Amcrest 4K IP8M-T2499EW IP Turret POE Camera

Amcrest introduces UltraHD 4K IP8M-T2499EW IP POE Camera with Turret model,  low light capability utilizing the latest IMX274 Sony Starvis image sensor. How good it is compared with Lorex LNE8964ab?

What this product does

This camera is a ball shape sitting inside the mounting housing like other Turret model IP cameras. You can easily adjust and grab the camera and turn it to the desired direction.

Amcrest IP8m-t2499ew Turret model 4k camera

Remember that this type of camera needs you to manually adjust the camera to certain position not like those 4k PTZ camera which is panning and tilting capability are controllable via the camera apps. Amcrest also offers various models of PTZ camera such as Amcrest IP4M-1053 outdoor camera – a 4MP PTZ outdoor camera with 12x optical zoom. But this model is Turret model with fixed lens.

Great image quality

Amcrest IP8M-T2499EW is designed with nice quality, the resolution is very high (4k) and is impressive, the quality is superior compared with other competing products in its class, setup is breeze, and is well built with heavy duty metal based housing feels very sturdy and strong.

Great night vision

It has a single powerful IR LED illuminating up to 164ft distance, not like those cameras with bunch of red glowing IR lights that is noticeable at night that the camera is present. Amcrest IP8M-T2499EW comes with built-in IR LEDs and a CMOS 1/2.5” 8MP IMX274 Sony Starvis progressive image sensor and S3LM Ambarella Chipset. It is ideal to capture low light conditions, impressive night vision footage up to 164ft distance.

Before we compare this product with one of Lorex LNE8964ab Turret model camera, let’s see the highlight features of this camera.


  • High resolution 4k (8.0MP) Ultra HD video for Excellent Quality and Clarity @15 fps, or 3.0MP @30fps
  • Supports H.265 compression technology
  • Designed with built-in IMX274 Sony Starvis image sensor and S3LM Ambarella Chipset to enhance low light capability
  • Fixed lens 2.8mm providing 112 degree wide view angle
  • Wide dynamic range ~120dB
  • Night vision with 1pcs powerful IR LED up to 164 ft distance
  • Comes with built-in Microphone for one way audio
  • POE support
  • Storage to PC, NAS Local, and MicroSD Card (Up to 128GB).
  • IP67 weatherproof and solid metal based housing


  • 4k @15 fps, not as fast as 4k @30fps
  • Manual adjustment of view angle

Amcrest IP8M-T2499EW is tagged with affordable price, best value camera with superior image quality with high resolution 4k @15 fps.

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Amcrest vs Lorex Turret Camera

Now let’s take one of Lorex turret camera products the Lorex Lne8964 which is the price is nearly twice as much as Amcrest Ip8m-t2499. You may also consider different model of Lorex lnb9272 bullet model camera or the PTZ model is Lorex lnz44p4b 2k PTZ camera.

Have a look at the following spec comparison table 1 that represents technical spec comparison table between Amcrest and Lorex 4k turret model cameras.


The first difference is the built-in lens each of the camera is designed. See that Lorex comes with varifocal lens with 4x optical motorized zoom lens with variations of field of view angle, on the other hand Amcrest is designed with fixed 2.8mm lens with single 112 degree wide view angle.

Night vision

Lorex is designed with Color Night Vision (CNV) technology to allow you view and record color night vision as long as there is still ambient light. The distance is also longer for Lorex up to 250ft compared with only 164ft offered by Amcrest.

 Table 1 Amcrest vs Lorex Turret Camera

Model Amcrest IP8M-t2499 Lorex Lne8964
Lens Fixed lens 2.8mm IMX274 Sony Starvis image sensor and S3LM Ambarella Chipset Varifocal lens 2.7~12.0mm motorized lens Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor
Field of view angle 112 degree 102~39 degree
Zoom N/A 4x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom
Resolution 8.0MP @15fps, 3.0MP @30fps 8.0MP @15fps, 3.0MP @30fps
WDR ~120dB ~100dB
Night Vision 1pcs high powered IR LED range up to 164ft Color Night Vision (CNV) technology 2pcs high powered IR LEDs range up to 250 ft
Audio One way audio with built-in Microphone One way audio with built-in Microphone
Local memory Storage Micro SD Card ~128GB N/A
Housing Metal based with IP67 weatherproof Aluminum metal based housing with IP67 weatherproof
Price $119.99 $209.99

Lorex Lne8964 is superior over Amcrest ip8m-t2499 which features 4x optical motorized zoom, longer IR LED distance and it supports color night vision in ambient light.

Click here to learn more detail Lorex Lne8964

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