Dahua model number letters

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  1. krone6

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    [Solved]Dahua model number letters

    I've tried to find what the different letters mean on the Dahua website that make each IP camera different and not even Dahua themselves can help me after the e-mail being forwarded to at least three different people. does anyone have a list that explains what each letter is so I can make the best purchasing decision without buying features I don't need? For example I don't plan to have sound in any of my cameras so I don't want to buy a camera that costs more because it has a mic.

    Thanks for the help and yes, I've looked on here already and didn't find anything.
     
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    Just read the spec sheets....
     
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    I've went over them multiple time and didn't find any mention of what "S" would mean in 4300S or the E-l in other models would mean. For all I know E could mean it uses less voltage than a non E model. I'm just looking for a basic list of what those letters stand for since the company can't help me it seems.
     
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    Dahua doesnt sell to end users so they wont help you . ..generally AS will denote audio in/out and Z-zoom motorized zoom...however there are cams with built in mics that dont have the AS designation..
    Its really simple..determine what features you want and simply find the camera that has it..there are not many variations say of a 3mp dome camera...Also note that sometimes a camera with audio will cost LESS than the same cameras without audio...same with other functions...its all about supply and demand. Dont over complicate it.
     
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    Thanks, that's what I was looking for and would have been helpful to have on their site. I also don't see how being more knowledgeable about what I am buying is over complicating as I'd rather only buy items with features i'll use. I don't need a motorized camera with fancy PTZ features so I want to stay away from those for example as you've pointed out models with Z may have the motorized feature. i'm just not one to go in blind when purchasing if possible.
     
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    All the information is in the spec sheets..so first narrow down the type of camera then make sure it has the functions you need. Who cares if the camera has sound if its cheaper than the same camera without sound.
    Again, dahua has no reason to post this information...they dont sell to end users - the distributors and installers know the cameras..
    Simply click on the camera and read the specs and description...
     
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    Page 14 of this doc.



    (From someone else on the forum, but I can never find it when I need it and this is the top Google result).
     
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    Thanx Skylake... As far as I can tell you are the only person to post this KEY/LEGEND/CODE BREAKER.. To answer a question most people want to ask and sometimes are just to afraid to ask for fear of the dreaded reply/attitude of "OH MY GOD...!!!! YOU MEAN YOU DONT ALREADY KNOW...???? HOW DARE YOU ASK.!!! " This was a great reply...good stuff... I myself wanted to know what all those numbers and letters meant. As a musician I know every instrument I play...( guitar... Piano... Keyboards...ect...) have letters numbers that have meaning... And knowing what they mean means getting the correct features on those instruments and equipment.. And knowing when where who they how Yada Yada they were built... But hey...Thanx again... It explains it all... Kudos....!!!!
     
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    Glad i could help you out with my reply, and thanks very much. I know exactly what you mean. Knowledge does not come falling out of the sky, it is being handed over from person to person :D
     
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