Hikvision is expanding the DarkFighter range of ultra-low-light surveillance cameras with the release of the DS-2DF8223I-AEL PTZ network camera. This cutting-edge camera utilizes Hikvision’s industry-leading, ultra-low-light MP lens and is designed specifically to capture sharp color and monochrome images in extreme, low-light conditions. The result is crystal-clear color images in conditions that would defeat conventional monochrome IP cameras and competing low-light cameras.
The DS-2DF8223I-AEL DarkFighter PTZ opens up new opportunities for 24-hour CCTV surveillance and is the ideal replacement for conventional IP network cameras. The incorporation of EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization), 120dB WDR and a plethora of Smart Detection technologies further improves image quality and operational convenience. The overall excellence of the camera has been recognised by the ISFEC Security & Fire Excellence Awards which has nominated the new DarkFighter PTZ as a finalist for “CCTV Camera Equipment of the Year”.
Award – winning low-light specifications
The DarkFighter camera features a large, two-megapixel, 1/1.9 inch progressive scan CMOS image sensor capable of capturing full color images down to 0.002 Lux and B/W to 0.0002 Lux. Together with a 120 dB WDR (wide dynamic range) and Hikvision’s 3D DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) technology, the camera is capable of streaming full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 30fps. IR distance of up to 200 metres is further supported to ensure image capturing in darkest environment.
The camera features a wide range of Smart detection features, including face detection, intrusion detection, line crossing detection and audio exception. These features, combined with smart tracking, which enables the camera to detect any progressively moving object and follow it within the camera’s area of coverage without fault, place the DarkFighter head and shoulders above other PTZ and IP cameras. Smart Defog and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) are further supported to improve image quality in challenging conditions.
High power optics
DarkFighter PTZ is fitted with a fast and powerful 23X optical zoom lens, which zooms from wide open to fully zoomed in less than five seconds. This high-power lens is capable of rotating endlessly through a full 360 degrees and tilting from -20 to 90 degrees and its ultra-low-light performance is augmented with infra-red capability over a range of 200 meters. In addition, up to 300 preset positions may be programmed and the new camera is also capable of combining up to 32 presets in up to 8 patrols. The DarkFighter PTZ will also scan up to 4 patterns and supports up to 24 ROI areas.
Multiple compression formats
MPEG4, MJPEG and H.264 video compression formats are supported and the camera features multiple H.264 compression profiles, allowing users to optimize bandwidth and storage without compromising image quality. With support for ONVIF, PSIA, and CGI standards, the new camera also offers quick and easy integration with other video surveillance equipment and systems.
The DS-2DF8223I-AEL DarkFighter PTZ is the latest member of the growing DarkFighter family of ultra-low-light CCTV cameras. It is fully protected by an integrated heater in the sturdy IP66 and vandal-proof housing, making it the perfect candidate for deployment in challenging outdoor environments both day and night down to temperatures as low as -40°C. High-PoE and 24VAC power supply are supported as well.
In addition, Hikvision also introduces another DarkFighter PTZ member — DS-2DF6223-AEL 2MP Smart PTZ Outdoor Network Camera for customer’s choice. This camera doesn’t feature IR capability, but shares all the other excellent functionalities of the DS-2DF8223I-AEL. For more information on the two products’ specification, please visit Hikvision at Intersec at stand SA-C11.