VIVOTEK - 5MP | 360° Surround View | 10 Meter IR | Smart IR | 3DNR | IP66 | IK10 | Pixel Calculator | Fisheye Network Camera FE8181V


This model is discontinued. The recommended replacement is FE9382-EHV.


VIVOTEK FE8181V is the latest fisheye fixed dome network camera from VIVOTEK, featuring a detailed 5-Megapixel resolution sensor with superb image quality. Equipped with a fisheye lens for 180° panoramic view (wall mount) or 360° surround view (ceiling/floor/table mount) without blind spots, the camera is able to provide coverage of wide, open areas, such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices and more.

The FE8181V, true day/night camera, features a removable IR-cut filter, maintaining clear images 24 hours a day, with built-in IR LEDs enabling the camera to provide uniformly 360° surround illumination for clear viewing up to 10 meters, even in completely dark environments.

Key Features

  • 5-Megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • 30fps @ 1080pFullHD
  • f 1.5 mm Fisheye Lens for 180° Panoramic View and 360° Surround View
  • Removable IR-cut Filter for Day & Night Function
  • EN50155 Compliance for Professional Mobile Surveillance
  • Real-time H.264, MPEG-4, and MJPEG Compression (Triple Codec)
  • WDR Enhancement for Unparalleled Visibility in Extremely Bright and Dark Environments
  • Vandal-proof IK10-rated and Weather-proof IP66-rated Housing
  • Panoramic PTZ Function with Speed Dome Camera for Monitoring Detailed Regional View
  • ePTZ for Data Efficiency
  • Built-in 802.3at Compliant PoE
  • Built-in MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC Card Slot for On-board Storage
  • Pixel Calculator for Image Clarity Measurement
  • Support Local Dewarping




Fisheye Network Camera Flyer

Fisheye Network Camera Flyer


System Information
CPU Multimedia SoC (System-on-Chip)
Flash 128 MB
RAM 256 MB
Camera Features
Image Sensor 1/2.5" Progressive CMOS in 2560 x 1920 resolution
Maximum Resolution 1920x1920
Lens Type Fixed-focal
Focal Length f = 1.5 mm
Aperture F2.8
Field of View 180° (Horizontal)
180° (Vertical)
180° (Diagonal)
Shutter Time 1/5 sec. to 1/32,000 sec.
WDR Technology WDR Enhanced
Day/Night Removable IR-cut filter for day & night function
Minimum Illumination 0.6 Lux @ F2.8 (Color)
0.01 Lux @ F2.8 (B/W)
0 Lux @ IR LED ON
Preset Locations 20
Pan/tilt/zoom Functionalities ePTZ: 12x digital zoom (12x on IE plug-in)
IR Illuminators Built-in IR illuminators, effective up to 10 meters
On-board Storage MicroSD/SDHC/SDXC card slot
Compression H.264, MJPEG & MPEG-4
Maximum Frame Rate 15 fps at 1920x1920
30 fps at 1920x1080
In all compression modes
Maximum Streams 3 simultaneous streams
S/N Ratio Above 50 dB
Dynamic Range Above 60 dBs
Video Streaming Adjustable resolution, quality and bitrate
Configurable video cropping for bandwidth saving
Image Settings Time stamp, text overlay, flip & mirror, scheduled profile settings, configurable brightness/contrast/saturation/sharpness, white balance, exposure control, gain, backlight compensation, privacy masks, pixel calculator, 3D-Noise reduction
Audio Capability Audio input/output (full duplex)
Compression AAC, G.711, G.726
Interface Built-in Microphone
External Microphone input
External Line output
Effective Range 5 meters
Users Live viewing for up to 10 clients
Interface 10Base-T/100 BaseTX 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 Video motion detection, manual trigger, digital input, periodical trigger, system boot, recording notification, camera tampering detection
Alarm Events Event notification using digital output, HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
File upload via HTTP, SMTP, FTP and NAS server
Connectors RJ-45 cable connector for Network/PoE connection
Audio input
Audio output
DC 12V Power input
Digital input *1
Digital output *1
LED Indicator System power and status indicator
Power Input DC 12V
IEEE 802.3at PoE Class 4
Power Consumption Max. 22 W (DC 12V)
Max. 23 W (PoE+)
Dimensions Ø: 160 x 51 mm
Weight 794 g
Casing Vandal-proof IK10-rated metal housing
Weather-proof IP66-rated housing
Safety Certifications CE, C-Tick, EN50155, FCC Class A, LVD, UL, VCCI
Operating Temperature Starting Temperature: -25°C ~ 50°C ( -13°F ~ 122°F )
Working Temperature: -40°C ~ 50°C ( -40°F ~ 122°F )
Warranty 36 months
System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
Web Browser Mozilla Firefox 7~10 (streaming only)
Internet Explorer 7.x ,8.x, 9.x, 10.x
Other Players VLC: 1.1.11 or above
QuickTime: 7 or above
Included Accessories
CD User's manual, quick installation guide, Installation Wizard 2, ST7501 32-channel, VAST CMS (90-day free trial version), Calibration Tool
Others Quick installation guide, warranty card, alignment sticker, desiccant bag, screw driver, screws pack, I/O cable (sold separately in US and Canada), mounting bracket, software CD

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PoE Solution

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Product Internal View

FE8181V - Rear View

What's included

FE8181V - What's included