Characteristics of Hikvision IP cameras from a budget line

1. 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:
Older series, like EasyIP 2.0, are being replaced by the newer ones with H.265 video compression.
EasyIP Lite
EasyIP 2.0 plus
EasyIP 3.0
Marking Series Additional information
DS-2CD1XX1 EasyIP Lite H.264+, H.264
DS-2CD1XX3 EasyIP Lite H265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264
DS-2CD2XX2WD/FWD EasyIP 2.0 H.264+, H.264
DS-2CD2XX3 EasyIP 2.0 plus H265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264
DS-2CD2XX5 EasyIP 3.0 H265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264,
DarkFighter technology in selected models
EasyIP 4.0 H265+, 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 model DS-2CD 2 6 4 3 G0 IZS


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:
Feature Camera series
EasyIP Lite EasyIP 2.0 plus EasyIP 3.0
Position adjustment
ceiling/dome: 2-axis
compact/bullet: 3-axis
Reset button
- Yes
EXIR illuminator
Not all models Yes
Video compression H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264; MJPEG for auxiliary stream (EasyIP Lite cameras of DS-2CD1XX1 series do not support H.265+/H.265)
VCA functions
- Yes
Virtual line
- Yes Yes
Intruder detection
- Yes Yes
Object leaving detect.
- - Yes
Object taking detect.
- - Yes
Face detection
- Yes Yes
Corridor mode
- Yes Yes
ROI Yes Yes Yes
microSD slot
F or G0 symbols in models with varifocal lenses F or G0 symbols
ANR function
Cameras with memory card slot
Audio & alarm (IN/OUT)
Cameras with S symbol
WDR Models with varifocal lenses (others: D-WDR) All models
3D-DNR Yes
HLC - Yes Yes
Hik-Connect support