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Vivotek FE8173 fisheye dome indoor IP camera with 3MP, 360° view, HD 1080p, PoE and edge storage

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Overview of the Vivotek FE8173

This product is discontinued, an alternative model is the Panasonic i-PRO WV-SF438

High quality surround view indoor compact dome network camera Vivotek FE8173 with true day/night, various display layouts, ePTZ, pixel calculator, wide dynamic range, triple codec and mobile support

Part of the Vivotek FE8000 range of 360° megapixel dome cameras, the FE8173 provides 3 megapixel resolution (15 fps) or full HD 1080p capability for crisp surveillance footage. 360°/180° views enable effective coverage of large areas without blind spots and true day/night capability allows 24/7 image capture. The FE8173 offers various viewing modes including surround, panoramic and regional view for flexible mounting depending on application. The camera also has a built-in microphone effective up to 5 metres to capture audio for more in depth event analysis.

When hemispherical images are captured from the fisheye lens, they can be corrected into conventional rectilinear projection within panoramic and regional view for viewing and analysis, the user can also utilise the handy ePTZ tool for further analysis on specific areas of interest. The built-in pixel calculator function enables the user to ensure the image quality of a designated area, saving bandwidth and allowing detailed viewing of a region of interest. Wide dynamic range technology enables detail capture even in challenging lighting such as doorways and windows, where bright light can often saturate footage.

The Vivotek FE8173 network camera enables easy and cost-effective installation and maintenance through Power over Ethernet (PoE) support and on-board recording onto an SD card. A choice of 3 compression methods gives the user flexibility with bandwidth and storage use, depending on the application. Included Vivotek ST7501 recording software provides user-friendly management for up to 32 cameras and also supports mobile access for remote viewing and playback.

Please note: this camera does not come with a power supply, please select from the drop down menu above if required.

Key features & benefits

  • 3MP resolution capability enables high quality 1536x1536 video capture at 15 fps and full HD 1080p at 30 fps
  • Fisheye lens with 360°/180° viewing captures all round footage of an area without blind spots
  • Various display layouts enable alternative mounting methods for different applications
  • Wide dynamic range enables the camera to achieve detailed image capture in demanding lighting environments
  • The built-in microphone captures audio within 5m of the camera to enhance video footage and enable audio analytics
  • Triple codec provides bandwidth and storage flexibility for different applications
  • Five-window motion detection provides reliable and accurate security monitoring 24 hours a day
  • SD card recording provides low-cost data storage and is ideal for temporary installations
  • PoE reduces the costs involved in installation as one cable provides power and network connectivity to the camera
  • Included recording software with mobile support provides easy-to-use video management with handy remote access for surveillance on the move

Compatible recording platforms

Typical applications

The Vivotek FE8173 is ideal for applications that require high detail surveillance 24/7 in indoor environments where all areas need to be monitored at all times. Typical examples include shopping centres, train stations, retail stores, factories and manufacturing plants.



  • Vivotek ST7501 32-channel recording software
  • User manual
  • Quick installation guide
  • Installation wizard 2
  • Warranty card

Optional (please select from the above drop down menu):

  • PoE midspan
  • MicroSD card
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Key technical features for the Vivotek FE8173

Type:fixed fisheye dome
Sensor:1/2.5" Progressive CMOS sensor
Lens:fixed-focal, f = 1.19 mm, aperture: 2.0, field of view: 180° (horizontal), 180° (vertical), 180° (diagonal)
PTZ:ePTZ, 12x digital zoom ( 12x on IE plug-in )
Audio:audio input/output (full duplex), compression: AAC, G.711, G.726, built-in microphone, external microphone input, effective range: 5 meters
Power:12V DC, IEEE 802.3af PoE Class 2
Compatibility:OS: Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, browser: Mozilla Firefox 7~10 (streaming only), Internet Explorer 7.x or 8.x, other players: VLC: 1.1.11 or above, QuickTime: 7 or above
Compression:H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4
Frame-rate:H.264: 15 fps at 1536x1536, MPEG-4:15 fps at 1536x1536, MJPEG:15 fps at 1536x1536
Bandwidth control:adjustable resolution, quality and bit rate
Minimum illumination:0.2 Lux @ F2.0 (colour), 0.001 Lux @ F2.0 (B/W)
Imaging:adjustable image size, quality, and bit rate, pixel calculator, time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror, configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, privacy masks, scheduled profile settings wide dynamic range
Viewing, detection & recording
Privacy masking:yes
Number of users:10
Alarm detection:five-window video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input, periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification, camera tampering detection
Alarm action:event notification using HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server, file upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server, auto tracking
Recording software included:Vivotek ST7501 32-ch recording software
Direct-to-NAS storage:yes, compatible with Buffalo TeraStation NAS range
Mobile support:iViewer Lite and iViewer apps for iOS and Android
Power:DC 12V power input
Network:RJ-45 cable connector for Network/PoE connection
Audio I/O:audio input, audio output
Digital I/O:digital input x 1, digital output x 1
On-camera recording:MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
Dimensions:Ø: 139mm x 43mm
Weight:0.35 kg (net)
Warranty:36 months
Certifications:CE, LVD, FCC Class A, VCCI, C-Tick, UL
Mounting methods:wall, ceiling
Operating temperatures:starting temperature: -25°C ~ 50°C, working temperature: -40°C ~ 50°C
Power consumption:max. 5.1 W (DC 12V), max. 5.3 W (PoE)
Dynamic DNS:yes
Protocols supported:IPv4, IPv6, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, UPnP, RTSP/RTP/RTCP, IGMP, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, DDNS, PPPoE, CoS, QoS, SNMP, 802.1X
ONVIF compliant:yes
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