The G2H Pro Camera Hub captures 1920 x 1080 pixel images through a lens with a 146° field of view. Strangely, when accessing recordings from a notification or albums, you have to settle for a definition of 640 x 360 pixels.
This certainly has the merit of facilitating access to images with a bad connection, but this definition makes their use difficult and the procedure for recovering them in Full HD is not very practical: you have to go live, check or change the definition if necessary then find the desired recording in the timeline and finally perform a manual capture of the stream to download them. In this way, it is also possible to opt for 1280 x 720 pixels. Aqara has of course also provided infrared vision for night surveillance, but no other setting is however offered to improve image quality, such as an HDR mode.
As with all the cameras we test, we decided to compare the images from the G2H Pro with those of another model and this time we chose the 2K Pan & Tilt camera from Eufy. It is one of the best indoor cameras in our comparison.
Aqara’s small camera produces decent image quality. The level of detail is certainly not up to what the 2K Pan & Tilt camera offers with its 4 megapixel sensor and the finer elements, such as the topography of the terrain on the different pieces of map of our test scene. , do not stand out, but the facial features are well defined. This is not only the case on our column of portraits, but also on the figures in the center. We can therefore easily recognize an intruder. The G2H Pro camera also has the merit of avoiding exposure problems.
The G2H Pro’s infrared vision activates after three seconds in very low light conditions. Eufy’s camera isn’t any faster. However, it offers better image quality. The level of detail drops a notch further with Aqara, the fault of a very present smoothing on the night images. You don’t have to push the analysis very far to notice it. Just look at the portraits on the left: some facial features have completely disappeared, mainly on fair skin.
Identifying an intruder from the images captured with the infrared vision of the G2H Pro camera can therefore be difficult, especially when he is far away. In our recognition test, we struggled to recognize a face more than 2m from the camera. Motion detection is a little more convincing: the activities were detected up to the end of our Lab, i.e. up to 9 m. In comparison, Eufy’s camera had detected activity up to 9m as well, but it allowed us to identify a face from a little further away, at 3m.
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