Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2T85FWD-I5 (8MP, 4mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 50m, WDR, H.265/H.264)



Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2T85FWD-I5 (8MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 50m, WDR, H.265/H.264)
The camera
Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2T85FWD-I5 (8MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 50m, WDR, H.265/H.264)
The microSD card slot
Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2T85FWD-I5 (8MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 50m, WDR, H.265/H.264)
The connectors
Compact IP Camera: Hikvision DS-2CD2T85FWD-I5 (8MP, 2.8mm, 0.028 lx, IR up to 50m, WDR, H.265/H.264)
Accessories, including waterproofing tools
Key features:
  • Resolution: 8 MP (3840 × 2160)
  • 4 mm / 78° lens
  • H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264/MJPEG video compression
  • Dark Fighter (Ultra-low-light) technology
  • IR illuminator (EXIR 2.0) guarantying even lighting within range up to 50 m
  • Intelligent image analysis (face detection, virtual line crossing, intrusion detection, detection of leaving/taking objects)
  • 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, HLC
  • Region of interest (ROI)
  • Access via Hik-Connect app
  • ANR function
  • IP67 rating
  • Power: 12 VDC or PoE (802.3af)
Latest software underlink.
The Hikvision DS-2CD2T85FWD-I5 camera is dedicated for professional IP CCTV systems. The compact camera has been equipped with a high quality 8 MP 1/2.5" CMOS sensor to ensure good video coverage even in low-light conditions. Along with an IR illuminator (up to 50 m), the camera can also operate in complete darkness. The built-in 4 mm lens has a 79° viewing angle The IP67-rated housing of the camera protects the electronic components against adverse weather conditions. The camera can be powered conventionally with a 12 VDC source or the PoE option (802.3at)
EasyIP 3.0
The camera belongs to the new, EasyIP 3.0 series that boasts excellent parameters at an affordable price. The embedded intelligent image analysis (VCA) includes the detection of faces, virtual line crossing, intrusion, and objects being removed or left behind. These features make it a perfect tool for advanced video surveillance projects.
Please note
If the main stream is transmitted with a 3840 × 2160 resolution, the maximum frame rate of all streams is limited to 20 fps.


Video system
Housing type

Compact (bullet)

Image sensor
1/2.5" Progressive Scan CMOS
0.028 lx @ (F2.0, AGC ON),
0 lx in IR mode
Resolution3840 × 2160 pixels
Frame rate20 fps at 3840 × 2160, 25 fps for lower resolutions
Lens4 mm / 79o
Number of video streams 3
Bit rate range
32 kbps - 16 Mbps
IR range
up to 50 m
Video processing
3D-DNR, WDR (120 dB), BLC, HLC
Mechanically switching IR filter
Gain Automatic/Preset
Alarm events

Detection of motion, tampering; dynamic analysis 

Intelligent image analysis
Face detection, virtual line crossing, intrusion detection, detection of leaving/taking objects
Corridor mode
1 region
Recording NAS (NFS/SMB/CIFS), FTP (screenshots)
Network interface
RJ-45 10/100Base-T
Supported standards
ONVIF (S, G profiles), ISAPI
Housing material
IP and IK ratings IP67
Power 12 VDC ± 25%
PoE 802.3af
Power consumption
Max. 7.5 W for 12 VDC (PoE: 9.5 W)
Operating temperature range
-30°C ...+60°C
Dimensions Φ105 × 300 mm
Weight 1.7 kg

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, such as H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264, MJPEG. Compared with its predecessor (H.264), H.265 can reduce the data stream by half, which translates into proportional disk space savings and extended data retention time. H.265+ and H.264+ are Hikvision standards based on the original systems and optimized for CCTV applications to 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 using the 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 that support H.264 (the DS-76/77NI-E series supports H.264+, H.264).
IR illuminator in EXIR 2.0 technology
The powerful, built-in IR illuminator has a range of up to 50 m. Based on the latest Exir 2.0 technology, its performance is 30% higher than that of traditional IR LED arrays and the light it emits fits the camera's rectangular field of view. Normal LEDs generate a rounded light beam, where the center is well illuminated, while the corners are underlit. Exir 2.0 illuminators ensure much better luminance uniformity, including corners of the scene. Compared with the previous version, they also feature a longer service life (up to 20,000 hours), thanks to optimized heat dissipation.
Recording continuity thanks to ANR
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. Once the network connection is restored, the recordings are automatically synchronized with those saved on the NVR. This ensures the continuous coverage of events, even in the event of communication problems between the camera and NVR.
Convenient client applications
The iVMS 4200 client software enables users to manage Hikvision devices in IP networks. The software enables the configuration and management of NVRs/DVRs, IP and analog cameras in hybrid systems. The iVMS 4200 utility can remotely manage up to 256 devices on up to 4 monitors. One monitor can display images from up to 64 cameras. Aside from system configuration and live monitoring, the utility can be used for remote playback, notifications, two-way audio transmission, and multi-level e-maps.
View of the control panel of the iVMS-4200 application
Hik-Connect is a mobile application intended for smartphones with the Android and iOS operating systems. It can be used for the remote live viewing of footage from DVRs, NVRs, network cameras via Wi-Fi, 2G, or 3G networks, as well as the playback of recorded video files. The application connects to the devices by IP addresses and/or through the P2P cloud service.
The start menu of the Hik-Connect app
with the live view thumbnail
The live view screen
Working in the cloud
Hik-Connect is also a network service for Hikvison devices. The service is based on cloud data processing and integrates the following functions:
  • Remote cloud access - allows to access the device without an external IP address, when simplicity is of the essence. Only the basic network configuration is required. The PC or smartphone application connects with the device via a P2P cloud service.
  • DDNS server - the 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. To use the DDNS, you need to have a public IP address and provide access from the external network to the appropriate ports of the NVR (server and http, by default 8000 and 80). The connection is established via a web browser or client application on a PC or smartphone.
LAN tool for organizing Hikvision IP CCTV systems
SADP (Search Active Device Protocol) is a free, easy-to-use utility designed to search for Hikvision IP cameras and DVRs/NVRs in the local network. The network device search tool can also be used to modify device network parameters, e.g. to change or recover default passwords. Detailed information on the software and its use can be found in the following article: SADP application - LAN tool for organizing CCTV systems based on Hikvision devices.


Model DS-2CD2T85FWD-I5
Product type IP camera
Brand Hikvision
Series EasyIP 3.0
type Standard
Applications Outdoor
Housing Tubular
Adjustment 3-axis
Color White
Reset button Yes
Moduł optyczny i obraz
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.5
Sensitivity (color mode) lx 0.028 @ (F2,.0, AGC ON)
Aperture F2,0
Shutter speed S 1/3 – 1/100000
Slow shutter Yes
Lens type Fixed
Focal length mm 4
Viewing angle horizontal ° 79
Main stream max. resolution MP 8
max. resolution px 3840 × 2160
max. resolution fps 20
max. resolution for 25 fps fps 3072 × 1728
Other image functions AGC, 3D-DNR, BLC, HLC
WDR dB 120
Regions of interest ROI 1
Corridor mode Yes
Day/night mode Yes (ICR)
IR Range m 50
wavelength nm 850
illuminator type EXIR
Video compression
Compression methods H.265+, H.265, H.264+, H.264, MJPEG
Bitrate 32 kb/s – 16 MBps
No. of streams 3
Data recording
microSD slot Yes
Recording types MicroSD (max. 128 GB), NAS
ANR function Yes
Image analysis (conventional algorithm)
Basic incidents Motion detection, Exception, Image tampering
Advanced incidents Line crossing detection, Intruder detection, Face detection, Leaving an object in a zone, Object removal, Scene change detection
Standards Onvif (S,G profile), ISAPI
Live view 6 simultaneous channels
Users up to 32 (3 access levels: Administrator, Operator, User)
Client applications iVMS-4200, Hik-Connect
Supported browsers Chrome 41,0-44, Firefox 30,0-51, IE8+, Safari 8.0-11
Ethernet 1 × RJ-45 10/100 MBps
Power supply PoE V 36-57 (802.3af)
PoE W max. 9.5
DC V 12
DC W max. 7.5
Housing material Metal
Protection rating IP67
Operating temperature °C -30...+60
Humidity % 95 or less (non-condensing)
Camera dimensions mm dia. 105 × 300
Weight kg 1,7