of March?
 

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Can you advise on the price please?
And alibaba has them on sale for about $1400 - is it a scam?
 

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@Parley I like the new DH-PFB306W mount (contains an access cover), better than removing the camera entirely from the mount
 

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Thanks, I will see what comes with the camera before ordering one. I have already bought the power supply. Just waiting on the camera.
 
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