- Resolution: 4 MP (2560 x 1440)
- 2.8 mm / 98° lens
- H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264/MJPEG video compression
- IR illuminator (EXIR) guarantying even lighting within range up to 30 m
- Intelligent image analysis (detection of face, virtual line crossing, intrusion)
- Support for microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC cards up to 128 GB
- Support for three streams
- WDR (hardware): 120 dB
- Image processing functions: 3D-DNR, WDR, BLC
- Region of interest (ROI)
- Access via Hik-Connect app
- ANR function
- IP67 rating
- Power: 12 VDC or PoE (802.3af)
The DS-2CD2043G0-I camera is dedicated for professional IP CCTV systems. The compact camera has been equipped with high quality 4 MP 1/3" CMOS sensor providing good video coverage even in low-light conditions. Along with IR illuminator with range up to 30 m, the camera can also operate in complete darkness. The built-in 2.8 mm lens has 98° viewing angle. The IP67-rated housing of the camera protects the electronics against adverse weather conditions. The camera can be powered conventionally with a 12 VDC source or with the use of PoE option (802.3af).
The model belongs to a new series, EasyIP 2.0plus, that can be placed somewhere between Easy IP 2.0 a Easy IP 3.0. The cameras of the series support modern compression methods (H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264), has housings like the EasyIP 3.0 series, including EXIR IR illuminators. The models with fixed or variable focal length use 1/2.8" or 1/3" image sensors with 2 MP or 4 MP resolution. The integrated image analysis functions (VCA) including face recognition, intrusion and line crossing detection, allow for applications in advanced video surveillance projects.
H.265+/H.265 video compression
H.265/H.265+ - higher compression ratios with preserving video quality provided by H.264
The camera implements several video compression methods, H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264, MJPEG. Compared with H.264, H.265 can reduce by half the data stream, which translates into proportional savings of the disk space or into extended data retention time. H.265+ and H.264+ are Hikvision standards based on the original systems and optimized for CCTV applications. They further minimize the streams in typical video surveillance scenarios. With the advanced video compression algorithms, the camera can be used in IP CCTV systems based on modern NVRs implementing H.265 standard (the DS-76/77/96NI-I/K series supports H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264). Of course, the camera can also operate with older models supporting H.264 (the DS-76/77NI-E series supports H.264+, H.264).
The built-in powerful IR illuminator has a range of up to 30 m. The illuminator based on the newest Exir light-emitting technology has ca. 30% higher efficiency compared with traditional IR LED arrays. Additionally, the IR light in the form of a rectangle fits the camera's field of view. This further improves the efficiency of the lighting and eliminates the excessive light intensity in the central part of the scene, typical for majority of IR illuminators. Exir 2.0 illuminators ensure much better luminance uniformity, including corners of the scene, at the same time reducing light pollution in the surrounding environment.
Continuity of recording thanks to ANR function
With the support of ANR (Automatic Network Replenishment), each the IP camera equipped with a memory card can record video in the absence of network connection. After the restoration of the network connection, the recordings are automatically synchronized with those recorded on the NVR. This ensures continuous coverage of events, even in the case of communication problems between the camera and NVR.
Convenient client applications
The iVMS 4200 client software enables users of HIKVISION devices to manage them in IP networks. The software allows for configuration and management of NVRs/DVRs, IP and analog cameras (in hybrid systems). The iVMS 4200 utility can remotely manage up to 256 devices, with the use of up to 4 monitors. One monitor can display up images from up to 64 cameras. Aside from system configuration and live monitoring, the utility can be used for remote playback, notifying, two-way audio transmission, creating multi-level e-maps.
View of the control panel of the iVMS-4200 application
is a mobile application, intended for smartphones running Android or iOS operating systems. It can be used for remote live viewing of images from DVRs, NVRs, network cameras via Wi-Fi, 2G or 3G networks, and for playing back recorded video files. The application connects with the devices by IP addresses and/or through the P2P cloud.
The start menu of the Hik-Connect app
with live view thumbnail
The live view screen
is also a network service for Hikvison devices. The service is based on data processing in the cloud and integrates the following functions:
- Remote access through the cloud - it allows access to the device without having an external IP address and when simplicity is the most important thing. Only the basic configuration of the network is required. The application on a PC or smartphone connects with the device via P2P cloud service,
- DDNS server - DDNS assigns a fixed domain name to dynamically changing IP addresses (Dynamic DNS). This feature is useful when the ISP does not provide users with a fixed IP address. The condition for using DDNS is having a public IP address and providing access from the external network to the appropriate ports of the NVR (server and http, by default 8000 and 80). The connection is possible via a web browser, client application on a PC and on smartphones.
LAN tool for organizing Hikvision IP CCTV systems
(Search Active Device Protocol) is a free and simple to use utility for searching Hikvision IP cameras and Hikvision
DVRs/NVRs in the local network. The network device search tool can also be used for modification of network parameters of the Hikvision devices, including the change of passwords or recovery of default passwords. Detailed information on the software and its use is contained in the SADP application - LAN tool for organizing CCTV systems based on Hikvision devices
|1/3" Progressive Scan CMOS
|0.018 lx @ (F1.6, AGC ON),
0 lx in IR mode
|2560 x 1440 pixels
|25 fps at 2560 x 1440 or lower res.
|2.8 mm / 98o
|Number of video streams
|Bit rate range
|32 kbps - 16 Mbps
|up to 30 m
|3D-DNR, WDR (120 dB), BLC
|Mechanically switching IR filter
Detection of motion, tampering; dynamic analysis
|Intelligent image analysis
|Detection of face, virtual line crossing, intrusion
|NAS (NFS/SMB/CIFS), FTP (screenshots)
|TCP/IP, ICMP, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, RTP, RTSP, RTCP,
PPPoE, NTP, UPnP, SMTP, SNMP, IGMP, 802.1X, QoS, IPv6, Bonjour
|ONVIF (S, G profiles), PSIA,CGI, ISAPI
|12 VDC ± 25%
PoE IEEE 802.3af
|6 W (PoE: 7.5 W)
|Operating temperature range
|Φ70 x 155 mm