FYI, if we're comparing Dahua and the Illuminati which are about the same price, the Illuminati is far more reliable at locking onto subjects but it will NOT zoom which is unfortunate. The Dahua will zoom in but has a far harder time locking onto subject and when it does half the time, the half of that time it will lose the object it's tracking.
How's the nighttime performance? I'm slightly surprised at that price point it doesn't include a 1/2" CMOS like the more expensive Hikvisions. I'm not sure if the spectacular nighttime performance of my Hikvisions is solely because the sensor or if the optics or even special processing has something to do with it.
Do you think the SD6AL433XA-HNR with the 1/1.8 sensor is going to be have the same tracking performance? And can you get human specific notifications which something I don't have even on the Hikvisions?
Yes I confirmed that with Andy that the Ai and Tracking Size slider are on it.. It should do much better at night as well obviously.
When you say Human Notifications, It can send normal IVS notifications and if I have Human checked thats whaty I'll get. As to whether its distinguishes in the notificaions between car and human, I dont know as i dont get notifications from this camera.
I'm running color at night at 1/60 shutter and it shows its just not enough sensor for the 4MP camera. But I do this because I want both Human tracking and License plates at night. I can't get both if I use B&W/IR as anyone who knows LPR with IR knows you'll be running 1/1000 or faster and you wont get anything but plates. So its a tradeoff.
@sorka - I can vouch for a Dahua PTZ with human AI that it is spot on as @bigredfish shows with his.
In fact, it continues to track even after the person is blocked by my lamp post.
This is an old pic I posted from another thread and I can probably find someone that walked past today if you really want to see a video, but it keeps right on tracking until they are either out of sight or the time I set to track is up.
It sounds like you have an older one without the human AI - the SD49225 from @EMPIRETECANDY here is a solid performer in the sub $400 range.