Hikvision 5MP ColorVu Fixed Turret Camera (DS-2CE72HFT-F)

(10 customer reviews)



Hikvision 5MP 3.6mm fixed lens 20m white light distance ColourVu full time colour IP67 130dB WDR TVI AHD Turret Camera

Additional information

Weight 450 kg
Dimensions 4 × 4 cm
Part Number



‎1 Count (Pack of 1)

Power source type

‎Corded Electric


12 Volts


‎7 watts

Item Package Quantity


Light Source Type


Plug Profile

‎Stick Up

Included Components


Batteries Included


Batteries Required



‎4 centimetres


‎4 centimetres


‎4 centimetres

Item model number


Product Dimensions

‎4 x 4 x 4 cm; 450 Grams



Date First Available

14 March 2020



10 reviews for Hikvision 5MP ColorVu Fixed Turret Camera (DS-2CE72HFT-F)

  1. Skippy

    Needs it’s own power supply.
    While this camera has a really clear and crisp picture through the daylight hours, it all goes breasts aloft just after dusk, as soon as the daylight drops to the point the camera goes into night mode (light comes on if set to Auto) then it needs a little extra power for the ‘night light’ and a little more power for the circuitry that controls the camera’s colorvue night mode, at this point if you have wired all your camera’s to one of those 1 to 4 or 1 to 8 power splitters the camera can’t draw enough power for itself and the picture starts to wobble at the top for a few seconds then “NO VIDEO” message comes up in the middle of the screen, it remains like that until the next day when daylight triggers the ‘night light’ off and the colorvue circuitry off, (I think this is what your problem is Gary Rennix).The coax to my camera is 30M long but I found that the power cable is too thin so I found a separate power supply for just the camera on it’s own and bought a 6 foot extension cable, I’ve used a 12v 2amp power supply.Amazon link for extension cable,https://www.amazon.co.uk/CDL-Micro-Female-Extension-Camera/dp/B00HYXWD56/ref=sr_1_4?crid=BU8NY0EZUA54&keywords=5.5+2.1+extension&qid=1641925144&sprefix=5.5+2.1%2Caps%2C68&sr=8-4Now it works without any problems whatsoever …, electrically that is,Once I got this thing up and running I played back some footage the day after and the picture is far from perfect, there is so much noise in the picture You’d be hard pressed to recognise anyone at more than 5 meters away from the camera, I checked all the settings in the configuration, I’ve altered them over the few days I had it but picture quality is bad in every scenario, I even sent it back for exchange and the second one is exactly the same so I’ve come to the conclusion it is what it is.I can’t be bothered with the hassle of getting the ladder out (again) and removing and returning so it’ll stay where it is for now, I’ve set the night light to off and put a normal PIR floodlight about 3 foot below the camera and now it seems to make a better picture when it’s triggered (I assume it’s because it’s a much brighter light) the only thing is, if you are viewing all your camera’s live you only see a black screen for this camera as it needs a certain amount of light for the colorvue to operate properly.Right, waffling over and summing up, it needs it’s own power supply with as short a cable as possible, or if it has to be a long cable then as thick as possible (it needs the current more than the voltage) and more light will help with the picture quality, hope this helps anyone whose thinking of buying or anyone who as already bought.To be honest I wouldn’t recommend this and I definitely wouldn’t buy it again.

  2. JD

    Best Cameras in my opinion.We had to replace one of ours that was just over a year old and fitted by the CCTV installer, but had started to steam up in the lens. We were not sure if it was just the very cold wet weather – so kept old one as spare just in case. The new one took seconds to replace by us [non electricians] on to the old bracket compartment and plug in connections.. what a breeze.. Works perfectly – connected immediately to my HikVision system like it was always there.. just as good as the previous one.. I find these the best HD ones on the market.. Great quality day or night..

  3. P. A. Martin

    good camera for the money
    Really good night vision on it.

  4. Amazon Customer

    this is what it looks like, nothing else to add. Night and day . Rating 1-10 Strong 9

  5. K.P1

    Would not work on my Hikvision DVR
    1st camera that came picture was ok nothing brilliant, it had a line running through middle of picture returned this camera and had a replacement, this was the same as 1st camera so returned for refund. These camera’s where connected to a Hikvision DVR but seemed incomputable. Brought a Spro night vision camera very good.

  6. Lisa Doyle

    Very good but just can’t get colour working
    We found the quality and price for this camera very good but it is constantly left in black and white

  7. The Reviewer

    V good quality
    Easy to fit. Compatible. Quality footage

  8. F

    Heb deze camera besteld, een dag later werd de bestelling door de leverancier GEANNULEERD ZONDER REDEN.Heb ook niets van ze vernomen, dus…. niets van kopen, onbetrouwbaar!!!

  9. mick anthony

    A world away from IR black and white which creates far too many events on your hard drive like rain snow and insects. Colour VU only detects actual motion i.e cars, people etc. Great piece of kit that you won’t be upset about.

  10. Gary Rennix

    Great when working
    Great camera when working, only installed this camera as a replacement for my old camera on a hikvision dvr, worked great but after one day found the camera shuts down at night time at different times. Starts with image going jumpy then shuts down for the night just after approx 12am which in my mind is when you need cameras the most coming back online around 8am. Times differ everytime which rules out any settings on the dvr. Will need to reinstall my old standard cameras to give the right protection i need. Such a big name in the market and price i am disappointed

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