Amaryllo Ares is one of the best auto tracking ptz camera products on the market to date with enough complete features to ensure that your property is well monitored from any intruders including giving you early warning of a fire spot.
This product is designed with a stylist model compared to other PTZ camera in general that is designed with standard tube-like model such as Amcrest ip4m-1053 or Lorex lnz44p4b. The Amaryllo Ares is a biometric auto tracking ptz camera that comes with two LED spotlights on its left and right sides to illuminate the surrounding for better image quality details at night.
Just like indoor cameras which are generally designed with 1080p resolution, Ares is also equipped with 2MP CMOS and gives you a full HD 1080p @ 30 fps camera resolution with a 108 degree view angle. This camera is only equipped with a fixed lens, so there is only one field angle with panning and tilting capabilities that allows you to monitor 360 degrees of your property. However, as a PTZ camera, this camera is not equipped with optical zoom capabilities, only 4x digital zoom.
Compare with Amcrest ip4m-1053 which is equipped with 4mp Sony Starvis CMOS image sensor, it can provide resolutions up to 4MP @ 1~ 60 fps, smooth video. Not only that, Amcrest is equipped with a varifocal lens with a focal length range of 5.3mm ~ 64mm and a viewing angle range of 58.2 (Wide) ~ 4.8 degree (Telephoto), providing 12x optical zoom capability and 16x digital zoom. However, Amcrest is not designed with an auto tracking technology feature like Amaryllo Ares.
Ares that comes with standard CMOS image sensor doesn’t specify the minimum illumination, on the other hand Amcrest ip4m-1053 comes with Sony Starvis CMOS image sensor with minimum illumination up to 0.005Lux @F1.6 for color view before finally switch to B/W night vision in 0Lux light. So with ambient light, Amcrest still give you color night vision with resolution up to 4MP @60 fps.
See also Amcrest ASH26 that comes with floodlight with 1080p resolution, see Amcrest ASH26 floodlight outdoor security camera. For color night vision security camera without flood lights you may like Hikvision vs Dahua color night vision camera with very low minimum illumination for color night vision.
Human, pet and vehicle detection
This camera is designed smartly that can distinguish between human, pet and vehicle so as not to experience a false-alert. If it only responds to the motion detection of the detected object then your camera might respond a false alert when it response to a cat or dog detection and the camera sends alert that is supposed to be human detection.
Amaryllo Ares is also designed with an auto tracking feature that follows the detected object wherever it moves while it is still within the camera range. Not just following the object, Ares is also equipped with path tracking technology, not just that it also can map the path tracking to the last 10 spots of the person detected by the camera. And also can provide a heat map of the areas frequented by people so that it has data that can be analyzed in determining control of your home. However, these features are part of selected plans you need to subscribe.
Amcrest ip4m-1053 is not designed with auto tracking features, but complicated mechanical parts including 12x optical motorized zoom and high speed panning and tilting.
That being said, Amcrest weighing 3.5 kg is designed with a more complicated mechanical system with a 12x optical motorized zoom varifocal lens, while Amaryllo is designed with more sophisticated software with complete features including face detection and fire detection.
The following table is spec comparison table between Amaryllo Ares and Amcrest ip4m-1053 PTZ outdoor camera.
Table 1. Amaryllo vs Amcrest
|PTZ Camera||Amaryllo Ares||Amcrest ip4m-1053e|
|PTZ type||Biometric, 360 degree auto tracking||Doesn’t support auto tracking|
|Image sensor||½.7inch 2MP CMOS image sensor||1/2.8” STARVIS™ CMOS|
|Minimum illumination||Unspecified||Color: 0.005Lux@F1.6; 0Lux@F1.6 (IR)|
|Lens||Fixed lens 4.0mm f/2.1||Varifocal lens 5.3mm ~ 64mm f1.6~f4.4|
|Field of view angle||108 degree (diagonal)||58.2 (Wide) ~ 4.8 degree (Tele)|
|Recording resolution||2MP (1920×1080) @30 fps||4MP (2688×1520) @50/60 fps|
|Zoom||4x digital zoom||12x optical zoom 16x digital zoom|
|Compression format||H.264, MJPEG||H.265/H.264/MJPEG|
|IR LEDs||4x IR LEDs 2x Flash LEDs||6x IR LEDs range up to 328ft (100m) with auto / manual IR on/off control|
|Local storage||Built-in 8GB memory||Micro SD, Max 128GB|
|Audio||Two way audio with built-in speaker and microphone||Audio Interface: 1/1 channel In/Out|
|Alarm||Yes, intruder light warning / alarm||2/1 channel In/Out|
|PTZ||Pan: 360° / Tilt: -10 to 80°||Pan: 0° ~ 360° endless; Tilt: -15° ~ 90°,auto flip 180° Manual Control Speed Pan: 0.1° ~200° /s; Tilt: 0.1° ~120° /s Preset Speed Pan: 240° /s; Tilt: 200° /s|
|Connection||Wireless 802.11b/g/n with 2×2 MIMO antennas||POE plus (802.3at)|
|Housing||IP66 weatherproof||IP66 weatherproof with metal housing|
|Smart features||Motion / Audio Detection Fire Warning Human Detection Vehicle Detection Face Detection Pet Detection||Motion detection Region of Interest|
|Price (Jul 2020)||$399.99||$379.99|
See the price between the two products, Amaryllo Ares weights around 900 grams with high technology features including auto tracking, map tracking, heat mapping, fire spot detection etc is tagged around $399.99 very expensive compared with any other products in the market. Amcrest ip4m-1053 weights around 3.5kg with 12x optical motorized zoom and 4mp resolution up to @60 frame per second, is tagged around $379 in Amazon.
For homes with more security cameras requirements, you may consider Swan and Annke 8 channel 4k color night vision security camera kit. You may also add 4k turret 4k security camera – see also Hikvision Ds-2cd2385g1-I 4k turret vs Amcrest ip8m-mt2544.