This model is discontinued. The recommended replacement is FD816CA-HF2.


The VIVOTEK FD816C-HF2 is a recessed-mount fixed dome network camera offering up to 30 fps at 2-Megapixel resolution with superb image quality, even in the darkest hours of the night. Due to its compact size, the camera is able to blend into any surroundings such as banks, retail stores, restaurants, offices and more.

The World's Smallest Recessed Mount Fixed Dome Network Camera

Featuring the improved Wide Dynamic Range Technology, WDR Pro, the FD816C-HF2 provides superior visibility in high-contrast lighting environments with a 2-shutter capture method,and with SNV technology, it makes high-quality full-color surveillance video possible under low-light conditions. At the other end of the spectrum, 3D Noise Reduction Technology allows users to enjoy an increased level of image detail in extremely dark environments without consuming or wasting unreasonably high bandwidth.

Without WDR Pro
With WDR Pro

To dramatically reduce file sizes and conserve valuable network bandwidth, the FD816C-HF2 supports Smart Stream and industry-standard H.264 compression technology. Combined with the ST7501 multi-lingual 32-channel recording software, users can quickly and easily set up an IP surveillance system that's simple to operate but hard to beat.

Key Features

  • 2-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 30 fps @ 1920 x 1080
  • WDR Pro (100dB) to Provide Extreme Visibility in High Light Contrast Scenes
  • SNV (Supreme Night Visibility)
  • 3D Noise Reduction for Low-light Conditions
  • Smart Stream to Optimize Bandwidth Efficiency
  • Built-in IEEE 802.3af Compliant PoE
  • Real-time H.264 and MJPEG Compression (Dual Codec)
  • 70° Tilt Lens

Cloud-based Solution




Model FD816C-HF2
System Information
CPU Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
Flash 128MB
Camera Features
Image Sensor 1/2.8" Progressive CMOSE
Maximum Resolution 1920x1080 (2MP)
Lens Type Fixed-focal
Focal Length 2.8 mm
Aperture F1.8
Field of View 109° (horizontal) 61° (vertical) 132° (diagonal)
Shutter Time 1/5 sec. to 1/32,000 sec.
WDR Technology WDR Pro
Minimum Illumination 0.07 Lux @ F1.8 (Color)
Pan/tilt/zoom Functionalities ePTZ:
4x digital zoom IE plug-in
On-board Storage Slot type: MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
Seamless Recording
Compression H.264 & MJPEG
Maximum Frame Rate 30 fps @ 1920x1080
Maximum Streams 3 simultaneous streams
S/N Ratio 58.48 dB
Dynamic Range 100 dB
Video Streaming Adjustable resolution, quality and bitrate; Smart Stream
Image Settings Adjustable image size, quality and bit rate; Time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror; Configurable brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, privacy masks; Scheduled profile settings, 3DNR
Audio Capability One-way Audio
Compression G.711, G.726
Interface Buit-in Microphone
Effective Range 5 Meters
Users Live viewing for up to 10 clients
Interface 10Base-T / 100BaseTX Ethernet (RJ-45)
*It is highly recommended to use standard Cat. 5e & Cat. 6 cables which are compliant with the 3P/ETL standard.
ONVIF Supported, specification available at
Intelligent Video
Video Motion Detection Five-window video motion detection
Alarm and Event
Alarm Triggers Motion detection, manual trigger, periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification, camera tampering detection, audio detection
Alarm Events Event notification using HTTP, SMTP, FTP, NAS server and SD Card
Connectors RJ-45 for Network/PoE connection
LED Indicator System power and status indicator
Power Input IEEE 802.3af PoE Class 1
Power Consumption Max. 3.3W
Dimensions Ø 60 x 115 mm
Weight Net: 138g
Safety Certifications CE, LVD, FCC Class B, VCCI, C-Tick, UL
Operating Temperature Starting Temperature: 0°C ~ 45°C (32°F~ 113°F)
Working Temperature: -10°C ~ 45°C (14°F~ 113°F)
Warranty 24 months
System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000
Web Browser Mozilla Firefox 7~43 (streaming only)
Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10/11
Other Players VLC: 1.1.11 or above
QuickTime: 7 or above
Included Accessories
Others Quick installation guide


VIVOTEK FD816C-HF2 Installation

VIVOTEK FD816C-HF2 Webinar


Recessed-Mount Network Camera

A fisheye lens (FE8182) can be used to cover an entire space, while a fixed focal lens (FD816C-HF2) a specific field of view. The two sensor modules can be installed in the same or different rooms/mounting positions.

FD816C-HF2 - Split Type Camera System


  1. Drill a hole on ceiling or wall. The diameters for the installations with or without the retention tube are different. FD816C-HF2 - Installation - 1

    Use the M3 self tapping screws if installed without the retention tube. Note that this type of installation does not apply to hard surfaces, such as a concrete wall.

  2. Detach the top cover
  3. Route an Ethernet cable through the pre-drill hole and then connect it to the camera.FD816C-HF2 - Installation - 2-3
  4. Pull the retention clips to the back of the module, and then insert the module into the wall.FD816C-HF2 - Installation - 4
  5. The retention clips will hold the module in place.FD816C-HF2 - Installation - 5
  6. Note that the shooting angle of a fixed lens can only be vertically adjusted. This mark should be on top. There is no need to change the shooting angle for the fisheye lens model.FD816C-HF2 - Installation - 6

    6-1 Use a small-size Phillips screwdriver to change the shooting angle of a fixed focal lens.
    6-2. Attach the top cover to camera by aligning the notch. The magnets will hold the cover in place.

What's included

FD816C-HF2 - What's included