Review-Dahua IPC-HFW2231TP-ZS Starlight Bullet Varifocal Cam

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  1. looney2ns

    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Hot & fresh off the DHL truck, Courtesy of @EMPIRETECANDY @ Empire Technology Co., Ltd - Small Orders Online Store, Hot Selling and more on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group and EmpireTech-Andy @ Amazon.com:

    Purchase links:

    I have received this camera in exchange for a fair and honest review.

    We have the Dahua IPC-HFW2231TP-ZS Starlight Varifocal Bullet Cam to check out.

    This camera is the bullet version of the turret that was reviewed earlier here:
    Review-Dahua IPC-HDW2231RP-ZS Starlight Camera-Varifocal

    Camera Image Sensor 1/2.8” 2Megapixel progressive CMOS
    Effective Pixels 1920(H) x1080(V)
    RAM/ROM 256MB/32MB
    Scanning System Progressive
    Electronic Shutter Speed Auto/Manual, 1/3~1/100000s
    Minimum Illumination 0.006Lux/F1.4( Color,1/3s,30IRE) 0.05Lux/F1.4( Color,1/30s,30IRE) 0Lux/F1.4(IR on)
    S/N Ratio More than 50dB
    IR Distance Distance up to 60m(197ft)
    IR On/Off Control Auto/ Manual
    IR LEDs 4

    Lens Type Motorized (-ZS), Manual (-VFS)
    Mount Type Board-in
    Focal Length 2.7mm~13.5mm
    Max. Aperture F1.4
    Angle of View H:106°~29°, V:57°~17°
    Focus Control Motorized (-ZS), Manual (-VFS)
    Close Focus Distance 0.3m

    **Note** the specs on the website says it's POE+, it's not, just POE.

    Full Spec sheet here: https://dahuasecurity.s3-ap-southea.../DH-IPC-HFW2231T-ZSVFS_Datasheet_20181224.pdf

    User manual here: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset...a-Web3.0-Operation-Manual_V1.0.2-20171102.pdf

    This camera features live viewing in Chrome browser without any plugin required. Yippee
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    There is no Audio, or alarm in or out. Stripped down IVS features, no face detection.
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    Large red circle, SD card slot, small red circle, reset button.
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    All video recorded and exported from Blue Iris.
    All settings at factory defaults except, time and channel name.

    Be sure to choose 1080p in the YT player.





    Night


     
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    Looks like a great camera!
     
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    Pricing information for this model ?
     
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    looking great. thanks
     
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    LeeH Getting the hang of it

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    Any advantages over the turret?
     
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    Not sure that has been determined yet, will post when I know.

    Other than a little stronger IR, (if the specs are correct) not really.
    Turret will have less spider issues.
     
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    Night video added to post #2
     
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    Approximately ~$130 shipped.
     
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    Believe it or not, I've found that turrets, good as they are, aren't always the "right" camera in certain locations. This is a great, low cost, alternative for us cheap skates.
     
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    See link in the first post to purchase.
    Study this if you haven't yet: Cliff Notes
     
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    Thanks to Looney's great review! This camera has he same specification as IPC-HDW2231R-ZS. Size little bigger,so price just several bucks more than the turret models.
     
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    @EMPIRETECANDY is a legend, my cam came via DHL in only a few days!

    Top seller, and I'm buying nothing but Dauha from now from him.
     
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    Thanks Buddy, try to bring more and more good cams here too.:)
     
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    Nice IPCamTalk “merch” (the sticker) as the ‘youngins say these days!

    #jealous

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    You can get your very own in the IPCamTalk store. ;)
     
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