Uniview Starlight Bullet Camera: First Impressions
Uniview Starlight Bullet
Uniview’s IPC2325EBR5-DUPZ is a PoE 5MP Starlight day/night bullet camera, built to an IP-67 rating and featuring elevated light sensitivity, a motorised lens and autofocus, 120dB of WDR, 50m smart IR, Ultra H.265 compression and plenty more, all buttoned up in a robust and compact cast alloy form factor.
UNIVIEW’S new IPC2325EBR5-DUPZ 5MP Starlight bullet camera makes an impression the instant you get it into your hand. It’s at once compact and robust – weight is less than 600g – yet packs considerable punch optically, thanks to a fast F1.2 aperture 2.7-13.5mm motorized zoom lens with autofocus. Supporting that excellent lens range is a 1/2.7-inch progressive scan, 5MP, CMOS sensor with minimum scene illumination of 0.001 lux in colour or 0 lux in monochrome with IR on.
Features include 2D/3D digital noise reduction, compression options include Ultra 265, H.265, H.264, and MJPEG. There’s an embedded smart algorithm, triple streams, ROI, 9:16 corridor mode and 8 customized OSDs, 8 privacy masks and 8 regions of interest. This camera is ONVIF-compliant and has an angle of view that’s 93.38 degrees at the wide end and 28.56 degrees at the long.
The second image here is sized at 80 per cent to fit under the site’s 2MB maximum file size…great colour rendition and sharpness. No CAs around power line mid-scene. That’s good performance for an auto-mid zoom.
The auto/manual shutter can be set from 1 to 1/100000 s, there’s digital de-fog, HLC and back light compensation. There’s also some IVA, including behaviour detection for parameters like intrusion, cross line and motion detection in 4 areas. There’s exception detection, audio detection, face detection, people counting, as well as de-focus and scene change detection and reporting.Additional features include watermark, IP address filtering, tamper alarm, alarm input, alarm output, access policy, ARP protection, RTSP authentication, user authentication, 2-way audio with G.711 compression.
There’s some noise in low light with IR on – bear in mind this is the darkest part of the scene. Those chimney pots are invisible to the naked eye.
The things that jump out at me when I fire up the Uniview Starlight Bullet are resolution – I’m at 2592 x 1944 pixels and this image is sharp, even at the widest angles of view. There’s latency – maybe 350th of a second, perhaps a touch more. I notice slight stepping and checking the spec find this camera has a maximum frame rate of 20ips. The next thing I look for is bandwidth – it’s running at 5.5-6.5Mbps using H.264, which is solid performance at this resolution. WDR performance is excellent and district colour performance in close to 80,000 is positively vibrant.
Read the complete review of Uniview’s IPC2325EBR5-DUPZ Starlight bullet camera in the April issue of SEN!