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Top 10 video surveillance cameras of 2018-19

In the first of a series of 2018-19’s top 10 security products, we present the top 10 video surveillance camera models from 2018-19, based on click rate from asmag.com.

In order to come up with a comprehensive assessment, the products on this list all adhere to the following guidelines:
  • The product must have been uploaded to the asmag.com database between 
  • The main purpose of the camera must be for professional security; no Wi-Fi cameras, cube cameras, DIY, or cameras targeted at the smart home sector were included.
  • Only one camera per company was chosen.

Viewing distribution charts are provided for each product to show from what regions each product is being viewed. Regions included in the charts are as follows: Asia, Americas, Europe and Oceania.

According to a report from IHS Markit, 2018saw the continuation of several long-term trends in the video surveillance market. This includes the move from standard-definition (SD) analog equipment to high-definition (HD) video surveillance and network equipment, aggressive price competition, further consolidation of the supply base and the increasing importance of China in the world market. The top two players that topped the surveillance camera ranking this year are the two biggest Chinese manufacturers – HIkvision and Dahua which reflects the report’s findings.
As the use for surveillance cameras grow more and more broad, products are increasingly packed filled with features that allow them to be deployed in extreme or low light conditions – not the traditional indoor security we saw years ago.
While we saw a slight trend towards players perfecting the technology of seeing clear images in dark environments, manufacturers such as Hikvision Digital Technology and Axis launched corrosion proof and explosion proof products for hazardous environments. 

Looking back on 2018, half of the products that made the top 10 were also featured in 20117 at 10th Nonetheless, the new entrants to this year’s ranking was an interesting turn out, with technological advancements that saw more advanced software innovations. From the data we collected, some of the most viewed products that made the ranking focused on software technology:
  • Surveon video analytics and PoE support for dynamic applications
  • Merit auto focus adjustment software
  • Pelco panomersive experience that allowed the user to pan, tilt and zoom on a whole panoramic scene
  • Dyna Colour fisheye camera that features edge dewarping up to 4 MP

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1. Hikvision DS-2CD6626DS-IZ(H)S DarkFighter 2 MP anti-corrosion dome

The Hikvision of the DarkFighter series was 2016's most looked at video surveillance camera.  The 2-MP anti-corrosion dome camera is IP67 certified, suitable for waterproof and dustproof for wet and watery environments. The camera also features an IR range of approximately 10 to 30 meters, as well as support for WDR up to 120dB and 3D DNR.

2. Dahua HD-TPC-PT8320-T hybrid network PTZ camera

The Dahua  thermal network hybrid PTZ camera provides an all-in-one solution for capturing long distance video surveillance for outdoor applications. Together with thermal and Starlight technology, the camera is a great solution for dark, long range monitoring applications. The series combines one thermal camera for monitoring in total darkness and one visible camera with Starlight feature and motorized lens for confirming details.

3. Axis XF40-Q1765 explosion protected fixed network camera


The  explosion-protected fixed camera provides superb image quality and color fidelity, and offers full HDTV 1080p resolution at 25/30 fps. With 18x optical zoom and autofocus, the camera is ideally suited for remote monitoring situations common in hazardous areas. The camera features an electro-polished 316L stainless steel housing certified for hazardous areas according to, among others, ATEX and IECEx.

4. Sony SNC-VB770 ultra high sensitivity 4K network camera

The Sony Electronics 4K network camera achieves its illumination by using its highly-sensitive 35 mm full-frame Exmor sensor, optimized E-mount lenses to maximize the performance of the sensor, and its signal processing engine. This enables the camera to capture crisp, clear 4K resolution at 30 fps color video with significantly less noise in extreme low-light conditions.

5. Surveon CAM2441HI box network camera

The Camm24 HDR box camera is part of Surveon’s premium network camera series. The camera provides 2048 x 1536 at 30 fps and 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps dual streams. The video analytics functions include advanced camera tampering detection, optical diagnosis, advanced motion detection under normal light or under NIR and object loitering detection. The removable IR-cut filter and day/night profiles for optical settings allow 24/7 operations even in low lux conditions. The CAM2441HI also comes with Power over Ethernet, an ideal choice for high quality surveillance in dynamic applications

6. LILIN ZR8022 1808p HD Day & Night autofocus IR IP camera

Merit LILIN's  is a 2-MP IP camera that integrates 20x or 20x optical auto focus lens to focus or zoom in on adjustments simply by clicking on the browser. The camera is IP66 certified, featuring a progressive scan CMOS sensor and a WDR with a 802.3at PoE or DC12V adapter.

7. EverFocus EZN7221 2 MP Full HD ultra low light camera

The  2 MP Full HD ultra low light camera from Everfocus features a 1/2.8” Sony progressive CMOS image sensor that is able to capture Full HD 1080p video, up to 60 fps. Other features include 3D noise reduction for low-light conditions (3DNR), extended IR range of up to 40 meters (131 feet) with 44 LEDs.

8. Pelco by Schneider Electric Optera 12 MP panoramic IP camera

With the Optera panomersive experience, the Pelco Optera 12-MP panoramic IP camera can take in the whole panoramic scene while simultaneously drilling down into crisp detailed immersive views where the user can pan, tilt and zoom into areas of interest. The camera optimizes the images from each of the four sensors and then seamlessly stitches and blends them at the boundaries to present a natural, continuous panorama.

9. DynaColor DynaHawk ZD series hyper mini fisheye IP camera

DynaColor’s DynaMb series hyper mini fisheye IP camera features edge dewarping up to 4-MP resolution with quad codec support. The camera supports multiple and dynamic region of interest (ROI) windows, as well as software dewarping at 12 MP at 20 fps.

10. ITX NCB-2003PR/NCB-1303PR IP camera

The  from  is a dual stream IP camera that is equipped with a IMX-122 Sony CMOS sensor. The camera features motorized zoom, focus and P-iris, and includes a SDHC card slot.