Uniview LightHunter - in the big image note the time - it's late in the afternoon and getting dark but performance with moving subjects remains strong.

Uniview’s IPC3234SA-DZK LightHunter is a 4MP deep learning-powered, vandal-resistant network dome camera with a swag of impressive features, including 1/1.8ths of an inch 2688 x 1520 pixel CMOS sensor, a strong 2.8 x 12mm optical zoom with autofocus, 40m of IR, H.265 and a bunch of deep learning rules.

Uniview is the smaller of China’s 3 big CCTV manufacturers but the fruits of its recent move to a new factory are already apparent with this 4MP LightHunter dome. Once I get my network addresses sorted – thanks Michael from CRK – my first impressions are a bright image, a tiny bit of processing swim, low blur, good depth of field, strong colour rendition – very subtle and discerning (deep purples), excellent sharpness, very low CAs, and slight overexposure of bright parts on a grey day (8EV under the camera) in default with WDR off. And as soon as I use optical zoom, it’s resolution, resolution, resolution.

This is a seriously intuitive interface from Uniview. Bouncing around inside the camera browser is a lot of fun. This must be one of, if not the, best camera browsers I’ve used in a camera test. The first thing I always do is try to get across zoom and autofocus on new cameras. LightHunter is a gem in this department. To the right of the browser window is a plus symbol which you press to zoom, and a minus symbol to back out. The autofocus is leaning over from the back seat every inch of the way – it’s super slick performance.

Features of the Uniview IPC3234SA-DZK LightHunter:

* 1/1.8-inch, progressive scan, CMOS
* Up to 2688 x 1520 pixel resolution
* 2.8-12mm optical zoom and auto focus
* Smart IR, up to 40m IR distance
* 120dB True WDR
* Ultra 265, H.265, Corridor Mode, ROI, ONVIF
* With deep learning algorithm: people counting, face capture, perimeter protection
* AC24V ±25%, DC12V ±25%, PoE
* Support 1/1 audio in/out, 1/1 alarm in/out
* IP67, IK10 ratings against weather, vandalism.

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