Review-Dahua IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E AI Varifocal Bullet

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  1. looney2ns

    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Courtesy of @EMPIRETECANDY at Empire Technology Co., Ltd - Small Orders Online Store, Hot Selling and more on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group
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    Price Approximately $220US shipped via DHL.

    Online Shop 2019 New Arriving Model IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E 2MP Starlight WDR IR Bullet AI Network Camera ,free DHL shipping | Aliexpress Mobile

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

    We have the Dahua IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E AI Varifocal Bullet that will probably be the replacement for the IPC-HFW5231E-Z12E that everyone likes to use for License Plate Capture.

    2MP WDR IR Bullet AI Network Camera

    > 1/2.8” 2Megapixel progressive scan STARVIS™ CMOS
    > H.265&H.264 triple-stream encoding
    > 25/30fps@1080P(1920×1080)
    > WDR(120dB), Day/Night(ICR), 3D DNR, AWB, AGC, BLC
    > Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS(DSS/PSS) & DMSS
    > 5mm ~60mm motorized lens
    > 2/1 Alarm in/out, 1/1 audio in/out
    > Max. IR LEDs Length 200m
    > Micro SD memory, IP67, IK10

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    Image Sensor 1/2.8” 2Megapixel progressive scan STARVIS™ CMOS
    Effective Pixels 1920(H) x 1080(V)
    RAM/ROM 512MB/128MB
    Scanning System Progressive
    Electronic Shutter Speed Auto/Manual, 1/3~1/100000s
    Minimum Illumination 0.002Lux/F1.5 ( Color,1/3s,30IRE) 0.020Lux/F1.5 ( Color,1/30s,30IRE) 0Lux/F1.5 (IR on) IR Distance Distance up to 200m (656ft)
    IR On/Off Control Auto/ Manual
    IR LEDs 4
    Lens Type Motorized
    Mount Type Board-in
    Focal Length 5mm~60mm
    Max. Aperture F1.5
    Angle of View H: 58°~4°, V:34°~2°
    Optical Zoom 12x
    Aperture Type Auto(HALL)
    Close Focus Distance 1m~1.5m(3.28ft~4.92ft)

    NOTE* Check out the lux rating and aperture of this puppy.

    Artificial Intelligence:
    Face Capture Support face image capture
    Face Attributes Support 6 kinds of face attributes extraction: Age, Gender,Expression(Jolly/Surprise/Normal/Rage/Sad/Disgusted/Confused/Frightened), Glasses,Mouth Mask, Moustache & Beard
    Perimeter Protection Tripwire, Intrusion(Human & Vehicle classification)
    People Counting, Line crossing, people counting, Region people counting

    Product Page: IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E
    Full Spec Sheet: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset/upload/uploads/soft/20190506/DH-IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E.pdf
    User Manual: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset...C-HFW5241E-Z12E_Operation_Manual_20190408.pdf

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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Video recorded and exported with Blue Iris.
    This is a great cam for being a 2mp cam.
    All settings at factory defaults except time and channel number.
    Note the 1985 font that is used. ;) It can't be changed.
    Sorry for the shakes at times, wind is really gusty.

    More video to come for night time license plates and see if focus problems croup up. So far, I've not seen any, but I've also discovered my camera placement needs to be moved due to IR reflection issues at different zoom lengths at night.









     
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  3. ThomasPI

    ThomasPI Getting the hang of it

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    Sweet this will be very interesting thanks @looney !
     
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    That sounds interesting...
     
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  5. ThomasPI

    ThomasPI Getting the hang of it

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    Sure does, may be able to see a pimple on a Frog's butt from 50' in near darkness !
     
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    ThomasPI Getting the hang of it

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    @looney if you would during your video sessions let's see just how good the results are in extremely low light scenarios. Very curious. Our new house is going to be in an area with very little if any street lights at night although I do have the exterior house lights. Specs are pretty impressive to say the least and if the performance is there, it's going to be a great camera. Lots of new stuff coming from the looks of things, going to be a great year of new equipment to test.
     
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    Unless I’m reading it wrong, those are the same Minimum Illumination specs as the 8232, which is king of the hill....well under $300 anyway
     
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    Thanks to Looney’s great testing, new videos will come soon. This cam has great pic day and night.
     
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    Davahad Young grasshopper

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    What is the price of this camera?
     
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    This just in, Approximately $220usd shipped via DHL.
     
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    ThomasPI Getting the hang of it

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    Great price thanks !
     
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    reeves1985 Pulling my weight

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    Nice price waiting patiently for the test videos!!
     
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    Holbs Getting the hang of it

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    Just out of curiosity as I'm still in the learning phase, is there a needed mechanical/physical difference inside the camera body between a bullet and turret? I love turrets more than bullets since smaller real estate and clean look. Maybe the larger bullets need more mechanics/electronics inside that would not work in a smaller bodied turret.
     
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    Were all still learning, and I can't specifically answer your question but I do know that some of the newer bullet style cams are big so the physical hardware size may cause problems cramming it into a turret style housing.

    I think sensor sizes have been an issue.
    Bigger sensors need bigger housings
     
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    You are telling the truth! Mini bullet always limited functions
     
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    Nyghthawk Young grasshopper

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    Can you do some license plate testing at night? with either Ir or forced color? In comparison to the PTZ starlights, need to see how night time an day time license plate captures work (looking for about 100 feet or less.....
     
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    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    No worry, @looney2ns will test it, just waiting for him to finish it when he is free, he always do great job!.
     
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    I will indeed, this all takes time, I have to juggle around life and the weather, your patience is appreciated.
     
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    Nyghthawk Young grasshopper

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    No worries! I just wasn't sure this was a part of your normal testing, and wanted to make sure that I got this in before you started or finished all your testing, thank you for doing this for all of us!
     
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