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DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW vs. DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5): A Comparative Analysis of HIKVISION’s 8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Dome

As the demand for advanced surveillance solutions continues to grow, HIKVISION has emerged as a leading provider of cutting-edge technology in the field. Two of their flagship products, the DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW and DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5), are 8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Domes designed to meet the highest standards in image quality, low-light performance, and expansive coverage. In this comparative analysis, we delve into the features and capabilities of each camera to understand their unique strengths.

**DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW: 8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Dome**

The DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW is equipped with a 1/1.2″ progressive scan CMOS sensor, offering high-quality imaging with an impressive 4 MP resolution. One of its standout features is the DarkFighter technology, ensuring excellent low-light performance, allowing for clear and detailed imaging even in challenging lighting conditions.

With a powerful 48× optical zoom and 16× digital zoom, this speed dome provides users with the ability to closely observe expansive areas. Additionally, it boasts an expansive night view capability, featuring up to 500 meters of laser distance. The camera’s IP67 water and dust resistance, along with its IK10 vandal resistance (excluding the glass window), make it robust and reliable in various outdoor environments.

The DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW goes beyond standard surveillance capabilities, supporting face capture to detect, capture, grade, and select faces in motion. Moreover, it includes road traffic detection for accurately identifying vehicles.

HIKVISION DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW 8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Dome

DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW

DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW

8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Dome

  • 1/1.2″ progressive scan CMOS
  • High quality imaging with 4 MP resolution
  • Excellent low-light performance with DarkFighter technology
  • 48× optical zoom and 16× digital zoom provide close up views over expansive areas
  • Expansive night view with up to 500 m laser distance
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67) and vandal resistant (IK10) excluding glass window
  • Supports face capture to detect, capture, grade, and select faces in motion
  • Supports road traffic to detect vehicles
  • Smart Pan-Tilt Correction

HIKVISION DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5) 8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Dome

DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW

DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5)

8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Dome

  • 1/1.8″ progressive scan CMOS
  • High quality imaging with 4 MP resolution
  • Excellent low-light performance with DarkFighter technology
  • 48× optical zoom and 16× digital zoom provide close up views over expansive areas
  • Expansive night view with up to 500 m laser distance
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67) and vandal resistant (IK10) excluding glass window
  • Supports face capture to detect, capture, grade, and select faces in motion
  • Supports road traffic to detect vehicles

**DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5): 8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Dome**

The DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5) shares many similarities with its counterpart, offering a 1/1.8″ progressive scan CMOS sensor and 4 MP resolution with exceptional imaging quality. Similarly, it leverages DarkFighter technology to deliver impressive low-light performance.

The camera’s 48× optical zoom and 16× digital zoom provide close-up views over vast areas, ensuring comprehensive surveillance coverage. Like the DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW, this model also boasts an expansive night view capability, extending up to 500 meters through its laser distance technology.

The DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5) HIKVISION PTZ CAMERAS features IP67 water and dust resistance and IK10 vandal resistance (excluding glass window), ensuring its durability and resilience in various outdoor settings. Moreover, it supports face capture and road traffic detection for enhanced security applications.

**Choosing the Ideal Speed Dome**

Both the DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW and DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5) offer exceptional performance, making them suitable for various surveillance applications. The selection between the two models may depend on specific project requirements, such as the size of the area to be covered, lighting conditions, and specific functionalities needed.

For those seeking outstanding low-light performance, the DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW with its 1/1.2″ CMOS sensor may be the preferred choice. On the other hand, the DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5) featuring the 1/1.8″ CMOS sensor excels in delivering high-quality imaging and may be the optimal solution for certain scenarios.

**Special Thanks to HIKD for Providing the Cameras**

In this comparative analysis, we would like to express our gratitude to HIKD (HIKVISION’s core sales channel) for providing the DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW and DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5) cameras for evaluation. HIKD has consistently showcased its commitment to excellence in delivering HIKVISION products to customers worldwide.

**Recommendation: Purchasing from HIKD**

For those interested in acquiring the DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW or DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5) cameras, we highly recommend exploring HIKD’s offerings. HIKD’s website (www.hikdistribution.com) serves as a comprehensive resource for browsing a wide range of HIKVISION products, ensuring that customers find the ideal solutions to meet their unique surveillance needs.

**About HIKD**

HIKD stands as a global leader in video surveillance solutions, providing top-of-the-line products and services to customers worldwide. As a trusted HIKVISION distributor, HIKD boasts a strong partnership with HIKVISION, offering customers access to competitive prices and a professional service team.

In conclusion, the DS-2DF8C448I5XG-ELW and DS-2DF8C448I5XS-AELW(T5) are both remarkable 8-inch 4MP 48X DarkFighter Laser Network Speed Domes, each equipped with unique features tailored for specific surveillance requirements. With HIKD’s support, customers can confidently make informed decisions to elevate their surveillance capabilities with these cutting-edge cameras.

*Published as a news feature on 29-7-2023, written by Friedrich Mueller, Senior Video Solutions Engineer.*

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