Dahua IP Camera 2MP IPC-HFW5241E-Z5E

2MP IR Vari-focal Bullet WizMind Network Camera

  • Image Sensor: 2MP 1/2.8″ CMOS for high-definition imaging.
  • Resolution: Max 2MP (1920×1080) @25/30 fps.
  • Infrared: Built-in IR LED, 120m illumination.
  • Encoding: Smart H.264+/H.265+, AI H.264/H.265 for efficient bandwidth usage.
  • Features: WDR, 3D NR, HLC, BLC, digital watermarking.
  • Advanced Capabilities: Deep learning for video metadata, smart sound detection, IVS, face/object detection, people counting.
  • Ports: 2 alarm in, 1 out; 1 audio in, 1 out; supports max. 512 GB Micro SD card, built-in MIC.
  • Power: 12 VDC/PoE, ePoE.
  • Protection: IP67, IK10.
  • SMD 3.0: Smart Motion Detection technology.

Dahua IP Camera IPC-HFW5241E-Z5E Key Features

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Unlocking Clarity and Precision: Unveiling the Ultimate CCTV Camera

Delve into the realm of cutting-edge surveillance technology with our state-of-the-art CCTV camera, meticulously engineered to redefine security standards. Let’s explore the groundbreaking specifications that empower this surveillance marvel:

Image Sensor

Experience unparalleled clarity with a 1/2.8″ CMOS image sensor, ensuring crisp visuals even in challenging lighting conditions.

Max. Resolution

Revel in high-definition surveillance with a maximum resolution of 1920 (H) × 1080 (V), capturing every detail with remarkable precision.


Equipped with ample storage, boasting 4 GB ROM and 1 GB RAM, ensuring seamless operation and efficient data management.

Scanning System

Embrace progressive scanning technology for smooth, artifact-free video capture, delivering a true-to-life viewing experience.

Electronic Shutter Speed

Enjoy enhanced control over exposure with auto/manual shutter speed adjustments ranging from 1/3 s to 1/100,000 s.

Low-Light Performance

Witness exceptional low-light performance, with a minimum illumination as low as 0.0007 [email protected] in color and 0.0004 [email protected] in black and white, ensuring unparalleled visibility even in the darkest environments.

Illumination Distance

Illuminate your surroundings with ease, achieving distances of up to 120 meters (393.70 feet) with the infrared (IR) illuminator.


Explore versatility and adaptability with a motorized vari-focal lens, offering focal lengths ranging from 7mm to 35mm and a maximum aperture of F1.6.

Advanced Intelligence

Harness the power of intelligent video analytics, including intrusion detection, tripwire detection, fast-moving object detection, loitering detection, people gathering, and parking detection, ensuring proactive threat detection and rapid response.

Enhanced Video Compression

Optimize bandwidth and storage utilization with advanced video compression technologies, including H.265, H.264, and MJPEG, delivering exceptional image quality while minimizing file size.

Comprehensive Network Connectivity

Seamlessly integrate into your network infrastructure with support for IPv4, IPv6, HTTP, TCP, UDP, RTP, RTSP, and a myriad of other network protocols, ensuring compatibility and flexibility.

Robust Construction

Built to withstand the harshest environments, our CCTV camera boasts IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal-resistant ratings, ensuring reliable performance in any conditions.

Intuitive Management

Simplify surveillance management with user-friendly software solutions, including SmartPSS Lite, DSS, and DMSS, offering seamless access and control from any device, anywhere.


Rest assured with industry-leading certifications, including CE-LVD, CE-EMC, FCC, UL/CUL, guaranteeing compliance with the highest safety and quality standards.

Unleash the Power of Surveillance

Elevate your security infrastructure with our cutting-edge CCTV camera, combining unparalleled performance, advanced intelligence, and robust construction to safeguard what matters most.


Image Sensor 1/2.8″ CMOS
Max. Resolution 1920 (H) × 1080 (V)
Scanning System Progressive
Electronic Shutter Speed Auto/Manual 1/3 s–1/100,000 s
Min. Illumination 0.0007 [email protected] (Color, 30 IRE)
0.0004 [email protected] (B/W, 30 IRE)
0 lux (Illuminator on)
S/N Ratio >56dB
Illumination Distance Up to 120 m (393.70 ft) (IR)
Illuminator On/Off Control Auto; Zoomprio; Manual
Illuminator Number 4 (IR LED)
Angle Adjustment Pan: 0°–360°
Tilt: 0°–90°
Rotation: 0°–360°
Lens Type Motorized vari-focal
Lens Mount Module
Focal Length 7 mm–35 mm
Max. Aperture F1.6
Field of View H: 30°–11°; V: 17°–6°; D: 35°–13°
Iris Control Auto
Close Focus Distance 1.5 m (4.92 ft)
DORI Distance Lens Detect Observe Recognize Identify
W 147.3 m (483.27 ft) 58.9 m

(193.24 ft)

29.5 m

(96.78 ft)

14.7 m

(48.23 ft)

T 395.0 m (1295.93 ft) 158.0 m

(518.37 ft)

79.0 m

(259.19 ft)

39.5 m

(129.59 ft)

DORI (Detect, Observe, Recognize, Identify) is a standard system (EN-62676-4) for defining the ability of a person viewing the video to distinguish persons or objects within a covered area. The numbers in this table do not reflect intelligent function distances. For intelligent function distances, refer to installation and commissioning manual/project design tool.
IVS (Perimeter Protection) Intrusion, tripwire, fast moving (the three functions support the classification and accurate detection of vehicle and human); loitering detection, people gathering, and parking detection
Smart Object Detection Smart abandoned object; smart missing object
AcuPick Uses deep learning algorithms and works with back-end devices to accurately match targets, such as people and motor vehicles, and search through live and recorded videos to quickly locate targets.
Face Detection Face detection; track; snapshot; snapshot optimization; optimal face snapshot upload; face enhancement; face exposure; face attributes extraction including 6 attributes and 8 expressions; face snapshot set as face, one-inch photo or custom; snapshot strategies (real-time snapshot, quality priority and optimization snapshot); face angle filter; optimization time setting.
People Counting Tripwire people counting, generating and exporting report (day/week/month/year); people counting in area and queue management; generating and exporting report (day/week/month); 4 rules can be set for tripwire, people counting in area and queue management.
Heat Map Yes
Video Metadata Motor vehicle, non-motor vehicle, face, human body detection; track; snapshot; snapshot optimization; optimal face snapshot upload.
Motor vehicle attributes: vehicle type, vehicle color, vehicle logo and other attributes : seatbelt, smoking, calling.
Non-motor vehicle attributes: type, color, number of people, top type and color, hat.
Human body attributes: gender, top/bottom type and color, bag, hat and umbrella. Face attributes: gender, age, expressions, glasses, face mask and beard.
Smart Search Work together with Smart NVR to perform refine intelligent search, event extraction and merging to event videos
Smart Sound Detection Yes
Video Compression H.265; H.264; H.264H; H.264B; MJPEG (Only supported by the sub stream)
Smart Codec Smart H.265+; Smart H.264+
AI Coding AI H.265; AI H.264
Video Frame Rate Main stream: 1080p@(1–25/30 fps)
Sub stream: D1@(1–25/30 fps)
Third stream: 1080p@(1–25/30 fps)
Fourth stream: 720p@(1–25/30 fps)
*The values above are the max. frame rates of each stream; for multiple streams, the values will be subjected to the total encoding capacity.
Stream Capability 4 streams
Resolution 1080p (1920 × 1080); 1.3M (1280 × 960); 720p (1280 × 720); D1 (704 × 576/704 × 480); VGA (640 × 480); CIF (352 × 288/352 × 240)
Bit Rate Control CBR/VBR
Video Bit Rate H.264: 32 kbps–12032 kbps; H.265: 12 kbps–7424 kbps
Day/Night Auto(ICR)/Color/B/W
WDR 120 dB
Scene Self-adaptation (SSA) Yes
White Balance Auto; natural; street lamp; outdoor; manual; regional custom
Gain Control Auto
Noise Reduction 3D NR
Motion Detection OFF/ON (4 areas, rectangular)
Region of Interest (RoI) Yes (4 areas)
Image Stabilization Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
Defog Yes
Image Rotation 0°/90°/180°/270° (Support 90°/270° with 1080p resolution and lower)
Mirror Yes
Privacy Masking 8 areas
Built-in MIC Yes
Audio Compression G.711a; G.711Mu; PCM; G.726; G.723
Alarm Event No SD card; SD card full; SD card error; network disconnection; IP conflict; illegal access; motion detection; video tampering; tripwire; intrusion; fast moving; abandoned object; missing object; loitering detection; people gathering; parking detection; scene changing; audio detection; voltage detection; external alarm; face detection; video metadata; SMD; people counting in area; stay detection; people counting; people number error detection; queue people number alarm; queue time alarm; security exception; defocus detection
Network Port RJ-45 (10/100 Enhancement Base-T)
SDK and API Yes
Interoperability ONVIF (Profile S/Profile G/Profile T); CGI;
User/Host 20 (Total bandwidth: 80 M)
Storage FTP; SFTP; Micro SD card (support max. 512 GB); NAS
Browser IE: IE 9 and later
Chrome: Chrome 102 and later
Firefox: Firefox 88 and later
Management Software SmartPSS Lite; DSS; DMSS
Mobile Client iOS; Android
Cyber Security Configuration encryption; trusted execution; Digest; security logs; WSSE; account lockout; syslog; video encryption; 802.1x; IP/MAC filtering; HTTPS; trusted upgrade; trusted boot; firmware encryption; generation and importing of X.509 certification
Certifications CE-LVD: EN62368-1;
CE-EMC: Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU;
FCC: 47 CFR FCC Part 15, Subpart B;
UL/CUL: UL62368-1 & CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14
Audio Input 1 channel (RCA port)
Audio Output 1 channel (RCA port)
Alarm Input 2 channels in: wet contact, 5mA 3V–5V DC
Alarm Output 1 channel out: wet contact, 300mA 12V DC
Power Supply 12 VDC/PoE (802.3af)/ePoE
Dual Power Backup When the power adapter and PoE provide power at the same time, disconnect one of them. The device will continue to work, but will not restart.
Power Consumption Basic: 3.4 W (12 VDC); 4.5 W (PoE)
Max. (H.265+ WDR+ Intelligence on+IR on): 9.3 W (12 VDC); 11.6 W (PoE)
Operating Temperature –30 °C to +60 °C (–22 °F to +140 °F)
Operating Humidity ≤95%
Storage Temperature –40 °C to +60 °C (–40 °F to +140 °F)
Storage Humidity 10%–95% (RH), non-condensing
Protection IP67; IK10
Casing Material Metal
Product Dimensions 273.2 mm × 95.0 mm × 95.0 mm (10.76″ × 3.74″ × 3.74″) (L × W × H)
Net Weight 1.13 kg (2.49 lb)
Gross Weight 1.68 kg (3.70 lb)

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