Hikvision 16 MP PanoVu Stitches 180-Degree Panoramic View and Features PTZ, Combining Two Cameras Into One

November 17, 2020

Hikvision HikWire blog article 16 MP PanoVu Stitches 180-Degree Panoramic View and Features PTZ

The Hikvision 180-Degree Stitched 16 MP PanoVu Camera (DS-2DP1618ZIXS-DE/440/T2) combines a panoramic camera and PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) into one camera to optimize wide area coverage and zoom on precise details.

Hikvision designed its PanoVu 180-degree and 360-degree Panoramic with PTZ Series to overcome the challenges of traditional cameras. The integrated design and high-speed PTZ action grants the user swift positioning over expansive areas with the power to bring sharp details into focus.

Our 16 MP PanoVu with PTZ captures panoramic images using four sensors to stitch together a clear 180-degree view. This camera also features advanced video analytic algorithms, providing a wide range of smart functions within the panoramic view field. These include intrusion detection, line crossing detection, and region entrance and exit detection. The camera can also output alarm signals to link the PTZ for tracking, to improve security efficiency.

Additional camera features include:

  • Four 1/1.8-Inch 4 MP Progressive Scan CMOS Sensors
  • Minimum Illumination for Color: 0.0005 Lux @ (ƒ/1.6, AGC On), Black & White: 0.0001 Lux @ (ƒ/1.6, AGC On)
  • Supports People Density Detection in Panoramic Channel
  • Pan and Tilt Range: 360-Degrees Pan, -15° to 90° Tilt
  • 40x Optical Zoom, 16x Digital Zoom
  • Wide Dynamic Range of 120 dB
  • IR Distance up to 820 feet (250 m)

Learn more about this high performance, feature-packed PanoVu camera with PTZ on the product page.

IMPORTANT! This model requires non-standard firmware. Do Not Install standard firmware (e.g. v.4.1.xx) on this model. Doing so will permanently damage your system. You must use custom firmware v.4.1.25 from the iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S product page.

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The I-series NVR (such as the DS-7716NI-I4) is one of Hikvision's most popular and feature-rich recorders. As such, many firmware revisions have been introduced over the years to continually ensure the product is compatible with the newest technology available. Due to the many revisions, we recommend that the user closely follows the instructions below in order to reduce the amount of time spent as well as the chance of failure.


Database Optimization and Repair

As more affordable IP cameras are introduced over time with greater video resolution and data sizes, more efficient database management also becomes necessary. The introduction of firmware v4.0 brought about a new database architecture in order to be futureproof.


After upgrading to v4.X, the recorder database will need to be converted and optimized. If you are experiencing issues where playback is expected but not found, make sure "Database Repair" is performed as indicated in the procedures and scenarios below.


Preparing the Upgrade

Before proceeding with upgrade, it is recommended that NVR configuration file is exported from the NVR over the network or on to a local USB drive.


Upgrading from v3.4.92 build 170518 or Older

  1. All recorders must reach v3.4.92 before proceeding further. Upgrading from versions before v3.4.92 directly to any version of v4.X will likely cause the recorder to fail.
  2. If the recorder is already at v3.4.92, a full factory default is highly recommended before upgrading to any version of v4.X. There is a high chance of unit failure (requiring RMA) if the unit is not defaulted before upgrade.
  3. After reaching v3.4.92 and performing a full factory default, an upgrade directly to v4.50.00 is acceptable.
  4. After the upgrade is completed and the recorder is reprogrammed, it may be beneficial to perform a Database Repair. For details, refer to the section "Database Optimization and Repair" above.
  5. To verify repair progress, you may refer to the HDD status, or search the recorder log for repair started and stopped entries. Note that while the HDD is repairing, new recordings are still being made, but some existing recordings may not be searchable until repair is complete.
  6. If you continue to observe playback issues after database repair, ensure there are no power, network, or motion detection issues. Should the problem persist, contact technical support.


Upgrading from Any v4.X Build to v4.50.00.

  1. Any v4.X build can be upgraded directly to v4.50.00.
  2. Export configuration is highly recommended before performing the upgrade.
  3. If upgrading from any v4.X version that was not v4.22.005, a Database Repair is recommended. Refer to Step 4 and onwards in the previous section.



Downgrading is not recommended. Due to new features and parameters constantly being added, downgrading may cause the NVR to factory default itself or require a manual default to operate properly.

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