Hikvision Colorvu Oem vs Ubiquiti Unifi G4 Dome

One of popular Hikvision colorvu series is Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-L(U), however the OEM models are available lots in the market. How do they compare with Ubiquiti Unifi uvc-g4 dome when you need to come to a decision to choose?

Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1

Hikvision Ds-2cd2347g1 is one of colorvu series that is designed to provide full 24/7 color night vision. Probably you may find more OEM products available in the market instead of the original Hikvision out of the box. You can find Hitosino, Viklyn, Lorita and still more that manufacture the OEM Hikvision products.   


Colorvu series is Hikvision color night vision camera series which are designed with wide aperture lens (f/1.0) with the addition of non dazzling lighting, typically white LEDS, to make sure that wide aperture f/1.0 can absorb as much as ambient light brighter image and for color night vision. See also Hikvision vs Dahua color night vision cameras.

Hikvision Colorvu 4mp
Hikvision Colorvu 4mp

Like Hikvision which mostly produce security camera products for business offices or enterprise surveillance system, Ubiquiti Unifi security camera series are mostly designed for businesses. Let’s take a comparison product between one of most popular Hikvision colorvu camera series and Ubiquiti Unifi uvc-g4 dome security camera. See also Ubiquiti Unifi g4 pro 4k security camera, one of Unifi security camera series for businesses. 

Hikvision Colorvu vs Unifi G4 Dome

Ubiquiti Unifi G4 Dome series are designed for business scrutiny camera for easy deployment when connecting to UniFi Protect Network Video Recorder which combined the NVR system with the Unifi Protect Software and storage bays.


Both Hikvision and Ubiquiti Unifi cameras come with the same 4MP CMOS image sensor with fixed lens, with Hikvision you may choose one of two fixed focal length lens either 2.8mm or 4.0mm. On the other hand, Unifi uvc-g4 comes with single option of fixed lens with 86 degree view angle.

Night vision

If we compare the Hikvision colorvu series with the Ubiquiti Unifi camera series, the main difference between the two products is the way the camera delivering night vision. The Colorvu series with additional lighting and wide aperture is designed to provide color night vision, day or night color vision. The Ubiquiti UniFi camera series is like security cameras with night vision feature in general, it is equipped with IR LEDs for night vision needs when the ambient light can no longer render colors vision.

Ubiquiti Dome POE Camera
Ubiquiti Dome POE Camera


Hikvision DS-2CD2347G1-L(U) and all other Hikvision OEM products include audio recording, one way only. Few models of Unifi cameras including this uvc-g4 dome model are equipped with two-way audio which come in handy when two-way communication is required between employees involved in production area for example. For one way communication for audio recording only is ideal for security monitoring.


For local camera storage, Hikvision comes with available memory slot you can add up to 128GB. Unifi cam doesn’t come with local memory storage. In fact, Unifi optimizes the full use of the security cameras by connecting them to the Unifi NVR system which combines the functions of NVR system, Unifi Protect software and hard disk storage bays, ideal for business purpose deployment.

Take a look at the following spec comparison table between Hikvision OEM with Unifi uvc-g4 dome model.

Table 1 Hikvision oem vs Ubiquiti Unifi g4

cameraHikvision DS-2CD2347G1-L(U)Unifi Protect UVC-G4 Dome
Image sensor 1/1.8″ 4MP progressive scan CMOS5MP CMOS sensor
Lens2.8mm or 4.0mm f/1.0 wide apertureFixed lens
Minimum illumination0.0014 @ (ƒ/1.0, AGC on), 0 lux with lightUnspecified
Recording resolutionup to 4MP (2688 × 1520) @30 fpsUp to 4MP (2688 x 1512) @24 fps
View angle2.8 mm, H FOV: 109°, V FOV: 55°, D FOV: 122° 4.0 mm, H FOV: 94°, V FOV: 48°, D FOV: 115°H: 86°, V: 60°, D: 111°
Night visionColor night vision with two white LEDsBuilt-in Light Sensor and IR LED Illumination and IR Cut Filter
AudioBuilt-in microphone, mono soundTwo way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
StorageSupports microSD/SDHC/SDXC card (128 GB), and NVR storageN/A, need to connect to Unifi NVR system
WDR120dB true WDR with 3D DNRUnknown
Housing protection-L model: IP67 -LU model: IP66 with metal housing and plastic ring trimIPX4 Weatherproof and IK08 vandal resistant with Aluminum Alloy, Polycarbonate, Hard-Coated Dome
PowerPoE (802.3af, class 3), 12 VDC ±25%802.3af PoE 44~57VDC
Price$170.00 (OEM version)$179.00

The original version of Hikvision cameras might not be available very much in the market, less production in this pandemic. However you can find lots the OEM version in the market. And the good thing is that those OEM cameras are compatible with any models of Hikvision and Dahua NVR systems such as 16 channel Hikvision NVR system, or any 32 channel NVR system.

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