Amcrest 2K IP3M-941 Vs Arlo Vs Hikvision

Amcrest introduces various models of newer features security camera, upgrading older models to feature better technology. Amcrest IP2M-841 is one of most popular home security cameras with remote viewing capability via mobile devices easily in clear and sharp image detail. Today, Amcrest introduces newer version of IP3M-941 with 2K resolution.

What this product does

Amcrest IP3M-941 is designed physically similar with its predecessor Amcrest IP2M-841, see also how good is the older model compared with Foscam R2 and Vimtag. There are some upgrading features for the new version of IP3M-941 model including higher resolution, 3D noise reduction (3D NR) for much better image detail instead of 2D in the previous version and with built-in dual band wifi adapter for wireless connection to your dual band wireless router.

2K resolution

The IP3M-941 is built with Sony image sensor and is powered by Ambarella processor delivering video recording with 2K resolution, it’s around 2304×1296 pixels @ 20 frame per second (fps), no stuttering issue with this 20 fps actually. Compared with the previous model, it is 1920×1080 pixels @ 30 fps.  See also other Amcrest product in 2K resolution, Amcrest vs Lorex 2K outdoor POE camera.

Dual band

The good thing with the new version is the dual band support. See that lots of wireless routers today come with dual band wifi network, including wifi routers based on wireless AC technology such as Netgear Nighthawk X4s, Asus RT-AC5300 and still more. You can select the clean 5GHz band for video data transmission instead of 2.4GHz band that is prone to signal interference.

Like Amcrest IP3M-941 with dual band support, Reolink is also offering the same dual band technology for its new products – RLC-410WS and 411WS 4MP wireless outdoor. The last two products are designed with weatherproof housing for outdoor placement with bullet model , similar model with what Amcrest offers in its IP3M-943 wifi outdoor bullet model.

amcrest ip3m-941
Amcrest 2K wifi camera

All other features are almost the same with the predecessor model including the same 90 degree wide viewing angle, 32 ft range of the night vision, remote Panning and Tilting and digital zooming and also storage option as well as cloud storage.

Main features

  • 3MP camera – High resolution of 2K (2304 x 1296 pixels) @ 20fps
  • 3D noise reduction
  • 90 degree field of viewing angle
  • Night vision with range up to 32 ft.
  • Remote panning; tilting and intelligent digital zooming
  • Intelligent motion detection with alert, email alert and snapshot
  • Two way audio with built-in mic and speaker for two way communication via your mobile devices remotely
  • Cloud storage and Local storage with microSD card, FTP, NAS and Onvif NVR storage

Amcrest IP3M-941 is designed specifically for indoor, it is not designed with weatherproof housing like those outdoor models such as IP2M-842 and newer IP3M-943 wireless outdoor camera. see also comparison between Foscam FI9900 and Amcrest IP2M-842.

There are lots of similar models in the market today you may also consider to choose including Arlo Q and Hikvision Cube model. See also comparison Arlo Q Plus and Amcrest and Vimtag.

Amcrest vs Arlo Q vs Hikvision

To help you make up your mind if Amcrest 2K camera is your choice, take two popular similar indoor cameras available in the market today – Arlo Q and Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW. Table 1 shows you head to head spec comparison between Amcrest IP3M-941 and Arlo Q, while table 2 shows you head to head spec comparison between Amcrest and Hikvision.

arlo q plus wide angle camera
Arlo Q Plus

Arlo Q by Netgear is also designed specifically for indoor in addition of its wire-free Arlo outdoor model including original Arlo and the new Arlo Pro camera system.


Both Amcrest and Hikvision offer the same 2K resolution, while Arlo Q delivers up to 1080p video recording resolution. However, Arlo offers the widest viewing angle – 130 degree field of view angle. It’s almost close to those front car cameras that come with up to 170 degree viewing angle.


Amcrest IP3M-941 is superior over Arlo Q and Hikvision regarding built-in wifi adapter that supports dual band either 2.4GHz or 5GHz band to allow you connect cleaner band with your dual band wifi network. 5GHz band is ideal for transmitting video data and voice, cleaner band than 2.4GHz.

Cloud storage

Amcrest and Arlo Q offer free coud storage with different loop recording services. Amcrest offers 4 hours free cloud loop recording and couple of plan options available. While Arlo offers free 7 days loop recording and other option service plans.

Take loser look at the following two comparison tables Amcrest Vs Arlo Vs Hikvision for more spec differences (if any).

Table 1 Amcrest Vs Arlo Q

 Amcrest 2K IP3M-941Arlo Q
LensFixed lens 4mm f/2.2 Sony image sensorFixed lens
Resolution3MP (2304 x 1296 pixels @ 20 fps2MP 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Field of view (FOV)90 degree130 degree
Night viewYes, 12 IR LEDs range up to 32 ft.Yes
Motion detectionYes, intelligent motion alert, email alert / snapshotMotion and sound alert
AudioTwo way audioTwo way with built-in mic and speaker
PTZRemote 360 degree Panning; Tilting and intelligent digital zoomN/A
Remote viewingYes, QR Code scan featureYes
StoragemicroSD card, NAS, FTP server, NVR storage and 4 hours free cloud storageFree 7-days footage cloud storage


Optional local storage with SD card slot

ConnectionDual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi and Ethernet  RJ-45 portWifi; Ethernet or POE

Table 2 Amcrest Vs Hikvision

 Amcrest 2K IP3M-941Hikvision Cube Camera
Lens4mm f/2.2 Sony image sensorCMOS with 2.8mm f/2.0


optional 4.0mm and 6mm

Resolution3MP (2304 x 1296 pixels @ 20 fps3MP (2048 x 1536) @20 fps,


2MP (1920 x 1080) @25 fps

1MP (1280 x 720) @25 fps

Field of view (FOV)90 degree86 degree
Night viewYes, 12 IR LEDs range up to 32 ft.Yes,
Motion detectionYes, intelligent motion alert, email alert / snapshotYes, true motion detection with built-in PIR
AudioTwo way audioTwo way with built-in Mic and speaker
PTZRemote 360 degree Panning; Tilting and intelligent digital zoomN/A
Remote viewingYes, QR Code scan featureDepends on NVR
StoragemicroSD card, NAS, FTP server, NVR storage and cloud storageBuilt-in Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slot, up to 128 GB; NAS support
ConnectionDual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wifi and Ethernet  RJ-45 portBuilt-in single band wifi and Ethernet RJ-45 port POE
ONVIFYesYes ONVIF (Profile S, Profile G), PSIA, CGI, ISAPI

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Amcrest IP3M-941 is new 2K resolution indoor wireless dual band home security camera. Powered by the latest Ambarella processor delivers crisp and vivid color you can view remotely via your mobile devices. free cloud storage is a plus for easy and quick access your footage remotely while you are on the go.

See variou comparison between Amcrest and Hikvision outdoor cameras, for new featured product.

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