Amcrest IP2M-850 Vs Lorex LNZ32P21

Amcrest IP2M-850 is one of newly launched cameras at the end of 2016 together with couple of products including Amcrest IP2M-848 outdoor dome model and Amcrest IP2M-846 indoor dome model. All the three products come with multiple times optical zoom instead of digital zoom.

Amcrest IP2M-850

IP2M-850 is a premium product that is supposed to be competing with other premium products available in the market today including Lorex LNZ32P21 and Trendnet TV-IP450 speed dome camera. This article is supposed to discuss comparison between Amcrest and Lorex. For Trendnet speed dome camera, see comparison this camera with USG 5MP PTZ speed dome camera.

What this camera does

Before discussing more detail comparison between Amcrest and Lorex outdoor PTZ camera, let’s take a look at manufacturer’s description what this Amcrest IP2M-850 does. This product is designed for outdoor placement, even though you can place it indoor. However, with the solid housing and its IP66 rated weatherproof you mean it to place it outdoor to cover every inch of large area to monitor with its 360 degree endless rotating you can control remotely via your mobile devices.

The lens is made of premium fixed lens with 20x optical zoom and with high resolution of 1080p HD @30 frame per second (fps) for clear and sharp image result, whatever the optical zoom factor you take it will produce vivid color with high detail, no noise result like those images demonstrated with digital zoom.

As a nutshell, see the following highlights of this Amcrest IP2M-850 speed dome PTZ camera.

amcrest speed dome ptz camera
Amcrest speed dome PTZ camera


  • 2MP POE PTZ IR Speed dome
  • 20x optical zoom
  • Easy to setup with mobile setup process
  • Stream live and playback recorded video on the go with the Amcrest View app
  • Free 4-hours cloud storage, other option plans available
  • FTP, NAS Amcrest NVR and other Onvif NVR
  • Remote viewing angle
  • Smart motion and email alerts and snapshots
  • Secure SSL/HTTPS connection
  • POE with separate Injector / POE Switch

This is a premium product to cover the entire area of your business with its speed dome 360 degree endless rotation and is tagged with higher price than standard wireless PTZ outdoor camera such as Wanscam, IPS and Hootoo. However, this model is not designed like those auto tracking PTZ camera such as Sunba and GW Security auto tracking camera, Amcrest IP2M-850 is a speed dome PTZ camera.

lorex outdoor ptz camera
Lorex LNZ32P12 outdoor PTZ camera

Comparison Amcrest vs Lorex

Let’s take one of Lorex products in PTZ camera – the Lorex LNZ32P21 which is also designed as the speed dome PTZ camera and compare it with Amcrest IP2M-850.

Lens & Resolution

Both Amcrest and Lorex offer the same recording resolution of 1080p @30 fps. Amcrest offers better optical zoom factor up to 20x as opposed with only 12x optical zoom offered by Lorex. However Lorex adds value with 16x digital zoom. Optical zoom offers much better image quality result than digital zoom that normally demonstrates noise. The more digital zoom you take the more noise the image result.

Night vision

Both Amcrest and Lorex offer night vision feature, Amcrest with its 4xIR LEDs can illuminate object at distance up to 300 ft, far enough to monitor your property at night. Lorex features an ultra-low light sensitive image sensor and therefore does not feature Infra-Red LEDs, it needs ambient light to produce image. No light or completely darkness, it doesn’t work. See also Lorex LNB4321 that features color night vision in ambient light, however produce black and white recording in darkness.

Take a look more detail in the presented spec comparison table below.

Table 1 Amcrest vs Lorex spec comparison

ModelAmcrest IP2M-850Lorex LNZ32P21
Lens4.7mm fixed lens with goliath’s 20x optical zoom5~61mm f/1.6


1/3” 2.1MP Sony Exmor image sensor with 12x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom

Recording ResolutionPremium HD 1080p (1920 x 1080pixels) Video Resolution @30 FpsPremium quality HD 1080p (1920 x 1080pixels)
PTZEndless 360 degree rotating FOV with Remote pan and tilt and zoomEndless 360 degree panning rotation, 300 degree /sec ; 2~ – 90 degree Tilt (Auto-Flip) 200 degree / sec tilting
Night visionYes, Impressive 4x IR LED Night Vision of up to 328 ft.Yes, IR Cut filter with ultra-low light sensitive image sensor
OutdoorYes, IP66 ratedYes, IP66 rated
AudioYes, two way audioN/A
StorageFTP, NVR storage and 4-hours free cloud storageLorex NVR with FLIR cloud connectivity
OnvifYesYes, ideal for connecting to Lorex HD NVR

To learn more detail each of the products, click the following link to read spec details,  current price and rating.

For homes you may also like Geovision myGVcloud mini dome camera that records video with 720p @30 fps featuring Super low lux with minimum illumination 0.01 lux. Or you may also consider Ubiquiti UVC G3 video camera with 1080p resolution @30 fps.

Camera is getting better in line with the higher resolution demand. Try this 4k PTZ camera offered by USG or Samsung. See here High res 4k Outdoor PTZ camera

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