Dahua Starlight vs. Hikvision Darkfighter

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  1. morpheus

    morpheus Getting the hang of it

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    Hmm it does, but it doesn't have the specs I'm looking for.
     
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    What specs are you looking for? The specs in Post 1? It has those specs. The IPC-HFW8281E-Z is old (just look at the current catalog, you won't find it). I would go with the newer IPC-HFW8232E-Z or the UltraWDR IPC-HFW8231E-Z.
     
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    The sensor size, 1/2.8" vs 1/1.9"
     
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    Do you think 1/1,9" is better than 1/2,8"? That's only true if it's the same sensor technology.

    You sould not compare apples to oranges.
     
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    I've just cancelled my order because of this message from the seller:

    :-(
     
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    So they've written all the marketing materials, spec sheets and put them on sale. They just forgot to build some to validate their performance and reliability. What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    True, but the other one could also do 60FPS. There were a couple of other cameras on the catalog that interested me. Just gotta look them up and see what the prices are.
     
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    I can't really find any info about the other Cams so I'll settle for the IPC-HFW8231E-Z

    Do you have any experience with this camera? Also, can you recommend a website to purchase it from (Shipping to USA)?

    Thanks!
     
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    Which cams do you mean?
    I'm interested in the new eco-savvy.3 series. But all of them are currently not available. According a seller on aliexpress, they need some time.

    No, my starlight-cam has the older exmor-sensor not the new backilluminated (bsi) exmor-r.

    I've ordered my cams on aliexpress.
     
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    It was the eco-savvy 3 series and the IPC-HFW8331E-Z
     
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    Does the Hikvison DS-2CD4626FWD-IZ camera have any significant advantages over the DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZ that worth the price difference between these two 2 MP darkfighter models (1350 USD vs. 800 USD)?
    As far as I can see both of the cameras uses the same 1/1.8” sensor and varifocal lenses. Does the DS-2CD4626FWD-IZ model have significant better IR performance?
     
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    You can always increase IR coverage with external IR lights, but quite frankly these are astronomical prices on these cams considering being only 2MP and limited range. No matter how good and reliable they are, I don't see many home owners splurging on these when you can spend as much and get ten Mini Ptzs instead of one of these. Even buying two cams one mini PTZ and one cheap Hikvision/Dahua turret as a backup for outdoors to cover the same spot would be much more economically sound.