What is 8K technology?

8K, also called 8K resolution, is a display resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, which is four times the resolution of 4K and 16 times that of 1080p. Being the highest resolution in the security industry so far, 8K Ultra High Definition technology offers an unprecedented capacity to get more detail from a scene.  It has not only been adopted by the television industry as a standard, but is also becoming the new norm for video-based security systems, promising better image quality and richer detail.

4K, also called 4K resolution, refers to a horizontal display resolution of approximately 4,000 pixels. With up to four times higher resolution than standard HDTV 1080p resolution, 4K has not only been adopted by the television industry as a standard but is also becoming the new norm for video-based security systems, promising better image quality and richer detail.

The Hikvision solution

In order to deliver a "True 8K" experience to users, Hikvision has developed a total solution, combining its 8K cameras with 8K NVRs and displays. Hikvision's 8K cameras cover vast areas and capture crystal clear images, while its 8K NVRs take care of video access, storage, transfer, decoding, and output of 8K images. 


The combination takes full advantage of the power of 8K technology, and offers a "True 8K" experience with incredibly clear imaging, as well as smooth preview and playback. In addition, as 8K resolution displays images in higher detail, it lays the foundation for more accurate and efficient video analytics for large scenes. For example, people counting at exhibitions, open-air car park management, etc.,

Where you can apply it

With 4K technology quickly coming into focus, opportunities to apply it to security efforts continue to grow. By packing ultra-high definition and smart functions into an entire set of 4K products – cameras, NVRs and monitors – Hikvision is providing a better experience for security customers.

Hikvision's all-encompassing 8K technology serves users from all kinds of industries with the capacity to zoom into large scenes to view exact details without quality loss. The solution is suitable for both indoor and outdoor spaces such as airports, harbors, parking lots, public halls, squares, stadiums, transit stations, etc., where wider angles of view, and sharper, more detailed images are required. 

Hikvision’s 4K system provides users with incredibly crisp and clear images along with smooth preview and playback. With satisfactory low-light performance, this 4K system facilitates video content analytics and yields better use of video data. By incorporating H.265+ video compression to reduce bandwidth and storage costs, Hikvision’s 4K system allows users to manage ultra-high definition video footage much more efficiently.

Hikvision’s 4K NVR is equipped with an HDMI 2.0 interface, transmitting video with 4K resolution and providing a more comprehensive solution than systems that are only able to provide 4K cameras or 4K codecs without the 4K output.

As a part of Hikvision’s smart product family, 4K products are equipped with features such as false alarm reduction and smart detections of intrusion, line crossing, region entrance, region exit, and more.

8K Products

Hikvision's 8K cameras deliver vast area coverage and crystal clear images. One 8K camera can cover the same area that would traditionally require sixteen full-HD cameras.


The "True 8K" M-Series NVRs ensure access, storage, transfer, decoding, and output of videos and images with 8K ultra-high definition.

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