Brian Sims

Hikvision introduces DF8 Series DarkFighter IR PTZ cameras

HIKVISION HAS introduced the new DF8 Series of IR PTZ cameras, launching with three new models. An “industry first”, the DF8 PTZ camera offers a 1/1.2-inch sensor with 4K resolution and 42x optical zoom lens to enable wide area surveillance with “crystal clear images” (even in challenging lighting conditions).

“We engineered the new DF8 Series DarkFighter cameras to deliver industry-leading levels of performance in the most difficult indoor and outdoor environments,” explained John Xiao, vice-president of marketing for Hikvision. “Wind, rain, fog, heat and darkness will not prevent end users from capturing the detail they need to provide forensic evidence after an incident.”

A number of advanced features enables the DF8 Series to deliver “outstanding performance” even in extremely broad open areas. Larger sensors – including 1/1.2-inch on the 8 MP DarkFighter – provide a higher level of detail in darkness. Gyroscope image stabilisation maintains a stable image when the environment exhibits strong winds or other unstable conditions.

Intelligent features include a deep learning algorithm to identify people, vehicles and other objects, as well as an Intelligent Rapid Focus function that positions the camera rapidly and accurately on a target, thereby helping to capture critical details by preventing zoom delays. 

End users can count on long-term reliability from the DF8 Series. A built-in glass heater stabilises the temperature of the camera, protecting it from low temperatures and fog, extending the lifetime of components and ensuring precise imaging in harsh weather conditions.

The DF8 Series cameras are well-suited for broad area surveillance across applications including railways, airports, stations and larger venues.

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