Hikvision IP Cameras

Hikvision IP Cameras

 Budget series of Hikvision IP cameras
Hikvision IP cameras are divided into series with some characteristic features, such as video content analytics (VCA), H.265(+) video compression, compact housings with IK10 rating (vandal-proof) etc. Knowledge of the characteristics of a given line along with the relevant symbols allow for quick selection of camera models suitable for a specific installation.
Currently, the economy line consists of three series:

  • EasyIP Lite,
  • EasyIP 2.0 plus,
  • EasyIP 3.0,
  • shortly, there will be another series, EasyIP 4.0.

Older series, like EasyIP 2.0, are being replaced by the newer ones with H.265 video compression.

EasyIP LiteEasyIP 2.0 plusEasyIP 3.0
MarkingSeriesAdditional information
DS-2CD1XX1EasyIP LiteH.264+, H.264
DS-2CD1XX3EasyIP LiteH265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264
DS-2CD2XX2WD/FWDEasyIP 2.0H.264+, H.264
DS-2CD2XX3EasyIP 2.0 plusH265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264
DS-2CD2XX5EasyIP 3.0H265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264,
DarkFighter technology in selected models
EasyIP 4.0H265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264,
DarkFighter, AcuSence, ClorVu

The DS-2CD segment in the name of a camera from these series is the same (the DS-2CE is an exception for PTZ cameras, not discussed here). The series and features of a camera are coded in the first and last digits of the type/name, which have been bolded in the following list.
2. Description of symbols in the names of Hikvision IP cameras
The meaning of symbols in the names of Hikvision IP cameras from economical series (without PTZ models) is given below.

Example modelDS-2CD2643G0IZS
Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2643G0-IZS (4MP, Motozoom 2.8-12mm, 0.018 lx, IR up to 50m, WDR, IK10 H.265/H.264)

Compact IP camera Hikvision DS-2CD2643G0-IZS K17856
I. Regular segment – color Hikvision IP camera
II. Product series
In the economical line, 1 means EasyIP Lite, 2 means EasyIP 2.0 / 2.0 plus / 3.0 / 4.0.
III. Housing type

  • 0 – compact (bullet) with fixed focal length
  • 1 – ceiling (dome) with fixed focal length
  • 3 – Turret
  • 4 – Cube
  • 5 – mini dome
  • 6 – compact (bullet) with varifocal lens
  • 7 – ceiling (dome) with varifocal lens
  • T – larger compact (bullet) with fixed focal length
  • 8 – Box
  • 9 – Fisheye
  • D – Pinhole
  • F – dome with PT (Pan-Tilt)
  • H – Turret with varifocal lens

IV. Resolution

  • 0 – 1.0 MP
  • 1 – 1.3 MP
  • 2 – 2.0 MP
  • 3 – 3.0 MP
  • 4 – 4.0 MP
  • 5 – 5.0 MP
  • 6 – 6.0 MP,
  • 8 – 8.0 MP

V. Video compression

  • 0 to 2 – H.264
  • 3 to 7 – H.265

VI. Product localization and generation
In newer series: G – intended for the international market, and product generation number:

  • G0 – first generation
  • G1 – second generation
  • G2 – third generation

If a camera in the V position has 0, 1 or 2, then instead of G0, G1, G2 there may be older symbols, F, WD:

  • F – memory card slot
  • WD – hardware WDR

VII. Additional letters

  • I – IR illuminator
  • L – white light illuminator
  • Z – motozoom
  • S – audio/alarm input/output
  • W – Wi-Fi

3. Comparison of the camera series
Comparison of the three most popular series of IP cameras from the economic line:

FeatureCamera series
EasyIP LiteEasyIP 2.0 plusEasyIP 3.0
Position adjustmentceiling/dome: 2-axis
compact/bullet: 3-axis
Reset buttonYes
EXIR illuminatorNot all modelsYes
Video compressionH.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264; MJPEG for auxiliary stream (EasyIP Lite cameras of DS-2CD1XXseries do not support H.265+/H.265)
VCA functionsYes
Virtual lineYesYes
Intruder detectionYesYes
Object leaving detect.Yes
Object taking detect.Yes
Face detectionYesYes
Corridor modeYesYes
microSD slotF or G0 symbols in models with varifocal lensesF or G0 symbols
ANR functionCameras with memory card slot
Audio & alarm (IN/OUT)Cameras with S symbol
WDRModels with varifocal lenses (others: D-WDR)All models
Hik-Connect supportYes